January 28 / 15.56 Fairyhouse

15.56

Soft

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 424215 D

Last run: 118 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Consistent sort but frustrating until opening his hurdles account in a 3m Listowel festival maiden at the ninth attempt; last of five in a Killarney conditions event in October and absent since; gets this trip and could go well on first run after a break.
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Verdict Starting price

5

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

16:05 Downpatrick

Run For Pat

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

led narrowly or disputed lead, led narrowly when fell 4 out

9/4

9th

12

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Run For Pat

10st 3lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

7lb higher than for his Fairyhouse win (3m, soft) in January and well below that level in his two subsequent runs.

25/1

8th

13

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Run For Pat

10st 3lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Career best on his penultimate outing when winning a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle and may have found heavy ground too testing at Cork since; not ruled out.

12/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8/61-5

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Navan winner last season; looks best of three runners for his locally-based trainer on the strength of a staying-on fifth over 2m5f at Limerick a month ago; in-form jockey.
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5th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Waittillitellyou

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Won off 88 a couple of years ago and at Cork 11 months ago off 105; should come on for his run at Fairyhouse last month after nine months off; new headgear combination here and could go close despite being 2lb wrong.

8/1

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Lightly-raced 10yo went close over C&D a year ago before decisive Cork win over this trip on heavy in March; solid enough effort after 10lb rise here following month and off the track since; runs well fresh and yard in fine form of late so has to be respected.

7/1

5th

19

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Waittillitellyou

10st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear of midfield early, raced in last when not fluent 7th, headway going okay after 3 out, in touch with leaders when pushed along on near side of group before 2 out, keeping on when ridden before last, not reach leaders

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7-P23P

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Ran well when third in a beginners' chase at this venue on his penultimate start; needs to bounce back from Gowran lapse nine weeks ago; 0-11 over hurdles, obtained best placing when second in a maiden over a bit further than this at Sligo last October.
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1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

15:35 Punchestown

Hardwired

10st 8lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: T M Walsh

Made a belated breakthrough in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last July; tailed off in a handicap chase at the same venue in August; different proposition when scoring over a trip just short of 3m at this venue in October; well back under a hold-up ride brought down three out at Naas nine weeks ago.

4/1

0

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:40 Naas

Hardwired

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: T M Walsh

towards rear of midfield

8/1

Form: 50-69P D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle two seasons after a consistent run of form; failed to take to fences effectively last season and has been below his best in three handicap hurdle outings this term; rated 125 at his peak, now down to 114, but hard to be confident after Limerick failure.
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5th

1

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Mercury Lane

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders

18/1

8th

14

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Mercury Lane

10st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beaten only a neck over 2m4f at Wexford; not certain to cope with rise in class; trip could be a problem judged on past efforts over 3m.

9/1

Form: 038-80

Last run: 70 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
One of three here for his trainer; has failed to build on a third placing over 2m4f run at this venue last season.
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2nd

9

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Chosen Diamond

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 4 out, challenging when raced wide 2 out, led but faced challenge before last, ridden and headed run-in, no match for winner

3/1

0

15

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Chosen Diamond

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 3rd

15/2

Form: 5-1894 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Took a 9lb hike in the ratings for win over this trip at Galway in October; down the field on his next two starts; more like it again when a fair fourth at Punchestown latest.
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4th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Royal Rhythm

11st 11lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ex-Irish 8yo who is 2-3 for Jonjo O'Neill this season, the latter win gained at Wetherby (2m, soft) on Boxing Day; 6lb higher here but a 3lb claimer is replaced by a 10lb claimer; respected.

3/1

1st

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Royal Rhythm

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Dual hurdle winner when trained in Ireland; nicely on top on debut for this yard at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) and it's unlikely that he gave his running at Warwick off just 4lb higher last time; remains of interest.

9/2

Form: -03706

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Only one win in a 30-race career; does not look well-handicapped at this stage, though his recent Naas run was a bit better than previous displays over fences.
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Verdict Starting price

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

15:35 Tipperary

Millen To One

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position before 4 out

22/1

8th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:30 Down Royal

Millen To One

11st 1lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

Sole win in 32 starts came in 2020; fair way below his best in three runs over hurdles this year and was pulled up at Wexford last month; first-time blinkers need to spark a revival.

25/1

3

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:25 Wexford

Millen To One

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

towards rear

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 30-23P C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Two fair handicap chase runs at Thurles and Punchestown before Tramore failure; course hurdles winner over an extended 2m3f in November 2020; most recent success was over this trip at Thurles in March 2021.
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Verdict Starting price

7

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 205y

14:30 Thurles

Beating The Odds

11st 13lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: W J Austin

Back from 10 months off with very creditable efforts in handicap chases here and at Punchestown; poor efforts last twice and can only be watched for now.

16/1

8th

5

28th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:56 Fairyhouse

Beating The Odds

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W J Austin

Two fair handicap chase runs at Thurles and Punchestown before Tramore failure; course hurdles winner over an extended 2m3f in November 2020; most recent success was over this trip at Thurles in March 2021.

11/2

3

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 50y

15:25 Tramore

Beating The Odds

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W J Austin

midfield, pushed along after 7th, dropped to rear 10th, pulled up before 4 out, never going well

11/4

Form: 4-1393

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Former point winner; maiden hurdle scorer over 2m6f at Downpatrick last May when trained by John McConnell; made a good start for this stable in a rated race over 2m4f at this venue eight weeks ago; recovered from a bad mistake at the sixth to finish third behind the useful Landrake; half-brother to the talented Brahma Bull; should appreciate this trip.
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4th

8

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Point winner and three-time hurdles scorer; in good form in handicap hurdles in February/March; went up a stone in total for 2m4f wins at Gowran and Down Royal; made a couple of mistakes when unplaced off 129 at this venue in April.

14/1

8th

9

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Ottoman Style

11st 3lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

soon in touch with leaders, headway and close up on outer home turn, soon pushed along, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, beaten when mistake last

9/1

Form: 21-U70

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Limerick winner on his final start last season over 2m6f on testing ground; started this season over fences; tailed off when reverting to hurdles at Limerick.
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9th

7

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Native Gold

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, soon went second, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last

7/1

4th

9

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Native Gold

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, prominent halfway

20/1

Non-runners

Ottoman Style

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €27.40
Straight Forecast €34.10
Tricast €230.32
Trifecta €90.90

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Royal Rhythm

SPOTLIGHT:

Ottoman Style

The Irish Sun:

Waittillitellyou

POSTDATA:

Royal Rhythm