Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 17 runners)
- Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 35.50s
- Off time: 15:10:55
|3rd||2 Wicklow Lad||3¼||14/1|
Bobbina (IRE) 52
|6||166 11-12||B R Hamilton||D G Lavery (4)||109||12/1|
Wicklow Lad 33
|9||162 11-8 b||F Flood||P D Kennedy (2)||105||14/1|
Maccas Lad (IRE) 14
|8||159 11-5||P O Brady||R P Treacy (4)||102||10/1|
Monelissio (IRE) 14
|6||159 11-5 b1||P Casey||B F Cawley (4)||102||14/1|
|8||157 11-3 t||G Hayes||M P Burke (4)||100||8/1|
Stop The Clock (IRE) 47
|5||156 11-2||C Roche||J S McGarvey (4)||100||5/2f|
Whosaidso (IRE) 44
|10||156 11-2||D Cullen||M A Enright (2)||99||20/1|
Raven's Feather (IRE) 49
|6||155 11-1||Miss E Doyle||D J Bates||98||14/1|
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 14
|6||149 10-9||G Elliott||C D Maxwell||92||20/1|
Mags Millar (IRE) 110
|8||148 10-8 t1||P M Pierce||M N Doran (2)||91||33/1|
Hazariban (IRE) 24
|4||147 10-7 t||S Fahey||K C Sexton (4)||104||5/1|
Jabus (IRE) 16
|7||147 10-7 t1||A Oliver||D E Splaine (2)||90||16/1|
Martin Cash (IRE) 44
|7||147 10-7||M Cunningham||M J Bolger||90||16/1|
Sultana Belle (IRE) 47
|5||146 10-6||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (4)||90||25/1|
World Citizen (IRE) 37
|7||143 10-3||D McDonogh||S J Crimin (4)||86||10/1|
Cantrell (IRE) 44
|10||138 9-12 p||H Smyth||A F O'Neill (4)||81||33/1|
Edmundo (IRE) 23
|7||137 9-11||R P Rath||B R Dalton (2)||80||11/2|
On My Own (IRE)
||8||10-10||P Fenton||R J Jones||4/1|
World Citizen bounced back to form at Punchestown on New Year's Eve but didn't run up to that form here last month. He can do better but it's the consistent HAZARIBAN, who makes his handicap debut from what looks a fair mark after several decent efforts in maidens, who is given the nod in a very open contest. Stop The Clock is another having her first start in a handicap and there was plenty to like about last month's victory at Thurles where she was well supported. There's more to come from her and she is on the short-list as is Thepartysover, who battled to victory at Naas last month and still looks reasonably treated. Raven's Feather is still a maiden and was runner-up in a four-horse race last time.
Edmundo (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Competitive Edge (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
Whosaidso (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression straight, 12th of 15, 32l behind Thepartysover (10-11) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) in Jan.
Wicklow Lad 33-1 (10-4) Prominent, 2nd halfway, disputed lead approaching 3 out, headed entering straight and dropped to 4th 2 out, no extra, 7th of 16, 13l behind Sherika (9-5) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Jan.
Bobbina (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Led, clear before 4th, extended lead before halfway, reduced advantage 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 44l behind Zuzka (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.
Maccas Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression from before 2 out, 4th of 9, 12l behind Dactik (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.
Hazariban (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, dropped to 4th before last, 4th of 13, 14l behind Fatcatinthehat (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Monelissio (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, 3rd entering straight, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 10, 7l behind Smart Money (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
World Citizen (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to challenge 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 21l behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Stop The Clock (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead 3 out and asserted after next, pushed out run-in and kept on well, won at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan beating Peinora (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Towards rear, some modest headway from 3 out, no impression, 6th of 14, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Thepartysover 9-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, dropped to 9th entering straight, ridden in 8th on inner 2 out, 3rd at last, stayed on well on inner to lead close home, won at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) in Jan beating Fair Dilemma (11-8) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway approaching straight and went 4th before 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 17l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan.
Cantrell (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 15, 44l behind Thepartysover (10-11) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) in Jan.
Martin Cash (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 10th of 15, 28l behind Thepartysover (10-11) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) in Jan.
Raven's Feather (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Led and disputed, not fluent 5 out, headed before 2 out, soon no impression, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 4, 13l behind Lookoutnow (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Jabus (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 9th 3 out, ridden and no impression after 2 out, 10th of 13, 33l behind Born In Fire (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Mags Millar (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place before 4 out, soon no impression, 11th of 17, 36l behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.