Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (6yo+, 2m 4f, 14 runners)
  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 52.10s
  • Off time: 18:50:16
Full result
Result 18:50 Roscommon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Up The Hill 6/1
2nd 5 Festival Opera 7/1
3rd 1 Blackstone Edge 13 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P/PP-1
CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Blackstone Edge (IRE) 47
  • T:C Ross
  • J:D J Benson
  • Form: P/PP-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 C Ross D J Benson (4) 25/1
2 400-
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Castlecave (IRE) 233
  • T:D A McLoughlin
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: 400-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell 25/1
3 9743/0P-
EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Chakisto (FR) 296
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 9743/0P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 E Doyle I J McCarthy 12/1
4 0-P
PINK, black panel, check cap Father Melvin (IRE) 15
  • T:J R Finn
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 0-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 J R Finn S A Shortall (4) 66/1
5 0029-79
Dark blue, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Festival Opera (IRE) 28
  • T:J P Dempsey
  • J:L P Dempsey
  • Form: 0029-79
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 1
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (4) 1 7/1
6 UP44-31
YELLOW, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 36
  • T:T Cleary
  • J:Patrick Eamonn Corbett
  • Form: UP44-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 T Cleary Patrick Eamonn Corbett (2) 14/1
7 5228P/6
Light blue, light blue cap, royal blue diamond Share Wood (IRE) 48
  • T:C Moore
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 5228P/6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 t1 C Moore P D Kennedy (2) 95 9/1
8 5/P-U584
MAROON & YELLOW HALVED, yellow cap Stop Road Lad (IRE) 17
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 5/P-U584
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 T Doyle M P Burke (4) 93 7/2f
9 7-4
Brown, white cross of lorraine, white spots on sleeves, brown cap, white spots Uachtaran (IRE) 42
  • T:J H Scott
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: 7-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 J H Scott L A McKenna (4) 7/1
10 3U-0576
YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Up The Hill 14
  • T:J W Nicholson
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 3U-0576
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 J W Nicholson K C Sexton (2) 93 6/1
11 PP-
Pink & white diamonds Virgil Hilts (IRE) 93
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: PP-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t1 J C McConnell D E Splaine 40/1
12 P0P-P50
Emerald green, red disc, red spots on sleeves, emerald green cap, red spots Becheri (IRE) 17
  • T:G Webb
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: P0P-P50
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 G Webb B R Dalton 79 50/1
13 78/0P-00
Dark blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlet, black & white check cap Dolly Varden (IRE) 28
  • T:S K Ryder
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 78/0P-00
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 t S K Ryder G N Fox (4) 25/1
14 5508-P6
MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Tikka Light (IRE) 36
  • T:W J Burke
  • J:J J Burke
  • Form: 5508-P6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11b1
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 b1 W J Burke J J Burke (4) 102 9/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   All Or Now (IRE)
  • T:B T Murphy
  • J:B F Cawley
8 11-4 B T Murphy B F Cawley 25/1
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Betting

Forecast

Stop Road Lad (7/2), Tikka Light (9/2), Up The Hill (6/1), Festival Opera (7/1), Uachtaran (7/1), Share Wood (9/1), Chakisto (12/1), Glebeparkhawk (14/1), Blackstone Edge (25/1), Castlecave (25/1), Dolly Varden (25/1), Virgil Hilts (40/1), Becheri (50/1), Father Melvin (66/1)

In depth

Verdict

Tikka Light is clear on official ratings but she hasn't convinced this year and is overlooked. Uachtaran was a 100/1 chance when fourth to King Leon at Ballinrobe and won't need to improve much to take a hand here while Up The Hill has shown the occasional flashes of form and won't mind the ground or distance. Blackstone Edge and Glebeparkhawk are both recent winners between the flags but in a moderate event it's STOP ROAD LAD who gets the nod as he was noted staying on over the minimum on fast going at Gowran last month.

Formwatch

Up The Hill 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 2 out, moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 13l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.

Festival Opera (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up, 15th halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from after 4 out, 9th of 18, 38l behind Ellie Mia (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun.

Blackstone Edge (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, slt prog to cl 5th 5out, eff to jn ldrs 2out, wo sn aftr, slt adv last, qcknd best run-in, won at Fairyhouse 3m ire ptp gs in May beating Better B Quick (12-2) by 2l, 9 ran.

Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Made most, kow when chall aftr 2out, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating An Tarbh Og (11-6) by 3l, 10 ran.

Stop Road Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, closer in 10th 3 out, soon ridden, went 6th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 19, 8l behind Mojito Royale (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.

Becheri (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 13th of 19, 30l behind Mojito Royale (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jun.

Uachtaran (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Towards rear, progress into 8th 3 out, moderate 7th next, soon ridden, kept on without threatening, never nearer, 4th of 15, 16l behind King Leon (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.

Virgil Hilts (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Pr, 3l 2nd 1/2way, mstk 8th, rdn to hold pos 9th, lst tch 4out, cto 3out, wknd 2out, pu last, in a race won by Anthem Royale (11-6) at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 11 ran.

Chakisto (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Hampered and pulled up badly injured early, in a race won by Theos Well (11-7) at Listowel 2m NH flat in Sep, 18 ran.

Father Melvin (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Towards rear, pushed along from 5 out, tailed off when slow jump 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by King Leon (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl gf in Jun, 8 ran.

Share Wood (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 29l behind Back To Bracka (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f cond mdn hdle sft in May.

Tikka Light (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped slightly right 1st, 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 18l behind Ask Vic (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun.

Castlecave (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Held up, moderate 12th before halfway, no extra 4 out, tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov.

Dolly Varden (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 18, 39l behind Ballychorus (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.