13:00 Down Royal

Thursday 26 December 2019

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

2m 1f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:01  |   Winning time: 4m 45.9s

1st
8
9/1
T: Mrs S DawsonJ: E Walsh (4)
Mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, towards rear and pushed along from 4th, stayed on into 5th before straight, led before 2 out, clear before last, eased home run-in op 12/1 tchd 17/2
2nd
15
12
25/1
T: Christian DelcrosJ: J C Canavan (4)
Mid-division, closer in 4th before 4 out, challenged 3 out and soon led on outer, ridden and headed before 2 out, under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on one pace run-in
3rd
2
11
8/1
T: P StaffordJ: A W Short
Settled behind leaders, slight mistake 5th, 6th halfway, improved to press leaders 3 out and slight mistake, ridden in close 4th before 2 out, 2nd and no impression on leader 2 out, kept on one pace op 10/1
4th
19
14
16/1
T: S McParlanJ: A M King (4)
Disputed, led after 2nd, ridden and joined 3 out, soon headed, kept on, no extra in 4th before last, weakened run-in op 20/1
5th
5 ½
3
14/1
T: W DurkanJ: D J Hand (4)
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, no extra before next
6th
3 ¾
1
25/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: J P O'Sullivan (4)
Held up towards rear, some progress after 4 out, ridden in moderate 7th entering straight, soon no impression op 33/1
7th
8
4
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (4)
Mid-division, ridden 4 out, no impression before straight op 6/1
8th
10
2
13/2
T: A MurrayJ: D P Maxwell (4)
Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra before 4 out op 6/1
9th
4 ¼
6
9/2
T: M TorrensJ: S D Torrens (4)
Towards rear, progress into 6th 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight op 4/1
10th
43
7
12/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (2)
Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 4 out, no extra before straight op 10/1
11th
1 ¾
17
16/1
T: Shane NolanJ: J R Wildman (4)
Held up, progress into 7th 4 out, ridden and no extra entering straight op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
5
25/1
T: James Andrew FaheyJ: A P Kelly (4)
Led and disputed, headed after 2nd, 2nd halfway, challenged briefly 4 out, soon ridden, no extra entering straight, pulled up before 2 out
PU
9
12/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: M Hamill
Chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 14/1
PU
15
50/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: M J Stenson (4)
Always towards rear, ridden and weakened after 5th, pulled up before 3 out
PU
16
4/1f
T: S CurlingJ: R P Treacy
Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 3/1

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Non-Runners

13
Autumn Berry33
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 5
T: B R Hamilton  J: Dylan Johnston
10
Betsy Boots21
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: R K Watson  J: P J O'Hanlon
Betting

Forecast

Knockanora Lady (4/1), Back To Bataan (9/2), Fight For Love (5/1), Billy's Angel (13/2), Well Joey (8/1), Magic Sea (9/1), Circling Moon (12/1), Laureate (12/1), Fallen Forest (14/1), Walkers Point (16/1), Gotta Getaway (16/1), Rossmore's Pride (25/1), Benefit North (25/1), Betsy Boots (25/1), Jazz Ranger (25/1), Autumn Berry (33/1), Magheralagan (50/1)

Verdict
FIGHT FOR LOVE produced a career best last time at Fairyhouse to break his maiden. He was very game in the closing stages of that race which suggests he is tough so take him to follow up with 5lb extra on his back here. Billy's Angel is also already a winner over hurdles and although his last two runs have been below his best, he can bounce back with a big run, while Knockanora Lady ran well on her latest appearance when she was third at Thurles and should once again be in the mix in the closing stages of this contest.
  1. Fight For Love
  2. Billy's Angel
  3. Knockanora Lady

Previous Winners

2018
British Art
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-3  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: B Browne
  |  
T: R K Watson
14/1
Prize Money
1st:
€8,100.00
2nd:
€2,700.00
3rd:
€1,350.00
4th:
€675.00
5th:
€405.00
6th:
€270.00

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