16:00 Leopardstown

Monday 2 March 2020

All13:1513:4514:2014:5515:2516:0016:30

    Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 5f 60y  |   Yielding  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 5m 46.8s
1st
Horse silk
13
12/1
T: S NolanJ: G P Brouder (4)
Soon prominent, led after 2nd, stayed on well to assert run-in tchd 11/1 and 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
8 ½
1
11/2
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: C J Orr (2)
Soon prominent, effort straight, no extra and kept on same pace run-in op 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
5
5/2f
T: S AherneJ: E Walsh (4)
Prominent, a little slow at 7th, slow jump next, effort straight, one pace run-in op 3/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
20/1
T: P StaffordJ: A W Short
Waited with, closer in 7th from 3rd, effort straight, one pace run-in op 25/1 tchd 16/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
10
12/1
T: P RooneyJ: T Ryan (2)
Some slight mistakes, pushed along at stages and soon chased leaders, 5th from 3rd, headway and effort straight, one pace run-in
6th
Horse silk
nk
3
14/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: C P McNamara (2)
Waited with, 9th from 3rd, headway and effort straight, one pace run-in tchd 11/1
7th
Horse silk
15
7
9/2
T: N MaddenJ: S D Torrens (4)
Mid-division early, 6th from 3rd, bad mistake 9th, no extra and one pace straight op 7/2

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
9/1
T: L LennonJ: D J Hand (4)
Led, pulled up before 2nd op 7/1
PU
Horse silk
6
20/1
T: R K WatsonJ: P J O'Hanlon (4)
Waited with, some slight mistakes, 8th from 3rd, not fluent and pushed along 6th, soon lost place, pulled up before 8th
PU
Horse silk
8
20/1
T: P RocheJ: A P Kelly (4)
Waited with, soon in rear, no impression from 10th, pulled up before last op 16/1
F
Horse silk
9
28/1
T: I MaddenJ: G Brouder (4)
Waited with, 11th from 3rd, not fluent 10th, soon some headway, no impression when fell last op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
11
6/1
T: L P CusackJ: S F O'Keeffe (2)
Not fluent 1st, a little keen, soon prominent, no impression from 11th, weakened and pulled up before last op 11/1 tchd 12/1
PU
Horse silk
12
50/1
T: P J RothwellJ: G B Noonan (4)
Not always fluent jumping, waited with, 10th from 3rd, progress 9th, no extra straight and pulled up before last op 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€16.40Pl:€3.70, €2.00, €1.90EX:€98.90Trifecta:€460.50Tricast:€227.75SF:€78.14

Forecasts

Ask And Answer (5/2), Golden Sunset (9/2), Bridge Native (11/2), Captain Cruiser (6/1), School Lane (9/1), Krisquin (12/1), Witness Of Fashion (12/1), Gunfire Reef (14/1), Dubai Devils (20/1), Gone Galavanting (20/1), Blue Empyrean (20/1), Baby Bellini (28/1), The Broom Squire (50/1)

Verdict

Topweight Bridge Native returns to chasing after a confidence boosting run over hurdles where she ran up to near her best at Down Royal. She had previously shown an aptitude for fences and may the answer in this contest where there is no obvious winner. Ask And Answer will have to deal with the negative of a slight drop back in trip but if showing the same enthusiasm he has produced on his last two runs then he may give the selection most to do. Veteran Witness Of Fashion needs to be in the mood to show his best these days but this generally reliable gelding is capable of winning if some of the younger and more fancied runners fail to run their race.
  1. Bridge Native
  2. Witness Of Fashion
  3. Ask And Answer

Previous Winners

2019
Amaulino
Weight: 11-13  |Age: 6
14/1

Prize Money

1st: €8,700.002nd: €2,900.003rd: €1,450.004th: €725.005th: €435.006th: €290.00

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