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Thu, 29th Nov, 2012

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Ken Whelan Hangs Up His Boots Handicap Steeplechase (Rated 0-109) (DIV I) of £12,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 6f. 1st - £8,280.00 2nd - £2,040.00 3rd - £960.00 4th - £600.00 16 Declared Heavy Very cold


Formscan By Donal Murphy - STEADY ED sprang a surprise in a maiden hurdle at Limerick last time out but the manner of that victory suggests he should be more that capable of winning this. After that Limerick success his trainer John Joe Walsh said: "He loved that ground and he won his point-to-point on it. He is a big galloping horse who jumps and stays. He will go back handicap chasing now. He is 18 hands high and we had to give him time to mature." His form before his win was poor but perhaps he has now turned a corner and he is selected to win this average contest. The Jimmy Mangan trained Annacarton has been performing well of late and with Jane Mangan taking a valuable seven pounds off he should run well. Others of note are Dunroe Boy, Shellys Creek and What's In Front who all have each-way claims.

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An extended handicap steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards rated 0-109
Weights - An extended handicap steeplechase for four yrs old and upwards rated 0-109
Riders - Winner of a steeplechase after calculation of the handicap to carry 4lb extra for each such steeplechase won.

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9pu5Jolily 10,b g 11-10

Supreme Leader-Cuilin Bui

(1)(Seamus Lanigan)
Rated 107

Timothy Doyle

M P Burke(7)

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4828King Of Ardcarne 9,b g 11-9

Alderbrook-Fabulous Evening

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Miss E Butler)
Rated 106

Michael Butler

D R Fox(7)

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9824Annacarton 8,b g 11-8


(Tonguestrap)(1)(Mary Mangan)
Rated 105

James Joseph Mangan

Miss J M Mangan(7)

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0576High Way Hunter 6,b f 11-5

Dushyantor-Boro Vale

(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Ms Teresa P Healy)
Rated 102

Colin Bowe

H D Dunne(7)

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u880Borolee 9,b g 10-13


(Tonguestrap,Cheekpiece)(1)(Mr Ferdy Murphy)
Rated 96

Ferdy Murphy

D J Bates(5)

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871pShellys Creek 6,b f 10-13


(Cheekpiece)(1)(Matthew Farrell)
Rated 96

F Flood

P D Kennedy(5)

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9753Mattara 6,b g 10-12

Carroll House-Duneavey

(1)(Derek Pugh)
Rated 95

Derek Pugh

Andrew J McNamara

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0007Micks 6,b g 10-12

Dr Massini-Ear To The Ground

(1)(John P McManus)
Rated 95

C Roche

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3508Offside Rule 6,b f 10-12

King's Theatre-Better Back Off

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe)
Rated 95

Michael Cullen

N P Madden

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6401Saoirse Dun 6,b g 10-12

Flemensfirth-Dorrha Rose

(1)(TMSC Partnership)
Rated 95

P J Rothwell

P Townend

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60-8Saigheada Beaga 9,b g 10-10

Beneficial-Railstown Cheeky

(1)(Mrs M Trueman)
Rated 93

C Down

P F Mangan

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p454Ponmeword 8,br g 10-9

Alderbrook-Miracle Lady

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Jolly Up Syndicate)
Rated 92

E McNamara

R M Power

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3651Steady Ed 8,ch g 10-8


(1)(T Tynan)
Rated 91

John J Walsh

B T O'Connell

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3249Dunroe Boy 7,b g 10-7

Catcher In The Rye-Moon River

(Blinkers,Tonguestrap)(1)(Thomas Connolly)
Rated 90

Thomas Coyle

P Carberry

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0p3pLion Valley 9,b g 10-0

Welsh Lion-Pharmacy Trio

(Tonguestrap)(1)(J Braddish)
Rated 83

S Braddish

P T Enright

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pp-5What's In Front 11,b g 10-0

Fourstars Allstar-Merry Proverb

(1)(S McQuade)
Rated 83

Mrs Gillian Callaghan

D J Condon

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0503Optime 7,ch g 9-11

Double Eclipse-Tarasandy

(1)(Not A Word Syndicate)
Rated 80

Mrs Pauline Gavin

A P Heskin

Probable SP 3/1 Saoirse Dun, 7/2 Steady Ed, 7/1 Annacarton, 8/1 Optime, 10/1 Mattara, Ponmeword, 12/1 Jolily, King Of Ardcarne, 14/1 Dunroe Boy, What's In Front, Shellys Creek, 16/1 Lion Valley, 20/1 Micks, Offside Rule, Borolee, High Way Hunter, 33/1 Saigheada Beaga.

Previous Years
2011 Supreme Builder 10 11-4 B Hayes 10/1 (John Joseph Hanlon)
2010 Quarryvale 6 10-5 N J O'Shea 7/1 (James Joseph Mangan)
2009 Inoma James 8 10-3 S J Gray 7/1 (D J Barry)