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Limestone Lad Hurdle (Grade 3) of £27,500.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 3f. 1st - £17,875.00 2nd - £5,500.00 3rd - £2,750.00 4th - £1,100.00 6 Declared Heavy Overcast


Formscan By Gary Carson - SOLWHIT should prove hard to beat here with connections expecting him to improve from his comeback effort behind Bog Warrior at Punchestown last month. He travelled well until before the bend on his return from a long break and trainer Charles Byrnes reported afterwards that he had given a good blow. Anywhere near his best he would be a different class to these rivals. So Young comes out best at the weights of those with current ratings and comes into this in good form. He ran one of the best races of his career when a good third to Monksland at Leoparstown over Christmas. That was over three miles but he looks versatile trip wise and has won a couple over two. He looks the one to give the selection most to do. Whatuthink was a length-and-a-quarter behind So Young at Leopardstown after cutting out the running as usual. He's sure to set a good pace again but is likely to have to settle for minor honours.

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A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards
Weights - A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards
Allowances - 5-y-o 10st 11lb; 6-y-o and up 10st 13lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - (to count from 1st January, 2011) Winner of two hurdle races 4lb extra; Of three hurdle races or of a Grade 3 hurdle race 7lb extra; Of two Grade 3 hurdle races or of a Grade 2 hurdle race 9lb extra; Of a Grade 1 hurdle race 11lb extra

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134-Whatuthink 11,ch g 11-8

Presenting-Glen's Encore

(Tonguestrap,Visor)(1)(Redgap Partnership)
Rated 150

Oliver McKiernan

T J Doyle

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943-So Young 7,b g 11-6


(1)(Mrs M McMahon)
Rated 153

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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029-Maller Tree 6,b g 11-3

Karinga Bay-Annaberg

(1)(Favourites Racing Ltd)
Rated 135

David Dennis

R M Power

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85-0Imperial Shabra 9,b g 10-13

Imperial Ballet-Jane Digby

(1)(Miss Rita Shah)
Rated 107

Patrick O Brady

J L Cullen

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2-2-Solwhit 9,b g 10-13

Solon-Toowhit Towhee

(1)(Top Of The Hill Syndicate)

C Byrnes

D N Russell

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304-Eyesontheprize 7,b f 10-6

Shantou-Penny Fiction

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs A Connolly)
Rated 126

P A Fahy

A E Lynch

Probable SP 4/7 Solwhit, 9/4 So Young, 7/1 Whatuthink, 16/1 Maller Tree, 20/1 Eyesontheprize, 33/1 Imperial Shabra.

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2012 Mikael D'Haguenet 8 11-3 P Townend 2/9Fav (W P Mullins)
2011 Shinrock Paddy 7 11-10 A P Cawley 5/1 (Paul Nolan)
2010 Ebadiyan 5 11-7 J L Cullen 9/1 (Patrick O Brady)
2009 Aitmatov 8 11-12 P Carberry 13/8Fav (Noel Meade)