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paddypower.com Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) of £41,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £26,975.00 2nd - £8,300.00 3rd - £4,150.00 4th - £1,660.00 6 Declared Soft To Heavy (Soft In Places) Overcast, cold


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - We have hype all too often about races that don't justify it but here's a contest that everyone will want to see. Defy Logic looks a hell of a prospect but I just can't see him repeating what he's done at Fairyhouse twice – against this class of opposition. Given his physique, maybe Don Cossack won't fulfil his full potential until he tackles a fence next term. Moscow Mannon has plenty of fans and justifiably so. Yet he has a bit of a break to overcome for just his second hurdles start and after an interrupted preparation today might just be too much too soon. That leaves us principally with ANNIE POWER. She's made for this game but she has a lovely pedigree and could have run on the level – of course she started off with Jim Bolger. The chestnut daughter of Shirocco is all class – unbeaten in five - and though undoubtedly well up in class now, it would be a brave observer than would dismiss her chances of taking the upgrade in her stride. A nice 8Ib age and sex allowance from the apparent big three, certainly helps in the argument for an Annie Power win, as does the brilliance of the men in her corner.

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

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21-1Defy Logic 6,ch g 11-4

Flemensfirth-Osiery Girl

(Hood)(1)(Mr John P McManus)

Paul Nolan

A P McCoy

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1f-2Don Cossack 6,br g 11-4

Sholokhov-Depeche Toi

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 145

Gordon Elliott

D N Russell

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141-Moscow Mannon 7,b g 11-4

Moscow Society-Unfaithful Thought

(1)(Jonathan Flanagan)
Rated 132

Henry De Bromhead

D G Lavery

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11-1Annie Power 5,ch f 10-10

Shirocco-Anno Luce

(1)(Mrs S Ricci)

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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2-4The Tullow Tank 5,b g 11-3

Oscar-Bobbing Back

(1)(Barry Connell)

Alan Fleming

D E Mullins

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11-3Art Of Logistics 5,b g 11-3

Exit To Nowhere-Sanadja

(1)(Munnelly Support Services Limited)
Rated 125

Philip Hobbs

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343-Diplomat 4,b g 10-4

Kitten's Joy-Waki Affair

(1)(Dr R Lambe)

D K Weld

A E Lynch

Probable SP 5/2 Defy Logic, 11/4 Don Cossack, 10/3 Annie Power, 5/1 Moscow Mannon, 6/1 Diplomat, 16/1 Art Of Logistics, 33/1 The Tullow Tank.

Previous Years
2012 Felix Yonger 6 11-5 R Walsh 2/1Fav (W P Mullins)
2011 Dare To Doubt 7 11-0 P Townend 7/2 (W P Mullins)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Go Native 6 11-5 P Carberry 9/4JFav (Noel Meade)
2008 Coolcashin 7 11-5 T J Doyle 20/1 (Michael J Bowe)
2007 Kazal 6 11-10 B J Geraghty 5/2Fav (Eoin Griffin)
2006 Merdeka 6 11-5 B J Geraghty 7/2 (T J Taaffe)
2005 Black Apalachi 6 11-5 J L Cullen 20/1 (P J Rothwell)
2004 Newmill 6 11-12 B J Geraghty 1/2Fav (Thomas Gerard O'Leary)
2003 Rosaker 6 11-5 P Carberry 8/1 (Noel Meade)
2002 Tuco 6 11-0 N Williamson 2/1Fav (David Wachman)
2001 Macs Gildoran 7 11-0 R Walsh 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2000 No Discount 6 11-6 C F Swan 4/1 (C F Swan)
1999 Sallie's Girl 6 11-4 B J Geraghty 11/10Fav (Noel Meade)