Clonmel

  • 13:45 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.70s
  • Off time: 13:46:27
13:45 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Playing (FR) 7/2
2nd War Of Words (IRE) 4/1
3rd Pretty Happy (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P410/98- LIGHT GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Farmaland (IRE) 557
11 11-12 p N G Hynds R P Treacy (2) 95 25/126.00
2 6F15F/7- DARK GREEN & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, striped cap Playing (FR) 542
9 11-11 T Foley S E Butler 94 7/24.50
3 4-45236 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Pretty Happy (IRE) 54
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 J A Berry A F O'Neill 93 4/15.00
4 10-0003 RED, black seams, black cap, red star War Of Words (IRE) 8
6 11-7 D Ahern G Malone 90 4/15.00
5 75-81P9 ROYAL BLUE, red stars, royal blue sleeves, red star on cap Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 54
10 11-0 D J Barry S J Crimin 83 16/117.00
6 60P7-85 RED, white panel, striped sleeves & cap Coolaught (IRE) 15
9 10-13 b1 S Slevin B F Cawley 82 14/115.00
7 830803 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jack The Ref (IRE) 22
5 10-12 t P J Rothwell A Ring (2) 81 4/15.00
8 P3-7714 Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars Yeoman (FR) 21
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-12 t D J Ryan Mr H D Dunne 81 7/24.50

Verdict

Most of these have been around the block a few times and are probably on a downward curve. Jack The Ref is possibly an exception and last month's Downpatrick third has a decent chance of gaining a first win here but we'll give another chance to PRETTY HAPPY. She was taking on better opposition when well backed at Fairyhouse in October having been placed here and at Tramore earlier in the year. Yeoman won off a 9lb higher mark over fences at Galway in October and can't be ignored while War Of Words was third at Limerick last month and is another with claims.