September 20 / 13.45 Listowel

13.45 Listowel

Good To Yielding

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £7111.61
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 3m 53s
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.10
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 3240-0

Last run: 139 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Some fair placed efforts to his name but poor form when last seen in the spring and back from a lay-off; needs to up his game considerably.
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5th

9

27th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:46 Fairyhouse

Mc Alpine

11st 0lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Has found lots of improvement lately, winning a Listowel handicap before scoring at Cheltenham last time, both over 2m; however, has run well over this trip in the past, so looks one for the shortlist.

11/1

1st

12

12th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Mc Alpine

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Found some improvement to get off the mark at the 19th attempt in a Listowel handicap (2m, good to yielding) in September, having previously looked exposed; showed it was no one-off when second in Wexford novice (2m, heavy) last time but he seems up against it off his British mark.

25/1

2nd

10

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 100y

12:45 Wexford

Mc Alpine

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won a Listowel handicap last time after a break and ran well to be second on testing ground here in March; not without a chance.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: /0-414 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Kilbeggan winner ran respectably when fourth at Sligo last time and now tried in new headgear combination; could have more to offer.
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10th

3

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Kilbeggan

Darkened

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last

33/1

7th

2

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Tipperary

Darkened

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

7/2

7th

1

(6)

4th May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Darkened

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

20/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 4-0096

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Well-held on latest two outings after a summer break including when 19l sixth under this rider at Galway; hard to make a case for him.
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15

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 85y

14:35 Gowran Park

The Truant

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

0-11 over hurdles, 0-10 on Flat; place chance on the basis of Limerick second last month; failed to build on that at Punchestown ten days ago; up in trip now.

12/1

7th

7

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

The Truant

11st 7lb

J: Mr Seamus Perry

T: Peter Fahey

Had plenty of chances but often ran well and obvious claims on latest Limerick second, Junior Bee held; seemed to relish heavy terrain then; up 3lb.

5/1

2nd

5

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

The Truant

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Struggling to pop his head in front (0-9 hurdles, 0-19 overall) but latest signs are encouraging enough and minimal improvement should see him have a good crack at it; no surprise if a tough cookie.

13/2

4th
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Vischio

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -73121 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Made the breakthrough at Kilbeggan and, having bumped into a well-treated rival next time, resumed winning ways with a cosy success at Bellewstown; up another 8lb for that but progressive filly likely to take plenty of beating.
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1st

4

(11)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 5f 155y

20:20 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R Donohoe

Dual hurdle winner who got off the mark on the flat over C&D last month (good); held off today's mark twice since however, latest over C&D when fair fourth; career-best now needed.

13/2

4th

3

(4)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R Donohoe

Form: 04-148 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Wide margin winner at Clonmel in May; fair comeback at Down Royal after a summer break but disappointed latest and needs to bounce back.
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3rd

9

9th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Feel Des Mottes

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Took a sharp hike in the ratings for Clonmel win in May; fair fifth at Listowel last month but has a bit to find with The Truant on that running.

8/1

5th

4

20th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Listowel

Feel Des Mottes

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Wide margin winner at Clonmel in May; fair comeback at Down Royal after a summer break but disappointed latest and needs to bounce back.

14/1

18/1

Form: 7099

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Plenty went wrong for French Flat winner on handicap bow at Galway and unfair to judge him on that; had shown minor promise in maidens and tongue-tie stays on; rider 1-25 under NH rules; stable also runs Three By Two.
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13th

7

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Kilbeggan

Makfils

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

16/1

6

28th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 128y

13:55 Clonmel

Makfils

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winner on the Flat in France; hasn't matched the level of his Flat form over hurdles so far and struggled on the Flat at the Curragh last time; others looks stronger.

20/1

11th

2

(7)

10th Oct 2021

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:40 Curragh

Makfils

10st 1lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

Hard to assess on his Flat form in France; has the merit of being fit from hurdling; rider's 7lb claim will help to ease his big burden.

12/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 1P9-50 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Tramore maiden winner last year; stable always feared at this venue but moderate efforts last twice and more needed.
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3rd

13

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Bear Claws

11st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: E McNamara

towards rear, headway into midfield 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and went third approaching last, kept on well run-in, no match for first two

20/1

12th

12

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

19:55 Clonmel

Bear Claws

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Form: 5/P61- D

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Heavy ground winner at Limerick in March after over five months off; not seen since but local yard can clearly get him ready at home and lightly-raced 7yo could improve again.
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1st

4

25th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Listowel

Cosmic Rock

11st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Heavy-ground winner at Limerick in March after over five months off; not seen until keeping on in midfield over 2m here on Monday; could improve for that run and longer trip should suit.

14/1

8th

13

20th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Listowel

Cosmic Rock

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Heavy ground winner at Limerick in March after over five months off; not seen since but local yard can clearly get him ready at home and lightly-raced 7yo could improve again.

12/1

Form: 636

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Ex-Ballydoyle gelding twice runner-up on the Flat this year and interesting handicap debutant in this sphere; stable also represented by Darkened.
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12th

3

(11)

4th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Victory March

10st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Probably marginally better on turf than AW, went closest in a Navan handicap in September; decent run in a C&D contest in December before running okay over 1m4f two weeks ago; blinkers on; others preferred.

12/1

8th

2

(9)

21st Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:40 Dundalk (AW)

Victory March

9st 13lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Still a maiden but went very close in a couple of turf handicaps last year and ran well over 1m2f here last month; pulled up in a handicap hurdle at Limerick since but that was on very heavy ground; should be much more at home tonight and certainly has the ability to be a factor.

8/1

Form: 2-05

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat performer; runner-up in a Fairyhouse maiden on first start over hurdles; is tried in blinkers for handicap bow in this sphere and better for recent spin on the level; shortlisted
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10th

5

18th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 85y

14:00 Thurles

Purdey’s Gift

11st 10lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Flat winner put up his best run over hurdles at Tramore last time after racing freely; should go closer for in-form yard if settling better today.

13/2

3rd

5

14th Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 73y

13:37 Tramore

Purdey’s Gift

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Flop since fine second at Fairyhouse in January; remains risky.

20/1

Form: 935291 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer won on chasing bow at Sligo last week and plenty of useful form over hurdles; yard flying.
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5th

6

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

13:30 Limerick

Kitty Galore

11st 2lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: John Patrick Ryan

2-6 over fences and was still going well when taking a heavy fall at Fairyhouse earlier this month; more needed to be involved here but has more experience over the larger obstacles than most of these at least.

7/1

4

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Kitty Galore

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John Patrick Ryan

Useful front-runner gained second chase win at Clonmel last month but outclassed in Grade 2 company last twice; this represents a more realistic target for her.

12/1

7th

5

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Kitty Galore

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won at Sligo and Clonmel in the autumn and pays her way; not disgraced in the Fortria at Navan last month but hard to fancy here.

40/1

10/1

Form: 4-33

Last run: 106 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Best run so far when staying-on third in Kibeggan maiden (2m2f) but looks on a stiff mark for handicap debut and likely to need further in time.
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2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Gali Flight

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

10-race maiden; not beaten far when fourth in a Wexford novice earlier this month and even better form when runner-up at Thurles on his penultimate start; good-looking mark now back in a handicap.

6/1

4th

10

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Gali Flight

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

2nd

5

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Gali Flight

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Promising second in a handicap at Clonmel over an extended 2m3f three starts ago; unplaced at this venue and at Limerick on last two starts; others have better credentials in a maiden like this.

20/1

Form: 39-9

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Hasn't built on promising debut third at Fairyhouse but still early days and tongue-tied for handicap debut.
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16th

13

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Three By Two

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Alan McIntyre

Mare has had several trainers but has never fulfilled initial debut run for Henry de Bromhead early last year; all the better for recent comeback run and could be approaching a competitive mark.

20/1

21

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

16:15 Naas

Three By Two

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Alan McIntyre

First reserve; regressive sort needs to improve upon previous handicap form.

8th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:51 Clonmel

Three By Two

11st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Alan McIntyre

Placed over 2m on the first of four starts for Henry de Bromhead; did not jump well at this venue on her only start for Peter McCreery; another change of stable now.

25/1

Form: 705070 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Veteran is 6-44 over hurdles but hard to fancy on recent efforts.
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14th

2

20th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Listowel

Bective Cave

11st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Matthew J Smith

Veteran is 6-44 over hurdles but hard to fancy on recent efforts.

50/1

13

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 7f 170y

12:45 Navan

Bective Cave

10st 13lb

J: Jennifer Torrens

T: Matthew J Smith

Another locally trained old boy with no pretensions to glory here.

100/1

Form: 0-0000

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on first two starts in handicaps and easy to look elsewhere.
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15

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 150y

15:05 Punchestown

Western Dreaming

11st 1lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Patrick Breen

Yet to trouble the judge and very difficult to make any sort of case for him.

66/1

12th

12

16th Nov 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Western Dreaming

11st 4lb

J: S Fenelon

T: Patrick Breen

Nine starts, yet to finish in the first six, impossible to make a case for him; blinkered for the first time, instead of cheekpieces worn latest.

25/1

50/1

Form: P5-90

Last run: 127 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Couple of fair efforts in maidens but back from a lay-off and hard to fancy.
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7th

15

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Cassidys Girl

10st 13lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: J F O’Shea

0-8 mare gave the impression the penny could be dropping when last seen out at Fairyhouse but lack of a recent run won't be a help.

7/1

24

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Cassidys Girl

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hart

T: J F O’Shea

Third reserve; struggled in seventh last twice (2m4f, yielding); cheekpieces again.

7th

14

2nd Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Cassidys Girl

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: J F O’Shea

In rear on first two handicap starts and beaten 30l in seventh on latest; blinkered now instead of cheekpieces.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €3174.00
Straight Forecast €2081.90
Tricast €40735.60
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Kitty Galore

The Irish Sun:

Gali Flight

SPOTLIGHT:

Vischio

RP Ratings (IRE):

Darkened

POSTDATA:

Kitty Galore