16:40 Clonmel (IRE) 21 Mar 2017

Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase (0-109) (5YO plus)

Winner €8,624 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 7f

Soft to Heavy

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1
532237
iT
Yellow & black diabolo, striped cap (John Paul Collevy)

Garrai Phaidin 31 

b g Waveney - Raspberry Sauce (Niniski)

8 11-12 t1
109
8 11-12 t1
109

Seventh of 11 in handicap chase (9/2) at Gowran (20f, heavy) 31 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Seventh of 11 in handicap chase (9/2) at Gowran (20f, heavy) 31 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time.

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Garrai Phaidin Score: 369

2
FF4515
iT
Red & black stripes, red sleeves, quartered cap (Anythingatall Syndicate)

Larry Capri 23 

b g Beneficial - Ms Leading Lil (Leading Counsel)

8 11-11
108
8 11-11
108

Winner in chase at Fairyhouse in January. 11/4, below form fifth of 12 in handicap chase at Naas (24f, heavy) 23 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Has good chance on form.

Winner in chase at Fairyhouse in January. 11/4, below form fifth of 12 in handicap chase at Naas (24f, heavy) 23 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Has good chance on form.

Larry Capri Score: 520

1
3
7-5UP5P
iT
Dark green & yellow check, white sleeves, dark green & yellow check cap (George Moore)

Thelobstercatcher (GB)  23 

g g Silver Patriarch - Everything's Rosy (Ardross)

13 11-5 t b
102
13 11-5 t b
102

Unreliable type. 20/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Naas (24f, heavy) 23 days ago, never going well after.

Unreliable type. 20/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Naas (24f, heavy) 23 days ago, never going well after.

Thelobstercatcher Score: 383

3
4
1-094P7
iT
Red & emerald green halved, emerald green cap, red spots (Michael Cawe)

Germany John 33 

b g Germany - Berkeley Bay (Fit To Fight)

8 11-4
101
8 11-4
101

Below form seventh of 18 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at this course (16.2f, heavy) 33 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Significantly back up in trip.

Below form seventh of 18 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at this course (16.2f, heavy) 33 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Significantly back up in trip.

Germany John Score: 362

5
P870PP
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Off The Charts 16 

b g Beneficial - Coppenagh Lady (Tawrrific)

8 11-3 v
100
8 11-3 v
100

Seventeen runs since last win in 2014. 12/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21.3f, soft) 16 days ago, pulled up before next.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2014. 12/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21.3f, soft) 16 days ago, pulled up before next.

Off The Charts Score: 347

6
564904
iT
Royal blue, white hoop & armlet, striped cap (M T O'Donovan)

Oscar Chimes 19 

b g Oscar - Heather Belle (Executive Perk)

10 11-2 t
99
10 11-2 t
99

20/1, respectable fourth of 18 in handicap hurdle at this course (24f, heavy) 19 days ago, faring best of those held up. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut.

20/1, respectable fourth of 18 in handicap hurdle at this course (24f, heavy) 19 days ago, faring best of those held up. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut.

Oscar Chimes Score: 410

2
7
PP/9-9FP
iT
Red, black stars, red sleeves, black stars on cap (Farranstephan Syndicate)

Old Time Melody 44 

b g Darsi - Sherberry (Shernazar)

8 10-12 t1 v1
95
8 10-12 t1 v1
95

Pulled up in novice chase at Punchestown (22f, soft, 100/1) 44 days ago. Visored for 1st time, tongue strap on for 1st time. Makes handicap chase debut.

Pulled up in novice chase at Punchestown (22f, soft, 100/1) 44 days ago. Visored for 1st time, tongue strap on for 1st time. Makes handicap chase debut.

Old Time Melody Score: 338

8
8507P2
iT
Emerald green, yellow sash, red & emerald green hooped cap (E M Sinnott)

Flynsini 40 

b g Dr Massini - Flynn's Girl (Mandalus)

9 10-7
90
9 10-7
90

Unreliable sort. Sixteen runs since last win in 2015. 3 lengths second of 14 to Dinnie's Vinnie in handicap chase (10/1) at Thurles (24.2f, soft) 40 days ago, well positioned.

Unreliable sort. Sixteen runs since last win in 2015. 3 lengths second of 14 to Dinnie's Vinnie in handicap chase (10/1) at Thurles (24.2f, soft) 40 days ago, well positioned.

Flynsini Score: 370

9
P894P1
iT
Red, white sash, white armlet, striped cap (Tfc Syndicate)

Dinnie's Vinnie 40 

b g Vinnie Roe - Edermine Berry (Durgam)

9 10-6
89
9 10-6
89

Untrustworthy individual. Career best when winning 14-runner handicap chase at Thurles (24.2f, soft, 14/1) 40 days ago by 3 lengths from Flynsini, finding extra.

Untrustworthy individual. Career best when winning 14-runner handicap chase at Thurles (24.2f, soft, 14/1) 40 days ago by 3 lengths from Flynsini, finding extra.

Dinnie's Vinnie Score: 343

10
9P-7U79
iT
Maroon, pink seams, check cap (Mrs Lorraine Rooney)

Witness Of Fashion 16 

b g Witness Box - Native Fashion (Be My Native)

11 10-5 p
88
11 10-5 p
88

Ninth of 13 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21.3f, soft, 25/1) 16 days ago.

Ninth of 13 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21.3f, soft, 25/1) 16 days ago.

Witness Of Fashion Score: 356

11
79/05U-3
iT
Purple, orange seams, orange chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap (On de Buses Partnership)

Soaring High 61 

b g Snurge - Connys Hope (Bulldozer)

10 10-3
86
10 10-3
86

Good third of 9 in handicap chase (8/1) at Thurles (21.5f, good to soft) 61 days ago.

Good third of 9 in handicap chase (8/1) at Thurles (21.5f, good to soft) 61 days ago.

Soaring High Score: 334

12
1/680-F0
iT
Red & emerald green check, red sleeves, emerald green cap (Clonakilty Racing Club)

Boss Croaker 16 

b g Craigsteel - Clairin Bridge (Over The River)

10 10-2 t1
85
10 10-2 t1
85

Tenth of 13 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21.3f, soft, 16/1) 16 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

Tenth of 13 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21.3f, soft, 16/1) 16 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

Boss Croaker Score: 316

13
535553
iT
Yellow, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, hooped cap (M R Walsh)

Town Pond 45 

b g Beneficial - The Sceardeen (Lancastrian)

11 9-10
79 1
11 9-10
79 1

One win from 26 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2015. Creditable third of 12 in handicap chase (14/1) at Fairyhouse (21.4f, heavy) 45 days ago.

One win from 26 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2015. Creditable third of 12 in handicap chase (14/1) at Fairyhouse (21.4f, heavy) 45 days ago.

Town Pond Score: 379

4
Verdict

DINNIE'S VINNIE bounced back to form at Thurles last month as he landed a similar contest when beating Flynsini, who reopposes here, by three lengths and, despite meeting that rival on worse terms, is entitled to improve again for that effort. Flynsini won't be too far away himself on that form as he effectively runs off the same mark as last time with recent Cheltenham Festival winning jockey J J Slevin on board, while others to consider include Larry Capri, who disappointed behind a subsequent winner at Navan in Mick The Jiver when sent off favourite at Naas last time, and Garrai Phaidin, who could improve for the application of a tongue-tie.

Verdict

LARRY CAPRI found less than looked likely on heavy ground at Naas last time but is taken to quickly resume winning ways. Soaring High and Garrai Phaidin are others to consider.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Soft 12 Mtada Supreme 11 11 12 109 3P4752 12 days Peter Maher (87 miles) A McCurtin 9/2 5:38.10
2015 Soft 14 Mallards In Flight 9 10 11 93 22FP3U 18 days G Cromwell (175 miles) P Carberry 11/2 5:02.80
2014 Heavy 14 Swiftmarc 11 11 6 103 233-879 641 days D T Hughes (87 miles) R Loughran 16/1 5:31.70
2013 Soft - Heavy 9 Playing 10 11 5 102 F7-1347 75 days Thomas Foley (60 miles) S E Butler 7/2 5:12.60
2012 Good 11 D's Trix 8 10 12 93 3U7403 18 days A J McNamara (50 miles) A J McNamara 7/1 4:46.20
2011 Yielding - Soft 14 Jacks Island 8 11 1 98 8U6290 19 days P J Rothwell (104 miles) D Bates 11/1 5:02.20
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