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    Martin Pipe Condional Jockeys Race 2013

    The boys race

    News from Henderson Media day via Will Hayler

    Having suggested that he might have a total of 35-40 horses lined up for the meeting, he went on minutes later to say that he had entered 13 for the Martin Pipe Hurdle, all of whom based on the handicap ratings of horses which have got a run in previous seasons, might make the final cut.

    Oscar Nominee
    Form: 81313-
    Off the track since finishing third in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at last year's Festival, Oscar Nominee is set to return to action at Taunton on Tuesday and a clear-cut victory could theoretically see him weighted out of a repeat bid as the Martin Pipe is a 0-145 contest.

    However, it was interesting that Henderson singled this horse out as a particular contender for a race in which he clearly has so many chances and he will need to be closely monitored on Tuesday.

    It was very much to his credit that he stayed on so strongly in the closing stages having got well behind in the Festival race last season after a couple of novicey jumps over the first two. But that was just his fourth start over hurdles and there is surely the potential for further improvement still to come.

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    Morning Glory
    Heard mention of Ericht from Hendersons for this too.

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    If this is the Gigginstown horse for race has to be backed ...from Donn

    Horse: Bonisland
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Impressive winner of his only completed point-to-point last May, Bonisland won his bumper and his maiden hurdle last autumn before being stepped up in grade to contest the Grade 2 Monksfield Hurdle at Navan last November. He looked a likely winner when he emerged from the fog in front that day on the run to the final flight before just getting outstayed up the hill by the useful pair Busty Brown and Seefood.

    That race was run on heavy ground, as were his only two subsequent races back at Navan and at Thurles. He actually travelled really well for a long way in Ballycasey's race at Thurles the last time we saw him - he and the winner were the only two horses still on the bridle turning for home - before a combination of the heavy ground and the two-mile-six-furlong trip just seemed to find him out.

    Out of a half-sister to Dawson City, who was really a good or fast-ground horse both on the flat and over jumps, and a half-brother to Morgan's Bay, whose best run by far to date has been on the only occasion on which he encountered good ground in an Aintree bumper, Bonisland should appreciate the better ground that he is likely to encounter at Cheltenham.

    The Gigginstown House horse would be an interesting contender in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle if he took his chance in it, and that appears to be the plan at present. The race named after his former mentor has been high on Gordon Elliott's wish-list since its inauguration, and the trainer went mighty close to winning it last year with Toner D'Oudairies. That horse is actually higher in the betting for the race than Bonisland this year, but there is no question which is the darker of the two.

    Two and a half miles on good ground off a fast pace should suit Bonisland well, and Keith Donoghue would be a significant asset in a conditional riders' race. Also, as well as having Toner D'Oudairies go so close last year (when their Make A Track was fourth), Gigginstown House won the Martin Pipe race two years ago with Sir Des Champs. It is a race that the all-conquering outfit obviously like, and Bonisland could be their main hope this year.

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    Entries & Weights

    Class 2, 50,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 4.40pm, Friday, March 15, 2013, two miles and four and a half furlongs. For four-year-olds and upwards rated 0-145. Penalties: after February 24, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February 19 (198 entries), entries released February 21, weights revealed February 27 (195 entries remain). Six-day confirmation stage March 9, final declaration stage 10.00am, March 14. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 24,2013. May not include some overseas form. The top-weights are rated 145. Maximum number of runners - 24.

    Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
    211-325 BLACK THUNDER (FR) 6-11-12 Donlon, Macdonald, Fulton & Webb Paul Nicholls
    324112 BONDAGE (IRE) 6-11-12 Bodhran Makers Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
    343-121 INISH ISLAND (IRE) 7-11-12 Susan Flanagan/Hazel & Patrick Flanagan Willie Mullins IRE
    64-16P0 SOLIX (FR) 7-11-12 Paul Vogt Ian Williams
    14-111 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN (FR) 5-11-12 Roger Stanley & Yvonne Reynolds III David Pipe
    /5-25012 SI C'ETAIT VRAI (FR) 7-11-12 Gigginstown House Stud Dessie Hughes IRE
    122101 YESYOUCAN (IRE) 8-11-11 Prism Bloodstock Brian Ellison
    11-3111 SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (IRE) 6-11-11 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
    01F11P RED NOT BLUE (IRE) 10-11-10 The Plum Merchants Simon Earle
    11135-2 MEISTER ECKHART (IRE) 7-11-10 Carters Of Baltimore Alan King
    1/1123-1 NATIVE GALLERY (IRE) 8-11-10 William Tyrer Ben De Haan
    661-0P1 BALLYNAGOUR (IRE) 7-11-10 Allan Stennett David Pipe
    661111 MASTER OF THE SEA (IRE) 6-11-09 R J Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies
    P05-421 RUSSIAN WAR (IRE) 10-11-09 T D Howley Jnr Gordon Elliott IRE
    411R-11 UNE ARTISTE (FR) 5-11-09 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
    301125 SHRAPNEL (IRE) 7-11-09 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
    01-4251 SALUBRIOUS (IRE) 6-11-08 The Johnson & Stewart Families Paul Nicholls
    30-1011 TENNIS CAP (FR) 6-11-08 Violet O'Leary Willie Mullins IRE
    13160B RATTAN (USA) 8-11-08 J A Coleman Willie Mullins IRE
    5-12113 TANERKO EMERY (FR) 7-11-08 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Egan Waste Ltd David Pipe
    013440 SWEET MY LORD (FR) 7-11-07 Aiden Devaney Willie Mullins IRE
    1-0P405 LOCH ARD (IRE) 5-11-07 Wicklow Bloodstock Limited Willie Mullins IRE
    111442 DISCOTECA 5-11-07 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
    1P/00/U-P SENTRY DUTY (FR) 11-11-07 Peter Spiller Nicky Henderson


    Cut off before withdrawls
    6-00144 BOURNE 7-11-07 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & M Taylor Donald McCain
    0-0311P LOOSE CHIPS 7-11-07 Barrels Of Courage Charlie Longsdon
    101-P46 KELLS BELLE (IRE) 7-11-07 Brian,Gwen,Terri & Kelly Griffiths Nicky Henderson
    200-6U6 EDEYMI (IRE) 5-11-06 Gigginstown House Stud Tony Martin IRE
    20-5452 TONER D'OUDAIRIES (FR) 6-11-06 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
    1-112 PENDRA (IRE) 5-11-06 J P McManus Charlie Longsdon
    2112P DURSEY SOUND (IRE) 5-11-06 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
    2F1445 DOUBLE ROSS (IRE) 7-11-06 Options O Syndicate Nigel Twiston-Davies
    4FP-2P0 SPIRIT RIVER (FR) 8-11-06 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
    1210-2P IT'S A GIMME (IRE) 6-11-06 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
    663/0-21 ABBEY LANE (IRE) 8-11-06 Martin Lynch Willie Mullins IRE
    01-343U PATEESE (FR) 8-11-06 The Test Valley Partnership Philip Hobbs
    30-2400 HOLLOW TREE 5-11-06 Brannon Dick Holden Donald McCain
    3F1251 SHOEGAZER (IRE) 8-11-05 Wayne Clifford David Pipe
    1200-0 SHADOW CATCHER 5-11-05 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE
    2/1231-0 BARBATOS (FR) 7-11-05 Power Panels Electrical Systems Ltd Ian Williams
    2P-3F0P BRIDGETS PET (IRE) 6-11-04 Barry Connell Tony Mullins IRE
    20-FF(3)3 TOUR D'ARGENT (FR) 6-11-04 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
    3/0-1321 SWEENEY TUNES 7-11-04 Gigginstown House Stud Paul Nolan IRE
    1F-0000 SON OF FLICKA 9-11-04 Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Donald McCain
    421-11 BUDDY BOLERO (IRE) 7-11-04 Malcolm Denmark David Pipe
    1034-50 BIG EASY (GER) 6-11-03 Terry Warner Philip Hobbs
    530-405 IL FENOMENO (ITY) 7-11-03 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE
    6114- FORMIDABLEOPPONENT (IRE) 6-11-03 J P McManus Noel Meade IRE
    311333 BLAZING TEMPO (IRE) 9-11-03 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
    U14/0/2-0 GENERAL MILLER 8-11-03 Henry Ponsonby Nicky Henderson
    0-31101 IFANDBUTWHYNOT (IRE) 7-11-02 Claire Hollowood & Henry Dean David O'Meara
    2r210-0 TIMESAWASTIN (IRE) 7-11-02 Mrs C A Waters Evan Williams
    121111 AFRICAN GOLD (IRE) 5-11-02 Ron Bauer Nigel Twiston-Davies
    04-1400 URBAIN DE SIVOLA (FR) 5-11-02 Potensis Limited & Chris Giles Nick Williams
    23F2-03 HAVINGOTASCOOBYDO (IRE) 8-11-02 D Bishop C Bowkley M Parker M Thornton Martin Keighley
    1030/3/-0 MANYRIVERSTOCROSS (IRE) 8-11-02 Mrs M C Sweeney Alan King
    1-00316 HADA MEN (USA) 8-11-02 Gay and Peter Hartley Venetia Williams
    10-311 MINELLA FORFITNESS (IRE) 6-11-02 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
    -514FU5 ACT OF KALANISI (IRE) 7-11-02 C E Stedman, Dr Richard & Laura Newland Dr Richard Newland
    4-31023 TED VEALE (IRE) 6-11-01 John Breslin Tony Martin IRE
    00-10(1)1 ERICHT (IRE) 7-11-01 Bridget Hanbury Nicky Henderson
    114-4031 SIMPLY NED (IRE) 6-11-01 David & Nicky Robinson Nicky Richards
    00-2121 MANY CLOUDS (IRE) 6-11-01 Trevor Hemmings Oliver Sherwood
    313/2P-U WYSE HILL TEABAGS 8-11-01 Mr & Mrs Philip Smith Jim Goldie
    P-51221 MA FILLEULE (FR) 5-11-01 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
    22-143 IMPERIAL LEADER (IRE) 5-11-01 Imperial Racing Partnership No 2 Nigel Twiston-Davies

    -----phil smith cut off
    0-500P1 STOPPED OUT 8-11-00 The Well Oiled Partnership Philip Kirby
    155002 CONSTANT CONTACT 6-11-00 Delboy & Rodney Charlie Longsdon
    P0-0421 SHAMMICK BOY (IRE) 8-11-00 First Brayford Partnership Victor Dartnall
    1-F222U CARAVEL (IRE) 9-11-00 Oceans Racing Tim Vaughan
    1130-3 MAKE YOUR MARK (IRE) 6-11-00 Gigginstown House Stud Willie Mullins IRE
    2601-00 NAGPUR (FR) 7-11-00 Miss S Douglas-Pennant Venetia Williams
    (2)40-124 HARRY HUNT 6-11-00 Arion Racing Graeme McPherson
    05-2566 VILLAGE VIC (IRE) 6-10-13 Alan Peterson Philip Hobbs
    36300-3 REDERA (IRE) 7-10-13 Peter William Partnership Tony Martin IRE

    anything lower not getting in ...
    Last edited by Lester; 27th February 2013 at 01:01 PM.

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    Morning Glory
    A poor return of one Irish win in 11 handicaps at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival appears to have prompted Phil Smith, the chief British assessor, to take a more sympathetic view of the raiders' prospects this time round.

    Last year, a raft of horses were dealt double-figure hikes for crossing the water, with the ratings of a number of Willie Mullins' representatives faring worst.

    Once again, the in-form champion trainer is among those that might be most aggrieved at Smith's adjustments, but the overall impression is that the changes are less harsh this time.

    Sarabad, a Rich Ricci-owned five-year-old that got off the mark in facile style for Mullins at Clonmel recently, is one that Smith dealt with quite severely.

    A 20/1 shot for the Coral Cup and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle, he will need to race off a 13lb higher mark than he would at home – should he turn up in either event.

    The Colm Murphy-trained Shariyan, which JP McManus bought a share in prior to its second successive triumph at Leopardstown last month, is similarly priced for the same two races and has been given a mark of 130, 10lb higher than his domestic figure.

    Mullins' Supreme Carolina gets an extra 8lb for these two contests, while Sweet My Lord is up just a solitary 1lb in both races.

    ^wont get in of these marks anyway ?

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    Morning Glory
    Things didn’t go quite so perfectly for Toner D’Oudairies in last year’s renewal of the Martin Pipe conditional hurdle, the Gigginstown runner looking to hit the front plenty soon enough and winding up nutted by a neck on the line.

    Gordon Elliott brings him back for another crack at the race named after his former boss and the move looks significant since Toner D’Oudairies has been running over fences this season.

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