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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 3m 1f 98y
  • 13 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.60
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 0660-7

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Now 0-11 hurdling, recent Ballinrobe effort okay but remains plenty high in the handicap.

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0

6

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Old Chap

11st 4lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Won over C&D in August on good ground; poor run at Listowel next time but a fine run at Killarney since even though he finished lame; should be a player again.

4/1

6th

2

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

Old Chap

11st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Won over 3m1f on good ground at Sligo but well held when dropping back to 2m4f at Listowel.

12/1

9th

15

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Old Chap

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Much improved when winning over 3m1f at Sligo and trainer's son negates 5lb hike but vulnerable back in trip.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4-80

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Well held in three qualifying maidens over shorter trips; bred for this sort of stamina test so potential improver entering handicaps.

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8th

5

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Lets Do This

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Cian Collins

towards rear, not fluent 2nd

10/1

10th

7

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Lets Do This

11st 9lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Cian Collins

towards rear

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 0P-U02

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Useful stayer on the level but hasn't matched that over hurdles although definite step in the right direction when second in 2m6f Downpatrick maiden 10 days ago; first attempt at this extreme trip.

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16th

17

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Cozone

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield on outer

20/1

8th

5

(10)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cozone

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

Last year's winner off 2lb higher mark; largely campaigned over hurdles this year, winning at Listowel; blew the start only start here; not one to rule out.

12/1

11th

14

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Cozone

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear

12/1

Form: /067-P

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Run here a year ago (staying on over 2m2f) was okay but never went a yard on last month's Kilbeggan comeback after year's absence; step up in trip could suit but hard to fancy.

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10th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 7y

13:10 Naas

Black Barrel

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J A Nash

Went closest over hurdles when 4th in a 3m Sligo handicap in August but disappointing since and is rated only 81.

33/1

7th

11

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Black Barrel

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Maiden was a close 4th at Sligo in August but below that level at Kilbeggan two weeks after; needs that best form after a break.

16/1

7th

12

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Black Barrel

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

towards rear of midfield, some headway 3 out, weakened after 2 out

6/1

Form: P-541U

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Rewarded for her recent consistency when winning Ballinrobe handicap over 2m5f last month (good) but hampered by loose horse and unseated rider at Wexford since; remains of interest.

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2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Jesina

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

116-race maiden, ex-Jessica Harrington; Has shown a fair degree of consistency on good ground since joining this stable; each-way prospects if she handles the ground.

10/1

Form: 211P-5

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last autumn for Charles O'Brien at Downpatrick & Clonmel; decent return to hurdles at Roscommon recently but more needed to play a major role here.

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8

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Appian Way

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, slow jump 1st, slow jump and lost ground quickly 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up home turn

14/1

0

1

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Appian Way

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, fell 8th

10/1

OUR TIP

100/30

Form: 5-F191 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Loves a stamina test, making all in beating Dinoland over C&D last month and found plenty for pressure to land 3m1f Kilbeggan handicap chase 11 days ago; remains on a decent hurdles mark and sure to go well.

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8th

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Menindee

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Five-time winner; three of them this summer, two when bouncing back from sub-standard efforts; needs to do the same here having been pulled-up at Cheltenham last month but capable of doing so.

14/1

0

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Menindee

11st 10lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

Northern Irish challenger who made a successful return to fences at Roscommon (2m5f, heavy) despite her preference for a longer trip and drier ground; a thorough test around here should be up her street.

12/1

1st

3

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 5f 63y

17:05 Roscommon

Menindee

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

jumped well, led, briefly headed after 5th, disputed lead after 8th, led clearly when ridden and switched left after 3 out, kept on well run-in

6/1

Form: 36-639

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Veteran remains a maiden under rules; penultimate third in Clonmel handicap chase shows he retains some spark; hard to see him making the breakthrough here though.

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8th

13

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

led, headed and raced in second before 3rd, disputed lead 4 out

100/1

4th

13

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

11st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Out of his depth in a novice chase last time but tailed off in a handicap hurdle before then and this 12yo is now a 24-race maiden; on the plus side, he did finish third in this 12 months ago.

40/1

Form: U3P0FF

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year but out of form of late, faller over fences the last twice; hard to be confident in.

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13

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, mistake 7th

33/1

9th

12

23rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 98y

19:40 Sligo

Chief Seattle

10st 2lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year but out of form of late, faller over fences the last twice; hard to be confident in.

16/1

0

10

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 4lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year; poor lately; blinkers tried but others preferred.

25/1

Form: 403P-0 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Handicap wins at Kilbeggan and Bellewstown came back in 2020; interrupted campaign in recent years, hard to fancy on last month's comeback run at former venue.

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11th

10

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Ballycastle Girl

11st 3lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: Jennifer Monaghan

in rear

25/1

10th

9

23rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 98y

19:40 Sligo

Ballycastle Girl

10st 11lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: Jennifer Monaghan

Handicap wins at Kilbeggan and Bellewstown came back in 2020; interrupted campaign in recent years, hard to fancy on last month's comeback run at former venue.

25/1

10th

12

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Ballycastle Girl

11st 4lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Jennifer Monaghan

Is 2-14 over hurdles but hasn't shown a great deal over fences on her last two runs, pulled up at Wexford on heavy ground in March; return to hurdles will help but needs to find significant improvement to figure.

40/1

Form: 093422

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Maiden but solid runs in defeat this summer including C&D second to Menindee and recent Perth second; 2lb better off with Menindee here so should be close between the pair.

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5

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in rear, detached when pushed along after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out

16/1

7th

16

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Dinoland

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

hampered by faller 2nd, weakened 2 out

14/1

Form: 3242F5

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner in May; consistent form in quite busy hurdles campaign since, twice runner-up in 3m1f Kilbeggan handicaps; another solid effort at Downpatrick latest so definite place claims here.

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8

23rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 98y

19:40 Sligo

Tuff Days

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael Barry

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed when weakened after 3 out, dropped to midfield when fell 2 out

11/2

5th

4

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 165y

16:40 Downpatrick

Tuff Days

11st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael Barry

prominent, pushed along when disputed lead last, bit short of room then weakened final 110yds

4/1

0

2

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Tuff Days

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Michael Barry

Winning pointer who has yet to get the job done under rules but he's getting there and only just missed out over 3m at Kilbeggan 13 days ago; the main worry would be his apparent preference for quicker ground.

6/1

Form: 067

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Nothing of note yet in maidens, takes marked step up in distance here on handicap debut.

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6th

11

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Oldtown To Emly

11st 1lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: K A Heffernan

midfield

20/1

16th

22

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Oldtown To Emly

10st 6lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: K A Heffernan

First reserve; well held in handicaps until bit more encouraging on latest when staying-on fourth over this trip at Limerick last month (heavy); more needed.

4th

15

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Oldtown To Emly

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: K A Heffernan

First reserve; well beaten in handicaps lately and isn't easy to fancy even dropped to the minimum mark.

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Payout
Exacta €1130.00
Straight Forecast €753.80
Tricast €10020.70

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dinoland

SPOTLIGHT:

Menindee

POSTDATA:

Dinoland

The Irish Sun:

Dinoland