Bellewstown

  • 15:25 Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.00s
  • Off time: 15:26:25
15:25 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imperial Shabra (IRE) 6/1
2nd Usuel Smurfer (FR) 7/2
3rd Whatever It Takes (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 090-208 Red, yellow disc, black sleeves, red cap Sebadee (IRE) 27
9 11-8 p D Cullen R C Colgan 118 10/111.00
3 38PPPP- WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Ainm Spartacus (IRE) 2
6 11-6 t S J Mahon I J McCarthy (3) 116 14/115.00
4 141/1PP- PURPLE, white sleeves, striped cap Blazing Beacon (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
11 11-6 F McGuinness C O'Farrell 116 12/113.00
5 6065P-0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow panel, emerald green cap Eagle's Pass (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
11 11-6 T J O'Mara P T Enright 116 25/126.00
6 P/174-21 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Usuel Smurfer (FR) 30
5 11-6 J J Hanlon D E Mullins 116 7/24.50
7 5650P-P WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Doctor Deejay (IRE) 35
7 11-4 T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 114 33/134.00
8 022P-55 Royal blue, light blue spots, brown cap, emerald green spots Shabra Charity (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
8 11-3 t P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 113 14/115.00
9 34340-3 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Spring Hawk (IRE) 23
7 11-1 t T G McCourt Mr J E Flynn (7) 111 8/19.00
10 438-150 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Gabriel Brandy (IRE) 23
5 10-13 R Hennessy J S McGarvey (7) 109 14/115.00
11 746/010- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Whatever It Takes (IRE) 25
5 10-13 N Madden N P Madden 109 14/115.00
12 50P9-32 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 26
9 10-12 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 108 6/17.00
13 46F7-30 WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Dark Prospect 37
8 10-9 b N Meade D J Condon 105 6/17.00
14 1257P/7 Yellow, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Golan Go (IRE) 13
7 10-1 G O'Leary S A Shortall (7) 97 16/117.00
15 90P07-7 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 9-11 t O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 93 8/19.00
Non runners
22111-22Twin Plan (IRE)811-8J J LambeMr E J O'connell118

Verdict

Usuel Smurfer looks likely to make a bold bid on his handicap debut as it was fast ground at Downpatrick last month when he landed a maiden hurdle in good style. Twin Plan is only 3lb higher than when scoring at Ayr in April but may prefer some cut in the ground and the last comment also applies to Sebadee. The inconsistent Spring Hawk has bits of form that could see him figure but IMPERIAL SHABRA makes most appeal. Pat O'Brady's charge can race off a lower mark over timber and nearly took advantage when runner-up at Roscommon last month. He's taken to go one better in what looks a less competitive contest with Dark Prospect perhaps proving best of the rest.