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12:00 Leopardstown

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 28F231 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has flashes of very good form on which he's well handicapped, both over hurdles and fences; having only his third run for this yard when a very convincing winner of a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (2m4f) and he's every bit as good over fences; of strong interest.

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8th

5

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Seddon

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, not fluent and hampered by faller 5 out

8/1

2nd

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 87y

16:30 Galway

Seddon

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

In tremendous form over hurdles and fences last season, winning four on the bounce, including the Magners Plate at Cheltenham; decent Flat debut run latest at Killarney; well-treated at these weights and hugely respected.

2/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 31-623 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Made successful handicap chase debut at Downpatrick last September (2m7f, soft) after which he went missing for a year; higher in the weights now but he has returned in good nick and a late mistake did for him in a competitive 2m4f handicap at Gowran last month.

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0

3

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Archies Charm

11st 9lb

J: Tom Harney

T: B R Hamilton

Needs to step up on recent form, but noteworthy on account of having finished 13l second to the progressive Seddon in this race last year; tried with blinkers after Down Royal fourth; beaten a long way then but had Harveys Quay and Soloman Lane behind.

8/1

5th

2

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Archies Charm

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: B R Hamilton

Hurdle and chase winner in Ireland; effective at 2m4f or further and versatile with regard to the going; made the frame at Down Royal last time; each-way player.

7/1

4th

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Archies Charm

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: B R Hamilton

Close second in this race last year possibly his best effort; ran okay after a three month break when third in a handicap chase at Gowran last time; only 2lb higher than last year and could go close.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 16U462 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Dual winning hurdler who so nearly opened his account over fences with a narrow miss at Fairyhouse (2m5f, yielding); up an annoying 3lb for that but entitled to be in the thick of it.

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16

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Swapped usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers and got off the mark over fences on 17th attempt, over 2m5f at Leopardstown in December; faded from two out in 3m contest at Doncaster in January; remote sixth over 2m4f at Naas in February.

25/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 06-474

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Experienced handicapper but coming on three years since last successful; ran an encouraging race over hurdles last time after 186 days off the course but looks vulnerable in a race of this nature.

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0

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

in touch with leaders, soon prominent

20/1

7th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Charlie Stout

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

led, headed after 4th

25/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

3/1

Form: 028220

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Ended up in mid-division over hurdles last time but had previously run well behind Gateau De Miel in a beginners' chase and he has a 12lb pull with that one; each-way claims.

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10th

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Politicise

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

midfield, towards rear halfway

9/2

1st

3

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Politicise

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

prominent, challenging 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well and hung right towards finish, led final stride, hit rail just after line

14/1

4th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Politicise

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Losing run since 2020 and 0-13 over fences; doesn't look well treated on this season's form and low-key effort over hurdles a fortnight ago (from this mark).

10/1

14/1

Form: 285224

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but placed a few times over hurdles and heavy ground was not ideal when a remote fourth on his switch to fences in a beginners' event at Gowran; could go well provided his lack of chasing experience doesn't hold him back.

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4th

14

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Gondor

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Maiden over hurdles after 11 runs but got off the mark over fences on fourth start in this sphere in a Killarney handicap last time; raised 9lb but still should have more to give.

6/1

1st

3

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Gondor

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: C A Murphy

Maiden over hurdles after 11 starts made a decent beginning to handicap chases on return to action when third at Limerick in May; 2lb higher today but with improvement likely from that should take high rank.

6/1

Form: -34577 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

His two wins under rules came in successive renewals of an amateur riders' handicap chase over C&D in March; yet to shine in cross-country races so perhaps it's best to put a line through last time and his previous Cheltenham effort was okay.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Super Citizen

12st 6lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Mrs Lucinda Hughes

Made winning stable debut in hunter chase at Kelso (2m7f, soft) in January; he could have more to offer for this yard but is in a much tougher race this afternoon and may well prove vulnerable.

14/1

Form: 32165P D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a beginners' chase over this far at Sligo in September and his 9l fifth at Naas (2m4f) brings him into it; perhaps found conditions a little too testing before pulling up at Punchestown.

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5th

6

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Broken Ice

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear

8/1

Form: -3152U

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won handicaps over hurdles and fences last season, albeit off lower marks; only a length away off 3lb lower at Fairyhouse (3m, good) in October before unseating midrace back there a month ago; doubt he has any great margin for error off this mark.

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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

Form: 12-31U BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap chase for his previous yard and doubled his tally on just his second run for this one with a decisive success at Thurles (2m6f, yielding; off 9lb lower); would probably have followed up off his lower hurdle mark had he not unseated late on at Tramore; running well, clearly.

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7th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Arctic Ambition

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Paul Robson

A multiple winner in Ireland for Gordon Elliott but he ended his time there out of form and has been below his best both starts for his current yard, a never-dangerous fourth over 2m5f here on the latter occasion; more is required despite a falling mark.

8/1

4th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Arctic Ambition

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Paul Robson

Three-time chase winner but struggled in the autumn on final two runs for Gordon Elliott and same story on recent stable debut at Haydock.

40/1

Form: 4-23F1 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Lacks chasing experience for a race of this nature and he fell two runs back, but his jumping was sound when far too good for Politicise in a beginners' chase at Fairyhouse (3m, soft); dropping back in distance perhaps not ideal but he's on the shortlist.

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Form: 00-037 C

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Lost his way not long after finishing runner-up in this 12 months ago off a 7lb higher mark, but the signs were more encouraging last time at Naas and the first-time cheekpieces could give him a lift; possibilities at a price.

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0

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

15:35 Tipperary

Millen To One

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position before 4 out

22/1

8th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:30 Down Royal

Millen To One

11st 1lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

Sole win in 32 starts came in 2020; fair way below his best in three runs over hurdles this year and was pulled up at Wexford last month; first-time blinkers need to spark a revival.

25/1

3

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:25 Wexford

Millen To One

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

towards rear

25/1

Form: 157-22 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a couple of 2m4f handicaps last winter and seems even better this season after finishing runner-up at Wexford and Aintree, latterly behind a big improver; should give a good account.

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6th

15

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Handsworth

10st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

It's to his credit that he was close up in a 2m4f handicap here in December (good to soft) but he hasn't shone in his previous attempts over 3m and is a long way out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

22/1

3rd

3

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Handsworth

11st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Won twice over fences and two excellent runs in defeat early in the campaign, particularly an Aintree second; has really struggled in three starts since and while potentailly well well treated, he probably needs further than this trip.

12/1

Form: 3248U4

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Better hurdler than chaser (0-6 in this scene) and he was comfortably held in the end over 2m6f at Thurles last month; others preferred.

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14th

17

29th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Arthurs Baby

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Better hurdler than chaser (0-6 in this scene) and he was comfortably held in the end over 2m6f at Thurles last month; others preferred.

33/1

4th

7

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Arthurs Baby

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, headway before 4 out, pressed leaders going okay before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

14/1

1

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 47y

16:20 Sligo

Arthurs Baby

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Mark Michael McNiff

pushed along briefly, raced in second, disputed lead from 6th, not fluent 10th, ridden when prominent after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, no impression when badly hampered by faller and unseated rider last

6/1

Form: /P-439 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

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6th

3

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:43 Kilbeggan

Glamorgan Duke

10st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Useful sort won a valuable Leopardstown handicap in 2020 and was runner-up in the same race last season; is back down to the same mark as latter run so has to be respected.

9/1

5th

4

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

18:10 Wexford

Glamorgan Duke

10st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent, led after 1st, headed before 5th, not fluent and lost second 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

5/1

Form: 54-638

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who went 0-5 over hurdles before switching his attention to fences this season; it was a good effort at Wexford and when not unfancied at 9-2 for his handicap debut at Naas (2m4f) he made a bad mistake three out; can go well.

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2nd

13

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Fameaftertheglory

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Third in cross-country events at Cheltenham in December and behind Coko Beach here in February, beaten 17l; officially rated 34lb behind stablemate Stumptown; around 30l behind third-placed Coko Beach when fourth in the La Touche.

20/1

4th

11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Fameaftertheglory

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, lost position after 16th, soon dropped to rear

12/1

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Fameaftertheglory

12st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, not fluent 6th, headway and in touch with leaders halfway, headed and lost two places after 3 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: 641222 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

All the better for going over fences, following his win in a 2m4f handicap at Listowel with three successive seconds at about 3m; has edged up the weights for those defeats and one or two others might be better in here.

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6th

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Temptationinmilan

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, soon dropped to midfield, towards rear halfway, no extra from 4 out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €539.00
Straight Forecast €491.70
Tricast €4892.60
Trifecta €8515.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Seddon

The Irish Sun:

Fameaftertheglory

TOPSPEED:

Handsworth

POSTDATA:

Arctic Ambition

RP Ratings (IRE):

Seddon