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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 100y
  • 11 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2U BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Killarney maiden hurdle in May and had just been asked a question when unseating two out at Punchestown nine days later; landed a soft ground Flat handicap at Navan in July since then; latest effort at Down Royal can be safely forgiven; should be thereabouts if putting his best foot forward.

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1st

13

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Boher Road

9st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Front-running and sometimes headstrong type, won a 1m2f handicap here last summer and landed a Wexford maiden hurdle after that; still travelling when running out in front at Fairyhouse over Easter; dangerous to give too much leeway to but might not get an easy lead here.

14/1

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Boher Road

12st 1lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

soon led and clear, 10 lengths ahead and going okay when crashed through wing 3 out

25/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 452- BF

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive last season, touched off a short-head in a Naas maiden hurdle in March when last seen with subsequent four-time winner Night Sparkle back in third; should go close if fit enough to do himself justice.

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15th

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

The Lovely Man

11st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: C A Murphy

held up in rear

16/1

2nd

16

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

The Lovely Man

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders, not fluent and lost position 5th

4/1

2nd

10

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

The Lovely Man

11st 6lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: C A Murphy

Showed definite potential in maidens; pulled up at Naas in November in his first handicap; relatively unexposed and has time on his side; tongue-tie tried now.

16/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 04-

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

A 98-rated Flat horse, narrowly beaten by a stable companion in last year's Irish Cambridgeshire his best effort; ran okay in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Naas on his second start over hurdles; not seen since beaten a long way in the Irish Lincoln in March; not easy to assess what is expected here but certainly has the ability to be a significant factor.

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6th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Considering the level he reached on the Flat (peak RPR of 106) it's been an underwhelming start over hurdles and he faded rather disappointingly when beaten 21l into third at Wexford 22 days ago; but if he repeats his fourth of six in a Grade 3 last season he'd surely win this.

9/4

3rd

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Good Heavens

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A 98-rated Flat horse, narrowly beaten by a stable companion in last year's Irish Cambridgeshire his best effort; ran okay in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Naas on his second start over hurdles; not seen since beaten a long way in the Irish Lincoln in March; not easy to assess what is expected here but certainly has the ability to be a significant factor.

100/30

26th

7

(11)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Good Heavens

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two wins and four seconds form ten Flat outings; now 2lb higher than when second in 2022 Irish Cambridgeshire; no doubts about fitness following a recent outing over hurdles.

10/1

Form: 4-4

Last run: 123 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Plenty of promise on debut in a Cork maiden hurdle at Easter; below his best in a Down Royal bumper last time; capable of winning a maiden hurdle but probably not one of this standard.

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8

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Yeats Star

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

Successful twice (2m2f/2m) on soft ground in the autumn; good third in a couple of handicaps at Leopardstown (2m4f/3m) since and the latest effort shows he's effective in a huge field; ties in with Waterford Whispers on the penultimate piece of form; consistent and steadily progressive, so looks set for another big run.

16/1

3rd

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Yeats Star

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield when bit short of room before 5th

25/1

3rd

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Yeats Star

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

briefly led, soon raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second on inner before last, kept on, no match for first two

7/2

Form: 5

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Huge price for debut at Kilbeggan when creditable fifth of 12 in maiden over 2m2f; this is altogether tougher.

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8th

4

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Larkfield Lusive

11st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

0-8 in Ireland; beaten 11l and 19l in a pair of 2m4f handicap hurdles for this yard (tried cheekpieces last time); much depends on whether he can raise his game over fences as needs to.

13/2

5th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Larkfield Lusive

11st 6lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Ex-Irish maiden who shaped well before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; behind Saint Bibiana) on recent stable debut; may not be ideally suited by today's faster ground but still considered; cheekpieces added.

10/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: P5

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ordinary Flat handicapper; not a bad effort in a Tramore maiden hurdle last time but this is much tougher.

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12th

9

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Chutzpal

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Eoin Doyle

Sole win in 21 starts came over C&D last winter and back on that last winning mark; needs to step up on his sixth in a claimer here last week.

14/1

6th

7

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Chutzpal

9st 6lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

Course 2m handicap winner just over a year ago, best run this year when third over 2m1f at Limerick in June; last three runs have been over hurdles; others much better suited by the race conditions.

20/1

8th

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

13:50 Thurles

Chutzpal

11st 7lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Eoin Doyle

Dundalk (2m) AW winner a year ago is 0-3 hurdling, jumping letting him down at Wexford on latest; others preferred.

66/1

Form: 5B

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a pair of staying Flat handicaps for Keith Dalgleish early in the summer; no show in a Tramore maiden hurdle and brought down early at Killarney; up against it here.

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0

2

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Scottish Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Won two staying handicaps on the Flat in Britain in the spring, both on quick ground; ordinary form in maiden hurdles since joining this stable; soft probably not ideal.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; ran better than his finishing position in a Kilbeggan bumper; others preferred here though.

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8th

14

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

The Chatty Lad

10st 13lb

T: Ciaran Murphy

Second reserve; ran better than his finishing position in a Kilbeggan bumper; others preferred here though.

7th

7

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:25 Kilbeggan

The Chatty Lad

11st 11lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Ciaran Murphy

Fourth foal; dam unraced sister to point/2m3f-3m hurdle winner Take Your Time out of point/2m4f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner; home-bred has a tongue-tie on for debut; best watched unless market support.

20/1

Form: 485-

Last run: 237 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Respectable effort in a Cork maiden hurdle in January; ran well in a Flat handicap at Ballinobe in July but much more needed.

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12th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Dubai Clover

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

raced in second, prominent when mistake 3 out

11/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to 1m5f Flat/2m3f hurdle winner Bell Of The Ball out of 1m Flat/2m jumps winner; best watched on debut.

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0

14

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

14:25 Thurles

The Belmont Girls

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Pulled up on debut at Wexford; completely tailed off at Navan, can be safely discounted.

200/1

18th

20

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Navan

The Belmont Girls

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Huge price when pulled up on debut at Wexford at the beginning of September.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First reserve; showed ability on the Flat for Gavin Cromwell; best watched on hurdles bow.

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12th

15

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

18:25 Clonmel

Dane Fete

9st 8lb

T: Eoin Doyle

soon led

0

13

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:15 Wexford

Dane Fete

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Eoin Doyle

First reserve; showed ability on the Flat for Gavin Cromwell; best watched on hurdles bow.

12th

5

(4)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 100y

19:40 Gowran Park

Dane Fete

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Eoin Doyle

Maiden ran some nice races for Gavin Cromwell (8pc hit-rate last five seasons); new yard 5pc strike-rate last five seasons; seems to like this track; not sure what to expect on return.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €193.00
Straight Forecast €178.90
Trifecta €771.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Lovely Man

TOPSPEED:

Ta Na La

POSTDATA:

Boher Road

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Lovely Man

The Irish Sun:

Ta Na La