March 19 / 16.02 Thurles

16.02 Thurles

Good To Yielding

Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 1m 7f 116y
  • 21 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32-22

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
A smart performer on the Flat (rated 99 currently, 107 at peak); runner-up in three of his four starts over hurdles; form of last month's Naas second was strongly advertised by the winner Highland Charge in a Grade 3 at the same venue last season; this looks an ideal opportunity
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(7)

1st Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

19:15 Curragh

Micro Manage

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: W P Mullins

towards rear of midfield, switched left 2f out, ridden and ran on well on outer inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish

6/1

7th

6

(5)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Micro Manage

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: W P Mullins

Has been frustrating over hurdles, with only a short-priced maiden win to his name; useful three-time Flat winner, including over C&D, but better over further; unplaced favourite for event won by today's rival Raise You on final start last season.

7th

5

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Micro Manage

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 64-258

Last run: 180 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four bumper runs; showed ability on both starts for previous handler; excellent effort on stable debut when second to a Willie Mullins-trained mare at last year's Galway festival; not as good at Down Royal the following month; made a few mistakes on hurdling debut at Listowel festival; hood and tongue-tie on now.
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6th

7

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Fanoir

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

5/1

1st

7

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:20 Clonmel

Fanoir

10st 13lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Runner-up in Galway festival bumper last year on first start for yard; kept on into second behind long odds-on gelding at Thurles on second start over hurdles and headgear stays on here; good claims particularly if the longer trip proves suitable and gets a nice bit of weight from likely market rival.

2/1

2nd

15

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Fanoir

10st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Four bumper runs; showed ability on both starts for previous handler; excellent effort on stable debut when second to a Willie Mullins-trained mare at last year's Galway festival; not as good at Down Royal the following month; made a few mistakes on hurdling debut at Listowel festival; hood and tongue-tie on now.

10/1

50/1

  • Place: £8.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In good hands but has shown nothing in three outings in points; best watched for now.
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7th

10

26th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

19:10 Limerick

Simpatico

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

11/2

16

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Simpatico

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

3rd

11

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 121y

17:50 Clonmel

Simpatico

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

Not much in points' but showed some ability behind a very easy winner at Thurles on hurdling debut; likely to improve from that and go well.

7/1

Form: 7

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Eight-year-old, beaten almost 80l when making a belated debut at this venue nine days ago.
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No / Draw
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10th

7

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:30 Wexford

Mrs Macker

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Ms M Flynn

4th

16

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Mrs Macker

10st 11lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Ms M Flynn

Eight-year-old, beaten almost 80l when making a belated debut at this venue nine days ago.

200/1

7th

13

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Mrs Macker

10st 11lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Ms M Flynn

Jeremy mare; half-sister to point winner Royal Haslar; dam bumper/3m hurdle winner, half-sister to 1m4f AW Flat/2m hurdle winner Cashaplenty; unlikely winning newcomer.

66/1

Form: /20-3F

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in bumpers, though ran poorly at this venue 13 months ago; much more like it here in November when third in seven-runner contest; fell at the seventh on hurdling debut at Limerick in December.
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5th

5

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Castlehill Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Twice placed in bumpers, though ran poorly at this venue 13 months ago; much more like it here in November when third in seven-runner contest; fell at the seventh on hurdling debut at Limerick in December.

20/1

8

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Castlehill Boy

11st 10lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

In an out in bumpers, RPR of 107 the pick; trainer often does well at this Festival.

12/1

Form: 809

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten in excess of 100l in his two starts over hurdles; one to rule out; second reserve.
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16th

3

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Holditinyourhead

11st 10lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E Sheehy

Three handicaps, all unplaced, were not devoid of promise; still makes limited appeal; can lead.

20/1

6th

2

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Holditinyourhead

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E Sheehy

4th

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Holditinyourhead

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E Sheehy

Form: 08

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Will need to pick up more experience judged on her runs at Naas and Wexford.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Barely Made It

10st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

Will need to pick up more experience judged on her runs at Naas and Wexford.

50/1

8th

3

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Wexford

Barely Made It

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

Will need to pick up more experience judged on mid-field finish in a 25-runner Naas maiden.

50/1

13th

23

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

14:15 Naas

Barely Made It

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

Half-sister to Go Gill Go who won a maiden hurdle at Sligo for this stable last year and ran consistently in handicaps afterwards; dam won a bumper.

50/1

200/1

Form: P700

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has struggled on her three runs over hurdles, the latest at this venue nine days ago.
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8th

10

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

One More Lass

10st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

held up in rear, some headway after 3 out, keeping on when nudged along after 2 out, never on terms

10/1

3rd

13

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

13:50 Tramore

One More Lass

11st 5lb

J: Ian Power

T: Ms M Flynn

towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway from 4 out, pushed along and in touch with leaders before 2 out, ridden and went third last, kept on

33/1

12

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Wexford

One More Lass

11st 5lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Ms M Flynn

Best run was probably last time when mid-division in a Thurles maiden hurdle in March; more needed here though.

25/1

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
100-1 when pulled-up first time out at Clonmel; unlikely to make an impact at this stage.
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Verdict Starting price

24

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

13:55 Punchestown

Running Scared

11st 5lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: W J Burke

The improvement shown when sixt at Clonmel was not sustained at Wexford ten days ago; third reserve.

7th

12

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Wexford

Running Scared

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

No fireworks on first two starts but clear step in the right direction when beaten 7.5l in sixth at Clonmel last month; respected.

6th

13

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:20 Clonmel

Running Scared

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: W J Burke

Not disgraced in midfield on first completed start over hurdles at Thurles but finished a long way behind second home Fanoir on that occasion.

33/1

200/1

Form: 0

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nine-year-old, huge price when finishing in rear on her belated debut at Leopardstown.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

10

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Cottage Artist

11st 1lb

J: James Duggan

T: V T O’Brien

9yo with very few miles on the clock but is facing an uphill battle on all known form.

40/1

11th

13

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Cottage Artist

11st 5lb

J: James Duggan

T: V T O’Brien

Mare cut little ice in maidens but not disgraced; yard 2-137 last two and a bit seasons.

100/1

Form: 57

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad effort over hurdles at Limerick in December; struggled in a recent bumper outing at Wexford.
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2

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Another Ocana

11st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: L J Archdeacon

Showed promise in a Limerick maiden hurdle on debut but nothing to recommend since; probably fairly treated on that initial run but looks best watched here on his handicap bow.

33/1

12th

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Another Ocana

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: L J Archdeacon

33/1

11th

4

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Another Ocana

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: L J Archdeacon

Not a bad effort over hurdles at Limerick in December; struggled in a recent bumper outing at Wexford.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Five-time handicap winner on the Flat, three times for Mark Johnston (including on AW) and twice for Michael Halford last autumn; signed off with game success over 2m at this venue; promoted to 73 after that; makes hurdling/stable debut; possibly the only danger to Micro Manage.
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4th

1

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Wexford

Anyonecanhaveitall

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Eoin Doyle

towards rear, headway from 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent last, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, never on terms

16/1

6th

3

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 130y

14:30 Punchestown

Anyonecanhaveitall

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoin Doyle

50/1

12th

1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Anyonecanhaveitall

11st 12lb

J: Daniel Holden

T: Eoin Doyle

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to yard's six-time winner Brogine and to Robert Tyner's promising point/hurdles winner Split The Bucket as well as bumper/hurdle winner Where's The Hare; dam hurdle/chase winner for Michael Hourigan; worth a look for future reference.
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7th

9

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

13:50 Tramore

Mr Brogue

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: S Braddish

soon led, headed after 4 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

25/1

13th

13

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Mr Brogue

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Braddish

11

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:20 Cork

Mr Brogue

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: S Braddish

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to several winners; no obvious promise in three outings in points.
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11th

4

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Clonmel

Finches Cross

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

prominent in chasing group, went second before 5th, pressed leader after 3 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out

14/1

4th

6

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Finches Cross

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

RPRs 92 at Clonmel and Ballinrobe; has a good bit to find to win even an ordinary maiden like this.

10/1

7th

6

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Finches Cross

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Was poor in points' and down the field on two starts so far under rules; first-time hood applied here but hard to see him involved.

40/1

100/1

Form: 8-0

Last run: 285 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 50l in both bumper outings last year; likely to need hurdling experience.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

8

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Laurel Park

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Augustine Leahy

Beaten 50l in both bumper outings last year; likely to need hurdling experience.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Former German-trained mare who won over 1m1f in heavy ground in France in 2020; respectably competitive in Irish handicaps last season off marks in the 70s; Flat pedigree, but should stay.
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13

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Kilbeggan

La Hacienda

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

12th

4

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

La Hacienda

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

14th

13

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

14:30 Naas

La Hacienda

11st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

Former German-trained mare who won over 1m1f in heavy ground in France in 2020; respectably competitive in Irish handicaps last season off marks in the 70s; ran no sort of race on hurdling debut at Thurles; ought to be capable of much better.

16/1

Form: 00

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten an aggregate 220l at Naas and this venue on her first two starts; hooded now.
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12th

11

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Limerick

The Sages Answer

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Beaten wide margins in two maiden hurdles in January; hood now fitted; hard to fancy.

150/1

12

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

The Sages Answer

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Liam P Cusack

Beaten an aggregate 220l at Naas and this venue on her first two starts; hooded now.

200/1

12th

14

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

The Sages Answer

11st 10lb

J: Adam Ellis

T: Liam P Cusack

Always at the back and completely tailed off when huge price on recent debut at Naas.

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No ability in evidence in maiden hurdle outings at Fairyhouse and Naas.
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5th

15

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Only One Plan

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Huge price in four maiden hurdle outings, impossible to make a case for him.

66/1

16th

11

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Only One Plan

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

100/1

10

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Only One Plan

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

No ability in evidence in maiden hurdle outings at Fairyhouse and Naas.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
First foal; dam placed in points, sister to bumper winner En Joule, out of unraced sister to bumper/smart chase winner The Tother One and close relative of hurdle/high-class chase winner Carlingford Lough.
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11th

5

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

17:10 Ballinrobe

Fenshar

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

50/1

6

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Fenshar

11st 4lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

First foal; dam placed in points, sister to bumper winner En Joule, out of unraced sister to bumper/smart chase winner The Tother One and close relative of hurdle/high-class chase winner Carlingford Lough.

33/1

Form: P98

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled-up over hurdles at Limerick on debut; has struggled in two bumper runs since; change of stable now; first reserve,
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8th

5

26th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

20/1

9th

3

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Liam P Cusack

A glimpse of ability in bumpers but beaten a long way in maiden hurdles; still unexposed going into handicaps and market may be best guide; needs to settle better.

14/1

8th

1

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:47 Tramore

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 4lb

J: Adam Ellis

T: Liam P Cusack

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third reserve, shaped quite well on only points start in 2020, pulled-up on sole 2021 run.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

12

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Winning Rascal

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Michael Hourigan

Thrice-raced maiden hurdler rated 92 and hard to see him making an impact here on chasing debut.

66/1

13th

13

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 121y

17:50 Clonmel

Winning Rascal

11st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Michael Hourigan

Better run at Limerick last time on second hurdling start but still has to step up a fair bit on that to score; second runner for yard that's in decent form.

16/1

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Exacta €73.00
Straight Forecast €45.60
Trifecta €1106.00

Selections

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