15:15 Punchestown

Sunday 31 December 2017

All12:3513:0513:4014:1014:4015:1515:45

    Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 4m 21.7s
1st
Horse silk
13
510-11
3/1c
T: S NolanJ: E O'Connell
Mid-division, headway travelling well after 2 out, led approaching last, pushed along and soon asserted run-in, kept on well, easily op 4/1 tchd 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
4 ¾
10
510-11
20/1
T: G J PowerJ: D P Holden (2)
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, led briefly after 2 out, ridden in 3rd and mistake last, kept on one pace, no impression on winner
3rd
Horse silk
½
2
3/1c
T: Eric LarkinJ: Katie O'Farrell
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and led briefly early straight, ridden before last and no extra run-in
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
8/1
T: J J WalshJ: F J Hayes
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 6th after 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace run-in op 9/1
5th
Horse silk
11
4
3/1c
T: William P MurphyJ: Mr L P Gilligan
Mid-division, some headway approaching 3 out, 5th entering straight, ridden and no extra approaching last tchd 11/4
6th
Horse silk
3 ¾
9
33/1
T: W DelahuntyJ: D J Hand
Led, ridden before 2 out and soon headed, no extra approaching last, weakened op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
11
14/1
T: P J RothwellJ: R M Short (2)
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no extra after 2 out op 16/1
8th
Horse silk
11
5
20/1
T: D HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (4)
Mid-division, dropped towards rear approaching 3 out, no extra entering straight
9th
Horse silk
26
1
16/1
T: T J TaaffeJ: A W Short
Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression before 3 out, soon no extra, weakened op 10/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
7
25/1
T: P McCreeryJ: C M Leonard (2)
Towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 4th
PU
Horse silk
12
25/1
T: J P RyanJ: L A McKenna
Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, pushed along and lost place after 4 out, no extra in rear before 2 out, behind and pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Soul Season207
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 11
T: T James  J: J P O'Sullivan
NR
8
Horse silk
She's Made It22
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 4
T: C Roche  J: K J Brouder
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.60Pl:€2.10, €3.80, €1.10EX:€46.00Trifecta:€201.30Tricast:€198.72SF:€65.56

Forecasts

Soul Season (2/1), Urbanist (3/1), Oakfield Rose (3/1), Johnny Sue (3/1), She's Made It (5/1), Fly Round The Bend (8/1), Jimmyjames (14/1), Belle Helene (16/1), Glen's Dd (20/1), Mister Butler (20/1), Kentucky Minstrel (25/1), Island Villa (25/1), Billybuster (33/1)

Verdict

A fair few of these don't exactly arrive here in good form but that can't be said for SOUL SEASON. Despite being 11 (almost 12) this gelding is fairly lightly-raced, and having run into a lovely bit of form since been sent handicapping recently he shouldn't mind the drop in trip here and has the potential to make it three wins in four starts here. Johnny Sue could be the main danger if improving his jumping while She's Made It may improve now handicapping.
  1. Soul Season
  2. Johnny Sue
  3. She's Made It

Previous Winners

2016
Tethra
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
14/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,700.002nd: €2,388.003rd: €1,137.004th: €512.005th: €200.00

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