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Sun, 27th Jan, 2013

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Sandyford Handicap Steeplechase (Rated 0-123) of £14,500.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 1f. 1st - £10,005.00 2nd - £2,465.00 3rd - £1,160.00 4th - £725.00 14 Declared Soft to Heavy, Soft in Places (Hurdle), Heavy (Chase) Fine, windy


Formscan By Alan Magee - QUARTETTO made a bright start for his current trainer at Naas earlier this month. The nine-year-old looked set to play a big part entering the straight before his effort levelled out a bit but, with that outing under his belt, he could now reward support. High Desert scored in good style at Tramore on New Year’s Day and, while these fences will prove more of a test, he should go well off an initial chase mark of 116. Wilde Wit Pleasure ended a long losing run when landing a touch off a light-weight at Cork last time, while others to consider are Thurles novice winner Pineau De Re and the consistent Character Actor.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-123
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Riders - Winner of a steeplechase after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each such steeplechase won.

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50-1Pineau De Re 10,b g 11-12

Maresca Sorrento-Elfe Du Perche

(1)(Mr J A Provan)
Rated 123

Dr Richard Newland

B T O'Connell

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u3-6Competitive Edge 6,b g 11-5


(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 116

Conor O'Dwyer

A P McCoy

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p00-Penny's Bill 11,ch g 11-9

Rashar-Classical Wave

(Tonguestrap)(1)(W Foley)
Rated 120

Miss Elizabeth Doyle

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26-0Colls Corner 10,ch g 11-6

Beneficial-Pandoras Hope

(Blinkers)(1)(Michael Barry)
Rated 117

Michael Barry

D J Condon

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b0-4Quartetto 9,ch g 10-8

Tertullian-Queen's Diamond

(1)(Ms Amanda Torrens)
Rated 105

T J Taaffe

P Townend

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47-1Wilde Wit Pleasure 10,b g 11-7

Oscar-Be My Pleasure

(Blinkers)(1)(Sean O O'Brien)
Rated 118

Sean O O'Brien

J R Barry

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90p-Any Bets 9,b g 11-1


(Tonguestrap)(1)(Redgap Partnership)
Rated 112

Oliver McKiernan

S J Crimin(7)

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36-7Uncle Tom Cobley 9,b g 11-12

King's Theatre-Platinum Leader

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mr M Scudamore)
Rated 123

M J Scudamore

B R Dalton(5)

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078-Ard Agus Fada 10,ch g 9-10

Anshan-Whispering Dawn

(1)(Miss J E Foster)
Rated 93

Miss J Foster

A Ring(7)

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81-1High Desert 8,b g 11-5

Next Desert-Helsinki

(1)(T Murray)
Rated 116

A L T Moore

B M Cash

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424-Character Actor 9,b g 11-5

King's Theatre-Maid Of Honey

(1)(A J Kennedy)
Rated 116

A J Kennedy

M J Ferris

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909-Galloping Gander 7,b g 11-6

Danehill Dancer-Silly Goose

(1)(Eugene M O'Sullivan)
Rated 117

Eugene M O'Sullivan

R Walsh

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u88-Please Talk 7,b g 11-8

Beneficial-Fresh Partner

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 119

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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0p2-Edmundo 7,b g 10-2


(1)(J A Moran)
Rated 99

R P Rath

H D Dunne(7)

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444-Hidden Present 11,ch g 10-3

Presenting-Forty Quid

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(T F Dunlop)
Rated 100

Bernard Jones

A E Lynch

Long Handicap Ard Agus Fada 9-10.

Probable SP 4/1 High Desert, 5/1 Wilde Wit Pleasure, 6/1 Pineau De Re, 7/1 Quartetto, 10/1 Competitive Edge, Please Talk, Character Actor, 12/1 Hidden Present, Edmundo, 14/1 Galloping Gander, Uncle Tom Cobley, 20/1 Colls Corner, Penny's Bill, 25/1 Any Bets, 33/1 Ard Agus Fada.

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