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klepht

(klɛft)
n
(Historical Terms) any of the Greeks who fled to the mountains after the 15th-century Turkish conquest of Greece and whose descendants survived as brigands into the 19th century
[C19: from Modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs thief]
ˈklephtic adj
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In Fuller's translation, where she states that the Turks "offered them peace on such conditions as most of the Klepht were willing to accept" ("Romaic" 157), she reminded readers of the treaty terms in Florida, where the majority of Seminole had finally (if reluctantly) agreed to removal to Oklahoma.
A 3lb penalty is unlikely to halt his climb up the ladder in the NPPA Conditions Race, while proven front-runner Klepht might take some pegging back if granted an uncontested lead in the Men's Open Race.
And the progressive Hash Brown, runner-up to Klepht at Killarney, might get the better of the progressive Desertmore Stream in the Ballygarry House Hotel Novice Hurdle.
Klepht, a dual winner over fences, finished sixth in the Galway Plate last year and shares top weight with Ted Veale, who landed the 2013 County Hurdle at Cheltenham and is making his handicap chase debut.
"I'd also like to try and win the Connolly's Red Mills National Champion Horse title with Knocklong, who is unbeaten on all five completed starts at Alnwick in the last two years and could make his seasonal debut there next week.'' Drew Holmes has former Punchestown Festival hero Klepht and recent acquisition Pass The Hat qualified to run this season.
And, although 2012 winner Bob Lingo won't make the cut, Tom could be represented by Alderwood or potential 'dark-horse' Klepht.
Klepht and Pandorama are next in line, although the latter's trainer Noel Meade has already ruled him out.
Former 144-rated chaser Klepht heads the 24 entries for the PS1,500 Gary Hall Building Men's Open, the UK's second-biggest prize this year.
He takes his chance in the valuable Bourn Vincent Memorial Handicap Chase and the seven-year-old will appreciate the likely good ground and is taken to account for Klepht.
Paddy Power made Aupcharlie 8-1 favourite on what will be his first start for Henry de Bromhead, with Rebel Fitz a 10-1 shot and Klepht, stablemate to last year's winner Bob Lingo, 14-1.
Few trainers can match the strike rate of Longhorsley handler Drew holmes, who has sent out six winners from just nine runners between the flags this term, and his stable star Klepht could prove a tough nut to crack in the feature contest.
Mullins also runs Galway specialist Fosters Cross, which might struggle to get home over this trip, and Klepht, a winner at the Punchstown Festival and primed for today by running, on the level, at Killarney.