March 17 / 14.35 Down Royal

14.35 Down Royal

Soft

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 21 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 54P578

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Veteran with 2-34 hurdles record; on a losing run now but the trip is a plus and it is a weak race; well capable of getting involved.
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10th

8

31st May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:05 Ballinrobe

Glenabo Bridge

11st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Oliver McKiernan

always towards rear, not fluent 6th, pushed along briefly after 8th, ridden and no impression after 3 out, tailed off when not fluent 2 out

16/1

1

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Glenabo Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Oliver McKiernan

11yo holding his form well, winning at Down Royal in March off 86 and respectable runs in defeat in the interim; won't be far away

6/1

4th

13

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:35 Downpatrick

Glenabo Bridge

11st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Oliver McKiernan

100/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 106/PP D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Pulled-up both starts after return from long layoff; cheekpieces tried here but makes no appeal.
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8th

11

31st May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:05 Ballinrobe

Costalita

10st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

prominent, disputed lead after 1st, slight lead 3 out, joined before 2 out, headed when ridden and weakened quickly after 2 out, tailed off

20/1

13

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Costalita

10st 2lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; 1-15; returned to form of late since tried in cheekpieces but headgear left off this time and others preferred.

18

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Costalita

10st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P J Rothwell

25/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 85-600

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in a pair of handicap hurdles after eight months off; others preferred.
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4th

2

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Finnians Row

11st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, never on terms

25/1

9th

4

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Finnians Row

11st 11lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

pulled hard, in rear, shaken up and some headway after 3 out, pushed along and lost position before 2 out, no chance when ridden and weakened approaching last

14/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 000

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
No show in three maiden hurdles although was not disgraced at Navan last month; probably worth a market watch but others look more likely.
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7th

10

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Perfect Arch

11st 2lb

J: Conor Orr

T: J J Lambe

towards rear of midfield, reminders after 1st, pushed along after 3 out, no impression when badly hampered after 2 out, soon no extra

10/1

Form: 424045

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
34-race maiden but very unlucky not to have won a race and jumps really well; has a good opportunity here.
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5th

4

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Tramore

I Don’t Get It

11st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Neill McCluskey

led, headed 2nd, prominent until pushed along and lost two places after 3 out, dropped to rear 2 out, soon no extra

20/1

7

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

I Don’t Get It

11st 8lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Neill McCluskey

in touch with leaders, lost position halfway, pushed along towards rear 4 out, detached from 3 out, pulled up 2 out

20/1

4th

13

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

I Don’t Get It

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

midfield, headway after 2 out, ridden and went modest fourth approaching last, kept on, not reach leaders

28/1

Form: 0009

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
No show in a trio of maiden hurdles and no real improvement on his handicap debut at Thurles; others preferred.
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4

5th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 95y

15:20 Kilbeggan

Silverstrand

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

prominent in chasing group, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

6/1

5th

7

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Silverstrand

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

No impact so far in handicaps and may need more time to reach a competitive mark; tongue-tie tried here.

14/1

6

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Silverstrand

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Form: -86628 CD

Last run: 166 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
One career win and is still capable of the odd good run over hurdles or fences; could be best watched after five months off.
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7

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:40 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

10st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: H Smyth

midfield, dropped to rear 2nd, bad mistake and unseated rider 5 out

28/1

4th

8

6th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

19:20 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: H Smyth

Form: 7-F830

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Not a model of consistency but went down narrowly in a 2m1f handicap hurdle here at Christmas before a poor run at Fairyhouse; yet to prove himself over this trip but not one to dismiss if turning up here at his best.
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17th

16

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Autumn Crusade

11st 3lb

J: J B Kane

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Down Royal third in December his standout effort, didn't appear to stay 2m4f both starts since; visor now replaces cheekpieces; drop back in trip to suit.

8/1

8th

3

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Autumn Crusade

11st 11lb

J: Danny Hand

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Not a model of consistency but went down narrowly in a 2m1f handicap hurdle here at Christmas before a poor run at Fairyhouse; yet to prove himself over this trip but not one to dismiss if turning up here at his best.

8/1

11th

1

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:08 Fairyhouse

Autumn Crusade

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Produced his best effort to date when a close second in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal last month; up 2lb for that but likely to go close if he can reproduce that.

9/2

Form: 060

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in October but well beaten on his return at Leopardstown last week; probably wants better ground and others look more likely.
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19th

16

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

11st 3lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

No chance on form or of staying this trip on paper; best run was in a maiden here at least.

50/1

9th

11

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Sarah Dawson

Not disgraced in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in October but well beaten on his return at Leopardstown last week; probably wants better ground and others look more likely.

50/1

11th

8

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor performer on the Flat; made errors when tailed off in a maiden hurdle on debut in this sphere but there was a bit more promise when sixth of 11 (beaten 24l) at Punchestown in October; needs to build on that now; off 146 days.

25/1

Form: 0-0069

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Has struggled in bumpers, maiden hurdles, and on her handicap debut here after seven months off; hood tried here but little to recommend her.
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12

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Newmills Glory

11st 7lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Sarah Dawson

10th

19

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Newmills Glory

10st 13lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Sarah Dawson

Has struggled in bumpers, maiden hurdles, and on her handicap debut here after seven months off; hood tried here but little to recommend her.

50/1

Form: 009

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Not beaten that far on the third of his maiden hurdle starts at Leopardstown despite some ropey jumping; hood fitted here and might be one to outrun his probable odds.
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5th

10

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

15:45 Wexford

Mooney Boy

10st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway from 11th, ridden after 13th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on but well held from 2 out

33/1

11th

10

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Mooney Boy

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Nothing in maidens (about 2m); unlikely to stay on paper.?

33/1

14

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Mooney Boy

11st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; well held all 3 maiden starts (at huge odds) although some improvement last time at Leopardstown despite some ropey jumping; best watched on handicap bow.

OUR TIP

Form: 7-4P51 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Good run at Tramore on New Years Day was followed by a game win at Clonmel five days later; up 8lb for that but looks a leading contender if coming here in similar form.
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14

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Mrs Watson

11st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Peter Croke

11th

1

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Mrs Watson

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Peter Croke

2

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Mrs Watson

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Good run at Tramore on New Years Day was followed by a game win at Clonmel five days later; up 8lb for that but looks a leading contender if coming here in similar form.

11/2

Form: 008909

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Little encouragement from his maiden hurdle form and not hard to put a line through.
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12

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Harvey Hillstar

11st 4lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Gary McGill

Little encouragement from his maiden hurdle form and not hard to put a line through.

50/1

9th

6

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Harvey Hillstar

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gary McGill

Poor form so far and tailed off when 300-1 for a maiden hurdle at Navan earlier this month.

100/1

14th

6

4th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Navan

Harvey Hillstar

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Gary McGill

No sign of ability on first three outings; marginal improvement at Roscommon last time, but still impossible to fancy.

66/1

Form: 0006P4

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Did some good work at the finish when fourth in a Limerick handicap hurdle last month; should appreciate the step up in trip and the stable have hit form of late; solid chance.
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8th

10

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Happy Dancing

11st 2lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Bit of promise in soft ground handicap hurdle in February but otherwise form is modest, down the field in charity race at Punchestown on Saturday.

9/1

15th

15

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Happy Dancing

12st 0lb

J: Jessica Reville

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Bit of promise in soft ground handicap hurdle in February but pulled up either side of that.

13

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Happy Dancing

11st 3lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Did some good work at the finish when fourth in a Limerick handicap hurdle last month; should appreciate the step up in trip and the stable have hit form of late; solid chance.

6/1

Form: /F0634 BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Probably best at this trip with solid efforts in defeat at Punchestown last month and Gowran on Saturday; will go close if able to back those runs up.
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6th

17

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Mise Raftaire

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Anthony McCann

Beaten favourite on last three runs; good runs over longer distances at this venue and at Gowran; was staying on when falling two out in 2m Clonmel event nine weeks ago; possible that everything will fall into place for him.

6/1

16

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Mise Raftaire

11st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Anthony McCann

Second reserve; proving expensive to follow, beaten favourite last 3 starts, though still not out of it when a faller two out at Clonmel last time; one to consider if getting a run.

8

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:28 Clonmel

Mise Raftaire

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Has run solid races in defeat over 2m4f at Punchestown and Gowran the last twice; however, has weakened late both times and this cut back in trip should help; can go close if this doesn't come too soon.

3/1

Form: 9U00

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
20-race maiden under all codes; last in a Dundalk handicap on Friday; others much more likely.
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9th

18

(5)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Speedy Pix

8st 8lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: T G McCourt

First reserve; poor maiden, very hard to fancy.

Form: 88607

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Yet to make much show in maiden hurdle company; handicap debut but might just want better ground; others preferred.
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5th

18

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Montel Glory

11st 3lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Philip Fenton

in rear, still plenty to do 2 out, pushed along and some headway approaching last, ridden and stayed on run-in, nearest finish

66/1

6th

12

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Montel Glory

10st 13lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Best effort yet when fifth of 19 in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal earlier this month; this still requires more though.

8/1

Form: 0007/0

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Off the track for over three years; not beaten far at Punchestown in December on his return and interesting here.
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17

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Ballyhubbock

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Hart

T: Francis J Flood

Off the track for over three years; not beaten far at Punchestown in December on his return and interesting here.

33/1

11th

15

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

1m 7f 120y

14:30 Punchestown

Ballyhubbock

11st 3lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Francis J Flood

Absent since four 2018 runs; tough task in the circumstances but worth a market check since there was some merit in his sole handicap run and he is now 6lb lower.

20/1

Form: -60F6P

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Shown very little so far and no improvement for handicapping this term; pulled up latest; off 165 days.
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18

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Howyated

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

18

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Howyated

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shown very little so far and no improvement for handicapping this term; pulled up latest; off 165 days.

14/1

15

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:30 Thurles

Howyated

10st 13lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shown very little so far and no improvement for handicapping this term; pulled up latest; off 130 days.

33/1

Form: 342/80

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
20-race maiden; returned here in December after three years off but no real show in two runs; capable of better.
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6

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Colwinston

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Miss Suzy Barkley

20-race maiden; returned here in December after three years off but no real show in two runs; capable of better.

14/1

10th

4

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

16:20 Punchestown

Colwinston

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Miss Suzy Barkley

Useful form in Down Royal maidens in 2018; veteran may improve from last month's comeback but hard to see make the breakthrough at this stage in his life.

16/1

9

25th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:10 Down Royal

Colwinston

11st 6lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Miss Suzy Barkley

Showed decent form at this venue in 2018; last month's run here was first since then; veteran would have a better chance in a handicap.

66/1

Form: 80-FP0

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.
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15

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Ximyerg

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.

21

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Ximyerg

10st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: P J Rothwell

Reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.

19

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Ximyerg

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: P J Rothwell

Reserve; no show in three starts after eight months off; makes little appeal.

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Payout
Exacta €1827.00
Straight Forecast €1676.70
Tricast €29507.20
Trifecta €44905.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

I Don't Get It

POSTDATA:

Speedy Pix

The Irish Sun:

Mise Raftaire

RP Ratings (IRE):

I Don't Get It