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Dounikos (FR) 7,b g 11-10

Smadoun-Baby Sitter(Nikos)

(18) d1 (Gigginstown House Stud)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE104237.81
P2P110

26th Dec 17 Limerick(2m 3f 120yds Novice Chase, Heavy) 14/1 11-4 A Ring 1st of 6 runners, by 4.5L and 4.5L from Tombstone and Arbre De Vie

25th Nov 17 Gowran Park(2m 4f Novice Chase, Heavy) 28/1 11-12 K M Donoghue 1st of 7 runners, by 3.25L and 32L from Monbeg Notorious and Inch Rise

19th Feb 17 Navan(2m 6f 70yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Rated 122 10/1 11-5 L J McGuinness (4) 9th of 13 runners, 52.75L behind Mad Brian

Trainer Quotes

Gordon Elliott quotes on Dounikos (FR)

I had the other horse (Al Boum Photo) covered going down to the last; I was flying and he was such a good leaper, he gains two or three lengths at every fence. He's an outsider but when you're riding for Gordon that doesn't really matter. He jumped and travelled like a winner everywhere and quickened down to the second last and the last and had plenty left. That's my biggest winner; I previously won a few big handicap hurdles but that is my first Graded win. That's my second winner for Gordon and I ride out once a week. I've been riding out for the last six months and said I may as well join the queue!
After Dounikos (FR) finished 1st at Limerick on Tue, 26th Dec 2017 2m 3f Novice Chase Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Dounikos (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Arbre De Vie (FR)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Novice Chase, Heavy) Dounikos (FR) 1st (14/1 11-4) A Ring 9.00L in front of Arbre De Vie (FR) 3rd (10/1 11-4 Rated 146) Alexis Poirier (6 ran)
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Arbre De Vie (FR) 8,b g 11-1

Antarctique-Nouvelle Recrue(Ragmar)

(18) (Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 144

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1526-10.35
UK511-2.90
Other101

26th Dec 17 Limerick(2m 3f 120yds Novice Chase, Heavy) Rated 146 10/1 11-4 Alexis Poirier 3rd of 6 runners, 4.5L and 4.5L behind Dounikos and Tombstone

19th Nov 17 Punchestown(2m 6f 140yds Novice Chase, Soft To Heavy (heavy in places)) Rated 149 13/2 11-3 P Townend 4th of 5 runners, 23.75L behind Jury Duty

10th Oct 17 Galway(2m 6f 111yds Chase, Soft) Rated 149 5/4Fav 11-8 R Walsh 4th of 5 runners, 46L behind A Genie In Abottle

Trainer Quotes

W P Mullins quotes on Arbre De Vie (FR)

That's a nice race for Arbre De Vie to open his account over fences. He will probably go down the novice route and I'd imagine that Shaneshill will go for the Kerry National. Ruby did very well to stay on board and it was a fair performance by rider and the horse not to fall. He was probably a shade unlucky not to win. We have had a great week. The Galway Hurdle was a bit disappointing and we went close in the Plate. Riven Light was a bit unlucky but I think we have had the rub of the green all week so we can't complain.
After Arbre De Vie (FR) finished 1st at Galway on Sun, 6th Aug 2017 2m 6f Chase Soft to Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Arbre De Vie (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Dounikos (FR)1
26th Dec Limerick(2m 3f 120yds, Novice Chase, Heavy) Dounikos (FR) 1st (14/1 11-4) A Ring 9.00L in front of Arbre De Vie (FR) 3rd (10/1 11-4 Rated 146) Alexis Poirier (6 ran)
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Invitation Only (IRE) 7,b g 11-1

Flemensfirth-Norabelle(Alamo Bay)

(35) c1 d1 (Andrea Wylie & Graham Wylie)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE7410.98
P2P110

9th Dec 17 Navan(2m 4f Novice Chase, Soft, Soft To Heavy In Places) 2/1 11-12 P Townend 1st of 7 runners, by 4.25L and 5.5L from Any Second Now and Moulin A Vent

18th Nov 17 Punchestown(2m 4f Novice Chase, Soft To Heavy) 2/1 11-12 R Walsh fell(10 ran) in race won by Monalee

2nd Apr 17 Fairyhouse(2m 4f Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Rated 140 11/10Fav 11-5 R Walsh 6th of 9 runners, 15.25L behind Al Boum Photo

Trainer Quotes

W P Mullins quotes on Invitation Only (IRE)

He was very impressive and jumped great. He might be back to what we thought he could have been two years ago. His jumping is his forte. He could go three miles, whether that will be Christmas or later, we'll have to see if Christmas comes too soon.
After Invitation Only (IRE) finished 1st at Navan on Sat, 9th Dec 2017 2m 4f Novice Chase Soft

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Koshari (FR) 6,br g 11-1

Walk In The Park-Honor May(Balleroy)

(27) c1 (Mrs S Ricci)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE3201.48

17th Dec 17 Thurles(2m 2f Novice Chase, Heavy) 8/11Fav 11-12 D E Mullins 1st of 9 runners, by 15L and shd from Veneziano Springs and Wishmoor

12th Nov 16 Naas(2m Hurdle, Yielding To Soft, Soft In Places) 13/8JFav 11-3 R Walsh 4th of 4 runners, 10.25L behind Missy Tata

29th Apr 16 Punchestown(2m Hurdle, Yielding) 7/4 11-2 P Townend 1st of 8 runners, by 1.5L and 1.5L from Bello Conti and Three Wise Men

Trainer Quotes

W P Mullins quotes on Koshari (FR)

He was very green. I just wanted to get a run into him to see what we had before we put him out. He doesn't look too bad,. I don't know how good or bad he is but he looks a nice model and of course he's by Walk In The Park. He's not four until the end of May. He'll probably stay hurdling next season rather than go chasing.
After Koshari (FR) finished 1st at Punchestown on Fri, 29th Apr 2016 2m Hurdle Yielding

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Mall Dini (IRE) 8,b g 11-1

Milan-Winsome Breeze(Glacial Storm)

ts7(41) (Philip J Reynolds)
Rated 143

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1629-8.75
UK21013.00
P2P220

3rd Dec 17 Fairyhouse(3m 5f Hcap Chase, Soft) Rated 143 9/1 11-8 M P Walsh 4th of 14 runners, 20.75L behind Presenting Percy

30th Oct 17 Galway(2m 6f 111yds Novice Chase, Chase: heavy. Hurdle/Bumper: soft to heavy.) Rated 143 6/1 11-12 R Walsh 5th of 8 runners, 18.5L behind Presenting Percy

16th Mar 17 Cheltenham(3m 2f Hcap Chase, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 143 11/2 11-10 Ms K Walsh 5th of 24 runners, 3L behind Domesday Book

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Mossback (IRE) 6,b g 11-1

Yeats-Sejour(Bob Back)

(63) c1 (Gigginstown House Stud)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE63143.00

11th Nov 17 Naas(2m 3f Novice Chase, Soft to Heavy, Heavy in Places) 33/1 11-12 J W Kennedy 1st of 12 runners, by 3L and 7L from Snow Falcon and Bacardys

17th Apr 17 Fairyhouse(2m 6f Hcap Hurdle, Good To Yielding) Rated 135 14/1 11-10 B J Cooper pulled up(17 ran) in race won by Showem Silver

22nd Feb 17 Punchestown(2m 4f Maiden Hurdle, Heavy) 5/1 11-10 B J Cooper 1st of 18 runners, by nk and 3.75L from Castello Sforza and Mighty Stowaway

Trainer Quotes

Gordon Elliott quotes on Mossback (IRE)

That was a bit of a surprise. I thought he'd want further and he does want further as he was off the bridle but kept galloping. He will definitely go further.
After Mossback (IRE) finished 1st at Naas on Sat, 11th Nov 2017 2m 3f Novice Chase Soft to Heavy

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The Storyteller (IRE) 7,ch g 11-1

Shantou-Bally Bolshoi(Bob Back)

(42) (Mrs P Sloan)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE10440.75

2nd Dec 17 Fairyhouse(2m 5f 50yds Novice Chase, Soft) 11/4 11-12 K M Donoghue 1st of 7 runners, by 4.75L and 0.75L from Sutton Manor and Livelovelaugh

7th Nov 17 Fairyhouse(2m 4f Hurdle, Soft) Rated 142 5/4Fav 11-10 J W Kennedy 2nd of 6 runners, 2.25L behind Chateau Conti

19th Jan 17 Thurles(2m 6f 153yds Hurdle, Yielding to soft) 5/2 11-5 J W Kennedy 1st of 6 runners, by 9L and 10L from Battleford and Wishmoor

Trainer Quotes

Gordon Elliott quotes on The Storyteller (IRE)

He jumps and he gallops. We’ll see where we go from here whether he’ll go for a handicap or stay the novice route. The owners like to go to Cheltenham, so more than likely he will go for something over there. I’m not sure if he will go for something before that. This might not be his ideal track as he was flat out early, and a more galloping track would suit him better.
After The Storyteller (IRE) finished 1st at Thurles on Thu, 19th Jan 2017 2m 6f Hurdle Yielding to Soft

Probable SP 9/4 The Storyteller, 5/2 Invitation Only, 5/1 Koshari, 6/1 Dounikos, Mossback, 10/1 Arbre De Vie, 12/1 Mall Dini.

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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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