Down Royal

Monday, 26th Dec 2016

GOING: Soft

The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Race Time: 4:07.8
  • Off Time: 15:00
  • 2m
  • 19 ran

The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle of EUR12,500 (Rated 80-102) (Generously sponsored by Mr. J.P. McManus) Of which the second will receive EUR2,500, the third EUR1,250, the fourth EUR625 and the fifth EUR312.50

  • Tote Placepot: €22.40
  • Tote Exacta: (18/7) €53.30

1st

EMERALD GREEN, purple star, purple stars on sleeves, purple cap, emerald green stars

N.M.Kelly (4)

  • 8YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Rudimentary (USA) - Grangeclare Lodge
  • Rating: 88
  • 10 - 8
  • TOTE Win: €12.90
  • Place: €3.50
  • SP: 10/1

chased leaders, ridden on rail after 3 out, stayed on to dispute 2 out and slight mistake, narrow lead last, kept on well under pressure run-in

2nd

½ lengths

  • 9YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Starcraft (NZ) - Marrakech
  • Rating: 97
  • 11 - 3
  • Place: €1.20
  • SP: 5/1 Fav

mid-division, improved to challenge 3 out, soon disputed, ridden in close 2nd before last, kept on run-in, just held

3rd

Short Head

  • 4YO
  • B BR
  • G
  • Kalanisi - Littleton Liberty (GB)
  • Rating: 96
  • 10 - 13
  • Place: €5.60
  • SP: 16/1

held up towards rear, progress 4 out, 6th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, kept on from last, pressed leaders closing stages

4th

2¾ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • F
  • King's Theatre - Timissa
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 1
  • Place: €3.50
  • SP: 11/1

chased leaders, 6th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression last, kept on same pace run-in

5th

2½ lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Lucarno (USA) - Midsummer Magic (GB)
  • Rating: 101
  • 11 - 9
  • SP: 7/1

mid-division, ridden 3 out, stayed on into 6th 2 out, 5th last, kept on one pace

6th

6 lengths

  • 10YO
  • B
  • G
  • Pushkin - Noeleens Delight
  • Rating: 86
  • 10 - 6
  • SP: 20/1

held up towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden into moderate 8th 2 out, 6th and no impression last, kept on one pace

7th

3¼ lengths

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Windsor Knot - Liberty Grace
  • Rating: 98
  • 11 - 1
  • SP: 16/1

chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed after 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra before last

8th

Neck

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Montjeu - Forgotten Dreams
  • Rating: 95
  • 10 - 12
  • SP: 20/1

mid-division, ridden before 3 out, 7th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace

9th

Head

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Darsi (FR) - Nellie Heart
  • Rating: 85
  • 10 - 5
  • SP: 10/1

soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out

10th

2 lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • F
  • Echo Of Light (GB) - Excelsio
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 1
  • SP: 8/1

chased leaders, 4th halfway, challenged 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out

11th

1¾ lengths

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Duke of Marmalade - Mini Brush (USA)
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 0
  • SP: 16/1

mid-division best, ridden and no impression 4 out

12th

2½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B BR
  • G
  • Presenting (GB) - Victoria Theatre
  • Rating: 100
  • 11 - 6
  • SP: 14/1

mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and no impression 4 out

13th

2¾ lengths

  • 5YO
  • GR
  • G
  • Tikkanen (USA) - Gill Hall Lady (GB)
  • Rating: 92
  • 10 - 12
  • SP: 10/1

led, mistake 3 out, soon headed and ridden, no extra before next

14th

17 lengths

  • 10YO
  • BR
  • G
  • Norwich - Newstreet Princess
  • Rating: 98
  • 11 - 4
  • SP: 11/2 2Fav

towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 4 out, soon no extra

15th

Head

  • 5YO
  • BL
  • F
  • Definite Article (GB) - Balwaney (FR)
  • Rating: 93
  • 11 - 3
  • SP: 16/1

chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out

16th

2½ lengths

  • 7YO
  • B
  • G
  • Celtic Swing (GB) - Trim
  • Rating: 101
  • 11 - 7
  • SP: 25/1

mid-division, ridden and no impression 4 out, soon no extra

17th

3¾ lengths

  • 5YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Windsor Knot - Miss Sundance
  • Rating: 93
  • 11 - 3
  • SP: 12/1

always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out

18th

20 lengths

  • 8YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Traditionally (USA) - Silver Tassie (FR)
  • Rating: 95
  • 11 - 1
  • SP: 14/1

chased leaders early, lost place halfway, weakened before 4 out

19th

29 lengths

  • 8YO
  • B
  • G
  • Desert Style - Ridakiya
  • Rating: 100
  • 11 - 6
  • SP: 25/1

always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 4 out, weakened and tailed off

p.u.

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Grape Tree Road (GB) - Agara (GB)
  • Rating: 102
  • 11 - 8
  • SP: 25/1

mid-division, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

2015: Angus Milan 6 11-12, C.D. Timmons, Noel C. Kelly 5/1 2Fav

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