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Thu, 27th Dec, 2012

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Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) (Rated 0-145) of £40,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 3f. 120yds. 1st - £26,000.00 2nd - £8,000.00 3rd - £4,000.00 4th - £1,600.00 16 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - With Mick Darcy up for the first-time and fitted with cheek-pieces for the initial occasion, the eye is drawn to BALLYBURKE. It was after a promising debut in a bumper at this track that the Tikkanen gelding sold to J P McManus. A point-to-point winner on heavy ground before ever seeing action on the racecourse proper, Ballyburke is two wins from thirteen starts in the famous green and gold. However he's always struck one as a horse that'll win a decent prize or two. He's still only seven so he very much still has time on his side and I for one will be disappointed if he can't make his presence felt now. Charlie Swan is another trainer to deploy cheek-pieces for the first-time, this time the 'aids' being applied to Start Me Up. With Brian Cawley claiming 7Ibs off his back, the son of that good stallion, Winged Love, definitely comes into it. Eric McNamara is likely to have Kerry National hero, Faltering Fullback well-primed for an assault on this prize. He's a course winner and others that have triumphed around here, Far Away So Close (in on St Stephen's Day too), Armaramak, Harpsy Cord, Jack Absolute, Sumkindasuprstar, Tullintain and Hans Cresent have to enter calculations as well.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-145
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-145
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.

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2412Far Away So Close 7,b g 11-7

Norwich-Ballyknock Lass

(Hood)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 134

Paul Nolan

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34p7Start Me Up 8,b g 11-6

Winged Love-Go And Tell

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Mr Jason Carver)
Rated 133

Conor Dore

B F Cawley(7)

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1-0fArmaramak 8,b g 11-5

Mark Of Esteem-Armarama

(1)(T C Quinn)
Rated 132

S J Mahon

P F Mangan

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0815Faltering Fullback 9,ch g 11-4

Double Trigger-Charossa

(Blinkers)(1)(CCK Syndicate)
Rated 131

E McNamara

R J Jones(3)

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9p27Harpsy Cord 6,b g 11-3

Accordion-Pitalina's Return

(1)(Alan Potts)
Rated 130

Henry De Bromhead

K M Donoghue(3)

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207pJack Absolute 9,gr g 11-0

Fantastic Light-Crepe Ginger

(Cheekpiece)(1)(John H Kierans)
Rated 127

John J Walsh

B T O'Connell

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4620Monastrell 7,b g 11-0

Terimon-In Memoriam

(Tonguestrap)(1)(R J Watson)
Rated 127

D M Christie

T J Doyle

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6524Quarryvale 8,b m 10-12

Beneficial-Miss Mccormick

(Visor)(1)(Thomas O'Flynn)
Rated 125

James Joseph Mangan

Mr J J Codd

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4613Sumkindasuprstar 8,b g 10-11


(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(L O'Connor)
Rated 124

John O Clifford

B R Dalton(5)

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7p88Tullintain 9,b g 10-10


(Tonguestrap)(1)(Niamh C Kelly)
Rated 123

Robert Tyner

P D Kennedy(5)

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0052Hans Crescent 7,b g 10-9


(Blinkers)(1)(Craic On The Track Syndicate)
Rated 122

Patrick Neville

M A Enright(5)

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1pp1Alf Wright 6,b g 10-8

King's Theatre-Bobby Dolphin

(1)(Mr N Sutton)
Rated 121

Philip Hobbs

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12p3Days Ahead 5,ch g 10-8


(Cheekpiece)(1)(Mr & Mrs K B Snook)
Rated 121

Mrs R Ford

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9-p0Elysian Rock 8,b g 10-8

King's Theatre-Elaine Tully

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Michael O'Flynn)
Rated 121

M F Morris

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3731Thouva 5,ro g 10-8

Ragmar-Lady Thou

(1)(Mr Gordon E Davidson)
Rated 121

T Davidson

J L Cullen

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257pBallyburke 7,b g 10-6


(Cheekpiece)(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 119

P J Rothwell

M Darcy

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3575Kakagh 8,b g 10-5

Tel Quel-Pheisty

(1)(Mrs A L T Moore)
Rated 118

W Harney

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7862Colls Corner 9,ch g 10-3

Beneficial-Pandoras Hope

(Blinkers)(1)(Michael Barry)
Rated 116

Michael Barry

H D Dunne(7)

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0111Saoirse Dun 6,b g 9-11

Flemensfirth-Dorrha Rose

(1)(TMSC Partnership)
Rated 110

P J Rothwell

Probable SP 4/1 Far Away So Close, 5/1 Alf Wright, 11/2 Thouva, 6/1 Hans Crescent, 13/2 Quarryvale, 8/1 Sumkindasuprstar, 12/1 Harpsy Cord, Days Ahead, 14/1 Start Me Up, 16/1 Ballyburke, Jack Absolute, Armaramak, Monastrell, Faltering Fullback, 20/1 Tullintain, 25/1 Others.

Previous Years
2011 Seabass 8 10-6 Ms K Walsh 9/2Fav (T M Walsh)
2010 Questions Answered 5 9-11 S W Jackson 9/4Fav (E McNamara)
2009 Larkwing 8 9-7 R J Jones 11/2 (E McNamara)
2008 Nine O 11 9-9 B C Byrnes 14/1 (Patrick Neville)