Today's racecards

Bellewstown

  • 19:40 www.thetote.com Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 19.52s
  • Off time: 19:44:05
19:40 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solo Performer (IRE) 12/1
2nd Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 147060 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 3
Nag me
7 10-0 b H Rogers C D Hayes 84 12/113.00
3 (3) 7331-67 YELLOW, brown disc, striped sleeves, check cap Comedic Art (IRE) 26
Nag me
4 9-9 M Halford S Foley 79 14/115.00
5 (4) 2324-91 DARK BLUE, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap Smithfield (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 9-4 t N Meade E J McNamara (3) 74 7/18.00
6 (1) 7680/01 White, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, emerald green cap Grand Opera (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 9-3 p Mrs S Dawson Samantha Bell (7) 73 14/115.00
7 (8) 127/0-64 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 A J Martin F M Berry 70 9/25.50
9 (7) 9-51484 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-6 A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 62 5/23.50
10 (5) 9-05531 WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 6 (ex5)
Nag me
3 8-4 G M Lyons G J Phillips (7) 61 6/42.50
Non runners
2 (2)670-600Mesariya (IRE)49-10R RobertsF Lynch80
4 (9)51Katiola (IRE)39-4J M OxxN G McCullagh86
8 (6)33-1Jessie Jane (IRE)38-12D WachmanW M Lordan80

Verdict

Comedic Art has yet to recapture last season's form but there's still time and the longer trip could bring about some improvement. Katiola showed the benefit of her opening run with an improved effort in a 1m4f maiden at Leopardstown. She should have no problems with today's trip and has to be on the short-list. Smithfield made most to beat Ted Veale over 1m3f at Killarney and an earlier poor run over this trip at Leopardstown is best ignored. Grand Opera prefers further but Jessie Jane impressed on her reappearance after a very long break and there should be more to come from this daughter of Dylan Thomas. It's difficult to know what to make of the victory of PHANTOM OF PLENTY at Leopardstown last week as Gary Philips set off in front over that 1m2f and never looked like being caught, coming home nine lengths clear. It's not surprising that he runs with a penalty and though out of the handicap his young jockey's claim should be enough to enable him to complete a quick double.