15:05 Down Royal

Saturday 16 March 2019


Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

2m 3f 105y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   19 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:06  |   Winning time: 5m 6.4s

Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: K Brogan |  T: Miss S Barkley|  OR: 95

Nothing of note in a number of maiden hurdle starts since December and hasn't shown enough to be of interest in this company following another heavy defeat in a Naas contest over 2m earlier this month. Others look open to more improvement.

Age: 5|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: M D Poynton |  T: G Elliott|  OR: 95

Poor form in a series of dismal performances over hurdles since December including heavy defeats at Navan and Naas before pulling up on latest start at Fairyhouse last month. Hard to make a case for him on form to hand.

Age: 8|  Weight: 11-11  |  J: P J O'Hanlon |  T: D A McLoughlin|  OR: 94

Winner of two of his 16 hurdle starts with his last win coming in a Fairyhouse handicap over 12 months ago off a 2lb lower mark. Plenty to prove at present.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: E M Roche |  T: Peter Fahey|  OR: 93

Beaten more than 40L in three maiden hurdle starts before unseating rider at 100/1 in a similar contest here in January. Beaten over 91L at Naas last month and easy to look elsewhere.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: S A Mulcahy |  T: L Lennon|  OR: 91

Still a maiden after 21 starts including 12 defeats over hurdles. Last of 12 beaten 125L behind The Caddy Rose last month at Punchestown and hard to construct any case for the mare.

Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: C P McNamara |  T: L Lennon|  OR: 88

Consistent in point-to-points but disappointed recently in hurdles starts at Down Royal and Fairyhouse. Makes handicap hurdle debut now with work to be done.

Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: John J Fitzpatrick |  T: A L T Moore|  OR: 87

Showed little on racecourse bow in November over 2m4f, but did better over this trip when sixth at Thurles in November. Finished 12th of 14 beaten 64L on return to the track last month and looks up against it once again.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: D E Browne |  T: N C Kelly|  OR: 86

In good heart judged on recent efforts when placed over 2m including here on St Stephens Day finishing second of 17 beaten ¾L on yielding ground. Beaten latest but chances back on this track.

Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: M J Stenson |  T: N C Kelly|  OR: 86

More recently seen on the Flat at Dundalk on the AW. Did well to finish fourth of 10 beaten over 8L when jumping erratically at Fairyhouse last month behind Beepers Ruby on good to yielding ground. Place claims if fencing fluently.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: G P Brouder |  T: A Murray|  OR: 85

Has suffered a number heavy defeats over hurdles over a variety of trips to date. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.

Age: 8|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: P W O'Reilly |  T: Mrs S Dawson|  OR: 85

Only moderate form shown to date, disqualified at Cartmel when she lost the weight cloth (finished third) and didn't build on that effort. Last seen in July 2017 and difficult to make a case for on return to action.

Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J C Canavan |  T: Ronan McNally|  OR: 83

Yet to start a contest at odds of less than 50/1 in four maiden hurdle runs to date and in a couple of dour handicap efforts recently. Well below par form looks set to continue.

Age: 13|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Sarah Kavanagh |  T: Miss S Barkley|  OR: 83|  C

Winner of two of his 24 starts over hurdles with the last win coming in a Fairyhouse handicap coming up to three years ago off a an 11lb higher mark. Father time appears to be catching up with the veteran and others preferred.

Age: 14|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: L A McKenna |  T: M Torrens|  OR: 81|  C

Popular veteran who can still mix it given a number of efforts last summer on good ground. Out of sorts when failing to complete in a couple of runs around the turn of the year. Market possibly the best guide here.

Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: G Brouder |  T: Padraig Roche|  OR: 93

Eight race maiden who has started three career maiden hurdle contests at odds of 100/1 running appropriately on each occasion. Interesting money for him on handicap debut when finishing 8L adrift of Eviscerating at Naas last month.

Age: 6|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: H Morgan |  T: A J Martin|  OR: 80

Well held in a couple of chase starts and is a 10 race maiden over hurdles. Possibly best watched unless market suggests otherwise.

Age: 7|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: J P O'Sullivan |  T: P J Rothwell|  OR: 80

Has produced a series of laboured performances in four career maiden hurdle starts since October before pulling up before two out on handicap hurdle debut at Limerick when last seen in December 2017. Easy to look elsewhere on stable debut.

Age: 7|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: I T Queally |  T: John G Carr|  OR: 80

15 race maiden who is without success in 12 starts over timber. Beaten 97L on his latest start at Punchestown last month and impossible to fancy against these rivals.

Age: 8|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: F J Hayes |  T: W J McLernon|  OR: 80

Produced a bunch of inadequate runs since returning to action in October including a 107L defeat in a Thurles handicap hurdle last month. Requires a chunk of improvement to get involved.


Imperial Reprise356
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 8
T: C A McBratney  J: N Bashford
Mon Storm27
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 8
T: V Wilson  J: Reserve 1
My Peggy20
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 7
T: N G Hynds  J: Reserve 2


Rathbride Prince (11/4), Ballymadun (7/1), Bracka Lily (7/1), Isharah (7/1), Pegase Amour (10/1), Mon Storm (10/1), Honest Robber (12/1), Bard Of Armagh (12/1), Bellaney Gem (14/1), Tyrone Tiger (16/1), Melman (16/1), Imperial Reprise (16/1), Midland Millie (20/1), Charlotte Wells (20/1), My Peggy (20/1), Amarillo Rose (25/1), Rio De Cerisy (25/1), Milan Diva (28/1), Mr Cosmos (33/1), Ballybeggan Peggy (33/1), Easy Cash D'Alex (33/1), Kinnagoe Boy (33/1)

Noel Kelly's seven-year-old mare BRACKA LILY wouldn't have to improve much in this field to land a blow in the closing stages here. The daughter of Mahler placed over 2m including here on St Stephens Day finishing second of 17 beaten ¾L on yielding ground and can get off the mark over hurdles at the 11th time of asking and at the expense of stablemate Isharah, the Padraig Roche-trained Rathbride Prince and the evergreen Honest Robber.
  1. Bracka Lily
  2. Isharah
  3. Honest Robber
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