Today's racecards

Bellewstown

  • 17:20 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden1m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.51s
  • Off time: 17:20:10
17:20 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ice Echo (IRE) 2/1
2nd Bleu Ciel Et Rouge (IRE) 11/2
3rd King Christophe (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 3 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, sleeves reversed, hooped cap Athenry Boy (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 9-5 J T Gorman W M Lordan 9/43.25
2 (8) 6 WHITE, royal blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Double Windsor (IRE) 90
Nag me
2 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 14/115.00
3 (1) 82 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Ice Echo (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane 2/13.00
4 (4) 9 WHITE, brown panel, orange sleeves, orange & white quartered cap King Christophe (IRE) 6
Nag me
2 9-5 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 13/27.50
5 (3) 76 Pink, royal blue chevron, hooped sleeves, pink cap, royal blue stars Not A Bad Oul Day (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 9-5 Mrs D A Love W J Lee 25/126.00
6 (9) 95 Black & yellow stripes, emerald green cap, pink stars Oiche Mhaith Boy (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-5 K Purcell R Coakley (5) 20/121.00
7 (2) EMERALD GREEN & RED HALVED, emerald green sleeves & cap Staccato Wolf (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 t1 P Martin C P Hoban (3) 33/134.00
8 (6) BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Bleu Ciel Et Rouge (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 D K Weld L F Roche (3) 11/26.50
9 (7) 04 PURPLE, orange sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star La Bella Rose (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 20/121.00

Verdict

Ice Echo showed promise over a trip too short on his debut then stepped up a gear to finish runner-up to the ill-fated Case Statement at Limerick. He should be even better over this longer trip and it will be a surprise if he isn't concerned in the finish. But ATHENRY BOY, who was only a length behind in third in that latter race, was staying on nicely at the finish and as that was his first start he can improve enough to reverse the form and take this. Double Windsor's debut in April came on very heavy ground and he's been given a break so should do better while Dermot Weld's newcomer Bleu Ciel Et Rouge is by Manduro out of a mare who won from a mile to 1m4f. She'll find this trip the minimum requirement but could prove to be a smart prospect and her stable continue in tremendous form. La Bella Rose has shown good pace over shorter and her pedigree suggests this is as far as she wants to go.