Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 15 runners)
  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.30s
  • Off time: 15:05:50
Full result
Result 15:05 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Thepartysover 9/1
2nd 5 Fair Dilemma ½ 4/1j
3rd 6 William Wordsworth 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 053385
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 22
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 053385
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 P O Brady R P Treacy (2) 108 14/1
2 482-8B5
Black, red chevron, white sleeves & cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 5
  • T:M M McNiff
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 482-8B5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 t M M McNiff D R Fox 107 12/1
3 2P-860
Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap College Boy (IRE) 29
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: 2P-860
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 C O'Dwyer A F O'Neill 106 18/1
4 65U9/60-
WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 407
  • T:Lindsay Woods
  • J:C M Walsh
  • Form: 65U9/60-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-8p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
11 162 11-8 p1 Lindsay Woods C M Walsh (2) 105 11/2
5 422115
Emerald green, white braces, yellow sleeves, maroon cap Fair Dilemma (IRE) 91
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 422115
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t J J Mangan H D Dunne 105 4/1j
6 748UP2
ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap William Wordsworth (IRE) 5
  • T:Miss S J Harty
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 748UP2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 t Miss S J Harty A Ring (2) 104 12/1
7 676314
WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Misca Musca (IRE) 24
  • T:L Byrne
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 676314
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 L Byrne K C Sexton 104 4/1j
8 290685
RED, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, maroon & white quartered cap Supreme Bob (IRE) 5
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:C Brassil
  • Form: 290685
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 p P Fenton C Brassil (2) 102 12/1
9 45-4654
WHITE, royal blue star, red cap Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 5
  • T:S Fahey
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 45-4654
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 S Fahey S E Butler 102 12/1
10 5F422/5
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Whosaidso (IRE) 36
  • T:D Cullen
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 5F422/5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 D Cullen J S McGarvey 101 10/1
11 694726
RED, black stars, red sleeves, striped cap Thepartysover 10
  • T:G Hayes
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 694726
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 t G Hayes M P Burke 94 9/1
12 660550-
WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Martin Cash (IRE) 343
  • T:M Cunningham
  • J:G Malone
  • Form: 660550-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 M Cunningham G Malone 93 20/1
13 464607
BLACK, red spots, emerald green cap Khan Tengri (IRE) 2
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:B F Cawley
  • Form: 464607
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 t P O Brady B F Cawley 92 8/1
14 3236/0-F
Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Sonic Beat (IRE) 6
  • T:J P Fahey
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: 3236/0-F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 142 10-2 J P Fahey L A McKenna (2) 85 20/1
15 8004-80
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Cantrell (IRE) 69
  • T:H Smyth
  • J:S J Crimin
  • Form: 8004-80
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-13b
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
10 139 9-13 b H Smyth S J Crimin 82 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Szabo's Destiny
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Benson
4 10-8 G Elliott D J Benson 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

FAIR DILEMMA scored over hurdles and fences at Listowel in September before jumping poorly over the bigger obstacles at Tipperary. He's on a fair mark over timber and gets the vote. Misca Musca landed a minor handicap at Navan and though unable to cope with a 7lb rise at Gowran ran well for a long way before fading. Supreme Bob may be better suited by further but has dropped to his lowest mark though he was behind Tinas Exhibition at Tramore on New Year's Day. The latter is still a maiden over timber after 18 starts but Whosaidso arrives on a fair mark over hurdles and didn't run badly behind Midnight Gunner in a much better race at Fairyhouse last month. Imperial Shabra enters the fray on a 21lb lower mark than over fences so shouldn't be dismissed despite a big weight.

Formwatch

Thepartysover 6-1 (11-4) Prominent, in front from 3 out and soon clear, reduced lead and headed before 2 out where mistake, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 23l behind Forjoethepainter (10-10) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.

Fair Dilemma (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd before 5 out, ridden before straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 24l behind Pride Of The Artic (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f nov chs (1) hvy in Oct.

William Wordsworth (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Waited with, moderate 5th after 3 out, no impression and kept on without troubling winner from next, 2nd of 9, 21l behind High Desert (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy.

Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, jumped left 7th, on terms 4 out, no extra from before straight, 10th of 20, 23l behind Micks (10-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov '11.

King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 6th before 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 9, 21l behind Wise Oscar (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.

Supreme Bob (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Waited with, 7th after 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from after next, 5th of 9, 14l behind Shesonlyahorse (11-3) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.

College Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outer, jumped right at 4th, progress into 2nd when mistake 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th after 3 out, ridden next, not get to principals from before last, kept on, 4th of 9, 11l behind Shesonlyahorse (11-3) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.

Misca Musca (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 4 out, strongly pressed early straight and headed after 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, 4th of 10, 12l behind Treat Yourself (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.

Martin Cash (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, no extra from 4 out, weakened, 19th of 20, well behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan '12.

Imperial Shabra (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Tracked winner, lost place 5 out, outpaced next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Shooters Wood (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.

Whosaidso (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up in last, slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, last of 5, 40l behind Midnight Game (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Dec.

Cantrell (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Never a factor, 12th of 17, 42l behind Worldor (10-11) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Oct.

Khan Tengri (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outer, 6th halfway, 3rd 3 out, ridden and no extra after next, 7th of 10, 13l behind Court Jester (10-4) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.

Sonic Beat (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division when fell 3rd, in a race won by World Citizen (10-11) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec, 15 ran.