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Marlfield Opportunity Maiden Hurdle (D.i) Class

  • Distance: 2m 54y
  • Age: 5yo
  • Runners: 14
  • Prize: £10,000

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

No impact in 3 maiden hurdles.

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

Well held in pair of maiden hurdles.

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

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

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

Has hinted at ability in a bumper/claiming hurdle.

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

Down the field in a pair of maiden hurdles.

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

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.

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

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

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

Well held both starts over hurdles.

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