Punchestown

Saturday, 31st Dec 2016

GOING: Soft

Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Race Time: 4:07.4
  • Off Time: 15:08
  • 2m
  • 21 ran

The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle of EUR11,500 (Rated 80-95) (Generously sponsored by Mr. J.P. McManus) Of which the second will receive EUR2,300, the third EUR1,150, the fourth EUR575 and the fifth EUR287.50

  • Tote Jackpot: €1224.40
  • Tote Placepot: €19.20
  • Tote Exacta: (2/12) €237.00

1st

YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap

D.J. Hand (4)

  • 5YO
  • B
  • F
  • Echo Of Light (GB) - Excelsio
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 8
  • TOTE Win: €17.50
  • Place: €3.80
  • SP: 14/1

reared-over at false start, held up in last, good headway from 3 out, improved to lead after 2 out, clear approaching last, ridden run-in, kept on under pressure, reduced advantage close home

2nd

½ lengths

  • 7YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Kutub - Another Pet
  • Rating: 87
  • 11 - 4
  • Place: €2.60
  • SP: 10/1

tracked leaders in 6th, 6th 4 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, 2nd at last, stayed on well close home to press winner to line

3rd

½ lengths

  • 7YO
  • B
  • F
  • Flemensfirth (USA) - Nuala By Storm
  • Rating: 82
  • 10 - 9
  • Place: €10.70
  • SP: 33/1

tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 7th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on under pressure inside final furlong

4th

¾ lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Central Park - Zamyatina
  • Rating: 89
  • 11 - 6
  • Place: €1.30
  • SP: 9/2 2Fav

mid-division on inner, short of room briefly on inner after 2 out, switched left entering straight and some progress, ridden in 6th at last, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

5th

5 lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Royal Anthem (USA) - Lady Ramona
  • Rating: 90
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 14/1

mid-division, slight mistake 4th and pushed along briefly, 11th 2 out, soon ridden, some progress from last, kept on without threatening

6th

½ lengths

  • 7YO
  • B
  • G
  • Heron Island - Lee Valley Native
  • Rating: 94
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 33/1

led, ridden and headed after 2 out, no impression before last

7th

Neck

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Flemensfirth (USA) - Millys Gesture
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 9
  • SP: 7/2 Fav

mid-division on outer, pushed along on wide outer entering straight, 7th at last, kept on same pace

8th

Short Head

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Dubai Destination (USA) - Rainbow Lilly
  • Rating: 90
  • 11 - 0
  • SP: 50/1

mid-division, took keen hold early, slight mistake 4 out, no impression from 2 out, never a factor

9th

6½ lengths

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Echo of Light (GB) - Annieirwin
  • Rating: 83
  • 10 - 9
  • SP: 33/1

mid-division, 8th 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out

10th

½ lengths

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Tagula - Cloonkeary (GB)
  • Rating: 86
  • 11 - 0
  • SP: 25/1

mid-division ridden 2 out, soon no impression, never a factor

11th

1 lengths

  • 9YO
  • B BR
  • F
  • Westerner (GB) - That's The Goose
  • Rating: 89
  • 11 - 2
  • SP: 16/1

mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

12th

Neck

  • 6YO
  • B
  • F
  • Oscar - Henris Blaze
  • Rating: 80
  • 10 - 11
  • SP: 25/1

tracked leaders in 5th, no impression from 3 out, soon weakened

13th

2¾ lengths

  • 7YO
  • B
  • F
  • Dilshaan (GB) - Birthday Honours
  • Rating: 80
  • 10 - 9
  • SP: 16/1

mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

14th

Head

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Craigsteel (GB) - Beauty Star
  • Rating: 90
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 6/1

always behind, pushed along in rear early, no impression from 3 out

15th

1¾ lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Darsi (FR) - Nellie Heart
  • Rating: 85
  • 11 - 2
  • SP: 16/1

tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened from 3 out

16th

Short Head

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Definite Article (GB) - Esther Johnson
  • Rating: 81
  • 10 - 12
  • SP: 33/1

always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

17th

Neck

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Flemensfirth (USA) - River Clyde
  • Rating: 90
  • 11 - 3
  • SP: 33/1

mid-division, weakened from 3 out, never a factor

18th

½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Raise (FR)
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 12
  • SP: 10/1

tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 4 out, ridden and weakened from next

19th

1½ lengths

  • 8YO
  • B
  • F
  • Westerner (GB) - High Court Action
  • Rating: 82
  • 10 - 13
  • SP: 25/1

rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

20th

7 lengths

  • 6YO
  • BR
  • G
  • Scorpion - Sapphire Eile (GB)
  • Rating: 91
  • 11 - 8
  • SP: 16/1

mid-division, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened

21st

84 Lengths

  • 8YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Dr Fong (USA) - Evening Promise (GB)
  • Rating: 81
  • 10 - 12
  • SP: 20/1

always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

u.r.

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Nayef (USA) - Aliyama
  • Rating: 82
  • 10 - 6
  • SP: 25/1

tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression in 8th when mistake and unseated rider at last

2015: Ice Cool (GB) 6 11-12, D. Meyler, V. T. O'Brien EvensFav

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