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Fri, 28th Dec, 2012

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Liberty Insurance Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) of £28,500.00 4-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £18,525.00 2nd - £5,700.00 3rd - £2,850.00 4th - £1,140.00 5 Declared Heavy Overcast with rain


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - It's hard to envisage any circumstances in which Dante Anna or Ma Belle Amie can get involved here. That leaves us with Our Vinnie, Free To Dream and PRIDE OFTHE PARISH. I'm looking forward to Free To Dream being launched over a fence but the handicapper says he'll struggle to beat the big two here and I tend to agree with the assessor in this case. Strictly on the ratings, Pride ofthe Parish should edge things and the relatively un-exposed selection could be difficult to upstage. A course winner, the eight-year-old son of Flemensfirth had Limerick's Wednesday scorer, Futuramic, well-adrift in third at Punchestown last time and another half a mile could suit even better now. Our Vinnie will have to concede 6Ibs to Pride ofthe Parish, no easy task given that there's three years between the pair in age and likeable and all as the top horse is, he has quite a task on – on these terms anyway.

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A novice hurdle for four yrs old and upwards
Weights - A novice hurdle for four yrs old and upwards
Allowances - 4-y-o 10st 9lb; 5-y-o and up 11st; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of two hurdle races 3lb extra; Of three hurdle races or of a Grade 3 hurdle race 6lb extra; Of two Grade 3 hurdle races or of a Grade 2 hurdle race 8lb extra; Of a Grade 1 hurdle race 10lb extra;

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1721Our Vinnie 5,b g 11-6

Vinnie Roe-Boopsey

(1)(New Dawn Syndicate)
Rated 135

C Byrnes

N P Madden

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0154Free To Dream 5,b g 11-3

Heron Island-Southsea Lady

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs Vida Bingham)
Rated 121

Miss Venetia Williams

E J O'Connell

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1-21Pride ofthe Parish 8,b g 11-0

Flemensfirth-Rose Island

(1)(Mrs Violet O'Leary)
Rated 130

W P Mullins

P Townend

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7831Dante Anna 7,b m 10-7

Anshan-Lady Of Grange

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Laurence Murphy)
Rated 102

Seamus Larkin

Mr C L Murphy

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4345Ma Belle Amie 4,b f 10-2

Oscar-Lisa du Chenet

(1)(Kieran D Cotter)
Rated 104

Colin Bowe

H D Dunne

Probable SP 4/6 Pride ofthe Parish, 7/4 Our Vinnie, 16/1 Free To Dream, 20/1 Ma Belle Amie, Dante Anna.

Previous Years
2011 My Murphy 5 11-0 J R Barry 16/1 (W J Burke)
2010 Knockfierna 5 10-12 N P Madden 2/1Fav (C Byrnes)
2009 Enterprise Park 5 11-0 E Mullins 2/1 (W P Mullins)
2008 Weapon's Amnesty 5 11-0 R M Power 11/4Fav (C Byrnes)
2007 Glenrock Leader 5 11-0 A D Leigh 5/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2006 Kazal 5 11-0 D J Casey 3/1 (Eoin Griffin)
2005 Vic Venturi 5 10-7 Mr B T O'Connell 12/1 (Philip Fenton)
2004 Our Ben 5 11-1 D J Condon 9/4 (W P Mullins)
2003 Inexorable 5 11-4 M D Grant 4/1 (David Wachman)