Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-123) 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, 11 runners)
- Winner €11,731 2nd €2,720 3rd €1,189 4th €680
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 32.80s
- Off time: 14:55:16
|1st||1 Rory Anna||12/1|
|2nd||2 Barneys Honour||4½||9/4f|
Rory Anna (IRE) 5
|7||164 11-10 p||J J Walsh||D J Bates (2)||116||12/1|
Barneys Honour (IRE) 11
|9||163 11-9 t||G Elliott||K M Donoghue||115||9/4f|
Total Reality (IRE) 23
|6||160 11-6||D Cullen||J S McGarvey (4)||112||20/1|
Alf Wright (IRE) 88
|7||159 11-5||E Doyle||M P Butler||111||7/1|
Treat Yourself (IRE) 27
|6||159 11-5||A L T Moore||G Malone (4)||111||7/2|
Chebona Bula 12
|7||158 11-4 t||E Doyle||A F O'Neill (4)||110||33/1|
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 1
|8||157 11-3 t||J J Mangan||Mr H D Dunne (4)||109||12/1|
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 23
|7||157 11-3||M McDonagh||M A Enright (2)||109||12/1|
Hospital (IRE) 60
|5||153 10-13 t||E McNamara||R J Jones||107||6/1|
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 15
|8||148 10-8 v||T Foley||T C Carroll (2)||100||7/1|
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 42
|5||147 10-7||P Hughes||B R Dalton (2)||101||33/1|
Concrete And Clay
||8||10-10||C O'Brien||M W Bowes||5/1|
Fair Dilemma looked to have a better chance at Limerick yesterday so that run should be monitored. Barneys Honour was having just his second run after a long absence when storming to victory at Navan but the handicapper has raised him a massive 14lb and this is much tougher. Alf Wright won a chase by 13 lengths last time and has shot up the weights as a consequence so it's no surprise to see connections taking advantage of a more lenient hurdles mark and he should go well. WHATDREAMSRMADEOF was conceding 4lb to Treat Yourself when beaten five lengths at Gowran and today's revised terms suggest she's very well handicapped, especially after her easy victory at Fairyhouse. She gets the nod though the novice Shesonlyahorse is progressing nicely as she showed in very testing conditions at Tramore.
Rory Anna (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leader in 3rd, ridden 2 out and no impression in 5th before last, kept on same pace without troubling winner to regain 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Tennis Cap (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl hvy.
Barneys Honour (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 3 out, travelled well to lead 2 out, clear before last where slight mistake, easily, won at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Chestnut Charlie (11-3) by 4l, 15 ran.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 4-1fav (11-9) Always prominent, 2nd and challenged from before 2 out, soon led, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy beating Tom's Last Euro (11-0) by 7l, 15 ran.
Alf Wright (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 4 out, ridden to assert early straight and in control when mistake last, kept on well, won at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct beating Code Of The West (10-13) by 13l, 15 ran.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 2 out, ridden to lead before last, strongly pressed run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Thepartysover (10-11) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109).
Treat Yourself (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Chased clear leader on inner, 7th halfway, headway after 3 out and 2nd next, disputed briefly early straight but dropped to 3rd before last, no impression and lost another place run-in, 4th of 14, 4l behind Flying Light (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 45l behind Umpact (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Hospital (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 19, 29l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Led and disputed, pressed from 2 out, stayed on well run-in to hold on at the finish, won at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Popmurphy (11-11) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Total Reality (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 14l behind Speed Dial (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl hvy.
Chebona Bula 14-1 (11-5) Always rear, no threat from 4 out, 8th of 9, well behind Rockyaboya (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.