Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 20 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 53.90s
- Off time: 14:15:10
|1st||10 Green Energy||8/1|
|4th||5 Jim Bowie||nk||14/1|
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 9
|9||166 11-12 b||John G Carr||Mr K Cogley (2)||95||25/1|
False Prophet (IRE) 86
|8||166 11-12||A Stronge||Mr S D Bohan (4)||95||25/1|
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 40
|6||166 11-12||L Lennon||J M Moore (4)||95||12/1|
Solidago (IRE) 21
|7||166 11-12 v||S R B Crawford||A J Fox (4)||95||5/1f|
Jim Bowie (IRE) 15
|9||164 11-10 b1||J J Lambe||L A McKenna||93||14/1|
Lortzing (IRE) 130
|7||164 11-10 h||K Thornton||A Ring||93||12/1|
Ultra Light (FR) 25
|6||163 11-9 b||R Hennessy||C M Walsh||92||9/1|
Ever So Much (IRE) 26
|5||158 11-4||C F Swan||D Meyler (4)||88||8/1|
Beau Ballistic (IRE) 11
|6||156 11-2||Mrs S Dawson||S D Torrens (4)||85||33/1|
Green Energy 9
|7||156 11-2||Matthew J Smith||K M Smith (2)||85||8/1|
Garamor Boy (IRE) 44
|10||155 11-1 p1||P O Brady||M P Burke||84||33/1|
Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 26
|6||153 10-13 p1||P J Rothwell||T Dowling (4)||82||16/1|
Flamenco Prince 266
|10||153 10-13 b||P O Brady||M P Flanagan||82||33/1|
|7||153 10-13||A Mulholland||J P Holly||82||8/1|
Try It Sometime (IRE) 75
|6||153 10-13 t||F Flood||F J Hayes||82||7/1|
Barney King (IRE) 841
|10||151 10-11||John G Carr||D J Hickey (4)||80||33/1|
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 94
|7||151 10-11||D McDonogh||S J Crimin||80||10/1|
Korean (FR) 54
|13||151 10-11 p||D Cullen||J Brennan (2)||80||25/1|
Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 16
|9||151 10-11||M O'Hare||R J O'Hare (4)||80||20/1|
Personal Shopper 4
|7||151 10-11||H Smyth||R A Doyle||80||18/1|
||6||1111||P G Fahey||Reserve 1||94||NR|
Tyrone Tiger (IRE)
||7||11-9||Miss S Barkley||S E Butler||8/1|
Maple Valley Gold completed a double in a point-to-point and a maiden hurdle but may be better suited by quicker ground, a remark that also applies to Ultra Light who may do better when returning to fences. Barney King is the only one of these with a course and distance victory to his credit though that was a very long time ago and Brian The Warrior is still a maiden after 31 career starts, all but 10 over hurdles. Solidago's form figures look better than the reality as he's been well beaten at Musselburgh in his last couple of starts and he's another who could do with the ground drying out. JIM BOWIE doesn't have much to recommend him though his last two runs were over fences and his previous race behind the in-form Getoutwhenyoucan at Naas suggests he could just be good enough in a poor contest.
The Gentler (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 16l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Green Energy 25-1 (10-2) In rear, not fluent 5th, went distant 9th before straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 20, well behind Sydney Thompson (10-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Tillargon 9-2fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, progress into 9th 3 out, 6th 2 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra before last, 9th of 22, 17l behind Duty Dance (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Solidago (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Held up in touch in 4th, went 3rd after 9th, outpaced before 3 out, no impression in 3rd after, mistake last, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Katachenko (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 8th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Easy Vic (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft, 16 ran.
Ever So Much (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 10th and no impression before 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, 13th of 21, 39l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra in 9th 2 out, kept on one pace,, 9th of 12, 26l behind Off The Charts (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 in Jan.
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, closer in 5th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression straight, 7th of 13, well behind Gold Not Silver (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th after 3 out, under pressure in 6th 2 out, no impression in 4th when mistake last, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 16l behind Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec.
Beau Ballistic (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, went left at times, tracked leaders, led before 4th, headed after next, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Volcanic (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy, 4 ran.
Personal Shopper 8-1 (10-10) Prominent, weakened after 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Be My Present (11-8) at Hexham 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Garamor Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 6th before halfway, lost place from before 5 out, no extra from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Witness Of Fashion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Lortzing (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, pushed along and dropped to 8th entering straight, no extra, 11th of 18, 17l behind Famous Ballerina (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov.
False Prophet (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, weakened from 4 out, completely tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Korean (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along and no extra approaching 4 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Misty Lady (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Barney King (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Well off pace in mid-division until closer in 9th approaching 5 out, no extra approaching 2 out, 9th of 14, 47l behind Baby Whizz (11-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov '11.
Flamenco Prince 50-1 (10-13) Soon led, joined 4th, headed 6th, lost place under pressure from 7 out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, well behind Beachdale Lad (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f nov chs gf in Jun.
Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Led, ridden and headed after 4 out, weakened next, tailed off 2 out, 15th of 16, well behind Total Assets (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Dunroe Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, soon no extra and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Sydney Thompson (10-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft, 20 ran.
Ultra Light (FR) 8-1 (12-2) Held up towards rear, closed into 6th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 5th of 15, 19l behind Snowell (10-12) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Feb.
Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 11th and slight mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 22, 22l behind Duty Dance (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.