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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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Simple Happy Kitchen is a project founded by Miki Mottes, an illustrator and designer, who has devoted his design skills and volunteered his time to many animal welfare organisations and associations that promote plant-based nutrition.
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.
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.
Coral: 6 Spirit River, 7 Harry Tricker, 8 Ronaldo Des Mottes, 9 Mamlook, 12 Get Me Out Of Here, 14 bar.
Nicholls, who started the day pounds 31,232 behind, might have expected to claw something back with Oracle Des Mottes in the Free Tips@gg.
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.
Ronaldo Des Mottes ran okay at Sandown last time and he might go over fences first.
JAMES EWART, who spent five years as assistant and amateur rider to French trainer Guillaume Macaire, saddled his first winner when 25-1 shot Kimbambo took the Morebattle Handicap Hurdle in a thrilling finish with Paul Nicholls' Oracle Des Mottes at Kelso yesterday.
On February 16 this year after watching a race at Leicester, I wrote: "Phoenix Des Mottes handicapped to win again.