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Patrickswell Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 3m 0f 100y
  • 14 runners
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Patrickswell Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 510264 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won over this trip at Roscommon in the summer and second at Clonmel in September; stays well, ground doesn't matter and not disgraced latest two starts.

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5th

12

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Well Polly

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Miss J M Lee

2-29 over hurdles, suited by 3m; never better than fourth in seven outings in 2023; hard to fancy; in rear on chase debut at Cork in January.

20/1

8th

12

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Well Polly

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss J M Lee

Dual hurdle winner; struggling for form in that sphere of late and she's hard to recommend on chase debut.

50/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 684-01 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Fourth over 2m5f here in February; needed every yard of this trip when scoring at Tipperary last month and locally-trained contender is open to further improvement.

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2nd

1

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Problem Solver

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Augustine Leahy

Fourth over 2m5f here in February; needed every yard of this trip when scoring at Tipperary last month and locally-trained contender is open to further improvement.

7/2

15

27th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:05 Clonmel

Problem Solver

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Augustine Leahy

Just bits and pieces of form before much improved to win over this trip at Tipperary early this month, relishing step up in trip to get up late; 3lb out of handicap here so good bit more required to follow up.

9/1

1st

8

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

Problem Solver

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Augustine Leahy

in touch with leaders, close up when not fluent and pushed along briefly 4 out, headway 3 out, pushed along and went second before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, ran on after last, led towards finish (trainer said, regarding the apparent improved form shown, that the race got away from the gelding on good ground over two and a half miles at killarney whereas today the gelding was ridden handy in a steadier run race over three miles with his best work being done at the finish. jockey said gelding got squeezed at the last bend)

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 7P0654

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Plenty of placed form over hurdles in previous two years; mostly chasing this year, winning at Kilbeggan in April and not a bad run when fifth in handicap chase at Thurles last month.

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5th

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Esthers Marvel

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: David Kenneth Budds

Is 1-28 over hurdles; hit the frame in a couple of starts this winter but lost her way subsequently; can go well fresh so not ruled out despite 130-day absence.

50/1

11th

16

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Esthers Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Tessa Condon

T: David Kenneth Budds

Modest handicap hurdler-chaser and an unlikely scorer here.

66/1

Form: 042FP0

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Maiden made the frame in handicaps at Ballinrobe and Galway in late summer, including remote second at latter venue; poor form over fences and hurdles since.

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11

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Getaclan

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D McNamara

in touch with leaders

33/1

15th

19

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Getaclan

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: D McNamara

18-race maiden and finished a long way behind the re-opposing Tangental last time out.

20/1

8th

10

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Getaclan

10st 13lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D McNamara

Two fair efforts last twice in handicap hurdles at Limerick and Fairyhouse; each-way claims if she can repeat that over a trip she seems to stay.

8/1

Form: 037-66

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dead-heated over 2m4f at Killarney last year and third in this race; unplaced in three outings this year including over fences when last seen in August.

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7th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Da Big Fella

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Eamon Courtney

Hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, best effort when second in Galway handicap over this trip in October; lots to find on most recent Down Royal run though.

11/2

7th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Da Big Fella

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Is 1-15 over hurdles, 0-8 chasing; second at Galway in October was encouraging; lost a shoe in running at Punchestown; soundly beaten in fifth at Limerick.

8/1

Form: 00/0-2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Had been off since point-to-point win in January when promoted second of 18 behind easy winner on very testing ground at Galway last month; entitled to come on from that experience and obviously should strip fitter as well.

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11th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Mahler Appeal

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Garrett James Power

A maiden under rules but plenty of placed runs over hurdles and fences; beaten 17l over 3m at Naas last time back from a break and can get closer today; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

8/1

Form: 4-6406

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Mare's sole win came nearly three years ago at Clonmel; bits and pieces of form this year, second at Down Royal in the spring and not shamed when sixth of 20 over this trip at Galway last month.

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6th

15

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Costalita

10st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner raced lazily but ran on over 2m5f at Tramore last time; has a chance if repeating that form with this longer trip a possible benefit.

8/1

2nd

10

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has been running just alright over hurdles lately but has to improve on the form of her previous chasing efforts.

22/1

7th

11

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Mare's sole win came nearly three years ago at Clonmel; bits and pieces of form this year, second at Down Royal in the spring and not shamed when sixth of 20 over this trip at Galway last month.

10/1

Form: 8/0037 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over 3m on summer ground three years ago; missed almost two years and not much since returning for new yard this autumn, albeit not disgraced when seventh of 20 (just behind Costalita) at Galway last time.

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8th

12

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Helly Hansum

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Noel C Kelly

Sole win came over 3m on summer ground three years ago; missed almost two years and not much since returning for new yard this autumn, albeit not disgraced when seventh of 20 (just behind Costalita) at Galway last time.

14/1

7th

18

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Helly Hansum

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Losing run since 2019; missed all of 2021 and hasn't shown enough in three runs since returning.

66/1

3rd

8

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 110y

16:17 Downpatrick

Helly Hansum

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel C Kelly

soon midfield, pushed along when mistake 3 out, minor headway but no impression after 2 out, went poor third approaching last

25/1

Form: 574420

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

A little bit in and out but second four times this year, twice over hurdles and twice over fences; fair fourth on penultimate hurdles start at Galway (2m3f).

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11th

11

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Wild Caprice

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

0-27, placed seven times; form has lacked consistency but she has often looked capable of picking up a little handicap though perhaps more likely on better ground than this; beaten 18l when fourth of five finishers in a handicap chase last week.

12/1

4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Wild Caprice

10st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 9th, headway 4 out, left in third when not fluent 2 out, weakening when lost third run-in

8/1

Form: -87F00

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Yard going well but 5yo has shown very little so far, including in first two handicaps at Galway last month.

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6

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:30 Clonmel

Kaytana

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Of little account on all known form over hurdles and fences; easy to put a line through here.

50/1

9

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 106y

15:25 Clonmel

Kaytana

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

33/1

40/1

Form: 9-8090 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Veteran's latest win was over three years ago and can't be fancied on what he's been showing lately.

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15th

18

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Navan

Ohherewego

10st 0lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: V T O’Brien

Runner-up at Listowel in September but has shown nothing twice since and out the handicap.

100/1

7th

14

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Ohherewego

10st 7lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: V T O’Brien

Old boy ran well when second of 18 over this trip at Listowel but mostly tailed off over last couple of years including at Killarney last time; 4lb wrong.

20/1

11th

14

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

Ohherewego

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: V T O’Brien

Old boy was much improved when second of 18 over 3m at Listowel and has to be considered on that form.

9/1

Form: -08P6P

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Modest form in maidens and pulled up in both handicap starts; hard to make a case for him.

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12th

7

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Ned The Smith

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Modest form in maidens and pulled up in both handicap starts; hard to make a case for him.

25/1

14

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

Ned The Smith

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, mistake 2nd, dropped to midfield when pushed along and reminder after 10th, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out (jockey said the gelding burst a blood vessel during this race. vet reported gelding had blood at the nostrils post race)

33/1

6th

3

18th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Listowel

Ned The Smith

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 9th, ridden and outpaced 10th, soon beaten

100/1

Form: PF-070

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

First glimmer of ability last month when staying on to finish seventh, beaten 15l, over 2m3f at Cork but soundly beaten at Fairyhouse since.

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13th

14

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Trip To Milan

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: S Braddish

First glimmer of ability last month when staying on to finish seventh, beaten 15l, over 2m3f at Cork but soundly beaten at Fairyhouse since.

18/1

10th

15

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Fairyhouse

Trip To Milan

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

chased clear leader, prominent before 3rd, idled before 3rd

16/1

7th

10

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Cork

Trip To Milan

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

midfield, pushed along when jockey dropped rein briefly after 3 out, ridden and held 2 out, stayed on run-in

25/1

Form: -70289

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Point winner is twenty-race maiden under Rules; good second over 2m4f at Clonmel in September but well held since.

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6

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Kilgorey

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

in touch with leaders on inner, close up when not fluent 11th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

14/1

9th

7

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Kilgorey

11st 5lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

Point winner in 2019; no wins under Rules but went close on his penultimate outing at Clonmel last month; couldn't build on that when favourite at Cork 13 days ago; return to further will suit and he's one to consider.

5/1

8th

6

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Cork

Kilgorey

11st 5lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

held up in rear, ridden and some headway 2 out, made no telling impression

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3-0765

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; well-bred ex-Godolphin gelding has shown a few glimmers of promise lately; fair fourth in 1m4f Curragh handicap last month and not far off the placed horses when fifth of 15 in 2m4f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse.

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9th

17

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

towards rear, not fluent 6th, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, never dangerous

14/1

Form: 6-5365

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; point winner and runner-up in heavy ground bumper on main track here; nine-race maiden over hurdles but her fifth of 16 to Jungle Prose (two easy wins since) at Thurles last month was a creditable effort.

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6th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Ardera Ru

10st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Four-time winner relished the heavy ground when a surprise winner from Instit in a Listed at Fairyhouse last time; trainer credited a pallet operation for that effort; will do well to repeat that here on this better ground.

16/1

1st

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Ardera Ru

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when jumped slightly left 7th

16/1

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Non-runners

Betterask JJ, Perfect Arch, Ardera Ru

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Payout
Exacta €356.00
Straight Forecast €333.30
Tricast €5084.30
Trifecta €3648.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mahler Appeal

RP Ratings (IRE):

Kilgorey

POSTDATA:

Esthers Marvel

The Irish Sun:

Mahler Appeal