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  • Date: 11 June 2021
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Marlfield Opportunity Maiden Hurdle (D.i) (Class )

  • Distance: 2m 54y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 14
  • Prize: £10,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

Fairly useful maiden on the Flat. Showed more than first-time up in this sphere when third of 18 in 19f maiden hurdle at Limerick (19f, soft) 15 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Worth considering.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/05/21 Limerick 3/18 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft z 12st 0lbs Charlie Hart 32
19/04/21 Limerick 9/15 Hurdle 2m 3f 50y Soft z 12st 0lbs Charlie Hart 105.44
06/03/20 Dundalk 6/14 Flat 1m Slow z 9st 7lbs James J. Doyle 4.41
19/10/19 Leopardstown 14/20 Flat 1m 2f Heavy 9st 5lbs R. P. Whelan 5
01/06/19 Navan 7/11 Flat 1m 5f Good 9st 5lbs R. P. Whelan 3.05
10/05/19 Cork 6/13 Flat 1m 2f 10y Good 9st 5lbs R. P. Whelan 3.19
20/04/19 Cork 2/16 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs R. P. Whelan 11
30/03/19 Navan 6/17 Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs N. G. McCullagh 19.77

Produced her best effort to date in first-time cheekpieces after 7 months off when third at Tramore in April. Well held in similar event here last time but it remains early days. Blinkers on 1st time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/05/21 Clonmel 5/13 Hurdle 2m 148y Good 0 11st 1lbs Rachael Blackmore 7.93
18/04/21 Tramore 3/14 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 0 11st 1lbs Rachael Blackmore 22
04/10/20 Tipperary 11/14 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Mr D. Roche 17.65
08/09/20 Punchestown 6/14 Bumper 2m 150y Soft 11st 7lbs Mr D. Roche 24
21/08/20 Kilbeggan 9/14 Hurdle 2m Soft 10st 11lbs Rachael Blackmore 9.35
31/07/20 Galway 7/14 Hurdle 2m 150y Soft 11st 1lbs Daniel Holden 80
01/07/20 Tipperary 5/12 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 2lbs Emma Twomey 23

Getaway mare. Half-sister to 3 winners, including fairly useful hurdlers/chasers Ballycrystal and Siannes Star. Market for clues.

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Posted a good second in 13-runner handicap hurdle (22/1) at this course (16.7f, good) 29 days ago. Solid contender.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/05/21 Clonmel 2/13 Hurdle 2m 148y Good 11st 13lbs K. J. Brouder 24
12/11/20 Clonmel 10/12 Hurdle 2m 76y Heavy 11st 7lbs Mr D. Kiely 85
18/10/20 Cork 7/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Good 11st 5lbs Mr D. Kiely 75
10/10/20 Fairyhouse 8/16 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 5lbs Mr D. Kiely 360
07/09/20 Galway 9/10 Bumper 2m 130y Soft 11st 5lbs Mr P. Byrnes 26
22/08/20 Killarney 3/15 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 4lbs K. J. Brouder 88.87
04/03/20 Clonmel 3/7 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 7lbs K. J. Brouder 38

Well held in maiden hurdles. Significantly back down in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/06/21 Wexford 11/11 Hurdle 3m 110y Gd/Sft z 11st 6lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 600
09/05/21 Killarney 7/17 Hurdle 2m 1f Gd/Sft z 11st 6lbs Gavin Peter Brouder 1000
23/04/21 Kilbeggan 11/14 Hurdle 2m Good z 11st 6lbs J. J. Slevin 444.56
13/03/21 Navan 12/14 Hurdle 2m Heavy z 12st 0lbs Jonathan Moore 1001
05/03/21 Fairyhouse 14/15 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 6lbs J. J. Slevin 1000
08/09/20 Punchestown 15/15 Bumper 2m 150y Soft 11st 9lbs Richard Deegan 608.44
25/08/20 Bellewstown 9/10 Bumper 2m 150y Heavy 11st 11lbs Miss M. O'Sullivan 28.53
29/07/20 Galway 8/17 Bumper 2m 110y Soft 11st 9lbs Richard Deegan 130
13/07/20 Roscommon 6/14 Bumper 1m 7f 80y Good 11st 9lbs Richard Deegan 150

Hinted at ability when seventh of 14 in maiden hurdle at Limerick (19f, soft, 33/1) on NH debut 15 days ago, not knocked about. Should do better somewhere down the line.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/05/21 Limerick 7/14 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 9lbs G. B. Noonan 50

Well held in maiden hurdle at Limerick (19f, soft) on NH debut 15 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/05/21 Limerick 12/15 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 9lbs G. B. Noonan 720.32

No impact in 3 maiden hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
31/05/21 Punchestown 13/18 Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs D. P. Davis 448.02
04/05/21 Ballinrobe -/12 Hurdle 2m 1f 26y Soft 11st 6lbs D. P. Davis 106.11
17/01/21 Punchestown 17/20 Hurdle 2m 30y Heavy 11st 12lbs J. J. Slevin 43.51

Well held both starts over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/05/21 Tipperary 8/11 Hurdle 3m Heavy 11st 6lbs Shane Fenelon 25.42
14/05/21 Kilbeggan 6/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 61y Good 11st 6lbs Shane Fenelon 570

Has hinted at ability in a bumper/claiming hurdle.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/05/21 Limerick 8/10 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 12st 2lbs Mr M. J. M. O'Sullivan 60.82
05/04/21 Cork 6/14 Bumper 2m 3f Gd/Sft 12st 2lbs Mr M. J. M. O'Sullivan 90

12/1, shaped as if better for the run when sixth of 15 in maiden hurdle at Limerick (19f, soft) 15 days ago. Remains open to improvement.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/05/21 Limerick 6/15 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 9lbs L. A. McKenna 27.75
26/11/20 Thurles 5/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 187y Heavy 11st 1lbs M. P. Fogarty 125.61
30/09/20 Punchestown 7/12 Bumper 2m 100y Soft 11st 9lbs Mairead Fortune 32

Down the field in a pair of maiden hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/05/21 Limerick 9/13 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 10lbs T. N. Brett 151.38
14/05/21 Kilbeggan 11/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 61y Good 11st 6lbs T. N. Brett 320

No promise in a pair of maiden hurdles 3 months apart.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/05/21 Tipperary 17/17 Hurdle 2m Heavy z 12st 0lbs D. J. Hand 60
13/02/21 Naas -/18 Hurdle 1m 7f 120y Soft 12st 0lbs Conor Orr 1000

Well held in pair of maiden hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/02/21 Naas 16/20 Hurdle 1m 7f 101y Soft 11st 6lbs K. C. Sexton 1000
08/02/21 Fairyhouse 13/16 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 6lbs K. C. Sexton 1000

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

GENERAL CLERMONT posted a good second in a soundly-run handicap at this course last month and a reproduction of that form could easily be good enough to see him go one better here. Kilkenny Star remains open to improvement after shaping as if better for the run on her recent return to action at Limerick, while Karakhan and Saucy Years are others worth considering.

Betting Forecast

5/1 Karakhan (Ire), 13/2 Saucy Yeats (Ire), 9/1 Thanks God (Ire), 11/4 General Clermont (Fr), 100/1 Boston Brahmin (Ire), 28/1 Awbeg Willow (Ire), 100/1 Nelliefern (Ire), 125/1 Cast Iron (Ire), 66/1 Svenman (Ire), 22/1 Tommydan (Ire), 10/3 Kilkenny Star (Ire), 125/1 Baile Mhuirne (Ire), 125/1 Kemstar (Ire), 200/1 Bernies Poet (Ire)
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