Tipperary

  • 15:35 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.80s
  • Off time: 15:36:30
15:35 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 14/1
2nd Springfield Grey (IRE) 25/1
3rd Marshim (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4242-59 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 51
5 11-12 t1 H de Bromhead F A McCurtin (2) 109 20/121.00
2 961-235 Royal blue & white stripes, quartered cap Marshim (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
12 11-7 t W Power John Winston 104 12/113.00
3 040153 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Coldstonesober (IRE) 14
8 11-5 J R Finn M P Burke 102 16/117.00
4 7559-12 Royal blue & yellow chevrons, yellow & black hooped sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Royal Chief (IRE) 51
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 E Doyle G B Noonan (4) 102 8/19.00
5 29-2511 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-4 p F Costello A Ring 101 9/110.00
6 441/4-50 PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star Bearly Legal (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
8 11-3 K Thornton Mr D J Benson 100 12/113.00
7 898-061 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Roadtotheisland (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 11-2 p M Cullinane G O'Sullivan (2) 99 11/112.00
8 029-792 Dark blue, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Festival Opera (IRE) 12
6 10-13 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey 96 16/117.00
9 900-P11 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green & orange quartered cap Routes Delight (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 10-12 W J Austin S A Shortall 95 5/23.50
10 P755-45 WHITE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap Springfield Grey (IRE) 51
9 10-12 pt Thomas G Walsh S J Crimin 95 25/126.00
11 54442-0 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 10-9 p Denis Hogan K P Darcy (4) 92 20/121.00
12 240008- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Close One (IRE) 115
5 10-5 C F Swan A J Fox (2) 88 13/27.50
13 0-52256 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 16
9 9-12 Michael G Cleary J M Moore (4) 81 14/115.00
14 0/700-08 RED, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap Ringned (IRE) 16
11 9-11 pt T Foley C M Walsh 80 50/151.00

Verdict

Diamondgeezer Luke hadn't won a race in 40 starts before scoring at Ballinrobe last month then followed up with an impressive victory at Bellewstown. He's up another 8lb but is in such good heart that a hat-trick isn't out of the question. ROUTES DELIGHT is also on a three-timer and the fact that she's only had seven starts over timber and is improving fast suggests she can score again. Royal Chief was well behind today's rival Marshim here in April but has done much better subsequently and was only headed on the line by Never Said That over slightly further at Tramore. Roadtotheisland had only shown moderate form before a comfortable victory at Sligo and there's more to come while Rory's Brother is on a much lower mark than over fences.