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Sun, 25th Nov, 2012

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

2m. 1f. 1st - £10,695.00 2nd - £2,635.00 3rd - £1,240.00 4th - £775.00 7 Declared Heavy Cold and foggy


Formscan By Alan Magee - Flemenstar started a brilliant sequence of victories in this event 12 months ago, and there are a number of very interesting contenders in the line-up again. ALDERWOOD completed a rare Festival treble last spring with his County Hurdle win supplemented by Graded race success at Fairyhouse and Punchestown. The latter was at Grade 1 level, and the progressive gelding also handles all types of ground. Sword Of Destiny and Darwins Fox head the list of rivals and both have valuable experience over fences. The Noel Meade-trained gelding would probably have won at Punchestown last month but for a mistake at the last, while Darwins Fox was unlucky to come up against the useful Oscars Well at the same venue.

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

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212-Rupert Lamb 6,gr g 11-12

Central Park-Charlotte Lamb

(1)(Mrs M McMahon)

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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054-Tadhg 6,b g 11-12

Brian Boru-Catherinethegreat

(1)(Graham McKeever)

V C Ward

R M Power

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0111Alderwood 8,b g 11-12

Alderbrook-Clamit Falls

(1)(John P McManus)

Thomas Mullins

A P McCoy

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p000Viaduct Joey 6,b g 11-12

Traditionally-Royal Interlude

(1)(Terence O'Brien)

Terence O'Brien

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44f6Tales Of Milan 5,b g 11-12

Milan-The Millers Tale

(1)(Mr P W Middleton)

P W Middleton

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11-2Sword Of Destiny 6,gr g 11-12

Shantou-Sparkling Sword

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Noel Meade

D N Russell

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pu49Daring Article 6,b g 11-12

Definite Article-Daring Hen

(1)(More Blues Syndicate)

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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p987Rourke's Cross 6,b g 11-12

Milan-Banbury Cross

(1)(John P McManus)

C F Swan

D J Casey

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2302Darwins Fox 6,b g 11-12

Kahyasi-Parcelle De Sou

(1)(John J Brennan)

Henry De Bromhead

A E Lynch

Probable SP 7/4 Sword Of Destiny, 2/1 Alderwood, 4/1 Darwins Fox, 7/1 Rupert Lamb, 16/1 Tales Of Milan, 20/1 Viaduct Joey, Daring Article, Rourke's Cross, Tadhg.

Previous Years
2011 Flemenstar 6 11-12 A E Lynch 5/4Fav (Peter Casey)
2010 Lastoftheleaders 7 11-12 B J Geraghty 6/1 (A L T Moore)
2009 Sports Line 6 11-12 R Walsh 5/6Fav (W P Mullins)
2008 Top Of The Rock 5 11-7 M J Bolger 12/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2007 Charlie Yardbird 6 11-12 P Carberry 9/4Fav (Noel Meade)
2006 Eurochancer 7 11-12 R P McNally 12/1 (Joseph Fox)
2005 Father Matt 7 11-9 M Darcy 7/1 (Noel Meade)
2004 Fota Island 8 11-12 C O'Dwyer 11/10Fav (M F Morris)
2003 Beausheram 9 11-12 D J Casey 9/2 (J M Kiernan)
2002 Dutsdale Dancer 8 11-12 D J Casey 6/1 (A J Whelan)
2001 Macs Gildoran 7 12-0 R Walsh 4/5Fav (W P Mullins)
2000 Shannon Gale 8 12-0 P Moloney 11/10Fav (C Roche)
1999 Native Upmanship 6 12-0 C O'Dwyer 4/7Fav (A L T Moore)