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Thu, 3rd Jan, 2013

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thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle of £7,500.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 6f. 1st - £5,175.00 2nd - £1,275.00 3rd - £600.00 4th - £375.00 10 Declared Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places Overcast but mild


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - Not with any huge degree of conviction, WAR CORRESPONDENT, second over the course and distance 11 days ago, gets the vote. A half-brother to War Of Attrition, this Westerner six-year-old came up against a decent horse last time in Captain Canada and a repeat of that effort could well be good enough. Eugene O'Sullivan's Rocknrollrambo has been showing decent form in point-to-points lately and he could easily make his presence felt in this sort of company. Milan Nua, now first-time over hurdles, has shown enough over the larger obstacles to suggest that he could get involved now. It'll be interesting to see if there's any confidence in the market behind Mimi And Bow as she reappears from a lengthy absence. Sasa Semo is a potential 'dark one,' so keep an eye on him in the betting as well.

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A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Weights - A hurdle race for five yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting
Allowances - 5-y-o 11st 9lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Penalties - Horses that have not won a *race allowed 8lb

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996-Milan Nua 8,br g 11-4

Milan-Little Roo

(Tonguestrap)(1)(James Daniel Dullea)

J A Nash

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134/Mimi And Bow 7,ch m 10-11

Alflora-M I Babe

(1)(R Furlong)

Colin Bowe

H D Dunne(7)

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09-Sasa Semo 7,b g 11-4

Passing Sale-Gastibelza

(1)(Nicholas Mustoe)

P J Colville

M J Ferris

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005-Written Inthestars 7,b g 11-4


(1)(Grocer Syndicate)

Robert Tyner

P T Enright

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442-War Correspondent 6,b g 11-4

Westerner-Una Juna

(Cheekpiece)(1)(Gigginstown House Stud)

M F Morris

D N Russell

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Financially Loose 6,b g 11-4

Luso-Financial Asset

(1)(Robert Prendergast)

R Donohoe

B Hayes(5)

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088-Tighty Whities 6,gr g 11-4

Marignan-Kilkenny Rose

(1)(Claire Watson)

R K Watson

Mr M Watson(7)

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522-Rocknrollrambo 6,b g 11-4

Winged Love-Lady Padivor

(1)(Ian Williams Racing Club)

I Williams

P D Kennedy(5)

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777-New Buddy 6,b g 11-4

Rakti-Blushing Libra

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Derek Molloy)

Patrick Martin

M P Butler(3)

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15p-Sophies Shadow 6,b m 10-11

Brian Boru-Mosscoda Lady

(1)(John Dwyer)

Edward U Hales

J L Cullen

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5b1-Coolnagorna Giggs 7,ch g 11-4


(1)(Patrick McLoughney)

T Hogan

Mr D Skehan(7)

Probable SP 11/10 War Correspondent, 13/2 Coolnagorna Giggs, 15/2 Rocknrollrambo, 8/1 Sophies Shadow, 10/1 Milan Nua, Mimi And Bow, 16/1 Financially Loose, New Buddy, 20/1 Sasa Semo, Written Inthestars, 33/1 Tighty Whities.

Previous Years
2012 Jack Bene 6 11-4 A E Lynch 5/4Fav (Henry De Bromhead)
2011 Skorcher 7 11-9 E Mullins 8/1 (W P Mullins)
2010 Kakagh 6 11-4 J L Cullen 25/1 (W Harney)