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Roscommon Racecourse Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 20y
  • 16 runners
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Roscommon Racecourse Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 0536-3 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Series of good runs last year and started this one in good shape when well-backed third at Punchestown (second ran on Sunday at Downpatrick); evidently ready to strike but might prefer bit further.

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8th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Dylan Oak

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: F Oakes

midfield

40/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 2P6-40

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Second to very progressive sort at 250-1 in maiden hurdle here in August; patchy since and well-beaten handicapping latest at Dwonpatrick; better ground should suit.

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0

3

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Vale Of Glory

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Was a C&D winner in May (second hurdle win) and has run well enough in defeat at times since; seems best on good ground and has a squeak.

14/1

7th

4

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Vale Of Glory

11st 11lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

prominent, weakened approaching last

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 0422-6

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Chance on her form last year, showing liking for good ground; better for spin in point when weakening sixth at Limerick; seems to be coming to hand and noted.

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No Results Found

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 097-95

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Getting there with experience and ran very nice race behind Dylan Oak at Punchestown, headgear seeming to do the trick; interesting cheekpieces off now; could reverse that form and go well.

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10th

14

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Golden Sandbanks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

Versatile 7yo won over hurdles at Sligo (2m2f) last summer and twice on the flat in the autumn; has his ground here although unproven over this far.

16/1

Form: 48-789

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Did not go on from Killarney fourth in July last year; not great this year and risky; can lead.

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10th

12

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Grinn

10st 6lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

Longstanding maiden who has finished tailed off in her last two runs; opposable.

66/1

9th

9

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Grinn

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Maiden after 33 starts; shaped quite well on last month's stable debut over 2m here but tailed off at Newton Abbot since; Sean Bowen aboard but others have more pressing claims.

20/1

12th

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Grinn

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: David Rees

Not beaten too far on this month's stable debut at Worcester but that took her career record to 0-32; stable also runs Karannelle.

12/1

Form: 0610-6 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Naas winner in March; seems held after two struggles since and perhaps best watched.

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12

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Tuckmill

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Both wins have come at Naas on better ground than what he will get here; latest win came on seasonal reappearance in December and slight concern he's not been seen since; 5lb higher and likely to need progress.

6/1

1st

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Tuckmill

11st 13lb

J: Mr R A Jackson

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win came in a C&D handicap in 2022 but struggled off higher marks after; broke blood vessels when last seen in February; best watched on return unless strong in the market.

16/1

13

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Tuckmill

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, pushed along and well behind after 3 out, soon pulled up

33/1

Form: 42344- BF

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Grand mare often runs well on AW; lacks recent run but well-capable of getting involved here; jockey 0-16.

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15

(10)

15th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Lady De Vesci

9st 3lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: M Halford

First reserve; well-exposed but capable at this level back at Dundalk; tongue tie and cheekpieces.

13th

10

(18)

10th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Lady De Vesci

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, made no impression

14/1

7th

3

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Lady De Vesci

11st 13lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: M Halford

midfield, ridden when minor headway before 2 out, keeping on when switched right run-in, never on terms

12/1

Form: 633-21 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Not winning out of turn when just prevailing at Wexford; she's been well-backed many times and 5lb rise won't stop her backers now; really solid sort.

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1st

12

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

19:55 Ballinrobe

Junior Bee

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: M A Molloy

held up in rear, headway 3 out, tracked leaders going easily after 2 out, led approaching last, ridden clear run-in, easily

12/1

12

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:15 Wexford

Junior Bee

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: M A Molloy

Finally got his head in front after several good efforts at this venue in May; failed to build on that at Roscommon but Cork run on Monday was a step back in the right direction; could go well.

10/1

5th

1

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Junior Bee

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: M A Molloy

prominent, pushed along when pressed leader before 3 out, ridden but no extra before 2 out

7/1

Form: 55400- D

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well-capable of going well if ready but may need the run on seasonal return and she's 1-21; possibly being prepared for Galway.

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16th

19

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

15:07 Punchestown

Fair Minded

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Desmond McDonogh

Sole win came at Galway over two years ago; has been finding it difficult to win off this mark lately.

25/1

10th

14

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

15:35 Thurles

Fair Minded

10st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Desmond McDonogh

Sole win came at Galway just over two years ago; recent form leaves her with a fair bit to find.

16/1

17

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Limerick

Fair Minded

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Desmond McDonogh

Sole win came at Galway just over two years ago; fair fourth at Tramore on latest; third reserve.

Form: 556-27

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ran into the same winner at Ballinrobe last twice, running well; mare might benefit from this drop back in distance; definite chance but does need a lottle more; yard among winners.

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1st

5

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

18:45 Clonmel

Eddies Pride

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Norman Lee

held up in rear, went fourth after 10th

4/1

Form: U4/F4-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Quite well-handicapped on Flat form if he could translate; 2-34, he remains 0-14 over hurdles and profile is patchy; ran poorly on Flat latest.

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11th

5

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Fallen Forest

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: William Durkan

always towards rear, not fluent 5th, ridden and no impression after 4 out

16/1

13th

1

(1)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Fallen Forest

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: William Durkan

12th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Fallen Forest

12st 6lb

J: Richard Lombard

T: William Durkan

Beaten 10l at Dundalk last time; has a mountain to climb at these weights.

Form: 706-0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

50s, well-beaten behind two of these at Punchestown.

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10th

9

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 60y

17:25 Roscommon

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 5lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs Denise Foster

prominent, midfield when pecked on landing 4th, soon reminders, towards rear and pushed along after 5th, detached from 4 out, tailed off

66/1

11

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 5lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear, some headway 4 out, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

33/1

12th

13

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 2lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear of midfield, pushed along before 6th, outpaced when reminders after 4 out, soon no impression

50/1

Form: 209-00

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Had modest bumper form in Britain; quiet over hurdles so far but one to keep an eye on now handicapping; can be free.

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19

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Percy Pi

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Brendan W Duke

Third reserve; second in a UK bumper last year; was poor over hurdles until showing a bit more promise last time, beaten 7.25l; more needed but not dismissed.

10th

14

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:55 Ballinrobe

Percy Pi

10st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Brendan W Duke

pressed leader, led 1st, pushed along and headed approaching last, not fluent last, weakened run-in

33/1

Form: 009-07

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Tends to go off huge prices; latest was better on handicap debut but hard to fancy.

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11th

9

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 198y

13:15 Clonmel

Ballycastle Brat

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: L Young

in rear, soon pushed along, some headway halfway, soon reminders, became detached before 5 out, tailed off

50/1

8th

14

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Ballycastle Brat

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: L Young

prominent, pushed along and weakened after 2 out, soon in rear, no chance when not fluent last, finished 9th, placed 8th

40/1

14th

13

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 14y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Ballycastle Brat

10st 13lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: L Young

held up in behind leaders, dropped to midfield when pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

40/1

Form: 65265-

Last run: 191 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Tended to give his running last season, albeit 1-19 hurdling, and clear chance just about dropping into a 0-95 if ready; yard 3-134 last five seasons.

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12th

13

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:55 Ballinrobe

Shantou Warrior

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

always towards rear, pushed along 4 out, detached 2 out

8/1

1st

5

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Tramore

Shantou Warrior

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

midfield, headway and chased leaders before 2 out, pushed along to lead last, ridden out towards finish

12/1

15th

1

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Shantou Warrior

12st 0lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

didn't jump with fluency, in rear throughout, became detached when eased and tailed off after 4 out

8/1

Form: P699-8

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in maiden hurdles; tongue tie retained today; might need more experience.

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1

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Another Affair

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: V C Ward

in rear throughout, awkward jump and ridden 6th, pulled up before 3 out

100/1

10th

1

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:30 Tramore

Another Affair

11st 0lb

J: Ms L Ward

T: V C Ward

always towards rear, detached from 4f out

100/1

8

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Another Affair

11st 11lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

midfield early, bad mistake and lost ground when jockey lost iron briefly 1st, soon towards rear, reminders after 5th, pulled up before 6th

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €1454.00
Straight Forecast €1010.60
Tricast €5365.20
Trifecta €5640.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Junior Bee

The Irish Sun:

Dylan Oak

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Sandbanks

RP Ratings (IRE):

Shantou Warrior