Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m 2f

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f, 13 runners)
  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Yielding (Chase - Yielding to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 52.50s
  • Off time: 13:56:27
Full result
Result 13:55 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Best Of Bocelli 15/2
2nd 6 Edmundo 3 14/1
3rd 13 Reality Dose ½ 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2219P-U
White, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Pink cap Jolily (IRE) 14
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 2219P-U
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 T Doyle M P Burke (4) 107 12/1
2 09-6P52
Maroon, white hoop, white chevrons on sleeves, maroon cap Venture Lazarus (IRE) 11
  • T:P Breen
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 09-6P52
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 P Breen M G Nolan (4) 106 9/2j
3 22-6982
PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Annacarton (IRE) 14
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 22-6982
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 t J J Mangan D E Splaine (4) 105 9/2j
4 0-54254
YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 12
  • T:M P Sunderland
  • J:M N Doran
  • Form: 0-54254
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 M P Sunderland M N Doran (2) 100 15/2
5 3375P0
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Duroob 39
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 3375P0
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 P O Brady R P Treacy (4) 97 16/1
6 0137-0P
YELLOW & GREY HOOPS, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Edmundo (IRE) 21
  • T:R P Rath
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 0137-0P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 R P Rath B R Dalton (2) 97 14/1
7 07080-0
MAROON & WHITE DIAMONDS, white cap Nivek's Dream (IRE) 103
  • T:P Martin
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 07080-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 P Martin M P Butler (2) 94 14/1
8 533536
Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Banna Beach (IRE) 14
  • T:S Neville
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 533536
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9b
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 b S Neville B Hayes (4) 90 13/2
9 7/157-FP
BROWN, yellow sash, yellow cap with brown star Moi Desire (IRE) 11
  • T:P T Flavin
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 7/157-FP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 P T Flavin H D Dunne (4) 89 14/1
10 426-B00
Purple, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple and yellow striped cap Popaflora 8
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 426-B00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 P J Rothwell A Ring (4) 88 12/1
12 070064
MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Gerbera (IRE) 65
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 070064
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 p P J Rothwell M A Enright (2) 85 14/1
13 580032/
Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 760
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:D J Bates
  • Form: 580032/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (2) 85 11/1
14 5-F7140
PURPLE, white epaulettes, white cap, purple spots Flamenco Prince 39
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:S J Crimin
  • Form: 5-F7140
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10b
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
8 136 9-10 b P O Brady S J Crimin (4) 77 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
11 7-65139
Clancy Strand (NZ) 58
  • Nag Me
  • T:N Madden
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 7-65139
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 104 N Madden J S McGarvey 85 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Hans Crescent (FR)
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:M W Bowes
6 11-4 M Hourigan M W Bowes 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

Annacarton, seven times a winner between the flags, ran very well behind Son Of Moyne here last month but that was over a much longer trip and this looks on the short side. VENTURE LAZARUS hasn't had much racing and there was plenty to like about his recent second to Yeoman at Galway. This is his trip and he gets the nod despite his big weight. Best Of Bocelli has yet to win a race of any description and needs quick ground but Banna Beach, who was behind Annacarton here last time, will have found the trip much too far and is better judged on an earlier run at Clonmel when narrowly beaten by Island Peak. Jolily is another who appears to need much further while Duroob, who would have a chance at his best, arrives out of form.

Formwatch

Clancy Strand (NZ) 13-2 (11-5) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 50l behind Golden Kite (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.

Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Prominent and disputed lead, ridden to lead before 2 out, strongly pressed and headed early straight, soon dropped to 4th and no extra, 4th of 16, 7l behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Edmundo (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division on outer, in touch after 4 out, no extra and in rear when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct, 21 ran.

Reality Dose (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Alw pr, 2nd til ld 9th, hdd 5out, clr 2nd from 3out, ko no dngr, 2nd of 13, 15l behind Lions In Law (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gd in Oct '10.

Annacarton (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 9th after 5 out, moderate 5th 2 out, went 4th before last and kept on run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.

Jolily (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct, 18 ran.

Nivek's Dream (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 14, well behind Drumlister (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul.

Duroob 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 17, 30l behind Handsome Dan (10-9) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.

Banna Beach (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 18, 23l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.

Flamenco Prince 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 18, 28l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.

Popaflora 50-1 (11-12) Always behind, last of 13, well behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs sft in Oct.

Gerbera (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Led and clear, much reduced lead from before 3 out, headed next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 11l behind Claragh Native (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep.

Venture Lazarus (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd 2 out, bad mistake last, ridden and challenged entering straight, no extra in 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.

Moi Desire (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, pulled up before last, in a race won by Alf Wright (10-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct, 15 ran.