Navan

  • 15:55 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.80s
  • Off time: 15:55:07
15:55 Navan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Abbey Glen (IRE) 16/1
2nd O Fortuna (IRE) 9/1
3rd Ten Bob (IRE) 11/1
4th Grove Dale (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-44083 Maroon, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, maroon spots, maroon cap, light blue spots Carpenter (IRE) 150
9 11-12 J J Lambe B C Byrnes 109 25/126.00
2 40-P1 Emerald green, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, em green cap, royal blue star O Fortuna (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper (2) 109 9/110.00
3 36000P BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Duroob 45
9 11-10 P O Brady B R Dalton (4) 107 25/126.00
4 46U1F6 YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Hidden Crack 13
Distance Winner
7 11-7 pt S Fahey S E Butler (4) 104 10/111.00
5 U0-83U0 RED, grey stars, grey star on cap Quartetto (GER) 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 M Torrens M N Doran (4) 103 12/113.00
6 030612 WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap Alwaystheoptimist 30
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-4 Stephen Michael Cox M W Bowes (4) 101 7/18.00
7 039044 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Ferry Point (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-4 p1 G Keane S J Hassett 101 10/111.00
8 040305 Light blue, light blue cap, royal blue diamond Indubitably 7
5 11-4 b1 C Moore T C Carroll (4) 101 25/126.00
9 11-0800 White, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue star on cap Carlowsantana (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-3 p1 S T Nolan K H Clarke (4) 100 25/126.00
10 4-60889 Black, orange disc, emerald green cap Our Nana Rose (IRE) 44
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-3 bt P Martin D E Mullins 100 22/123.00
11 80-809 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 86
5 11-2 A J Martin T N Bennett (4) 99 18/119.00
12 12-0640 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 21
6 11-2 O McKiernan A P Heskin (2) 99 16/117.00
13 11/0707 EMERALD GREEN, black sash, emerald green cap, black spots Cnoc An Einn (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
12 11-1 T Hogan G N Fox (4) 98 25/126.00
14 55790F LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Soldier Bay 21
5 11-1 R Hennessy K M Donoghue (2) 98 16/117.00
15 0-76866 PINK, white epaulettes, white stars on cap Cuchullain (IRE) 122
5 11-0 G T Cuthbert I J McCarthy (2) 97 25/126.00
16 877 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ten Bob (IRE) 38
5 11-0 C A Murphy R J Jones (4) 97 11/112.00
17 0F0910 RED & BLACK QUARTERED, white sleeves, black cap, red spots Garamor Boy (IRE) 16
7 10-12 P O Brady M P Burke (4) 95 25/126.00
18 00900 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIAMONDS, dark blue cap Rassi Maguire (IRE) 21
5 10-12 P Martin M P Butler (4) 95 33/134.00
19 952378- EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, black sleeves, emerald green & yellow hooped cap Tipolino (GER) 463
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-12 P Downey A J Fox (4) 95 33/134.00
20 2706F-7 Green, tartan slvs & cap Ballintemple Star (IRE) 323
7 10-11 J F Brennan J P Holly (4) 94 33/134.00
21 U0-0530 Maroon, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, maroon cap Rickardstown (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
8 10-11 B T Murphy B F Cawley (4) 94 14/115.00
22 325689 Yellow, royal blue & white quartered cap Tipper Road (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
10 10-9 P J McKenna D E Splaine (4) 92 20/121.00
23 2314/80 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Feel Good Factor 14
Distance Winner
11 10-8 H Smyth P E Corbett (4) 91 33/134.00
24 90-998 Red, royal blue disc, royal blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Golden Flight (IRE) 233
5 10-7 P Stafford C D Maxwell (2) 90 33/134.00
25 700302 Red, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow cap Grove Dale (IRE) 17
7 10-7 t P J Rothwell D J Bates (4) 90 8/19.00
26 F38FF9 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green seams, red cap Rocklet (IRE) 7
8 10-7 t M Cunningham L P Flynn 90 25/126.00
27 1/9-F08 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Abbey Glen (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 10-5 C Roche C J Bailey (4) 88 16/117.00
28 08/60-6 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Chrystal Vision (IRE) 52
7 10-5 A Lynch G Malone (4) 88 28/129.00
29 F70 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Street Hawk (IRE) 181
5 10-5 J J Hanlon C V Ring (4) 88 25/126.00
30 587 Purple, pink chevron, hooped sleeves, striped cap Whitehead Lad (IRE) 35
4 10-5 W J Fitzpatrick Mr P A O'Sullivan (4) 100 20/121.00

Verdict

Bryan Cooper has been making a name for himself this season and steered O Fortuna to victory over a big field of maidens at Punchestown last month. He should go well on this better ground but the concession of 8lb to ALWAYSTHEOPTIMIST may prove too much for him. The eight-year-old was having only his eighth start over timber when comfortably accounting for a strong field in a Punchestown handicap early last month and though beaten by Whatsabillion at Thurles later it was another very good performance. Grove Dale looks a big threat if able to repeat his latest run behind Cantrell in a huge field at Naas. Paul Rothwell's charge is on the upgrade and at the right end of the handicap. Our Nana Rose has completely lost her form but is tried in blinkers for the first time and is just the type to go well for the excellent Danny Mullins.