• 17:20 Awards And Gifts Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.50s
  • Off time: 17:20:02
17:20 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackmail (FR) 1/7


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22104-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Blackmail (FR) 22
5 11-12 A J Martin R Walsh 1/71.14
2 42515 Emerald green, black star, black diamonds on cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 23
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 122 6/17.00
3 6114/00- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Formidableopponent (IRE) 142
6 11-12 t N Meade M P Walsh 129 12/113.00
Non runners
4800F-Hero De Villeneuve (FR)511-6R HennessyA E Lynch


BLACKMAIL doesn't have an official rating over timber but he demolished the 120-rated Enchanted Forest on his hurdling debut at Galway and looks thrown in here. Bob Le Beau took a few runs to get the hang of hurdling but won nicely at Ballinrobe and didn't disgrace himself in a much better race at Galway subsequently. The once very promising Formidableopponent has been beaten a long way in his two runs this year following an absence since 2011 and might need another couple of runs but Hero De Villeneuve has shown nothing so far.