Bellewstown

  • 19:45 CKS Tickets Race1m 4f

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 44.77s
  • Off time: 19:45:17
19:45 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lucky Bridle (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (1) 6/7310-2 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 26
Nag me
4 11-5 J C McConnell Miss J M Mangan (3) 91 5/61.83
4 (5) 30/2005 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Lucky Bridle (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 h W P Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 95 6/42.50
5 (3) 5/5-7902 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Shamar (FR) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 84 6/17.00
Non runners
1 (2)1-61282Gretzky711-8Matthew J SmithMr R E O'Sullivan87
2 (4)4-42102Marchese Marconi (IRE)511-8A P O'BrienMiss S O'Brien90

Verdict

Willie Mullins won this with Blackstairmountain in 2012 and looks determined to take it again with two entries. LUCKY BRIDLE may prove the best of the pair as he's been competing at a much higher level and the promising David Mullins' 7lb claim is a bonus. Katie Walsh rides the other Mullins entry, Shamar, and her mount was carrying a huge weight when failing to cope with Blue Ridge Lane at Tramore recently. Orgilgo Bay has been in good form over hurdles since finishing second behind El Salvador here last month while the winner's trainer and jockey combination are represented by the consistent Marchese Marconi, who has been in excellent form but would probably prefer a longer trip.