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14:35 Down Royal

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 18 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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14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

11th

28

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Glenabo Bridge

10st 9lb

T: Oliver McKiernan

Third reserve; running okay in defeat of late but probably needs further these days.

9th

15

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Glenabo Bridge

10st 3lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

Tough and durable sort brought his winning tally over hurdles to four with a hard-earned success at Fairyhouse in November; has run respectably in two Punchestown outings since then.

12/1

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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6th

15

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Costalita

10st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner raced lazily but ran on over 2m5f at Tramore last time; has a chance if repeating that form with this longer trip a possible benefit.

8/1

2nd

10

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has been running just alright over hurdles lately but has to improve on the form of her previous chasing efforts.

22/1

7th

11

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Mare's sole win came nearly three years ago at Clonmel; bits and pieces of form this year, second at Down Royal in the spring and not shamed when sixth of 20 over this trip at Galway last month.

10/1

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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5th

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Finnians Row

11st 9lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Experienced chaser; won a 2m2f beginners' chase at Downpatrick in September; went up 12lb for that and managed a fair third in a handicap at Tramore the following month; effectively lost his chance with a bad mistake three out over C&D four weeks ago.

12/1

9th

7

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Finnians Row

11st 4lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shock winner at expense of subsequent maiden winner at Downpatrick but placed off 12lb higher at Tramore; tame enough effort since suggests he's vulnerable.

16/1

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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9th

17

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

towards rear, not fluent 6th, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, never dangerous

14/1

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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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: 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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2nd

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Silverstrand

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 3 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

7th

11

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Silverstrand

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

No win in 14 hurdle starts but solid runs at Naas (3m) and Ballinrobe (2m6f) earlier this year; questions to answer after being tailed-off at Kilbeggan since.

10/1

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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0

5

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Zagnzig

10st 10lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

Veteran who is yet to add to his handicap hurdle win in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this year; now with new stable having previously been owner-trained.

20/1

9th

15

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: H Smyth

Veteran has been pulled-up over hurdles and fences lately and not easy to make a case for.

50/1

17

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

11st 3lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: H Smyth

Veteran was second over fences here last summer; has failed to complete last four outings; second reserve.

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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5

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Autumn Crusade

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

didn't jump well, held up in behind leaders, carried right 6th, weakening when pushed along and dropped to rear before 12th, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

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

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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13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

10st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Sarah Dawson

17-race maiden; beaten a long way out over hurdles last time and showed very little on sole chase start; blinkers now tried.

33/1

19th

22

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 120y

15:23 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear of midfield

33/1

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:15 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor maiden is out of his depth in this.

200/1

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

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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0

12

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Mrs Watson

10st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Peter Croke

Tailed off over hurdles here in October on latest venture, that far from out of the blue either, and two tries so far over fences failed to yield a great deal; far from obvious claims.

50/1

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: 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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14

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

16:40 Galway

Montel Glory

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, fell 1st

5/1

1st

10

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Montel Glory

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, good headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, going easily waiting for room after 2 out, went fourth last, ridden and made challenge on outer run-in, led final 110yds, won going away

4/1

15

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Montel Glory

11st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

towards rear, not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along but no impression

66/1

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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0

14

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Mooney Boy

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Has had a few tries over this trip, not doing badly at Kilbeggan last month in first-time blinkers; cheekpieces back on here; others more likely but could acquit himself well.

12/1

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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10th

7

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

Harvey Hillstar

11st 7lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Gary McGill

Shown very little so far and pulled up in a point on return from lengthy absence last month; plenty to prove.

40/1

19

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Harvey Hillstar

11st 1lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

Third reserve; returning from a long absence when pulled up in a point two weeks ago; forgettable form over hurdles.

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

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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12th

13

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Happy Dancing

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

Showed some winning potential last year but soundly beaten off lowly marks over hurdles this year and not easy to fancy.

33/1

0

15

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:35 Tipperary

Happy Dancing

10st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Liz Doyle

Maiden over hurdles has been well beaten in that sphere lately and doesn't hold much appeal on chasing debut.

28/1

9th

13

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

Happy Dancing

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liz Doyle

Appeared to be finding his level when beaten under 7l in a 2m handicap at Limerick in February of last year but hasn't built on that and he only recently returned from a year off (beaten 26l).

14/1

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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9th

9

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, weakened 3 out, soon eased, tailed off

11/2

11

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead, led after 1st, bad mistake and fell 2nd

8/1

3rd

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:35 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

jumped left on occasions, led, hit 7th, ridden after 2 out, headed after last, no extra when lost second towards finish

20/1

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: 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: 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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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

POSTDATA:

Speedy Pix

The Irish Sun:

Mise Raftaire