Bellewstown

  • 17:45 P.B.A. At Bellewstown Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €11,040 2nd €2,560 3rd €1,120 4th €640
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.80s
  • Off time: 17:45:54
17:45 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cassells Rock (IRE) 5/2
2nd Curragh Golan (IRE) 9/1
3rd Portrade (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-5U112 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Portrade (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-7 ht G Stanley J S McGarvey (5) 118 13/27.50
3 203-4F1 EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Days Ahead (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 11-5 p E Doyle M P Butler 116 14/115.00
4 4-22131 Maroon, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, maroon spots, maroon cap, light blue spots Quarton (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 G Elliott D J Condon 116 7/24.50
5 19-1026 EMERALD GREEN, black sash, emerald green cap, black spots Long House Hall (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 P Duggan J J Burke (5) 114 8/19.00
6 41-3615 RED & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, yellow sleeves, red & black hooped cap Eight Till Late (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 11-1 P Casey Andrew J McNamara 112 12/113.00
7 82377-0 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 119
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 N Meade D F O'Regan 112 14/115.00
8 4P00/P0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thegreatjohnbrowne (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-11 N Meade M P Walsh 108 20/121.00
9 32P1P1 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Curragh Golan (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 p G J Power P Townend 106 9/110.00
10 0290-26 White, dark blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Cassells Rock (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-8 t A J Martin S A Shortall (5) 111 5/23.50
11 86587/P- White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Swanfold (IRE) 201
Nag me
8 10-5 pt J C McConnell M J Bolger 102 33/134.00
12 0634U2 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Lost Book (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-3 pt S J Mahon R C Colgan 100 10/111.00
Non runners
200-1331Give Me A Break (IRE)511-6M HouriganA P Heskin117

Verdict

Many of these arrive in fine shape including Curragh Golan though he's interspersed three cracking efforts with two shockers where he's been pulled up. He's very closely matched with Lost Book, who wasn't far behind him last time and is much better off at the weights. Portrade has been in very good form but has nothing in hand over QUARTON, whom he beat over 2m1f here last month but who has since proved himself over this trip. Gordon Elliott's charge scored over fences last time but can revert to timber on a fair mark and can go in again. Days Ahead is extremely versatile and still well treated compared to his chasing mark. He ran very well on the Flat at Tramore a couple of weeks ago and is greatly respected. Give Me A Break has been raised 11lb for her very easy victory at Sligo but she's still on the upgrade and will give a good account.