Bellewstown

  • 19:25 Manley Construction Handicap Hurdle 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.20s
  • Off time: 19:25:18
19:25 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Courtncatcher (IRE) 11/1
2nd Corrick Bridge (IRE) 10/1
3rd Ocean Bright (USA) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0F576-P ORANGE, emerald green stars on sleeves, white cap Boland's Corner (GER) 6
Distance Winner
8 11-12 b R J Tierney D R Fox (5) 116 33/134.00
2 060-1F9 EMERALD GREEN, white stars, dark green sleeves & cap Irish Soul (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
9 11-10 p J Motherway Mr D G Lavery (5) 114 16/117.00
3 250-P36 Light blue, brown chevron, light blue cap Rodriguez (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
6 11-9 C F Swan D J Casey 113 12/113.00
4 F1/266-P EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, check cap Ross Na Righ (IRE) 101
9 11-8 D T Hughes R Loughran 112 16/117.00
5 P-7212P Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-6 P J Duffy Andrew J McNamara 110 11/112.00
6 5P-0603 EMERALD GREEN, yellow panel, emerald green cap Eagle's Pass (IRE) 17
11 11-5 T J O'Mara J S McGarvey (5) 109 14/115.00
7 4-50654 Red, white hoop, white sleeves, white star on cap Face Facts (IRE) 10
8 11-5 p Mrs P Dobbs K C Sexton (7) 109 8/19.00
8 9649-11 ROYAL BLUE, orange star & sleeves, white cap, orange stars Ocean Bright (USA) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 109 7/18.00
9 362460 WHITE, red braces, red cap Jamsie Hall (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
10 11-3 pt G Elliott K M Donoghue (3) 107 4/15.00
10 709/450- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Morning Ireland (IRE) 35
6 11-2 t C Roche A P Crowe 106 7/18.00
12 37/073F LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, check cap Corrick Bridge (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-11 t A J Martin P Townend 101 10/111.00
13 675-621 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Taken Twice (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
7 10-7 M J McDonagh D E Splaine (5) 97 6/17.00
14 5-83637 Red & black diamonds, hooped cap Coosan Belle (IRE) 3
Beaten Favourite
7 10-3 J J Hanlon B R Dalton (5) 93 8/19.00
15 136-006 PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star Street Runner 22
7 9-12 p K Thornton Mr E J O'connell 88 25/126.00
16 00-000 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Dr Nana (IRE) 30
6 9-10 bt S J Mahon D E Mullins 80 33/134.00
Non runners
1111P/024Ahorsecalledmolly (IRE)1211-1A LynchR C Colgan105

Verdict

It's difficult to get away from OCEAN BRIGHT as she attempts a hat-trick, particularly as she very nearly completed that task when beaten a short-head on the Flat at Tramore last week. She's in the form of her life and gets the vote though the progressive Taken Twice looks a threat. He followed a close second at Ballinrobe with a battling victory at Roscommon and the fast going will be very much in his favour. Corrick Bridge started favourite for that Roscommon event and was still in touch when falling four out so the course and distance winner is another to keep an eye on. Coosan Belle started favourite at Roscommon on Monday after a fine run behind the selection earlier, which would give him a real chance here, but he didn't come up to expectations.