Today's racecards

Bellewstown

  • 17:35 Panda 1m 6f

  • Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 25.90s
  • Off time: 17:36:23
17:35 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st One Cool Shabra (IRE) 4/1
2nd Deutschland (USA) 13/2
3rd Chicago (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 34105-0 WHITE, black diamond & sleeves, check cap Dara Tango (FR) 42
Nag me
5 12-0 A J Martin Mr A E Kinirons (7) 74 16/117.00
2 (10) 08307-0 DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Deutschland (USA) 22
Nag me
9 11-13 t W P Mullins Mr A T Madden (7) 73 13/27.50
3 (6) 6-26259 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Paramount (FR) 61
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-13 T M Walsh Miss M Pisarek (7) 73 10/111.00
4 (4) 4/4650-5 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Hayzoom 44
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5 11-12 C F Swan Mr M P Fogarty (3) 72 20/121.00
6 (1) 85309- Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Moveable Asset (IRE) 245
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4 11-11 W P Mullins Miss A O'Brien (7) 71 7/18.00
7 (11) 522193 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Chicago (IRE) 9
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3 11-10 A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 85 7/42.75
8 (12) 3328/14- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Leblon (IRE) 57
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6 11-9 b J F O'Shea Mr J J Slevin (7) 69 10/111.00
9 (5) 283620- Red & black diamonds, black & red hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Viva Diva 241
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4 11-9 J C McConnell Mr T Reilly (7) 69 33/134.00
10 (9) 9320/0-4 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 K Purcell Mr D L Queally (7) 67 6/17.00
11 (3) 0/98-415 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 11-4 p P O Brady Mr R P Treacy (7) 64 4/15.00
12 (8) 024740/ RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap Sutherland Star (IRE) 665
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 B P Galvin Mr D J O'Leary (7) 60 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (2)91122-7Norah Starr (IRE)511-12Denis HoganMr L P Flynn72

Verdict

CHICAGO cost 360,000gns and connections wouldn't have expected him to be running in a QR race on just his seventh start. He's lacked a bit of pace in his races so far but likes soft ground and, being by Montjeu and a half-brother to the very useful stayer Mikhail Glinka, this step up in trip could be the making of him. The one proviso is that his pilot has had very little experience though it's the same for almost all the others. Willie Mullins won this last year and is double represented this time with Deutschland, who has undoubtedly been disappointing since winning five times in 2009, and Moveable Asset, who hasn't had much experience but could be well handicapped. Burrenbridge Lodge landed a Grade 2 over hurdles in February but there's very little between he and One Cool Shabra on their run at Gowran in January and the latter has been in better form subsequently. Paramount started favourite for a similar event at Punchestown in May but ran poorly so Norah Starr, who was in good form at this time last year, could prove a better bet.