Killarney

  • 15:10 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €6,555 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.70s
  • Off time: 15:09:46
15:10 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 11/2
2nd Shantalla (IRE) 20/1
3rd Ballyfinboy (IRE) 3/1
4th Valours Minion (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 83637P Red & black diamonds, hooped cap Coosan Belle (IRE) 9
7 11-9 J J Hanlon B Hayes (2) 92 14/115.00
2 738041 BLACK & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, check cap Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
7 11-8 t Patrick Cronin P A Gallagher (2) 91 11/26.50
3 470-078 Yellow, light blue hoop on body & slvs, striped cap Carrig'n May (IRE) 19
7 11-8 t M Winters J S McGarvey (4) 91 13/27.50
4 FP2-P10 WHITE, royal blue sash, pink cap Vicalus (IRE) 39
8 11-8 Miss S A Finn A Ring (4) 91 25/126.00
6 70440-9 BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds De Chissler (IRE) 13
6 11-5 James Dullea M J Bolger 88 20/121.00
7 U68067 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 11
5 11-5 t1 E Doyle M P Butler 88 10/111.00
8 79-6421 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ballyfinboy (IRE) 27
7 11-3 J R Finn T C Carroll (2) 86 3/14.00
9 874P7-0 RED, large white spots, red sleeves & cap Ponmeoath (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
13 11-3 E McNamara K C Sexton (4) 86 25/126.00
10 8/7F2F5- BLACK, yellow sleeves, black cap Benson's Point (IRE) 181
6 11-2 J H Culloty D E Splaine 85 10/111.00
11 78-4700 Emerald green & light green check, light green sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green & light green check cap Gortmore Express (IRE) 37
6 11-1 John O'Shaughnessy G Malone (4) 84 25/126.00
12 86PP-62 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 26
10 11-1 t V T O'Brien Mr D G Lavery (2) 84 14/115.00
14 008/0P White and red halved, red and orange hooped cap Dont Engage Em (IRE) 11
6 10-12 b1 E McNamara Mr R J Jones 81 33/134.00
15 0-0876 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star The Bold Beckey (IRE) 6
5 10-12 T J Nagle-Jr S J Hassett (4) 81 20/121.00
16 F0070-0 BLACK & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, black spots Live Trade (IRE) 26
6 10-11 V T O'Brien C D Maxwell 80 33/134.00
17 04099-4 White, red triple diamond & sleeves, red star on cap Mia's Anthem (IRE) 38
5 10-11 N C Kelly D R Fox (2) 80 14/115.00
18 17/990-0 RED, yellow disc, yellow spots on sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Shantalla (IRE) 48
9 10-11 t D Hassett B F Cawley (4) 80 20/121.00
19 84-0723 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 p1 R O'Leary I J McCarthy 88 9/25.50
Non runners
50FP-020Majestic Benbulben (IRE)711-7A A HowardB R Dalton90
130-05008Drumlosh Sallie (IRE)511-0John G CarrI J McCarthy83
2027960-PBluegrass Bid (USA)611-3P J RothwellReserve 286
2100-8P80Unbreakablespirit (IRE)810-12Daniel HowardReserve 381

Verdict

Baidin Fheilimi is up 8lb for Sunday's victory at Cork where she may have been a bit fortunate. Valours Minion was having his 20th start when producing his best run to date behind Lancing at Cork and that kind of form would put him right in the picture but this should go to BALLYFINBOY. He won a handicap hurdle at Navan last November but has been in excellent form over fences recently, scoring easily at Galway earlier this month, and is now on a massive 35lb lower mark over timber. Kinneagh Cross has been running very well and would be a danger if getting a run from his reserve spot.