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visitwexford.ie Mares Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • 13 runners
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visitwexford.ie Mares Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 45-41 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner on good ground last winter; obtained hurdling experience (fourth over 2m4f at Killarney) before winning a 2m4f bumper at this venue three weeks ago; may need further than this in the longer term but ought to be competitive.

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18th

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Mousey Brown

11st 12lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

in touch with leaders

9/1

11

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Mousey Brown

10st 6lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Won a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Wexford last summer; did not run at all badly on her return to action at Leopardstown early last month; showed the benefit of that run when a long-priced Down Royal winner.

9/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 17/24-

Last run: 324 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful form in bumpers, highlighted by Limerick win 14 months ago; fair debut over hurdles when fourth at Cork last August; formerly trained by Gavin Cromwell, first run for Peter Fahey now.

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5th

6

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Miss Fourie

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear

12/1

3rd

5

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Listowel

Miss Fourie

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Mostly came back well from 10 months off, runner-up in a Wexford maiden hurdle and landed a Bellewstown maiden hurdle in July despite mistakes at the last two flights; ran no race in a Listed handicap at Killarney last time; more needed here but not one that can be discounted.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 7-03

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two bumpers, major improvement when long-priced third over 2m3f on hurdling debut at Limerick; could feature if that progress in sustained.

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3rd

9

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Cullagh Pride

10st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Seamus Fahey

took keen hold, midfield, awkward jump 2nd, prominent in chasing group before 3rd, went second before 5th, pushed along when mistake last, ridden but lost second and weakened run-in

5/1

3rd

8

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Cullagh Pride

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Seamus Fahey

Soundly beaten in two bumpers, major improvement when long-priced third over 2m3f on hurdling debut at Limerick; could feature if that progress in sustained.

8/1

14/1

Form: 5

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in small-field events on her last two starts in points; fifth on hurdling debut at Tramore but beaten 24l; will need to improve.

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5th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Sarah Beara

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

held up in rear, headway when nudged along before 2 out, kept on, never near to challenge

9/2

3rd

8

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

14:35 Limerick

Sarah Beara

10st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

towards rear, headway 3 out, challenging 2 out, went second approaching last, kept on but lost second towards finish

12/1

Form: 10-

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat the only other finisher in a mares' maiden point towards the end of the season before last; won by 13l on bumper debut at Galway last September, beating subsequent Listowel festival winner Presenting J; never in the hunt and tailed off when set stiff task in Grade 2 Aintree contest in April; interesting in this grade.

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6th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

18:37 Ballinrobe

Notkeepinyagoing

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

raced in second, pressed leader before 3rd, led narrowly after 4 out, headed and weakened quickly approaching last, eased run-in

11/8

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Notkeepinyagoing

11st 7lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

made all, travelled strongly, faced challenge but going okay on inner after 2 out, ridden before last, soon went clear, stayed on, comfortably

11/4

Form: 150-

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £27,000 after winning an ordinary Newton Abbot bumper for Noel Williams; ran respectably on her stable debut in a Listed bumper at Gowran; dropped away quite tamely when given another shot at a Listed bumper at Cheltenham in November; hard to assess.

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11th

15

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Kiss My Lucky Egg

10st 13lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Won a mares' bumper at Newton Abbot on decent ground and encouraging effort when fifth of 25 at Naas earlier this month (beaten 7l); ought to go well back on her preferred going.

13/2

5th

24

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Kiss My Lucky Egg

10st 13lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Creditable effort in a Gowran handicap hurdle last September; modest form since then, though should be fit enough following a run a Dundalk.

33/1

Form: 8U-457

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has plenty of handicap experience; good run at Clonmel three starts ago when close-up in fourth in a contest in which dual subsequent winner Reflectionist was second; needs to improve on last week's Sligo run; blinkers now as well as tongue-tie worn before.

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10th

9

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Latest Model

10st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear throughout, pushed along and no impression from 3 out

25/1

7th

9

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Latest Model

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has plenty of handicap experience; good run at Clonmel three starts ago when close-up in fourth in a contest in which dual subsequent winner Reflectionist was second; needs to improve on last week's Sligo run; blinkers now as well as tongue-tie worn before.

20/1

7th

12

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Latest Model

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, went third before 7th

6/1

Form: 485-83

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Placed on heavy ground last winter; coped well with better going when third in a mares' maiden at Punchestown recently; an official rating of 98 gives her a definite chance in theory.

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8th

7

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Apples In Winter

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Liam Casey

Placed on heavy ground last winter; coped well with better going when third in a mares' maiden at Punchestown recently; an official rating of 98 gives her a definite chance in theory.

6/1

3rd

3

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Apples In Winter

11st 12lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Liam Casey

Pick of form when second in 2m3f Clonmel mares maiden on heavy last term; hasn't progressed however, well held in handicap there on latest; place prospects at best and first try on decent ground.

8/1

8

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Wexford

Apples In Winter

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Liam Casey

in a maiden hurdle on heavy ground at Clonmel in January; faces a tough task against several higher-rated geldings.

20/1

Form: /0370-

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on debut in 2020; has run only seven times since then; badly hampered by a faller at the second and again hampered four out when tailed off on hurdling debut at Kilbeggan.

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9th

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Shoe String

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Bumper winner on debut in 2020; has run only seven times since then; badly hampered by a faller at the second and again hampered four out when tailed off on hurdling debut at Kilbeggan.

20/1

12th

7

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 50y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Shoe String

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear, badly hampered by faller 2nd

25/1

10th

6

(9)

13th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Shoe String

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: N Dooly

All six runs in bumpers; Kilbeggan winner on good ground on debut in 2020 and third of seven at Cork on heavy in November; faced a tough task in a Listed bumper on latest; trip may be inadequate.

16/1

Form: 48/1P- C

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Left all previous form behind when 33-1 winner of a C&D mares' bumper last July; pulled-up on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last October and absent since.

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0

5

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:15 Clonmel

Hazelhatch Lady

10st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

raced in second, mistake 8th, lost second 4 out, dropped to rear when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened and detached then pulled up

50/1

5th

6

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 50y

15:35 Punchestown

Hazelhatch Lady

10st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

always behind

50/1

Form: 46P-27

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Not at her best in a handicap at Listowel last time; better judged on previous second in a maiden at Clonmel but that was on soft ground over 2m; this trip and the forecast going may not be ideal.

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9th

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Milajess

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Made the frame in two races won by very progressive rivals in January (both 1m7f, soft) but was well beaten over 2m4f here in March and is now 0-15 over hurdles; others appeal more.

14/1

7th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Milajess

11st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

0-14 over hurdles and a lot more exposed than some of these but, with a visor fitted, made the frame in two races won by very progressive rivals in January (both 1m7f, soft); should be okay over this trip; each-way claims.

12/1

4th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Milajess

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, weakened 2 out

13/2

Form: 08-UU0

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off at Punchestown last time, previously unseated twice in succession; tried with a hood now.

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0

12

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Smallcashprize

10st 13lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, detached 7th, mistake 8th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off when pulled up 10th

100/1

15th

17

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Smallcashprize

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Poor form so far hurdling, unseating early the last twice.

100/1

12

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 59y

14:20 Kilbeggan

Smallcashprize

11st 5lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

No sign of ability; 200-1 when unseated at the second in a 2m3f maiden at Limerick nine days ago.

100/1

Form: 00-0

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggled on debut at Clonmel; hampered a couple of times at Navan but showed very little; no apparent excuse at Tipperary,

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0

13

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Sweet Bonnie

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

Modest form in maidens; no impression when 50-1 at Tramore in her first handicap.

25/1

14th

9

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:49 Tramore

Sweet Bonnie

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Local runner hard to make a case for now handicapping; cheekpieces.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €498.00
Straight Forecast €387.50
Trifecta €6521.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Notkeepinyagoing

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cullagh Pride

POSTDATA:

Apples In Winter

TOPSPEED:

Milajess

The Irish Sun:

Notkeepinyagoing