Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (Div 2) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 16 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 43.80s
  • Off time: 16:50:39
Full result
Result 16:50 Bellewstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Diamondgeezer Luke 7/1
2nd 5 Curragh Golan 4 10/1
3rd 13 Valours Minion 10/1
4th 9 Mon Carlos 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 329-251
ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 12
  • T:F Costello
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 329-251
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p F Costello A Ring (4) 93 7/1
2 175FP0-
DARK GREEN, red chevron & chevrons on sleeves, red cap Glasson Lad (IRE) 108
  • T:Michael Mulvany
  • J:J C Tobin
  • Form: 175FP0-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p Michael Mulvany J C Tobin (4) 93 20/1
3 98-0616
Red, white hoop, hooped sleeves, white diamond on cap Hilden 21
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:L P Dempsey
  • Form: 98-0616
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 t G Elliott L P Dempsey (4) 91 10/1
4 59690-1
Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond Valley Of Stars (IRE) 37
  • T:A Mulholland
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 59690-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 A Mulholland D E Splaine 91 7/1
5 890-583
ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Curragh Golan (IRE) 12
  • T:G J Power
  • J:John Winston
  • Form: 890-583
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 p G J Power John Winston (4) 90 10/1
6 5/00-575
BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Derryfadda (IRE) 18
  • T:N Madden
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 5/00-575
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 N Madden B R Dalton 87 16/1
7 00069-3
WHITE, red sleeves, red cap, white star Dfordarsi (IRE) 34
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 00069-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R Tyner G N Fox (4) 87 10/3f
8 53-5444
EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, yellow cap, emerald green stars Feel The Air (IRE) 12
  • T:K Purcell
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 53-5444
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 K Purcell P D Kennedy (2) 94 10/1
9 550-549
WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Mon Carlos (IRE) 12
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:E D Linehan
  • Form: 550-549
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 t S J Mahon E D Linehan (2) 86 12/1
10 F0/568-5
YELLOW, white hoop, green cap Gatesoffrance (IRE) 18
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:K J Quigley
  • Form: F0/568-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 P W Flynn K J Quigley (4) 84 16/1
11 8/0000-0
WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Golan Native (IRE) 58
  • T:W J Austin
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 8/0000-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 W J Austin S A Shortall (4) 84 20/1
12 850/870-
GREY & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, grey sleeves, grey cap, royal blue star Lady Geronimo (IRE) 10
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: 850/870-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1p1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 p1 P Fenton L A McKenna (4) 84 16/1
13 24403-6
Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 12
  • T:V T O'Brien
  • J:T M O'Brien
  • Form: 24403-6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
11 152 10-12 t V T O'Brien T M O'Brien (4) 81 10/1
14 500700/
Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Horsewithnoname (IRE) 10
  • T:T G McCourt
  • J:D J Benson
  • Form: 500700/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 p T G McCourt D J Benson (4) 80 14/1
15 08/0P-B4
White, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Maduma (IRE) 34
  • T:J Hagan
  • J:B F Cawley
  • Form: 08/0P-B4
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
12 151 10-11 J Hagan B F Cawley (4) 80 33/1
16 9P000/0
Black, light blue cross sashes & sleeves, light blue cap The Mosscheeper (IRE) 37
  • T:V Robinson
  • J:S J Gray
  • Form: 9P000/0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 V Robinson S J Gray 80 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
17 22-0804
Knockans Bridge (IRE) 30
  • Nag Me
  • T:H Smyth
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 22-0804
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
6 H Smyth Reserve 1 83 NR

In depth

Verdict

Division Two of this conditionals' event is more competitive though it affords VALLEY OF STARS a good opportunity to follow-up his surprise victory at Down Royal where he looked ideally suited by fast ground. A 6lb rise isn't excessive and he may just have the edge on Diamondgeezer Luke, who finally got off the mark on his 41st career start at Ballinrobe. His 6lb rise is mostly taken care of by Andrew Ring's claim so it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the finish while Dfordarsi made such great improvement when a close third at Listowel last month that any further progress would definitely see him in the frame. The four-year-old filly Feel The Air hasn't had much experience and should be capable of better.

Formwatch

Knockans Bridge (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 13l behind Preswell Lad (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.

Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon ridden to lead, mistake last, kept on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun beating Thoonavolla (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.

Curragh Golan (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden after 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.

Valours Minion (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th after 2 out, no impression, 6th of 15, 14l behind Barney King (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.

Mon Carlos (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2 out, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 29l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.

Valley Of Stars (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress in 4th before straight, 2nd 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, led before last where slight mistake, kept on well, won at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May beating Forjoethepainter (11-3) by 2l, 20 ran.

Feel The Air (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th after 2 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 14, 5l behind Ocean Glandore (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun.

Dfordarsi (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, hampered and almost unseated rider 3rd, good headway to be close up on inner around bypassed 5 out, on terms 3 out, soon led, pressed and pecked 2 out, headed from before last, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Fantastic Bob (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.

Gatesoffrance (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 5 out, pushed along 3 out and no extra after next, 5th of 14, 27l behind Key Account (11-5) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.

Golan Native (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Towards rear throughout, never a factor, 14th of 21, 33l behind Kilnockin Lady (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares mdn hdl in May.

Derryfadda (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway, not fluent 4 out, no impression in 7th 2 out, left moderate 6th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 31l behind Posh Frock (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.

Horsewithnoname (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, mistake 5th, 9th approaching 6 out, no extra from 4 out, completely tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Cerveza Dinero (11-8) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May '12.

Hilden 3-1 (10-4) Held up, not fluent 1st, briefly short of room on inner after 4 out, reminder from next, behind when not fluent 2 out, eased from last, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Pennys Tune (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl gf in Jun.

Glasson Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, challenged before 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 12th of 16, 35l behind Do Be Doin' (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar.

Lady Geronimo (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 20, 18l behind Lancing (11-3) at Cork 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.

Maduma (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Rcd 3rd, not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 4th of 13, 24l behind Drumloose (12-2) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.

The Mosscheeper (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, squeezed up on rail after 5th, soon lost place and weakened, last of 20, well behind Shemshal (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May.