Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase (0-116) 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, 13 runners)
  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 51.60s
  • Off time: 12:25:35
Full result
Result 12:25 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Tarquinius 9/2
2nd 7 Jolily 10 11/1
3rd 11 Sea Master 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7P/5604
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Healys Bar (IRE) 20
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:S J Crimin
  • Form: 7P/5604
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 t O McKiernan S J Crimin (4) 113 10/1
2 628625
ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Royal Sam (IRE) 14
  • T:G P Cromwell
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: 628625
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 G P Cromwell C D Maxwell 113 16/1
3 B21545
YELLOW, dark blue disc, check sleeves & cap Bangonform (IRE) 23
  • T:D E Fitzgerald
  • J:B F Cawley
  • Form: B21545
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 D E Fitzgerald B F Cawley (4) 112 8/1
4 521-P95
Emerald green, black slvs, white cap Mister Farmer (FR) 48
  • T:M Brassil
  • J:C Brassil
  • Form: 521-P95
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 t M Brassil C Brassil (4) 111 12/1
5 2358-04
EMERALD GREEN, brown cross of lorraine, brown armlet, quartered cap Hasty Times (IRE) 30
  • T:J J Murphy
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 2358-04
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 J J Murphy D E Splaine (4) 109 12/1
6 P3321P
YELLOW, red chevron, hooped sleeves & cap Tarquinius (FR) 27
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: P3321P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 t G Elliott K M Donoghue 109 9/2
7 9P-U5B6
White, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Pink cap Jolily (IRE) 13
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 9P-U5B6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 T Doyle M P Burke (4) 105 11/1
8 1-41460
Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow spots on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Right Strategy (IRE) 169
  • T:T G McCourt
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: 1-41460
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 T G McCourt T C Carroll (2) 99 25/1
9 P-93900
MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Scavenger Lad (IRE) 72
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: P-93900
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (2) 99 14/1
10 PF-7262
RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Lascalahall (IRE) 14
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: PF-7262
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 F Flood M A Enright (2) 96 10/3f
11 6F-984P
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sea Master (IRE) 30
  • T:I Madden
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 6F-984P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 I Madden J S McGarvey (4) 95 12/1
13 17F405
WHITE, large emerald green spots & sleeves, emerald green spots on cap North Star Lad (IRE) 21
  • T:N Meade
  • J:S J Hassett
  • Form: 17F405
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 N Meade S J Hassett 88 7/1
14 PPP85P
YELLOW, emerald green cross of lorraine, yellow & white quartered cap Dont Tell De Purty 30
  • T:A A Howard
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: PPP85P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10t
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 t A A Howard M J Bolger (ex3) 86 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
12 3-2P078
Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 3-2P078
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
9 101 P J Rothwell I J McCarthy 91 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Glam Gerry (IRE)
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:B Hayes
7 11-6 C A Murphy B Hayes 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

Lascalahall has yet to win over fences but is on his highest mark after finishing runner-up at Fairyhouse. The front-running TARQUINIUS gets the nod as he appeared to find 3m5f much too far last time and this is a more suitable trip as he showed when scoring on heavy ground at Punchestown. Jolily was in good form at this time a year ago and is dropping to a winning mark and though Healys Bar is still a maiden over fences he's generally raced in much better company. Bangonform disappointed at Clonmel last time while Mister Farmer looks better suited by longer trips.

Formwatch

Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 8th of 15, 47l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.

Tarquinius (FR) 9-2 (10-4) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders from 4th, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Murchu (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft, 12 ran.

Jolily (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 16l behind Sole Witness (11-6) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.

Sea Master (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra approaching 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 17 ran.

Royal Sam (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 15, 34l behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft.

Hasty Times (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Settled towards rear, headway into 5th 4 out, left 4th next but no impression from early straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Make A Track (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Nov.

Dont Tell De Purty 18-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders and kept wide, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra after 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 17 ran.

Scavenger Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Towards rear, some headway 4 out and 9th next, soon no extra, 11th of 21, well behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.

North Star Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) In rear, no impression from 5 out, 5th of 8, well behind The Westener Boy (11-11) at Navan 3m beg chase hvy.

Bangonform (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th approaching straight and no extra in 5th from 2 out, 5th of 15, 14l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.

Lascalahall (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, 3rd from 2 out, left 2nd at last, kept on one paced, 2nd of 16, 12l behind Robertstown Rover (9-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft.

Healys Bar (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Close 2nd, disputed lead 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, 3rd and no extra before 2 out, 4th of 7, 16l behind Glenquest (10-13) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs hvy.

Mister Farmer (FR) 5-1 (10-7) Led, joined 9th, headed approaching 2 out where dropped to 4th, no extra, 5th of 8, 19l behind Dancing Tornado (11-10) at Limerick 3m Handicap Chase (9yo+) hvy in Nov.

Right Strategy (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened, 11th of 15, 49l behind Aviatore (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.