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
- Winning time: 5m 51.60s
- Off time: 12:25:35
|3rd||11 Sea Master||1½||12/1|
Healys Bar (IRE) 20
|8||163 11-9 t||O McKiernan||S J Crimin (4)||113||10/1|
Royal Sam (IRE) 14
|7||163 11-9||G P Cromwell||C D Maxwell||113||16/1|
Bangonform (IRE) 23
|8||162 11-8||D E Fitzgerald||B F Cawley (4)||112||8/1|
Mister Farmer (FR) 48
|11||161 11-7 t||Martin Brassil||C Brassil (4)||111||12/1|
Hasty Times (IRE) 30
|7||159 11-5||J J Murphy||D E Splaine (4)||109||12/1|
Tarquinius (FR) 27
|9||159 11-5 t||G Elliott||K M Donoghue||109||9/2|
Jolily (IRE) 13
|10||155 11-1||T Doyle||M P Burke (4)||105||11/1|
Right Strategy (IRE) 169
|6||149 10-9||T G McCourt||T C Carroll (2)||99||25/1|
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 72
|6||149 10-9||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (2)||99||14/1|
Lascalahall (IRE) 14
|7||146 10-6||F Flood||M A Enright (2)||96||10/3f|
Sea Master (IRE) 30
|8||145 10-5||I Madden||J S McGarvey (4)||95||12/1|
North Star Lad (IRE) 21
|5||138 9-12||N Meade||S J Hassett||88||7/1|
Dont Tell De Purty 30
|6||136 9-10 t||A A Howard||M J Bolger (ex3)||86||16/1|
||9||101||P J Rothwell||I J McCarthy||91||NR|
Glam Gerry (IRE)
||7||11-6||C A Murphy||B Hayes||13/8|
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.
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.