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Sun, 11th Nov, 2012

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Lismullen Hurdle (Grade 2) of £37,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 4f. 1st - £24,375.00 2nd - £7,500.00 3rd - £3,750.00 4th - £1,500.00 6 Declared soft to heavy, heavy in places Bright, sunny and crisp


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Early betting on this suggests a match between So Young and VOLER LA VEDETTE and that's hardly surprising really. Colm Murphy's star mare won this last year and she can repeat the dose. Murphy said of her in a September Irish Field stable tour: "She was very good last year and she has come back looking great after her break. If anything she has strengthened up and I am really looking forward to getting her going again. We'll go much the same route as last year and more than likely, she'll go for the Morgiana at Punchestown and then she'll head back to Fairyhouse for the Hatton's Grace. She looks a million dollars and she handles winter ground better now. I think we can put that down to the fact that she is a much stronger mare now. She was very unlucky at Cheltenham last year and Andrew (Lynch) gave her a great ride that day and it nearly paid off for her. He knows her well and she runs great for him. She seems as well as ever and I am really looking forward to getting her going. She is so versatile that anywhere from two to three miles is fine for her." So Young is a course winner here too. He finished down the field in the Stayers at Cheltenham when Voler La Vedette was runner-up. Willie Mullins commented of him lately: "He has schooled over fences and jumps all right, but I'm leaning towards keeping him over hurdles as he might do well in the Graded races over 2m4f-2m6f."

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A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards
Weights - A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st 1lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 5lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Penalties - Horses that have not won a hurdle race before 9th May, 2011 allowed 3lb
Riders - (to count from 1st November, 2010) Winner of three hurdle races or a Grade 3 hurdle race 3lb extra; Of two Grade 3 hurdle races or of a Grade 2 hurdle race 5lb extra; Of a Grade 1 hurdle race 7lb extra;

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pp01Mossley 6,b g 11-10

Old Vic-Sorivera

(1)(W Hennessy)
Rated 140

Robert Alan Hennessy

B J Geraghty

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24-5Prima Vista 7,b g 11-10


(1)(Joseph Kirwan)
Rated 139

Noel Meade

P Carberry

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1-19So Young 6,b g 11-8


(1)(Mrs M McMahon)
Rated 157

W P Mullins

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0230Head Waiter 9,b g 11-5

Lend A Hand-Anno Luce

(1)(Mrs Pauline Healy)
Rated 115

Miss Claire Simpson

A P Thornton

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-222Voler La Vedette 8,b f 11-5

King's Theatre-Steel Grey Lady

(1)(Mrs M Brophy)
Rated 157

C A Murphy

A E Lynch

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0405Whatuthink 10,ch g 11-5

Presenting-Glen's Encore

(1)(Redgap Partnership)
Rated 141

Oliver McKiernan

T J Doyle

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4491Maller Tree 5,b g 11-2

Karinga Bay-Annaberg

(1)(Favourites Racing Ltd)
Rated 135

David Dennis

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1213Mae's Choice 6,b m 10-12

Presenting-Boragh Thyme

(1)(Miceal Martin Sammon)
Rated 133

Gordon Elliott

D J Condon

Probable SP 7/4 Voler La Vedette, 2/1 So Young, 8/1 Whatuthink, Mae's Choice, 10/1 Maller Tree, 12/1 Mossley, 14/1 Prima Vista, 33/1 Head Waiter.

Previous Years
2011 Voler La Vedette 7 11-3 A E Lynch 2/1 (C A Murphy)
2010 Oscar Dan Dan 8 11-12 P Townend 11/4 (Thomas Mullins)
2009 Aitmatov 8 11-12 P Carberry 10/1 (Noel Meade)
2008 Catch Me 6 11-10 Andrew J McNamara 4/1 (E J O'Grady)
2007 Sweet Kiln 8 11-3 T J Doyle 9/4 (Michael J Bowe)
2006 Rosaker 9 11-10 P Carberry 9/2 (Noel Meade)
2005 Solerina 8 11-7 G T Hutchinson 4/6Fav (James Bowe)
2004 Solerina 7 11-7 G T Hutchinson 1/3Fav (James Bowe)
2003 Rosaker 6 11-7 P Carberry 11/2 (Noel Meade)
2002 Limestone Lad 10 11-13 P Carberry 4/5Fav (James Bowe)
2001 Liss A Paoraigh 6 11-5 C F Swan 2/1 (John E Kiely)
2000 Rose Of Inchiquin 7 10-13 T P Treacy 33/1 (S J Treacy)
1999 Le Coudray 5 11-13 C F Swan 1/2Fav (A P O'Brien)