Bellewstown

  • 20:55 Anglo Printers Irish EBF Handicap Hurdle 2m 160y

  • Winner €9,240 2nd €2,865 3rd €1,365 4th €615
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.60s
  • Off time: 20:55:43
20:55 Bellewstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Castlehume (IRE) 9/1
2nd Persian Wind (IRE) 7/1
3rd Gold Seal (IRE) 7/2
4th Mullinavat (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1535-34 Light blue, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves & cap Billy's Angel (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
6 11-12 h A Murray K M Donoghue 109 11/112.00
2 32141-4 Black, light green chevron, light green cap Alterno (IRE) 20
6 11-11 b D McDonogh G N Fox 108 25/126.00
3 65431-7 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Trump Sixteen (IRE) 43
6 11-11 t S J Mahon P Townend 108 10/111.00
4 9/53-P45 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Usa (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
11 11-11 S J Mahon D Meyler 108 25/126.00
5 2F111-3 White, red star, red stars on sleeves, quartered cap Mullinavat (IRE) 23
9 11-9 H De Bromhead B J Cooper 106 5/16.00
6 47-436 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star Punches Cross (IRE) 23
5 11-8 J P O'Brien J S McGarvey 105 8/19.00
7 U-045 RED & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Rockview Emperor (IRE) 16
8 11-8 N Dooly R A Doyle (5) 105 33/134.00
8 78P1-19 Pink, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap Callthebarman (IRE) 56
4 11-5 t G P Cromwell J B Kane (5) 108 20/121.00
9 6-2231 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gold Seal (IRE) 24
4 11-4 t J P O'Brien M P Walsh 107 7/24.50
11 000334/ ROYAL BLUE, white spots, white sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap Castlehume (IRE) 521
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 N Meade J M Moore 98 9/110.00
12 8/00-2 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Oakmont (FR) 13
5 11-1 ht J C McConnell D J McInerney (3) 98 5/16.00
13 187-472 PURPLE, yellow sash, check cap Persian Wind (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 11-1 t J P Dempsey D N Russell 98 7/18.00
14 000-18 White, red seams, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars Guido Reni (IRE) 22
4 10-13 t K Thornton R C Colgan 102 16/117.00
15 70/97- Emerald green & yellow chevrons, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, yellow stars Diamond Warrior (FR) 49
5 10-12 t A J Martin E O'Connell (7) 95 33/134.00
16 6-400 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Slaney Street (IRE) 13
4 10-12 t1 Francis J Flood P T Enright 101 25/126.00
19 303PP-9 Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap Charlotte's Chum (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
9 9-11 t G Elliott Mr C J Orr (7) 80 25/126.00
Non runners
1052390-6Boris Grishenko (IRE)511-3G ElliottD N Russell100
179/85RP-0Dalmarella Dancer (IRE)710-3D P DunneReserve 186
187F440P-House Limit (IRE)99-11J LarkinReserve 280

Verdict

Alterno was in excellent form last autumn and will have come on a bundle for last month's reappearance at Downpatrick. Trump Sixteen's victory at Limerick was on heavy ground but MULLINAVAT acts on any going and will take some beating. He completed a hat-trick at the end of last season and was having his first start since October when a good third over fences at Punchestown last month. He can go much higher than a rating of 106 over timber and will be difficult to beat. Gold Seal is making his handicap debut and facing older horses for the first time after a narrow maiden victory at Roscommon but Oakmont made a very encouraging start in handicaps at Gowran and with just a 3lb rise to contend with should get into the action. Persian Wind can never be ruled out at this level and is 17lb lower than his chase rating so has to be a major player.