Thurles

  • 13:55 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Yielding (Chase - Yielding to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.50s
  • Off time: 13:56:27
13:55 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 15/2
2nd Edmundo (IRE) 14/1
3rd Reality Dose (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2219P-U White, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Pink cap Jolily (IRE) 14
Course Winner
10 11-12 T Doyle M P Burke (4) 107 12/113.00
2 09-6P52 Maroon, white hoop, white chevrons on sleeves, maroon cap Venture Lazarus (IRE) 11
7 11-11 P Breen M G Nolan (4) 106 9/25.50
3 22-6982 PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Annacarton (IRE) 14
8 11-10 t J J Mangan D E Splaine (4) 105 9/25.50
4 0-54254 YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 12
9 11-5 M P Sunderland M N Doran (2) 100 15/28.50
5 3375P0 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Duroob 39
10 11-2 P O Brady R P Treacy (4) 97 16/117.00
6 0137-0P YELLOW & GREY HOOPS, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Edmundo (IRE) 21
6 11-2 R P Rath B R Dalton (2) 97 14/115.00
7 07080-0 MAROON & WHITE DIAMONDS, white cap Nivek's Dream (IRE) 103
Distance Winner
9 10-13 P Martin M P Butler (2) 94 14/115.00
8 533536 Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Banna Beach (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 10-9 b S Neville B Hayes (4) 90 13/27.50
9 7/157-FP BROWN, yellow sash, yellow cap with brown star Moi Desire (IRE) 11
8 10-8 P T Flavin Mr H D Dunne (4) 89 14/115.00
10 426-B00 Purple, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple and yellow striped cap Popaflora 8
6 10-7 P J Rothwell A Ring (4) 88 12/113.00
12 070064 MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Gerbera (IRE) 65
9 10-4 p P J Rothwell M A Enright (2) 85 14/115.00
13 580032/ Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 760
8 10-4 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (2) 85 11/112.00
14 5-F7140 PURPLE, white epaulettes, white cap, purple spots Flamenco Prince 39
8 9-10 b P O Brady S J Crimin (4) 77 10/111.00
Non runners
117-65139Clancy Strand (NZ)710-4N MaddenJ S McGarvey85

Verdict

Annacarton, seven times a winner between the flags, ran very well behind Son Of Moyne here last month but that was over a much longer trip and this looks on the short side. VENTURE LAZARUS hasn't had much racing and there was plenty to like about his recent second to Yeoman at Galway. This is his trip and he gets the nod despite his big weight. Best Of Bocelli has yet to win a race of any description and needs quick ground but Banna Beach, who was behind Annacarton here last time, will have found the trip much too far and is better judged on an earlier run at Clonmel when narrowly beaten by Island Peak. Jolily is another who appears to need much further while Duroob, who would have a chance at his best, arrives out of form.