December 18 / 13.44 Thurles

13.44

Frozen

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 1f 166y
  • 13 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -9P221

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Has been in the form of his life over hurdles lately, receiving a 14lb hike for winning easily at Limerick last time; if he can transfer that improvement back to fences, then should go close.
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7

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Brandy Harbour

10st 5lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Had a fine first half of the season and after some wobbles he got back on track with a clear-cut victory at Cork (2m, yielding), albeit in an eventful race; 12lb rise spells danger in this warmer company.

10/1

1st

5

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 160y

15:00 Cork

Brandy Harbour

10st 8lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Looks held on Gowran effort by Minx Tiara; evidence suggests he is too high in handicap at end of fine season.

20/1

9

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Brandy Harbour

10st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Showed improved form earlier this season but that seems to have come to a halt lately and has 27l to make up on Union Park from their Thurles clash last time.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 126-54 D

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner is a consistent enough type; hasn't been seen since a fine fourth in the Mayo National at Ballinrobe in May; will probably improve for this run.
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4th

5

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Revelyn Pleasure

10st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

prominent, not fluent and lost position 3 out (usual 4 out), towards rear when jumped slightly left 2 out (usual 3 out)

7/4

4th

5

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Revelyn Pleasure

10st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

Won back-to-back over fences either side of New Year and generally consistent since; beaten roughly 2l at Cork earlier this month and should be a big player back up in trip.

7/4

15/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 462442 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Just 1-20 over hurdles and 0-9 over fences; however, he has run well here, including when runner-up to Filon D'Oudaries over C&D last time; is 6lb better off with that rival today, so should get closer.
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17

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Union Park

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, brought down 5 out

10/1

17

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Union Park

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, brought down 5 out

10/1

3rd

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Union Park

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Five-time winner, recorded career-best when winning a 2m3f Kilbeggan handicap chase last September; won off his lower hurdles mark at Cork six weeks ago; trip may be a bit sharp, could go well again for stable having a fine season.

8/1

Form: 50/2-0 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Record of 1-8 over fences; was a fine second over C&D in November 2021 and was absent until a hurdle run at Navan last month; looks capable of going well.
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3rd

4

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Shakeytry

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

Has been in the best form of his career lately, winning with a bit to spare at Naas and Fairyhouse over this trip, beating Union Park latter occasion; bumped up 9lb since but still has to be respected.

3/1

1st

1

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Shakeytry

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

Off for a year after being touched off in a 2m2f handicap chase at Thurles in 2021; decent effort on his second run back over the same C&D before Christmas, a neck behind today's rival (and subsequent winner) Union Park; bolted up at Naas early in the month, chance has to be taken very seriously despite an 8lb rise.

100/30

1st

6

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Naas

Shakeytry

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

pressed leaders, not fluent 4 out, joined leaders on near side of group home turn, not fluent and nudged along 2 out, led last, ridden and went clear run-in, kept on strongly

4/1

Form: 66-U33

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Maiden has had just 7 starts under rules but put up his best effort when third in a novice handicap at Naas last time; that was 2m4f but the drop in trip today is likely to suit, so is considered off 2lb higher.
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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

Form: 1274U8 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner shaped promisingly on chasing debut at Kilbeggan but unseated at Tipperary next time; was unsuited by testing ground at Wexford since; can't be ruled out.
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6th

8

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Peckham Springs

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

raced in second early, prominent when mistake 8th, dropped to midfield and struggling after 4 out, kept on when raced wide after 2 out

5/1

2nd

2

12th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:20 Tramore

Peckham Springs

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Dual hurdle winner has run well at times in eight starts over fences, including over C&D last time and could get involved.

6/1

5th

1

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 150y

14:45 Tramore

Peckham Springs

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-P206

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner came back to some sort of form in this sphere when not beaten far at Punchestown last time; has to do more off the same mark, however.
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7th

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Wa Wa

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

disputed lead early, soon prominent

25/1

7th

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Wa Wa

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

disputed lead early, soon prominent

25/1

8th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Wa Wa

11st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles at Navan and Leopardstown last season; badly out of form on last five starts, though worth noting that this represents a big drop in class after last month's Galway run.

20/1

Form: 53P-80 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Dual course winner, including this race last year; is back to that same winning mark today but has to put some modest runs behind him.
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8th

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:30 Limerick

Western Sea

11st 10lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has shown his best form at Thurles; well below his best on three outings there last winter; made limited impact in cross-country races at Punchestown on last three appearances.

12/1

9th

10

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Western Sea

11st 12lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has shown his best form at Thurles; well below his best on three outings there this season; finished a remote eighth to Stealthy Tom here in February; made a few mistakes when a distant seventh in the La Touche.

50/1

7th

13

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Western Sea

11st 7lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has shown his best form at Thurles; well below his best on three outings there this season; finished a remote eighth to Stealthy Tom here in February and is unlikely to be suited by this greater test of stamina.

33/1

14/1

Form: 54552P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Consistent enough type but is ust 3-31 under rules; was a fine second from out of the handicap at Cork in October but was pulled-up at Punchestown last month; has to rebound.
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13th

14

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Turbo

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Lee Gonet

T: J R Finn

Second in a valuable handicap chase at Cork in October; likely to find a few too speedy.

25/1

9th

9

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 1f 166y

13:44 Thurles

Turbo

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J R Finn

Consistent enough type but is ust 3-31 under rules; was a fine second from out of the handicap at Cork in October but was pulled-up at Punchestown last month; has to rebound.

14/1

13

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:55 Punchestown

Turbo

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: J R Finn

soon led, headed but prominent 1st, jumped left 4 out

12/1

Form: 792P21 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Notched his second chase win when scoring comfortably over C&D last time, beating Union Park 5.5l; is 6lb worse off with that rival today but such was his authority that day, he could confirm the form.
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8th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Filon Doudairies

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

Thurles winner last season but regressive this campaign; reduced mark but remains hard to fancy.

9/1

13th

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Filon Doudairies

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

soon midfield, badly hampered by faller and dropped to rear 5 out, not recover

16/1

10th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Filon Doudairies

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

Beaten a long way out when pulled up over C&D last time but he won this race last year from 7lb higher; not easy to make a case for on recent form but first-time cheekpieces may help spark a revival.

5/1

Form: PP-P77 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Three-time chase winner has been mostly below form this year and cheekpieces need to spark a revival.
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0

13

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Benruben

11st 6lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

2

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 1f 166y

13:44 Thurles

Benruben

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

Three-time chase winner has been mostly below form this year and cheekpieces need to spark a revival.

22/1

7th

1

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Benruben

11st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

Formerly very useful over fences, Grade 3 winner and landed handicap off 136 last year; nothing since and best watched.

16/1

Form: 04-746 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Three-time chase scorer, including twice here; however, has been beaten a long way on recent starts and a leap of faith is required.
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10th

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Cusp Of Carabelli

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

Both of his hurdles wins came here and he ran well in a much better race on his most recent hurdles start at Naas in March; tailed off over fences at Ballinrobe earlier in the week; first time to be fitted with headgear of any description.

16/1

7th

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Cusp Of Carabelli

10st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Three-time chase winner ran solid races over hurdles and fences back in March on testing ground; however, is well suited by a sound surface and is one to consider.

11/2

4th

7

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

18:10 Wexford

Cusp Of Carabelli

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, headway and went fourth last, kept on, not reach leaders

13/2

Form: 7223-1

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Relished the testing ground when getting off the mark over fences in a Gowran beginners' three weeks ago; raised 4lb and conditions are unlikely to be as testing today but still respected.
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9th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Yabo

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

led

20/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €131.70
Straight Forecast €194.37
Tricast €1407.44
Trifecta €4229.50

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Soloman Lane

POSTDATA:

Yabo

RP Ratings (IRE):

Filon D'oudairies

TOPSPEED:

Turbo

SPOTLIGHT:

Shakeytry