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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 50y
  • 11 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.80
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0-U006 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

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; may improve from Monday's stable debut at Navan.

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

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: 1P-6P4 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner in 2020 and maiden hurdle winner here in 2021; signs of a return to form when fourth at Leopardstown early this month; a bit more required.

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6th

8

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Itsallabouteve

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield, some headway before 2 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

14/1

11th

1

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:50 Tramore

Itsallabouteve

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

led, headed but pressed leader 6th

16/1

5th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

13:55 Thurles

Itsallabouteve

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

towards rear throughout, brief headway after 2 out, soon no impression

10/1

OUR TIP

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -P5311 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Now a 124-rated chaser after handicap wins at Tramore (for Eoghan O'Grady) and at Clonmel on his first start for Terence O'Brien; relatively unexposed over hurdles, winner of a Clonmel maiden in 2021 on third of four outings; big chance off 12lb lower than new chase mark.

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

10th

8

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Whiskeywealth

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Recorded a convincing hurdle win at Naas in February and won a Listed handicap chase at Gowran in March (both 2m on heavy); failed to do himself justice in the Red Rum at Aintree; remains 12lb lower than over fences, so not without a chance.

12/1

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Whiskeywealth

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Has fallen twice, over fences and hurdles, in his last eight starts but has got his confidence back under John Shinnick with a convincing hurdle win at Naas and again found plenty back chasing to win a Listed handicap at Gowran (both 2m on heavy); asked a bigger question in this company but is no forlorn hope on his best form with the possibility of better to come.

8/1

1st

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Whiskeywealth

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Won back-to-back over fences last season and got his head back in front over hurdles at Naas last month on testing ground; probably capable from this mark and has to be considered with conditions in his favour.

11/2

Form: 008066 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Closely matched with Chosen Diamond on Fairyhouse running over 2m4f; similar form when sixth in a 19-runner event at Naas on latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Young Fitzy

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 2 out, briefly went second after 2 out, weakened run-in

6/1

4th

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Young Fitzy

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Norman Lee

held up in rear, some headway halfway, kept on from last, went modest fourth inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

25/1

0

3

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Young Fitzy

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Has been running quite creditably off his lower hurdles mark, placed twice at Limerick in recent months; potentially interesting on only his second run over fences, coming just over two years since he won a beginners' event at Tramore.

11/2

Form: -37584 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite in a weak Musselburgh novice event last time; needs to step up on previous handicap displays at Galway and Tramore.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:58 Wexford

Clairmc

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, headway 4 out, went third before 2 out, nudged along challenging after 2 out, ridden after last, ran on well to lead final strides

5/2

1st

1

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

14:47 Wexford

Clairmc

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

Placed in bumpers and over hurdles (0-13 overall); made an encouraging start over fences when second at Tramore, though beaten 16l; may be able to confirm form with third-placed Must Be Dreaming who had the benefit of previous chase experience.

6/1

2nd

9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

17:20 Tramore

Clairmc

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Placed in bumpers and over hurdles (0-13 overall); peak form commands respect at this level should she take to fences.

10/1

Form: 957846

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Struggled in a chase last time; fair fourth in a C&D handicap hurdle in January but others make more appeal.

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7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Beaus Candle

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

prominent 1st, raced in second from 1st, led before 3rd, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

Form: 860240 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won twice in the opening months of last year; in good form again in January; backed up a Naas second with a solid fourth at Gowran; poor at Navan on latest, raising doubts.

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

3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Justicialism

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

midfield, headway 2 out, went fourth last, ran on well and went third run-in, no match for first two

25/1

10th

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Justicialism

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Signed off for different Irish stable with two very disappointing chasing attempts towards end of last year; back hurdling on good mark but has a lot more to prove than some of these on first venture beyond about 2m4f.

20/1

Form: 8-8055

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden; trainer has his team in good shape; some encouragement to be taken from fifth in a 25-runner contest at Fairyhouse a month ago; cheekpieces on for the first time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

16

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Chosen Diamond

10st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Edward Cawley

Experienced 8yo won a Naas novice handicap chase in November and good efforts in 2m4f Navan handicap hurdles including clear second to an improver earlier this month; dropped out tamely over fences at Limerick eight days later however; definite chance on best form with trip/ground to suit.

9/1

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

16:55 Limerick

Chosen Diamond

10st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, soon went third

3/1

2nd

9

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Chosen Diamond

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 4 out, challenging when raced wide 2 out, led but faced challenge before last, ridden and headed run-in, no match for winner

3/1

16/1

Form: P/0560 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won three races for Jessica Harrington when in the form of her life in August 2018; off for three years before reappearance at Gowran in January; could be given some sort of chance on the evidence of two Clonmel outings; took a backward step at Naas a fortnight ago

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18th

8

(15)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Rovetta

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Michael Mulvany

pushed along briefly, in touch with leaders, some headway when pushed along on outer home turn, weakened 3f out

20/1

9th

10

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:50 Limerick

Rovetta

10st 4lb

J: Alan King

T: Peter McCreery

prominent in chasing group, headway 2nd

16/1

17th

12

12th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 89y

15:07 Naas

Rovetta

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Won three races for Jessica Harrington when in the form of her life in August 2018; off for three years before reappearance at Gowran in January; could be given some sort of chance on the evidence of two Clonmel outings in recent weeks.

10/1

Form: 257198 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a good 2022 campaign mixing Flat and hurdles; handles soft, but probably more effective on better ground; finished behind sixth-placed Cafe Con Leche at Navan on Monday.

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

9th

11

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Swelltime

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: W J O’Doherty

in rear, detached after 3rd, never dangerous

25/1

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

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Derridae

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Payout
Exacta €1017.00
Straight Forecast €819.00
Tricast €1340.30
Trifecta €1151.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Derridae

SPOTLIGHT:

Whiskeywealth

The Irish Sun:

Chosen Diamond

POSTDATA:

Derridae

RP Ratings (IRE):

Whiskeywealth