16:40 Leopardstown

Sunday 5 March 2017

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:10

Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase

2m 5f 60y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:42  |   Winning time: 5m 47.0s

1st
5
11/2
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler
Held up in mid-division, closed up behind leader 4 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, led run-in and kept on well closing stages tchd 5/1 and 6/1
2nd
1 ¾
3
1011-6
5/2f
T: P NevilleJ: R P Treacy (2)
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, closer behind leader after 5 out, 3rd 2 out, improved to lead entering straight, ridden and pressed last, headed run-in, no extra in 2nd closing stages tchd 11/4
3rd
4 ½
1
10/1
T: A L T MooreJ: S A Shortall
Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, closer behind leader after 5 out, ridden to challenge approaching 2 out, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, 4th last, kept on same pace run-in into 3rd, no impression on leaders op 12/1
4th
3
7
25/1
T: E McCarthyJ: B J Foley (4)
Led, ridden and headed entering straight, close 3rd last, no extra run-in and kept on one pace
5th
½
14
7/1
T: M PhelanJ: D Robinson (4)
Towards rear, trailing from 7th, ridden 4 out, closer 2 out, kept on one pace in 7th before last, kept on same pace run-in op 12/1
6th
3 ¼
8
11/1
T: Martin HassettJ: P E Corbett
Held up rear of mid-division, closer in 6th 2 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace op 12/1 tchd 10/1
7th
4 ½
13
14/1
T: W J MartinJ: J P O'Sullivan (4)
Held up towards rear, progress to chase leaders 4 out, 5th 2 out, ridden entering straight, no impression before last
8th
16
2
10/1
T: J F RobinsonJ: D J Hand (4)
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, lost place 4 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, soon no impression op 9/1
9th
nk
10
25/1
T: Patrick RooneyJ: A W Short (4)
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 2 out
10th
28
12
16/1
T: M F MorrisJ: A Ring
Held up in mid-division, closer and chased leaders 4 out, ridden in 7th 2 out, no extra entering straight, weakened

Also Ran

F
4
11/1
T: A L T MooreJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, closer in 5th halfway, 3rd when fell 5 out op 10/1
PU
6
12/1
T: M S Sandra HughesJ: C Brassil (4)
Chased leaders, pecked slightly 4th, mistake 6th, 6th halfway, bad mistake 5 out and soon pulled up
PU
11
16/1
T: R TynerJ: S J Crimin (4)
Chased leaders, pecked slightly 4th, mistake 6th, 6th halfway, bad mistake 5 out and soon pulled up tchd 18/1

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Non-Runners

9
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Weight: 11-0|  Age: 10
T: I R Ferguson  J: R A Doyle
Betting

Forecast

Tulpar (5/2), Paper Lantern (11/2), Shuil Teacht Aniar (7/1), James (8/1), Skellig Rocks (10/1), Mr Goodenough (10/1), Do Be Doin' (11/1), Ballycahane (11/1), Off The Charts (12/1), Minmore Oscar (14/1), Boss Croaker (16/1), Moss Grove (16/1), Arthamint (25/1), Witness Of Fashion (25/1)

Verdict
It is very hard not to have been impressed with TULPAR in two runs since joining this trainer. The positive tactics have worked a treat, effectively nullifying many threats, and he has shown a terrific willing attitude to battle for every inch. He is lightly raced for ten and should be raring to go after a nice break and, while he's up 5lb, remains of plenty interest. Paper Lantern got the better of the selection last time at Fairyhouse but that appeared to leave a mark when he ran subsequently. Teenager Mr Goodenough ran well at Naas last time and can do so again while Skellig Rocks isn't harshly treated on his December run at this venue. Moss Grove would have a chance if fancying the job, something he hasn't really done since his Punchestown success in October, while Minmore Oscar should be seen to better effect at this trip.
  1. Tulpar
  2. Skellig Rocks
  3. Minmore Oscar
Prize Money
1st:
€8,932.00
2nd:
€2,769.00
3rd:
€1,320.00
4th:
€594.00
5th:
€232.00

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