Bellewstown

  • 16:45 Awards And Gifts Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.20s
  • Off time: 16:45:17
16:45 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Draco 1/3
2nd Mind The Pennies (IRE) 9/1
3rd Rufino (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 9 WHITE, royal blue seams, striped cap Rockin N Reelin (USA) 55
Nag me
7 11-12 t1 J T Gorman J S McGarvey (5) 66/167.00
2 0/0-F0 RED, white sash, white sleeves, red seams, white cap Ardnacuillion (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-4 Mrs M Whelehan J L Cullen 66/167.00
3 0/922-52 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Draco 29
Nag me
5 11-4 h A P O'Brien R M Power 1/31.33
4 7- Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap Hunters Vision (IRE) 236
Nag me
5 11-4 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 33/134.00
5 854 Red, red & white striped sleeves, white star on cap Mind The Pennies (IRE) 26
Nag me
6 11-4 p W Durkan D N Russell 9/110.00
6 P/1-30 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Old Storm (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 11-4 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 6/17.00
7 7-079 MAROON & WHITE CHECK, maroon sleeves, check cap Rocky Court (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-4 S J Mahon D F O'Regan 50/151.00
8 9 WHITE & MAROON CHECK Scorpion Star (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 11-4 A Lynch R C Colgan 33/134.00
9 0-0 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Knockea (IRE) 109
Nag me
4 11-2 t E P Harty M P Walsh 33/134.00
10 7-36 RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Rufino (IRE) 37
Nag me
4 11-2 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 25/126.00
11 0- EmGreen,yellow cross of lorraine,green slvs,yellow stars,grn cap,yellow stars Troubled Soul (IRE) 215
Nag me
5 10-11 Denis Hogan R M Moran 50/151.00
12 8-6595 Maroon, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, striped cap Queen's Ballerina (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 10-9 David Kelly S W Flanagan 16/117.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has been trying to get a race out of DRACO for some time and should finally achieve it here. Unlike the majority of his stablemates, he's bred for this job and would probably have beaten Most Peculiar at Galway had he jumped with more fluency. Rufino has been beaten a long way in all three starts and Queen's Ballerina was well beaten on her hurdling debut so the moderate Mind The Pennies may be the one to chase home the selection.