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Shady Operator (IRE)

Owner: John P McManus Trainer: E Bolger Sex: gelding Age: 11

Breeding: Court Cave / Native Artist (Be My Native)

Form Summary

GoingView detailed formhide detailed form Starts Wins 2nds 3rds
Good 6     1
Good (Good to Firm in places) 1     1
Good (Good to Yielding in places) 2 1    
Good to Yielding 4 1    
Good to Yielding (Yielding in places) 1 1    
Heavy 6   2 1
Soft 5 1 1 1
Soft (Soft to Heavy in places) 2 2    
Soft to Heavy 1      
Yielding 2     1
Yielding to Soft 4   1  
Totals 34 6 4 5

Race History

Date Course Going Distance Class Race Winner Weight Position Jockey SP
31 May 2022 Ballinrobe Good to Yielding 2m 7f 0 Rock Road 11st 1lbs 10 of 16 C G O'Dwyer 14/1
tracked leader, closed at 3rd, a little keen, 3rd before 4th, 5th after 7th, 6th after 10th, slow jump at 11th and lost place, slightly hampered in rear after 3 out, weakened
16 May 2022 Killarney Good 3m 2f 0 Recite A Prayer 11st 6lbs 3 of 15 M P Walsh 4/1
tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 3 out, ridden after 2 out and went 3rd at last, kept on run-in
30 Apr 2022 Punchestown Good (Good to Firm in places) 3m 1f 0 Hurricane Darwin 12st 7lbs 3 of 22 Mr D O'Connor 2/1
always prominent, led or disputed lead, headed before 7 out, 3rd 4 out, pushed along and no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on one pace
28 Apr 2022 Punchestown Good 4m 2f 0 Ballyboker Bridge 12st 7lbs of 17 Mr D O'Connor 0/0
16 Mar 2022 Cheltenham Heavy 3m 6f 37y 2 Delta Work 11st 4lbs 8 of 16 Mr Derek O'Connor 12/1
mid-division, struggling before 27th
13 Feb 2022 Punchestown Heavy 3m 1f 0 Midnight Maestro 12st 2 of 16 Mr D O'Connor 5/2
led or disputed lead, 2nd after 6 out, headway to lead after 2 out, strongly pressed before last and headed 150 yards out, kept on, not match winner
22 Jan 2022 Navan Yielding 2m 4f 0 The Very Man 10st 11lbs 16 of 17 J S McGarvey 33/1
rear of mid-division on outer, ridden after 4 out, no impression
14 Nov 2021 Punchestown Good to Yielding 3m 0 Shady Operator 12st 2lbs 1 of 16 Mr D O'Connor 5/4
soon chased leaders, 6th approaching 6th, closed up 17th, soon prominent travelling smoothly, led last, asserted and stayed on well closing stages
22 Sep 2021 Listowel Good (Good to Yielding in places) 3m 0 Assemble 10st 8lbs 9 of 21 Miss A B O'Connor 25/1
soon prominent, on terms 3rd, soon headed, briefly impeded by loose horse before 5th, lost place and weakened from before straight
21 Aug 2021 Killarney Good 2m 4f 0 Batcio 11st 3lbs of 11 D J O'Keeffe 0/0
30 Jul 2021 Galway Good 2m 6f 111y 0 Born By The Sea 11st 9lbs 14 of 23 D J O'Keeffe 9/1
led, jumped big at 1st, soon headed and tracked leader, 3rd after 7th, not fluent 3 out and lost place, badly hampered after 2 out, weakened after last
09 Jul 2021 Kilbeggan Good 3m 1f 0 The Big Lense 11st 3lbs of 17 D J O'Keeffe 0/0
25 May 2021 Ballinrobe Soft to Heavy 2m 7f 0 Agent Boru 11st 10lbs 6 of 15 M P O'Connor 7/2
led and clear with one rival from 3rd, slight mistake 6th, headed 5 out, no extra after 3 out, soon weakened
10 May 2021 Killarney Good to Yielding (Yielding in places) 3m 2f 0 Shady Operator 11st 1 of 18 D J O'Keeffe 4/1
soon led, 3 lengths clear at 12th, increased advantage before 3 out, clear 2 out, eased run-in, easily
21 Mar 2021 Downpatrick Good to Yielding 3m 4f 120y 0 Fag An Bealach 11st 8lbs Fell of 18 M P Walsh 11/4
mid-division, pushed along after 5 out, towards rear and struggling when fell next
14 Feb 2021 Punchestown Soft 3m 1f 0 Shady Operator 11st 6lbs 1 of 17 Mr D O'Connor 1/1
held up in mid-division, improved to chase leaders at 22nd, close 3rd 4 out, ridden to dispute before 2 out, led before last, kept on well run-in
28 Dec 2020 Limerick Heavy 2m 3f 160y 0 The Long Mile 10st 5lbs 5 of 19 Reserve 1 4/1
soon chased leaders, 4th after 7th, pushed along from 7 out, soon lost position and impeded 5 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, one pace
22 Nov 2020 Cork Heavy 2m 160y 0 Chatham Street Lad 11st 2lbs 6 of 11 T Joseph Kelly 12/1
waited with, 8th after 4th, pushed along from 4 out, effort straight, soon one pace
08 Mar 2020 Naas Yielding to Soft 3m 0 Cap York 10st 7lbs 9 of 15 J S McGarvey 10/1
tracked leaders, pecked on landing at 2nd, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened
02 Feb 2020 Leopardstown Yielding to Soft 2m 5f 0 Glamorgan Duke 10st 6lbs 8 of 24 J J Slevin 7/1
tracked leaders, bumped at 1st, close 6th 2 out, soon ridden, 7th bypassing last, no impression
28 Dec 2019 Limerick Heavy 2m 3f 160y 0 Sumos Novios 10st 9lbs 3 of 19 S A Shortall 16/1
short of room and slightly hampered start, tracked leaders, 6th halfway, mistake 5 out, progress to 2nd entering straight, 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure
24 Nov 2019 Navan Soft 3m 0 Chris's Dream 10st 10lbs 14 of 23 J S McGarvey 12/1
mid-division early, 10th before 8th, bumped with rival 9th, no extra approaching straight
27 Oct 2019 Galway Soft 2m 6f 111y 0 Portmore Lough 11st 5lbs 3 of 11 J S McGarvey 9/2
held up towards rear, 7th halfway, mistake 9th, pushed along in 6th after 3 out, went moderate 3rd after last, no impression, kept on one pace
22 Apr 2019 Fairyhouse Good to Yielding 3m 5f 0 Burrows Saint 10st PulledUp of 30 J J Slevin 10/1
mid-division early, impeded 6th, pecked slightly 17th, soon no danger, pulled up 3 out
12 Mar 2019 Cheltenham Soft 2m 4f 44y 1 A Plus Tard 11st 3lbs 7 of 20 M P Walsh 12/1
prominent, losing place when mistake 7th, struggling when hampered 4 out, well held after next
27 Jan 2019 Naas Yielding to Soft 3m 1 Ballyward 11st 2lbs 4 of 11 M P Walsh 8/1
rear of mid-division, took keen hold, closer in 5th 5 out, slight mistake 4 out, 4th next, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression from 2 out
31 Dec 2018 Punchestown Good (Good to Yielding in places) 3m 1f 50y 0 Shady Operator 11st 12lbs 1 of 7 M P Walsh 7/4
held up towards rear, closer in 5th 6 out, pushed along in 5th 3 out, headway from 2 out, close 3rd on inner approaching last, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, led near line
08 Dec 2018 Navan Yielding 2m 4f 0 Chris's Dream 11st 12lbs 3 of 12 M P Walsh 13/8
tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong
28 Nov 2018 Punchestown Good 2m 4f 0 Judgement Day 11st 3lbs of 8 M P Walsh 0/0
27 Apr 2018 Punchestown Soft 2m 0 Antey 11st 12lbs 2 of 18 B J Geraghty 4/1
a little keen, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching halfway, slight mistakes 3 out and 2 out, challenged and on terms run-in, kept on well, just denied at finish
25 Nov 2017 Gowran Park Heavy 2m 0 Sharjah 11st 9lbs 2 of 5 M P Walsh 15/8
soon raced in 3rd at very slow pace, 2nd from 3rd, on terms from 4th, headed from last and one pace
05 Nov 2017 Cork Soft (Soft to Heavy in places) 2m 0 Shady Operator 11st 7lbs 1 of 27 B J Geraghty 4/5
tracked leader, 5th after 4 out, headway 3 out, improved to 2nd 2 out, progress to lead narrowly at last, asserted run-in, comfortably
18 Oct 2017 Punchestown Yielding to Soft 2m 4f 0 Cracking Smart 11st 7lbs 2 of 25 B J Geraghty 14/1
mid-division, progress into 7th 4 out, improved 2 out, challenged entering straight, ridden in 2nd before last where slight mistake, no impression on winner run-in, kept on same pace
18 Mar 2017 Limerick Soft (Soft to Heavy in places) 2m 0 Shady Operator 11st 7lbs 1 of 16 Mr T Hamilton 11/1
held up towards rear, progress approaching straight, led 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong