Clonmel

  • 14:00 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 58y

  • Winner €7,700 2nd €2,388 3rd €1,137 4th €512
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:35
14:00 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Battling Spirit (IRE) 9/4
2nd Ballymadun 9/2
3rd In Our Blood (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-75F99 Emerald green, yellow sash, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap, emerald green star Ned's Indian (IRE) 109
9 11-12 p Don Cashman Rochelle Murphy (4) 95 33/134.00
3 007912 Emerald green & yellow quartered, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Ali Bin Nayef 6
Distance Winner
5 11-6 p J J Hanlon John J Fitzpatrick 89 9/25.50
4 09-8010 BLACK & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, yellow star Ballymadun 50
Distance Winner
6 11-6 D A McLoughlin D J Hand 89 9/25.50
5 000 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap In Our Blood (IRE) 33
7 11-5 N McKnight A W Short 88 25/126.00
6 0-40F0 EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Demi Plie (IRE) 14
4 11-4 C Roche K J Brouder (2) 87 16/117.00
7 20475/5 Black, red cross of lorraine, grey sleeves, red seams, grey cap Battling Spirit (IRE) 35
10 11-3 h Jonathan Sweeney Katie O'Farrell 86 9/43.25
8 088614 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Alices Man (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
7 10-13 bt J P Ryan L A McKenna 82 16/117.00
10 964736 Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star Secret Approach (IRE) 22
6 10-12 N McKnight C M Leonard (2) 81 10/111.00
11 05P-005 DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Jimmyjames 18
5 10-11 P J Rothwell R M Short (2) 80 33/134.00
12 484522 Red, royal blue disc, royal blue spots on sleeves, red cap Loch Luatha (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
7 10-11 p L Young D P Holden (4) 80 6/17.00
13 546306 RED, yellow panel & cap Miss Mcilroy (IRE) 39
5 10-11 t G T Lynch A J Flaherty (4) 80 14/115.00
Non runners
25514-90Sunset Sadie (IRE)611-8E O'ConnellE O'Connell91
97-00Ballea Fox410-12S SpillaneJ Mulvihill81

Verdict

ALI BIN NAYEF is an infrequent winner but gained his first victory over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month before just failing to overcome a 7lb rise at Limerick on Friday. He's up another 3lb but it will be a surprise if he isn't in the action again and gets the vote. Alices Man has been racing in the UK and won a handicap at Hexham in October. He returned there to finish fourth over fences last month but doesn't look particularly well handicapped over timber. Loch Luatha has yet to win in 17 starts over hurdles and though he's been performing much better in recent weeks he's been racing over the minimum trip. Ballymadun had shown virtually nothing before landing a Gowran handicap on heavy going then reverted to type with a poor display at Punchestown.