Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 15 runners)
  • Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 35.60s
  • Off time: 15:06:51
Full result
Result 15:05 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 14 World Citizen 10/1
2nd 6 Corbally 16/1
3rd 12 Well Insured 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 969-761
Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) (ex6) 4
  • T:William P Murphy
  • J:C M Walsh
  • Form: 969-761
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 172 12-4 William P Murphy C M Walsh (2) 95 9/10f
2 89/0F-50
WHITE, emerald green panel, emerald green & pink quartered cap Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 36
  • T:Michael G Cleary
  • J:G Malone
  • Form: 89/0F-50
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Michael G Cleary G Malone 95 25/1
3 60-P0
Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamond on cap Thebarberkelly (IRE) 19
  • T:P McCreery
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 60-P0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P McCreery H D Dunne 95 11/1
4 452363
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Pretty Happy (IRE) 25
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: 452363
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 J A Berry A F O'Neill 93 8/1
5 F79-0P7
MAUVE Uptick Rule (IRE) 4
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: F79-0P7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 b P J Rothwell A Ring (2) 93 25/1
6 0070
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Corbally (IRE) 22
  • T:J Motherway
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 0070
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
4 162 11-8 J Motherway J S McGarvey 94 16/1
7 0-690
EMERALD GREEN, white seams, striped sleeves, orange cap Moonlone Lane (IRE) 22
  • T:P Stafford
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 0-690
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 P Stafford D R Fox 91 33/1
8 6/40587-
Maroon, pale blue slvs, maroon cuffs, check cap Larsen Bee (IRE) 255
  • T:W M Roper
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 6/40587-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7b1
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 b1 W M Roper M P Burke 90 25/1
9 0000-57
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 15
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:S Crmin
  • Form: 0000-57
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 O McKiernan S Crmin 86 16/1
10 03236/0-
Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Sonic Beat (IRE) 586
  • T:J P Fahey
  • J:C Brassil
  • Form: 03236/0-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 J P Fahey C Brassil (2) 85 28/1
11 0000
Royal blue, purple star, royal blue & white hooped sleeves, purple cap Uneverknowwithjoe (IRE) 53
  • T:J P Dempsey
  • J:T Dowling
  • Form: 0000
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2b1
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 b1 J P Dempsey T Dowling (4) 85 33/1
12 940026/
WHITE, emerald green hoop, emerald green seams on sleeves, hooped cap Well Insured (IRE) 731
  • T:D J Barry
  • J:S E Butler
  • Form: 940026/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2b
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 b D J Barry S E Butler 85 14/1
13 0-78442
Yellow & black diabolo, white cap Billybuster (IRE) 4
  • T:William Delahunty
  • J:B F Cawley
  • Form: 0-78442
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 William Delahunty B F Cawley 83 9/2
14 105459
APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop World Citizen (IRE) 31
  • T:D McDonogh
  • J:R Treacy
  • Form: 105459
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 D McDonogh R Treacy (2) 82 10/1
15 F39/900
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 22
  • T:S Byrne
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: F39/900
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11p1
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 p1 S Byrne L A McKenna (2) 80 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Sorted (IRE)
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:B R Dalton
6 11-10 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

SACRE MALTA had Billybuster 15 lengths behind at Limerick on Thursday and a 6lb penalty looks nowhere near enough to prevent a follow-up as he could have won more easily if his rider had wished. Pretty Happy has just one victory to her credit after 37 runs over hurdles though she's consistent enough and could snatch a place again. World Citizen is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Downpatrick in September and should be considered in a race where most of the entries are out of form so a check at the betting market is advised.

Formwatch

World Citizen (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Settled 4th, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 9th of 15, 42l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.

Corbally (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Mid-division, no extra from 4 out, 12th of 16, well behind Happy New Year (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.

Well Insured (IRE) 4-1fav (11-11) Towards rear, some headway on outer in 8th after 4 out, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 14l behind Koshere King (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec '10.

Billybuster (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Led and disputed, headed before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 2nd of 10, 15l behind Sacre Malta (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.

Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 17th of 19, 45l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.

Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 10, 37l behind Wingtips (11-9) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Pretty Happy (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th approaching straight and went 4th 2 out, no impression in 3rd before last and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Playing (11-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95.

Thebarberkelly (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 23, 44l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.

Uptick Rule (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 45l behind Sacre Malta (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.

Sacre Malta (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Waited with, progress to track leaders from 3 out, led before straight, clear 2 out, a little untidy last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy beating Billybuster (10-9) by 15l, 10 ran.

Larsen Bee (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, 2nd before 3 out, soon lost place and no impression, 7th of 16, 25l behind Big Generator (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Apr.

Uneverknowwithjoe (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, no extra from 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.

Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed before straight, soon no extra, 11th of 20, 42l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.

Moonlone Lane (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 17th of 20, well behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.

Sonic Beat (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, kept on same pace under pressure from after 2 out, 11th of 25, 23l behind Kitty's Lord (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May '11.