14:50 Naas

Sunday 8 January 2017

All12:5013:2013:5014:2014:5015:2015:50

    Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 4m 14.8s
1st
Horse silk
9
16/1
T: E D DelanyJ: R P Treacy (2)
Led, joined briefly approaching 3rd, went on straight, reduced lead but kept on well run-in
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
13
11/4f
T: N SlevinJ: J J Slevin (4)
Raced in 8th early, 7th approaching straight, chased winner and not fluent 2 out, slight mistake last, kept on same pace run-in op 10/3 tchd 7/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
11
9/2
T: B ArtheyJ: N M Kelly (4)
Chased leaders early, 9th before straight, progress approaching last, kept on without threatening run-in op 4/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
5
7/1
T: W J AustinJ: P E Corbett
Raced in 6th early, slight mistake 4th, slightly impeded 3 out, still 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace from before last op 13/2
5th
Horse silk
sh
16
12/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (4)
Held up, 11th early, progress into 3rd before straight, kept on same pace from before last op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
16/1
T: R O'NeillJ: P D Kennedy
Chased leaders, 8th before straight, kept on same pace from before last op 14/1
7th
Horse silk
9 ½
18
20/1
T: J FeaneJ: A W Short (4)
Pushed along briefly soon after start, soon prominent, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3 out, dropped to 4th approaching straight, lost place and not fluent 2 out, no extra op 25/1
8th
Horse silk
4
1
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: G B Noonan (4)
Held up, 13th early, kept on same pace from before straight
9th
Horse silk
nk
7
7/1
T: P CoffeyJ: John J Fitzpatrick (4)
Held up, slight mistake 3rd, progress 5th and prominent, 2nd before straight, lost place and no impression from 2 out, soon no extra op 10/1
10th
Horse silk
6
12
20/1
T: John NeilanJ: D Robinson (4)
Held up, 12th early, kept on same pace from before straight op 25/1
11th
Horse silk
5 ½
3
16/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: D J Hand (4)
Held up, 14th early, kept on same pace from before straight
12th
Horse silk
23
6
16/1
T: N CarolanJ: A McCurtin (2)
Hit off rail on inner after 2nd, soon raced in 10th, slight mistake 4th, moderate 11th before straight, no extra op 33/1
13th
Horse silk
8
10
33/1
T: F J FloodJ: D Meyler
Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, lost place and no extra when not fluent 2 out
14th
Horse silk
18
4
8/1
T: A B JoyceJ: S A Shortall
Towards rear, moderate 10th before straight, soon no extra op 7/1
15th
Horse silk
42
8
611-3
25/1
T: E U HalesJ: A Ring (2)
Prominent, on terms briefly approaching 3rd, pushed along next, slight mistake 5th, soon lost place and weakened 3 out, eased, completely tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
15
33/1
T: D HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (4)
Raced in 9th early, dropped behind approaching straight, soon pulled up

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Non-Runners

17
Horse silk
Eric The Third13
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 8
T: P J Rothwell  J: R A Doyle
NR
14
Horse silk
Gold Not Silver30
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 8
T: A B Joyce  J: C M Collins
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€26.20Pl:€5.40, €1.30, €1.70, €2.00EX:€108.50Tricast:€253.79SF:€64.70

Forecasts

Like A Demon (11/4), Backinthesaddle (9/2), All The Chimneys (7/1), Barrys Jack (7/1), Rock On Rosie (8/1), Killahara Castle (12/1), Eric The Third (14/1), Yaha Fizz (16/1), Lets High Five It (16/1), Along The Shore (16/1), Wither Hills (16/1), Last Garrison (16/1), Sweet Little Lies (20/1), Poormans Hill (20/1), Gold Not Silver (20/1), Jocular (25/1), Among The Stars (33/1), Carraig Aniar (33/1)

Verdict

Like A Demon continues to threaten in this company and should once again run well while All The Chimneys comes here off a recent Fairyhouse win and will have his chance. The vote goes to GOLD NOT SILVER who has been respectable on the AW of late and is well able to grab a race like this back over jumps. Eric The Third ran a decent race at Leopardstown recently while Backinthesaddle is another one for the shortlist in a competitive contest. 1. Gold Not Silver 2. Like A Demon 3. All The Chimneys

Prize Money

1st: €8,918.002nd: €2,755.003rd: €1,306.004th: €579.005th: €218.00

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