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Thu, 29th Nov, 2012

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

2m. 6f. 1st - £5,520.00 2nd - £1,360.00 3rd - £640.00 4th - £400.00 12 Declared Heavy Very cold


Formscan By Donal Murphy - After a highly encouraging effort on debut over fences last time out, MAKE A TRACK looks the one to side with here. The Charlie Swan trained gelding was a decent performer over hurdles and he ran a cracker on his first start over fences earlier this month to finish just a length behind Texas Jack. He had smart performers behind him on that occasion and he should prove hard to beat here. Vesper Bell showed a high level of form over hurdles last season which culminated with him finishing second in a Grade 1 hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. He makes his chasing debut here but is sure to be well schooled and will give the selection most to do. Any money for Canaly, Stony Grey Soil or Sword Fish would be interesting as they all have the ability to go close.

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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 10st 13lb; 5-y-o 11st 11lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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45-6Stony Grey Soil 9,ch g 11-12

Oscar Schindler-If You Say Yes

(1)(N J McCabe)

John J Walsh

B T O'Connell

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3797Capal Dubh Alainn 7,b g 11-12


(1)(Ms Mary O'Brien)

William Coleman O'Brien

P A Gallagher(5)

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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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3580Hasty Times 7,b g 11-12

Accordion-Hasty Native

(1)(Mrs A G Kavanagh)

Ross O'Sullivan

D A McCormack(5)

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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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u0Fla's Long Shot 6,b g 11-12


(1)(Jarlath McDonagh)

Kevin McDonagh

R J Jones(3)

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4082Make A Track 6,ch g 11-12


(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

Gordon Elliott

D N Russell

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1761Clonbeale Vacation 7,br f 11-5

Alderbrook-Peoples Dream

(1)(Mrs R H Lalor)

R H Lalor

Mr J R Lalor(7)

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p58fTemple Castle 7,b g 11-12

Windsor Castle-Stonefield Error

(1)(Alan Clancy)

W G McMahon

Mr W W McMahon(7)

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570pPresent Potential 5,b g 11-11


(Cheekpiece)(1)(Mr Nicholas Alexander)

N W Alexander

D J Casey

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4pAusterity Measures 7,b g 11-12

Alderbrook-Clamit Falls

(1)(Only Hanging Inthere Syndicate)

Noel Henley

R C Colgan

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-152Vesper Bell 6,b g 11-12

Beneficial-Fair Choice

(1)(Mrs S Ricci)

W P Mullins

R Walsh

Probable SP 6/4 Make A Track, 7/4 Vesper Bell, 5/1 Canaly, 20/1 Sword Fish, Stony Grey Soil, Clonbeale Vacation, Capal Dubh Alainn, 25/1 Temple Castle, Present Potential, Hasty Times, 50/1 Austerity Measures, Fla's Long Shot.