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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 722-U3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed all three completed starts over hurdles; his second to subsequent Grade 1 winner Ginto at Navan in November is the best piece of form in this race but not at that level in two runs since returning from a layoff; drop back in trip not sure to suit; jockey making a name for himself in Ireland.

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15th

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Benny The Duke

12st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: R P Cody

Ballinrobe maiden winner in summer of 2022 (good) hasn't been seen since well beaten in Punchestown handicap in November same year when cheekpieces tried (left off here); may well need this.

16/1

14th

14

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:15 Punchestown

Benny The Duke

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

midfield

18/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 755-32 BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Made costly last-flight error when second at Downpatrick; winner and third won since; has been running okay on the level of late and 111-rated gelding has every chance if running close to that mark.

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6th

6

(16)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Had Ellaat third when winning a heavy ground Curragh handicap in October but well beaten in a handicap hurdle and a 1m4f handicap here since; others preferred.

50/1

14th

13

(11)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

prominent, led after 1f, headed and raced in second after 4f, weakened quickly 3f out

16/1

11th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Navan

Rodney Bay

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Won 1m6f heavy ground handicap on the Flat last month; generally a consistent sort in this sphere but others look better treated.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 39l on debut here at the last meeting; likely to need more time.

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2nd

5

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

18:38 Ballinrobe

Cant Stop Smiling

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear early, in touch with leaders after 4 out, not fluent and lost position 3 out, not fluent and outpaced 2 out

2/1

1st

4

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Cant Stop Smiling

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Showed much improved form to score comfortably on handicap debut over C&D last time; got a 13lb hike for that but good claimer stays aboard and has to be on the shortlist.

3/1

1st

2

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Cant Stop Smiling

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Received a 42-day ban for her third in a 2m maiden here in August; ran okay on comeback at Naas in March and expected to come on for that here on handicap debut with scope for improvement.

10/1

Form: -245P3

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Fully exposed 7yo is rated 93; fair third at Downpatrick latest but looks up against it; visor tried.

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11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Will You Win

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, hit 4th

16/1

0

11

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:49 Tramore

Will You Win

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Would proably prefer a bit more ease in the ground but does seem to be pretty versatile on that front, and comes here on the back of a big effort in third spot in a mares' beginners at Kilbeggan last month; likes to go from the front but could have a bit of competition here on that front, which is a slight worry, but the track suits her style and, if she gets to force matters, she could take stopping.

4/1

Form: 7/

Last run: 516 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; tailed off in a bumper before finishing fourth in a point; off 16 months

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5th

18

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Coffeys Forge

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Patrick Gerard Ryan

held up in rear, jumped slightly right 1st, not fluent 4 out, headway after 3 out, keeping on when pushed along after 2 out, ridden and no extra but kept on after last

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden on the Flat and best watched on hurdles debut; second run for yard.

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10th

15

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 133y

18:33 Sligo

Forge Road

11st 2lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, awkward jump 1st

10th

7

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Forge Road

10st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Signs of ability in low-grade handicaps on AW at Dundalk; modest hurdles form last year, including on handicap debut; tongue-tie for the first time.

14/1

13

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:05 Tipperary

Forge Road

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Maiden under all codes after 20 starts and beaten a long way on the Flat last month; has to improve on previous hurdle form; tongue-tie on.

20/1

Form:

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Jumped left when tailed off on debut at Kilbeggan last month; can only be watched.

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4th

6

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Moyvilla Lass

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, went third 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, lost third run-in

16/1

4th

14

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Moyvilla Lass

11st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Showed fairly consistent form with fourth/fifth placings on her first three handicap attempts; Ballinrobe fourth appeared promising; lesser effort at Cork on latest; tongue-now as well as cheekpieces worn last time.

14/1

Form:

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-bred 7yo only 13-2 for Sligo bumper last month but green and weakened out of contention; hurdles debut; yard having a good summer.

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8th

6

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Magnificent Seven

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

midfield, pushed along briefly after 3 out, not fluent and pushed along 2 out, soon no impression

20/1

11th

7

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Sligo

Magnificent Seven

12st 0lb

J: Miss F Leaney

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

midfield, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, weakening when ducked left over 1f out

25/1

Form: 98

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; mid-field finishes on first two starts over hurdles; should improve with experience.

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13th

1

(14)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

Davids Lad

10st 1lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Three undistinguished Flat runs in 2021; modest form in six starts over hurdles; no appeal.

100/1

Form: 466-5

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promise when fourth in Punchestown bumper won by Cheltenham third James's Gate in February; fifth in lesser Kilbeggan maiden on hurdles bow; tried in hood and tongue-tie there, now goes in cheekpieces.

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5th

7

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

Monrocher

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

led, faced challenge after 2 out, pushed along when headed and lost two places approaching last, ridden and weakened run-in

12/1

10th

7

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Monrocher

11st 12lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

took keen hold, towards rear early, not fluent 1st, good headway after 4 out, pressed leaders when not fluent and pecked on landing 4th, ridden and weakened after 2 out

10/1

5th

7

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Monrocher

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Promising to a degree in bumpers without threatening; shrewd trainer adds tongue tie; hard to fancy.

10/1

Form: 38-7

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in Roscommon bumper on debut; not shamed at Downpatrick earlier this month after layoff; hurdles debut.

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13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:40 Tramore

Captain Lightfoot

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent

33/1

17

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:37 Fairyhouse

Captain Lightfoot

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Ciaran Murphy

First reserve; well beaten in two handicaps and isn't easy to fancy; being raised in trip with blinkers added may help.

Form: F

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

66s, weakening out of contention when faller two out on debut at Downpatrick; outsider.

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12th

3

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 60y

12:42 Clonmel

Badgerisland

11st 4lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: T Shanahan

Has shown nothing in his five starts and is passed over; tongue tie tried.

50/1

7th

1

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Badgerisland

11st 4lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: T Shanahan

in rear throughout, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4 out, ridden but no impression from 2 out

100/1

9th

1

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Badgerisland

11st 12lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: T Shanahan

towards rear, minor headway from 3 out, never dangerous

100/1

Form: 0P-

Last run: 321 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed nothing in two outings over hurdles last year; not a viable contender.

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3

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Burnin Rubber

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Patrick G Kelly

soon midfield, pushed along after 4 out, soon reminders when lost position, dropped to last and became detached before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

50/1

4

5th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 3f 19y

12:15 Galway

Burnin Rubber

12st 0lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Patrick G Kelly

Beaten a long way from home first time out at Kilbeggan; tongue-tie on now, but can be ruled out.

50/1

Form: 4744

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Creditable runs, including over C&D, in similar contests; rated 99 so has a bit to find but could place.

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10th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Virtual Oscar

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Darren Collins

chased clear leader

15/2

3rd

5

17th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 170y

15:45 Navan

Virtual Oscar

11st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, pushed along and made challenge after 2 out, soon ridden and every chance, kept on but no extra run-in, lost second towards finish

10/1

9

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Virtual Oscar

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Creditable runs, including over C&D, in similar contests; rated 99 so has a bit to find but could place.

10/1

Form: /000-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all starts, including four times over hurdles, and can't be entertained.

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12

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:35 Punchestown

Weston Road

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Denis W Cullen

prominent, in touch with leaders when nudged along and weakened quickly after 7th, dropped to last when pulled up before 8th

33/1

13

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 188y

14:50 Thurles

Weston Road

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Denis W Cullen

Tailed off or failed to complete nine runs so far including handicap debut latest; tongue-tie now tried.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Leading Light filly cost 6,000Euros at three; sister to 2m hurdle winner The Greek and half-sister to 2m4f chase winner; best watched on debut.

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18

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Janverlil

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, detached and struggling when pulled up after 7th

14th

15

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Janverlil

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Mare rated 80 and seems modest; has been off since July.

100/1

8th

9

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Janverlil

11st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Little promise in maidens or on recent handicap debut and difficult to make a case for.

28/1

Form: 6

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; placed three times on the Flat; beaten 28l on hurdling bow here.

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18th

3

(17)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Navan

Stay Local

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Off the mark over C&D early last month, with Flier and Lissadell among those behind; went up 8lb and could manage only fourth behind Magic Charm at the Curragh; however, that was over; return to this trip should suit.

6/1

4th

9

(20)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Stay Local

9st 10lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

prominent throughout, led narrowly under 2f out, headed and lost two places 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

1st

10

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Stay Local

9st 6lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

soon prominent on outer, pressed leader when took keen hold after 3f, joined leader over 2f out, led narrowly when ridden over 1f out, ran on

10/1

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Non-runners

Gold Cup Bailly, Virtual Oscar, Janverlil, Stay Local

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Payout
Exacta €51.00
Straight Forecast €32.80
Trifecta €552.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rodney Bay

RP Ratings (IRE):

Gold Cup Bailly

TOPSPEED:

Rodney Bay

POSTDATA:

Rodney Bay

The Irish Sun:

Rodney Bay