Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 8 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 27.40s
- Off time: 19:20:50
|1st||2 Rough Justice||Evsf|
|2nd||5 King Blue||5½||11/1|
|3rd||8 Vision Du Coeur||8||4/1|
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 18
|6||166 11-12||Ms J Morgan||John Winston (4)||50/1|
Rough Justice (IRE) 32
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||J J Burke (4)||Evsf|
Hurry Kitty (IRE) 22
|5||159 11-5||Miss E Doyle||K C Sexton (2)||6/1|
Ginger Quill (IRE) 14
|7||158 11-4||V T O'Brien||P D Kennedy (2)||100/1|
King Blue (IRE) 10
|8||158 11-4||Ross O'Sullivan||B Hayes||96||11/1|
Pay Your Way (IRE) 18
|6||158 11-4 t||A Maguire||S A Shortall (4)||11/2|
Quiet Account (IRE) 35
|6||158 11-4||C A McBratney||B R Dalton||12/1|
Vision Du Coeur (FR) 10
|5||158 11-4||F Flood||J S McGarvey (2)||98||4/1|
||4||11-6||T G McCourt||K M Donoghue||11/2|
ROUGH JUSTICE should have little trouble gaining his first success over timber as he was travelling well for most of the way before run out of it by Jarob over 3m at Bellewstown. He hasn't exactly been consistent but his overall form is stronger than that of his main rivals including Vision Du Coeur, who hasn't proved he stays the trip in this sort of ground. Hurry Kitty could be more of a threat as she stayed on very strongly to lead right on the line over 2m1f at Killarney and the easier going will also be in her favour. Quiet Account showed a bit of improvement at Perth but will need to step up a gear.
Rough Justice (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, 5th when slight mistake and ridden 3 out, no impression 2 out, stayed on into 2nd last, kept on run-in, no impression on winner, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Jarob (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
King Blue (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 9th before 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 11th of 20, 14l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Vision Du Coeur (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, took keen hold, closer order but not fluent 3 out, 3rd before 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 20, 9l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Hurry Kitty (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 4f out, 2nd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, challenged 1f out, close 3rd inside final furlong, kept on well close home to lead on line, won at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul beating Jamesmicheal (11-9) by ns, 13 ran.
Quiet Account (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway to track leaders before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind The Banastoir (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Ginger Quill (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Soon led, headed 1st, tracked leaders, slightly slow 5th, lost place and dropped towards rear approaching 6 out where slight mistake and now last, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Tulsa Jack (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and took keen hold, no extra from 2 out, 11th of 18, well behind Bless N'ject (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
Pay Your Way (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Led and disputed, ridden before 2 out, dropped to 3rd 2 out, weakened, 9th of 19, 26l behind Rich Coast (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Jul.