• 17:30 Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off time: 17:31:08
17:30 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Passage Vendome (FR) 11/4
2nd Distant Memories (IRE) 2/1
3rd Prince Of Fire (GER) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 138-5 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Distant Memories (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 T J Taaffe P Townend 132 2/13.00
2 PF660P- ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, light blue cap Memories Of Milan (IRE) 119
6 11-12 J Queally T J Doyle 114 16/117.00
3 169607/ EMERALD GREEN Mr Duffy (IRE) 980
10 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 91 33/134.00
4 22326-0 Yellow, red epaulettes, black sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Nearest The Pin (IRE) 35
7 11-12 t A J Martin B J Geraghty 123 5/23.50
5 2-21243 YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap Passage Vendome (FR) 30
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 W P Mullins E Mullins 118 11/43.75
6 P2P6-70 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Prince Of Fire (GER) 24
7 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 117 9/110.00
7 47P7-62 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, white cap Total Excitement (IRE) 83
10 11-12 p T Cooper B J Cooper 119 11/112.00
9 9-8 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow star Little Joe (IRE) 19
6 11-6 t1 A Lynch R C Colgan 50/151.00
10 4320/7 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, royal blue sleeves & cap Wicker Park (FR) 14
9 11-6 T O'Neill B M Cash 25/126.00
Non runners
822/013-7Giant's Quest (AUS)611-6H RogersA P Thornton


Passage Vendome didn't enjoy very testing ground at Ballinrobe last month and is better judged on earlier efforts on quicker going where he looked promising. Prince Of Fire was beaten a long way at Galway but was badly hampered four out and the run should be ignored. He had been going well on the Flat previously and should do much better here, a remark that also applies to Giant's Quest. He had looked a bright prospect last season and was backed accordingly at Kilbeggan in May but made an early mistake and never threatened. DISTANT MEMORIES was Listed class on the Flat in the UK and has shown enough over timber to suggest he can go on to better things. A recent narrow defeat by Shadow Eile on the Flat at Galway will have put him straight and this should be within his capabilities.