June 12 / 18.48 Roscommon

18.48

Good

Ivan Connaughton Auctioneers Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • 19 runners
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Ivan Connaughton Auctioneers Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4092-3

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Went down narrowly at Naas (2m, yielding to soft) and again made the frame at Wexford (yielding); looks a winner waiting to happen.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

16th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 49y

20:00 Clonmel

Only One Plan

10st 5lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, not fluent when midfield 5th

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 08U-P7 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Signs of returning to form when a 12l seventh at Punchestown but he's 1-26 and perhaps placed at best.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Presenting Lad

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, mistake and unseated 6th

12/1

9

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Presenting Lad

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, mistake and unseated 6th

12/1

8th

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Presenting Lad

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Twice successful over hurdles during the summer, enhancing his strike rate to 3-32; finished 5l behind Mister Wilson on chase debut at Sligo; open to improvement.

16/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: U0-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Only win in 20 came in a claimer on the AW; yet to show any worthwhile form over hurdles and wouldn't be the obvious answer on her handicap debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

18

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:28 Punchestown

Steps In The Sand

10st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Reserve; dual AW winner; some good form in that scene this year and she has placed in handicap hurdles.

2nd

18

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:28 Punchestown

Steps In The Sand

10st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Reserve; dual AW winner; some good form in that scene this year and she has placed in handicap hurdles.

10th

4

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Steps In The Sand

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Cian Collins

in touch with leaders on outer, pressed leader after 2f

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 8/00-5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
AW winner who rather lost his way on the Flat but ran well back over hurdles at Punchestown (2m, good to yielding) and that was after an absence; possibilities.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

Form: 66000-

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Barely sighted when 66-1 for his handicap debut in March (2m, yielding to soft) and the hood tried there is now left at home; lots to prove.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Mi Sueno

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

led, headed 8f out, lost ground quickly 5f out, dropped to last over 3f out, soon detached, tailed off

16/1

9th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Mi Sueno

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

led

16/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Mi Sueno

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

raced in second

7/1

Form: 2546-6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Some hints of winning potential on the Flat and over hurdles, including last time at Tipperary (2m) when beaten in the region of 10l; each-way claims in a new hood.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:28 Punchestown

Edge Of My Seat

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

0-11 on the Flat and 0-9 over hurdles; however, has run well enough on the odd occasion to believe she might win a race off this mark.

20/1

4th

11

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:28 Punchestown

Edge Of My Seat

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

0-11 on the Flat and 0-9 over hurdles; however, has run well enough on the odd occasion to believe she might win a race off this mark.

20/1

Form: P/P50-

Last run: 116 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Ran respectably in a Limerick handicap hurdle on his return from an absence but followed it with a poor run at Clonmel; now back from another break.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

17

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Getaway Master

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard James Daniels

in touch with leaders, midfield when jumped slightly right and not fluent 10th, weakened after 3 out

8th

17

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Getaway Master

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard James Daniels

in touch with leaders, midfield when jumped slightly right and not fluent 10th

6th

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Getaway Master

11st 12lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Richard James Daniels

Raised 12lb for breakthrough course win a month ago; rider's claim may enable him to uphold form with third-placed Grace Faraday.

3/1

Form: 09/80-

Last run: 382 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Minor maiden form and the same again on his handicap debut at Limerick (2m3f, good); very opposable.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Mr Social

10st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

raced wide, midfield, not fluent 5th, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, went second and pressed winner when ridden before last, mistake last, kept on

13/2

3rd

11

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Mr Social

10st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear, headway from 3 out, went fourth approaching last, ran on well and went third run-in, no match for first two

3/1

Form: 69786-

Last run: 242 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden who has been chasing and makes limited appeal on this return to hurdles.
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0

10

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Inaghs Gift

10st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Sean P Hennessy

towards rear

20/1

11th

14

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:20 Sligo

Inaghs Gift

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Sean P Hennessy

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position 3 out, weakened and towards rear before 2 out

22/1

9th

15

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Inaghs Gift

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Sean P Hennessy

Longstanding maiden who has been chasing and makes limited appeal on this return to hurdles.

25/1

Form: 9580/

Last run: 427 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Some promise in one of his maiden hurdles but comes here after some poor runs in points.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

17

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Lodge Prince

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: P F O’Donnell

First reserve; lightly-raced 6yo whose opening handicap effort at Roscommon was moderate; down 3lb but of limited appeal.

Form: 96-7

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Of limited account on the Flat and has cut no ice in three maiden hurdles; similar scenario likely now handicapping.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Destivelle

11st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: Shane Ryder

Had looked modest but has improved lately; placed on last two hurdle starts and well clear of remainder when second over C&D; has a bit to find with Duke Otto on collateral form but not much.

5/1

2nd

11

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 202y

15:25 Thurles

Destivelle

11st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Shane Ryder

Kilbeggan third was encouraging but unable to back that up on the level at Tramore; not one to rule out, especially if jumping improves.

12/1

8th

10

(1)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:15 Tramore

Destivelle

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: Shane Ryder

prominent on inner, lost position 5f out, weakened under 4f out

50/1

Form: 3/435-

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Placed in handicap hurdles last year but this year's exploits in hunter chases and points hardly bode well; new headgear.
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12th

5

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Tohellortoconnacht

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Placed in handicap hurdles last year but this year's exploits in hunter chases and points hardly bode well; new headgear.

10/1

5th

4

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

19:15 Tramore

Tohellortoconnacht

11st 7lb

J: Mr B Lawless

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Placed hurdler had one run between the flags before hunter chase debut at Cork recently, finishing a remote third; slight drop in trip should suit and tongue tie tried but hard to see him playing a major role.

10/1

3rd

6

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:10 Cork

Tohellortoconnacht

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Lawless

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Sent to post the market leader at Belclare on point debut/first start for 313 days when fourth of 12 runners; decent enough effort and with the run under his belt, he should tighten up another notch; won't be far away.

3/1

Form: P000-P

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Basement mark is entirely warranted judged on his form to date, having either pulled up or finished tailed off.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

14

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Courthill

10st 0lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Michael E Hallinan

Tailed-off over C&D last time and can't be fancied, especially from 4lb out of handicap; cheekpieces tried.

66/1

11th

19

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Courthill

10st 13lb

T: Michael E Hallinan

prominent on inner

Form: 056-04

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Ran respectably behind a runaway winner at Kilbeggan last week (2m, good to yielding); perhaps a shade high in the weights.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Farceur De Sivola

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Ran respectably behind a runaway winner at Kilbeggan last week (2m, good to yielding); perhaps a shade high in the weights.

10/1

4th

9

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Kilbeggan

Farceur De Sivola

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Lightly raced for a horse of his age; failed to make much impression over a longer trip at Limerick in his first handicap; finished behind Ricky Langford then.

25/1

10th

10

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Farceur De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear

14/1

Form: 808-

Last run: 363 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Showed a bit more in her final maiden here (good) and could have a future off this low a mark now sent into handicaps.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Ballyfinnan Lady

11st 6lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Mark Fahey

Showed a bit more in her final maiden here (good) and could have a future off this low a mark now sent into handicaps.

14/1

Form: P07-62

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
0-14 but still early days with Gordon Elliott and he kept on to be second at Wexford (2m1f, good) without threatening the winner; unlikely to be far away.
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Verdict Starting price

14th

12

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Be My Hero

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A 21-race maiden but has gone close a few times from this sort of mark; ran okay when sixth at Naas last time and ground has come right for him; ought to go well on back of 105 day-break.

6/1

14th

12

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Be My Hero

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A 21-race maiden but has gone close a few times from this sort of mark; ran okay when sixth at Naas last time and ground has come right for him; ought to go well on back of 105 day-break.

6/1

6th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Be My Hero

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A bit unlucky not to have won a race before now, including when touched off in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle in August; solid efforts last twice at Thurles and Down Royal and should be thereabouts on that form.

11/2

Form: F006-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Reserve; dual AW winner and was beaten under 5l when sixth in a 2m good-ground handicap hurdle at Thurles on his penultimate start; jumping let him down last time; not without hope.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

14

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Alphonse Le Grande

8st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: A J Martin

Has never made the first two in his eight races on Flat turf or seven hurdle races; 3-12 on AW, with slightly better form; unraced beyond 1m4f on Flat but comfortably justified favouritism in 14-runner race over that trip at Dundalk last time and cannot be comfortably dismissed after that.

9/2

Form: 98-97

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Reserve; goes handicapping after showing only a smidgeon of promise thus far.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Ardad Derek

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Soundly beaten on his first two handicap starts at Killarney and Wexford; makes no appeal.

33/1

11th

11

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

14:30 Killarney

Ardad Derek

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield

16/1

Form: 370-P9 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Reserve; 2-35 over hurdles, the wins a long time ago now; didn't run badly last time but an 11yo now and others appeal more.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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19

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Peace Party

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Desmond McDonogh

Reserve; 2-35 over hurdles, the wins a long time ago now; didn't run badly last time but an 11yo now and others appeal more.

9th

10

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Peace Party

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Tailed off throughout after starting very sluggishly here four weeks ago; hasn't won for a long time now.

25/1

10

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Peace Party

11st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Desmond McDonogh

Hasn't won in a long time but three times runner-up at this track last summer including in this event; back from a break and has to be respected given his record around here.

8/1

Non-runners

Be My Hero, Alphonse Le Grande, Ardad Derek, Peace Party

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Payout
Exacta €20.50
Straight Forecast €16.71
Tricast €307.73
Trifecta €977.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Be My Hero

The Irish Sun:

Only One Plan

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Be My Hero

POSTDATA:

Be My Hero