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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8876.11
  • 2m 0f 160y
  • 14 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 70/21- CD

Last run: 371 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Odds-on when a clear-cut winner of this 12 months ago off 10lb lower (final hurdle start) and confirmed his liking for this track with a Flat win here last Monday (2m1f) and a near miss over 1m4f on Friday; hard to envisage him not being involved once more.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Teed Up

10st 2lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Emmet Mullins

Six-time winner, including the valuable amateur handicap at Galway last year, following up over hurdles later in the week; off since beaten in the Naas November Handicap and might well come on for the run here.

12/1

11th

1

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Teed Up

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

towards rear

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4574-6 CD

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who wasn't far away in a big field at Punchestown before patently failing to stay 2m6f at Ballinrobe (travelled well); won his maiden over C&D and worth considering.

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1st

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Gold Speed

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Adrian Murray

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, led approaching last, kept on

11/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: U622-4 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in the spring (over 2m) and ran another sound race at Kelso two months ago; not the best of strike-rates (4-40) but should give his running.

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10th

14

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Bythesametoken

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Generally reliable but he was ending a losing run when winning at Killarney (2m1f, yielding to soft) in October; has nothing to fear from the conditions but balance of form suggests he'll be up against it from 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

Form: 6F-114 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m seller before following up over 2m4f at Perth (handicap on good); no excuses over that same C&D the last time and not sure that rain would be welcomed.

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4th

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Trebizond

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, outpaced after last, kept on and went fourth inside final 110yds

25/1

4th

1

24th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:42 Perth

Trebizond

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

2-2 for new stable this spring, the latter win gained here (2m4f, good); should be fine back at 2m and latest 5lb rise does not look excessive; must be considered in current mood.

9/2

1st

1

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:25 Perth

Trebizond

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Won a maiden hurdle in Ireland for Henry De Bromhead in September 2021; changed hands cheaply after falling at Kilbeggan last July but he returned for new yard with a clearcut win in a seller at Hexham (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago; this is tougher back in a handicap but he was a well-backed favourite last time and is not ruled out at this new trip.

10/1

Form: P/1-01 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his three runs for Willie Mullins, latterly a Sligo handicap (2m1f, good) in no more than workmanlike fashion; 8lb rise to deal with and ground softer than good has looked an issue in the past.

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6th

9

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Stilyker

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Rated a lowly 92 when joining the champion trainer last year and now rated 110 after winning two of his five starts for him; however, his form has been erratic and he will need to raise his game in order to win a beginners' event of this standard.

12/1

0

13

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Stilyker

10st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, pressed leader, briefly led 3rd

7/1

5th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Stilyker

11st 8lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, led before 2nd

4/1

Form: 55212- BF

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

In form back in the spring and made a mistake at the wrong time when runner-up in a competitive handicap at Ballinrobe the final time; needs his best yet to defy a career-high mark in this company.

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4th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Wee Charlie

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear

8/1

Form: -61431 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Four wins over hurdles since March, the latest a claimer at Roscommon; down the field on the Flat here on Wednesday; probably up against it.

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6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

8th
22
Saraqael

Form: 000-

Last run: 148 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; won a Flat maiden at this meeting last year but was down the field on Thursday (1m); minor maiden form over hurdles.

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8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Maiden winner (1m) at last year's festival but has been struggling in handicaps this campaign and well held over hurdles of late; reduced mark but remains opposable.

12/1

8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

in rear throughout

12/1

0

11

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Saraqael

10st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Flat maiden at last year's Galway festival; yet to shine over hurdles; can probably do better but hard to see him beating his elders here.

20/1

Form: 2-0212

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; recent handicap winner who was then second at Sligo; this is deeper but he's running well.

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3rd

9

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Warm In Gorey

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Fair handicap hurdler, winning at Downpatrick (awarded race) last April and Punchestown in June; set a stiff task at Cheltenham last November and absent since; previous chase debut third at Thurles was encouraging; worth considering.

6/1

Form: 7-5178 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won a Sligo claimer this summer, his third success over hurdles; found life tough back in handicaps and this is no easier.

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No Results Found

Form: 132-26 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Below best a month ago but had been in cracking form prior to that and 2m on rain-softened ground will be near ideal; likely to contend despite a high enough mark.

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8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

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

Form: 3U/05U

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Dual 1m4f Flat winner with placed form in maiden hurdles; needs to improve on his handicap exploits.

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6th

7

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Boom Boom Boom

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Dual flat winner on a decent surface although below best on AW of late; 0-12 hurdling and first run over hurdles since September; others preferred.

12/1

13th

1

(16)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Boom Boom Boom

10st 2lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: C Byrnes

Won over 1m4f at this track in late 2002; kept to hurdles last year and encouraging enough return to flat in C&D handicap in November; completely out of his depth in a conditions race over C&D in January; should do better here.

8/1

7th

1

(1)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Boom Boom Boom

9st 6lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Won over 1m4f at this track in late 2002; kept to hurdles last year and encouraging enough return to flat in C&D handicap in November but very stiff task at the weights here.

50/1

Form: 51-4F4 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Probably glad to see the back of fences and posted a decent RPR of 126 when winning his maiden hurdle at Down Royal in March (2m1f, soft/heavy); this mark might not be beyond him on handicap debut; now tongue tied.

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6th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Western Comandor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Andrew McNamara

in touch with leaders, lost fourth after 3 out, soon no extra

20/1

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Western Comandor

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Andrew McNamara

towards rear

50/1

Form: 673U6-

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Positives to take from his last three runs and seems to be improving, while a tongue-tie could bring him on some more; however, lacks a recent run and a big ask to shed maiden status in this competitive a race.

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12th

15

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Tipp For Mac

12st 0lb

J: Dan Blanchfield

T: Thomas Cooper

Not a bad run at Down Royal last time but looks up against it on these terms.

33/1

5th

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Tipp For Mac

11st 9lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Thomas Cooper

Now 0-11 hurdling, recent handicap efforts modest; handicapper relenting but remains opposable.

10/1

10th

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Tipp For Mac

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Winless, but some encouragement from his last two starts; in contention when falling at Cork in November and ran respectably in a handicap at Limerick; each-way chance again.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €69.00
Straight Forecast €57.00
Tricast €727.30
Trifecta €1158.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Western Comandor

The Irish Sun:

Aurora Princess

POSTDATA:

Teed Up

TOPSPEED:

Bythesametoken

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Speed