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Sun, 11th Nov, 2012

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'For Auction' Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) of £27,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £17,875.00 2nd - £5,500.00 3rd - £2,750.00 4th - £1,100.00 7 Declared soft to heavy, heavy in places Bright, sunny and crisp


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Readers of these formscans have seen me state my liking for the stock of the now deceased, Heron Island in the past, and it appears SIZING RIO is another decent young prospect for the former County Wexford-based stallion. Having a point-to-point win on a C.V. is never any harm when it comes to facing the test that Navan presents, and to note that Sizing Rio had Clondaw Kaempfer (subsequent Tattersalls Ireland Sales Bumper hero and now a very exciting part of Donald McCain's team) back in third at Bennettsbridge, is heartening. The fact that he slammed Cops And Robbers (re-opposes) lately at Fairyhouse, when the market suggested he'd do as much, only goes to further bolster confidence in his chance here. Sizing Rio is only a baby though still, at four, so older rivals have to be respected. None though, has the same scope for progression as the selection.

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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 12lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 1lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - 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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3925He's Our Man 7,b g 11-5

Statue Of Liberty-She's Our Mare

(1)(Kangley Syndicate)
Rated 126

G A Kingston

Andrew J McNamara

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8-11Captain Arceus 6,b g 11-1

Captain Rio-Siana Springs

(1)(T O'Driscoll)

D T Hughes

R Loughran

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-f5uOrganisedconfusion 7,b g 11-1


(1)(Mrs A Dunlop)

C A McBratney

Ms N Carberry

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3119Ted Veale 5,b g 11-1

Revoque-Rose Tanner

(1)(John Breslin)

A J Martin

R Walsh

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-321Cops And Robbers 4,ch g 10-12


(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Noel Meade

D N Russell

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101Sizing Rio 4,b g 10-12

Heron Island-Shyanne

(1)(Ann & Alan Potts Partnership)

Henry De Bromhead

A E Lynch

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4223Celtic Cailin 6,b f 10-8

Beneficial-Distant Dreams

(1)(MJK Syndicate)
Rated 109

Mrs John Harrington

A D Leigh

Probable SP 5/4 Sizing Rio, 4/1 Cops And Robbers, 5/1 Captain Arceus, 8/1 He's Our Man, Ted Veale, 12/1 Organisedconfusion, 14/1 Celtic Cailin.

Previous Years
2011 Il Fenomeno 5 11-1 D N Russell 13/8Fav (Noel Meade)
2010 Hidden Cyclone 5 11-1 Andrew J McNamara 13/8Fav (John Joseph Hanlon)
2009 Judge Roy Bean 6 11-1 Andrew J McNamara 5/6Fav (E J O'Grady)
2008 Academy Sir Harry 6 11-1 B J Geraghty 9/4Fav (Eoin Griffin)
2007 Quinmaster 5 11-1 R Walsh 7/4 (M Halford)
2006 Clopf 5 11-1 B J Geraghty 8/13Fav (E J O'Grady)
2005 O'Muircheartaigh 5 11-1 B J Geraghty 4/5Fav (E J O'Grady)
2004 Wild Passion 4 10-10 P Carberry 9/10Fav (Noel Meade)
2003 Accordion Etoile 4 10-10 J L Cullen 9/2 (Paul Nolan)
2002 Native Sparkle 5 10-10 K Hadnett 7/1 (T Hogan)
2001 Golden Row 7 11-8 Mr P P O'Brien 2/9Fav (C Byrnes)
2000 Aunt Aggie 5 10-13 B J Geraghty 2/1Fav (E J O'Grady)
1999 Very Tempting 4 10-3 R P McNally 10/1 (P Hughes)