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14:20 Navan

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

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

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -59131 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Was well-backed when getting off the mark at Naas in December over 2m; did not get the best of runs when third off 10lb higher over 2m3f at Fairyhouse; won readily over 2m5f at Limerick at the end of January; 16lb rise for that may prove too much for him, though the form has been well advertised by the runner-up Buddy One, third in the Martin Pipe.

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1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

towards rear

25/1

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

12st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Shot back to form when taking a novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable but he was pulled up on his outing prior to that and has suffered a similar fate the last twice; hard to know what to expect.

8/1

9

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Carbon King

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Three wins over hurdles in Ireland last season (up to 2m5f) and he shot back to form when taking a six-runner novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable; however, not proven over this sort of trip and pulled up when out of his depth trying 3m in a Grade 2 novice chase on latest outing; needs a career best.

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: U60334

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has slotted into handicap company effectively since down the field in a Punchestown maiden in December; finished third in races at Gowran and Navan; made a bad mistake at the last when fourth at Naas last time; may reverse form with Pont Audemer.

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6th

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

By Your Side

11st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 1-18 over hurdles but better than his record suggests; ran as well as could be expected off a mark of 130 in the County (80-1 SP); 6lb lower mark helps but others may be on better marks.

25/1

10th

20

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

By Your Side

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Experienced 5yo who improved when runner-up in competitive handicaps in December at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) and Leopardstown (2m, heavy); he's better than he showed behind a few of these at Leopardstown last month (2m, soft; slightly hampered two out) but his form needs to go to a new level today.

50/1

7th

15

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

By Your Side

10st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Just the one win over hurdles but boasts very solid form, chasing home Common Practice at Fairyhouse and One Last Tango here; tends to come late and needs to get there late; might just get the tow into the race he needs here.

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 000013 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won 1m soft ground maiden in France last May; well beaten on first four starts over hurdles, including on handicap debut at Limerick; proved a very different proposition when well fancied at the same venue last time, scoring easily; took a hefty 16lb rise for that and managed a respectable third at Naas last time.

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7

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Pont Audemer

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

Landed a gamble in a Limerick handicap hurdle in late 2022 but winless since; no show in two starts over fences to date and will fare better in handicaps; tongue-tie tried.

50/1

11th

13

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Pont Audemer

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat and hurdles winner, tailed off on chasing debut at Sligo; trainer responsible for three others here including the talented My Mate Mozzie; will need more experience.

50/1

Form: 1-9P37 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over fences; good run when third in a 2m handicap chase at Fairyhouse in January; did not seem to stay 2m4f when reverting to hurdles at Gowran.

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6th

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Dont Go Yet

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

midfield

12/1

3rd

12

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Go Yet

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

Both handicap wins have come on soft, notably last month (after six month's absence) at Down Royal under positive ride when jumping well (four fences omitted) and keeping on well to hold Bythesametoken; 4lb worse off with that rival here but should go well.

9/1

1st

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Dont Go Yet

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader after 1st, led 2nd, faced challenge when ridden omitted last, kept on well

10/1

Form: 001131 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has won three of his last four starts and arrives on the back of a 5l success at Naas last month; up another 9lb but clearly thriving; versatile with regards to ground.

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5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Little Mixup

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Progressive over hurdles in the last 18 months, winning four times in handicaps; tough ask off a mark of 133 in the Morebattle latest but lower Irish mark helps; will need another career best.

12/1

10th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Little Mixup

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won three Irish handicaps last season and has worked his way back to form this term, scoring at Thurles (1m7f, soft) in January last time out; his British mark could be on the harsh side (14lb higher than at Thurles) but this Irish raider has a progressive profile and may have more to offer.

25/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Little Mixup

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pressed leaders, prominent behind clear leaders after 3 out, went modest second when raced wide before 2 out, headway when nudged along before last, led and went clear run-in

10/1

Form: 30-U00 D

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Showed very little in three runs during a short spell with Noel Kelly; switched to Charles Byrnes and capable from this sort of mark judged on his best form for Denis Hogan three seasons ago.

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10th

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Cafe Con Leche

11st 8lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Loves testing conditions, gaining fourth win over hurdles with 40-1 success earlier this month in 2m1f Cork handicap, coming with good late turn of foot under today's rider for cosy win; up 8lb for that and yet to win over this far but respected.

11/4

1st

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

Cafe Con Leche

12st 2lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; has tended to struggle since then; others preferred.

16/1

10th

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Cafe Con Leche

11st 6lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Gained a first win since 2020 in a Limerick handicap hurdle in March; well held in similar conditions at Galway last month and low-key fourth on the Flat since; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 0680R0 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Form has been in decline since winning a Naas handicap hurdle early last year; already tailed off when refused at the last in Naas event won by Little Mixup, another poor run here last time.

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5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Bigz Belief

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Matthew J Smith

raced wide, jumped right on occasions, led, headed 3 out

16/1

5th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Bigz Belief

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Matthew J Smith

Three-time hurdles winner now rated 108 in that discipline, last on only previous chasing effort at Listowel in 2022.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: -25719 D

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner; below form over C&D when last seen and his best form is on good; off six months.

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12th

12

(3)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Swelltime

8st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: W J O’Doherty

Good ground winner on the Flat and over hurdles last year; no impact in either sphere this year; but at least there is a good chance that he will enjoy this surface; trip should not be an issue, since he has solid 1m6f Navan form to his credit and was also second over 2m at Tramore last year.

6/1

6th

1

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 92y

15:05 Limerick

Swelltime

12st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

Good ground winner on the Flat and hurdling last year; heavy fall when in contention here in March (2m, soft); never involved back from break in first-time hood at Listowel and deep ground not ideal.

12/1

7th

8

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Swelltime

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W J O’Doherty

Won under both codes for his small Co Limerick yard last summer; was in contention two out when falling heavily at Limerick in March; few nondescript Flat runs after and returns from a break in first-time hood.

25/1

Form: P-66P0 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

His 66-1 win at Down Royal a year ago seems to have been a flash in the pan; struggling since; big price when pulled-up at this venue in November; similar when tailed off here 16 days ago, tried with a tongue-tie now.

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12th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Billable Grant

11st 6lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: C A McBratney

C&D maiden winner in 2022 was pulled-up on return in November and seems best watched for the time being.

33/1

0

2

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Billable Grant

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 4 out, steadied 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

9th

1

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Billable Grant

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: C A McBratney

Was handed a mark of 116 after shock win in Down Royal maiden last year; poor form in handicaps since and now gets a chance to race in the bottom grade but still hard to fancy; blinkers.

20/1

Form: 897917 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; bounced back to form with an extravagant win in testing conditions at Clonmel in January; failed to cope with 12lb rise and longer trip at Fairyhouse last month.

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19th

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Winner of a bumper and handicap hurdle, both successes gained at Clonmel; best run in a while came at Thurles on penultimate start; seventh in a 19-runner contest at Naas last time.

16/1

7th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 6lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

in touch with leaders

11/1

Form: 31-P00

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Improved after joining Willie Mullins in the summer of 2021, placed twice before readily landing 2m2f Sligo handicap; no encouragement from three runs this season.

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4th

2

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Attitash

11st 7lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Clear third in much stronger chase than this at Downpatrick (2m2f, good) last month and switches back to fences after two very respectable hurdle runs; will cope well with the soft ground here; good chance.

11/4

5th

10

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Attitash

10st 6lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Ran well over fences here last month but couldn't build on that back over timber subsequently and possibly up against it in a warm race here.

20/1

Form: -71140 D

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a competitive Galway handicap hurdle last July but not as good at Listowel; off since a run on the Flat in October; stiff enough mark.

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5th

3

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

10st 1lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

Durable dual-purpose performer got off the mark on this surface at the thirteenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month, despite racing keenly and hanging left; 3lb rise okay and could go well again.

5/1

1st

5

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Noel C Kelly

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

3rd

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Darkened

9st 10lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Noel C Kelly

slightly awkward start, slowly into stride, towards rear

11/4

Form: -UF170 D

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won on Flat and over hurdles last summer on his favoured good ground; absent since October and may find ground conditions too testing.

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14th

14

(10)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wojood

8st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

C&D winner but the losing run is mounting up and no signs of a revival at this venue of late; plenty to prove.

33/1

Form: 1-P0 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle last season but has shown nothing in two starts since and was beaten a long way out last time; tongue-tie needs to have dramatic effect.

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2

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Enchanted Magic

11st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: C A McBratney

Won a maiden hurdle last season but has shown nothing in two starts since and was beaten a long way out last time; tongue-tie needs to have dramatic effect.

25/1

15th

6

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 115y

15:45 Punchestown

Enchanted Magic

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: C A McBratney

Made a winning debut in a 2m Gowran maiden last year when trained by Eoin Doyle; flopped in a Gowran handicap on only start for Willie Mullins; has changed stable again and tackles a new trip.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €84.00
Straight Forecast €105.30
Tricast €431.90
Trifecta €268.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Circus Act

SPOTLIGHT:

By Your Side

The Irish Sun:

Carbon King

RP Ratings (IRE):

Premier Queen

POSTDATA:

Circus Act