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Punchestown

Sun, 9th Dec, 2012

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I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Novice Hurdle (Listed) of £35,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £22,750.00 2nd - £7,000.00 3rd - £3,500.00 4th - £1,400.00 5 Declared Heavy Overcast

 

Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - You'd have to think that WAAHEB might have the 'toe' to beat this lot over two miles. The Elusive Quality gelding has done very little wrong in his racing life so far and despite this looking a pretty hot contest, the minimum trip is the factor that sways one very definitely in the direction of Dermot Weld's runner. Davy Russell prefers Balnaslow of the Gigginstown House Stud-owned pair and he's a big contender too, no doubt. He's the same as the selection in that he has one hurdling win to his name but he also has jumping experience from the point-to-point fields. Home Farm is a nice horse for the future but this is a big ask at this stage. Rory O'Moore was put up 16Ibs by the handicapper for his Naas demolition from the front, of the well-touted Operating. His hurdling left a bit to be desired at stages there and he'll hardly get such a solo run in this. It'll be fascinating to see how impressive point-to-point winner, Foxrock gets on, but it would be a fair surprise were he up to troubling the principals at this juncture.

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A novice hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards that are E.B.F. eligible and have not won more than two hurdle races and have not run under any Rules of Racing as a two or three yr old and have not won a steeplechase
Weights - A novice hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards that are E.B.F. eligible and have not won more than two hurdle races and have not run under any Rules of Racing as a two or three yr old and have not won a steeplechase
Allowances - 4-y-o 11st 2lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 5lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race 4lb extra; Of two hurdle races 7lb extra

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1121Rory O'Moore 7,b g 11-9

Stowaway-Champagne Lady

(1)(Miss Deborah O'Neill)
Rated 128

Ronald O'Neill

Andrew J McNamara


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3711Shrapnel 6,b g 11-12

Flemensfirth-Victoria Theatre

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mr Brian Ellison)
Rated 132

B Ellison


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12-1Waaheb 5,b g 11-9

Elusive Quality-Nafisah

(1)(John P McManus)

D K Weld


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1Foxrock 4,b g 11-2

Flemensfirth-Midnight Light

(1)(Barry Connell)

T M Walsh


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2212Too Scoops 5,ch g 11-9

Alderbrook-Accordion To Bob

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Nethercott Manor Racing 2)

R M Woollacott

A E Lynch


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79-1Home Farm 5,b g 11-9

Presenting-Tynelucy

(1)(C Jones)

Henry De Bromhead

B J Geraghty


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-117Captain Arceus 6,b g 11-9

Captain Rio-Siana Springs

(1)(T O'Driscoll)

D T Hughes

R Loughran


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1-11Balnaslow 5,b g 11-9

Presenting-Noble Choice

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Gordon Elliott

D N Russell


Probable SP 6/4 Waaheb, 4/1 Balnaslow, 5/1 Shrapnel, 7/1 Rory O'Moore, 10/1 Too Scoops, Home Farm, Captain Arceus, 20/1 Foxrock.

Previous Years
2011 Lord Windermere 5 11-9 T J Doyle 4/1 (J H Culloty)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Saludos 5 11-9 R M Power 15/8 (Mrs John Harrington)
2008 Go Native 5 11-9 P Carberry 7/2 (Noel Meade)
2007 Your Sum Man 5 11-5 D J Casey 13/2 (Anthony Mullins)
2006 Turtle Dubh 5 11-5 M Darcy 4/1 (E Sheehy)
2005 Mounthenry 5 11-12 Andrew J McNamara 2/1Fav (C Byrnes)
2004 Justified 5 11-9 J R Barry 5/4Fav (E Sheehy)
2003 Kahuna 6 11-7 J R Barry 4/1 (E Sheehy)
2002 Solerina 5 11-2 G T Hutchinson 8/11Fav (James Bowe)
2001 Ballyhampshire Boy 5 12-0 B J Geraghty 8/11Fav (Sean Aherne)
2000 French Style 4 11-4 K A Kelly 11/4 (D T Hughes)