Bellewstown

  • 16:20 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.90s
  • Off time: 16:20:23
16:20 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Routes Delight (IRE) 33/1
2nd Supreme Vic (IRE) 8/1
3rd Desert Roe (IRE) 8/1
4th Swantykay (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00009-6 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Swantykay (IRE) 46
5 11-7 G Elliott John Winston (4) 89 10/111.00
2 600700- DARK BLUE, orange star, red & yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chief Of Panama (IRE) 137
6 11-6 L P Cusack L P Dempsey (4) 88 20/121.00
3 6206-05 Purple, red star, red sleeves, purple stars, red cap, purple star Ennisnag (IRE) 21
9 11-6 b1 N Dooly P D Kennedy (2) 88 16/117.00
4 B07-P04 Light blue, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves & cap Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 12
7 11-5 A Murray A Ring (4) 87 12/113.00
5 000-000 Navy blue, white disc, black cap My Dancing Angel (IRE) 23
5 11-5 M Hourigan S J Crimin (4) 87 20/121.00
6 6970-05 WHITE, emerald green seams, white sleeves, emerald green spots on cap Desert Roe (IRE) 40
5 11-4 P Fenton L A McKenna (4) 86 8/19.00
7 99-0006 White & royal blue chevrons, red & white quartered cap Drive The Bus (IRE) 26
5 11-2 pt Denis Hogan L P Flynn 84 11/43.75
8 099-U03 Emerald green, black hoop, emerald green sleeves, red cap, black star Knowhentofoldem (IRE) 13
7 11-2 p James Dullea G N Fox (4) 84 10/111.00
9 46491-0 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Supreme Vic (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
8 11-2 Norman Lee S A Shortall (4) 84 8/19.00
10 7000-8F Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Salacious Sally (IRE) 46
5 11-1 p D Kinsella S J Gray 83 8/19.00
11 2515-95 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blaze Of Fire 37
8 11-0 p N Madden B R Dalton 82 9/25.50
12 480-760 YELLOW, white sleeves & cap Brian The Warrior (IRE) 23
7 10-12 h D McDonogh J C Tobin (4) 80 16/117.00
13 P80F0-P White, emerald green stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 13
7 10-12 vt V T O'Brien Mr T M O'Brien (4) 80 33/134.00
14 P0/089-5 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 34
10 10-12 bt P M Pierce B F Cawley (4) 80 8/19.00
15 80900-P WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green & orange quartered cap Routes Delight (IRE) 18
6 10-12 W J Austin D E Splaine 80 33/134.00
16 0-72FF5 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 12
10 10-12 t Miss F Slevin D J Benson (4) 80 20/121.00
Non runners
17F0800-5The Yellow Bin (IRE)611-0S J MahonReserve 182

Verdict

A low grade handicap in which Salacious Sally will be fancied after she fell when in second place at Sligo though she's a very rare winner. Banned In Bhutan ran a bit better at Ballinrobe and hasn't had much racing while Blaze Of Fire did better on fast ground at Down Royal in May. It's difficult to know what Swantykay has done to deserve top weight so a chance is taken on DRIVE THE BUS. Denis Hogan's charge showed his first sign of ability over a trip too short at Roscommon and wouldn't need much improvement to take this.