Thurles

  • 15:25 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 96y

  • Winner €7,072 2nd €2,186 3rd €1,035 4th €460
  • Going: Yielding (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.40s
  • Off time: 15:29:59
15:25 Thurles Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Queeny (IRE) 8/1
2nd Returntovendor (IRE) 4/1
3rd Rare Legend (IRE) 8/1
4th Our Lizzie (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 406 PURPLE, white chevron, white cap Slug And Jockey (IRE) 25
5 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P A Gallagher (2) 95 20/121.00
2 46-4007 Dark green, white stars on sleeves, white stars on cap Supreme Steel (IRE) 62
5 11-8 P A Fahy C M Leonard (4) 91 10/111.00
3 456220 LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Tb Broke Her (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-6 A L T Moore Rachael Blackmore (2) 89 9/25.50
4 918404 Royal blue, beige sash, beige sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, beige star Quelle Belle Vie (FR) 58
6 11-5 P G Fahey P D Kennedy 88 8/19.00
5 9/59562- Emerald green & yellow quartered, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Rare Legend (IRE) 308
9 11-5 J J Hanlon Mr N T Prendergast (4) 88 8/19.00
6 07034-4 Royal blue & maroon check, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Returntovendor (IRE) 201
6 11-5 J P Fahey S E Butler (2) 88 4/15.00
7 4PF-754 Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap Easy To Find (IRE) 24
6 11-4 p Denis Hogan Andrew Ring (2) 87 20/121.00
8 50087- Red, purple disc, red cap Alices Man (IRE) 245
6 11-2 t1 Miss E Doyle J J Slevin (4) 85 6/17.00
9 0-90 BLACK, yellow sleeves, black cap Blues Dancer 96
4 11-1 p1 J H Culloty B J Foley (4) 88 50/151.00
10 4P560-8 BLACK & ORANGE HOOPS, orange sleeves, black cap, orange spots Dactik (IRE) 15
10 11-1 pt N Brett A McCurtin (2) 84 20/121.00
11 683797 DARK BLUE, yellow seams, red cap Queeny (IRE) 15
5 11-1 R O'Leary R A Doyle (4) 84 8/19.00
12 000-806 RED, emerald green cross of lorraine, red sleeves, emerald green seams, white cap Cappacurry Sox (IRE) 28
5 10-13 L Young R P Treacy (2) 82 50/151.00
13 0590-P MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Our Lizzie (IRE) 121
4 10-13 t1 Mrs D A Love N M Kelly (4) 86 25/126.00
14 809599 Royal blue, large yellow spots, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Alphabelle (IRE) 54
4 10-12 J W Nicholson B Browne (4) 85 16/117.00
15 0-906P0 Royal blue, red epaulettes, red sleeves, royal blue spots, red cap, royal blue spots Auntie Annie (IRE) 28
5 10-11 t Mrs G Callaghan B J Reynolds (4) 80 33/134.00
16 78U046 Purple & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Carrow Queen (IRE) 15
8 10-11 t V T O'Brien S J Gray 80 16/117.00
17 55PPP0 Emerald green & black chevrons, striped cap Flemenspower (IRE) 24
6 10-11 t L J Donnelly E O'Connell (4) 80 50/151.00
18 9P0-440 Black, red star, red sleeves, black stars, red cap, black star Sweet Little Lies 173
Beaten Favourite
5 10-11 t1 John Feane A W Short (4) 80 14/115.00
Non runners
1915764/6-Soul Season (IRE)1011-2Thomas JamesReserve 185
2070-98Johns Choice (IRE)511-1S J KennyReserve 284
218000/P9Rasco (IRE)711-3L YoungReserve 386

Verdict

This is a low-class handicap with hardly any of the runners in form. Tb Broke Her looked to have a good chance of ending a long losing run at Fairyhouse but ran poorly though she may not have enjoyed front-running. Returntovendor has yet to win but hasn't been beaten far in big fields in his last three starts while Rare Legend, who won over fences here in January, reappears on an 8lb lower mark than over the bigger obstacles. Quelle Belle Vie is on exactly the same mark as when scoring at Downpatrick in May and showed a bit more dash at Tipperary last time though a chance is taken with SWEET LITTLE LIES. Johnny Feane's mare started favourite for a Limerick handicap in June but found the fast going against her and the former point-to-pointer will be better suited by today's going and longer trip.