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Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) of £20,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 5f. 1st - £12,512.00 2nd - £3,696.00 3rd - £1,848.00 4th - £924.00 18 Declared Soft

 

1
05-0
Secret Edge 4,b g 11-12

Tobougg-Burton Ash

(191)(Nigel Bunter & David Anderson)
Rated 140

Alan King

R Thornton


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2
49-1
Maller Tree 5,b g 11-10

Karinga Bay-Annaberg

(8)(Favourites Racing)
Rated 138

David Dennis

B J Geraghty


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3
1-6R
Captain Sunshine 6,b g 11-6

Oscar-Gaye Fame

(5)(Mrs Julien Turner)
Rated 134

Miss E C Lavelle

D Elsworth


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4
10-7
Ifyouletmefinish 5,b g 11-6

Bonbon Rose-Surfing France

(191)(Mr Irvin S Naylor)
Rated 134

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5
314-
Close House 5,b g 11-5

Generous-Not Now Nellie

(250)(Mr R S Brookhouse)
Rated 133

D E Pipe

T Scudamore


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6
2P-1
Ruben Cotter 6,b g 11-3

Beneficial-Bonnie Thynes

(195)(Mr C G Roach)
Rated 131

Paul Nicholls

D A Jacob


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7
27-3
Persian Snow 6,b g 11-2

Anshan-Alpine Message

(31)(Mr D R Peppiatt)
Rated 130

Philip Hobbs

R Johnson


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8
-32F
Double Ross 6,ch g 11-2

Double Eclipse-Kinross

(26)(Options O Syndicate)
Rated 130

Nigel Twiston-Davies

S Twiston-Davies


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9
4-10
Zama Zama 5,b g 11-2

Sakhee-Insinuation

(31)(Mr W Williams)
Rated 130

E Williams

Paul Moloney


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10
6-18
Black Benny 7,br g 11-2

Close Conflict-Treen

(80)(Barry Connell)
Rated 130

J P Broderick

D E Mullins


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11
2125
Beachdale Lad 5,ch g 11-1

Carroll House-Morning Clare

(15)(Geoffrey Ruddock)
Rated 129

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12
-604
Mart Lane 7,br g 11-0

Stowaway-Western Whisper

(43)(Mr G Thompson)
Rated 128

Mrs S Leech

B Hayes(5)


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13
11-7
Hada Men 7,b g 11-0

Dynaformer-Catchy

(23)(Gay And Peter Hartley)
Rated 128

Miss Venetia Williams

Aidan Coleman


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14
4-31
San Telm 7,b g 10-12

Oscar-Magical Mist

(19)(The Tyringham Partnership)
Rated 126

Mrs P Robeson

T J O'Brien


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15
3422
Baresi 7,b g 10-11

Milan-Ski Jump

(8)(Mr Michael Hawker)
Rated 125

M Hawker

H D Dunne(7)


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42-9
Mister Dillon 5,b g 10-11

Sulamani-Kabayil

(30)(Elite Racing Club)
Rated 125

Nicky Henderson

Jeremiah McGrath(5)


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11
Well Sharp 4,b g 10-11

Selkirk-Saphila

(106)(John P McManus)
Rated 125

Jonjo O'Neill

A P McCoy


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18
2-32
Cloudy Bob 5,gr g 10-10

Cloudings-Keen Supreme

(32)(Men Of Stone)
Rated 124

P G Murphy

C Bolger


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19
561-
Staccato Valtat 6,gr g 10-6

Fragrant Mix-Harmonie De Valtat

(212)(Mrs Ruth Nelmes)
Rated 120

J G M O'Shea

Donal Fahy


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226-
Reggie Perrin 4,ch g 10-6

Storming Home-Tecktal

(3)(Ermyn Lodge Stud)
Rated 120

P Phelan

Matthew Batchelor


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21
2-PP
Fishoutofwater 8,ch g 10-3

Old Vic-Frost Bound

(8)(Mr John P McManus)
Rated 117

Miss Rebecca Curtis

Patrick Corbett(10)


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22
22P0
Psi 7,b g 10-0

Hernando-Visions of Clarity

(9)(Mr David Miles & Mr M G Rogers)
Rated 113

G L Moore

J E Moore


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Probable SP 11/2 Ruben Cotter, 6/1 Close House, 7/1 Well Sharp, 8/1 Maller Tree, 10/1 Persian Snow, 12/1 Captain Sunshine, 14/1 Double Ross, San Telm, 16/1 Mister Dillon, Secret Edge, Baresi, Beachdale Lad, 20/1 Staccato Valtat, Mart Lane, Black Benny, Hada Men, 25/1 Fishoutofwater, Ifyouletmefinish, Cloudy Bob, 33/1 Reggie Perrin, Zama Zama, 50/1 Psi.

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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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