Bellewstown

  • 18:45 Meath Farm Machinery Handicap 5f

  • Winner €6,206 2nd €2,006 3rd €956 4th €431
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.35s
  • Off time: 18:48:42
18:45 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sweetest Taboo (IRE) 10/1
2nd Associate Rock (IRE) 20/1
3rd Paved Paradise (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 310303 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, red cap Ty Rock Brandy (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-12 A McGuinness C T Keane 62 9/25.50
3 (8) 794093 Red & yellow diabolo, yellow star on cap Early Call (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
4 9-9 t Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 59 7/18.00
4 (15) 1-98000 Light blue, light blue & grey check cap Captain Power (IRE) 83
7 9-8 G Elliott G P Halpin 58 10/111.00
5 (2) 805057 White & royal blue chevrons, red cap Gopsies Daughter (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 9-8 p Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 58 8/19.00
6 (4) 131074- YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Pillar 254
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 A McGuinness S Foley 58 16/117.00
7 (6) 442-502 RED, pink epaulettes, red cap, pink stars Wild Bob Cat (IRE) 12
3 9-7 b1 H De Bromhead N G McCullagh 62 9/110.00
8 (3) 97-4140 Grey, grey cap, black star Bahlwan 48
Distance Winner
4 9-2 t Denis Hogan K J Leonard 52 14/115.00
9 (11) 87-8701 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, grey cap Sweetest Taboo (IRE) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-11 v W McCreery N M Crosse (7) 47 10/111.00
10 (12) 7-40033 YELLOW, black & white check cap Guiding Star 17
5 8-10 t P J McKenna A J Farragher (7) 46 16/117.00
11 (5) 0R3-7R7 Blue, green slvs, black cap Blue Suede (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 8-9 b R K Watson A C Persse (7) 45 33/134.00
12 (9) 45-9566 RED, royal blue stars, white sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Downtown Diva (IRE) 32
4 8-9 A Keatley L F Roche 45 14/115.00
14 (14) 350609 EMERALD GREEN, red star & sleeves, striped cap Associate Rock (IRE) 17
3 8-4 h T Cleary R P Cleary 45 20/121.00
15 (13) 08009-0 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Irregardless (IRE) 87
3 8-4 D Kinsella C G O'Dwyer (10) 45 66/167.00
16 (7) 5-54002 Red, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap Dance Alone 2
Distance Winner
6 9-8 v D English C D Hayes 58 4/15.00
17 (16) 106500 Black, amber slvs, white cap Paved Paradise (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-5 t E P Harty M A Gallagher 55 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (10)3182-00Idalia (IRE)410-0T CollinsR Coakley64
13 (17)0080-89Gillabbey Rock (IRE)48-9E O'ConnellA J Slattery45

Verdict

SWEETEST TABOO won this last year from a 9lb higher mark and bounced back to form when beating Wild Bob Cat a neck at Tipperary. There's very little in the revised weights but the winner's track experience can count. Pillar is the other course and distance winner in the line-up and he was in good form for most of last season though hasn't run since October. Gopsies Daughter hasn't come anywhere near last season's excellent form though there was signs at Cork that she may be on her way back but Guiding Star is 1-41 and overlooked despite a fair run at Sligo last time. Ty Rock Brandy has only won on the all-weather but the assessor has given him a chance as he's been dropped 2lb in the ratings from a decent run at Down Royal.