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Bar One Racing “Bellewstown” Handicap Hurdle

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

Runners: 13 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

11th

3

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

16:25 Tipperary

Wouldnt You Agree

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

16/1

15th

16

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Only his second run in blinkers when winning at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) before disappointing on soft ground at Killarney; needs conditions to dry out, and yet even then he looks vulnerable in this company.

40/1

10th

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Won this two years ago; first success since then came in second-time blinkers when rider cut every corner to beat Set Point at Bellewstown; up 5lb and others have more upside.

8/1

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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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

13th

23

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Set Point

10st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good summer in handicaps and ran to form when last seen finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; likes a decent surface so predicted rain a concern but interestingly Jack Kennedy's choice.

14/1

2nd

2

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:10 Navan

Set Point

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second throughout, pressed winner before 2 out, kept on until no extra final 110yds

11/4

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

20

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Tronador

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won this race in 2021 and 21l eighth in 2022; some good form on the Flat and over hurdles last summer but he wasn't at his best over hurdles or fences in the autumn and has been absent since; others are more compelling.

50/1

5th

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Tronador

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Has been mixing hurdling with Flat action; fair third in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle in July and then placed in a staying handicap on the Flat at Goodwood; makes chasing debut after failure in a valuable handicap hurdle at Chepstow last month; would get 17lb from stablemate Find A Fifty over hurdles.

12/1

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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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Wajaaha

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick J McKenna

Three-time hurdles scorer whose last win came on the Flat at Dundalk in November 2022; some good runs in defeat at that venue late last year; has tended to struggle over hurdles since finishing second at this venue early last year.

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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Verdict Starting price

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

6th

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

By Your Side

11st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 1-18 over hurdles but better than his record suggests; ran as well as could be expected off a mark of 130 in the County (80-1 SP); 6lb lower mark helps but others may be on better marks.

25/1

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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Verdict Starting price

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

7th

2

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Magnor Glory

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

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.

15/2

2nd

1

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:25 Killarney

Magnor Glory

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Terence O’Brien

midfield, prominent in chasing group after 2nd, dropped to midfield when ridden after 4 out, headway after 3 out, went second but no chance with winner before last, kept on

7/1

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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8th

2

(16)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Rich Belief

10st 1lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

Six career wins under all codes, most recently when winning this race last year off 74 for Shane Crawley; struggled a little for form after that but back down to a competitive mark once more and respected.

14/1

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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3rd

16

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Global Export

11st 8lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

in rear early

33/1

9th

4

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Global Export

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

No wins since a maiden hurdle success here in March 2022; running okay in defeat on the Flat of late but doesn't appear to have anything in hand from this sort of hurdle mark.

9/1

10th
18
Tom McGreevy

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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16th

7

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Punchestown

Tom McGreevy

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Liz Doyle

took keen hold, in rear, headway when bad mistake 4th, rapid headway and went second before 5th

13/2

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

5th

5

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Great Bear

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only his second run for Henry de Bromhead when returning from long absence to win 18-runner Cork maiden (2m1f, yielding) in July; didn't run badly in valuable Galway handicap the following month or in two subsequent chases; no surprise if he features.

12/1

3rd

5

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Great Bear

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Three Flat wins, only 1-12 over hurdles but achieved a mark of 124 that should make him competitive in this grade; no match for 137-rated hurdler Captain Conby on chase debut at Killarney.

4/1

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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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

0

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Rock On Seamie

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

2m2f Downpatrick winner in June and solid run latest when third behind an odds-on shot at Gowran in September (2m4f); return to better ground here in his favour but others less exposed.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €1343.00
Straight Forecast €1271.20
Tricast €7595.80
Trifecta €8637.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

My Gaffer

TOPSPEED:

By Your Side

The Irish Sun:

Sundial

SPOTLIGHT:

Weddell Sea

POSTDATA:

Effernock Fizz