Bellewstown

  • 18:20 Resolve Race Cubes Handicap 1m

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.12s
  • Off time: 18:20:14
18:20 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 12/1
2nd Sretaw (IRE) 5/1
3rd Footprint (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 78500-9 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 H Rogers C D Hayes 88 33/134.00
2 (7) 0390-02 DARK BLUE, orange chevron, white sleeves, dark blue cap, orange stars Footprint (IRE) 33
7 9-7 p P Martin A P Thornton (3) 81 11/112.00
3 (4) 21 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots Adroit (IRE) 12
4 9-6 G M Lyons C T Keane 80 11/43.75
4 (11) 6287-06 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-6 D Marnane C R King (3) 80 16/117.00
5 (5) 98-0842 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
8 9-5 bt W McCreery L F Roche (3) 79 11/112.00
6 (9) 8111-80 Grey, pink seams, quartered cap Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 D Kinsella I T Queally (7) 79 10/111.00
7 (3) 770142 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 13
5 9-5 pt K J Condon S Foley 79 12/113.00
8 (13) 31-6822 Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap Sretaw (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-12 b G P Cromwell D P McDonogh 72 5/16.00
9 (10) 364900 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
6 8-10 t D English R P Cleary 70 16/117.00
10 (6) 26/77-97 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Jpevie (IRE) 93
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-10 pt J C McConnell R Coakley (5) 70 14/115.00
11 (2) 070-051 RED, black stars, red sleeves, black cap Three Bells (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-10 t P Downey R P Downey (7) 70 4/15.00
12 (8) 441750- PURPLE & WHITE QUARTERED, purple sleeves, white cap Sister Slew (IRE) 268
4 8-8 G Elliott M C Hussey 68 25/126.00
Non runners
13 (12)30640-4Nuestra Alegria (IRE)48-5E P HartyW M Lordan65

Verdict

He's Got Rhythm won this from the same mark a year ago but his subsequent efforts don't hold out much hope of a repeat and he was behind Strait Of Zanzibar at Down Royal last time. The latter doesn't win very often and is 5lb higher but Barack is 1lb lower than his last success at Leopardstown in September. Adroit made a promising debut at Fairyhouse and had little trouble going one better at Gowran. She makes her handicap debut over this longer trip but is progressing nicely and should be capable of better. Three Bells scored here in August and had dropped to a lower mark when gaining a very easy success at Sligo last month but the assessor has had revenge with an 11lb rise in the weights. SRETAW hasn't had much experience for her age but completed a double in the autumn and has bounced back to form on her two latest starts so she looks the one to be on here.