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Leopardstown

Sat, 9th Feb, 2013

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Raymond Smith Memorial Hunters Steeplechase of £15,000.00 5-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £10,350.00 2nd - £2,550.00 3rd - £1,200.00 4th - £750.00 17 Declared Hdle/Bmp: Soft, yielding in places Chase: Soft to heavy, heavy in places Fine

 

Formscan By Gary Carson - A really hot looking hunters chase and a fascinating addition to this sphere in MOSSEY JOE. He looked a real star in the making a few years ago but has suffered with injuries and never really got to fulfill his potential. He was set to chase home Sir Des Champs at Punchestown last season until a very heavy fall at the last and flopped on his return in a hurdle race at Cork last August. His latest run came over fences in desperate ground at Listowel when he struggled under top-weight. That was off a mark of 151, however, on ground he hates so it would be unfair to judge him too harshly. If he returns anywhere near his best he would be a class act and could be a leading contender for Cheltenham. Last year's Cheltenham hero Salsify has twice been put in his place by Tammys Hill this season and the improving northern raider could be a big player here. Oscar Delta was sent off a short-priced favourite at Gowran last month and just lost out in a tight finish to Equus Maximus. He is 4lb better here and can be fancied to turn the tables. Wherever they finish Goonyella, who was just a head back in third at Gowran, shouldn't be far away.

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A steeplechase for Certified Hunters, five yrs old and upwards, that have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a Certified Hunters Steeplechase in Ireland or Great Britain or first, second, third or fourth in a Point to Point Steeplechase in Ireland or Great Britain between 26th September, 2009 and 1st February, 2013 and that have not won a *race since 25th September, 2011 other than Certified Hunters Steeplechases or Farmers Races
Weights - A steeplechase for Certified Hunters, five yrs old and upwards, that have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a Certified Hunters Steeplechase in Ireland or Great Britain or first, second, third or fourth in a Point to Point Steeplechase in Ireland or Great Britain between 26th September, 2009 and 1st February, 2013 and that have not won a *race since 25th September, 2011 other than Certified Hunters Steeplechases or Farmers Races
Allowances - 5-y-o 11st 3lb; 6-y-o and up 12st; Mares allowed 7lb

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615-Send For Paddy 12,b g 12-0

Mister Mat-Hollymead

(Tonguestrap)(1)(R J Armstrong)

C A McBratney

MR D A Fitzsimmons(7)


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11-3Goonyella 6,br g 12-0

Presenting-Miss Fresher

(1)(Ann & Alan Potts Partnership)

J T R Dreaper

Mr J E Flynn(7)


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34/1Montana Slim 11,b g 12-0

Accordion-Top Girl

(1)(Mrs Tracey O'Hare)

Michael O'Hare

Mr R P McNamara


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24-2Frankie Figg 11,b g 12-0

Portrait Gallery-Ardnataggle

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs A G Kavanagh)

Martin Brassil

Mr R Kavanagh(7)


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11-2Oscar Delta 10,b g 12-0

Oscar-Timerry

(1)(Ms Karen O'Driscoll)

Clive Price

Miss J M Mangan(7)


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2-1-Twin Joy 10,b g 12-0

Classic Cliche-Pure Formality

(1)(Patrick Joseph Redmond)

Liam Kenny

Mr M P Fogarty(3)


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840-Good Egg 10,b g 12-0

Exit To Nowhere-Full Of Surprises

(1)(Rippon, Wertheimer & Wills)

Miss S Rippon

Mr C M Murphy(7)


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41-1Warne 9,b g 12-0

Bob Back-Dusky Diva

(1)(Mr Robert Waley-Cohen)

R Waley-Cohen

Mr J J Codd


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3/21Solstice Knight 10,b g 12-0

Bob Back-Storm Front

(1)(Nelius Hayes)

E J O'Grady

Mr K E Power


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733-Merchant Royal 9,b g 12-0

Kayf Tara-Country Store

(1)(Patrick J McCartan)

Sarah Dawson

Mr D O'Connor


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88-3Ballyvoile 10,ch g 12-0

Rashar-Eden Breeze

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Santry Power Syndicate)

Ms M Flynn

Mr P A King(7)


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212-Boxing Along 9,b g 12-0

Witness Box-Ballybeg Rose

(1)(Laurence V Halley)

Vincent Laurence Halley

Mr P Power(7)


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122-Salsify 8,b g 12-0

Beneficial-Our Deadly

(1)(Mrs J B Sweeney)

Rodger Sweeney

Mr C J Sweeney(3)


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211-Tammys Hill 8,b g 12-0

Tamayaz-Hillside Lass

(1)(Patrick J Smyth)

Liam Lennon

Mr J J Smyth(7)


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-131Not Before Eight 9,br g 12-0

Flemensfirth-Supreme Evening

(1)(D M Christie)

D M Christie

Mr B O'Neill(5)


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342-Mossey Joe 10,ch g 12-0

Moscow Society-Delmiano

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Barry Connell)

E Bolger

Mr D Skehan(7)


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15-1Equus Maximus 13,b g 12-0

Flemensfirth-Sambara

(1)(Greenstar Syndicate)

W P Mullins

Mr P W Mullins


Probable SP 11/4 Mossey Joe, 5/1 Tammys Hill, 11/2 Salsify, 15/2 Equus Maximus, 8/1 Oscar Delta, 10/1 Frankie Figg, 12/1 Goonyella, 14/1 Montana Slim, 16/1 Solstice Knight, Merchant Royal, 20/1 Send For Paddy, Not Before Eight, 25/1 Warne, Twin Joy, Ballyvoile, 33/1 Good Egg, Boxing Along.

Previous Years
2012 Salsify 7 11-11 Mr C J Sweeney 11/1 (Rodger Sweeney)
2011 On The Fringe 6 12-0 Ms N Carberry 2/1JFav (E Bolger)
2010 Kilty Storm 11 11-7 Mr D L Queally 8/1 (Roger Joseph McGrath)
2009 Agus A Vic 8 12-0 Mr J J Codd 11/4 (Patrick Martin)
2008 Agus A Vic 7 11-11 Mr J P McKeown 11/4Fav (Patrick Martin)
2007 Whyso Mayo 10 11-9 Mr D Murphy 8/11Fav (Raymond Hurley)
2006 General Montcalm 8 11-11 Mr K E Power 6/1 (E J O'Grady)
2005 Lord Of The Turf 12 11-7 Mr R M Moran 8/1 (J Bleahen)
2004 Never Compromise 9 11-11 Mr D O'Connor 6/4Fav (T M Walsh)
2003 Sheltering 11 11-11 Mr G Elliott 7/4JFav (E J O'Grady)
2002 Ten Poundsworth 9 11-7 Mr L J Gracey 16/1 (George Stewart)
2001 Sheltering 9 12-0 Mr P Fenton 5/4Fav (E J O'Grady)
2000 Dan's Your Man 8 10-9 Mr P Cashman 5/1 (P F Cashman)
1999 Elegant Lord 11 11-7 Mr P Fenton 1/1Fav (E Bolger)