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Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 9,b g 11-12

Golan-Squaw Valley(Saddlers' Hall)

(27) (Anthony F McLoughlin)
Rated 108

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1012-1.00
P2P500

17th Dec 17 Navan(2m 1f Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 105 9/1 10-13 A E Lynch 2nd of 12 runners, 1L behind Sizing Titanium

9th Nov 17 Thurles(2m 2f Novice Chase, Yielding, Yielding To Soft In Places) 25/1 11-12 A E Lynch 3rd of 16 runners, 1.25L and 1L behind Solar Heat and Naturally Blond

26th Oct 17 Thurles(2m 6f Novice Chase, Yielding, yielding to soft in places) 33/1 11-12 A E Lynch 11th of 16 runners, 44L behind Close Shave

Trainer Quotes

Adrian Murray quotes on Bilbo Bagins (IRE)

He was second and third in two point-to-points and he loves this ground. We bought him for Tony (McLoughlin) this time last year and thank god he's won for him. He's over from New York and that's his first ever winner. He's crying out for a fence and next year we'll go chasing. We'll find something similar for him again.
After Bilbo Bagins (IRE) finished 1st at Navan on Sat, 4th Mar 2017 2m 4f Hcap Hurdle Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Bilbo Bagins (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Highest Benefit (IRE)1
4th Feb Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 8th (12/1 11-3 Rated 100) G N Fox 22.00L in front of Highest Benefit (IRE) 9th (20/1 10-3 Rated 89) P E Corbett (19 ran)
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Shrewdoperator (IRE)1
4th Feb Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 8th (12/1 11-3 Rated 100) G N Fox Shrewdoperator (IRE) pulled up (25/1 10-0 Rated 83) J J Burke (19 ran)
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Time And Times (IRE)1
2nd Apr Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Time And Times (IRE) 7th (6/1 10-3 Rated 95) D F O'Regan .53L in front of Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 9th (7/1 10-12 Rated 104) S W Flanagan (16 ran)
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Tongie (IRE) 8,b g 11-9

Beneficial-Montagues Lady(Montelimar)

(18) (T G Coleman)
Rated 105

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2626-21.95

26th Dec 17 Limerick(2m 3f 120yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 105 10/3 11-3 K M Donoghue unseated rider(13 ran) in race won by Patsio

14th Dec 17 Tramore(2m 5f Novice Chase, Heavy) Rated 107 11/2 11-12 B Hayes 3rd of 13 runners, 0.75L and 22L behind Ardera Cross and Glencairn View

29th Nov 17 Punchestown(2m 6f 132yds Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy (Using Inside Straight For First Circuit, Finishing On Main) Rated 109 14/1 11-5 B Hayes 5th of 17 runners, 22.81L behind Flynsini

Trainer Quotes

P A Fahy quotes on Tongie (IRE)

Ice Cool was travelling well when he fell but it was still a nice bit out and Tongie didn't give in when the other two (runner-up and third) came to him. We were going to go chasing but I think we did the right thing by staying over hurdles and we can look forward to fences next season. His jumping is now getting very accurate and he could run in a race like the Martinstown Handicap Hurdle Final at the Punchestown Festival.
After Tongie (IRE) finished 1st at Limerick on Sat, 12th Mar 2016 2m 3f Hurdle Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Tongie (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Highest Benefit (IRE)1
29th Nov Punchestown(2m 6f 132yds, Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy (Using Inside Straight For First Circuit, Finishing On Main) Tongie (IRE) 5th (14/1 11-5 Rated 109) B Hayes 12.00L in front of Highest Benefit (IRE) 6th (25/1 9-5 Rated 88) C A Landers (17 ran)
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Aranhill Rascal (IRE)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 2nd (14/1 9-12 Rated 93) C D Meehan Tongie (IRE) unseated rider (10/3 11-3 Rated 105) K M Donoghue (13 ran)
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Simple Steps (IRE)2
11th Nov Naas(2m 4f , Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy, Heavy in Places) Tongie (IRE) 4th (16/1 11-5 Rated 109) B Hayes 5.25L in front of Simple Steps (IRE) 6th (5/1 10-1 Rated 91) P T Enright (13 ran)
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12th Nov Naas(2m 4f , Hcap Chase, Yielding To Soft, Soft In Places) Simple Steps (IRE) 3rd (10/1 9-12 Rated 88) P T Enright 43.00L in front of Tongie (IRE) 13th (10/1 11-7 Rated 111) D E Mullins (16 ran)
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Hand Of The King (IRE)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Hand Of The King (IRE) fell (7/1 10-12 Rated 102) J S McGarvey Tongie (IRE) unseated rider (10/3 11-3 Rated 105) K M Donoghue (13 ran)
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Hand Of The King (IRE) 7,gr g 11-6

Portrait Gallery-La Busona(Broken Hearted)

bl5(18) (In For A Win Racing Club)
Rated 102

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE802-8.00

26th Dec 17 Limerick(2m 3f 120yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 102 7/1 10-12 J S McGarvey fell(13 ran) in race won by Patsio

16th Sep 17 Listowel(2m 4f Novice Chase, Heavy, Soft in Places) 12/1 11-2 M A Enright pulled up(4 ran) in race won by Rathvinden

14th Sep 17 Listowel(2m 6f Novice Chase, Heavy) 10/1 11-12 M A Enright 3rd of 8 runners, 0.5L and 0.5L behind Une Lavandiere and Red River Gold

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Hand Of The King (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Aranhill Rascal (IRE)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 2nd (14/1 9-12 Rated 93) C D Meehan Hand Of The King (IRE) fell (7/1 10-12 Rated 102) J S McGarvey (13 ran)
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Tongie (IRE)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Hand Of The King (IRE) fell (7/1 10-12 Rated 102) J S McGarvey Tongie (IRE) unseated rider (10/3 11-3 Rated 105) K M Donoghue (13 ran)
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Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 7,br g 11-1

Scorpion-Isityourself(Milan)

cp6(12) (Keep The Faith Syndicate)
Rated 97

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE901-9.00

1st Jan 18 Fairyhouse(2m 5f 50yds Novice Chase, Heavy, Soft to Heavy in places) 40/1 11-7 B Browne (5) 6th of 8 runners, 37.75L behind Sutton Place

30th Nov 17 Thurles(2m 2f Novice Chase, Chase: soft. Hurdle: soft, soft to heavy in places) 100/1 11-7 B Browne (5) 8th of 13 runners, 50.5L behind Jett

18th Nov 17 Punchestown(2m 4f Novice Chase, Soft To Heavy) 100/1 11-5 Mr J W Reilly (7) pulled up(10 ran) in race won by Monalee

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Highest Benefit (IRE)1
8th Jan Naas(2m , Maiden Hurdle, Soft, soft to heavy in places) Highest Benefit (IRE) 16th (50/1 11-9 Rated 91) P E Corbett 22.50L in front of Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 20th (100/1 11-12) I J McCarthy (25 ran)
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Shrewdoperator (IRE)1
22nd Feb Punchestown(2m 6f , Hcap Hurdle, Heavy) Shrewdoperator (IRE) 7th (28/1 9-13 Rated 82) D E Mullins 14.00L in front of Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 12th (10/1 10-5 Rated 88) M A Enright (15 ran)
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Simple Steps (IRE) 8,gr m 11-1

Tikkanen-Burma(Sri Pekan)

(27) (Ballymartle Syndicate)
Rated 97

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1614-6.00
P2P520

17th Dec 17 Thurles(3m 121yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 90 9/1 10-7 P T Enright 1st of 18 runners, by 1.75L and 6L from Cappacurry Zak and Erkindale Lady

11th Nov 17 Naas(2m 4f Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy, Heavy in Places) Rated 91 5/1 10-1 P T Enright 6th of 13 runners, 21.75L behind First To Boogie

19th Oct 17 Punchestown(3m 1f Hcap Chase, Yielding To Soft (Soft after 3rd race)) Rated 91 8/1 10-7 Mr R P Quinlan (3) 3rd of 14 runners, 14L and 4.75L behind King s Song and The Bay Birch

Trainer Quotes

Robert Tyner quotes on Simple Steps (IRE)

she was very promising when she won her point to point but she just took her time to get it right and it took us a while to get it right with her. She was tough and did it well today. We'll go for something similar today and the lads are happy (Ballymartle Syndicate, from Riverstick)!
After Simple Steps (IRE) finished 1st at Thurles on Sun, 17th Dec 2017 3m Hcap Chase Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Simple Steps (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Highest Benefit (IRE)1
17th Dec Thurles(3m 121yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Simple Steps (IRE) 1st (9/1 10-7 Rated 90) P T Enright 9.00L in front of Highest Benefit (IRE) 4th (20/1 9-11 Rated 87) Trevor Ryan (18 ran)
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Tongie (IRE)2
11th Nov Naas(2m 4f , Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy, Heavy in Places) Tongie (IRE) 4th (16/1 11-5 Rated 109) B Hayes 5.25L in front of Simple Steps (IRE) 6th (5/1 10-1 Rated 91) P T Enright (13 ran)
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12th Nov Naas(2m 4f , Hcap Chase, Yielding To Soft, Soft In Places) Simple Steps (IRE) 3rd (10/1 9-12 Rated 88) P T Enright 43.00L in front of Tongie (IRE) 13th (10/1 11-7 Rated 111) D E Mullins (16 ran)
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Time And Times (IRE)1
17th Dec Thurles(3m 121yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Simple Steps (IRE) 1st (9/1 10-7 Rated 90) P T Enright Time And Times (IRE) pulled up (16/1 10-7 Rated 90) P F Mangan (18 ran)
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Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 10,bl g 10-13

Lend A Hand-Aran Treasure(Mister Lord)

ts9bl9(18) (P J Kelly)
Rated 95

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2613-11.00
P2P300

26th Dec 17 Limerick(2m 3f 120yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 93 14/1 9-12 C D Meehan (5) 2nd of 13 runners, 0.75L behind Patsio

30th Oct 17 Galway(2m 6f 111yds Hcap Chase, Chase: heavy. Hurdle/Bumper: soft to heavy.) Rated 94 16/1 11-5 D F O Regan pulled up(17 ran) in race won by Tomcoole Lad

21st Sep 17 Ballinrobe(2m 7f Hcap Chase, Soft To Heavy) Rated 95 7/1 11-2 J J Slevin 4th of 7 runners, 10.63L behind Off The Charts

Trainer Quotes

S J Mahon quotes on Aranhill Rascal (IRE)

I've always thought a little bit of the horse but a few of his owners were trying to get rid of him but I kept my faith in him. Through no fault of mine or the horse's, he has got into a few scrapes and it has affected his confidence and his jumping went to pieces at Roscommon the last day. I was hoping he'd do what he did today some day and it was a case of getting the ability out of him one day.
After Aranhill Rascal (IRE) finished 1st at Limerick on Sun, 21st May 2017 2m 3f Hcap Chase Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Aranhill Rascal (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Tongie (IRE)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 2nd (14/1 9-12 Rated 93) C D Meehan Tongie (IRE) unseated rider (10/3 11-3 Rated 105) K M Donoghue (13 ran)
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Shrewdoperator (IRE)1
21st Sep Ballinrobe(2m 7f , Hcap Chase, Soft To Heavy) Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 4th (7/1 11-2 Rated 95) J J Slevin 29.00L in front of Shrewdoperator (IRE) 6th (7/1 10-3 Rated 86) J P O'Sullivan (7 ran)
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Hand Of The King (IRE)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 2nd (14/1 9-12 Rated 93) C D Meehan Hand Of The King (IRE) fell (7/1 10-12 Rated 102) J S McGarvey (13 ran)
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Time And Times (IRE) 6,b g 10-6

Yeats-Shuil Bob(Bob Back)

(27) (Sean McNamara)
Rated 88

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1312-6.00
UK100-1.00

17th Dec 17 Thurles(3m 121yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 90 16/1 10-7 P F Mangan pulled up(18 ran) in race won by Simple Steps

19th Nov 17 Cork(2m 5f Novice Chase, Soft To Heavy, Heavy in Places (Hurdle), Soft To Heavy (Chase)) 28/1 11-9 J J Slevin (3) unseated rider(10 ran) in race won by Youcantcallherthat

10th Oct 17 Galway(2m 2f 54yds Novice Chase, Soft) 100/1 11-12 A E Lynch 13th of 14 runners, 56.81L behind Calino D airy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Time And Times (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Highest Benefit (IRE)1
17th Dec Thurles(3m 121yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Highest Benefit (IRE) 4th (20/1 9-11 Rated 87) Trevor Ryan Time And Times (IRE) pulled up (16/1 10-7 Rated 90) P F Mangan (18 ran)
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Simple Steps (IRE)1
17th Dec Thurles(3m 121yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Simple Steps (IRE) 1st (9/1 10-7 Rated 90) P T Enright Time And Times (IRE) pulled up (16/1 10-7 Rated 90) P F Mangan (18 ran)
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Bilbo Bagins (IRE)1
2nd Apr Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Time And Times (IRE) 7th (6/1 10-3 Rated 95) D F O'Regan .53L in front of Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 9th (7/1 10-12 Rated 104) S W Flanagan (16 ran)
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Highest Benefit (IRE) 9,b g 10-5

Beneficial-Deep Gold(Accordion)

ts2cp3(12) (W J Austin)
Rated 87

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1701-17.00

1st Jan 18 Tramore(2m 5f Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 87 7/1 11-0 Trevor Ryan (7) unseated rider(9 ran) in race won by Cerca Trova

17th Dec 17 Thurles(3m 121yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 87 20/1 9-11 Trevor Ryan (7) 4th of 18 runners, 9L behind Simple Steps

29th Nov 17 Punchestown(2m 6f 132yds Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy (Using Inside Straight For First Circuit, Finishing On Main) Rated 88 25/1 9-5 C A Landers (7) 6th of 17 runners, 34.81L behind Flynsini

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Highest Benefit (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Simple Steps (IRE)1
17th Dec Thurles(3m 121yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Simple Steps (IRE) 1st (9/1 10-7 Rated 90) P T Enright 9.00L in front of Highest Benefit (IRE) 4th (20/1 9-11 Rated 87) Trevor Ryan (18 ran)
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Tongie (IRE)1
29th Nov Punchestown(2m 6f 132yds, Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy (Using Inside Straight For First Circuit, Finishing On Main) Tongie (IRE) 5th (14/1 11-5 Rated 109) B Hayes 12.00L in front of Highest Benefit (IRE) 6th (25/1 9-5 Rated 88) C A Landers (17 ran)
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Shrewdoperator (IRE)1
4th Feb Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Highest Benefit (IRE) 9th (20/1 10-3 Rated 89) P E Corbett Shrewdoperator (IRE) pulled up (25/1 10-0 Rated 83) J J Burke (19 ran)
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Bilbo Bagins (IRE)1
4th Feb Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 8th (12/1 11-3 Rated 100) G N Fox 22.00L in front of Highest Benefit (IRE) 9th (20/1 10-3 Rated 89) P E Corbett (19 ran)
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Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE)1
8th Jan Naas(2m , Maiden Hurdle, Soft, soft to heavy in places) Highest Benefit (IRE) 16th (50/1 11-9 Rated 91) P E Corbett 22.50L in front of Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 20th (100/1 11-12) I J McCarthy (25 ran)
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Time And Times (IRE)1
17th Dec Thurles(3m 121yds, Hcap Chase, Heavy) Highest Benefit (IRE) 4th (20/1 9-11 Rated 87) Trevor Ryan Time And Times (IRE) pulled up (16/1 10-7 Rated 90) P F Mangan (18 ran)
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Shrewdoperator (IRE) 8,gr g 10-3

Medaaly-Fitanga(Fijar Tango)

ts6cp2(13) (Oliver Barden)
Rated 85

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE22137.00

31st Dec 17 Punchestown(2m 100yds Hcap Chase, Soft To Heavy) Rated 85 33/1 9-10 D E Mullins 4th of 9 runners, 27.25L behind Robin Des Mana

30th Nov 17 Thurles(2m 2f Hcap Chase, Chase: soft. Hurdle: soft, soft to heavy in places) Rated 86 14/1 10-10 C D Maxwell 7th of 10 runners, 36.5L behind Surrogate Lad

5th Nov 17 Cork(2m 160yds Hcap Chase, Soft, soft to heavy in places) Rated 80 28/1 9-10 C D Maxwell 1st of 9 runners, by 1.5L and 0.5L from Dark Outsider and Little Stevie

Trainer Quotes

P J Rothwell quotes on Shrewdoperator (IRE)

I had a lot of confidence in him today because of the heavy ground and was hoping he’d run a big race. He had been placed in a few bumpers early in his career but was always well beaten and was just a little slow over hurdles as he is a big horse. He proper missed the last but stayed at it well. Oliver and Marie (Barden) are so good to me and are great great supporters and all their family love racing; I’d two winners for them at the start of the summer and it’s great to have another one now.
After Shrewdoperator (IRE) finished 1st at Cork on Sun, 5th Nov 2017 2m Hcap Chase Soft

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Shrewdoperator (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Highest Benefit (IRE)1
4th Feb Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Highest Benefit (IRE) 9th (20/1 10-3 Rated 89) P E Corbett Shrewdoperator (IRE) pulled up (25/1 10-0 Rated 83) J J Burke (19 ran)
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Aranhill Rascal (IRE)1
21st Sep Ballinrobe(2m 7f , Hcap Chase, Soft To Heavy) Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 4th (7/1 11-2 Rated 95) J J Slevin 29.00L in front of Shrewdoperator (IRE) 6th (7/1 10-3 Rated 86) J P O'Sullivan (7 ran)
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Bilbo Bagins (IRE)1
4th Feb Fairyhouse(2m 4f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Bilbo Bagins (IRE) 8th (12/1 11-3 Rated 100) G N Fox Shrewdoperator (IRE) pulled up (25/1 10-0 Rated 83) J J Burke (19 ran)
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Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE)1
22nd Feb Punchestown(2m 6f , Hcap Hurdle, Heavy) Shrewdoperator (IRE) 7th (28/1 9-13 Rated 82) D E Mullins 14.00L in front of Hold Onto Your Hat (IRE) 12th (10/1 10-5 Rated 88) M A Enright (15 ran)
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Glacial Shadow (IRE) 9,ch g 9-10

Kutub-Ardlea Dawn(Glacial Storm)

(18) (Mrs Bernadette Colleary)
Rated 76

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE600-6.00
P2P300

26th Dec 17 Down Royal(2m 3f 150yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 78 16/1 1 S J Gray (3) 9th of 14 runners, 34L behind The Informer

10th Dec 17 Punchestown(2m Novice Chase, Heavy) 100/1 11-7 B Browne (5) unseated rider(10 ran) in race won by Avenir D Une Vie

12th Nov 17 Navan(2m 1f Novice Chase, Soft To Heavy, heavy in places) 100/1 11-7 B Browne (5) 6th of 6 runners, 77.5L behind Footpad

Long Handicap Glacial Shadow 9-8.

First Time - In a Chase Handicap Hold Onto Your Hat» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 9/4 Simple Steps, 7/2 Bilbo Bagins, 4/1 Aranhill Rascal, 7/1 Highest Benefit, 8/1 Tongie, Hand Of The King, 16/1 Hold Onto Your Hat, Shrewdoperator, 20/1 Time And Times, 25/1 Glacial Shadow.

Previous Years
2017 Tulpar 10 10-8 R P Treacy 16/1 (Patrick Neville)
2016 Flemenstorm 8 10-10 C D Timmons 3/1Fav (Edward Cawley)
2015 Treacy's Star 7 10-0 B Hayes 9/2 (P A Fahy)
2014 Refused A Name 7 10-6 C D Timmons 7/2 (John Joseph Hanlon)
2013 Popaflora 7 10-1 A Ring 11/2 (P J Rothwell)

Symbols Explained

ts2 Tongue Strap vs2 Visor hd2 Hood es2 Eye Shield ec2 Eye Cover cp2 Cheekpiece bl2 Blinkers tt2 Tongue Tie cd2 Course and Distance Winner c2 Course Winner d2 Distance Winner bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run

The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.

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