Roscommon

  • 18:50 Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.10s
  • Off time: 18:50:16
18:50 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Up The Hill 6/1
2nd Festival Opera (IRE) 7/1
3rd Blackstone Edge (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/PP-1 CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Blackstone Edge (IRE) 47
6 11-4 C Ross D J Benson (4) 25/126.00
2 400- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Castlecave (IRE) 233
8 11-4 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell 25/126.00
3 9743/0P- EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Chakisto (FR) 296
6 11-4 E Doyle I J McCarthy 12/113.00
4 0-P PINK, black panel, check cap Father Melvin (IRE) 15
6 11-4 J R Finn S A Shortall (4) 66/167.00
5 0029-79 Dark blue, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Festival Opera (IRE) 28
6 11-4 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (4) 1 7/18.00
6 UP44-31 YELLOW, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 36
6 11-4 T Cleary P E Corbett (2) 14/115.00
7 5228P/6 Light blue, light blue cap, royal blue diamond Share Wood (IRE) 48
10 11-4 t1 C Moore P D Kennedy (2) 95 9/110.00
8 5/P-U584 MAROON & YELLOW HALVED, yellow cap Stop Road Lad (IRE) 17
8 11-4 T Doyle M P Burke (4) 93 7/24.50
9 7-4 Brown, white cross of lorraine, white spots on sleeves, brown cap, white spots Uachtaran (IRE) 42
8 11-4 J H Scott L A McKenna (4) 7/18.00
10 3U-0576 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Up The Hill 14
6 11-4 J W Nicholson K C Sexton (2) 93 6/17.00
11 PP- Pink & white diamonds Virgil Hilts (IRE) 93
6 11-4 t1 J C McConnell D E Splaine 40/141.00
12 P0P-P50 Emerald green, red disc, red spots on sleeves, emerald green cap, red spots Becheri (IRE) 17
8 10-11 G Webb B R Dalton 79 50/151.00
13 78/0P-00 Dark blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlet, black & white check cap Dolly Varden (IRE) 28
7 10-11 t S K Ryder G N Fox (4) 25/126.00
14 5508-P6 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap Tikka Light (IRE) 36
6 10-11 b1 W J Burke J J Burke (4) 102 9/25.50

Verdict

Tikka Light is clear on official ratings but she hasn't convinced this year and is overlooked. Uachtaran was a 100/1 chance when fourth to King Leon at Ballinrobe and won't need to improve much to take a hand here while Up The Hill has shown the occasional flashes of form and won't mind the ground or distance. Blackstone Edge and Glebeparkhawk are both recent winners between the flags but in a moderate event it's STOP ROAD LAD who gets the nod as he was noted staying on over the minimum on fast going at Gowran last month.