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14:15 Galway (IRE)

Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (81-116)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,000 added
  • Winner: €10,350
  • 2nd: €2,399
  • 3rd: €1,050
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 0.10s
  • Off Time: 14:15:11
  • 15 Ran
1
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue epaulettes & chevrons on slvs,dark blue cap, yellow star
  • Form 6-32224
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

soon mid-division, no impression from 2 out, not fluent last, eased, tailed off

2
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap
  • Form 45/5779
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

close up, bad mistake 2nd, led narrowly 5th, joined and mistake last, soon headed and no extra

3
Silk - PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap
  • Form 587/3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 114

held up, 12th early, ridden to chase leaders 2 out, one pace from before last

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
8/1
  • Form 875/U0-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 109

held up, not much room after 3 out and pushed along, no extra next, tailed off

8
Silk - YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots
  • Form 4-3190
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 105

chased leaders, no impression when bad mistake last, no extra

9
Silk - Maroon, white hoop, white chevrons on sleeves, maroon cap
  • Form 4P7/58-6
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 100

always prominent, 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure run-in

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 80003-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 98

towards rear, headway appoaching 2 out and squeezed for room, closed to chase leaders last, edged right and led from 100yds out, stayed on well to soon draw clear

11
Silk - RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form 75565-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 97

soon tracked leaders, mistake 6th, 4th and slight mistake 2 out, one pace from before last

12
Silk - WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars
8/1
  • Form 8-00738
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 95

soon chased leaders, 8th early, under pressure from 2 out, kept on same pace run-in

13
Silk - White,maroon cross sashes,maroon slvs,white chevrons,emGreen & red qtd cap

Afatcat

12 t D
20/1
  • Form 644-604
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 94

held up, soon towards rear, raced on outer, not fluent 6th, improved to track leaders from 2 out, soon challenged, on terms last, soon led, headed and one pace from 100yds out

14
Silk - Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap, black star
14/1
  • Form 7-8856B
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 92

soon chased leaders, 9th early, under pressure from 2 out, kept on same pace from before last

15
Silk - Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap
14/1
  • Form 0060-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 96

chased leaders, 7th early, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 6th and pushed along, not much room after 3 out, no impression from next, no extra from before last

16
Silk - RED & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, emerald green cap, red spots
25/1
  • Form 82870-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 91

soon led, not fluent 2nd, narrowly headed and slight mistake 5th, no extra from 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

17
Silk - Yellow, yellow & light green check sleeves, light green cap
  • Form 540U00-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, took keen hold, slight mistake 3 out, under pressure next, no extra from before last

18
Silk - Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 08000P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 87

towards rear, reminders from 6th, detached and not fluent 3 out, tailed off

6
NR
14/1
  • Form 847-1P5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 106

19
NR
12/1
  • Form 008-062
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 90

7
NR
  • Form 3113-F4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 102

5
NR
  • Form 1206-17
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 107

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Seeyouallincoppers had been running well over this trip until finding an extra three furlongs too far at Kilbeggan and Jack Kennedy's claim can help him run into a place. However, DEFINING YEAR was having just his fourth start over hurdles when an excellent third to Beckwith Star here on Monday and, though 5lb higher, this isn't as tough and he can gain compensation. Dollar And A Dream has been narrowly beaten into third in his last two starts and is probably still progressing while It's All An Act completed a quick double in October and is on a fair mark compared to his chase rating. Cristy's Call was engaged to run on the Flat here yesterday.

Formwatch

Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Towards rear, took keen hold, mid-division before 4th, soon tracked leaders, pushed along from 3 out, moderate 4th approaching straight, one pace,, 4th of 16, 20 1/2l behind Do Try Dolly (10-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp gf in Jun.

Tribes And Banner (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) A little keen, close up, slight mistake 5th, soon raced in 3rd, 4th 3 out and slight mistake, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, one pace, 7th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Tempo Mac (9-12) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp gf in Jul.

Defining Year (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, closed up 2 out and tracked winner, on terms last, edged left run-in and soon headed, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Galway 2m hcp Yielding in Jul.

Pacelli Road (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, no extra from next, 14th of 20, dist behind Space Ship (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn Yielding in May.

Esta Quercus (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 11th early, not fluent 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 10th of 20, 24 3/4l behind Beckwith Star (11-12) at Galway 2m hcp Yielding in Jul.

Venture Lazarus (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) In rear, pushed along between horses approaching straight, soon not much room, no impression 3 out, one pace, 6th of 7, 6 1/2l behind Swansea Mile (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f gd in Jul.

Dollar And A Dream (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up, 16th at 3rd, not fluent 4 out and 3 out, soon headway, 9th approaching straight, slight mistake 2 out, 6th at last where not fluent, soon edged left briefly, stayed on well and edged right run-in, not reach leaders, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Accordion Twilight (10-7) at Limerick 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in May.

O'donoghue's Opera (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Pecked 1st, chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, still chasing leaders from 2 out, 5th at last, kept on same pace, 5th of 20, 5l behind Don Franco (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in May.

Lost Book (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden into 5th after 2 out, no impression in 4th entering straight, stayed on into 3rd run-in and kept on closing stages, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Kylecrue (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.

Afatcat 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division early, improved to chase leaders after 3rd, 4th halfway, moderate 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Supreme Vic (11-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp Soft - Heavy in Jul.

Persian Wind (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Held up, brought down after 1st, at Kilbeggan 2m hcp gd in Jul.

Black Label 12-1 (9-13) In rear, ridden in 14th over 5f out, detached in rear 3f out, soon driven, never a factor, tailed off, last of 14, dist behind Uncharted Waters (8-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f hcp hvy in Jul.

Germany John (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along from 5th, mistake 3 out, no extra from next, 15th of 20, dist behind Shaiyzar (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hcp Yielding in May.

Eric The Third (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Soon prominent, led after 1st, hung right briefly after 4th, headed approaching straight, no impression 2 out, soon no extra,, 14th of 24, dist behind Oscar Sam (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp sft in Jan.

Indian Whiskey (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, soon 3rd, 5th halfway, dropped to rear and niggled along 4 out, soon ridden, pulled up after 3 out, at Tramore 2m 5f hcp sft in Jan.

Baby Whizz (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 6th from 9th, not fluent next and 11th, soon pushed along, no impression approaching straight, one pace,, 5th of 15, 29 3/4l behind Valours Minion (10-9) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Canova (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, ridden 2 out, hampered and left 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind The Absent Mare (10-0) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.

It's All An Act (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up, slight mistake 5th, 8th after 6th, went 4th 3 out where slightly slow, 3rd 2 out, chased winner from last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Fort Smith (12-1) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp gd in Jun.

Cristy's Call (IRE) 7-2fav (10-10) Chased leaders, slightly slow jump 3rd, closer order next, 5th from 6th, not fluent 7th and pushed along, slight mistake 4 out, soon no impression, no extra when not fluent 3 out, mistake last, 7th of 8, dist behind Be Seeing You (10-3) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp gf in Jul.