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Sun, 16th Dec, 2012

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Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Steeplechase of £15,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 4f. 1st - £10,695.00 2nd - £2,635.00 3rd - £1,240.00 4th - £775.00 8 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Gary Carson - Chasing always looked likely to be BOSTON BOB's true calling and it would be a shock if he didn't get off the mark at the first time of asking here. Having been a point-to-point winner in the past the switch to the fences now should prove no worry and given the level of form he showed over hurdles last season, when his sole defeat came at Cheltenham, connections must be hoping he can achieve as much if not even more over the larger obstacles. You Must Know Me is an interesting rival and may be the one to give him most to do. He is lightly raced and although he made only one start over hurdles last season it was an impressive performance. He's a bit of an unknown quantity and has a long way to go to prove himself in the same league as Boston Bob but he thrashed a smart sort in Shrapnel in Tipperary last April and could be a decent prospect himself. Dont Back Down has shown a fair level of ability in three chase starts to date and should be thereabouts for minor honours.

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A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that are E.B.F. eligible and have not won a steeplechase
Weights - A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that are E.B.F. eligible and have not won a steeplechase
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st; 5-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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6730Boland's Corner 7,br g 11-12

Fraam-Bravo Gorl

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney)

Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

D E Splaine(5)

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1-12Boston Bob 7,b g 11-12

Bob Back-Bavaway

(1)(Andrea Wylie)

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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-1-8Royalor 7,b g 11-12

Grand Tresor-Fronevenne

(1)(Keep The Faith Syndicate)

Oliver McKiernan

S J Crimin(7)

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975uCompetitive Edge 5,b g 11-12


(1)(John P McManus)

Conor O'Dwyer

A P Crowe

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6000Ample Appeal 6,b g 11-12

Craigsteel-Wake Me Gently

(1)(Exors of The Late J S O'Neill)

P J Rothwell

B T O'Connell

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54f6Dont Back Down 5,ch g 11-12

Presenting-Loch Lomond

(1)(Miss D Cope)

Miss S Sharratt

D N Russell

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1221You Must Know Me 6,ch g 11-12

Snurge-Waterloo Park

(1)(Alistair Corrigan)

D M Christie

A E Lynch

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13u5Knockgraffon King 7,ch g 11-12

Beneficial-Kilternan Gale

(1)(Hollyville Partnership)

Donald McCain

P Carberry

Probable SP 2/7 Boston Bob, 9/2 You Must Know Me, 10/1 Knockgraffon King, 12/1 Dont Back Down, 16/1 Competitive Edge, 33/1 Royalor, 50/1 Ample Appeal, Boland's Corner.

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