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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 7f 192y
  • 14 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 8881-1 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won cross-country chase at Punchestown festival and made a winning return in a handicap hurdle a fortnight ago; only 3lb higher here over regulation fences.

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7th

3

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:28 Wexford

Hurricane Darwin

11st 12lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has shown that he retains a healthy appetite for racing in a range of events; three consecutive wins last year came in a cross-country race, a handicap hurdle and a handicap chase; no major sign of a decline in form this year.

10/1

4th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Hurricane Darwin

12st 3lb

J: Mr B O Walsh

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard last season, starting off with a victory in this event at the main expense of Stealthy Tom; picked up handicap wins last autumn, one of them over hurdles; has continued to show enthusiasm, most recently when highly tied in a Grade 2 contest at Navan; holds a leading chance.

4/1

3rd

4

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 90y

15:25 Navan

Hurricane Darwin

11st 3lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard a year ago, winning three times and running a solid second at Gowran last time; however, he is out of his depth in this company.

50/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 16-315

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over fences at 2m4f and has won over hurdles since; off 115 days and probably on a stiff enough mark back over fences for now.

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3rd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Better chaser than hurdler, last win being in a Cartmel handicap chase in August (2m5f, good to soft); well beaten last twice; could go well but better on faster ground than is forecast.

7/2

4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Marshalled

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent early, raced in third after 1st, outpaced from 4 out, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

8/1

5th

5

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

10yo who makes his first start since last August but he did well for his new yard last year, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), and he's also effective on soft; the betting may be informative on his return.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: UF-053

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has made a promising start to her chase career and hit the frame again latest; feasibly treated on her peak form and could improve for first-time cheekpieces.

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2nd

2

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

13:25 Leicester

Tune The Chello

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, not fluent 6th, increased tempo before 3 out, pushed along when headed approaching last, held and lost ground run-in

5/4

1

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Tune The Chello

12st 2lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Donald McCain

In competitive form over fences for Henry De Bromhead this autumn and was bought in October for £16,000; dual winning hurdler and is just the type with whom her trainer will do well.

6/1

Form: 312-28 BF

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Improved from a promising chase debut to win a beginners' at Clonmel last term and even better on his third and final chase start when beaten a neck at Perth at the end of last season; not as good over hurdles twice since but workable mark back over the larger obstacles; off 115 days.

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3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Shantou Lucky

11st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Chase and dual hurdle winner for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland but left that stable after two disappointing efforts last spring and was pulled up when reappearing for new yard last month; others have much less to prove.

40/1

3

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:54 Sedgefield

Shantou Lucky

11st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

pressed leader, awkward jump 1st, led 3rd, headed 7th, weakened quickly 3 out

33/1

Form: 3-648U D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

No wins since 2019 and 0-21 over fences; unseated when beaten a fortnight ago.

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1st

10

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Goodnightngodbless

10st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J Motherway

towards rear, headway 9th, went fourth 12th, ridden after 3 out, 4 lengths down approaching last, ran on well against near rail to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

16/1

6th

4

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Goodnightngodbless

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J Motherway

soon towards rear, niggled along briefly after 9th, headway and prominent on inner 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out

8/1

Form: 60PFP- C

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 0lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete in last three chase starts; 14 now and out of the handicap.

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16

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Vodka Society

10st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: David Peter Dunne

Not disgraced over fences at this venue in November; only one win from 27 starts, asking a lot for him to double his score at this stage of career.

16/1

5th

10

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 192y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Vodka Society

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: David Peter Dunne

towards rear of midfield

14/1

6th

14

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 192y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Vodka Society

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: David Peter Dunne

towards rear, headway from 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression from 2 out

100/1

Form: 45424- C

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back a couple of seasons but he went close on his penultimate run over 2m5f here and similar form when fourth at Navan since; off 217 days and recent record fresh isn't inspiring.

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6th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Nobody Home

10st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, in touch with leaders 5th, weakened from 3 out

9/4

1st

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Nobody Home

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Veteran goes well here, yard amongst winners and fair third at Ballinrobe when last seen in May but nearly three years winless and others preferred.

10/1

Form: 8-9430

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Killarney when last seen but ran well when hitting the frame at Tramore on his penultimate outing and should appreciate a step back up in trip.

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11

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:35 Wexford

Smitty Bacall

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: J P Flavin

midfield, dropped to rear 7th, soon pulled up

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 214-23

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Big run on chase debut at Downpatrick and stayed on well over shorter in a beginners' at Tramore in August; should relish a return to further and one to consider.

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Form: 3P-141 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner; took a big step forward from his chase debut to win a beginners' at Ballinrobe last time in first-time cheekpieces (retained); will need more to defy this mark but less exposed than several in here.

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22

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whacker Clan

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; returned to Cheltenham last month for the Kim Muir (3m2f, soft) and made most, finishing third of 22 but he was 18l behind the runner-up Git Maker, so needs to step up on that and it's the furthest he's been.

12/1

3rd

21

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Whacker Clan

11st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and doing likewise here (3m1f, good to soft) in October; fair seventh in 1m7f handicap hurdle at Naas 18 days ago, which could have put him spot on for today, and this lightly raced 8yo is one to be interested in for top yard.

10/1

7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Whacker Clan

11st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive horse last year; won narrowly at Tramore in August before following up gamely in a 3m1f handicap chase at Cheltenham in October; 11lb lower over hurdles but the big drop in trip is an obvious concern; looks the stable second string.

8/1

Form: 56/89- C

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Is 0-7 over fences and shown nothing in two runs since returning from 19 months off in March.

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8

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 154y

19:48 Roscommon

Quantatmental

10st 7lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Cian Michael Collins

Won twice over 2m on good ground for Gavin Cromwell but latest of those was nearly four years ago; out of form over fences since returning from an absence last year; hard to fancy.

25/1

7th

3

25th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:30 Limerick

Quantatmental

11st 13lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Cian Michael Collins

Let down by jumping on final two starts for Gavin Cromwell; big price when pulled-up on stable debut at Kilbeggan last month; up against it.

25/1

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Quantatmental

11st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Cian Michael Collins

prominent, mistake 5th, dropped to rear with one circuit to go

16/1

Form: 11-11P CD BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when going for her sixth win on the spin (three hurdle, two chase wins) in a handicap chase in August; freshened up since and could easily have a race in her from her reduced chase mark.

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9

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 192y

15:20 Fairyhouse

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11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Robert Tyner

Pulled up when going for her sixth win on the spin (three hurdle, two chase wins) in a handicap chase in August; freshened up since and could easily have a race in her from her reduced chase mark.

6/1

5

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Wexford

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11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Robert Tyner

prominent on inner, mistake 2nd, hampered by faller and lost ground 3rd, reminders towards rear after 6th, bad mistake and became detached 7th, soon pulled up

5/2

1st

6

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

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11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

5/2

Form: -P2333

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Below form on the Flat last week but hit the frame in his four previous hurdle starts; hasn't shown the same form over fences and was pulled up on his most recent chase start when making handicap debut; well-beaten at Downpatrick Friday.

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9th

7

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

17:05 Navan

Important Message

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: John G Carr

Nearly three years winless; placed four times in a row on good ground last summer at up to 3m; veteran has been off ten months.

25/1

9th

10

(6)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Important Message

8st 13lb

J: Mark Enright

T: David Peter Dunne

Poor form on his two most recent starts (over fences on latest), but was in good form over hurdles in the summer, placed in four consecutive races from 2m4f to 3m; AW winner at Lingfield early in his career; perhaps some chance that he could feature here.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €281.00
Straight Forecast €306.30
Tricast €4268.70
Trifecta €3601.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hurricane Darwin

The Irish Sun:

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TOPSPEED:

Nobody Home

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hurricane Darwin

POSTDATA:

Hurricane Darwin