Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle (95-123) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 25 runners)
- Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 54.30s
- Off time: 15:40:07
|1st||16 Master Oscar||14/1|
|2nd||1 Flatfoot Boogie||½||20/1|
|3rd||24 Go Paddy Go||nse||16/1|
|4th||21 Memories Of Milan||nk||20/1|
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 10
|9||166 11-12||N F Glynn||B R Dalton||123||20/1|
The Winkler (IRE) 69
|5||166 11-12||E Doyle||M P Butler||123||28/1|
Radmores Revenge 9
|11||165 11-11 p||Mrs S Leech||C Wallis (2)||122||50/1|
Beau Michael 18
|10||164 11-10 pt||A McGuinness||D E Splaine||121||22/1|
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 52
|6||164 11-10 h||D T Hughes||I J McCarthy||121||33/1|
Sweeney Tunes 62
|8||164 11-10 b||P Nolan||C M Walsh (4)||121||40/1|
Aladdins Cave 10
|10||161 11-7 p||C A Murphy||P D Kennedy (2)||118||14/1|
Cracking Man (IRE) 274
|6||161 11-7 t||M O'Hare||D A McCormack (2)||118||40/1|
Sea Light (IRE) 95
|6||160 11-6||C Byrnes||G N Fox (4)||117||7/2|
Mister Benedictine 231
|11||159 11-5 pt||B W Duke||C Brassil (4)||116||25/1|
On The Way Out (IRE) 17
|11||159 11-5||J E Kiely||Mr H Derham||116||40/1|
Diyala (IRE) 138
|5||157 11-3 ht||G Elliott||John Winston (4)||114||33/1|
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 32
|9||157 11-3||R Murphy||G Malone (4)||114||33/1|
Sort It Out (IRE) 10
|5||156 11-2||E P Harty||R J Molloy||113||12/1|
Maguire's Glen (IRE) 19
|6||155 11-1||Miss E Doyle||K C Sexton (2)||112||7/1|
Master Oscar (IRE) 31
|6||154 11-0 p||C Roche||J S McGarvey (2)||111||14/1|
Point The Toes (IRE) 13
|9||154 11-0 pt||Mark Fahey||S E Butler (2)||111||40/1|
Ghareer (IRE) 10
|10||153 10-13||J Morrison||B Hayes (2)||110||20/1|
Foot Soldier (IRE) 10
|5||152 10-12 p||C F Swan||B F Cawley (4)||109||25/1|
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 8
|6||152 10-12||M Hourigan||S J Crimin (4)||109||25/1|
Memories Of Milan (IRE) 68
|8||151 10-11||J Queally||M G Nolan||108||20/1|
Asockastar (IRE) 10
|6||150 10-10||P J Colville||A Ring (4)||107||50/1|
Bell Weir 17
|6||150 10-10 p||E Doyle||A F O'Neill (4)||107||33/1|
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 19
|8||150 10-10 h||J Grace||M P Burke (4)||107||16/1|
Highbrow Blue (IRE) 19
|6||150 10-10||P Nolan||S A Shortall (4)||107||3/1f|
||12||108 p||Peter Maher||Reserve 1||105||NR|
||7||108||Brian M McMahon||Reserve 2||105||NR|
||7||108||C A Murphy||Reserve 3||105||NR|
||9||11-9||A McGuinness||D E Splaine||25/1|
Beau Michael is only a pound higher than winning this at a big price 12 months ago. He's had a couple of runs on the Flat since finishing tailed off at Wexford and David Splaine will give him every assistance from the saddle again. Sea Light was fourth in a Grade B handicap at Leopardstown in January after completing a hat-trick and must go on the short-list while Maguire's Glen has won over this trip at Cork and Wexford recently and may still be improving. The mare Diyala makes her handicap debut while Highbrow Blue is lightly-raced, though had to be switched to fences to get off the mark under Rules. ALADDINS CAVE has won seven times on the Flat and three times over hurdles. He caught the eye behind Daneking at Fairyhouse 10 days ago on his first run since scoring at Galway last July and looks as though he's been aimed at this meeting.
Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) In rear, progress on outer after 4 out, ridden entering straight, kept on one paced from 2 out, 7th of 16, 12l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Joseph Lister 16-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, ridden 4 out, no impression when mistake next, weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109.
Grove Field (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, slight mistake 4th, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 15, 44l behind Maguire's Glen (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Master Oscar (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Always prominent, led travelling smoothly before 2 out, clear from before last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn stks hvy in Mar beating Stolberg (11-10) by 3l, 9 ran.
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, 3rd 2 out and soon no extra, 10th of 23, 20l behind Lots Of Memories (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl.
Go Paddy Go (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th and ridden 3 out, 5th next, went 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 11l behind Maguire's Glen (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Memories Of Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, 6th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 11l behind Another Challenge (11-6) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Highbrow Blue (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped well, improved to lead 3 out, went clear before next, ridden along entering straight, stayed on strongly run-in, easily, won at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft beating Killtilane Rose (11-5) by 16l, 15 ran.
Point The Toes (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden after 7th, effort 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Polly Peachum (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd, 19 ran.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th before straight, no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 13l behind Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140.
Nearly Nama'd (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Towards rear, some progress and ridden after 3 out, moderate 9th 2 out, soon no impression, 7th of 17, 17l behind Sammy Black (10-0) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Maguire's Glen (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway into 4th 3 out, 3rd next, pushed along to lead entering straight, kept on well under pressure run-in, comfortably, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft beating Horendus Hulabaloo (11-3) by 6l, 15 ran.
On The Way Out (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closer in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, left 3rd 2 out, 2nd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Notimetoserve (9-13) at Tramore 2m 6f.
Sort It Out (IRE) 7-4fav (10-7) Chased leaders, moderate 7th after 3rd, lost place and dropped towards rear before 6 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Blacklough (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140, 17 ran.
The Winkler (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon chased leaders, dropped towards rear and ridden 5 out, behind next, completely tailed off, 6th of 10, dis behind Don Poli (10-13) at Clonmel 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Aladdins Cave 14-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, stayed on into 8th entering straight, no impression when hampered 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 20l behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.
Ghareer (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along and progress on outer from after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders straight, challenged from before last, led and stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 beating Danequest (11-5) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Sea Light (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression in 6th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 24, 15l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Led 1st, soon headed and tracked leader in 2nd, progress to lead after 2 out, asserted approaching last and stayed on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl beating Lo Siento (11-4) by 4l, 14 ran.
Mister Benedictine 25-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, lost place and ridden approaching 2 out, soon no extra, last of 6, 46l behind Captain Arceus (11-8) at Galway 2m 4f hdl gf in Sep.
Radmores Revenge 12-1 (11-5) Held up well in rear, steady headway into 5th at 7th, pushed along before 4 out, plugged on to 3rd 2 out, no impression, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Fear Glic (11-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Sweeney Tunes 9-1 (11-1) Led, headed approaching 3rd where slightly slow and reminder, bad mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Letter Of Credit (11-0) at Thurles 2m 2f chs 0-145 hvy in Feb, 4 ran.
Asockastar (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Towards rear, slight mistake 1st, mistake 2nd, ridden and no extra 3 out, 17th of 20, 50l behind Pivot Bridge (9-11) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Diyala (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, slight mistake 4th, 4th before 4 out, mistake and ridden 3 out, no impression and weakened, 4th of 5, 46l behind Arnaud (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd in Dec.
Beau Michael 16-1 (11-6) Led, headed 2nd, 3rd from 4th, ridden and dropped to 5th 3 out, no extra after next, eased in straight, tailed off, last of 7, 45l behind Mister Hotelier (11-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl in Mar.
Cracking Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, 6th appproaching 2 out, ridden 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 19l behind Que Pasa (11-2) at Galway 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jul.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Mid-division, some progress on outer after 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, 14th of 16, 45l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Bell Weir 12-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 12, 18l behind Drive On Locky (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109.