Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, 10 runners)
- Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 33.40s
- Off time: 13:56:11
Drumlister (IRE) 24
|7||166 11-12||A L T Moore||S E Butler (2)||108||9/2|
Musawama (IRE) 30
|5||165 11-11 pt||Daniel Howard||K C Sexton (4)||107||13/2|
Moncherie (IRE) 8
|7||163 11-9 pt||A Fogarty||M P Burke (4)||105||12/1|
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 157
|8||160 11-6 t||J J Walsh||Mr R J Jones||102||8/1|
Second Glance (IRE) 25
|8||158 11-4 pt||M Flannery||I J McCarthy||100||25/1|
Castle Anshan (IRE) 336
|9||157 11-3 t||T O'Brien||D E Splaine||99||8/1|
Obispo (IRE) 26
|7||156 11-2 h||C A McBratney||B R Dalton||98||11/1|
|8||153 10-13 pt||M Cullinane||John Winston (4)||95||2/1f|
High Talk (IRE) 20
|9||153 10-13 t||M M McNiff||M P Butler||95||14/1|
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 8
|10||143 10-3||P J Rothwell||A Ring (4)||85||12/1|
Best Of Bocelli (IRE)
||9||11-5||M P Sunderland||M N Doran||15/2|
GEORGIE, runner-up in a Limerick handicap over hurdles last month, went to Galway for a handicap over fences a fortnight later and came home with his head in his chest. He's on such a lowly mark that he will be a short price to complete a quick double and should do so. Drumlister is 13lb higher than his only victory over hurdles and will find this tough while Musawama isn't well handicapped compared to his chase rating. High Talk has been well beaten over fences on his last two starts but did much better when narrowly beaten over hurdles in August and looks the main threat.
Musawama (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 3rd before last, kept on to 2nd again run-in, no impression winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Decade Player (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Oct.
Drumlister (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching 6 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 23l behind Wildcatted (10-4) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Moncherie (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Started well behind, fell 2nd, in a race won by Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct, 14 ran.
Georgie 10-3 (9-12) Waited with, 7th early, closer in 3rd 3 out, led last, soon clear, stayed on well, very easily, won at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Oct beating Yeoman (10-3) by 11l, 10 ran.
Obispo (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division and 6th halfway, pushed along in 7th after 4 out, no threat from next and kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 20l behind Shrapnel (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs gf in Oct.
Second Glance (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led, soon clear, reduced lead from before 6 out, headed from 3 out, soon lost place and no impression, 12th of 13, 23l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 8th of 14, 47l behind Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
High Talk (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, last approaching 5 out, some progress but still off the pace before 3 out, moderate 4th before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 27l behind Pat Garrett (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Oct.
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 15, well behind Liz's D'estruval (10-11) at Listowel 2m 3f mrs beg chs gd in Jun.
Castle Anshan (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and dropped to moderate 7th entering straight, no extra, 7th of 15, 32l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.