Today's racecards

Bellewstown

  • 20:20 Eva-Tec Ltd Race1m 4f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.52s
  • Off time: 20:22:41
20:20 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ted Veale (IRE) 10/3
2nd Blackmail (FR) 8/1
3rd Pique Sous (FR) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2106-07 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Encrypted Message (IRE) 6
Nag me
4 11-10 b D K Weld Miss J M Mangan (5) 89 9/25.50
2 (7) 1 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Pique Sous (FR) 96
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 t W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 8/111.73
3 (1) 21- EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 74
Nag me
6 11-5 A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7) 10/34.33
4 (5) 415490 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Time Travel 8
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8 11-5 pt D English Mr J P McKeown 51 25/126.00
5 (9) EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Blackmail (FR) 73
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5 11-0 A J Martin Miss M O'Sullivan (7) 8/19.00
6 (8) 497/000- WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Doctor Deejay (IRE) 34
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7 11-0 T G McCourt Miss F McCourt (7) 44 40/141.00
7 (3) 4 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 11
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6 11-0 t S J Mahon Mr P J Casey (3) 14/115.00
8 (2) 3/ EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond, quartered cap Ringfort (IRE) 69
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8 11-0 D J Barry Mr D Delahunt (7) 40/141.00
9 (4) EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHECK, hooped sleeves, check cap Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 13
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5 10-9 R J Tierney Mr D M Cast (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

A fascinating finale with useful jumpers clashing on the level. PIQUE SOUS is chosen to maintain an unbeaten record on the level, having landed a Dundalk contest earlier in the year with the minimum of fuss. Willie Mullins' talented hurdler has plied most of his trade on much softer ground but showed he can handle quicker conditions when a fine third on good ground in the 2012 Cheltenham Festival bumper behind stable companion, Champagne Fever. Ted Veale enjoyed a tremendous jumps campaign in which he simply did nothing but improve. A County Hurdle success at the Cheltenham Festival was followed by a runner-up performance behind Jezki in Grade 1 class at the Punchestown equivalent. However, he may not appreciate the ground as much as the selection. Blackmail houses fair bumper form whilst Encrypted Message is best watched as he seems to have lost his way after landing a Killarney handicap last September.