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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7570.8
  • 2m 2f 150y
  • 18 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-F4

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-bred sort was a Flat maiden winner for the Gosdens in 2022; pick of three attempts hurdling when fourth in Killarney 4yo maiden but needs to jump better; big chance if he does.

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7th

1

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Baltic Bird

12st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

Cork maiden hurdle winner and runner-up in a Kilbeggan novice hurdle last summer; beaten a long way in a Fairyhouse handicap in December when last seen; others preferred.

50/1

16th

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Baltic Bird

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: William Durkan

In good form towards the end of the summer and not a bad run when fifth of six in a novice hurdle at Listowel in September; respected from this sort of mark back in handicap company.

9/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-1

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in both point' starts last year for John Nallen and good form in bumpers for current yard, chasing home a clear-cut winner at Thurles and beat an odds-on shot in Killarney ladies contest last month (good); interesting contender now switched to hurdles.

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6th

2

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:37 Kilbeggan

Minella Diamond

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: W J Lanigan

led narrowly, briefly headed after 1st, headed after 5 out

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 2382-P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Experienced 8yo twice runner-up in 2m1f Kilbeggan maiden hurdles and in beginners chase at same venue; after year's absence pulled up at same venue last month in handicap hurdle so caution advised.

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3rd

2

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Babylon Beach

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Ms Debbie Hartnett

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 5th, went second 4 out

14/1

0

12

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:10 Killarney

Babylon Beach

10st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Ms Debbie Hartnett

Maiden twice runner-up in C&D maidens and also over fences here when last seen 11 months ago; tongue tied for first time and don't rule out.

14/1

Form: 850

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Promising effort in Punchestown maiden in June but not backed up at Tipperary over longer trip; back in distance here could suit so one to consider.

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12th

12

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Woodie Wango

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Rosemary Connors

Recent Cork maiden fourth was a step in the right direction; upped in trip and cheekpieces tried for handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 0923

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat performer and improvement on previous hurdles form recently on better ground when placed in maidens at Wexford and Bellewstown; place prospects again.

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No Results Found

Form: 80

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never sighted in Galway maiden last Monday, easily passed over.

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4

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Cosmic Blizzard

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Ran better on third chase start at Cork but was still around 12l behind Now Is The Hour.

25/1

Form: 80

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Down the field in bumper in June and again in 2m1f maiden hurdle here last month when hooded (now left off).

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10th

14

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

The Border Boy

10st 11lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Has failed to reach the first six in four maidens; off since August and best watched.

40/1

Form: 7-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor Flat maiden and eligible for a mark after today.

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No Results Found

Form: P0-7P

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor form in maiden hurdles and beginners' chases for Debbie Hartnett; first start for new yard.

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7th

6

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Hutchie

12st 3lb

J: Mark Dunne

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

.

66/1

0

5

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Hutchie

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Ran twice over fences after winning a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Galway in September, disappointing at Tramore following second at Killarney; fair fifth of 17 when sent back over hurdles in a handicap at Punchestown on Monday.

6/1

5th

11

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Hutchie

11st 3lb

J: Mr M N Sharpe

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Two runs over fences since winning a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Galway in September; 7lb higher but certainly not discounted if he can repeat it.

10/1

Form: 000-0

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Nothing in bumper and three maiden hurdles.

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10th

1

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

After The Drama

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Aengus King

soon led, headed and raced in second halfway

66/1

10th

1

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:20 Downpatrick

After The Drama

11st 12lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Aengus King

in touch with leaders, lost position when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

100/1

1

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

19:50 Ballinrobe

After The Drama

12st 0lb

J: Ms M A Hayes Worland

T: Aengus King

Tailed-off in a bumper and two maiden hurdles; look elsewhere.

200/1

Form:

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up in two point-to-points late last year and didn't count on hurdles debut at Killarney last month.

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11th

9

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Johns Wood

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: T J Nagle Jr

Pulled-up in two point-to-points late last year and didn't count on hurdles debut at Killarney last month.

66/1

10th

6

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Johns Wood

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: T J Nagle Jr

First foal out of an unraced half-sister to useful hurdle/chase winner The Sneezer; pulled-up in two point-to-points outings late last year; unlikely to feature.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to 2m4f hurdle winner Having A Barney failed to complete in both point-to-points.

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12th

5

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Galopin De Burg

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

towards rear

50/1

Form:

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shirocco gelding never sighted on Listowel debut in June, can only be watched for now.

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13th

6

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Got Arc Eye

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield

40/1

10th

5

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Got Arc Eye

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield, pushed along 3 out, no impression before 2 out

66/1

17

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:18 Ballinrobe

Got Arc Eye

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Second reserve; Shirocco gelding a 7,500Euros foal; dam 2m hurdle/chase winner; belated debut and best watched.

OUR TIP

Form: 0/000-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Nothing so far and easily passed over.

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0

3

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Coburg

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Liam P Cusack

towards rear

50/1

13th

5

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

15:02 Thurles

Coburg

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Nothing so far and easily passed over.

100/1

18th

6

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Naas

Coburg

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Tailed off in a bumper and no improvement on hurdle bow latest; tongue-tie on.

100/1

Form: 90-503

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Definite step in the right direction here last month in first-time cheekpieces when third in 2m1f maiden (second-placed Moon Rise Beauty runs in 2.00); more likely needed.

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0

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Jimmy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

midfield

12/1

Form: -432F3 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner in 2021 and several maiden hurdle placings including here over 3m and most recently in 2m6f Limerick contest last month; back in trip here and seems sure to be thereabouts again.

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7th

4

17th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Listowel

Mistys Gift

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: David Harry Kelly

Won a couple of bumpers in 2021, including at this festival, but frustrating over hurdles and attempting to bounce back after a poor effort over fences at Ballinrobe last month; others preferred.

8/1

0

4

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:35 Ballinrobe

Mistys Gift

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: David Harry Kelly

towards rear, not fluent 1st, soon midfield, bad mistake 6th, dropped to rear 9th

10/1

Form:

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on Limerick debut in May, can only be watched for now.

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15

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Taking Control

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gillian Scott

Tailed-off and pulled-up in two starts, so can't be fancied.

150/1

0

12

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Taking Control

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gillian Scott

towards rear of midfield

66/1

15th

11

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:10 Limerick

Taking Control

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gillian Scott

midfield

66/1

Form: 65

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Recent hurdles debut effort at Ballinrobe not without promise and would have gone closer but for mistake at last; improving and not one to dismiss.

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0

14

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Tobins Cross

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent, lost second after 3rd, pulled up quickly 5th

8/1

5th

7

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

16:38 Ballinrobe

Tobins Cross

11st 4lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Failed to complete in two points and mid-division in a Sligo bumper; others more likely.

33/1

6th

9

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

17:30 Sligo

Tobins Cross

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

led narrowly, headed but prominent after 2f, dropped to midfield with one circuit to go, pushed along and no impression 4f out

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €145.00
Straight Forecast €109.40
Trifecta €2178.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Baltic Bird

SPOTLIGHT:

Minella Diamond

The Irish Sun:

Baltic Bird