Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-123) 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, 13 runners)
- Winner €12,074 2nd €2,800 3rd €1,225 4th €700
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 28.10s
- Off time: 14:46:17
|1st||2 Never Enough Time||4/1|
|3rd||4 Golden Plan||2½||14/1|
Luska Lad (IRE) 12
|10||166 11-12 p||J J Hanlon||C D Timmons (4)||123||8/1|
Never Enough Time (IRE) 27
|6||159 11-5||T Foley||G N Fox (4)||116||4/1|
Royal Flight (IRE) 28
|6||158 11-4||C Roche||J S McGarvey (2)||115||6/1|
Golden Plan (IRE) 26
|8||157 11-3||Mark Fahey||S E Butler (2)||114||14/1|
|5||156 11-2||E Bolger||K C Sexton (4)||115||11/4f|
Good As Gold 25
|6||153 10-13||P A Fahy||S A Shortall (4)||110||10/1|
Moyvic (IRE) 22
|5||153 10-13||A J Martin||M P Butler||112||14/1|
Danequest (IRE) 62
|5||152 10-12||R Sweeney||A F O'Neill (4)||111||20/1|
Sacre Malta (FR) 11
|8||148 10-8||William P Murphy||C M Walsh (4)||105||8/1|
On My Own (IRE) 11
|10||142 10-2||P Fenton||A Ring (4)||99||25/1|
Cassells Rock (IRE) 26
|4||138 9-12||A J Martin||J Brennan (4)||111||7/1|
Obispo (IRE) 11
|8||136 9-10||C A McBratney||B R Dalton||92||33/1|
Milan Ridge (IRE) 33
|6||136 9-10||C Bowe||L A McKenna (4) (ex1)||90||33/1|
Rory Anna (IRE)
||7||11-10||J J Walsh||D J Bates||12/1|
ROYAL FLIGHT had been running so poorly that her rating plummeted to 101 at Down Royal last month where she bounced back to form having been very well supported. The assessor has had his revenge with a massive 14lb rise but she won with such ease that a follow-up looks likely. Federici is looking a smart prospect on heavy ground and completed a double in fine style at Tramore. He's very much on the upgrade and an 8lb rise is halved by his jockey's claim. Golden Plan will also love the conditions though the winning point-to-pointer would prefer a longer trip. Moyvic has been well beaten in maidens but makes his handicap debut along with stablemate Cassells Rock, who appears to have more of a chance after showing his first sign of form over timber behind Windsor Queen at Limerick. Never Enough Time has run well enough in his last two starts to be considered.
Never Enough Time (IRE) 7-4fav (10-3) Soon chased leaders, briefly impeded 3 out, moderate 2nd straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Rocky Wednesday (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Danequest (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, pushed along after 4 out and no threat in straight, kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 20l behind Spacious Sky (10-2) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Golden Plan (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Chased leaders, moderate 5th from 7 out, no extra from 3 out,, 5th of 10, 45l behind Captainofthefleet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Federici 13-8fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, a little slow 3rd, on terms from 3 out, raced wide approaching next and soon led, clear from before last, stayed on well, won at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Pleased As Punch (10-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
Good As Gold 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd before last, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace run-in, 7th of 10, 10l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Milan Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th and ridden 3 out, no impression from next, 8th of 18, 31l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Luska Lad (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead briefly 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, no extra run-in, 6th of 7, 14l behind City Slicker (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl.
On My Own (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, no danger approaching straight, 21st of 24, well behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Sacre Malta (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, 17th approaching straight, ridden to chase leaders and no impression from 2 out where not fluent, kept on same pace, 8th of 24, 18l behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Cassells Rock (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, good headway to chase leaders approaching straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, chased winner last, stayed on well run-in without ever looking likely to bridge the gap,, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Windsor Queen (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Obispo (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 24, 24l behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Moyvic (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, progress to dispute 4 out, headed approaching straight and dropped to 5th 2 out, soon no extra,, 5th of 22, 32l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Royal Flight (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 4 out, slight mistake 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec beating Luddsdenene (10-3) by 2l, 17 ran.