14:55 Navan

Sunday 17 February 2019

All13:5014:2014:5515:2516:0016:3017:00

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

2m  |   Yielding (Good in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 4m 1.5s

1st
3
3/1
T: T M WalshJ: M J Stenson (4)
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway travelling well to lead 3 out and asserted before next, 4 lengths clear approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, reduced advantage closing stages op 13/2
2nd
1 ½
7
11/2
T: R K WatsonJ: B Browne (2)
Rear of mid-division, closer halfway, mistake 3 out, pushed along and headway into 3rd approaching next, ridden in 2nd and no impression on winner before last, under pressure and kept on well run-in tchd 7/2
3rd
8
9
15/2
T: L ComerJ: R A Doyle (2)
Led, headed 2nd, 2nd halfway, led again 4 out, headed next, no impression on winner 2 out, 3rd and ridden approaching last where not fluent, no extra run-in op 13/2
4th
8 ½
12
50/1
T: P GriffinJ: A W Short
Mid-division, closer in 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression when slightly hampered 2 out, no extra, kept on one pace run-in
5th
9 ½
4
4/1f
T: M BrassilJ: C Brassil (2)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden after 3 out and no extra after next, mistake last, weakened op 5/2
6th
3 ½
8
20/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (2)
Tracked leader, led after 2nd, headed 4 out, ridden and no extra after next, weakened op 7/1
7th
8 ½
10
20/1
T: J C McConnellJ: E T Daly (4)
Towards rear, closer halfway and went 5th after 4 out, soon pushed along and no extra after next, weakened op 22/1

Also Ran

F
1
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (4)
Towards rear, detached after 4 out, headway after 3 out and went 5th when fell next
PU
2
16/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: E O'Connell (4)
Always rear, soon detached, no extra after 4 out, behind and pulled up before next op 14/1
N/A
5
20/1
N/A
6
12/1
N/A
11
11/1

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Betting

Forecast

Oscars Den (3/1), Geneva Barracks (4/1), British Art (11/2), Silver Star (6/1), Mystique Heights (15/2), Wade Harper (11/1), La Bella Vida (12/1), Admiral Brian (16/1), Earl Of Bunnacurry (20/1), Stoneboat Bill (20/1), My Manekineko (20/1), Ashton Court (50/1)

Verdict
Mystique Heights sprung a shock last month when landing a 2m handicap hurdle at Naas over 2m on good ground off a 5lb lower mark beating 18 rivals at odds of 16/1, but that win followed a couple of poor starts in December and cannot be trusted to follow. The High Chaparral gelding may find the consistency of BRITISH ART too much as the seven-year-old seeks to get back to winning ways over hurdles. Geneva Barracks will look to follow up on his win at Naas last month, while Silver Star could go well on return to action.
  1. British Art
  2. Geneva Barracks
  3. Mystique Heights

Previous Winners

2018
De Benno
Weight: 9-13  |Age: 13
Weight: 9-13  |  
Age: 13  |  
J: T Ryan
  |  
T: J Grace
3/1
Prize Money
1st:
€11,088.00
2nd:
€3,438.00
3rd:
€1,638.00
4th:
€738.00
5th:
€287.00

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