18:15 Bellewstown

Wednesday 25 August 2021

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    Bective Stud Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f 57y  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:16  |   Winning time: 4m 48.8s
1st
Horse silk
1
13/2
T: E J O'GradyJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, good headway on outer to go 4th 3 out, travelled well and led next, ridden and edged left early run-in, under pressure and kept on well closing stages op 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
12
16/1
T: H RogersJ: D J O'Keeffe
Towards rear, headway after 4 out and 7th next, pushed along and closer before 2 out, soon ridden to challenge, under pressure and kept on run-in, no impression on winner closing stages op 18/1 and tchd 22/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¾
14
8/1
T: E D DelanyJ: J C Gainford (5)
Towards rear, good headway on outer before 3 out, 6th and pushed along 2 out, ridden and 4th before last, kept on one pace run-in op 17/2 and tchd 9/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¾
10
16/1
T: J DulleaJ: P T Enright
Rear of mid-division, headway after 4 out and 6th next, pushed along and 3rd 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, no extra run-in op 12/1 tchd 18/1
5th
Horse silk
5 ½
6
9/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (5)
Mid-division, 5th halfway, stumbled and lost place approaching 3 out, pushed along and some headway in 5th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace op 11/1 and tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
sh
5
40/1
T: C O'BrienJ: H Morgan (3)
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, headway after 4 out and led next, soon pushed along and headed 2 out, ridden and no impression in 5th before last, no extra op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
8/1
T: J C McConnellJ: J B Foley (7)
Pushed along early and headway on inner to lead after 1st, headed after 6th, pushed along and lost place 4 out, no extra from next, kept on one pace run-in op 15/2 tchd 11/2
8th
Horse silk
3 ½
4
5/1j
T: J R BarryJ: K C Sexton
Mid-division, pushed along and lost place approaching 3 out, soon no extra, kept on one pace after 2 out op 8/1
9th
Horse silk
4 ¼
11
5/1j
T: E GriffinJ: M P O'Connor (5)
Mid-division, rear of mid-division halfway, pushed along and no impression after 4 out, soon no extra tchd 11/2
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
13
50/1
T: D P DunneJ: S F O'Keeffe
Disputed lead early, prominent and led after 6th, headed after 4 out, pushed along and dropped to rear of mid-division next, soon no extra op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
3
9
20/1
T: P G KellyJ: P K Donovan (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and lost place 3 out, soon no extra, weakened op 22/1 and tchd 33/1
12th
Horse silk
7
7
15/2
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, led after 4 out, headed next, soon pushed along and lost place, no extra, weakened tchd 13/2 and tchd 9/1
13th
Horse silk
25
8
8/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Maxwell
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra after 4 out, towards rear next, weakened, tailed off op 15/2 tchd 7/1 and tchd 17/2

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
711-6
25/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: R A Doyle
Led early, soon mid-division, bad mistake 5th and rear of mid-division halfway, ridden before 5 out and slight mistake in rear 4 out, soon eased and pulled up before 3 out op 22/1 tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
15
40/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara
Always rear, never a factor, pushed along after 6th and detached 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next tchd 50/1

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Non-Runners

16
Horse silk
Game And Glory20
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 5
T: P J Rothwell  J: A W Short
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€8.80Pl:€2.10, €3.40, €2.90EX:€168.20Trifecta:€682.20Tricast:€871.82SF:€105.08

Forecasts

Smitty Bacall (5/1), Good World (5/1), Act Of God (13/2), Clonbury Bridge (15/2), Loudest Whisper (8/1), Roi De Dubai (8/1), Aprils Joy (8/1), Thousand Tears (9/1), Clifftop (16/1), Sweet Sixteen (16/1), Dorans River (20/1), Game And Glory (20/1), Jon Ess (25/1), Rain In Spain (40/1), Cahirdown Boy (40/1), Important Message (50/1)

Verdict

Claims can be made for plenty in a competitive handicap, with the vote in favour of APRILS JOY. A winner over hurdles at Downpatrick in June, she confirmed herself still in top form when going in again on the Flat at Tramore 11 days ago and her present mark still looks exploitable. Thousand Tears, Clonbury Bridge and Good World head up the dangers.

  1. APRILS JOY (IRE)
  2. THOUSAND TEARS (IRE)
  3. CLONBURY BRIDGE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Rhythm Divine
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
13/8

Prize Money

1st: €9,600.002nd: €3,200.003rd: €1,600.004th: €800.005th: €480.006th: €320.00

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