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Gowran Park

  • 14:45 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (80-123) €17,500 added 4yo+ 12 ran
  • Winner €12,074 2nd €2,801 3rd €1,226 4th €700
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 34.50s
  • Off time: 14:45:22

Full result

14:45 Gowran Park Result 22nd January 2015
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Dick Dundee 10-11 L P Dempsey (2) P Nolan 10 8/1
Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer in 4th before 3 out, ridden entering straight, stayed on into 3rd last, kept on well run-in to challenge and led close home opened 9/1 touched 9/1
2nd ½ Maguire's Glen (IRE) 11-1 K C Sexton Miss E Doyle 7 7/2
Held up towards rear, progress into 6th before 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, stayed on into 3rd 2 out, soon 2nd, led after last, strongly pressed run-in and headed close home opened 4/1 touched 4/1
3rd Decade Player (IRE) 9-13 A Ring (4) P J Rothwell 7 28/1
Led and soon clear, reduced advantage before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed after last, kept on under pressure run-in, no extra closing stages opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th Railway Tommy (IRE) 11-1 S E Butler (2) Peter Fahey 7 9/2
Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer in 3rd before 3 out, ridden and hampered by loose horse entering straight, under pressure in 4th 2 out, no impression from last, kept on same pace opened 8/1 touched 8/1
5th Oscar Chimes (IRE) 10-7 D E Splaine M T O'Donovan 8 20/1
Held up towards rear, progress before 3 out, ridden into 6th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out opened 16/1 touched 20/1
6th 2 Daliyan (IRE) 11-12 A F O'Neill (4) R Sweeney 6 20/1
Chased leader, moderate 2nd halfway, closer before 3 out, ridden entering straight, no extra before last opened 20/1 touched 20/1
7th 17 Clonbanan Lad (IRE) 11-12 J J Burke H De Bromhead 9 10/1
Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out opened 8/1 touched 10/1
8th 76 Blackandamber Vic (IRE) 9-10 (+1) P E Corbett (2) Norman Lee 8 10/1
Chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened, eased run-in and completely tailed off opened 9/1 touched 10/1
9th College Boy (IRE) 10-11 J S McGarvey C O'Dwyer 8 8/1
Towards rear, progress into 5th before 3 out, ridden and mistake 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, eased run-in and completely tailed off opened 7/1 touched 8/1
PU Kashline (IRE) 11-5 Mr D J Benson (4) C Bowe 9 20/1
Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, slight mistake 5th, ridden and no extra 4 out, pulled up before 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
PU Keith's Delight (IRE) 10-3 B Hayes P A Fahy 7 20/1
Mid-division best, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
F High Expectations (FR) 10-4 D J Mullins (4) G Elliott 4 10/3f
Held up, fell 1st opened 7/2 touched 7/2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £10.40 Tote Place: £2.00,2.20,9.10
Straight Forecast: £36.23 Exacta: £48.30

Verdict

Paul Nolan: "I didn't think he'd stay going as that's the first time he's finished a race on soft ground. He'll go for the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. He's rated 137 in Ireland, so shouldn't be too much higher in England. He's not the same horse over hurdles as fences. When he came off the bridle I thought there was no way he'd get home. I didn't think he'd handle the ground."