Percé Rock

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Percé Rock

(pĕrsā`), E Que., Canada, just off the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. It is a massive rock (1,420 ft/433 m long; c.300 ft/90 m wide; and 290 ft/88 m at the highest point), rising sheer from the Atlantic. It takes its name from an arch 50 ft (15 m) high near its seaward end. With nearby Bonaventure Island, it is a well-known tourist attraction.
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Counsel u u u b g Dansili-Kitty O'Shea (Sadler's Wells) Dansili is best known as a top source of Flat talent, including this year's Group 1-winning fillies Fallen For You, Giofra and The Fugue, but some of his converts to jumping have excelled, among them the useful chasers Matuhi and Perce Rock.
There is also access to Forillon National Park and Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock National Park.
higher than when scoring at Leopardstown and has an outstanding chance, with topweight PERCE ROCK, if at his best, likely to prove the chief threat.
On an informative day of Cheltenham trials, Paul Nicholls' new recruit Pistolet Noir can lift the Betfair Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle, while Perce Rock is the choice in the Betfair Trophy Chase Handicap.
Tommy Stack's Perce Rock is also towards the head of the weights (11st 8lb) with fellow Irish entries Silverhand (11st 1lb), Takestan (10st 8lb), Definate Spectacle (10st 8lb) and Arch Rebel (10st 7lb).
From Gaspe, guests can experience dramatic sea cliffs of Forillon National Park, Bonaventure Island with North America's largest colony of gannets, and Perce Rock National Park, known for excellent opportunities to see blue, humpback, fin and rorqual whales.
ABSENT from Cheltenham this week was Perce Rock, the talented novice chaser of Tommy Stack (below) who bounced back from two falls to defeat Lenrey in a Leopardstown novice chase two weeks ago.
PERCE ROCK is likely to put his Arkle Trophy credentials on the line this weekend in the Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Most impressive when beating Perce Rock by four lengths in the heavy ground at Sandown last month, his chances will improve if there is plenty of rain.
He might not have won, but to be mixing it with Silverburn and Perce Rock is certainly no disgrace.
Ruby Walsh, on the full brother to Denman, needed to be at his strongest to hold off 2-1 favourite Perce Rock, ridden by Tony McCoy.
In doing so, he led astray a massive gamble on Cheltenham Champion Bumper fourth Perce Rock, who was sent off the 2-1 favourite but finished four lengths in arrears.