14:10 Thurles

Saturday 25 March 2017

All14:1014:4515:2015:5516:3017:0517:40

    Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m  |   Soft  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 4m 8.7s
1st
Horse silk
17
10/3
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J J Slevin (2)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress to lead 4 out, asserted after 2 out and kept on well run-in op 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
12
13/2
T: T MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division on inner, 6th 3 out, progress entering straight and ridden to go 2nd approaching last, no impression on winner run-in tchd 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
5
14/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: D J McInerney (4)
Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, went 2nd approaching 3 out, pushed along entering straight, ridden and no impression in 3rd before last, no extra run-in op 12/1
4th
Horse silk
7
6
11/10f
T: M S Sandra HughesJ: C Brassil (4)
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress in 3rd 3 out, soon pushed along and dropped to 5th before next, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace run-in op 6/4
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
18
610-11
25/1
T: T FoleyJ: P E Corbett
Mid-division on outer, went 5th 3 out, some progress in 3rd next, no impression in 4th before last where mistake, no extra
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
50/1
T: C O'KeeffeJ: Katie O'Farrell (4)
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no impression in 7th before 3 out, kept on one pace in straight
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
8/1
T: Patrick CroninJ: B J Foley (4)
Led, slight mistake and headed 2nd, led again halfway, mistake 4 out and headed, pushed along and no extra approaching straight
8th
Horse silk
6
10
16/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: M P Burke (4)
Mid-division, no impression in 8th before 3 out, kept on one pace in straight op 25/1
9th
Horse silk
1
8
100/1
T: Barry J MurphyJ: A P Byrne (4)
Mid-division on inner, no impression in 9th before 3 out, kept on one pace op 66/1
10th
Horse silk
10
1
16/1
T: T MullinsJ: A W Short (4)
Rear of mid-division, no impression approaching 3 out, no extra in straight
11th
Horse silk
2
13
50/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (4)
Always towards rear, no impression after 4 out, no extra, never a factor op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
7
15
100/1
T: A MullinsJ: R L Brennan (4)
Rear of mid-division, no extra approaching 3 out, never a factor
13th
Horse silk
¾
11
66/1
T: S ByrneJ: P D Kennedy
Rear of mid-division, no extra after 4 out, weakened, never a factor
14th
Horse silk
21
16
66/1
T: J P RyanJ: T N Brett (4)
Prominent, led 2nd, headed halfway, no extra after 4 out, soon weakened
15th
Horse silk
94
7
33/1
T: W HayesJ: F J Hayes (4)
Always rear, never a factor, detached halfway, weakened, completely tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
25/1
T: C O'KeeffeJ: A Ring
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along on outer after 4th, no extra after 4 out and pulled up before next op 20/1
F
Horse silk
14
100/1
T: Miss M HardingJ: P A Gallagher (2)
Always towards rear, mistake 3rd, no extra after 4 out and fell next

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Non-Runners

21
Horse silk
Queen Khaleesi7
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 5
T: P Neville  J: Reserve 3
NR
20
Horse silk
Oath Breaker13
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: J P O'Brien  J: Reserve 2
NR
2
Horse silk
Golden Poet176
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: A McNamara  J: D Meyler
NR
19
Horse silk
Settimo Milanese
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: M F Morris  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.70Pl:€1.30, €1.70, €5.50EX:€28.60Trifecta:€399.20SF:€27.20

Forecasts

Giant Spirit (11/10), La Bella Vida (10/3), Golden Poet (10/3), Oath Breaker (11/2), Tikken Away (13/2), Settimo Milanese (15/2), Naturally Blond (8/1), Crazywork De Vassy (14/1), Ned's Island (16/1), Arctic Light (16/1), Talsara (25/1), Kilbarry Marien (25/1), Jolly Windsor (33/1), Nicaragua (50/1), Working Man (50/1), Queen Khaleesi (50/1), Rebellion Lies (66/1), Kittyhawkkay (66/1), Larks Lane (100/1), Hugh Divots (100/1), Castleonthehill (100/1)

Verdict

This doesn't appear to have a lot of depth, even for a race of its type, and so it may pay to go with the promise shown by GIANT SPIRIT behind some smart types. He has finished second to both Cheltenham Festival-winning mare Let's Dance and the promising Bon Papa. It is a concern that he hasn't obliged in five runs over hurdles, but this looks a decent chance to change that. Golden Poet showed enough over timber in two runs in the autumn to ensure he heads the dangers on his return to the trach while La Bella Vida has place claims having finished a remote third here recently. Tikken Away has just one run over jumps in the book and could take a hand in this if able to improve on that 15L defeat.
  1. Giant Spirit
  2. Golden Poet
  3. Tikken Away

Prize Money

1st: €8,007.002nd: €2,483.003rd: €1,183.004th: €534.005th: €208.00

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