Bellewstown

  • 16:50 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 43.80s
  • Off time: 16:50:39
16:50 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 7/1
2nd Curragh Golan (IRE) 10/1
3rd Valours Minion (IRE) 10/1
4th Mon Carlos (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 329-251 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-10 p F Costello A Ring (4) 93 7/18.00
2 175FP0- DARK GREEN, red chevron & chevrons on sleeves, red cap Glasson Lad (IRE) 108
7 11-10 p Michael Mulvany J C Tobin (4) 93 20/121.00
3 98-0616 Red, white hoop, hooped sleeves, white diamond on cap Hilden 21
5 11-8 t G Elliott L P Dempsey (4) 91 10/111.00
4 59690-1 Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond Valley Of Stars (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 11-8 A Mulholland D E Splaine 91 7/18.00
5 890-583 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Curragh Golan (IRE) 12
9 11-7 p G J Power John Winston (4) 90 10/111.00
6 5/00-575 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Derryfadda (IRE) 18
5 11-4 N Madden B R Dalton 87 16/117.00
7 00069-3 WHITE, red sleeves, red cap, white star Dfordarsi (IRE) 34
6 11-4 R Tyner G N Fox (4) 87 10/34.33
8 53-5444 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, yellow cap, emerald green stars Feel The Air (IRE) 12
4 11-4 K Purcell P D Kennedy (2) 94 10/111.00
9 550-549 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Mon Carlos (IRE) 12
7 11-3 t S J Mahon Mr E D Linehan (2) 86 12/113.00
10 F0/568-5 YELLOW, white hoop, green cap Gatesoffrance (IRE) 18
7 11-1 P W Flynn Mr K J Quigley (4) 84 16/117.00
11 8/0000-0 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Golan Native (IRE) 58
6 11-1 W J Austin S A Shortall (4) 84 20/121.00
12 850/870- GREY & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, grey sleeves, grey cap, royal blue star Lady Geronimo (IRE) 10
5 11-1 p1 P Fenton L A McKenna (4) 84 16/117.00
13 24403-6 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 12
11 10-12 t V T O'Brien Mr T M O'Brien (4) 81 10/111.00
14 500700/ Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Horsewithnoname (IRE) 10
7 10-11 p T G McCourt D J Benson (4) 80 14/115.00
15 08/0P-B4 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Maduma (IRE) 34
12 10-11 J Hagan B F Cawley (4) 80 33/134.00
16 9P000/0 Black, light blue cross sashes & sleeves, light blue cap The Mosscheeper (IRE) 37
9 10-11 V Robinson S J Gray 80 66/167.00
Non runners
1722-0804Knockans Bridge (IRE)611-0H SmythReserve 183

Verdict

Division Two of this conditionals' event is more competitive though it affords VALLEY OF STARS a good opportunity to follow-up his surprise victory at Down Royal where he looked ideally suited by fast ground. A 6lb rise isn't excessive and he may just have the edge on Diamondgeezer Luke, who finally got off the mark on his 41st career start at Ballinrobe. His 6lb rise is mostly taken care of by Andrew Ring's claim so it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the finish while Dfordarsi made such great improvement when a close third at Listowel last month that any further progress would definitely see him in the frame. The four-year-old filly Feel The Air hasn't had much experience and should be capable of better.