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Tue, 1st Jan, 2013

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S.E. Construction & Knockenduff Stud Beginners Steeplechase of £9,000.00 5-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £6,210.00 2nd - £1,530.00 3rd - £720.00 4th - £450.00 9 Declared Heavy Fine


Formscan By Michael Graham - It has to be hoped that HIGH DESERT’s course and distance win over hurdles in November will have given him confidence now he returns to steeplechasing. Bar a 19 length second to Flemenstar that leaps off the page in November 2011, his chasing efforts have left a bit to be desired. Arthur Moore confirmed after his hurdle victory that he is a delicate horse and needs to run fresh so hopefully everything is in place for a good performance. Potential threats are thin on the ground. This distance looks too short for The Book Thief while Where’s The Dosh has an absence of 431 days to overcome. Perhaps Aviatore can run into a place at a price. He is thoroughly exposed over hurdles, but has thrown in some useful results.

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A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase and which, at entry, are rated 109 or less over hurdles
Weights - A steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards that have not won a steeplechase and which, at entry, are rated 109 or less over hurdles
Allowances - 5-y-o 11st 2lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb;

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0049Rayhani 10,b g 11-12

Theatrical-Bahr Alsalaam

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Francis Nash)
Rated 103

J A Nash

P Townend

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5150Aviatore 12,b g 11-12

Tiger Hill-Alektra

(1)(David Edward Finn)

David Edward Finn

M J Ferris

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5u87In The Haven 10,ch g 11-12

Topanoora-Cafe Matisse

(Blinkers)(1)(The Golden Syndicate)
Rated 95

Miss J Foster

B T O'Connell

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7307The Book Thief 9,b g 11-12

Deploy-Inch Rose

(1)(A M O'Grady)
Rated 108

Eoghan O'Grady

A E Lynch

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8389Mctaggart 6,br g 11-12


(1)(Ms Mary O'Brien)

William Coleman O'Brien

P A Gallagher(5)

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p681High Desert 8,b g 11-12

Next Desert-Helsinki

(1)(T Murray)

A L T Moore

B M Cash

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0378Sweet Sylvia 8,b m 11-5

Beneficial-Mrs Avery

(1)(Ms Karen Walsh)

David Kenneth Budds

D N Russell

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1-0-Where's The Dosh 8,b g 11-12

Dushyantor-Whispering Dawn

(1)(Listowel Fealeside Syndicate)

Garry Ducey

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0007Luddsdenene 8,b g 11-12


(Blinkers)(1)(West Buckland Bloodstock Ltd)
Rated 109

Mrs A Dunn

A Ring(7)

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48upWilliam Wordsworth 7,b g 11-12

Namid-Literary Lover

(Tonguestrap)(1)(Adrian McAndrew)
Rated 96

Sabrina J Harty

J L Cullen

Probable SP 3/1 High Desert, 7/2 Where's The Dosh, 4/1 The Book Thief, 7/1 Rayhani, 8/1 Mctaggart, 14/1 Aviatore, William Wordsworth, Luddsdenene, 16/1 In The Haven, 25/1 Sweet Sylvia.

Previous Years
2012 Beckwith Star 7 11-12 P T Enright 11/4Fav (Henry De Bromhead)
2011 Waltzing Tornado 7 11-12 M J Ferris 11/1 (M Keane)
2010 Grand Lahou 7 11-12 D N Russell 11/2 (A L T Moore)
2009 Beroni 7 11-12 A E Lynch 4/1 (M J P O'Brien)
2008 Omas Glen 7 11-2 S W Flanagan 12/1 (Cecil Ross)
2007 Gaspar 7 11-12 M Darcy 9/2 (T J Arnold)
2006 Macs Flamingo 6 11-12 J L Cullen 4/1 (P A Fahy)
2005 Tobeornotobe 10 11-2 Andrew J McNamara 3/1Fav (A J McNamara)
2004 Redlyn 9 11-12 J R Barry 100/30 (Leonard Whitmore)