• 12:30 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase 2m 2f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.70s
  • Off time: 12:30:41
12:30 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noras Fancy (IRE) 7/2
2nd Colls Corner (IRE) 10/1
3rd Quiet Thought (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-13786 DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 38
Course Winner
9 11-12 b Michael Barry R J Jones 116 10/111.00
3 276427 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, white sleeves & cap Lord Lir (IRE) 17
6 11-10 D M O'Brien M J Bolger 114 14/115.00
4 21-3538 White, emerald green diamond, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Noras Fancy (IRE) 52
6 11-10 t J J Mangan D E Splaine (4) 114 7/24.50
5 1U8/7-59 EMERALD GREEN Erritt Lake (IRE) 107
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-8 D T Hughes M A Enright (2) 112 4/15.00
6 915F-80 BLACK, red spots, yellow sleeves & cap Quiet Thought (IRE) 21
Course Winner
6 11-7 E J O'Grady S J Hassett 111 20/121.00
7 P70879 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sword Fish (IRE) 17
6 11-2 b C Roche J S McGarvey (4) 106 6/17.00
8 143-P7P PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 7
8 10-3 p W F Codd A F O'Neill (4) 93 9/110.00
10 032/343 Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 18
8 9-11 Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (4)(ex1) 87 7/24.50
11 588-343 WHITE, red spots, maroon sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Rakamasi 29
Course and Distance Winner
12 9-10 t M McElhone Mr H D Dunne (4)(ex2) 85 7/18.00
Non runners
22P-U495Daring Article (IRE)611-10R TynerN J O'Shea114
92950F0Ta Blazes (IRE)710-0P J RothwellA Ring90


The veteran Rakamasi is 1lb out of the handicap but that won't be a problem as he's on the same mark as when last scoring in January. Erritt Lake is the other C&D winner in the line-up but he hasn't made much progress since his victory in October 2010. Lord Lir produced his best run to date when narrowly beaten by Tillahow over 2m here early last month but ran poorly at Clonmel a couple of weeks ago. Colls Corner has plenty of weight but would have a chance on his victory in heavy ground at Listowel in September though it's time NORAS FANCY was scoring over fences and this looks her chance. A Listed winner over hurdles in March, she's competed against decent types over fences so far and testing conditions are what she requires. Reality Dose ran very well over the C&D last month and could prove the main threat from his lowly mark.