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
- Winning time: 4m 43.80s
- Off time: 16:50:39
|1st||1 Diamondgeezer Luke||7/1|
|2nd||5 Curragh Golan||4||10/1|
|3rd||13 Valours Minion||2½||10/1|
|4th||9 Mon Carlos||1¼||12/1|
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 12
|7||164 11-10 p||F Costello||A Ring (4)||93||7/1|
Glasson Lad (IRE) 108
|7||164 11-10 p||Michael Mulvany||J C Tobin (4)||93||20/1|
|5||162 11-8 t||G Elliott||L P Dempsey (4)||91||10/1|
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 37
|5||162 11-8||A Mulholland||D E Splaine||91||7/1|
Curragh Golan (IRE) 12
|9||161 11-7 p||G J Power||John Winston (4)||90||10/1|
Derryfadda (IRE) 18
|5||158 11-4||N Madden||B R Dalton||87||16/1|
Dfordarsi (IRE) 34
|6||158 11-4||R Tyner||G N Fox (4)||87||10/3f|
Feel The Air (IRE) 12
|4||158 11-4||K Purcell||P D Kennedy (2)||94||10/1|
Mon Carlos (IRE) 12
|7||157 11-3 t||S J Mahon||E D Linehan (2)||86||12/1|
Gatesoffrance (IRE) 18
|7||155 11-1||P W Flynn||K J Quigley (4)||84||16/1|
Golan Native (IRE) 58
|6||155 11-1||W J Austin||S A Shortall (4)||84||20/1|
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 10
|5||155 11-1 p1||P Fenton||L A McKenna (4)||84||16/1|
Valours Minion (IRE) 12
|11||152 10-12 t||V T O'Brien||T M O'Brien (4)||81||10/1|
Horsewithnoname (IRE) 10
|7||151 10-11 p||T G McCourt||D J Benson (4)||80||14/1|
Maduma (IRE) 34
|12||151 10-11||J Hagan||B F Cawley (4)||80||33/1|
The Mosscheeper (IRE) 37
|9||151 10-11||V Robinson||S J Gray||80||66/1|
||6||H Smyth||Reserve 1||83||NR|
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.
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.