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Thu, 27th Dec, 2012

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Paddy Power Steeplechase (Grade B) (Rated 0-145) of £190,000.00 5-y-o plus

3m. 100yds. 1st - £106,800.00 2nd - £38,000.00 3rd - £19,000.00 4th - £7,600.00 5th - £5,700.00 6th - £3,800.00 7th - £1,900.00 8th - £1,900.00 9th - £1,900.00 10th - £1,900.00 30 Declared Soft Fine


Formscan By Donal Murphy - This contest has thrown up some big priced winners down through the years and a chance is taken on HAROLD'S CROSS to add his name to the roll of honour. The Christy Roche trained gelding won three handicap chases in-a-row in 2011 and clearly has plenty of ability. He recorded his last victory in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse in November of 2011 and then he finished a fine second behind Askthemaster over the course last St Stephen's Day. Since that performance his form has been moderate but he hinted at a return to his best when he finished a good second behind Quietly Fancied in a three mile handicap hurdle at Clonmel last time out. It looks as if connections have had this race in mind for the son of Galileo for quite some time and carrying a handy weight he should go close. With Tony McCoy booked to ride Colbert Station can be expected to run a big race for trainer Ted Walsh while Like Your Style is yet another JP McManus owned runner who can be expected to go close. Jane Mangan takes a valuable seven pound off top weight Rathlin and it will be interesting to see how he goes on his handicap debut while Glam Gerry, By The Hour and Farrells Fancy are others to consider.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-145 at the time of entry.
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-145 at the time of entry.
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase or steeplechases after calculation of the handicap shall carry any penalty or penalties which may be allotted by the Handicapper. To close 28th November.

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161uUncle Junior 11,b g 11-3

Saddlers' Hall-Caslain Nua

(1)(Luke McMahon)
Rated 138

W P Mullins

Mr D O'Connor

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4246Heavenly Brook 8,b g 10-0

Alderbrook-Heavenly Mandy

(1)(West Buckland Bloodstock Ltd)
Rated 121

Mrs A Dunn

A D Leigh

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2-s6By The Hour 9,ch f 10-1

Flemensfirth-Lucky Hour

(1)(Who Are The Five Syndicate)
Rated 122

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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f3f6Ninetieth Minute 9,b g 11-0

Old Vic-Myown

(1)(Mr R J Hewitt)
Rated 135

J J O'Shea

A E Lynch

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8741Kyle's Turn 10,b g 10-3

Charente River-The Grey Mare

(1)(Sean Macklin)
Rated 124

Mrs John B Ross

D E Mullins

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-614Muirhead 9,b g 11-5


(1)(Mrs P Sloan)
Rated 140

S R B Crawford

D J Condon

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f939Fosters Cross 10,b g 11-4

Dr Massini-Francie's Treble

(Hood)(1)(Patrick J O'Donovan)
Rated 139

Thomas Mullins

S J Hassett(3)

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7786Tharawaat 7,b g 11-3

Alhaarth-Sevi's Choice

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 138

Gordon Elliott

D N Russell

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0217Orpheus Valley 9,ch g 10-6

Beneficial-Native Mo

(Tonguestrap)(1)(No Horse Box Syndicate)
Rated 127

Thomas Gibney

A P Thornton

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4631Glenquest 9,b g 10-5

Turtle Island-Solar Quest

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Coolglen Syndicate)
Rated 126

S R B Crawford

P Townend

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63u4Gates Of Rome 8,b g 10-7

Luso-Express Mail

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 128

C A Murphy

M P Butler(5)

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3p15Glam Gerry 8,b g 10-8

Dr Massini-Daraheen Diamond

(1)(Barry Connell)
Rated 129

C A Murphy

B Hayes(5)

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5133Alfie Sherrin 9,b g 11-1

Kayf Tara-Mandys Native

(Cheekpiece)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 136

Jonjo O'Neill

R P McLernon

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1352Colbert Station 8,b g 10-11

Witness Box-Laurenca's Girl

(Tonguestrap)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 132

T M Walsh

A P McCoy

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3514Last Time D'albain 8,b g 10-12


(1)(Fontstown Syndicate)
Rated 133

Liam P Cusack

D E Splaine(5)

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9235Questions Answered 7,ch g 10-12

Old Vic-Sleetmore Gale

(1)(Mrs Brenda Graham)
Rated 133

E McNamara

R M Power

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114/Thegreatjohnbrowne 8,ch g 11-5


(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 140

Noel Meade

D J Casey

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p026Caduceus 8,b g 10-7

Luso-Carrigeen Kerria

(1)(Mrs P Hughes)
Rated 128

P Hughes

T C Carroll(5)

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2434Rathlin 7,b g 11-10

Kayf Tara-Princess Timon

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Masters Of The Hall 2)
Rated 145

M Hammond

Miss J M Mangan(7)

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44ppCross Appeal 6,b g 10-12

Cape Cross-Hadeb

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Sean F Gallagher)
Rated 133

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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-614Farrells Fancy 8,b g 10-6

Flemensfirth-Beir Bua Ardross

(1)(Beir Bua Syndicate)
Rated 127

Terence O'Brien

Mr R O Harding(5)

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2316Action Master 6,b g 10-6

Domedriver-All Is Fair

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Charlie Mann Racing Club)
Rated 127

C J Mann

B J Cooper

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4122Like Your Style 8,b g 11-0

Flemensfirth-Alpha Style

(Blinkers)(1)(Rupert T MacAuley)
Rated 135

Edward P Harty

M P Walsh

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u1-6Son Amix 6,gr g 11-0

Fragrant Mix-Immage

(1)(Whitechurch Stud Syndicate)
Rated 135

Thomas Cooper

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1f19Romanesco 7,b g 10-4


(Tonguestrap)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 125

Gordon Elliott

Ms N Carberry

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5921Code Of The West 7,br g 10-6

Great Palm-Super Tune

(Cheekpiece)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 127

C Roche

J S McGarvey(7)

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0652Harold's Cross 7,b g 10-3


(Blinkers)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 124

C Roche

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-133In Great Form 7,b g 10-0

Flemensfirth-Mood I'm In

(1)(Mr S Mackey)
Rated 121

Seamus Mackey

A P Crowe

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-123Prince Of Pirates 7,b g 11-3

Milan-Call Kate

(1)(Mr John P McManus)
Rated 138

B M R Haslam

N P Madden

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u630Becauseicouldntsee 9,ch g 11-7

Beneficial-Ath Dara

(1)(Noel F Glynn)
Rated 142

N F Glynn

Mr R P McNamara

Probable SP 7/1 Colbert Station, 8/1 Like Your Style, Glam Gerry, 10/1 Prince Of Pirates, 12/1 Son Amix, Questions Answered, Alfie Sherrin, 14/1 Becauseicouldntsee, Thegreatjohnbrowne, Glenquest, 16/1 In Great Form, 20/1 Harold's Cross, Last Time D'albain, Romanesco, Tharawaat, Muirhead, Caduceus, Rathlin, Cross Appeal, Farrells Fancy, Action Master, Ninetieth Minute, Uncle Junior, 33/1 Orpheus Valley, Code Of The West, Heavenly Brook, By The Hour, Kyle's Turn, Gates Of Rome, Fosters Cross.

Previous Years
2011 Cross Appeal 5 10-4 P Carberry 7/1 (Noel Meade)
2010 Majestic Concorde 7 11-9 Mr R P McNamara 33/1 (D K Weld)
2009 Oscar Time 8 10-3 R M Power 10/1 (M M Lynch)
2008 Wheresben 9 10-7 Mr J A Fahey 33/1 (Seamus Fahey)
2007 Newbay Prop 8 9-10 R Geraghty 14/1 (A J Martin)
2006 Cane Brake 7 11-3 A B Joyce 14/1 (T J Taaffe)
2005 Black Apalachi 6 10-5 J L Cullen 25/1 (P J Rothwell)
2004 Keepatem 8 10-8 C O'Dwyer 7/2Fav (M F Morris)
2003 World Wide Web 7 10-1 L Cooper 8/1Fav (Jonjo O'Neill)
2002 Coq Hardi Diamond 8 9-11 G T Hutchinson 14/1 (Noel Meade)