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Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

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

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 475-32

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran to a fair level in his bumpers; chased home the market principals on hurdling debut over 2m4f at Gowran in September; clear of the third when second to potentially top-class novice An Tobar at Fairyhouse; strong contender.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Champagne Admiral

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P A Fahy

took keen hold, led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, much reduced lead when not fluent 3 out, soon headed, weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Champagne Admiral

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

soon disputed lead, pressed leader when not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, mistake 4 out, soon dropped to rear

5/2

1st

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Champagne Admiral

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

made virtually all, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo before 7th, not fluent 3 out, faced challenges but going okay after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in

11/2

Form: 4/2524

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Ordinary Flat form, much better over hurdles; creditable second in a Roscommon maiden in July; below that level at the same track on next start; much more like it again when runner-up at Listowel; soundly beaten in fourth over C&D last time, but form boosted by the runner-up What's Up Darling at Navan on Saturday.

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13th

12

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Ballycallan King

11st 8lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Runner-up four times in maiden hurdles; wide-margin handicap winner at Limerick three weeks ago; 9lb rise may prove too much now.

12/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Ballycallan King

11st 6lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

prominent, led going best and went clear before 2 out, ridden out

6/1

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8/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: P20/4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a Cork maiden hurdle in March 2022; tailed-off in a bumper the following month; absent until making a satisfactory comeback at Galway last month, had trouble getting a clear run before staying on late to take fourth

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4th

1

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Ask The Bookie

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gillian Scott

Second in a 2m4f Cork maiden two seasons ago; excellent effort after a long layoff when fourth at Galway in October; only a nose behind the much shorter-priced Ballycallan King here ten weeks ago.

6/1

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Limerick

Ask The Bookie

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gillian Scott

Second in a Cork maiden hurdle in March 2022; tailed-off in a bumper the following month; absent until making a satisfactory comeback at Galway last month, had trouble getting a clear run before staying on late to take fourth

8/1

Form: 5

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In rear at Curraghmore in April on his only start for leading producer Donnchadh Doyle; shaped quite well despite some untidy jumping on hurdling debut at Sligo.

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4th

8

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

16:45 Ballinrobe

Midweek Voices

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

took keen hold, prominent

9/2

2nd

3

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Midweek Voices

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

led

13/2

Form: 0-8

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dropped out tamely on bumper debut at Punchestown; remote eighth on hurdling debut.

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5th

1

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Jerk

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

Showed some ability in maiden hurdles but improved form since switched to handicaps; won over this trip at Leopardstown in similar conditions last time but was hit with an 8lb rise; still, he should have more to give and a major player.

5/2

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Jerk

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

briefly led and pressed leader, challenging after 2 out, led again and went clear when ridden before last, faced challenge but kept on final 110yds, always doing enough

14/1

3rd

5

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Jerk

11st 9lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

midfield early, in touch with leaders after 3rd

5/1

Form: 0-2372

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Has run in good company on occasions; narrowly beaten in a Killarney maiden hurdle in May; two lesser displays before being given a break; much more like it again at Clonmel when chasing home subsequent Navan Grade 3 winner Croke Park; obvious prospects now.

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4th

2

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Chiefs Kingdom

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Went close in a maiden at Killarney last May and runner-up at Clonmel on heavy in October, no match for the useful Croke Park; no signs of progress on his last three starts; overall form is solid enough to imply he could feature in this grade on chasing debut.

5/1

3rd

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

14:50 Punchestown

Chiefs Kingdom

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent

5/1

Form: 445-25

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Off for seven months before a fine effort on his stable debut when second in a Kilbeggan maiden; untidy at the last two flights at Ballinrobe in July.

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7th

17

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Kilbeggan maiden last summer (good-to-yielding) his standout effort; better for recent comeback run but still others preferred.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off on debut in a 2m4f maiden at Cork; can be safely ruled out.

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19th

15

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Fourleaf Shamrock

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

Put up an improved run in cheekpieces at Limerick last time on second handicap start; blinkers might help eke out more, so considered.

10/1

8th

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Fourleaf Shamrock

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: James Joseph Mangan

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles when jumping left a bit to be desired; needs to jump a great deal better than on her handicap debut, cheekpieces on now.

16/1

Form: 3

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; made a satisfactory debut when third in a bumper at Tramore; trainer and rider have shard a recent winner; could go well.

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6

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:15 Tramore

Pirate Island

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield

7/2

4th

8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

13:48 Cork

Pirate Island

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

prominent, went second before 10th, lost position before 3 out, kept on and went fourth towards finish

100/30

4th

2

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Pirate Island

12st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Handled heavy ground when running well on his last two starts in maiden hurdles at Limerick and Clonmel; beat all bar the odds-on Linden Arden over this trip at Punchestown in his first handicap; looks the pick of three runners in this for Philip Fenton.

7/1

Form: 00

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Boasts an excellent pedigree; down the field at Clonmel and Cork on her first two outings.

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10th

14

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Limerick

Victorious Bay

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

Boasts an excellent pedigree; down the field at Clonmel and Cork on her first two outings.

50/1

10th

11

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:30 Cork

Victorious Bay

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

towards rear of midfield, no impression before 3 out

50/1

12th

14

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 118y

14:35 Clonmel

Victorious Bay

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

Half-sister to winners OK Corral (smart bumper and 2m-3m2f hurdle/chase), Lithic (useful bumper and 2m/2m4f hurdle) and Breaking Waves (bumper and 2m3f/2m4f hurdle/chase); dam point winner, sister to high-class 2m-3m5f jumps winner Tidal Bay; well-bred and stoutly-bred newcomer; likely to improve for it but should be worth watching.

40/1

Form:

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

100-1 when tailed off first time out at Gowran ten days ago; can be left out of calculations.

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2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Aboy Joey

11st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Huge prices in three maiden hurdles and little sign of ability; found his level in handicap company at Cork, running on strongly for second in a 2m contest; holds an obvious chance.

5/1

2nd

11

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Aboy Joey

10st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, short of room and switched left after 2 out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds

25/1

Form: 0F

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Needs to smarten her jumping considerably judging by Roscommon and Thurles displays.

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12th

13

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Limerick

Leste

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Needs to smarten her jumping considerably judging by Roscommon and Thurles displays.

66/1

0

9

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:05 Thurles

Leste

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Jumping was ragged when at the back all the way on her debut at Roscommon.

66/1

Form: P09

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point winner in April; little promise in three hurdle runs at big prices, may need further.

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13

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Colline Fleurie

10st 13lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

raced wide, pressed leader early, in touch with leaders when reminders and weakened after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

8th

14

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Colline Fleurie

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point winner but no show on any of her runs on the track, including on her handicap debut at Cork in December; certainly capable of better and perhaps a market watch may tell more.

16/1

Form: P

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Saddle slipped after a bad mistake at the fourth at Listowel; looks like the second-string for the trainer of 112-rated Simpletwistoffaith.

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14th

8

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Limerick

Must Meet At Mals

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Saddle slipped after a bad mistake at the fourth at Listowel; looks like the second-string for the trainer of 112-rated Simpletwistoffaith.

50/1

0

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Must Meet At Mals

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Ninth foal; half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner Bouncing Betty; dam 1m winner, half-sister to Italian 1m2f Group 1 winner Artan; best watched for future reference.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta €65.00
Straight Forecast €65.40
Trifecta €721.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Chiefs Kingdom

SPOTLIGHT:

Champagne Admiral

The Irish Sun:

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POSTDATA:

Chiefs Kingdom