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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


North Yorkshire trainer John Quinn is content with the assessment of British Horseracing Authority senior handicapper Phil Smith, who has allotted his Grade Three John Smith’s Grand National hope, Character Building, a handy 10st 5lb for the £800,000 Aintree spectacular on Saturday, April 5.

The lightly-raced eight-year-old went into several notebooks as a potential John Smith’s Grand National contender when finishing a fine third behind the brilliant Denman on his sole start so far this term, in a top-class renewal of the Grade Three Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury on December 1.

Quinn revealed today: “We are happy with the weight he has and he is in good form with himself at present. He is in the John Smith’s Grand National so we will see. I will run him at Cheltenham first and then we will make our minds up about Aintree. The plan is to go for the William Hill Trophy and he will also be put in the Kim Muir.”

Character Building enjoyed a fine novice campaign last term, winning twice and running second to Butler’s Cabin in the four-mile, one furling National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Quinn’s charge was beaten only three quarters of a length at level weights that day and Butler’s Cabin, who went on to secure the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, is 9lb worse off in the handicap for the John Smith’s Grand National.

The Malton handler continued: “He looks on a nice mark in relation to his run at Cheltenham last year but then that depends if you think Butler’s Cabin can win the John Smith’s Grand National.”

Character Building is a 20/1 chance with the tote, official betting partner of the John Smith’s Grand National Meeting.

Another leading contender allotted 10st 5lb is the Nick Williams-trained Philson Run, who carried the same weight when 17 lengths fourth to Silver Birch in last year’s running of the great race.

The 12-year-old, who has relatively few miles on the clock, made a pleasing seasonal debut in the Grade Three totesport.com Classic Chase at Warwick on January 12. Philson Run stayed on in the heavy ground to finish seven lengths second to D’Argent in the three miles, five furlongs contest.

Williams, who trains in Devon, commented today about the 33/1 hope: “The weight he has is fine, I have no problem with that. The plan is very much to go for the John Smith’s Grand National. Hopefully, he will run this coming Saturday at Haydock in the Red Square Vodka Gold Cup.

“I’m hopeful of another good run at Aintree in April. I can’t ever be confident because he has a history of difficulties in training. If you see me there on the day, that is the main thing. The issue really is getting him to the John Smith’s Grand National in one piece on the day. The ground doesn’t matter much to him really.”

Irish handler Pat Hughes is satisfied with the 10st 10lb given to his hope, Point Barrow, who was 8/1 co-favourite for last year’s John Smith’s Grand National but fell at the first fence.

Hughes reported today: “He’s weighted two pounds less than last year for the John Smith’s Grand National. When he ran in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury in December he was rated 138 and now he’s rated 142, so he’s gone up 4lb since, when I’d have preferred him to be left alone.

“This season we will school him over Grand National-type fences at home prior to April, which I didn’t get the chance to do last year. He wore blinkers for the first time in the Thyestes Chase last time and they helped him concentrate early on in the race. Hopefully this time he will get further than the first fence at Aintree!

“He never shows much before Christmas and we’ve always regarded him as a spring horse. It takes a lot to get him fit and he seems to show his best form later on in the season.”

Point Barrow is currently 16/1 for the John Smith’s Grand National with the tote.


The weights launch for this year’s John Smith’s Grand National, held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London, on Tuesday, February 5, once again highlighted the continued improvement in the overall calibre of competitors in the world’s greatest steeplechase.

Statistics don’t lie and the numbers this year show that the entries for the 2008 John Smith’s Grand National continue the trend of recent times in attracting a greater depth of high-class horses.

The median rating of the entries this year tallies, at 137, with the median of the 2007 entries at the same stage and is seven pounds higher than the 2004 median.

Beef Or Salmon, the Michael Hourigan-trained 10-time Grade One winner, heads the weights on 11st 12lb and is one of 105 horses in the handicap proper for the Aintree showpiece on Saturday, April 5. That figure represents an impressive 70 per cent of the 149 entries.

British Horseracing Authority Head of Handicapping Phil Smith has expertly framed the weights for the John Smith’s Grand National and the number of horses weighted within the handicap at the weights launch is far and away the highest in recent times.

The figure is impressive when compared to the 92 horses in the handicap at the same stage in 2005, when the race attracted an initial bumper entry of 152, and highlights a vast improvement to the depth of quality when compared to the 29 horses weighted in the handicap in 1999, a year that saw only 95 entries and a final field of 32 on the big day itself.

The past three renewals of the John Smith’s Grand National have attracted a maximum field of 40 and with such a strong entry again, confidence is high that the 2008 race will once more see the full quota line up for the thrilling test.

It is also likely that this year’s contest will continue the trend of the previous three runnings, in which each of the 40 horses on the day competed from within the handicap proper. In 1999, no fewer than 18 horses were wrong at the weights but, since 2001 when 13 horses on the day were outside the handicap, that number has decreased as the overall calibre of the John Smith’s Grand National entries has continued to improve.

Top-weight Beef Or Salmon is allotted a handicap mark of 159, making him one of eight entries rated 155 or above. In 2004, 2005 and 2007, only five horses were rated in that bracket, while in 2006 the number was four.

The other seven horses rated 155+ are Celestial Gold (157), Turpin Green (157), Hedgehunter (156), Hi Cloy (156), Knowhere (155), Mr Pointment (155) and Ollie Magern (155).

The 12 horses in this year’s handicap rated 150-154 equals 2007 and is an improvement on the number of horses in the handicap when the weights were revealed at this juncture in the previous three seasons.

In 1999 and 2004, the horse positioned 95th in the handicap made it to the starting line at Aintree but with the race consistently attracting a host of top-class runners, the past three renewals have seen horses ranked 75th (2007), 76th (2006) and 75th (2005) the last to make it in to the final 40.

The lowest rated horse at the weights launch to make the field of 32 for the 1999 John Smith’s Grand National had a rating of 110, whereas the past three renewals have seen horses with an official mark of 134 as the last to make the cut for the big race.

Red Rum, the legendary triple winner (1973, 1974 and 1977), is the only horse in the past 50 years to carry more than 11st 5lb to victory but with 14 horses currently weighted with that weight or more, there are plenty of high-class performers in line for an attempt to make history. These include totesport’s long-time ante-post favourite Mr Pointment (11st 8lb) who is now 12/1 co-second favourite with Bewleys Berry (10st 11lb) and Cloudy Lane (10st 8lb). Current market leader Snowy Morning (8/1) has 10st 12lb.


Damian Walker of the tote, the official betting partner of the John Smith’s Grand National, reports significant support for the Willie Mullins-trained Snowy Morning following the release of the weights and the eight-year-old’s fantastic effort when third to The Listener in the Grade One Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Sunday, February 10.

Walker revealed today: “The big news is what happened at Leopardstown. Willie Mullins wasn’t that happy with the horse’s John Smith’s Grand National weight of 10st 12lb. But when you look at what he did in the Irish Hennessy, beaten six lengths by The Listener who is rated 170, on that running he will be extremely well in on 10st 12lb in the John Smith’s Grand National. He made a mistake three out and but for that he may have finished closer, so I think if the handicapper could reassess the weights after that race, there’s no question that the horse would have more than 10st 12lb.

“We were going 10/1 and we’re now 8/1. We saw good money as well for Snowy Morning on the day the weights went out, which saw him go from 14/1 to 12/1 and then he was backed in from 12/1 to 10/1. He could start extremely short on the day.”

The other significant mover in the market is a horse with John Smith’s Grand National-winning connections. Cloudy Lane is trained by Donald McCain, son of retired four-time John Smith’s Grand National-winning trainer Ginger McCain (1973, 1974 and 1977 Red Rum; 2004 Amberleigh House) and is owned by successful owner Trevor Hemmings (2005 Hedgehunter).

Walker revealed: “Cloudy Lane ran a blinder when he won at Ayr on Saturday. We were 20/1 about him when the weights came out and saw really good money so cut him to 16/1. He’s now 12/1 and obviously his trainer, Donald McCain, knows a thing or two about training a Grand National winner given his father’s (Ginger McCain) record. It would be fantastic if Donald could follow in Ginger’s footsteps and of course the owner is Trevor Hemmings who won it with Hedgehunter, so he would be a popular winner.”

Walker reports, unsurprisingly, that the support for longtime antepost favourite Mr Pointment, winner of the Grade Three totesport.com Becher Chase over the course, has evaporated.

He said: “The top three in the weights, Beef Or Salmon, Celestial Gold and Turpin Green will be racing off lower marks than they would be in an ordinary handicap and that means Mr Pointment, who could realistically have been expected to get seven or eight pounds from those, if not more, is only in receipt of a few pounds on 11st 8lb. Red Rum is the only horse in the last 50 years to carry 11st 5lb or more to victory so Mr Pointment has it all to do.

“He was our worst antepost loser going into the weights launch but he has been friendless since. That tells the story - money talks and the punters think he has too much weight.”


Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course at Aintree, revealed today: “I walked the course on Friday and it’s starting to fill in well after the October and November racedays. There is some good germination, and with this mild weather we are experiencing, the grass is just starting to grow away a bit. We don’t usually expect to be saying that in mid-February so I’m delighted with that.

“The ground is lovely at the moment. The mild weather is helping and we’re just keeping an eye on it and trying to encourage growth as much as we can. We will start building the fences in mid-March.”

Class 1, Grade 3, £800,000 total Prize Fund, Aintree, Saturday, April 5, 2008. For six-year-olds old and upwards which are allotted a rating of 110 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 3, 2008. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at January 29, 2008, may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances to February 3, 2008, would merit a minimum rating of 110. To qualify horses must have run at least three times in Steeple Chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Turf Authority up to and including February 3, 2008. At the Handicapper's discretion such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. No penalties after publication of the weights. Entries closed January 29, entries revealed January 30 (150 entries, 1 not qualified), weights revealed February 5, first forfeit stage March 4, second forfeit stage March 18. Five/six-day confirmation stage March 31, final declaration stage 10.00am, April 3. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, February 11.

Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
2100-345 BEEF OR SALMON (IRE) 12-11-12 Joe Craig Michael Hourigan IRE
130/U1/-P3 CELESTIAL GOLD (IRE) 10-11-10 David Johnson David Pipe
P235-41 TURPIN GREEN (IRE) 9-11-10 Trevor Hemmings Nicky Richards
2/500-P50 HEDGEHUNTER (IRE) 12-11-09 Trevor Hemmings Willie Mullins IRE
P-26251 HI CLOY (IRE) 11-11-09 Susan McCloy Michael Hourigan IRE
U-135P1 KNOWHERE (IRE) 10 -11-08 Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies
5/122-41 MR POINTMENT (IRE) 9-11-08 Stockton Heath Racing Paul Nicholls
5/U40-164 OLLIE MAGERN 10-11-08 Roger Nicholls Nigel Twiston-Davies
4030-14 FORGET THE PAST 10-11-07 Sean Mulryan Michael O'Brien IRE
44R5-33 MONKERHOSTIN (FR) 11-11-07 Martin St Quinton Philip Hobbs
210P-P12 TURKO (FR) 6-11-07 The Stewart Family Paul Nicholls
1/23P-362 FOREMAN (GER) 10-11-06 J P McManus Charlie Swan IRE
03-4425 MADISON DU BERLAIS (FR) 7-11-06 Roger Stanley & Yvonne Reynolds II David Pipe
3U/232/-00 RULE SUPREME (IRE) 12-11-05 John Fallon Willie Mullins IRE
513P-P4 BILLYVODDAN (IRE) 9-11-04 Trevor Hemmings Henry Daly
112111 JOE LIVELY (IRE) 9-11-04 Richard Dimond Colin Tizzard
21B213 KNIGHT LEGEND (IRE) 9-11-04 Lynn Wilson Jessica Harrington IRE
11F-52U SIMON 9-11-04 Mercy Rimell John Spearing
1120-1P OPERA MUNDI (FR) 6-11-03 Sir Robert Ogden Paul Nicholls
66-3632 UNGARO (FR) 9-11-03 Sir Robert Ogden Keith Reveley
r416F5 IRON MAN (FR) 7-11-02 Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen
F/2520P-1 THISTHATANDTOTHER (IRE) 12-11-02 Graham Roach Paul Nicholls
4361-2PU DREAM ALLIANCE 7-11-01 The Alliance Partnership Philip Hobbs
6P-24121 FUNDAMENTALIST (IRE) 10-11-01 C Cornes Nigel Twiston-Davies
43011-30 BUTLER'S CABIN (FR) 8-11-00 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
F53-62S SLIM PICKINGS (IRE) 9-11-00 Doubtful Five Syndicate Tom Taaffe IRE
4P3F651 CHELSEA HARBOUR (IRE) 8-10-13 P Duffin Tom Mullins IRE
400-0110 VODKA BLEU (FR) 9-10-13 David Johnson David Pipe
00-6300 L'AMI (FR) 9-10-12 J P McManus Francois Doumen FR
124-F113 SNOWY MORNING (IRE) 8-10-12 Quayside Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
1-0010F ALEXANDER TAIPAN (IRE) 8-10-11 Noel O'Callaghan Willie Mullins IRE
P/420F-2 BEWLEYS BERRY (IRE) 10-10-11 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
2P0450- CONTRABAND 10-10-11 Fergus Wilson Paul Murphy
1103-PP DOM D'ORGEVAL (FR) 8-10-11 A White and Mrs Underhill David Pipe
410612- MCKELVEY (IRE) 9-10-11 N Elliott Peter Bowen
1400-102 ROMAN ARK 10-10-11 Richard Collins Malcolm Jefferson
P-20030 JOAACI (IRE) 8-10-10 David Johnson David Pipe
2-00004 POINT BARROW (IRE) 10-10-10 Mrs P Clune Hughes Patrick Hughes IRE
PP0-10P SIR REMBRANDT (IRE) 12-10-10 Alan Hordle Victor Dartnall
P0150P-2 CORNISH REBEL (IRE) 11-10-09 Halewood International Ltd Lisa Williamson
PP2-P01 D'ARGENT (IRE) 11-10-09 Nigel Bunter Alan King
30-434P NO FULL (FR) 7-10-09 Mrs P Doyle Eoin Doyle IRE
3-F106P BAILY BREEZE (IRE) 9-10-08 R Scott Mouse Morris IRE
522-360 BOB HALL (IRE) 7-10-08 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neil
201U-511 CLOUDY LANE 8-10-08 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain Jnr
U22P-22 KING JOHNS CASTLE (IRE) 9-10-08 J P McManus Arthur Moore IRE
422434- MON MOME (FR) 8-10-08 Vida Bingham Venetia Williams
422F22- NINE DE SIVOLA (FR) 7-10-08 The DPRP Sivola Partnership Ferdy Murphy
132000 ALWAYS WAINING (IRE) 7-10-07 Mr & Mrs Peter Douglas Peter Bowen
026-2P0 CORNISH SETT (IRE) 9-10-07 Peter Hart Paul Nicholls
PP-1043 NAUNTON BROOK 9-10-07 David Langdon Nigel Twiston-Davies
0-23113 OVER THE CREEK 9-10-07 David Johnson David Pipe
5423-54 PARSONS LEGACY (IRE) 10-10-07R Offer Philip Hobbs
U50P-0U PATSY HALL (IRE) 8-10-07 C Byrne Tony Martin IRE
6F-04U33 ROYAL AUCLAIR (FR) 11-10-07 Clive Smith Paul Nicholls
0211-U1 ROYAL COUNTY STAR (IRE) 9-10-07 Dunsany Racing Syndicate Tony Martin IRE
554-5062 TUMBLING DICE (IRE) 9-10-07 Lucy Donegan Tom Taaffe IRE
FP/24/0-14 BACKBEAT (IRE) 11-10-06 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
6/4P/-0P2 COMPLY OR DIE (IRE) 9-10-06 David Johnson David Pipe
UU-20U5 IDLE TALK (IRE) 9-10-06 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain Jnr
2P-4300F KELAMI (FR) 10-10-06 Halewood International Ltd Francois Doumen FR
11305-54 MILAN DEUX MILLE (FR) 6-10-06 Fergus & Judith Wilson David Pipe
3PF-013 NADOVER (FR) 7-10-06 Tony Hayward and Barry Fulton Charlie Mann
0-56442 BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 9-10-05 Gerard Burke Dessie Hughes IRE
1412P-3 CHARACTER BUILDING (IRE) 8-10-05 E Wright John Quinn
11P-0P6 HOMER WELLS (IRE) 10-10-05 Mrs M McMahon Willie Mullins IRE
135326 PATMAN DU CHARMIL (FR) 6-10-05 Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies
1P6/04-2 PHILSON RUN (IRE) 12-10-05 Gale Force One Nick Williams
14-55P5 URSUMMAN (IRE) 9-10-05 J P McManus Niall Madden IRE
62-166P ARDAGHEY (IRE) 9-10-04 D & S Goodman Nigel Twiston-Davies
P11-0PP BARON WINDRUSH 10-10-04 The Double Octagon Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies
3-55034 BOYCHUK (IRE) 7-10-04 Diana Whateley Philip Hobbs
0F251P-0 DUN DOIRE (IRE) 9-10-04 Dunderry Racing Syndicate Tony Martin IRE
06/001P- JOES EDGE (IRE) 11-10-04 Chemipetro Limited Ferdy Murphy
44-31P3 KILBEGGAN BLADE 9-10-04 K & Mrs A Doocey Tom George
113122 COOL RUNNING (IRE) 8-10-03 J P McManus Christy Roche IRE
10F0/16- DROMBEAG (IRE) 10-10-03 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
21-0PF0 DUNBRODY MILLAR (IRE) 10-10-03Dundon Else Partnership Peter Bowen
43-6303 IN THE HIGH GRASS (IRE) 7-10-03 Mrs M Hally Tom Taaffe IRE
146/0/10- LONGSHANKS 11-10-03 Alan Halsall Kim Bailey
312/452- OSSMOSES (IRE) 11-10-03 Don Forster Don Forster
P-2UU46 LE DUC (FR) 9-10-02 The Stewart Family Paul Nicholls
U0-6000 LIVINGSTONEBRAMBLE (IRE) 12-10-02 Favourites Racing Willie Mullins IRE
65-2FP0F MERDEKA (IRE) 8-10-02 Maurice Clifford Tom Taaffe IRE
06045P-P NIRVANA DU BOURG (FR) 7-10-02 Trevor Hemmings Venetia Williams
3/02-223 PAK JACK (FR) 8-10-02 The Bellflower Pak Jack Partnership Richard Phillips
3542-4P THEATRE KNIGHT (IRE) 10-10-02 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
210123 TOM SAYERS (IRE) 10-10-02 Capt Bill Edwards-Heathcote Philip Hobbs
1650PP BALLYCASSIDY (IRE) 12-10-01 Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen
141-1F4 BLUE SPLASH (FR) 8-10-01 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Peter Bowen
P/14P-6P BOB BOB BOBBIN 9-10-01 Sarah Tizzard Colin Tizzard
P/013/-62 CAPTAIN CORELLI 11-10-01 Patrick Bancroft Philip Hobbs
P12/-P225 ERIC'S CHARM (FR) 10-10-01 Martin St Quinton & Peter Deal Oliver Sherwood
340-050 HEAR THE ECHO (IRE) 7-10-01 Gigginstown House Stud Mouse Morris IRE
U0-10614 IRISH RAPTOR (IRE) 9-10-01 Caroline Beresford-Wylie Nigel Twiston-Davies
11F2-00 LOULOU NIVERNAIS (FR) 9-10-01 Mrs A Heayns Nigel Hawke
3P-5P13 NEWBAY PROP (IRE) 9-10-01 Bill Moffett Tony Martin IRE
330-1111 RISK ACCESSOR (IRE) 13-10-01 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
110-332 BANNISTER LANE 8-10-00 Shaw Hill Golf Club(Sage Cott Props Ltd) Donald McCain Jnr
1F-0406 GLENFINN CAPTAIN (IRE) 9-10-00 J P McManus Tom Taaffe IRE
P11056 LAMPION DU BOST (FR) 9-10-00 The Dodoz Partnership Jim Goldie
122-505 LANKAWI 6-10-00 Jill Day Peter Bowen
0P-14F0 MAJADAL (FR) 10-10-00 Fergus Wilson Michael Scudamore
60F0U0 TOMMY SPAR 8-10-00 Ralph Morgans Peter Bowen
4312-34 WHISPERED SECRET (GER) 9-10-00 David Manasseh David Pipe
12-P4P1 BALLYFOY (IRE) 7-9-13 M George Tom George
F60P00-3 INNOX (FR) 12-9-13 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
053U3P- SWEET DIVERSION (IRE) 9-9-13 Ian Marshall Paul Nicholls
P0P0-00 TAKE THE STAND (IRE) 12-9-13 David Robbins Frank Ridge Peter Bowen
621P1F/- YOU'RE SPECIAL (USA) 11-9-13 Diane O' Rourke Ferdy Murphy
220236 BOTHAR NA (IRE) 9-9-12 Mrs Michael O'Dwyer Willie Mullins IRE
0/1P061/-0 FUSTRIEN DU PAON (FR) 12-9-12 Fergus Wilson Richard Chotard FR
6P-6FP23 LEADING MAN (IRE) 8-9-12 Mrs C McKeane Ferdy Murphy
P62P-P4 NITRAT (FR) 7-9-12 Peter Hans Vogt Francois Doumen FR
123112- NOIR ET VERT (FR) 7-9-12 Plantation Stud Ferdy Murphy
0-46320 OODACHEE 9-9-12 Modreeny Syndicate Charlie Swan IRE
323-0P3 PREACHER BOY 9-9-12 Hunt & Co (Bournemouth) Ltd Ron Hodges
415/-2P0 AZULEJO (FR) 10-9-11 J Wilson & T Wilson Michael Scudamore
3110-PP FLINTOFF (USA) 7-9-11 Andrew Flintoff & Paul Beck Venetia Williams
200-563 FLYING ENTERPRISE (IRE) 8-9-11 Malcolm Edwards Evan Williams
231453 IRISH WOLF (FR) 8-9-11 The Hacking Partnership Peter Bowen
06P-040 ST MATTHEW (USA) 10-9-11 Keith Nicholson Sue Smith
20-0340 BROOKLYN BREEZE (IRE) 11-9-10 Ashleybank Investments Limited Len Lungo
2/1F-1SF NOT LEFT YET (IRE) 7-9-10 David Johnson David Pipe
4//0041/-PP OUR ARMAGEDDON (NZ) 11-9-10 Leslie Garrett Richard Guest
1P-PPP2P PASS ME BY 9-9-10 Paul Beck Venetia Williams
4120022 BURNTOAKBOY 10-9-09 Dr Richard and Laura Newland Dr Richard Newland
0/04P60- NATIVE JACK (IRE) 14-9-09 G Burke/R Bagnall/N O'Farrell/K Sexton Philip Rothwell IRE
U-F01554 SEA DIVA (IRE) 8-9-09 C O'Reilly Dessie Hughes IRE
2460-425 OSCAR INDIA (IRE) 9-9-08 A Burns Henry de Bromhead IRE
1120-0P MALETTON (FR) 8-9-07 Malcolm Edwards Evan Williams
P0P-53PP ROYAL ROSA (FR) 9-9-07 Andrea & Graham Wylie Howard Johnson
PPU-043 THE OUTLIER (IRE) 10-9-07 P Murphy Venetia Williams
4232/-41 BEANTOWN (IRE) 10-9-05 Eoin Barry Sean Aherne IRE
2003FP MODEL SON (IRE) 10-9-05 P J Hughes Developments Ltd Paul Blockley
6/312F//-66 SIXO (IRE) 11-9-05 Matt Archer & The Late Jean Broadhurst David Pipe
F0030-302 ANOTHER RUM (IRE) 10-9-03 Ronnie Lilley John Weymes
F0-45U1 MCEVOY (IRE) 8-9-03 Phil Cunningham Evan Williams
U/1431-5P BOSHAM MILL 10-9-02 Mark Gichero Brendan Powell
31-4UP6 SILVER JACK (IRE) 10-9-02 Mrs J Batey Martin Todhunter
6P-06110 VICTORY GUNNER (IRE) 10-9-02 Ron Bartlett & F Ayres Craig Roberts
501/-P50P FINAL ACT (IRE) 12-9-01 George Ross John Murphy IRE
4PP02P MR ED (IRE) 10-9-01 Gwilym Morris Peter Bowen
P165FP JUFUL TENNIS (FR) 11-9-00 Jean-Paul Senechal Francois Cottin FR
3-61520 HENRY'S PRIDE (IRE) 8-8-12 P J Hughes Developments Ltd Alison Thorpe
12/122/-4 TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (IRE) 12-8-12 John French Tom George
012655 SECRETOFSHAMBHALA (IRE) 9-8-11 Michael McGinley Tom Mullins IRE
500P-61 WONDERKID 8-8-11 Bill Moffett Tony Martin IRE
4P-24314 BENGO (IRE) 8-8-09 Willsford Racing Incorporated Ben De Haan
PP0-0124 GARDASEE (GER) 6 NQ A Helaissi Kahlil Burke

150 entries, 149 qualified
38 Irish-trained entries
5 French-trained entries

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