Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:57
Full result
Result 15:00 Down Royal
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Court Jester 25/1
2nd 7 Miranour 6/1
3rd 2 Great Oak 6/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 52F211
Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 11
  • T:P Hughes
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: 52F211
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 P Hughes T C Carroll (2) 100 3/1
2 122431
YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 17
  • T:J W Nicholson
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 122431
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 J W Nicholson M A Enright (2) 96 6/4f
3 00-5020
ORANGE, black star, orange cap, white stars Vapiano (IRE) 31
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: 00-5020
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 G Elliott K M Donoghue 95 6/1
4 546460
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 59
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 546460
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t P O Brady R P Treacy (4) 93 14/1
5 0660-
White, red triple diamond & sleeves, red star on cap Quintara (IRE) 77
  • T:M Torrens
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 0660-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 M Torrens B R Dalton (2) 96 8/1
6 01P0-00
YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Al Dafa (USA) 35
  • T:P Stafford
  • J:G Malone
  • Form: 01P0-00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 P Stafford G Malone (4) 88 25/1
7 0UU-F14
WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Miranour 46
  • T:L Lennon
  • J:M W Bowes
  • Form: 0UU-F14
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 L Lennon M W Bowes (2) 88 6/1
8 79-0453
WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 42
  • T:Miss S Barkley
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 79-0453
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 Miss S Barkley S E Butler (4) 88 10/1
9 2232-46
RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Lord Multifix (IRE) 88
  • T:N McKnight
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 2232-46
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10b
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 b N McKnight P D Kennedy (2) 85 14/1
10 B086-F
PURPLE, white cap Court Jester (IRE) 233
  • T:S Wilson
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: B086-F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 S Wilson J S McGarvey (4) 83 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Bay Of Kotor (IRE)
  • T:J Larkin
  • J:A P Thornton
5 11-11 J Larkin A P Thornton 1/1
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In depth

Verdict

Rookery Rebel is 13lb lower than his chase mark but doesn't win very often as a strike-rate of 1-39 under Rules suggests. Khan Tengri isn't badly treated but has run poorly recently so this looks between the in-form pair Great Oak and SPEED DIAL. The former was a very lucky winner over fences at Cork last time as she was struggling in third when left clear at the last. She's on a lenient mark over hurdles and must be a threat but it's Speed Dial who gets the vote to complete a hat-trick as Tim Carroll produced his mount, who needs to be held up, with a perfectly timed run at Fairyhouse and a 6lb rise looks manageable.

Formwatch

Court Jester (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, fell 5th, in a race won by Flemross (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 19 ran.

Miranour 7-2 (12-0) Alw pr, ld & on terms 2out, no ex last, ko, 4th of 18, 19l behind Hi Vic (12-0) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.

Great Oak (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up early, headway into 4th at 5th, 2nd after 5 out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd 3 out, kept on one pace, left in lead last, won at Cork 2m 1f mares nov chs Grade 3 (1) sft beating Our Girl Lucy (10-11) by 6l, 8 ran.

Speed Dial 4-1fav (10-7) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, progress into 3rd and ridden next, disputing 2nd at last, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft beating Luke's Benefit (11-5) by 1l, 10 ran.

Lord Multifix (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Mid div, not qckn 4out, sn wknd to rr, ko bhnd, last of 6, 20l behind Indigo Blue (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep.

Vapiano (IRE) 11-2fav (10-13) Mid-division on inner, 7th entering straight, 6th 2 out, no impression, 12th of 19, 32l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.

Khan Tengri (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 12th of 15, 33l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.

Quintara (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Never a factor, 18th of 19, well behind Colls Corner (11-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Feb.

Al Dafa (USA) 25-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, 10th of 14, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.

Rookery Rebel (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Led, driven along approaching 3 out, strongly pressed next and headed soon after last, no impression in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Urban Gale (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.