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Thu, 27th Dec, 2012

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Roches Feeds Maiden Hurdle of £10,500.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £7,245.00 2nd - £1,785.00 3rd - £840.00 4th - £525.00 16 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Vincent Finegan - This is a weak race by any standard. The Willie Mullins' trained Mr Groocock is likely to start favourite, but is not a betting proposition. Granted he won a bumper first time out, but his subsequent hurdles debut left a lot to be desired. He made a number of jumping errors before eventually paying the price when unseating his rider two from home. CAPTAINOFTHEFLEET is the best alternative. He was bought out of Kevin Prendergast's to go jumping and makes his debut here at the course where he won his maiden back in April. He should handle the ground as well as any and brings a decent level of flat form. Courtly Conduct has shown enough in two recent hurdles outings to suggest he is capable of a place at the very least.

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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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6Another Rebel 5,b g 11-12

Croco Rouge-Check The Forecast

(1)(T A O'Brien)

Michael Winters

M J Ferris

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-950Captainofthefleet 5,ch g 11-12

Refuse To Bend-Darabaka

(1)(Ab Initio Syndicate)

Eamonn O'Connell

B T O'Connell

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1984Carhue 5,b g 11-12


(1)(Mr Brian Davies)

Sheila Lewis

P F Mangan

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2/35Courtly Conduct 7,b g 11-12

Court Cave-Regency Charm

(1)(P E I Newell)

W M Roper

M Darcy

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De Benno 7,gr g 11-12

Beneficial-Ros Nua

(1)(James Grace)

James Grace

E F Power

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0-55Fitzcarraldo 7,ch g 11-12

Ashkalani-Glacial Princess

(Tonguestrap)(1)(A J McNamara)

A J McNamara

B R Dalton(5)

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5/1-Maya Quest 7,b g 11-12

Sayarshan-Distant Dancer

(1)(R Barrett)

Michael Fitzsimons

R C Colgan

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087Mista Wabbit Man 6,b g 11-12

Needle Gun-Copperhurst

(1)(R Donohoe)

R Donohoe

S G McDermott

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5090Moonlight Fencer 6,b g 11-12

Tamayaz-Miss Kabul

(1)(P Barrett)

M McDonagh

M A Enright(5)

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1uMr Groocock 7,b g 11-12

Dolpour-Steel Typhoon

(1)(Matt The Millers Partnership)

W P Mullins

E Mullins

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1/u-Pairc Na Ngael 8,b g 11-12

Marignan-November Rose

(1)(M Hastings)

Eamonn O'Connell

K T Coleman

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3226See It As It Is 5,b g 11-12

Shantou-Opus One

(1)(Ms G Howell)

Mrs D M Grissell

H D Dunne(7)

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7-60Smart Money 5,br g 11-12

Spadoun-Victoria Day

(1)(Mrs Peter Andrews & Mrs Louise Jones)

Miss Venetia Williams

T J Doyle

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1-0-Mini Shan 6,b f 11-5

Kotashaan-Minigirls Niece

(1)(Two's Company Syndicate)

Mrs Maureen Danagher

J L Cullen

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p660Queen Michaela 6,ch m 11-5

Beneficial-Bounty Queen

(1)(Michael Callinan)

Daniel John Howard

D J Howard

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pSomethinglikethat 6,ch f 11-5

Noverre-Ring Of Kerry

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Ms Frances Sexton)

Lawrence Walshe

R J Jones(3)

Probable SP 11/4 Mr Groocock, 4/1 Courtly Conduct, 6/1 Carhue, 8/1 Maya Quest, See It As It Is, 10/1 Captainofthefleet, 14/1 Pairc Na Ngael, Another Rebel, 20/1 Mini Shan, 25/1 Smart Money, Fitzcarraldo, De Benno, 33/1 Mista Wabbit Man, Moonlight Fencer, Somethinglikethat, Queen Michaela.

Previous Years
2011 Distant Memories 5 11-9 P F Mangan 8/13Fav (T J Taaffe)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Quiamo Malta 5 11-12 A P Cawley 8/1 (Paul Nolan)
2008 Sanglote 5 11-12 J A Heffernan 13/8Fav (Eoin Griffin)
2007 Alabama Banjo 6 11-9 K T Coleman 6/4Fav (E McNamara)
2006 Freds Benefit 5 11-7 R J Kiely 2/1JFav (W P Mullins)
2005 Quel Doun 5 11-12 D J Condon 11/2 (W P Mullins)
2004 Kilcash Native 6 11-5 S W Quinlan 10/1 (Joseph Crowley)
2003 Native Churchtown 5 11-9 M D Grant 1/3Fav (David Wachman)
2002 Larkhill Jo 5 11-4 T P Treacy 1/1Fav (Brian Nolan)
2001 Lonesome Dealer 5 11-6 J E Casey 2/1Fav (P M J Doyle)