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14:35 Gowran Park (IRE)

Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (80-123)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €18,500 added
  • Winner: €12,765
  • 2nd: €2,959
  • 3rd: €1,295
  • 4th: €740
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 53.60s
  • Off Time: 14:35:24
  • 10 Ran
1
5/1
  • Form: 51/512-P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: J J Walsh
  • Jockey: A McCurtin

led, slight mistake 1st, joined briefly 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed approaching last, under pressure and kept on well run-in

2
  • Form: 322648
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: E Doyle
  • Jockey: J S McGarvey

tracked leaders, reminder after 2nd, slight mistake 4th, 3rd halfway, pushed along and slight mistake 3 out, no impression in 5th before next, no extra, weakened

3
  • Form: 01-F998
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: L J Donnelly
  • Jockey: P D Kennedy

chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden after 4 out and soon no extra, behind and pulled up before 2 out

4
  • Form: 34441P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

tracked leaders, 5th on outer halfway, progress to dispute briefly 3 out, pushed along and no impression in 4th approaching last where slight mistake, no extra

5
20/1
  • Form: 310187
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: J Nash
  • Jockey: T E Doran

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, never a factor, 9th halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching 2 out, no extra

6
6/1
  • Form: 38-5P01
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: S Fahey
  • Jockey: S E Butler

mid-division, 6th halfway, 5th 3 out, pushed along and no extra in 6th next, weakened

7
7/4
  • Form: 787211
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: V T O'Brien
  • Jockey: D Meyler

tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, disputed briefly 3 out, ridden to challenge after next, slight mistake last, under pressure and kept on one pace run-in, no impression on winner

8
25/1
  • Form: 754051/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: Mrs L Fowler
  • Jockey: B R Dalton

mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, pushed along in 6th 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, pulled up after last

10
  • Form: 98-0P56
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: P J Rothwell
  • Jockey: A Ring

towards rear, progress on inner halfway, 4th and mistake 3 out, ridden to go 3rd and pecked slightly last, kept on one pace run-in

11
  • Form: 5449/7-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: Edward P Mitchell
  • Jockey: S J Gray

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no extra in 9th 3 out, kept on one pace from next

9
NR
  • Form: F79-086
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Jockey: K P Darcy

12
NR
10/1
  • Form: 04F72P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: R Donohoe
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Mista Wabbit Man is out of the handicap and had an engagement at Fairyhouse yesterday. He just failed to catch Ice Cool at Punchestown on New Year's Eve and there's virtually nothing between the pair again on the revised terms. Black Ice is a mudlark who was a fortunate winner at Limerick when Line View made a mess of the last. The latter didn't boost the form when well beaten subsequently though that was over fences. Baroque Style went up 10lb for scoring at Navan then broke a blood vessel on heavy going at Leopardstown so is probably best watched for now. Comehere Hi's two victories have been on good going which he certainly won't get here while Old Theatre Royal has five career victories to his credit, all of them on much quicker ground than he'll face here. PAGE TURNER (NAP) hasn't run over timber for almost three years but he's won three times over fences subsequently and can race off a massive 21lb lower mark. With his rider able to claim 4lb he looks too well in to ignore.

Formwatch

Page Turner (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led, headed before 8th, no extra from 10th, soon pulled up, at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.

What A Jewel (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Bad mistake at 1st and always behind, slight mistake 3rd, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 10, dist behind All You Need (11-7) at Naas 2m hvy in Jan.

Old Theatre Royal (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, dropped to 8th when mistake and almost unseated rider 9th, soon reminders in rear, no extra before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Rightville Boy (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp sft in Nov.

Baroque Style (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Prominent, weakened towards rear before 6th and reminders, soon no danger, pulled up before 2 out, at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hvy in Dec.

Comehere Hi (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always behind, rider lost iron briefly 4 out, ridden from next, never a factor, last of 7, 16 3/4l behind Vicangelome (11-6) at Naas 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Black Ice (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 8th from 4th, under pressure in 5th into straight, closer in 4th 2 out, quickly in pursuit of leader, left in lead at last and clear, ridden out and stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m hcp hvy in Dec beating Line View (11-5) by 7l, 12 ran.

Ice Cool Evensfav (11-12) Tracked leaders, left 2nd 5 out, improved to lead 3 out, joined when left in front 2 out, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Punchestown 2m hcp hvy in Dec beating Mista Wabbit Man (10-13) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Jumbo John (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, led last, held on well, won at Perth 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in May beating Mandarin Sunset (11-0) by nk, 13 ran.

Another Rattler (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up in touch on outer, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th after 3 out, weakened, 6th of 7, 15l behind Vicangelome (11-6) at Naas 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Luddenmore (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, closer order from 6th, under pressure approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, dist behind Shannak (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan.

Hunters Vision (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up, always behind, 6th of 10, dist behind Lac Leman (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.

Mista Wabbit Man 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd when left 2nd 2 out, 3rd entering straight, went 2nd again after last and stayed on well to press winner to line, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Ice Cool (11-12) at Punchestown 2m hcp hvy in Dec.