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Wednesday 26 April 2017

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Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle (95-123)

2m 5f  |   Good to Yielding  |   25 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:44  |   Winning time: 5m 13.3s

1st
24
11/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R P Treacy (2)
Tracked leaders on inner, 4th 4 out, ridden in 4th before last, 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in, improved to lead near line op 16/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
hd
18
13/2
T: R TynerJ: B J Foley (4)
Mid-division, 7th 4 out, headway 2 out, went 2nd entering straight, disputed lead approaching last, ridden and led last, stayed on well run-in, headed near line op 6/1
3rd
1
10
611-5
16/1
T: L KennyJ: B Browne (4)
Tracked leader in 2nd, led 2 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed and joined approaching last, headed at last, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong
4th
2 ¾
26
5/1f
T: G ElliottJ: A Ring
Mid-division, headway 2 out, ridden in 3rd approaching last, 4th at last, no extra run-in op 13/2
5th
1 ¼
4
20/1
T: A LynchJ: R A Doyle (4)
Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, ridden 2 out, 5th at last, no impression
6th
¾
13
14/1
T: A L T MooreJ: D Meyler
Mid-division on inner, headway from 2 out, pushed along in moderate 6th at last, kept on same pace run-in op 12/1
7th
½
9
9/1
T: W F CoddJ: D Robinson (4)
In rear, hampered at 2nd, 15th 4 out, progress from 2 out, soon ridden, 10th at last, kept on without threatening op 8/1
8th
4 ¼
11
10/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Mid-division on inner, 8th 4 out, ridden 2 out, no impression before last tchd 11/1
9th
1
12
66/1
T: P J DuffyJ: C D Timmons (2)
Mid-division, 9th 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out
10th
½
25
50/1
T: E StannersJ: E O'Connell (4)
Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 2 out, soon weakened
11th
1 ¼
22
20/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: D J McInerney (4)
Towards rear, no impression from 2 out, kept on without threatening from last, never a factor
12th
nk
1
25/1
T: Sean DoyleJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 2 out
13th
1 ¼
15
1211-5
20/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: D J Hand (4)
In rear, pushed along briefly 4th, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress straight op 16/1
14th
1 ½
3
611-11
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: C D Meehan (4)
Mid-division, 10th 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out op 25/1
15th
6 ½
7
66/1
T: J P RyanJ: T N Brett (4)
Led, mistake 5 out, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened op 50/1
16th
nk
19
40/1
T: David J McGrathJ: P E Corbett
Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 2 out op 50/1
17th
hd
20
25/1
T: W GreatrexJ: S A Shortall
Mid-division on outer, ridden and weakened from 2 out
18th
½
6
25/1
T: P A FahyJ: C M Leonard (4)
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2 out, never a factor
19th
1 ¼
5
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: N M Kelly (4)
Towards rear on inner, slightly hampered at 2nd, no impression from 2 out, never a factor
20th
1 ½
14
711-5
33/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (2)
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden and weakened from 3 out
21st
2
17
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: B J Reynolds (4)
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2 out, never a factor
22nd
½
8
25/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: C Brassil (4)
Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor tchd 28/1
23rd
58
16
14/1
T: Madeleine TylickiJ: John J Fitzpatrick (4)
Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor op 16/1

Also Ran

BD
2
611-12
10/1
T: H FryJ: J B Kane (4)
Rear of mid-division, brought down at 2nd op 9/1
F
21
16/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J J Slevin (2)
Mid-division, fell at 2nd

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Non-Runners

27
Bilbo Bagins24
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 8
T: A Murray  J: Reserve 2
23
Dawerann5
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 8
T: G Elliott  J: D P Maher
28
Maighnealta144
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 8
T: D McDonogh  J: Reserve 3
Betting

Forecast

Fridaynightlights (5/1), Blast Of Koeman (13/2), Tellthemnuttin (9/1), Close Shave (10/1), Drumcliff (10/1), Magic Of Light (11/1), Dawerann (12/1), Crossed My Mind (14/1), First To Boogie (14/1), A Rated (16/1), La Bella Vida (16/1), Ben Dundee (20/1), Black Zero (20/1), Shamiran (20/1), Bilko (20/1), Wood Breizh (20/1), Maighnealta (20/1), Crosshue Boy (25/1), Groundunderrepair (25/1), Head Turner (25/1), Going For Broke (25/1), Danali (33/1), Benemeade (33/1), Bilbo Bagins (33/1), Goulane Chosen (40/1), Undefined Beauty (50/1), Courtncatcher (66/1), Bitview Colin (66/1)

Verdict
Shamiran comes here seeking a fourth win in this competitive contest but he's 1lb higher than when winning narrowly last year and his form since does little to inspire his chance. Close Shave maintained an upward curve to score at Fairyhouse recently and is respected despite a hike in the ratings given his trainer's recent form. Racing in the same colours is Crossed My Mind, who landed a Wexford maiden in tidy fashion recently, is one to look for on handicap debut and it will prove interesting to see which of the McManus pair attracts the money. The mare La Bella Vida is another worth considering after a promising effort at Fairyhouse but BLACK ZERO showed he retains the ability for this discipline at that same venue recently and he is a tentative selection to go one better now off a 3lb higher mark.
  1. Black Zero
  2. Close Shave
  3. La Bella Vida
Prize Money
1st:
€18,450.00
2nd:
€5,700.00
3rd:
€2,700.00
4th:
€1,200.00
5th:
€450.00
6th:
€443.00

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