Clonmel

  • 13:25 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 100y

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.80s
  • Off time: 13:25:30
13:25 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chu Chu Thomas (IRE) 6/4
2nd Short Grass (IRE) 4/1
3rd Do The Bookies 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 66496-P Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 pt J P Kenny K C Sexton (2) 100 12/113.00
2 071/01 Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Chu Chu Thomas (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-9 W Harney Mr H D Dunne 97 6/42.50
3 P64045 ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, striped cap Do The Bookies 4
Nag me
8 11-7 J J Hanlon S E Butler 95 6/17.00
4 3425U8 Black, yellow cross sashes, black cap, yellow star In The Haven (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 11-2 b P J Rothwell A Ring (2) 90 14/115.00
6 309000 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Harangue (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 10-13 J J Hanlon G N Fox (ex2) 90 14/115.00
7 08-0105 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop World Citizen (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-10 D McDonogh S J Crimin 84 12/113.00
8 4P37-54 Pink, black star, black sleeves, pink chevrons, pink cap, black star Hugbensin (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 M McCabe J M Moore (4) 81 10/111.00
9 F8708U White & royal blue stripes, red sleeves, royal blue stars, red & royal blue quartered cap Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 10-6 M McCabe B F Cawley 80 8/19.00
10 077/46-9 EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Short Grass (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 10-6 bt C Roche J S McGarvey (2) 80 4/15.00
Non runners
5619/6P-0Letterofapproval (IRE)811-0D KenneallyD R Fox88

Verdict

CHU CHU THOMAS was undoubtedly fortunate to make a winning handicap debut over the C&D a fortnight ago as he was left in front when the leader fell at the last. That was still a very good effort from Bill Harney's charge, who was regarded as potentially useful before an injury kept him out for over three years, and a follow-up looks likely. Do The Bookies was eight lengths behind and has since been well beaten at Limerick while World Citizen was further back and both look held. Short Grass was showing some ability at this time a year ago and will be better for last week's run at Thurles but successful point-to-pointer Hugbensin has gone 19 starts under Rules without winning.