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Knocknarea Opportunity Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 2f 91y
  • 12 runners
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Knocknarea Opportunity Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 476-51 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Behind Routine Excellence in a Clonmel claimer before scoring comfortably from Gino Drummer Boy at Limerick (good to yielding); this may take more winning and could do without the forecast rain.

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7/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4295-3 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has won once over hurdles and fences during 41-race career; pleasing enough efforts in handicap chases this year to believe he can make some impact at this level, for all that the trip looks on the sharp side.

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5th

6

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Broken Ice

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 4P36-3 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Mostly seen over fences these days but finished third in a Clonmel claimer last month and won't be far away with something similar.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Routine Excellence

12st 0lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual chase winner up to 3m; back to form with a fine 3rd at Fairyhouse last time; raised 1lb for that but can be a player again.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8305-0

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Fairyhouse maiden winner in early 2023 but a patchy profile in the meantime and forgettable recent efforts in handicaps; this is at least easier.

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12th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Gordons Aura

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fairyhouse maiden winner with mixed form since, every chance when badly hampered two out on latest in Sedgefield event over this trip; probably has a bit to find off this mark.

8/1

5th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Gordons Aura

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Unraced beyond an extended 2m1f and he finished down the field at Navan last month; however, he represents a top Irish trainer and stamina was an asset on the Flat, so this step up in trip may well bear fruit.

13/2

Form: U14-30

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

In fair form over fences before making no impact back hurdling last week at Listowel; fully entitled to have some say at this level but Philip Byrnes rides the yard's other one.

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No Results Found

Form: 66U-62

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Behind Kendancer in his last two claimers and this 12-race maiden is looking exposed; he's another who might not appreciate the rain forecast.

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No Results Found

Form: 3P4-50

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Hurdle/chase winner but not in great form right now and these terms are tough enough.

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5th

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Young Fitzy

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 2 out, briefly went second after 2 out, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 0/496-

Last run: 288 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat/hurdle winner but hard to trust after pulling up in his last two points.

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6th

2

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

17:25 Downpatrick

Flaming Moon

12st 1lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Decent on the Flat at up to 1m and won a Listed novice hurdle at Galway last year; starts off in handicap chases from a mark 6lb lower than his hurdles rating although the bare form of his two spins over fences earlier this month would suggest the handicapper could have been kinder.

11/2

Form: 861-69

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won her maiden on heavy so the forecast rain is welcomed and could leave recent handicap form on goodish ground behind.

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6th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Doctor Nightingale

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second and pressed leader

11/4

Form: 210-8F

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner with the form to have a big say on these terms and he was in contention when falling in Kendancer's claimer at Limerick 12 days ago; notoriously headstrong and always comes with an element of risk.

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No Results Found

Form: 29720- C

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Doesn't win that often but good runs on the Flat and over hurdles (handicap) before struggling at Punchestown; looks one of the better options on these terms.

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17th

22

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Clever Currency

11st 3lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual purpose sort was an unplaced favourite at Dundalk last time; had previously produced a good display for this rider when second in an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown.

25/1

Form: /5434-

Last run: 288 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

A 10yo who is a 21-race maiden and also beaten in seven points; unlikely to be the answer.

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4th

5

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

14:20 Cartmel

Kellyiscool

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Noel C Kelly

Maiden after 22 starts; looked likely to win over C&D last month but found little when the chips were down and finished third to Jelski; clearly good enough to win off this mark but doubts will remain until he does it.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €223.00
Straight Forecast €203.00
Trifecta €1182.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Clever Currency

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Nightingale

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Tom McGreevy

POSTDATA:

Kendancer

The Irish Sun:

Clever Currency