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12:00 Leopardstown

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 2m 5f 70y
  • 12 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.80
  • Place: £3.30

Form: -323PP D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Third behind Seddon in this last year, 2l behind runner-up Archies Charm; runner-up four times this year, going closest when losing out by a short had to Temptationtomilan at Navan in February; pulled up on last two starts, questions to answer in first-time blinkers.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 7P6-30

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m3f handicap chase at Punchestown in January; fair effort when third at the same venue on his seasonal debut; never threatened at Down Royal; has a fair bit to find with fourth-placed Archies Charm on that running.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soloman Lane

11st 13lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Martin Hassett

Is 1-14 over fences; pulled up at Fairyhouse last time but has a big chance on his previous C&D second at the Christmas meeting.

11/2

0

4

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Soloman Lane

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Martin Hassett

Won a 2m3f handicap chase at Punchestown 12 months ago; fair effort when third at the same venue on his seasonal debut; never threatened at Down Royal; much more like it when second at Leopardstown.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: -94019

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Found the step up to 3m to his liking when a gritty winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; needs to rebound from a disappointing run in a Down Royal contest in which Archies Charm finished fourth.

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3rd

7

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Harveys Quay

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Found the step up to 3m to his liking when a gritty winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; needs to rebound from a disappointing run in a Down Royal contest in which Archies Charm finished fourth.

8/1

9th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Harveys Quay

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Found the step up to this trip very much to his liking when a game winner of a handicap chase at Listowel; up 7lb for that but has a good 5lb claimer on his back here and should go close.

5/1

1st

6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Harveys Quay

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E J O’Grady

No closer than 14l in his five runs over fences, including a handicap; didn't exactly turn a corner back over hurdles two months ago at Killarney and has a bit to prove right now.

13/2

Form: 1P-PP2 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdle winner for Gavin Cromwell; pulled up in his last two races before a summer break and suffered the same fate in a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in October; showed a revival when second at Fairyhouse at the beginning of the month; leading chance if building on that now.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(10)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Sweet Will

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Emmet Mullins

Five-time winner over jumps for Gavin Cromwell; close second in a Fairyhouse handicap chase on his stable debut in December over 2m5f; below his best in two runs since; Flat form is patchy but could be well-treated off this mark and well worth a market check.

8/1

13th

15

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Sweet Will

10st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Won four hurdles for Gavin Cromwell; went close on debut for this yard at Fairyhouse (2m5f, soft) before finishing a 17l fourth under similar conditions at Leopardstown (lost some momentum with interference at the last - normally two out); proved his stamina for 3m with a good-ground hurdle win here last March; interesting for ultra-shrewd connections.

7/1

Form: 7PF6U3

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his six starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in an ordinary Ludlow handicap last time; trainer appears to have a stronger candidate in Broken Ice.

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5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Steppenwolf

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his seven starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in a Ludlow handicap; beaten almost 20l in fifth at Leopardstown last time.

14/1

5th

9

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Steppenwolf

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his six starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in an ordinary Ludlow handicap last time; trainer appears to have a stronger candidate in Broken Ice.

16/1

3rd

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:07 Ludlow

Steppenwolf

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Completing has been a challenge in his brief chasing career to date (0-5) but he's a winning hurdler and this is his first handicap in this discipline; as his Irish stable's only runner on the card he's by no means dismissed.

5/2

Form: 134-0P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences last season; made a low-key return over hurdles last month and was a 20-1 chance when pulled up at Fairyhouse 13 days ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Temptationinmilan

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Stays well as he showed when winning a 3m handicap chase at Navan 13 months ago; well below his best over fences this season, though signs of a return to form when fifth over 3m4f at Leopardstown last time; runs off 15lb lower in this sphere, chance has to be taken seriously.

3/1

5th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Temptationinmilan

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, mistake 8th, prominent halfway, briefly led 13th, disputed lead when mistake and lost ground 15th

12/1

7th

9

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Temptationinmilan

10st 11lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders in centre of group

8/1

Form: 624232 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

1-15 record over fences is off-putting but consistent enough to be given a leading chance; has made the frame on his last five starts, including when third to Paidi's Passion over hurdles at Tramore; beaten 5l at Thurles last time, and now 2lb higher.

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7th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Lake Chad

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, lost ground after 3rd

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Lake Chad

11st 11lb

J: Ms H Phillips

T: Philip Fenton

Had been in good form over fences before finishing tailed off at Leopardstown last time; on a good mark back over timber but best form is on better ground.

9/1

7th

12

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Lake Chad

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

1-15 record over fences is off-putting but consistent enough to be given a leading chance; has made the frame on his last five starts, including when third to Paidi's Passion over hurdles at Tramore; beaten 5l at Thurles last time, and now 2lb higher.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 201115 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Progressive mare between August and October, gaining three wins a row, two over hurdles and a mares' chase at Ballinrobe in which Hazelhatch Lady was third; soundly beaten in fifth on her handicap chase debut at Down Royal.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

13:05 Punchestown

Paidis Passion

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Progressive mare between last August and October, gaining three wins a row, two over hurdles and a mares' chase at Ballinrobe; soundly beaten in two handicap chases.

100/1

8th

2

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Paidis Passion

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: D M Christie

Progressive mare between August and October, gaining three wins a row, two over hurdles and a mares' chase at Ballinrobe in which Hazelhatch Lady was third; soundly beaten in fifth on her handicap chase debut at Down Royal.

8/1

5th

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Paidis Passion

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

prominent, pressed leader after 3rd

6/1

Form: 407542 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Modest strike rate is a concern (1-12 hurdles, 1-18 chasing); best form this year when second on goodish ground at Killarney in May and Kilbeggan in June; jumping let him down badly at Chepstow in October; ground probably not ideal, though managed 9l second on testing going on latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Broken Ice

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Modest strike rate is a concern (1-12 hurdles, 1-18 chasing); best form this year when second on goodish ground at Killarney in May and Kilbeggan in June; jumping let him down badly at Chepstow in October; ground probably not ideal, though managed 9l second on testing going on latest.

11/2

2nd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Broken Ice

12st 2lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, dropped to last and detached 6th, headway 4 out, midfield after 3 out, ran on after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest second towards finish

7/2

Form: 5-6345

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Needs to step up on recent form, but noteworthy on account of having finished 13l second to the progressive Seddon in this race last year; tried with blinkers after Down Royal fourth; beaten a long way then but had Harveys Quay and Soloman Lane behind.

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0

3

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Archies Charm

11st 9lb

J: Tom Harney

T: B R Hamilton

Needs to step up on recent form, but noteworthy on account of having finished 13l second to the progressive Seddon in this race last year; tried with blinkers after Down Royal fourth; beaten a long way then but had Harveys Quay and Soloman Lane behind.

8/1

5th

2

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Archies Charm

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: B R Hamilton

Hurdle and chase winner in Ireland; effective at 2m4f or further and versatile with regard to the going; made the frame at Down Royal last time; each-way player.

7/1

4th

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Archies Charm

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: B R Hamilton

Close second in this race last year possibly his best effort; ran okay after a three month break when third in a handicap chase at Gowran last time; only 2lb higher than last year and could go close.

10/1

Form: /35PP-

Last run: 335 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Regressive for Henry de Bromhead after winning a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in 2021; should be better for last month's point-to-point run but hard to make a strong case for him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

5

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Serenity Grove

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

Regressive for Henry de Bromhead after winning a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in 2021; should be better for last month's point-to-point run but hard to make a strong case for him.

25/1

2

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Serenity Grove

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

Career has failed to progress as might have been hoped after a maiden hurdle win on his racecourse debut; reported to have bled when pulled-up at Clonmel in his first handicap chase; best watched for the moment.

16/1

1

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 1f 191y

14:45 Clonmel

Serenity Grove

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Was an impressive maiden hurdle winner on rules debut but didn't go on from that; not a bad start to chasing career when third at Wexford in July but was poor at Tipperary next time; cheekpieces tried after a break.

100/30

Form: F-0563

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won a big-field 2m4f handicap hurdle off 99 at Cork late last year; soundly beaten in fifth on his chase debut at Thurles; third placing at Tramore was much more promising; opening mark of 102 gives him a fighting chance.

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4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Nephin Beg

12st 2lb

J: Mr J L Scallan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Winner on handicap debut over hurdles at Cork in novice company; similar level of form chasing this term without success although jumping doesn't seem to be improving; back hurdling here and can't rule out.

10/1

4th

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Nephin Beg

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Winner on handicap debut over hurdles; three runs over fences; came on from his chase debut when third in a beginners' at Tramore and was still involved when coming down at Leopardstown last week; this is more difficult back in beginners' company though.

4/1

0

15

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Nephin Beg

10st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Won a big-field 2m4f handicap hurdle off 99 at Cork late last year; soundly beaten in fifth on his chase debut at Thurles; third placing at Tramore was much more promising; opening mark of 102 gives him a fighting chance.

10/1

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Non-runners

Jacksons Gold, Hazelhatch Lady, Quite Incredible, Squire Ohara

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Payout
Exacta €1342.00
Straight Forecast €1171.80
Tricast €11458.00
Trifecta €14113.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Broken Ice

SPOTLIGHT:

Sweet Will

The Irish Sun:

Sweet Will

TOPSPEED:

Broken Ice

POSTDATA:

Broken Ice