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Mon, 31st Dec, 2012

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Buy Your 2013 Annual Membership Beginners Steeplechase of £12,000.00 4-y-o plus

3m. 1st - £8,280.00 2nd - £2,040.00 3rd - £960.00 4th - £600.00 5 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Gary Carson - Willie Mullins was disappointed that YOU MUST KNOW ME pushed Boston Bob so close when the pair made their chasing debuts at Navan but time may tell it wasn't a bad effort as Henry de Bromhead's charge looks a smart sort. After a couple of runner-up efforts in bumpers he won his sole hurdle in some style at Tipperary when beating a decent yardstick in Shrapnel. That showed that he was a talented sort and being a ex pointer chasing was always likely to be his game. He made a big impression the way he fought back when headed by Boston Bob and this extra half mile looks right up his street. Mullins runs Vesper Bell here and he was a decent sort over hurdles. Although beaten when odds-on for his chase debut at Thurles it was far from a bad effort as he was second to a smart sort in Make A Track. He was probably short enough for his initial start over fences against that rival who had already run well over the bigger obstacles when chasing home Texas Jack previously. He looks the obvious danger here. Ipsos Du Berlais ran no sort of race at Navan earlier this month and is better judged on his previous run when a good second to Lyreen Legend at Galway. If he can recapture that form he could get involved.

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A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase
Weights - A steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase
Allowances - 4-y-o 10st 13lb; 5-y-o 11st 11lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb

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4p2pIpsos Du Berlais 6,gr g 11-12

Poliglote-Isis Du Berlais

(Blinkers)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Noel Meade

D N Russell

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3-puThe Bog Road Girl 7,ch m 11-5

Beneficial-Russian Ballerina

(1)(Martin Paul Fitzgerald)

Martin Paul Fitzgerald

B F Cawley(7)

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2212You Must Know Me 6,ch g 11-12

Snurge-Waterloo Park

(1)(Alistair Corrigan)

D M Christie

A E Lynch

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043fHi Big Man 8,b g 11-12

Bob Back-Starry Lady

(1)(Stephen O'Connell Miley)

Daniel Miley

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1522Vesper Bell 6,b g 11-12

Beneficial-Fair Choice

(1)(Mrs S Ricci)

W P Mullins

R Walsh

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2540Carry Each Other 6,b g 11-12

Milan-Jennys Supreme

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

M F Morris

R M Power

Probable SP 4/5 You Must Know Me, 5/2 Vesper Bell, 4/1 Ipsos Du Berlais, 8/1 Hi Big Man, 14/1 Carry Each Other, 33/1 The Bog Road Girl.

Previous Years
2011 Son Amix 5 11-11 B J Cooper 7/4 (Thomas Cooper)
2010 Royal De La Thinte 5 11-11 A E Lynch 9/2 (J T R Dreaper)
2009 Sigma Lifestyle 6 11-12 D J Condon 4/1 (Noel Meade)
2008 Equus Maximus 8 11-12 R Walsh 9/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2007 Torduff King 7 11-9 M J Ferris 50/1 (Philip Redmond)
2006 Imperial Sun 7 11-12 R Loughran 5/1 (D T Hughes)
2005 Hazelhall Princess 6 11-2 Mr C Motherway 33/1 (John Paul Brennan)
2004 Lincam 8 11-12 P Carberry 2/1 (C F Swan)
2003 Commonchero 6 11-12 P Carberry 11/10Fav (M J P O'Brien)
2002 Adamant Approach 8 11-12 R Walsh 5/2 (W P Mullins)
2002 Mantles Prince 8 12-0 J L Cullen 5/2Fav (P Hughes)