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Wed, 26th Dec, 2012

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Q8 OILS Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) of £42,500.00 3-y-o

2m. 1st - £27,625.00 2nd - £8,500.00 3rd - £4,250.00 4th - £1,700.00 7 Declared Yielding to Soft (soft in places) Raining


Formscan By Gary Carson - It was hard not to be impressed with the style of BLOOD COTIL's victory at Fairyhouse and he looks a top notch prospect. The horse he beat then, Hazariban, is probably no world beater but is still a decent enough yard stick and has run well to be placed again since. Willie Mullins keeps on unearthing stars and is particularly good at sourcing them from France. Blood Cotil could be another shining light for the yard. The obvious threat is Our Conor who hasn't done anything wrong in his two victories to date over jumps. He's a solid performer and seems to be progressing but having to give 3lb to the selection may prove a tough task. Our Conor should again hold Stocktons Wing and South South West, who chased him home at Fairyhouse. Fisher is a dual winner over hurdles already but was put in his place at Kempton when last seen in October and his victor was well beaten in a Grade 2 last month. He may just be short of this grade.

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A hurdle race for three yrs old only
Weights - A hurdle race for three yrs old only
Allowances - 10st 12lb; Fillies allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of three hurdle races or a Grade 3 hurdle race 3lb extra; Of two Grade 3 hurdle races or of a Grade 2 hurdle race 6lb extra; Of a Grade 1 hurdle race 8lb extra;

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5321Crouching Harry b g 10-12

Tiger Hill-Catwalk Dreamer

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Ridgeway Racing Club & Partner)

Mrs A King

M P Butler

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1631Money Spider b f 10-5

Danehill Dancer-Regal Darcey

(1)(Seamus Mannion)

J F Levins

S G McDermott

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1531South South West b g 10-12


(1)(W J Souths Racing Club)

Patrick J Flynn

D J Casey

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1Blood Cotil b g 10-12

Enrique-Move Along

(1)(Mrs S Ricci)

W P Mullins

P Townend

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3312Stocktons Wing b g 10-12


(1)(John P McManus)

Charles O'Brien

M P Walsh

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0802One Fine Day b f 10-5

Choisir-Night Eyes

(1)(John Harrington)

Mrs John Harrington

R M Power

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2311Our Conor b g 11-1


(1)(Mr Barry Connell)

D T Hughes

B J Cooper

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6112Fisher br g 10-12

Jeremy-Elfin Laughter

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Exors Of The Late Mr D W Barker)

J J Quinn

P Carberry

Probable SP 6/4 Our Conor, 7/4 Blood Cotil, 13/2 Fisher, 10/1 Stocktons Wing, 12/1 One Fine Day, Crouching Harry, South South West, 14/1 Money Spider.

Previous Years
2011 His Excellency 3 10-12 D N Russell 8/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2010 Sailors Warn 3 10-12 Andrew J McNamara 12/1 (E J O'Grady)
2009 Carlito Brigante 3 10-12 D N Russell 20/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2008 Lethal Weapon 3 11-0 A P Crowe 7/4 (C Roche)
2007 Won In The Dark 3 11-0 M F Mooney 8/1 (Sabrina J Harty)
2006 Lounaos 3 10-4 B J Geraghty 5/4Fav (Eoin Griffin)
2005 Clear Riposte 3 10-4 D J Casey 14/1 (W P Mullins)
2004 Arch Rebel 3 10-9 Mr N P Madden 7/2Fav (Noel Meade)
2003 Top Strategy 3 10-9 G T Hutchinson 4/1 (T M Walsh)
2002 Party Airs 3 10-9 B J Geraghty 4/1 (D K Weld)
2001 Newhall 3 10-4 F J Flood 4/1 (F Flood)
2000 Pittsburgh Phil 3 10-9 T P Rudd 5/1 (M J P O'Brien)
1999 Calladine 3 10-9 E G Callaghan 16/1 (S J Mahon)
1998 Knife Edge 3 10-9 T P Rudd 9/4 (M J P O'Brien)