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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 0f 50y
  • 12 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 503261 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner, including twice on AW; was having his ninth start over hurdles when winning a 2m maiden at Leopardstown three weeks ago; fair placed form in handicaps but 5lb rise makes this more difficult for him.

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

10th

14

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Zeeband

11st 1lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Progressive Flat stayer in younger days (best RPR 100) and although it's been a long and winding road over hurdles he's been in career-best form of late with 2m wins in a maiden at Leopardstown and a Limerick handicap (heavy); this will need another step forward but that's not ruled out.

16/1

1st

3

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Zeeband

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent, soon went second, clear with one other after 2nd, disputed lead 4th, led after 3 out, clear before 2 out, ridden and kept on well towards finish, comfortably

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -87483

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden; best form this season has been at this venue; fourth in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Christmas, third over an extended 2m6f last time; hard to be sure if this shorter trip will be ideal

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

9th

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Grace Faraday

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Improving gradually; placed over contrasting distances on her last two visits to this track; this intermediate trip may suit her but she could not be guaranteed to reverse the form of her penultimate run with Getaway Master.

7/2

2nd

10

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Grace Faraday

10st 6lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Anthony McCann

prominent, went second after 3 out, 5 lengths down 2 out, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

3rd

3

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Grace Faraday

11st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

midfield, headway on outer and in touch with leaders after 3 out, went second home turn, weakened after 2 out, no extra when tired jump last

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 3556

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

One of the lesser lights of the stable; half-brother to 11-time winner Minella Triumph; may find his level in handicaps.

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

3rd

7

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Surf Club

10st 13lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway after 3 out, went third before 2 out, soon no impression

8/1

6th

6

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

14:15 Punchestown

Surf Club

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Bumper and hurdles form quite underwhelming so far, including twice last month; safe to rule out.

16/1

5th

11

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Surf Club

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: W P Mullins

Beaten at 6-5 on debut in a seven-runner bumper at Downpatrick at the start of the season; faded quite tamely into fifth behind short-priced stablemate at Clonmel early this month; one of three for the stable this time.

12/1

Form: 076

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has made little impression in three maiden hurdle outings; open to improvement but hard to make a strong case for him.

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

7th

8

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Spavango

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Showed some ability in three maiden hurdles and not a bad effort on handicap debut over C&D last time; needs to find another chunk of improvement but be involved if doing so.

12/1

4th

9

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Spavango

10st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway from 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, no impression approaching last

16/1

Form: /55370 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won this race in 2021; has run only five times since winning at Listowel in September 2021; off for more than two years but showed he retains ability in three runs over hurdles at this venue between October and December; not as good over fences on his last two starts.

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

3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmic Rock

11st 9lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

raced wide, soon led, headed 2nd, disputed lead after 3rd, led clearly before 6th, ridden and reduced lead after 2 out, jumped slightly right last, headed and lost second when weakened run-in

14/1

9th

9

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Cosmic Rock

11st 3lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching last

20/1

5th

6

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Cosmic Rock

11st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, not fluent towards rear 3rd, some headway after 3 out, no impression after 2 out

10/1

Form: P53014 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Made all to decisively land a heavy-ground 2m handicap hurdle at Gowran in January; 11lb rise proved too much at Naas but he faces less demanding opposition here.

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

6th

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Champagne Mahler

12st 0lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, led, not fluent and joined 4th, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

4/1

4th

10

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Champagne Mahler

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made all to decisively land a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; this trip suited him well on that occasion; 11lb rise to contend with but could prove well capable.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1P5P03 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Versatile sort, six wins, four on Flat; won a chase at Clonmel last June; mostly campaigned over hurdles and on the Flat since then; worth considering now in the light of a fair third at Naas last month; form boosted by the winner with a good win over fences.

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

7th

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Desert Friend

11st 13lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, bit short of room on inner after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/2

3rd

6

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Desert Friend

11st 9lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won a chase at Clonmel in June; mostly campaigned on the Flat since; not disgraced in a Dundalk handicap last month; would prefer better ground.

33/1

8th

1

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Desert Friend

10st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Versatile six-time winner whose most recent win came in a chase in June; well beaten in a claimer here and a Punchestown handicap hurdle last twice; new stable but others preferred.

33/1

Form: 007P0

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Modest form in maiden hurdles; big price for his first two handicap hurdle starts; not an obvious contender but would become a different proposition if the market signals any confidence.

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

7th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Diamond Dollar

11st 11lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Modest form in maiden hurdles; big price for his first three handicap hurdle starts and has run accordingly; chance is not obvious, but might be a different proposition if the market signals confidence.

6/1

8th

8

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Diamond Dollar

10st 10lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: C Byrnes

towards rear throughout

10/1

10th

8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Diamond Dollar

11st 1lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Poor form in maiden hurdles and didn't run any sort of race on handicap debut latest; market support would be interesting but pedigree points to him probably needing further.

6/1

Form: 728051 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a C&D maiden in October; well beaten on next three starts, including a 2m4f mares' handicap hurdle here at Christmas; took advantage of a good opportunity in a weak mares' maiden hurdle over C&D in January.

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

9th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Mag Dillane

11st 3lb

J: Niall Moore

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, headway and went third halfway, weakened quickly before 2 out

6/1

1st

9

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Mag Dillane

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

midfield, in touch with leaders before 6th, headway and challenging home turn, led approaching last, pushed out

5/2

Form: 5446/6

Last run: 309 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Some promise in four maiden hurdle starts for Jimmy Mangan in 2021; won two points in 2021/22; not a bad effort in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Wexford on only start last season.

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

12th

14

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Oscar Tonic

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eamonn Francis Gallagher

Some promise in four maiden hurdle starts for Jimmy Mangan in 2021; won two points in 2021/22; not a bad effort in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Wexford on her only start last year; struggled here last month on her return.

25/1

10th

12

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Oscar Tonic

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Eamonn Francis Gallagher

midfield

16/1

Form: 510-8P D

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won Cork 4yo maiden hurdle on heavy ground a year ago; below-par in a couple of handicap hurdle runs last summer, no encouragement from last month's Dundalk run

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

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Snapius

11st 5lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: J A Nash

towards rear

20/1

9th

3

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Snapius

9st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J A Nash

Won Cork 4yo maiden hurdle on heavy ground last March; had winning Flat form on good ground for Joseph O'Brien, so every chance he will cope with this surface; not seen since a couple of below-par handicap hurdle runs last summer.

12/1

0

19

31st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 130y

17:40 Galway

Snapius

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: J A Nash

Won Cork 4yo maiden hurdle on heavy ground in March but has winning Flat form on good ground; recent Listowel effort leaves him with plenty to find and blinkers now fitted.

25/1

Form: 9-P186 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

A shock winner of a 2m Naas handicap in December off 6lb lower; unplaced but not disgraced in two subsequent outings at the same venue

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

11

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Cristiano Marealdo

10st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear

12/1

6th

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Cristiano Marealdo

11st 1lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

A shock winner of a C&D handicap in December off 6lb lower but was below that form back here since; has a chance if bouncing back.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €162.00
Straight Forecast €190.70
Tricast €963.10
Trifecta €1119.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Champagne Mahler

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Zeeband

SPOTLIGHT:

Desert Friend

The Irish Sun:

Champagne Mahler