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Formscan By Thomas Weekes - RULE THE WORLD is Davy Russell's pick of the Gigginstown trio here and looks a horse of some potential. He should benefit from his narrow defeat at Cork latest, when stepped up in class, and may edge out Bonisland, a 4yo, who ran well when himself upped in grade here last month. There may not be much between the pair though with Benevolent looking third best of the Gigginstown trio. High class staying chaser Joncol is interesting here and while a win certainly cannot be discounted, he is on something of a retrieval mission having disappointed on his last few starts. Dushybeag was a wide margin winner at Cork latest but was well held by Bonisland in November. Bumper winner Another Challenge faces an almost impossible task on hurdle debut.
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A novice hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards that have not won more than one hurdle race
Weights - A novice hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards that have not won more than one hurdle race
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st 1lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 5lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race 7lb extra;
Probable SP 7/4 Rule The World, 9/4 Bonisland, 5/1 Joncol, 10/1 Benevolent, 14/1 Dushybeag, 16/1 Another Challenge, 33/1 Clash Of Kings.
2011 Dedigout 5 11-12 D N Russell 7/4Fav (A J Martin)
2009 Glenstal Abbey 5 11-12 D J Casey 5/1 (C F Swan)
2008 Clan Tara 6 11-12 D N Russell 3/1 (Paul Nolan)
2007 Woodbine Willie 6 11-12 Andrew J McNamara 6/4 (Philip Fenton)
2006 Aitmatov 5 11-12 P Carberry 11/8Fav (Noel Meade)