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Mon, 31st Dec, 2012

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Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Rated 80-95) of £9,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £6,555.00 2nd - £1,615.00 3rd - £760.00 4th - £475.00 15 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Gary Carson - SACRE MALTA looks the obvious one here turning out quickly under a penalty. Willie Murphy revealed after his easy Limerick win that his horses have been very sick. Although having to suffer a lean spell it perhaps means that a few of his are well handicapped and the selection is hard to ignore carrying a 6lb penalty after running away with a similar contest four days ago. He should again hold Billybuster who chased him home then. Another interesting runner that could be well in is Thebarberkelly. He landed a big gamble on the all-weather at Dundalk last month and could be much better than he has shown over hurdles so far. The only negative is that the better surface was given as a reason for his improvement on the level so the testing conditions here are a worry. Pretty Happy rarely runs a bad race and although probably not the best handicapped horse she could have place prospects again here.

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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-95
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-95
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each hurdle race won.

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026/Well Insured 8,br g 11-2

Val Royal-Vasilopoula

(Blinkers)(1)(Millhouse Syndicate)
Rated 85

D J Barry

S E Butler

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0070Corbally 4,b g 11-8

Beneficial-Euro Magic

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 94

J Motherway

J S McGarvey

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/900Bally Folan Girl 7,b f 10-11


(Cheekpiece)(1)(W Craul)
Rated 80

Sean Byrne

L A McKenna(2)

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6-0-Sonic Beat 7,ch g 11-2

Atraf-Fishin Joella

(1)(A N McIntyre)
Rated 85

Jarlath P Fahey

C Brassil(2)

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5-87Larsen Bee 6,ch f 11-7

Frenchmans Bay-Surabaya

(Blinkers)(1)(W M Roper)
Rated 90

W M Roper

M P Burke

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f-50Couleur De La Loi 7,ch g 11-12

Spectrum-Debbie's Law

(1)(Michael G Cleary)
Rated 95

Michael G Cleary

G Malone

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8442Billybuster 7,b g 11-0

Lord Of Appeal-Royal Remainder

(1)(William Delahunty)
Rated 83

William Delahunty

B F Cawley

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7461Sacre Malta 6,ch g 12-4

Discover d'Auteuil-Neira Malta

(1)(John & Billy Platts)
Rated 101

Julia Brooke

C M Walsh(2)

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5459World Citizen 6,b f 10-13

Basanta-Miss Topoftheworld

(1)(Hugh W Newell)
Rated 82

Desmond McDonogh

R P Treacy(2)

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0-57Happy Tobe Here 5,b g 11-3

Flemensfirth-Beagan Rose

(1)(Keep The Faith Syndicate)
Rated 86

Oliver McKiernan

S J Crimin

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p016Thebarberkelly 5,b g 11-12

Pyrus-Witches Lane

(1)(Adrian Paul Keatley)
Rated 95

Peter McCreery

H D Dunne

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90p7Uptick Rule 6,b g 11-10


(Blinkers)(1)(Paul J McMahon)
Rated 93

P J Rothwell

A Ring(2)

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0000Uneverknowwithjoe 5,b g 11-2

Indian Danehill-Winchester Queen

(Blinkers)(1)(Spoonerslane &Beyond Syndicate)
Rated 85

J P Dempsey

T Dowling(4)

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0690Moonlone Lane 5,b g 11-8


(1)(Michael Keegan)
Rated 91

Paul Stafford

D R Fox

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2363Pretty Happy 10,b f 11-10

Shernazar-Cash It In

(1)(Mrs Joan Berry)
Rated 93

J A Berry

A F O'Neill

Probable SP 7/2 Sacre Malta, 5/1 Pretty Happy, Billybuster, 8/1 World Citizen, 10/1 Sonic Beat, 14/1 Larsen Bee, Uptick Rule, Well Insured, 16/1 Couleur De La Loi, Happy Tobe Here, 20/1 Thebarberkelly, Moonlone Lane, Bally Folan Girl, Corbally, 25/1 Uneverknowwithjoe.

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