Tramore

  • 17:15 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.50s
  • Off time: 17:15:14
17:15 Tramore Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Qhilimar (FR) 8/1
2nd High Desert (GER) 6/1
3rd Betterthanalright (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 30116P EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Come To The Party (IRE) 86
Course Winner
10 11-12 E Doyle A F O'Neill (4) 123 10/111.00
2 P7-P606 Black, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, black diabolo, yellow cap Qhilimar (FR) 13
Distance Winner
9 11-11 b A Maguire Mr R J Jones 122 8/19.00
3 P-2F12P DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 12
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-10 p E Doyle M A Enright 121 3/14.00
4 97-6170 YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Hidden Crack 13
9 11-8 S Fahey S E Butler (4) 119 12/113.00
5 532140 LIGHT BLUE, white sleeves, emerald green & yellow quartered cap Agus A Vic (IRE) 196
Course and Distance Winner
12 11-5 p P Martin Mr D G Lavery (4) 116 12/113.00
6 2607F3 DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
10 11-5 b Michael Barry P D Kennedy (2) 116 12/113.00
7 P-81102 ROSE, primrose hoops, quartered cap High Desert (GER) 34
Course Winner
8 11-5 A L T Moore G Malone (4) 116 6/17.00
8 154595 YELLOW, dark blue disc, check sleeves & cap Bangonform (IRE) 30
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 D E Fitzgerald B F Cawley (4) 111 11/26.50
9 5/428P5 Black & emerald green quartered, yellow & white halved sleeves, black & emerald green quartered cap Fairwood Bob (IRE) 243
10 11-0 P J Rothwell A Ring (4) 111 20/121.00
11 307755 YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap The Book Thief (IRE) 58
9 10-6 p E O'Grady M J Bolger (2) 103 16/117.00
12 559604 DARK GREEN, yellow seams, quartered cap Betterthanalright (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
7 10-5 Liam Casey D E Splaine (2) 102 5/16.00
13 05020P Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Prince Of Forwards 11
Distance Winner
9 9-13 b P Hughes T C Carroll (2) 96 16/117.00
Non runners
10685P05Glenstar (IRE)811-0J P RyanK C Sexton111

Verdict

Arthur Moore has won this three times in recent years and HIGH DESERT can continue the sequence. A winner over timber in November, he was impressive over fences here on New Year's Day and returned to form at Wexford last month. Colls Corner doesn't win often enough and is better handicapped over hurdles while The Book Thief has been badly out of form and hasn't won for over three years. Agus A Vic is getting on in years and hasn't run since October but he scored over the course and distance in August and though 3lb higher his young rider can claim all of that back.