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Fri, 30th Nov, 2012

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

2m. 2f. 1st - £6,555.00 2nd - £1,615.00 3rd - £760.00 4th - £475.00 15 Declared Soft, Soft to Heavy in places Overcast with some light rain


Formscan By Donal Murphy - This is a very weak contest and despite running below par on her last start, SERRA NOVA is given another chance. The daughter of Dushyantor won a race at Cork over the distance in August and then she ran a respectable race again at Cork to finish fourth behind The Boat People. She disappointed last time out at Punchestown but is given another chance in this weak contest. Let Me Fly is an interesting runner for trainer Amanda Mooney. The 5yo son of Alderbrook is out of a half-sister to fourteen time winner Emotional Moment. He has shown nothing of note so far in maiden hurdles but making his debut in handicap company here a better showing can be expected. Three time winner Bobsthewizard makes her come back from nearly two years off the track and if the Fran Flood trained mare has retained her ability she could go close. Short Grass and Rating Queen both ran well last time out and are sure to give good accounts of themselves.

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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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p-73Rating Queen 11,b f 11-2

Shernazar-River Of Peace

(1)(F M O'Donnell)
Rated 85

Miss Elizabeth Doyle

K C Sexton(4)

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9506Paddys Pride 5,b m 11-7

Indian River-Topelle

(1)(P G Murphy)
Rated 90

John O'Shaughnessy

D E Splaine(4)

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079-Bobsthewizard 10,b g 11-9

Bob Back-Dun Belle

(1)(Pierce Young)
Rated 92

F Flood

B Hayes(4)

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106-Imperial Breeze 7,b g 11-12

Mr Combustible-Imperial Performer

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Neil McKnight)
Rated 95

Neil McKnight

L A McKenna(4)

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3149Serra Nova 7,b m 11-6

Dushyantor-April Gale

(1)(M A Murphy)
Rated 89

Daniel G Murphy

T C Carroll(2)

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6-92Short Grass 7,b g 11-0

Oscar-Kayte Lane

(Blinkers,Tonguestrap)(1)(Mrs Noeleen Roche)
Rated 83

C Roche

J S McGarvey(4)

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3473Littletown Lass 7,b f 11-10


(Blinkers)(1)(Mrs Valentine Cross)
Rated 93

Sean Byrne

P D Kennedy(2)

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f588Valours Minion 9,b g 10-11


(Tonguestrap)(1)(Sean O'Brien)
Rated 80

V T O'Brien

B R Dalton(2)

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4000High Class Show 7,b f 11-6

Presenting-Height Of Luxury

(Blinkers)(1)(Kieran Evans)
Rated 89

John J Walsh

M A Enright(2)

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85p9Railway Vic 5,b g 11-12

Old Vic-Penny Apples

(Blinkers,Tonguestrap)(1)(Frost Racing Club)
Rated 95

J D Frost

R J Jones

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06f3Picton Pride 6,b f 11-1

Brian Boru-Picton Lass

(1)(John G Lane)
Rated 84

Denis Ahern

H D Dunne(4)

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6p2pSids Choice 6,ch g 11-8


(1)(Kevin McHugh)
Rated 91

G T Lynch

J P Kerse(4)

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0545World Citizen 6,b f 11-1

Basanta-Miss Topoftheworld

(1)(Hugh W Newell)
Rated 84

Desmond McDonogh

S J Crimin(4)

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0090Let Me Fly 5,b g 11-12

Alderbrook-Star Bui

(1)(Miss Amanda Mooney)
Rated 95

Miss Amanda Mooney

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3808Summers King 4,b g 11-9

Desert King-Little Fox

(Tonguestrap)(1)(L McElchar)
Rated 95

Patrick Carey

S J Gray

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609pEver Dreaming 7,b f 11-3

Dynaformer-Slept Thru It

(1)(J Morrison)
Rated 86

J Morrison

G Malone(4)

Probable SP 3/1 Short Grass, 9/2 World Citizen, 5/1 Rating Queen, 13/2 Littletown Lass, 8/1 Serra Nova, 12/1 Sids Choice, Paddys Pride, Valours Minion, Imperial Breeze, 16/1 High Class Show, Railway Vic, Picton Pride, 20/1 Bobsthewizard, Ever Dreaming, Summers King, 33/1 Let Me Fly.

Previous Years
2011 On My Own 7 11-5 B T O'Connell 16/1 (Philip Fenton)
2010 Tawrific Laois 10 10-4 S E Butler 5/1Fav (Seamus Fahey)
2009 Steviemac 6 11-5 Mr C P McNally 5/2Fav (Gerard Keane)