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Sunday, 18th Dec 2016

GOING: Soft

Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Steeplechase

  • Race Time: 5:31.1
  • Off Time: 13:35
  • 2m 4f 183yds
  • 12 ran

The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Steeplechase of EUR18,500 (Generously sponsored by Mr. J.P. McManus) Of which the second will receive EUR3,700, the third EUR1,850, the fourth EUR925 and the fifth EUR462.50

  • Tote Placepot: €73.70
  • Tote Exacta: (13/11) €145.80
  • 10YO
  • CH
  • F
  • Beneficial (GB) - Puff of Magic
  • Rating: 102
  • 10 - 5
  • TOTE Win: €17.40
  • Place: €4.10
  • SP: 16/1

towards rear, 8th after 3rd, progress to 5th after 6th, 4th 4 out, improved to 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden out run-in

2nd

3¼ lengths

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Catcher In The Rye - Tapneiram
  • Rating: 104
  • 10 - 3
  • Place: €2.40
  • SP: 8/1

mid-division, 7th after 3rd, progress to 6th 4 out, closed on leaders after 3 out, 2nd before 2 out where slightly hampered, soon ridden, no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in

3rd

½ lengths

  • 7YO
  • BR
  • G
  • Beneficial (GB) - Ballycleary
  • Rating: 109
  • 10 - 12
  • Place: €1.80
  • SP: 4/1 Fav

mid-division, 5th after 3rd, ridden after 2 out, 4th at last, soon 3rd, kept on, not trouble winner

4th

3¾ lengths

MAROON & WHITE CHEVRONS, striped sleeves, check cap

B. Browne (4)

  • 9YO
  • B
  • G
  • Indian River (FR) - Cill Fhair
  • Rating: 107
  • 10 - 6
  • SP: 14/1

settled 4th, 3rd at 2nd, progress to 2nd after 4th, on terms 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, dropped to 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on one pace in 4th run-in

5th

3¼ lengths

  • 8YO
  • B
  • G
  • Cloudings - Mr K's Winterblues
  • Rating: 119
  • 11 - 4
  • SP: 6/1 Jt2Fav

raced 5th, 7th after 6th, pushed along in 6th before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, 5th at last, kept on one pace

6th

2¾ lengths

  • 7YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Desert King - Zaffre
  • Rating: 106
  • 10 - 9
  • SP: 6/1 Jt2Fav

rear of mid-division, 9th after 3rd, pushed along in 8th after 4 out, 7th 2 out, soon ridden in 6th, no impression before last, kept on one pace

7th

6½ lengths

EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap

A. Ring (2)

  • 8YO
  • BR
  • G
  • Blueprint - My Native Glen
  • Rating: 105
  • 10 - 6
  • SP: 8/1

raced 3rd, 4th at 2nd, progress to 3rd before 7th, on terms 4 out, dropped to 3rd 3 out, weakened before 2 out

8th

19 lengths

  • 11YO
  • B
  • G
  • Bob Back (USA) - Starry Lady
  • Rating: 121
  • 11 - 6
  • SP: 20/1

soon tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd after 4th, dropped to 6th after 6th, pushed along in 9th after 4 out, no extra before 2 out

9th

¾ lengths

  • 8YO
  • B
  • F
  • Blueprint - Garrisker
  • Rating: 118
  • 11 - 3
  • SP: 16/1

soon led, mistake at 6th, joined 4 out, under pressure and dropped to 4th 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out where mistake

10th

2 lengths

EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, white cap.

J.B. Kane (4)

  • 7YO
  • B
  • G
  • Beneficial (GB) - Coppenagh Lady
  • Rating: 105
  • 10 - 4
  • SP: 8/1

raced in detached rear throughout, never a factor

11th

16 lengths

  • 6YO
  • CH
  • F
  • Mahler (GB) - Oddly Presented
  • Rating: 120
  • 11 - 5
  • SP: 8/1

towards rear, 10th after 3rd, slow jump at 7th, hampered at 8th, detached in 10th after 4 out, no extra, eased after 3 out

12th

13 lengths

  • 8YO
  • CH
  • G
  • Nazar - Marilyn's Rose
  • Rating: 104
  • 10 - 3
  • SP: 33/1

rear, 12th after 3rd, mistake at 5th, no impression, never a factor

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Falco (USA) - Attachee De Presse
  • Rating: 115
  • 11 - 4
  • SP: 25/1

rear, 11th after 3rd, mistake in 10th at 8th and unseated rider

2015: Ard Cregg 5 9-10, S.J. Gray, V. T. O'Brien 13/2

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