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Thu, 22nd Nov, 2012

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www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Steeplechase of £8,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 2f. 1st - £5,520.00 2nd - £1,360.00 3rd - £640.00 4th - £400.00 22 Declared Soft To Heavy (H'dle/bumper C'rse), Heavy (S'chase C'rse)


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - We'll take LETTER OF CREDIT to upstage rivals from bigger yards. When you consider that there are plenty of flat winners in his pedigree, it was hardly surprising that he failed to see out the two and three quarter mile trip on deep ground at Galway last time. At the finish he was fifteen lengths off Lyreen Legend, that's hardly a disgrace in any case, and going back to two two around the likes of Thurles should be ideal now. Letter Of Credit has experience of jumping the larger obstacles for a long time now and he first came on to my radar when third in a Lemonfield point-to-point behind no less a horse than Last Instalment, in March 2010. David Casey is booked for Gerry Lynch's charge now for the first time and he looks sure to go well. Darwins Fox got hurt badly at one stage in his career but he faces nothing of the calibre of Oscars Well here. He must have big hopes. Plan A is apparently held by Darwins Fox on that Punchestown form from the end of last month. Plenty are still keeping faith with big money buy, Savello. Perhaps they are right and we'll see how he goes in the betting. The four-year-old Darroun is getting a big weight allowance. He deserves the utmost of respect and Willie Mullins recently said of him: "He has schooled very well and makes a nice shape over his fences. He might not like winter ground but he's a big strong horse who could carry weight and should get a trip. If handling testing ground he could be more than alright."

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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 11st; 5-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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-409Pineau De Re 9,b g 11-12

Maresca Sorrento-Elfe Du Perche

(1)(Mr J A Provan)

Dr Richard Newland

B T O'Connell

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0492Darroun 4,gr g 11-0


(1)(Exors Of The Late Mr P Grocott)

S Lycett

R Walsh

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339uBlaze Of Fire 6,b g 11-12

Bering-Flamenco Red

(1)(John P McManus)

Niall Madden

N P Madden

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p708Sword Fish 6,b g 11-12

Sadler's Wells-Lyrical

(1)(John P McManus)

C Roche

A P Crowe

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2437He'llberemembered 9,ch g 11-12

Blue Ocean-Remember Rob

(1)(Mrs Mary Lett)

P G Fahey

S E Butler(7)

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345uJack The Pirate 6,b g 11-12

Viking Ruler-Story Time

(1)(Twice Shy Syndicate)

J P Cahill

R J Jones(3)

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032pCanaly 7,b g 11-12

Bob Back-Starry Lady

(1)(Michael B Moore)

Ms Sandra Hughes

B J Cooper

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42u3Mackeys Forge 8,b g 11-12

Mr Combustible-Lucy Walters

(1)(The Gaudere Syndicate)
Rated 119

Hugo Froud

R Loughran

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-p76Letter Of Credit 7,br g 11-12

Bob Back-Common Verse

(1)(No Credit Syndicate)

James Joseph Mangan

D J Casey

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4f36Battling Boru 6,b g 11-12

Brian Boru-Dance Rhythm

(1)(Shoot A Hoop Syndicate)

Anthony Mullins

D E Mullins

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2302Darwins Fox 6,b g 11-12

Kahyasi-Parcelle De Sou

(1)(John J Brennan)

Henry De Bromhead

A E Lynch

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0075Savello 6,ch g 11-12

Anshan-Fontaine Frances

(1)(S Smith/s Campion)

Dan Skelton

D N Russell

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2423Plan A 5,b g 11-12

Le Vie Dei Colori-Heres The Plan

(1)(John P McManus)

Gordon Elliott

M P Walsh

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23b2Spot Fine 6,b g 11-12

Kayf Tara-Lily The Lark

(1)(Michael O'Flynn)

M F Morris

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7642Lord Lir 6,b g 11-12

Oscar Schindler-Milford Woman

(1)(Two Gents & An Orange Bloke Racing)

Tim Vaughan

J L Cullen

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3200Lord Gale 6,ch g 11-12

Bach-Wire Lady

(1)(Ms L J Willis)

J Groucott

Andrew J McNamara

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5730Fine Presentation 5,ch g 11-12

Presenting-Time To Ask

(1)(John Carey)

Michael Hourigan

A P Heskin

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1545Pass The Hat 5,ch g 11-12

Karinga Bay-Moor Spring

(1)(Marcus Beresford)

A L T Moore

B M Cash

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p673Boland's Corner 7,br g 11-12

Fraam-Bravo Gorl

(1)(Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney)

Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

D E Splaine(5)

Probable SP 3/1 Darroun, 7/2 Darwins Fox, 13/2 Plan A, 7/1 Savello, 8/1 Canaly, Mackeys Forge, 10/1 Pineau De Re, 12/1 He'llberemembered, 16/1 Battling Boru, Letter Of Credit, Pass The Hat, Lord Gale, 20/1 Sword Fish, 25/1 Others.

Previous Years
2011 Popcorn 8 11-12 Mr P W Mullins 11/4 (W P Mullins)
2010 The Hurl 7 11-12 N P Madden 8/1 (M F Morris)
2009 Abandoned
2008 Cooldine 6 11-9 P Townend 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2007 Dark Artist 8 11-12 P Carberry 20/1 (Noel Meade)
2006 In The High Grass 5 11-9 N P Madden 7/1 (T J Taaffe)