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18:18 Clonmel

Heavy

Adare Manor Opportunity Mares Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 2f 152y
  • 9 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

Form: 50-240

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Ran well in a couple of very competitive handicap and maiden hurdles for Tony Martin; returned to John McConnell this season; unluckily touched off in a maiden hurdle at Cheltenham but has not matched that twice since; would prefer better ground but the one to beat on ratings.

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3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Innatendue

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up in four of 11 races over hurdles, last of those in a maiden at Cheltenham (2m, soft) three starts ago; well beaten trying 2m4f and 2m2f since, last time when experimenting with cheekpieces in a valuable handicap; good chance if this drop back in trip brings her back to form.

6/4

10th

13

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Innatendue

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up in four of her ten races over hurdles; last two runs have been in maidens at Cheltenham; unlikely to make the breakthrough now.

25/1

Form: 662715 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good bumper form, runner-up in a mares contest at Naas before beating a subsequent winner in a similar contest at Punchestown; stiff task on her hurdles debut at Punchestown but this looks more winnable with that experience behind her.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Lady Bluebird

11st 7lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

made all

5/1

5th

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Punchestown

Lady Bluebird

11st 7lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Some useful form in bumpers before getting off the mark with improved effort on sixth attempt, seemingly appreciating greater stamina test under positive ride in 2m2f mares contest here last month (heavy); trip should suit on hurdles debut.

13/2

Form: 605450

Last run: 166 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

9l fourth at Kilbeggan in September the best of her six starts over hurdles; first run in over five months.

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4th

6

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Andyourbirdcansing

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Promising run when fourth at Kilbeggan in September but tailed off twice since and she's been off six months; may need better ground.

14/1

10th

13

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Andyourbirdcansing

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield

13/2

Form: 853-

Last run: 545 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good effort when third in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle when last seen; best watched though after an absence of 17 months.

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3rd

6

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:42 Downpatrick

Ashlia Dancer

10st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: P G Fahey

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 2 out, pressed leaders when pushed along on outer after 2 out, ridden when went second last, made strong challenge until no extra towards finish

20/1

Form: 26

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Huge price for Limerick debut at Christmas when caught close home in 2m4f maiden; not as good at Punchestown when 11l behind Lady Bluebird.

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10th

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Cooltubrid Eva

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

Half-sister to 2m3f hurdle winner Red Windsor; dam placed 2m6f hurdler, sister to hurdle/chase winner For 'N' Against; belied her odds on debut in Limerick mares' maiden over this trip at Christmas, only caught close home by hot favourite (Pallas Athene fourth) but disappointingly never sighted in stronger Punchestown contest following month; definite claims on that debut run.

11/4

6th

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Punchestown

Cooltubrid Eva

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

Second foal; half-sister to 2m3f hurdle winner Red Windsor; dam placed 2m6f hurdler, sister to hurdle/chase winner For 'N' Against; belied her 150-1 odds on debut in 16-runner Limerick mares' maiden over this trip at Christmas, only caught close home by hot favourite after leading run-in; more likely required here but has to be considered.

5/1

Form: 49

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in maiden hurdles at Punchestown and Gowran; needs this for a handicap mark.

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16th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Dont Tell Shirley

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Showed nothing on a sole point-to-point appearance; remote fourth of seven finishers on hurdling debut at Punchestown, beaten a long way in mid-division at Gowran.

50/1

Form: 48

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner in January and creditable fourth in 2m4f maiden at Thurles on rules debut; not as good over 2m at that venue last month.

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No Results Found

Form: -00F6P

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Slight improvement when sixth over 2m4f at Thurles but pulled up in Gowran handicap since; cheekpieces added.

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13

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Sky Tempest

10st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Louise G Lyons

Slight improvement in evidence at Thurles last time; a lot more needed; tongue-tie added.

25/1

Form: 087

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Mildly progressive in three runs over hurdles but needs to step up significantly to have a chance here.

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7th

18

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 202y

15:40 Thurles

Whatyouwant

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Michael C Griffin

towards rear

100/1

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Verdict

While Innatendue has the best overall hurdles form, it may be worth siding with LADY BLUEBIRD (nap), winner of a competitive Punchestown bumper and open to improvement from her fair hurdles debut in a good maiden at the same venue. [Mark Nunan]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lady Bluebird

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cooltubrid Eva

POSTDATA:

Innatendue

The Irish Sun:

Lady Bluebird