Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 14 runners)
- Winner €6,555 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 19.00s
- Off time: 15:17:51
|1st||7 Westerners Son||10/1|
|3rd||5 De Chissler||1¼||15/8f|
Curragh Golan (IRE) 26
|8||166 11-12 b||G J Power||John Winston||95||33/1|
Milanphardantetime (IRE) 5
|7||165 11-11 b1||W J Austin||S A Shortall (2)||94||14/1|
Shanroe Society (IRE) 10
|7||164 11-10||J J Lambe||L A McKenna||93||13/2|
Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 5
|4||162 11-8||P O Brady||C Brassil (2)||94||14/1|
De Chissler (IRE) (ex6) 4
|6||161 11-7||James Dullea||J P Holly||78||15/8f|
Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 19
|4||159 11-5||C F Swan||B F Cawley||91||11/4|
Westerners Son (IRE) 16
|5||157 11-3 b||D A McLoughlin||C M Walsh||86||10/1|
Gothen Niece (IRE) 38
|9||156 11-2||C P Donoghue||S J Crimin||85||10/1|
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 19
|8||154 11-0 p1||Michael G Cleary||Mr D J Benson||83||25/1|
Snowell (IRE) 127
|6||154 11-0||Miss E Doyle||A Ring||83||25/1|
Aroy (IRE) 19
|7||151 10-11||Mrs C Harrison||M P Burke||80||20/1|
Duty Dance (IRE) 33
|8||151 10-11 pt||Daniel Howard||G Malone||80||14/1|
Luso's Way (IRE) 51
|5||151 10-11||J J Hanlon||A F O'Neill||80||33/1|
Subtle Leader (IRE) 214
|7||151 10-11 pt||S Byrne||G N Fox||80||25/1|
World Citizen (IRE)
||6||10-13||D McDonogh||R P Treacy||10/1|
DE CHISSLER won a point-to-point last month and showed just how much he's benefited from a spell between the flags when comfortably landing a Limerick handicap hurdle last week. He'll get more than the 6lb penalty he carries here when the weights are reassessed and this looks a good opportunity. Gothen Niece can't get her head in front though she failed narrowly to overhaul Balrath Hope at Gowran, Jumping errors cost her dearly that day and she can't afford mistakes here. Shanroe Society has only won once in 19 starts over hurdles and is 10lb higher but Getoutwhenyoucan showed that his turn was near when headed in the closing stages by Tiday Zag at Tramore. He looks the main threat as a 3lb rise shouldn't be a problem.
Westerners Son (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th after 3 out, dropped to 6th at last, no impression, 6th of 16, 9l behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 5th, progress into 3rd after 3 out, ridden to challenge approaching last and led early run-in, kept on under pressure, headed closing stages,, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Tidy Zag (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
De Chissler (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Prominent, 2nd halfway, disputed from 3 out, led entering straight, ridden 2 out, kept on well, won at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy beating Gold Not Silver (11-0) by 7l, 17 ran.
Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd before 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 12l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Aroy (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) In rear, never a factor, some progress in 8th 2 out, kept on in straight to nearly snatch 5th on line,, 6th of 12, 18l behind Tidy Zag (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, closed 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, challenged and mistake 2 out, every chance and kept on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 12, hd behind Balrath Hope (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Snowell (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Daytime Dreamer (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Duty Dance (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, fell 5 out,, in a race won by Sea Light (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Nov, 15 ran.
Subtle Leader (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no threat after 3 out, 12th of 16, 30l behind Revolutionary Road (10-13) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th 3 out, switched right and progress into 5th next, led before last, soon strongly pressed, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Wither Hills (11-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Curragh Golan (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, lost place and no extra from before straight, soon eased,, 9th of 15, 35l behind Afatcat (10-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders in 8th, no impression in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace,, 8th of 12, 21l behind Tidy Zag (11-12) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Luso's Way (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov, 22 ran.
Milanphardantetime (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th entering straight, no extra before 2 out, 10th of 17, 29l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft.