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motte

History a natural or man-made mound on which a castle was erected

motte

In medieval times, a high, defensive mound of earth surmounted by a timber stockade and tower, and surrounded by a ditch.
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J'y Vole, trained like Adriana Des Mottes by Willie Mullins, fitted both categories when scoring in 2008.
The Grade 2 contest looks particularly competitive, with J P McManus-owned Gilgamboa, trained by Enda Bolger, bidding to follow-up his chase debut win at Navan against a field headed by the Willie Mullinstrained four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes, which pipped Rule The World on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse, and the Gigginstown-owned pair Wounded Warrior and Band Of Blood.
French-bred Bingo Des Mottes is owned by four local men - Jonathan Phillips, Ian Williams, Evan David and Gareth Meredith and is trained by Abbi Vaughan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The authors very properly relate the wooden towers in motte castles to those surviving in Scandinavian stave churches.
Against him is a field headed by the Willie Mullinstrained four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes - which pipped Rule The World on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse - and the Gigginstown-owned pair Wounded Warrior and Band Of Blood.
Phoenix Des Mottes is back on 68 now and Cornwall has managed to find a race so poor that he will again be in the handicap.
Coral: 6 Spirit River, 7 Harry Tricker, 8 Ronaldo Des Mottes, 9 Mamlook, 12 Get Me Out Of Here, 14 bar.
He won for Pipe on Standin Obligation, but suffered a reminder of his ride on Clan Royal in the Grand National on the Nicholls-trained Oracle Des Mottes.
WILLIE MULLINS captured three of the graded races at Fairyhouse yesterday, his treble highlighted by the all-the-way success of four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes in the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms Mares Novice Hurdle.
Martin Pipe won this prize twice and son David can record another win for the yard with RONALDO DES MOTTES, writes Stuart Redding.
NIPPY DES MOTTES and Ruby Walsh enjoyed a bloodless victory at Exeter yesterday in the William Hill Novices Hurdle.
Ronaldo Des Mottes ran okay at Sandown last time and he might go over fences first.