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Irish Times Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) of £12,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 5f. 1st - £7,507.00 2nd - £2,218.00 3rd - £1,109.00 4th - £554.00 21 Declared Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country,G/S,Soft in places)


Akbabend 6,b g 12-5

Refuse To Bend-Akdariya

(5)(Mr Fenton Ramsahoye)
Rated 125

C Gordon

Tom Cannon(3)

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Waterunder 5,br g 11-12

Vinnie Roe-Be My Katie

(273)(Mrs S Clifford)
Rated 125

D E Pipe

Mr K Edgar(8)

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Titan De Sarti 5,b g 11-10

Kapgarde-Copie Des Planches

(29)(Mr Michael Buckley)
Rated 123

Nicky Henderson

Jeremiah McGrath(3)

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Kings Lodge 6,b g 11-9

King's Theatre-Mardello

(224)(Mr W H Ponsonby)
Rated 122

Nicky Henderson

Gary Derwin(8)

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High Storm 5,b g 11-9

High Chaparral-Lady Storm

(29)(Mr D R James)
Rated 122

B J Llewellyn

Christopher Ward(6)

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Pure Faith 8,b g 11-9

Anshan-Bolaney Girl

(20)(P Bowling, S Scott & Mrs K Bowen)
Rated 122

Peter Bowen

Donal Devereux(3)

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Turner Brown 8,ch g 11-9


(19)(Mrs Tracey O'Hare)
Rated 122

Michael O'Hare

E J O'Connell

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Slew Charm 10,b g 11-9

Marathon-Slew Bay

(14)(R McCoubrey)
Rated 122

Sarah Dawson

Peter Carberry

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Top Wood 5,ch g 11-9

Kotky Bleu-Heure Bleu

(217)(Lady Clarke)
Rated 122

David Pipe

Thomas Bellamy(8)

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Adelar 7,b g 11-9


(22)(Mr B Dice & Mr D Jinks)
Rated 122

Miss Venetia Williams

Harry Challoner(3)

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Total Excitement 10,b g 11-7

Michelozzo-Oak Court

(37)(Daniel O'Connell)
Rated 120

Thomas Cooper

M A Enright

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Riptide 6,b g 11-7

Val Royal-Glittering Image

(56)(Middletons & Mr Robert Cocks)
Rated 120

M J Scudamore

Adam Wedge

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Reggie Perrin 4,ch g 11-7

Storming Home-Tecktal

(37)(Ermyn Lodge Stud)
Rated 120

P Phelan

Joshua Moore

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Coffee 5,b g 11-7

Beneficial-Boro Cruise

(43)(John P McManus)
Rated 120

Jonjo O'Neill

Maurice Linehan(6)

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Cinevator 5,b g 11-7

Dr Massini-Hurricane Bella

(18)(Mr R C Skinner)
Rated 120

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Nafaath 6,ch g 11-6


(15)(Sarah & Wayne Dale)
Rated 119

Donald McCain

Trevor Whelan(3)

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Angles Hill 5,b g 11-5

Heron Island-No Tails Told

(18)(Mr R G Westacott)
Rated 118

R M Woollacott

M G Nolan

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Ambrose Princess 7,b m 11-5

Chevalier-Mark One

(16)(The Yes No Wait Sorries)
Rated 118

F M O'Brien

Brendan Powell

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Buck Magic 6,b g 11-5

Albano-Green Sea

(193)(Mr Brian Derrick)
Rated 118

Neil Mulholland

Michael Byrne

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Saint Roque 6,b g 11-5

Lavirco-Moody Cloud

(209)(Mr Chris Giles & Mr Ian Fogg)
Rated 118

Paul Nicholls

Harry Derham(6)

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Air Chief 7,ch g 11-5

Dr Fong-Fly For Fame

(62)(Lucky Catch Partnership)
Rated 118

A Crook

R J Jones(3)

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Crafty Roberto 4,ch g 11-3


(22)(S Brown H Steele D Fitzgerald)
Rated 116

Alex Hales

Killian Moore(3)

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Valley Lad 6,b g 11-2

Flemensfirth-Old Moon

(6)(Walters Plant Hire Ltd)
Rated 115

Jonjo O'Neill

Richard Evans(3)

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Teak 5,b g 11-0


Rated 113

I Williams

Robert McCarth(3)

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Probable SP 9/2 Top Wood, 6/1 Saint Roque, 7/1 Titan De Sarti, 8/1 Waterunder, 10/1 Buck Magic, 12/1 Coffee, 14/1 Cinevator, Turner Brown, 16/1 Slew Charm, Teak, Angles Hill, High Storm, 25/1 Valley Lad, Pure Faith, Kings Lodge, Total Excitement, Adelar, 33/1 Akbabend, Air Chief, Reggie Perrin, Nafaath, Crafty Roberto, Ambrose Princess, 50/1 Riptide.

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Ruby Walsh on Hargam, Triumph Hurdle, March 13th 1.30pm

This looks a very open contest and his stablemate Peace or Co looks a strong favourite at 5/2. But I think his stable mate Hargam at 13/2 will put it up to him. He travels well in his race and jumps well so there's no issues there. He had the speed to win Musselburgh and the stamina to win at Cheltenham and that's a deadly combination in a race like this.

Charlie Austin on Silviniaco Conti, Gold Cup, March 13th 3.20pm

I'd really like Silviniaco Conti at 4/1 to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and if he can reproduce his King George winning run then he'll take all the beating. Or get him at an exclusive enhanced price of 16/1 for new customers. There are some concerns though. Will he handle the course and the hill? Kempton is a very flat track in comparison. Can he put in a faultless jumping performance? The proof will be in the pudding on Friday but I'm hopeful. After Djakadam won the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park in January I tweeted that, although it was a good performance, he'd never get anywhere near Silviniaco Conti. The dynamic of the Gold Cup has changed slightly since then, and Rich Ricci was very sweet on the chances of Djakadam at Paddy Power's Cheltenham Preview Night in London. Djakadam is 8/1 for the Gold Cup. There are plenty of other challengers for the crown as well. Nicky Henderson is desperate for the ground to stay dry for 2013 champ Bobs Worth (18/1), and he was my pick last year but finished fifth. On His Own at 33/1 ran a huge race 12 months ago to finish second, and who says Lord Windermere, who's priced at 20/1, can't reproduce last year's effort. It's got the makings of a great race but I'm edging towards Conti still.

Rich Ricci on Djakadam, Gold Cup, March 13th 3.20pm

I love this horse, I really do. I've been unusually unabashed in my admiration for him. I think this horse has huge potential. He was an ok hurdler, but he has great form and I was disappointed last year when he fell in the JLT. I knew when I saw him in the Hennessey and again in the following race that he was fat. So I really can't wait to see what he does when he's fit. My only concern for him is that he is six years old. I know Longrun did it at six, but we're a bit young, a bit inexperienced. But! I think he's jumping will hold up, he'll stay the trip so he really has a great chance. Djakadam ridden by Ruby Walsh is 8/1 to take home the Gold cup for Willie Mullins.

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