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Navan Golf Course Beginners Steeplechase of £12,000.00 5-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £8,280.00 2nd - £2,040.00 3rd - £960.00 4th - £600.00 8 Declared Heavy Overcast and cold


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - He began life winning a point-to-point for Martin Cullinane and with a run over racecourse fences now under his belt, IPSOS DU BERLAIS gets the nod. A more than useful novice hurdler, the grey finished two and a quarter lengths off Lyreen Legend at Galway at the end of October, and if he comes on even a little from that, Davy Russell's mount looks sure to make a bold bid. Willie Mullins said of Marasonnien lately: "Finally came good in testing conditions at Punchestown when landing the Grade 1 three mile novice hurdle. He's all set to go over fences and I'm hopeful he'll develop into a really nice staying chaser." It'll be noteworthy to see how he goes in the market now on his seasonal bow and he's undoubtedly a big danger to all. Toon River can challenge for a place in the frame but it would be a surprise if he were able to manage better than that. As a big fan of The Westener Boy, I was disappointed with his Naas effort last time. Maybe he wants this trip but personally it'll be a case of watching with an eye to the future for the minute.

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A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase
Weights - A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase
Allowances - 5-y-o 11st 11lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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p4p2Ipsos Du Berlais 6,gr g 11-12

Poliglote-Isis Du Berlais

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Noel Meade

D N Russell

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-121Marasonnien 6,b g 11-12


(1)(Mrs S Ricci)

W P Mullins

P Townend

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2-82Toon River 7,b g 11-12

Witness Box-Melody Thyne

(1)(Teergay Syndicate)

Miss Mary Louise Hallahan

R J Jones(3)

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0-pfTusa Eire 6,b g 11-12

Turtle Island-Neeto

(1)(Monread Stud)

Brendan W Duke

A E Lynch

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-843Whats On The Menu 8,ch g 11-12

Anshan-Leading Dream

(1)(Mrs Joan Berry)
Rated 113

J A Berry

R M Moran

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051pCoolking 5,b g 11-11

King's Theatre-Osocool

(1)(Sir Peter & Lady Forwood)

C Gordon

Andrew J McNamara

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7f40North Star Lad 5,b g 11-11

Stardan-Forever Silver

(1)(ASIS Syndicate)

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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1223The Westener Boy 5,b g 11-11

Westerner-Designer Lady

(1)(John P McManus)

C A Murphy

M P Walsh

Probable SP 6/4 Ipsos Du Berlais, 13/8 Marasonnien, 7/1 The Westener Boy, 12/1 Toon River, 14/1 North Star Lad, 20/1 Whats On The Menu, Tusa Eire, 25/1 Coolking.

Previous Years
2011 Start Me Up 7 11-12 D N Russell 9/2 (C F Swan)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Telenor 6 11-12 A E Lynch 6/4Fav (J T R Dreaper)