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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £28.30
  • Place: £7.70

Form: 943-4

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Poor sort on the Flat but twice in the frame in Gowran maiden hurdles last season on heavy; not too far off that level on last month's return when fourth in decent Wexford maiden, only weakening approaching last; stiff-looking task on handicap debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Ney

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

in touch with leaders against rail, switched left and waiting for room 4f out, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, pushed along and went clear over 1f out, ridden out inside final furlong, comfortably

2/1

1st

3

(2)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Ney

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

Ex-Irish; in good form for new yard, winning over 2m in first-time blinkers (retained) at Southwell in February; fair efforts on both starts since; below his best on four turf starts (latest in 2022) but has won over hurdles; interesting.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: -000F7

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden under all codes but did show a bit more spark at Fairyhouse on latest, running well for a long way before tiring over 2m4f (soft); return to 2m could suit and not one to readily rule out (trainer/rider combination had a big-priced winner at Clonmel on Thursday).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Ventnor

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

towards rear

12/1

7th

14

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Ventnor

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

led, headed but prominent after 2nd, lost position before 4th

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: -33407

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Decent runs in defeat at Roscommon and Ballinrobe over the summer but latter two runs a bit below his best; has since left Henry de Bromhead and debuts for new yard here on ground probably plenty soft.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Makfils

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Yet to win over jumps but has shown enough, particularly when second in a big field handicap hurdle at Navan in November; failed to match that at Leopardstown but respected on his best form.

10/1

11th

23

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Makfils

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, went second after 3 out

14/1

Form: /500-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Showed a bit of promise in bumpers/maiden hurdles but handicap form so far poor, tailed off in first-time blinkers latest; hard to have confidence in.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Newton Abbot

Fongs Way

10st 3lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Ran reasonably on occasions but unplaced in all nine hurdle starts in Ireland; stable debut after five months off and best watched.

20/1

12

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Cork

Fongs Way

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: T J Nagle Jr

midfield, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, pulled up 3 out

25/1

7th

12

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Fongs Way

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: T J Nagle Jr

midfield, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

25/1

Form: 0-0P51 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Mare back in form on good ground in September, finishing second in Clonmel Flat handicap and got up late in Killarney handicap hurdle; took keen when soundly beaten on ground plenty soft enough at Thurles last time.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

1

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:37 Gowran Park

Buttons And Bows

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick J Flynn

Her wins have been on drier ground and opposable on that alone; recent efforts not her best, either.

12/1

0

16

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Buttons And Bows

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick J Flynn

Four wins have been on decent ground; best recent efforts in Wexford handicaps, second over 2m4f there on penultimate start; made a couple of mistakes when down the field at Kilbeggan last time; further rain could detract from her prospects.

12/1

9th

8

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Buttons And Bows

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick J Flynn

Four wins have been on decent ground; best recent efforts in Wexford handicaps, latest when second over 2m4f; recent withdrawal due to soft ground at Tramore, ground more in her favour here.

13/2

Form: -23447

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Some fairly solid form in maidens without looking to be especially progressive; stamina test (2m4f, heavy) appeared beyond him at Wexford on latest so this return to 2m could suit; tongue tied for second handicap attempt.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

Vocito

12st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Irish raider who has very modest 1-34 career strike-rate and has largely been out of form this year; belied 66-1 odds when keeping on to snatch second in recent Thurles beginners' chase (2m2f, soft) but his overall profile remains unconvincing.

9/1

2nd

11

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Vocito

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

midfield, towards rear when headway after 4 out, went third when nudged along before last, ridden and went modest second but no chance with winner run-in

20/1

Form: 54P8PP

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Now 0-24 under both codes although penultimate flat run was his best for some time; cheekpieces now tried for hurdles return but others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(5)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 5f 29y

16:25 Sligo

Dixon Line

8st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Adrian Sexton

Precious little over hurdles of late although did run well in a couple of late-season Flat handicaps last year off this lowly mark.

25/1

3

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Dixon Line

11st 12lb

J: Alan King

T: Adrian Sexton

Rated only 80 and has a mountain to climb; 13th at Wexford yesterday.

200/1

13th

17

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Wexford

Dixon Line

10st 0lb

J: Alan King

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield

Form: 0-96P9

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Sligo a year ago for former yard but has shown little for this yard, including over fences; blinkers tried last time dispensed with; handicapper giving her a chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Mullins Cross

10st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Mullins Cross

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Bangor winner in December on heavy ground and fifth at the same venue last month after two fair efforts at Thurles; modest hurdling strike-rate (2-33); 3lb out of the handicap here; others are much more appealing.

16/1

Form: 44-55

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Two best efforts to date came in a pair of C&D maiden hurdles; encounters softer ground here for handicap debut and lacks a recent run.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

11

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

All Walks Of Life

10st 11lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Michael Hourigan

Has shown some ability in a bumper and in maiden hurdles but disappointing since tackling handicaps; cheekpieces replace the hood worn last time; looks capable of better.

11/1

Form: 1415-8 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

In good form last winter for Tom Cooper, winning beginners chase here and 2m3f Clonmel handicap hurdle; emerged from 229-day absence when only midfield at latter venue last month, tiring after running well for long way; entitled to come on for that but possibly a bit high in the handicap right now.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Dancing Jeremy

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: James Andrew Fahey

prominent

14/1

2nd

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

Dancing Jeremy

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

led, reduced lead halfway, faced challenge from last, edged left run-in, headed final strides

5/2

1st

8

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Dancing Jeremy

10st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

soon prominent behind clear leaders, headway towards near side to lead and went clear before last, ridden briefly and went further clear run-in, pushed out

16/1

Form: -14534 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Listowel win in June came over 2m4f (soft) and solid runs recently over 2m at Fairyhouse and Wexford; should be thereabouts again.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

14

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Navigator Jack

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

9/2

1st

4

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Navigator Jack

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Eoin Griffin

Won handicap hurdle at Listowel and fairly consistent since but doesn't seem on a good handicap mark as a result and was a beaten favourite at Killarney last time; each-way claims.

5/1

5th

12

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Navigator Jack

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Listowel win last summer came on soft but showed that he handles good going when second at Bellewstown recently; stays further but this is probably close to his optimum trip.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: U6133- BF

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Ended last season on a progressive note, winning over 2m4f at Punchestown and better again in defeat over 2m at Wexford and when staying-on third over today's C&D; goes well in testing conditions; one to consider despite lack of a recent run.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

The Niffler

12st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Struggled last season and similar story this season before winning at Naas on Tuesday; will carry a 7lb penalty for that and not sure to appreciate the drop to this trip if turned out again quickly.

4/1

1st

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

The Niffler

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Prominent in the market under Jack Kennedy for his last two handicaps and yet trailed the winner by 30l (2m) and 19l (2m4f); handicap mark hasn't really gone anywhere.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €5377.00
Straight Forecast €2466.50
Tricast €16005.40
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

All Walks Of Life

RP Ratings (IRE):

Navigator Jack

TOPSPEED:

Makfils

SPOTLIGHT:

Ventnor

POSTDATA:

Buttons And Bows