Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, 15 runners)
- Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 50.30s
- Off time: 15:20:47
|1st||12 Rating Queen||33/10f|
|2nd||9 High Class Show||½||14/1|
|3rd||10 Serra Nova||7||8/1|
Imperial Breeze (IRE) 380
|7||166 11-12 t||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (4)||95||20/1|
Railway Vic (IRE) 23
|5||166 11-12 bt||S K Ryder||R J Jones||95||12/1|
Littletown Lass (IRE) 16
|7||164 11-10 b1||S Byrne||P D Kennedy (2)||93||14/1|
Bobsthewizard (IRE) 516
|10||163 11-9||F Flood||B Hayes (4)||92||16/1|
Summers King (IRE) 23
|4||163 11-9 t||P Carey||S J Gray||95||16/1|
Sids Choice 90
|6||162 11-8||G T Lynch||J Kerse (4)||91||20/1|
Paddys Pride (IRE) 39
|5||161 11-7||John O'Shaughnessy||D E Splaine (4)||90||16/1|
High Class Show (IRE) 36
|7||160 11-6 b1||J J Walsh||M Enright (2)||89||14/1|
Serra Nova (IRE) 30
|7||160 11-6||Daniel G Murphy||T Carroll (2)||89||8/1|
Ever Dreaming (USA) 33
|7||157 11-3||J Morrison||G Malone (4)||86||20/1|
Rating Queen (IRE) 29
|11||156 11-2||Miss E Doyle||K Sexton (4)||85||33/10f|
Picton Pride (IRE) 33
|6||155 11-1||D Ahern||H D Dunne (4)||84||20/1|
World Citizen (IRE) 5
|6||155 11-1||D McDonogh||S Crmin (4)||84||5/1|
Short Grass (IRE) 15
|7||154 11-0 bt||C Roche||J S McGarvey (4)||83||7/2|
Valours Minion (IRE) 9
|9||151 10-11 t||V T O'Brien||B R Dalton (2)||80||20/1|
||5||1112||Miss A Mooney||M J Bolger||95||NR|
SHORT GRASS can take this as though he has only shown a modicum of ability it didn't prevent a plunge on his recent start at Clonmel. That wasn't the first time he's been well backed and his supporters will be getting despondent as he was beaten fairly and squarely by Chu Chu Thomas. The assessor has given him another 3lb but Rating Queen, who was over 5l behind Chu Chu Thomas at Clonmel earlier, has plenty to do on a line through the winner as does World Citizen, who finished fourth when the selection was runner-up. Littletown Lass has had a couple of recent runs over fences but hasn't looked happy and should be more at home back over timber. She's not badly treated and will like the conditions while Serra Nova is better than he showed at Punchestown last time.
Let Me Fly (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) In rear, no impression from 5 out, 10th of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Rating Queen (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 4th 4 out, ridden to lead after 3 out, headed before 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 5l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
High Class Show (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Mid-division, dropped to rear halfway, no threat and kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 25l behind Cool Oscar (11-9) at Thurles 2m 6f am hcp hdle 80-95 in Oct.
Serra Nova (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, no impression from next, 9th of 16, 42l behind Last Time D'albain (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Oct.
Bobsthewizard (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led and disputed, ridden and headed before 3 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, weakened, 9th of 16, 20l behind Corrick Bridge (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 8Evens09 gf in Jul '11.
Short Grass (IRE) 4-1 (10-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, under pressure in 2nd when slight mistake last, kept on same pace and no impression winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-9) at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Valours Minion (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Prominent in chasing group, closer order 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from next, 8th of 14, 39l behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Imperial Breeze (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Savello (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov '11.
Railway Vic (IRE) 18-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Lady Olwyn (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
World Citizen (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Prominent, led from 4th, headed and ridden 3 out, no impression, 5th of 19, 12l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders in 4th, headway after halfway and went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and dropped to 3rd approaching 2 out, soon no extra, weakened, 3rd of 7, 37l behind Lookoutnow (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft.
Paddys Pride (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) 6th of 11, 43l behind Vic Chic (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Oct.
Ever Dreaming (USA) 25-1 (10-12) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Big Generator (11-7) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct, 13 ran.
Summers King (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 14, 14l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Sids Choice 8-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, no extra from 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Definite Knockoff (10-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep, 17 ran.
Picton Pride (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ld, running free aftr a mile, jnd bef 3out, hdd 3out, wknd qckly & poor 4th 2out, mstk last, 3rd of 6, well behind Dawn Flyer (11-7) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct.