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Formscan By Thomas Weekes - ROI DU MEE follows a similar form pattern to his owner's Bog Warrior, an easy handicap winner recently. The selection has never contested a handicap hurdle and hasn't raced over hurdles for two years but has flourished as a chaser in the meantime. He is a solid Graded chaser and should prove hard to beat in what, on the face of it, should be a hard handicap but Jane Mangan's 7lbs claim is the icing on the cake. One time high class Karabak was in touch when falling last time and is interesting while Jetson can prove competitive from his big weight. Coole Avenue is another in good form and A Fine Young Man is aided by his rider's claim. Colbert Station, reverting from chasing, could also go well but has been beaten from similar hurdle marks in the past while Start Me Up needs to leave a pulled up chase effort behind.
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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 4lb extra; for each hurdle race won.
Long Handicap Micks 10-6.
Probable SP 2/1 Roi Du Mee, 8/1 Away We Go, 9/1 Coole Avenue, 12/1 Karabak, A Fine Young Man, Whispering Hills, Jetson, 14/1 Western Leader, Civena, Eyesontheprize, Blue Cannon, Colbert Station, 20/1 Start Me Up, Novarov, Whodoyouthink, Powerstation, Forty Foot Tom, Micks, 25/1 Corskeagh Royale, Dibella.
2011 Powerstation 11 11-2 Mr J J King 14/1 (Eamonn O'Connell)
2009 Operation Houdini 7 9-10 N P Madden 9/4Fav (D E Fitzgerald)
2008 Our Eric 7 9-8 A P Cawley 20/1 (Cecil Ross)
2007 Emotional Moment 10 11-1 Mr P J Toole 25/1 (T J Taaffe)
2006 The Long Haul 6 9-10 C D Maxwell 13/2 (J P Broderick)
2005 Risetotheoccasion 9 11-7 J M Allen 9/2 (C A McBratney)
2004 Killeaney 7 11-4 P A Carberry 6/1 (John G Carr)