Naas

  • 15:00 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.50s
  • Off time: 15:00:53
15:00 Naas Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 2/1
2nd Sir Harry Cash 9/1
3rd Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/F0U-09 ROYAL BLUE, dark blue hoop, dark blue armlet, royal blue cap Clonsilla Fath (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
9 11-12 t D Broad Mr D J Benson 105 25/126.00
2 611P07 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Decade Player (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
6 11-11 P J Rothwell T Dowling (4) 104 9/110.00
3 374337 Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Sir Harry Cash 9
8 11-9 b E McNamara S A Shortall 102 9/110.00
4 5545-PP WHITE, emerald green disc & spots on sleeves, emerald green cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 8
11 11-7 bt M Butler A F O'Neill 100 20/121.00
5 346461 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 10
7 11-4 p Denis Hogan S J Crimin 97 6/17.00
6 56650P YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 11-3 C A McBratney C M Walsh 96 16/117.00
7 7-9530F RED, dark green hoop, white cap The Bugler (IRE) 15
7 11-3 ht S Byrne M P Burke 96 13/27.50
8 0-00956 EMERALD GREEN, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap, red stars Miss Faithful (IRE) 14
6 11-2 h P McCreery J M Moore (4) 95 14/115.00
9 93P/98-7 YELLOW, emerald green seams, green cap Jim Bowie (IRE) 15
9 11-1 J J Lambe L A McKenna 94 9/110.00
10 000764 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 5
5 10-11 P O Brady C Brassil (2) 92 11/26.50
11 8-700 White, emerald green stars, mauve sleeves, white stars, white cap, mauve star Catchin Time (IRE) 31
6 10-10 P J Rothwell John Winston 89 33/134.00
12 004422 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 5
5 10-10 h C F Swan G N Fox 91 2/13.00
13 5P9P05/ RED & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Dushy Springs (IRE) 625
8 10-1 p P J Rothwell A Ring 80 25/126.00

Verdict

RORY'S BROTHER had dropped to a winnable mark when scoring over fences at Limerick last week and, as he's only 1lb higher back over hurdles, he can complete a quick double. Getoutwhenyoucan looks to be on the upgrade and handled the testing ground well at Punchestown on New Year's Eve so has to be a threat off the same mark. Shabra's Bertolini was behind in that latter event and looks held but The Bugler was running his best race to date when falling at the last at Navan last month and has to be respected. Sir Harry Cash has now had 25 career starts without winning but shouldn't be written off just yet, though he still looks a few pounds high.