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Wed, 26th Dec, 2012

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Download Free Racing Post App Maiden Hurdle of £12,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 2f. 1st - £8,280.00 2nd - £2,040.00 3rd - £960.00 4th - £600.00 10 Declared Yielding to Soft (soft in places) Raining


Formscan By Gary Carson - THE PAPARRAZI KID was maybe flattered by the margin of defeat at Navan last time when chasing home Moscow Mannon but it was still a decent effort and he is capable of landing this if producing a similar run. His previous effort at Clonmel was disappointing given the level of ability he showed in bumpers but last time was much more like it and he may be getting the hang of the jumping game. Operating had no hope of pegging back Rory O'Moore at Naas but there is no disgrace in that as that rival isn't easy dealt with if building up a lead. He's better judged on his previous second to Clonbanan Lad and has to be a threat on that run. Three of these make their jumps debut having won bumpers last time and Anonis may be the best of them having scored in style at Cheltenham last month. Dermot Weld's Expanding Universe also deserves utmost respect and the form of his Fairyhouse success has worked out well. King Of Firth won at Galway in October but this looks a stiff enough task on his jumps debut.

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A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Weights - A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Allowances - 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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3-1Anonis 6,b g 11-12

Tiger Hill-Akanta

(1)(Barry Connell)

Ms Margaret Mullins

D E Mullins

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53f6Blissful Moment 5,b g 11-12

Dynaformer-Arabian Spell

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 118

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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4-1Expanding Universe 5,b g 11-12


(1)(Mr A W Carroll)

A Carroll

Mr R P McNamara

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5400Hot Prospect 5,b g 11-12

Motivator-Model Queen

(Blinkers)(1)(Patrick J McKenna)

J J Lambe

J Brennan(7)

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1-90Jarob 5,br g 11-12

Beat All-Wishy

(1)(C Jones)

Andrew Lynch

D J Casey

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-331King Of Firth 5,b g 11-12

Flemensfirth-How Is Things

(1)(Damien Hannigan)

John Joseph Hanlon

S G McDermott

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2122Operating 5,b g 11-12


(1)(Paul & Clare Rooney Partnership)

Gordon Elliott

R M Power

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0/Rafi De Triana 7,b g 11-12

Sleeping Car-Colombe Royale

(1)(Miss Mary C M Murphy)

Miss Elizabeth Doyle

K C Sexton(7)

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-222The Paparrazi Kid 5,b g 11-12

Milan-Banbury Cross

(1)(Byerley Thoroughbred Racing)

W P Mullins

P Townend

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0866Slaney Conflict 8,b m 11-5

Close Conflict-Polly's Legacy

(1)(P C Carter)
Rated 95

S Slevin

P T Enright

Probable SP 15/8 The Paparrazi Kid, 5/2 Expanding Universe, 4/1 Operating, 5/1 Anonis, 8/1 King Of Firth, 12/1 Blissful Moment, 25/1 Rafi De Triana, Hot Prospect, Jarob, 33/1 Slaney Conflict.

Previous Years
2011 Touch Back 5 11-12 A P Crowe 9/4 (C Roche)
2010 Shot From The Hip 6 11-12 Andrew J McNamara 11/10Fav (E J O'Grady)
2009 King's Bastion 5 11-5 T C Carroll 12/1 (Luke Comer)
2008 Cousin Vinny 5 11-12 Mr P W Mullins 4/9Fav (W P Mullins)
2007 Tranquil Sea 5 11-12 Andrew J McNamara 3/1Fav (E J O'Grady)
2006 Charlie Yardbird 5 11-12 P Carberry 10/1 (Noel Meade)
2005 Back To Bid 5 11-12 P Carberry 15/8Fav (Noel Meade)
2004 The Railway Man 5 11-12 B M Cash 3/1 (A L T Moore)
2003 McGruders Cross 5 11-12 D J Casey 7/1 (Anthony Mullins)
2002 Thaix 5 11-9 D J Howard 10/1 (M J P O'Brien)
2001 Georgies Best 5 12-0 B J Geraghty 7/2 (George McMahon)
2000 Silver Steel 5 11-7 Mr A P Crowe 7/1 (C Roche)
1999 Galeogan 6 12-0 B J Geraghty 9/1 (W P Mullins)
1998 Native Upmanship 5 11-11 B M Cash 100/30 (A L T Moore)