16:05 Leopardstown Fri 9 March 2018

  • Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase
  • 2m 5f 60y, Yielding (Soft in places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner€8,932.002nd€2,770.003rd€1,320.004th€594.005th€232.006th€499.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 38.4sOff time:16:05:36
1
711-10OR: 109
25/1
Failed to complete on four of his last five starts since joining this yard from France. More needed on his return to fences.
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2
611-3OR: 102
11/2
Returned to form when finishing runner-up on handicap debut over 2m at Fairyhouse (soft-to-heavy) a month ago. Likely to run well off a 3lb higher mark today.
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3
711-2OR: 101
8/1
First completion in three starts when finishing fourth over 3m at Navan (heavy) last time out. Wears a visor for the first time today.
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4
810-11OR: 96
12/1
Finished third at Tramore (2m6f, yielding) in October but well beaten since including in handicap company the last twice. Looking for a first win under rules today.
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5
910-10OR: 95
4/1
Broke his maiden under rules when winning a handicap chase over an extended 2m7f at Thurles (soft) last time out. Races off a 9lb higher mark today.
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6
710-7OR: 92
9/2
Three time point-to-point winner but well beaten in three starts over fences and probably best watched on today's handicap debut.
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7
710-7OR: 92
7/1
Point-to-point winner and recorded her first chase victory when winning on good ground at Musselburgh in December. Softer ground forecast today not certain to suit.
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8
710-7OR: 92
9/2
Maiden after 12 starts but disqualified having won impressively at Sligo (good) in July when last seeing the racecourse. Interesting runner on just his second start over fences.
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9
1210-3OR: 88D
8/1
Seems to save his best efforts for Fairyhouse having won three times there and finished third at that venue last time out. Worth a check in the market today.
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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Paper Lantern811-311/2
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler

Betting

Forecast

Hawk Eye Down (4/1), Se Mo Laoch (9/2), Lacken Bridge (9/2), Don't Let Go (11/2), Rancher Lass (7/1), Witness Of Fashion (8/1), Hand Of The King (8/1), Leader's Choice (12/1), Attalco (25/1)

Verdict

HAWK EYE DOWN can complete a double by taking this conditional jockeys handicap chase. The selection should appreciate underfoot conditions and can record a second career success today. Don't Let Go made a pleasing handicap debut when finishing runner-up at Fairyhouse last month and she can finish second ahead of bottom weight Witness Of Fashion.
  1. Hawk Eye Down
  2. Don't Let Go
  3. Witness Of Fashion

Video Replay

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Most Followed

Jawwaal

F: 33-411

T: J H M Gosden

Calyx

F: 1

T: J H M Gosden

Aussie View

F: 421

T: M Johnston

Marmelo

F: 15219-2

T: H Morrison

Pablo Escobarr

F: -

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