July 08 / 18.00 Bellewstown

18.00

Good

Bar One Racing “Bellewstown” Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 2m 0f 188y
  • 19 runners
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Bar One Racing “Bellewstown” Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

(Won)

  • Win: £26.20
  • Place: £5.70

Form: F75-70 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
First reserve; getting on for two years since he landed nice pot at Killarney and struggling for form lately.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

2

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

19:10 Killarney

Wouldnt You Agree

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

led, faced challenge halfway, headed after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

20/1

8

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

unseated rider on way to start, prominent on inner, weakened quickly before 4 out

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 604-11 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
On a steep upward curve after wins at Downpatrick (2m3f) and Tramore, but so is his mark and he's into a much better race now; still merits plenty of respect.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

(9)

29th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Set Point

9st 6lb

J: Miss S A Carter

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders

10/1

5th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Set Point

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good spell in handicaps in the first half of last season and ran to form when finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; entitled to come on considerably from his Punchestown festival run, with better ground to suit.

8/1

5th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Set Point

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good spell in handicaps in the first half of last season and ran to form when finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; entitled to come on considerably from his Punchestown festival run, with better ground to suit.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 08/00- D

Last run: 192 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Won nicely on the Flat (2m1f) at Limerick last month; best hurdles form was when winning over 2m4f at Aintree a couple of years ago and this trip might be too sharp; course winner on the level.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Worcester

Tronador

11st 10lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

sweating, took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, no impression from 4 out

6/1

6th

9

(8)

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Goodwood

Tronador

8st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear

5/1

1st

1

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Tronador

12st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in fourth, dropped to last after 3rd, niggled along after 4 out

10/1

Form: 1246-4 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Down Royal maiden winner has run creditably since, including when sixth of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap, but needs more to defy this mark.
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0

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Ifiwerearichman

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Had the run of things up front when winning a big-field 2m handicap at Galway and he faces certain competition for the lead if ridden the same way here; 7lb higher.

20/1

1st

14

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Ifiwerearichman

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

made virtually all, faced challenge when good jump last, soon clear and ridden, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

22/1

4th

9

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Ifiwerearichman

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Down Royal maiden winner has run creditably since, including when sixth of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap, but needs more to defy this mark.

14/1

Form: 12270- D

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Has been around the block a few times and struggling for form, Flat and jumps, since hurdling second at Naas in February; outsider.
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12th

14

(5)

12th Jul 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:25 Dundalk (AW)

Wajaaha

9st 1lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Anthony McCann

AW/turf/hurdle winner; not great of late under either code and hard to know what this 9yo will make of blinkers.

25/1

11th

10

(3)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 40y

18:55 Roscommon

Wajaaha

9st 4lb

J: Danny Power

T: Patrick J McKenna

Exposed 9yo whose last effort of note was a close third over 1m2f on the AW in November; underwhelming since then under both codes.

20/1

11th

10

(3)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 40y

18:55 Roscommon

Wajaaha

9st 4lb

J: Danny Power

T: Patrick J McKenna

Exposed 9yo whose last effort of note was a close third over 1m2f on the AW in November; underwhelming since then under both codes.

20/1

Form: 2132-2 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Fourth runner for Elliott has been most consistent in recent months, touched off in Punchestown festival handicap and second to Rock On Seamie at Downpatrick last time; 5lb better off with that rival and will have plenty of each-way supporters.
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7th

9

(8)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

19:43 Cork

By Your Side

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Gordon Elliott

Three-time turf winner up to 1m1f when trained in UK; mostly over hurdles for this yard, showing smart form; decent Flat run at Chester 13 months ago; chance even from 2lb out of the handicap.

12/1

8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

Form: 1014-2 D BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Has won four handicaps, notably a valuable contest at last year's Listowel festival; two creditable runs since suggest he's high enough in the ratings at this stage but he's very capable and not ruled out.
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4th

4

19th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Magnor Glory

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

prominent, disputing second from 5th, lost third before 3 out, left in fourth 2 out, soon no extra

5/2

3rd

3

10th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 172y

17:18 Roscommon

Magnor Glory

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, lost position after 4 out, switched right before last, switched right and ran on towards far side when ridden after last, not reach leaders

3/1

1st

9

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Magnor Glory

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

towards rear, midfield 6th, in touch with leaders 4 out, went second after 2 out, pushed along to lead run-in, soon clear, comfortably

10/1

Form: /2149- D

Last run: 323 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Capable dual-purpose performer has been Flat racing so far this year, 9l behind Tronador at Limerick last time; three-time hurdles winner and fourth to smart Anna Bunina in this a year ago, now 2lb lower.
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5th

4

(2)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

17:30 Chester

Rich Belief

10st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Karl Thornton

Irish challenger got back to winning ways in 2m handicap here four weeks ago, travelling strongly long way; up 5lb but he still merits serious consideration.

4/1

1st

5

(11)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Rich Belief

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

Narrow winner at Navan (1m5f, heavy) last April; patchy form since but his C&D run (good to soft) three weeks ago was a good one, badly hampered 3f out and coming from well off the pace turning for home to be beaten just a length, short of room late on; capable of being a serious player off this unchanged mark.

6/1

3rd

3

(4)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 196y

Class 5

14:55 Chester

Rich Belief

9st 13lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Karl Thornton

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: U059U- D

Last run: 140 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner at Navan last year but modest hurdles form over the winter; after a break, came home well to be third in 2m Flat handicap at Listowel last month and interesting to see if he can translate that back to this discipline.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

13

6th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 40y

17:58 Bellewstown

Global Export

10st 11lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in midfield, weakened after 3 out

12/1

5th

13

(18)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

19:25 Fairyhouse

Global Export

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and went modest third under 2f out, kept on but lost two places inside final furlong

13/2

4th

8

(12)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

16:50 Listowel

Global Export

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, not reach leaders, too much to do

9/2

Form: 2FF4-O D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; fair summer hurdler last year, winning Ballinrobe maiden; ran out on return and probably not up to this grade of handicap.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

23rd Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 64y

18:53 Ballinrobe

Tom McGreevy

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Liz Doyle

didn't always jump with fluency

20/1

9

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 91y

16:45 Sligo

Tom McGreevy

11st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Dual hurdle winner with the form to have a big say on these terms and he was in contention when falling in Kendancer's claimer at Limerick 12 days ago; notoriously headstrong and always comes with an element of risk.

4/1

6

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 100y

17:15 Limerick

Tom McGreevy

11st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

took keen hold, prominent behind clear leader, went second before 2nd, clear with one other before 3rd, led narrowly when fell 2 out

8/1

Form: 12135- D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Dual good-ground winner last summer and third in Grade 2 novice on his return at Fairyhouse; outclassed in Punchestown Grade 1 latest and this is more realistic.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Amir Kabir

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

10/1

1st

1

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:10 Navan

Amir Kabir

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

made all, faced challenge 2 out, soon ridden, went clear again final 110yds, kept on well

Evs

3rd

3

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Amir Kabir

12st 6lb

J: Ms Hannah Smullen

T: Gordon Elliott

Mid-field Galway Hurdle run respectable; was worthy of mid-80s mark on Flat in Britain.

7/1

Form: -24330 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Heavily raced, ultra-genuine mare does a bit of everything; good record at this venue but handicapped to the hilt and well beaten in Tipperary Grade 3 on Thursday.
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12th

9

(10)

24th Jun 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Effernock Fizz

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Cian Collins

One of the most durable mares in training; winner of ten of her 100 starts; most recent success in a Listed handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse in April; better known for jumping feats but not lightly dismissed.

10/1

4th

5

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:25 Listowel

Effernock Fizz

10st 9lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Cian Collins

One of the busiest/gamest horses in training as she showed when landing a Listed handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse over Easter; not at her best since then but dangerous to underestimate her, especially if getting her way in front; has her 100th run today.

12/1

Form: 43/55/

Last run: 438 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Useful stayer on the Flat; 10-race maiden in this discipline but creditable fifth in Punchestown festival handicap when last seen; that was well over a year ago, though.
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6th

2

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 70y

14:03 Tipperary

Great Bear

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Useful handicap hurdler and placed on all four runs over fences, two of them since returning for a break; third over 2m1f at Ballinrobe in his first handicap; ran on strongly and failed by only a short head over 2m at Punchestown; jumping is getting better; strong contender.

7/4

2nd

7

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 50y

13:57 Punchestown

Great Bear

10st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, headway and went fourth after 5 out, not fluent 4 out, went second before 2 out, 2 lengths down approaching last, ran on well towards finish, just failed

100/30

3rd

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Great Bear

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leaders 6th, went second when not fluent 2 out, not fluent last, no extra and lost second final 110yds

13/2

Form: 850-51 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Small yard has been in fine form and three-time Flat winner gained second hurdles victory, from 27 starts, when readily beating By Your Side at Downpatrick; up 7lb for that.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Rock On Seamie

10st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

towards rear

16/1

12th

8

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Rock On Seamie

10st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

towards rear

16/1

6th

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Rock On Seamie

10st 6lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

A 2m2f Downpatrick winner last June, beating By Your Side; solid run when third behind an odds-on shot at Gowran in September; absent since a poor run at Thurles in December; not a great strike rate but often placed.

20/1

Form: 1185- D

Last run: 89 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
1m2f maiden winner for Ballydoyle and won first two hurdles before being very disappointing in pair of Grade 2 contests; gelded since and returns from three months off for handicap bow.
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8th

10

6th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 40y

17:58 Bellewstown

Cougar

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

in rear, never on terms

25/1

12th

3

(6)

26th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Cougar

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Padraig Roche

took keen hold

33/1

12th

3

(6)

26th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Cougar

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Padraig Roche

Interrupted career since leaving Aidan O'Brien and tailed off when last seen at Galway festival; off another 300 days and remains best watched.

33/1

Form: 1435-1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner off the mark on third hurdles start at Limerick; mark probably fair but this is a competitive heat for his handicap debut.
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Form: /132-3 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Progressive novice on good ground last summer and pleasing comeback when third on handicap debut in decent contest at Listowel; makes a fair bit of appeal.
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5th

4

(1)

16th Jul 2024

Soft

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

16:30 Beverley

Weddell Sea

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Mike Sowersby

Ex-Irish gelding who was said to have made a noise when running well for his new yard over hurdles in May; bettered that on the Flat last time, back from wind surgery, when having Yorkindness and Animato behind at Pontefract; holds leading claims.

4/1

2nd

7

(1)

23rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

15:30 Pontefract

Weddell Sea

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Mike Sowersby

Maiden in France and won over hurdles (2m) in Ireland; not disgraced in handicap hurdle on debut for new yard; had wind surgery since; first Flat attempt beyond 1m4f.

16/1

5th

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

15:58 Market Rasen

Weddell Sea

11st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

held up in rear, some headway before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, stayed on final 110yds

14/1

Form: 66584-

Last run: 116 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
1m6f maiden winner for Aidan O'Brien; caught the eye a few times in good company over hurdles before fine 3l fourth of 21 in Fred Winter at Cheltenham; not seen and has been gelded since; no weight on his back and how he goes in the market will be instructive.
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7th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Sundial

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

in touch with leaders, midfield after 3rd

13/2

5th

3

(2)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Sundial

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Padraig Roche

prominent

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0P00-8 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; handicap hurdle form has been poor; bit better on the level last twice but hard to fancy.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

1

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vultan

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Hasn't won on the Flat since a 1m4f success on turf back in 2021; ran okay over 1m4f here a fortnight ago on all-weather debut and well worth another go at this trip.

12/1

4th

6

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vultan

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Useful handicapper on turf in 2021 when he also won over hurdles; unable to make much impact under either code this year and now makes AW debut.

12/1

Non-runners

Effernock Fizz, Cougar, My Gaffer, Weddell Sea, Sundial, Vultan

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Payout
Exacta €134.30
Straight Forecast €127.12
Tricast €759.58
Trifecta €863.70

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

My Gaffer

TOPSPEED:

By Your Side

The Irish Sun:

Sundial

SPOTLIGHT:

Weddell Sea

POSTDATA:

Effernock Fizz