15:30 Wexford

Wednesday 5 August 2020

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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase

2m 4f  |   Yielding to Soft (Yielding in Places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 5m 14.8s
Weighed In
2
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: C A Landers |  T: J Nash|  OR: 116
10/3

Finally on the board over fences at the 21st time of asking when scoring at Leopardstown over 2m5½f in March; fair recent effort in Grade 3 contest at Galway; encouraging he is turned out again so quick; one to consider.

3
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-11  |  J: C J Orr |  T: J J Hanlon|  OR: 115|  D
3/1

Banished the memory of his Killarney (2m5f; yielding) defeat to roar back to form in big style when shedding maiden tag over fences at the fourth attempt at Tramore (2m5f; good) last month; 6lb rise demands more but he is unexposed.

4
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-8  |  J: S F O'Keeffe |  T: C Bowe|  OR: 112
16/1

Mixed bag of efforts in four career starts over fences last year, running well in defeat over 2m/2m2f; showed little on reappearance run at Downpatrick last month but should be fitter for that and no forlorn hope.

5
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: T Ryan |  T: E J O'Grady|  OR: 111
17/2

Solid 125-rated handicap hurdler but too many mistakes on all his three starts last month to be considered here on handicap debut.

6
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: T N Brett |  T: Peter Fahey|  OR: 108|  CD
3/1

Six-race maiden over fences, running well in defeat on a number of occasions including on return to action at Killarney last month; below par last time at Tipperary and needs to bounce back in first-time blinkers.

7
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: E Walsh |  T: P J Rothwell|  OR: 107
12/1

Plenty excuses made for the Court Cave gelding who is now without success in 12 starts over the larger obstacles. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.

8
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: T Joseph Kelly |  T: E Bolger|  OR: 105
6/1

Lost his way last year with Joseph O'Brien. Well held and never nearer on stable debut in a Killarney last month and similar story last time at Tipperary; may need a number to under perform if he is to have a say in the finish.

Non-Runners

1
Rocky Court23
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 11
T: D A McLoughlin  J: D J Hand

Betting

Forecast

Woodbrook Boy (3/1), Court Tycoon (3/1), My Manekineko (10/3), Gold Seal (6/1), Rocky Court (8/1), Time For Mabel (17/2), Dasmyhoss (12/1), Inishbel (16/1)

Verdict

WOODBROOK BOY produced an excellent performance at Tramore last month to win on only his fourth attempt over fences and while up six pounds in the handicap there could be more to come from the gelding with a decent apprentice taking a few pounds of his back. Good ground is the key and connections will be hoping the rain stays away. My Manekineko rolled back the years to run very well in a Grade 3 contest at Galway last time out. A reproduction of that effort should see him run well and he looks reasonably handicapped at present. Inishbel has some talent and will be better for her recent run at Downpatrick.
  1. Woodbrook Boy
  2. My Manekineko
  3. Inishbel

Prize Money

1st: €7,800.002nd: €2,600.003rd: €1,300.004th: €650.005th: €391.006th: €260.00

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