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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 28.10s
  • Off time: 14:46:17
Full result
Result 14:45 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Never Enough Time 4/1
2nd 8 Danequest 10 20/1
3rd 4 Golden Plan 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3/6-4396
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 12
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:C D Timmons
  • Form: 3/6-4396
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 p J J Hanlon C D Timmons (4) 123 8/1
2 10-P923
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Never Enough Time (IRE) 27
  • T:T Foley
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 10-P923
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 T Foley G N Fox (4) 116 4/1
3 008901
Maroon, white star, light green sleeves, maroon cap Royal Flight (IRE) 28
  • T:C Roche
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 008901
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 C Roche J S McGarvey (2) 115 6/1
4 3330-35
WHITE, maroon disc, maroon sleeves, striped cap Golden Plan (IRE) 26
  • T:Mark Fahey
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 3330-35
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 Mark Fahey S E Butler (2) 114 14/1
5 35711
Red, yellow braces, white sleeves & cap Federici 22
  • T:E Bolger
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 35711
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 E Bolger K C Sexton (4) 115 11/4f
6 424727
RED, white hoop, white sleeves, white cap, red star Good As Gold 25
  • T:P A Fahy
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 424727
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 P A Fahy S A Shortall (4) 110 10/1
7 8795
BLACK & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves & cap Moyvic (IRE) 22
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 8795
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 A J Martin M P Butler 112 14/1
8 336-010
DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Danequest (IRE) 62
  • T:R Sweeney
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: 336-010
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 R Sweeney A F O'Neill (4) 111 20/1
9 80-0228
Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) 11
  • T:William P Murphy
  • J:C M Walsh
  • Form: 80-0228
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 William P Murphy C M Walsh (4) 105 8/1
10 514/0U-0
DARK BLUE, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap On My Own (IRE) 11
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 514/0U-0
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
10 142 10-2 P Fenton A Ring (4) 99 25/1
11 9502
White, dark blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Cassells Rock (IRE) 26
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:J Brennan
  • Form: 9502
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 A J Martin J Brennan (4) 111 7/1
12 650P89
YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 11
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 650P89
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 136 9-10 C A McBratney B R Dalton 92 33/1
13 00-P608
YELLOW, red spots, hooped cap Milan Ridge (IRE) 33
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: 00-P608
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 C Bowe L A McKenna (4) (ex1) 90 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Rory Anna (IRE)
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:D J Bates
7 11-10 J J Walsh D J Bates 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.