Tipperary

  • 14:35 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.00s
  • Off time: 14:35:14
14:35 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st John The Soldier (IRE) 9/1
2nd Limpopo Tom (IRE) 8/1
3rd Definite Knockoff (IRE) 7/4
4th Schelm (GER) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5614-86 ORANGE, light green chevron & chevrons on sleeves, orange cap Limpopo Tom (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-12 t1 P W Flynn K M Donoghue 109 8/19.00
2 7523-39 DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, dark blue cap Grove Field (IRE) 37
6 11-10 C A Murphy M J Bolger 107 16/117.00
3 1290-61 White & yellow quartered, yellow chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Definite Knockoff (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-5 Sean Doyle C D Maxwell 102 7/42.75
4 9P/0-51U ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap John The Soldier (IRE) 14
8 11-5 R Hurley I J McCarthy 102 9/110.00
5 960384- DARK BLUE, yellow seams, red cap Schelm (GER) 20
11 11-5 R O'Leary J S McGarvey (4) 102 16/117.00
6 638-622 Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Ellaway Rose (IRE) 16
5 11-4 J P Kenny K C Sexton (4) 101 12/113.00
7 5358-07 ROYAL BLUE, red braces & sleeves, striped cap Geraldine Gold (IRE) 16
6 11-4 Shane Nolan R J Molloy 101 20/121.00
8 6381-F2 Light green, royal blue star & sleeves, light green cap Dick Dundee 48
8 11-1 P Nolan Mr M N Doran (2) 98 7/18.00
9 46-9354 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 8
9 10-9 t J J Lambe L A McKenna (4) 92 16/117.00
10 0/064 ORANGE, emerald green stars on sleeves, white cap Mountain Mama (IRE) 6
6 10-9 R J Tierney D E Splaine (2) 92 16/117.00
11 721378- Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, red cap Tell Me Lucy (IRE) 179
6 10-9 t Declan Queally Mr R J Jones 92 25/126.00
13 87F-60F MAROON, black chevron, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 12
8 10-5 p1 Miss M M Gannon T C Carroll (2) 88 14/115.00
14 058-PP YELLOW, purple hollow box & chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Dream Crusher (IRE) 14
5 10-5 P Downey S J Crimin (4) 88 33/134.00
15 8654-4 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green chevrons, orange cap, emerald green star The Black Russian (IRE) 9
7 10-5 F M Hanley T Kelly (2) 88 20/121.00
16 0700-09 Lilac, violet & primrose qtd cap Asithappens (IRE) 37
6 10-0 Liam Casey A Ring (4) 83 20/121.00
18 75-5100 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Supreme Vic (IRE) 12
7 10-0 Norman Lee S A Shortall (4) 83 33/134.00
19 U893-6F Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Mrs Henderson 9
8 9-12 F Costello S J Gray 81 25/126.00
Non runners
1240477-0Shinahwil (IRE)610-8Mrs Mary ButtimerP A Gallagher91
17857760/Mr Lomas (IRE)910-0D E FinnD A McCormack83

Verdict

Fast ground and a huge field of handicappers ridden by claiming jockeys doesn't suggest an ideal betting opportunity but there is plenty of dead wood and it may be best to stick with in-form entries. DEFINITE KNOCKOFF is certainly amongst those after an impressive victory over this trip at Bellewstown and he'll be difficult to beat under the excellent Conor Maxwell. Dick Dundee has been alternating between hurdles and fences and hasn't had much experience but there was plenty to like about his narrow defeat by Not For Turning at Listowel and he should go close. Ellaway Rose has been going well in maidens and isn't harshly treated for her handicap debut while Tramore winner John The Soldier was still there and going well when unshipping his rider at Bellewstown.