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RACING: UNDER STARTER'S ORDERS.

LISS ARD may topple newcomer Narquois and In The High Grass in the opening Kanturk Maiden Hurdle at Cork tomorrow.

John Murphy's five-year-old showed a fair bit of class on the Flat and has run well on his two outings over hurdles so far.

His experience should stand him in good stead against Narquois, despite Noel Meade having a good strike rate with horses first time out over hurdles.

Some Timbering is another with useful experience under his belt and Eamonn Sheehy's seven-year-old is taken to win the McCarthty Insurance Group Beginners Chase while Connaught Hall should follow up her course win of last April in the bumper.

KAHUNA has proved a frustrating sort to follow over fences, but Eamonn Sheehy's nine-year-old tries again in the Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase at Thurles on Thursday.

However, there must be a doubt about him lasting home over the final two fences as he often does not seem to get much more than two miles.

PRINCE OF TARA, pulled when starting second favourite for last Tuesday's Paddy Power Chase, was found to have pulled a muscle.

Stephen Mahon says that the gelding pulled the same muscle when he won the Troytown Chase at Navan in late November.

He is to have a fortnight of complete rest and Mahon is adamant that he will then come right quite quickly.

He is going to enter the horse for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the gelding will take his chance if it should come up soft.

Mahon's Vox Populi, described as a Triumph Hurdle candidate by Tony McCoy after winning for the champion jockey at Leopardstown on Tuesday, will probably run again before Cheltenham.

The trainer said after the win that he was reluctant to run him in the Cashmans Juvenile Hurdle in early February because he feels that the race can flatten a horse.

However, he has changed his mind after reasoning that the gelding has improved by five kilos with each run.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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