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Sun, 23rd Dec, 2012

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Horse & Jockey Hotel Hurdle (Listed) of £27,500.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £17,875.00 2nd - £5,500.00 3rd - £2,750.00 4th - £1,100.00 4 Declared Hurdle/Bumper: Heavy, Soft to Heavy in places. Chase: Heavy Overcast

 

Formscan By Gary Carson - MIDNIGHT GAME should prove a class act here and it would be a surprise if he was turned over. He has to give weight away to his rivals here but is still best on ratings and comes into this in form. Willie Mullins' charge was impressive when beating a smart type in Staying Article on his return at Fairyhouse earlier this month and a repeat of that effort should see him claim this in similar style. Joxer has only 3lb to find on these terms and looks the main danger having produced a couple of decent efforts this season. His run at Down Royal when he chased home Monksland was particularly good. Gigginstown, owners of Midnight Game, also have Arnaud and Edeymi and while both showed a good level of ability as juveniles last season they failed to shine on their returns to action and need to improve.

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A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race before 8th May, 2011 and since then have not won a Grade 1 hurdle race or a Grade 2 hurdle race
Weights - A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race before 8th May, 2011 and since then have not won a Grade 1 hurdle race or a Grade 2 hurdle race
Allowances - 4-y-o 10st 13lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 2lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race value E10,000 4lb extra; Of two hurdle races or one value E15,000 7lb extra; Of three hurdle races or one value E20,000 10lb extra;

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0641Midnight Game 5,b g 11-12

Montjeu-Midnight Angel

(1)(Mrs J A Martin)
Rated 149

B Ellison

D N Russell


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8724Joxer 5,b g 11-2

Gold Well-Tender Return

(1)(Mrs W Harney)
Rated 136

W Harney

B J Cooper


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2006Edeymi 4,b g 10-13

Barathea-Edabiya

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 134

A J Martin


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5808Arnaud 4,b g 10-13

Chevalier-Jumbo Romance

(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 129

C Byrnes

A E Lynch


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6554Is Herself About 5,b f 11-2

Flemensfirth-Alpha Style

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Peter Tarrant)
Rated 112

David M O'Brien

P Townend


Probable SP 8/11 Midnight Game, 5/2 Edeymi, 7/2 Joxer, 10/1 Arnaud, 25/1 Is Herself About.

Previous Years
2011 So Young 5 11-12 R Walsh 1/8Fav (W P Mullins)
2010 Abandoned
2009 Chicago Grey 6 11-9 A P Cawley 4/1 (Gordon Elliott)
2008 Ninetieth Minute 5 11-9 P W Flood 3/1 (T J Taaffe)
2007 Sunshine Guest 7 10-11 D J Condon 25/1 (M J Grassick)
2006 Jazz Messenger 6 11-9 N P Madden 4/7Fav (Noel Meade)
2005 Pom Flyer 5 11-4 K T Coleman 10/1 (F Flood)
2004 Ground Ball 7 11-9 C O'Dwyer 11/4 (C F Swan)
2003 Stacumny Bridge 5 11-6 T J Murphy 5/2 (M Halford)
2002 Brave Thought 7 10-11 A P Lane 9/1 (Michael Purcell)