January 29 / 16.00 Fairyhouse

16.00 Fairyhouse

Good To Yielding

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 7f 160y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 6m 18s
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.40
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 21-53 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Clonmel maiden hurdle winner was turned over as 9-4fav for Limerick mares' handicap hurdle over Christmas, but that was still a solid run and she should improve for the step up in trip from 2m4f; needs respecting.
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2nd

4

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Western Zara

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

9/1

1st

8

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:20 Clonmel

Western Zara

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Runner-up on her only point-to-point start; has done well over hurdles at a modest enough level; took advantage of the leader's fall at the last when a 10l maiden winner at this venue last April; showed her stamina when winning a handicap over an extended 2m7f at Fairyhouse in January; probably needs to raise her game to win this, but has the merit of solid recent form.

5/2

1st

13

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Western Zara

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Clonmel maiden hurdle winner was turned over as 9-4fav for Limerick mares' handicap hurdle over Christmas, but that was still a solid run and she should improve for the step up in trip from 2m4f; needs respecting.

6/1

OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 10-026

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
No match for the well-handicapped Futurum Regem but finished a solid second at Navan two starts ago over 2m6f; drop back to 2m4f possibly not in his favour when sixth at same venue last month; step up in trip could eke out improvement.
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5th

2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Robinstown

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

17

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Robinstown

10st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

14/1

4

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 186y

16:45 Thurles

Robinstown

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Navan maiden hurdle winner a year ago and has improved going up in trip this season with narrow defeats last twice at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; up another 2lb but looks likely to go close once again.

9/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 22-653

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Encountered some useful sorts in maiden hurdles; safely held behind Gerri Colombe at Down Royal latest but that form working out well (runner-up struck since at Ayr); opening mark of 109 potentially workable if step up to this trip brings about improvement.
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11th

8

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:15 Wexford

Rajsalad

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

didn't jump with fluency, always towards rear, tailed off

8/1

5

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Rajsalad

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Rewarded for overall consistency with Thurles maiden win over a trip just short of 3m; didn't settle in a slowly-run novice at Wexford latest when well below best; likely truer pace her should suit and no surprise if he bounced back; also due to run at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

12/1

13th

18

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 110y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Rajsalad

10st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

18/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 604792

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Moved closer to the target than ever before when runner-up at Limerick over Christmas (Young Dev third); raised 5lb for that effort and should be on the premises if backing it up, but others probably preferred.
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3

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Golden Cosmos

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Philip Fenton

10-race maiden went closest in a C&D handicap hurdle in December; needs to find more to be a factor.

7/1

10th

9

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 115y

16:10 Punchestown

Golden Cosmos

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Narrow defeat to Itsnotinit at Limerick and ran well in defeat at Fairyhouse two weeks ago; more rain will suit and he should give another good account.

12/1

4th

7

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Golden Cosmos

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Moved closer to the target than ever before when runner-up at Limerick over Christmas (Young Dev third); raised 5lb for that effort and should be on the premises if backing it up, but others probably preferred.

10/1

Form: 6-3458

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Has some reasonable form in maiden hurdles and every chance she'll come into her own now handicapping; unsure whether this trip is her best but worth a market check.
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3rd

13

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Steak And Onions

10st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, minor headway 9th, soon in touch with leaders, went third when ridden from 2 out, kept on towards near side run-in, no match for first two

50/1

13

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:21 Tramore

Steak And Onions

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, mistake and unseated rider 1st

6/1

4th

13

16th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 50y

18:00 Killarney

Steak And Onions

10st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Form: 972611 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Looks a good piece of placing from connections here in attempting to exploit lower hurdles mark of 109 after recent handicap chase victories off 124 and 128 (now rated 137 in that sphere); two-time hurdles winner has improved for fences but seemingly arrives here in great heart; major claims.
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1st

29

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Showed good form in winning back-to-back races over 2m5f here and over 2m7f at Punchestown in mid-season; soundly beaten in fifth behind Full Time Scoere here last time; trainer saddled the 150-1 winner here last year, so perhaps unwise to rule out.

5th

5

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 165y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 1lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Failed to exploit hurdles mark of 109 at this venue recently; 2-1 favourite then following handicap chase wins at Punchestown and at this venue which brought him to his current mark of 137; locally-trained gelding could bounce back now.

9/2

6th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Looks a good piece of placing from connections here in attempting to exploit lower hurdles mark of 109 after recent handicap chase victories off 124 and 128 (now rated 137 in that sphere); two-time hurdles winner has improved for fences but seemingly arrives here in great heart; major claims.

9/2

Form: 854700 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
10yo mare tailed off on latest visit here four weeks ago and is difficult to fancy on recent form.
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11th

4

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:40 Bellewstown

Ballycastle Girl

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Jennifer Monaghan

always towards rear, not fluent 4th, beaten 3 out

9/1

4th

9

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Wexford

Ballycastle Girl

11st 1lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Jennifer Monaghan

Didn't run badly when last seen in mid-division at Fairyhouse in January and should be fine with this trip/ground, but 10yo mare probably vulnerable to an improver.

20/1

6

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Ballycastle Girl

11st 8lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Jennifer Monaghan

Course winner in 2020 and followed up that win with a Bellewstown handicap hurdle success; losing run since but shaped like a return to form might be imminent when last seen at Fairyhouse in January; 82-day break a slight concern though.

12/1

Form: 16603P D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Hasn't quite progressed as hoped from breakthrough win at Wexford in June; cheekpieces are now called on after pulling up at Limerick over Christmas; possible that better ground now will be in his favour.
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11th

5

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 115y

16:10 Punchestown

Quaker Island

11st 8lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

Good ground Wexford maiden hurdle winner; not disgraced in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle last time but more needed; blinkers tried here.

16/1

8th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Quaker Island

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Peter Fahey

Hasn't quite progressed as hoped from breakthrough win at Wexford in June; cheekpieces are now called on after pulling up at Limerick over Christmas; possible that better ground now will be in his favour.

16/1

1

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Quaker Island

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Ran pretty much as well as could be expected when third of five-runners in an extended 2m7f Thurles novice latest; could well be the ideal prep and no worries on the stamina front.

16/1

Form: /77-07

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
First reserve; hasn't set the world alight so far and needs to find improvement from latest course effort; 6lb out of the handicap.
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1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Round The Buoy

11st 13lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: David Peter Dunne

Ready winner off mark of 80 two starts ago before defying hike to rating of 92 when scoring comfortably at Thurles last month; now up 16lb to 108 so life about to get much tougher but clearly in excellent heart as he chases a hat-trick; conditions likely to suit.

7/2

1st

3

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:30 Thurles

Round The Buoy

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: David Peter Dunne

Left all previous form behind when winning by 7l at Punchestown 10 days ago; 12lb hike makes life tougher but might be able to build on that run with new headgear combination.

9/2

1st

22

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:50 Punchestown

Round The Buoy

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: David Peter Dunne

20-1 when down the field at Fairyhouse on Saturday, previous run was more encouraging; blinkers now tried.

14/1

Form: 49-511

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Arrives here seeking a hat-trick after maiden hurdle strike at Limerick and clear-cut Naas handicap hurdle win four weeks ago over 2m3f; tougher task now off 9lb higher and step up to this trip is an unknown; however, 6yo is clearly a progressive type and is entitled to be bang there again.
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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

1st

9

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Paddys Planet

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

14/1

10th

14

27th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:10 Limerick

Paddys Planet

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Maiden and handicap hurdle winner last winter; good time to go chasing with his current hurdles mark; probably best watched.

50/1

Form: 5-8P50 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in better company last time but looks as though she still needs to find improvement from this mark in order to strike; distance looks fine.
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2nd

10

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Sweet Sting

11st 2lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

in touch with leaders, close up going okay after 3 out, made challenge and briefly led when pushed along after 2 out, headed and kept on well when ridden but held after last, no match for winner

12/1

4th

8

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Sweet Sting

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

7/2

1st

2

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Sweet Sting

12st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

Form: 7-255

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Some encouragement to take from first couple of starts for this team but backwards step latest here four weeks ago; interesting if he can find his feet now handicapping for top team.
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4

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

15:22 Tramore

Bust Or Bray Dee

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

9

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Bust Or Bray Dee

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

12th

6

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Bust Or Bray Dee

11st 7lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Gordon Elliott

Some encouragement to take from first couple of starts for this team but backwards step latest here four weeks ago; interesting if he can find his feet now handicapping for top team.

13/2

Form: -06379

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Capable when bringing her 'A' game but latest effort here over 3m wasn't her best and needs to bounce back.
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3rd

10

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Fiveaftermidnight

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

14/1

1st

9

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 22y

18:10 Ballinrobe

Fiveaftermidnight

10st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

2nd

7

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Navan

Fiveaftermidnight

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Three-time winner; needs to put a few bad runs behind her; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

16/1

Form: 84126P

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Difficult to fancy on the back of pulling up in handicap chase at Leopardstown over Christmas; 8lb lower over hurdles, though, and not without an each-way squeak if bouncing back.
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4th

3

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 4

17:00 Cartmel

Twilight Girl

11st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

5/1

11th

15

27th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:10 Limerick

Twilight Girl

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Won a mares' beginners' at Tramore in August before a narrow defeat in a handicap chase at Galway; not at that level since and tailed off back over hurdles last time; looks on a tough mark for now but a break might have helped freshen her up.

16/1

14th

15

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Twilight Girl

10st 13lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Peter Fahey

Difficult to fancy on the back of pulling up in handicap chase at Leopardstown over Christmas; 8lb lower over hurdles, though, and not without an each-way squeak if bouncing back.

33/1

Form: 0898-0

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Hasn't shown enough yet to warrant consideration and entitled to improve for the experience; 5lb out of the handicap.
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15th

16

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Nananinety

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Cleere

T: Frank John Hayes

Hasn't shown enough yet to warrant consideration and entitled to improve for the experience; 5lb out of the handicap.

100/1

14th

16

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

15:10 Thurles

Nananinety

11st 3lb

J: Frank Hayes

T: Frank John Hayes

Struggled for form in four starts so far; new yard returning from 261 days off and best watched; handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 2P-033 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Better chaser than hurdler, as his 10lb lower mark in this sphere confirms; showed up well here latest when beaten just 3l in third earlier this month; ground mightn't be as soft as he'd ideally like and plenty of weight but gets on well with this rider and isn't one to dismiss lightly.
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4

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Young Dev

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Had been running well in staying handicap hurdles before producing a fine effort when chasing home fellow Irish raider Screaming Colours (runs in the Irish Grand National) in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

2nd

15

19th Mar 2022

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:35 Uttoxeter

Young Dev

10st 0lb

J: M M McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Has been running well in staying handicap hurdles and he's a 3m chase winner on heavy ground; stamina not copperbottomed over this far but wouldn't be without hope if seeing it out; 4lb out of the weights.

20/1

3rd

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 100y

14:40 Punchestown

Young Dev

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Second runner for these connections; was third behind Wall Of Fame at Fairyhouse last month before notching a third hurdle win over a furlong shorter here 10 days ago; 5lb higher now but revels in this ground and shortlisted.

5/1

Form: 0-2360

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Snippets of form make him interesting; entitled to come on for Leopardstown reappearance over Christmas but would have liked to have seen more from him on that occasion to make major appeal here; follow leads.
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11

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

The Great White

11st 3lb

J: Danny Hand

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Snippets of form make him interesting; entitled to come on for Leopardstown reappearance over Christmas but would have liked to have seen more from him on that occasion to make major appeal here; follow leads.

14/1

Form: 504893

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; 0-21 but respectable effort here latest; being 6lb out of handicap is no help but wouldn't be a shock if she showed up well.
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6th

9

13th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Lady L’lerom

11st 3lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, mistake 1st, not fluent 6th, pressed leader when pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

9/4

2nd

11

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Lady L’lerom

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Finding it hard to win but ran another fine race when second at Punchestown, pulling clear of the rest; deserves a change in fortunes and a similar display could well suffice.

5/2

2nd

20

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Lady L’lerom

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Just behind Miss Oriental at Limerick and should reverse that form over this trip, especially as she has run good races over C&D; still, 0-25.?

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €476.00
Straight Forecast €368.50
Tricast €4701.90
Trifecta €4272.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Western Zara

RP Ratings (IRE):

Golden Cosmos

The Irish Sun:

Rajsalad

POSTDATA:

Lord Lariat

TOPSPEED:

Western Zara