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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6848.21
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 8s
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 49-51 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Point winner and scored on his second start for Ross O'Sullivan when narrowly landing a Limerick maiden hurdle in November; improvement likely and looks a leading player in a very winnable handicap hurdle.

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5th

6

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 182y

14:05 Punchestown

Paddys Planet

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Two-time hurdle winner on soft two seasons ago; never involved on chase debut at this venue in May 2022; beaten when falling two out at Downpatrick the following month; likely to need this.

25/1

3

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

15:30 Downpatrick

Paddys Planet

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

chased leaders, led before 5th, briefly headed after 4 out, good jump 3 out, soon pushed along, headed when mistake and fell 2 out

6/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6/9F3- CD

Last run: 380 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle here almost five years ago; only seven runs since then and not seen since third in a Navan handicap chase just over a year ago; could need the run but the form of the stable is an obvious plus and no surprise should he run well.

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13

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Never Off Duty

10st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Robert Tyner

Won a maiden hurdle at Naas almost five years ago; only nine runs since then; fair third in a 2m4f handicap chase at this venue in late-2020; encouraging second over hurdles at Naas early last month; failed to match that form here on latest start.

14/1

7th

7

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Never Off Duty

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Won a maiden hurdle at Naas almost five years ago; only eight runs since then; last two runs have been encouraging with a long gap between them; third in a handicap chase at this venue in late-2020; fine second over hurdles at Naas early this month, in front of Leish Oscars Son and Aa Bee See.

9/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 420833

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Winless after 26 starts but unlucky not to have scored and jumps very well; should go close here.

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10th

3

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

I Dont Get It

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Neill McCluskey

In fine form over hurdles last May, winning twice and reaching a career-high mark off 111; weak hurdles form in recent months; best run this term over fences at Down Royal on latest.

20/1

4th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

I Dont Get It

11st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Neill McCluskey

In fine form over hurdles last May, winning twice (including at this venue) and reaching a career-high mark off 111; poor hurdles form in recent months and beaten 15l in seventh in a handicap chase here after Christmas; 25lb lower than current hurdles mark.

7/1

Form: 3-79

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Below par at Navan last time but previously fared well in maiden hurdles at Kilbeggan and here; reasonably handicapped and could go well.

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0

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; fair fourth on handicap chase debut at Listowel in September; not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney in October; took full advantage of return to beginners' company when winning easily at Tramore; should remain competitive despite 6lb rise.

4/1

1st

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; not disgraced in handicap chases this term, though not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney; reserve.

Form: /00-99

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner lightly raced in recent years; well beaten in a pair of beginners chases in May and best watched after eight months off.

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4th

7

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Aa Bee See

10st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Niall Madden

Three-time hurdles winner; well below best last time, not well suited by race conditions

12/1

19th

11

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Aa Bee See

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Niall Madden

Three-time hurdles winner; lightly raced in recent years; well beaten in a pair of beginners chases last May; decent effort at Naas on return to hurdling, but faces stiff task in the rematch with Never Off Duty.

16/1

5th

5

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:20 Naas

Aa Bee See

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Niall Madden

Three-time hurdle winner lightly raced in recent years; well beaten in a pair of beginners chases in May and best watched after eight months off.

33/1

Form: 0/08-

Last run: 303 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Maiden form not much to write home about; tongue-tie added and looks the stable first-string but makes limited appeal.

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4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Edward Cawley

Won this race last year but arrived in better form and he's struggled from his revised mark; 10lb higher for this year's renewal; place claims if he can get back to his best.

12/1

5th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Waittillitellyou

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Won off 88 a couple of years ago and at Cork 11 months ago off 105; should come on for his run at Fairyhouse last month after nine months off; new headgear combination here and could go close despite being 2lb wrong.

8/1

4th

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

visibility reduced by fog, held up in rear

7/1

Form: 3-9457

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has not really transferred the promise of his maiden hurdle form to handicaps or to chasing; not beaten far in a Limerick handicap in November on his last run over flights and this is winnable.

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17

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Hardwired

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Made it three wins from his last four starts over fences with a 2m1f Navan success in March; two previous wins gained over staying distances at this venue; 3lb out of the handicap but goes well for Shane O'Callaghan whose 5lb claim gives him a fighting chance.

16/1

1st

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Hardwired

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: T M Walsh

pressed leader on inner, left in lead 2 out, soon headed and ridden, kept on well and led again towards finish

5/2

1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

15:35 Punchestown

Hardwired

10st 8lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: T M Walsh

Made a belated breakthrough in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last July; tailed off in a handicap chase at the same venue in August; different proposition when scoring over a trip just short of 3m at this venue in October; well back under a hold-up ride brought down three out at Naas nine weeks ago.

4/1

Form: 008-

Last run: 302 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Not seen since a reasonable effort in the third of three maiden hurdles at Navan in March; tongue-tie tried here and looks the stable second-string but worth watching.

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13th

13

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Clonmel

Cloudings Well

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Edward Cawley

Last run was in a chase over a year ago; did not seem to stay 2m3f at Naas on only handicap hurdle run; up against it.

33/1

3

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Cloudings Well

11st 7lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Nothing in her hurdles form to suggest she could feature in her first race over fences

200/1

8th

11

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:20 Naas

Cloudings Well

10st 3lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Edward Cawley

Not seen since a reasonable effort in the third of three maiden hurdles at Navan in March; tongue-tie tried here and looks the stable second-string but worth watching.

33/1

Form: 54120B

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Good ground winner at Killarney in August; unseated some way out at Punchestown last time out in October; hard to know how he will handle this ground.

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2nd

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Yulong Voice

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader halfway, went fourth 3 out, challenging last, briefly led run-in, headed towards finish

20/1

17th

16

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Yulong Voice

11st 9lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Shane Nolan

2-22 over hurdles; all his best form is on quicker ground than this and probably needs a bit further too.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: -61378 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Continues to be a good servant to connections, especially over hurdles, winning at Sligo in September; just not as effective over fences and reverts back to flights today; should give a better account.

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9

27th Jul 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Limerick

My Manekineko

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Prolific winner; last two runs in claimers, with his latest effort nowhere near his best; probably vulnerable.

25/1

11th

11

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

My Manekineko

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

in rear throughout, mistake 8th, brief headway before 3 out, soon no impression

12/1

4th

9

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

My Manekineko

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

towards rear, pushed along and still plenty to do 2 out, ran on well from last, went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

16/1

Form: 546720

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 12lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has been through a few stables; good second in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle for Aidan Howard two starts ago; debuts for Jim Barcoe here and would go close if she can repeat that.

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14th

18

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 110y

17:40 Tramore

Frazel Express

11st 3lb

T: James M Barcoe

Second reserve; Tramore specialist, having won bumper and twice in handicap hurdles over this trip; better for Naas comeback run six days ago but this may come too soon.

10th

16

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Frazel Express

10st 11lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders, not fluent and lost ground 1st, soon towards rear

33/1

Form: 7-6700

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Has come up against some good ones but overall form is modest and hard to fancy.

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15th

13

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Ruhm Und Ehre

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Traynor

Makes plenty of each-way appeal on C&D second in January even if winner disappointing since; kept his form afterwards and hold-up 8yo has to be feared.

6/1

5th

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Ruhm Und Ehre

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Paul Traynor

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but has been consistent in defeat lately, with best effort coming here last time when beaten 9l by an improved sort over 3m; down in trip on better ground and should run well again.

13/2

Form: 501U50

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing streak when 25-1 winner of a mares handicap hurdle at Thurles in November; ran well over fences there later in the month before she was well beaten in a more competitive contest at Leopardstown on Wednesday; far from a forlorn hope in this weaker contest.

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0

10

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Gold Creek

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

towards rear, slightly hampered 5 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

33/1

0

10

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:43 Cork

Gold Creek

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: S Curling

Sole win from 43 starts under rules came in 2m4f Thurles handicap hurdle in late 2021; returns to track after four non-completions in points for new trainer.

25/1

Form: 450478

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Busy since winning a 2m5f Ballinrobe maiden hurdle in May; ran okay in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle last time; tongue-tie tried here and not without a chance.

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1

27th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:40 Limerick

Brooks Falls

12st 0lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

No a bad run over fences at Clonmel in March but well beaten at Downpatrick last week; handicap debut off a nice enough mark though and has to be considered.

10/1

12th

13

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Brooks Falls

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

18/1

8th

8

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 22y

18:10 Ballinrobe

Brooks Falls

11st 0lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Form: -67068

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Decent run in first-time blinkers in a Thurles handicap hurdle in November; failed to match that at Navan but attractive jockey booking and could go well.

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1st

16

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Delias Pet

11st 1lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

in rear, headway and prominent when not fluent 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, edged right final 110yds, ridden out

8/1

4th

13

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Delias Pet

11st 1lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

0-12 under rules but one of her better efforts when coming from well off the pace to finish fourth of 16 over this far at Limerick; if kept a little closer to the action this time she could feature.

14/1

4th

13

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Delias Pet

11st 1lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Never dangerous from off the pace when a remote seventh at Roscommon (3m, yielding); needs more.

33/1

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Exacta €189.00
Straight Forecast €208.80
Tricast €676.50
Trifecta €325.00

Selections

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Gold Creek

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