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13:10 Cork

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £13.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 006-04

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Caught the eye in first-time cheekpieces on last month's Downpatrick return, staying on nicely into fourth over 2m when stable second-choice; drop in trip may not be ideal but one to consider nonetheless.

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9th

5

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m in November; solid runs in defeat over 2m4f at Punchestown in January and Gowran in February; 2m6f trip proved too far for him at Down Royal; this is more suitable for chase bow.

6/1

6th

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m and solid runs in defeat over 2m4f last twice; not sure that this trip is what he needs and he is creeping up the handicap but has to be on the shortlist.

5/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4080-1 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Returned from 189-day absence to get off the mark in first-time tongue tie in Clonmel amateur handicap last month, winning going away on heavy ground; 9lb rise possibly on the high side but this doesn't appear that competitive.

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10th

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Housemartin

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Bounced back to form when fitted with first-time tongue-tie at Clonmel in October and ran with credit in his follow up bid when last seen 116 days ago; worth another go at this trip but his best form is over shorter.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 735245 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

More highly-rated chaser but hasn't won in over two years; well held behind Housemartin at Clonmel on latest although previous form was solid so can't be ruled out.

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8th

5

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:50 Tramore

Dontdooddson

11st 6lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

midfield

7/2

3rd

5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Dontdooddson

11st 9lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

More highly-rated chaser but fair placed form over hurdles last year; pulled up on heavy ground at Punchestown last time and has had a break since.

12/1

0

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Dontdooddson

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

More highly-rated chaser but has fair placed form over hurdles this year; has made the first five on his last six starts; good run last time when third over 2m at Cork; getting on in years but could pick up more place-money here.

13/2

Form: 0000-

Last run: 332 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Poor form so far in maidens and impossible to make a case for on handicap debut unless market suggests otherwise.

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9th

22

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Thelonglad

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Maiden's best run was when fourth in a Cork handicap on return in November; plenty to find on recent efforts though; not a big price when seventh at Thurles last time, tongue-tie on now.

16/1

7th

14

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Thelonglad

11st 2lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Maiden's best run by a margin was when fourth at Cork handicap on return in November; plenty to find on recent efforts though.

20/1

25/1

Form: 007997

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Continues to struggle off low handicap marks, hard to see him making the breakthrough.

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12th

18

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Max Time

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: I Madden

19-race maiden and has yet to make the frame; swiftly opposed in his current form.

50/1

11th

17

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Max Time

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: I Madden

Unplaced in 18 starts, mildly encouraging run at Fairyhouse last time but remains opposable.

20/1

12/1

Form: /5666-

Last run: 301 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Soft ground Flat winner ran okay on both runs over the summer; 0-16 hurdling but has gone close off this sort of mark in the past so don't rule out.

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10th

10

(17)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

The Truant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

Sole win came at Sligo over 1m5f in 2022 in soft; not a bad comeback run/stable debut at this course last time and can be involved.

14/1

6th

3

(13)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 5f 160y

19:25 Gowran Park

The Truant

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in rear, headway on near side of group from over 3f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 30-P77

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Limited under both codes although glimpses of ability such as Clonmel hurdle third early in the year on soft; weak finisher but not without a chance if near that sort of form.

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10th

11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Ventnor

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

towards rear

12/1

7th

14

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Ventnor

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

led, headed but prominent after 2nd, lost position before 4th

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 417610 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Sligo maiden winner also landed tactical six-runner handicap at Downpatrick (2m2f, soft) last month for today's rider but never landed a blow in much more competitive Cheltenham handicap three weeks later; drops in class here.

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8th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Bukhill

12st 0lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

5/1

12th

17

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Bukhill

10st 2lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

Kept on well to win tactical six-runner handicap at Downpatrick (2m2f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 2-5 over hurdles but he's 3lb out of the weights here and several others have more compelling form.

16/1

1st

6

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Bukhill

11st 1lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, disputing third 2 out, went second and challenging after last, soon led and ridden, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

13/2

Form: 949

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

A 1m4f maiden winner for Dermot Weld on soft ground and ran well in Listed company; respectable second attempt hurdling at Kilbeggan over the summer but let down by jumping on recent Thurles return; potentially well treated but others preferred here on handicap debut.

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4th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

14:50 Navan

Sidiriya

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

22/1

0

21

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Sidiriya

10st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders

40/1

9th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Sidiriya

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

midfield

10/1

Form: 058

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Unexposed mare entering handicaps after three maiden runs, easily pick being Sligo fifth; softer ground to contend with here and may just need this.

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6th

7

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Letters To Juliet

11st 1lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

midfield throughout, kept on from last, never near to challenge

33/1

10th

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Letters To Juliet

11st 1lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

towards rear of midfield

14/1

8th

9

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 153y

15:40 Ballinrobe

Letters To Juliet

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Patrick Downey

Two starts in maiden hurdles; beaten a long way at Roscommon on debut but much better when only 3.75l behind at Sligo; more to come, so could be involved.

15/2

Form: U6-P35

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Bit unlucky to remain a maiden last season, good third in 2m Clonmel maiden and unseating rider at the last in Downpatrick handicap; also solid third at Wexford (2m5f) in August, most recently pulled up in Lisronagh maiden point-to-point; trip possibly on the short side but market could be informative.

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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

Form: 0-040

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo's standout run came when fourth in 2m Listowel maiden in June under positive ride; dropped out quickly at Kilbeggan later in month, however, so questions to answer now entering handicaps.

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13th

1

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Champagne Saloon

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

Best effort when fourth in 2m Listowel maiden last June under positive ride; dropped out quickly at Kilbeggan later that month; absent since pulled up on handicap debut at Cork in November.

33/1

Form: 0/83-B

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Back from long absence when brought down at first (having got loose beforehand) on Listowel return, first run since placed in 2m4f Wexford maiden previous summer (when cheekpieces worn); handicap debut and others preferred.

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5th

9

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Padraigs Boy

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

In contention when last-flight faller over 2m at Cork in November and ran well in first-time cheekpieces when fourth to progressive Aodhan May (won twice since) over 2m6f at Navan; sixth that day has also won twice since; looks up to winning a handicap.

11/2

4th

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Padraigs Boy

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Alice Curran

midfield, headway before 2 out, went fourth approaching last, kept on well, not reach leaders

9/2

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Padraigs Boy

10st 6lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

midfield

20/1

Form: 509039

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Cheekpieces didn't bring improvement at Thurles (jumped left) recently and now discarded; previous Bellewstown third reads quite well so don't dismiss.

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0

11

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Robin Elite

10st 6lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

towards rear

12/1

9th

9

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Robin Elite

11st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

80s, much better on second handicap start when third at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) two months ago; cheekpieces added.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta €529.00
Straight Forecast €380.10
Tricast €2151.10
Trifecta €5749.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Truant

SPOTLIGHT:

Dgalwaygallivantor

POSTDATA:

Bukhill

The Irish Sun:

Housemartin

TOPSPEED:

The Truant