18:10 Bellewstown (IRE)

Mullaghcurry Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €14,500 added
  • Winner: €10,005
  • 2nd: €2,320
  • 3rd: €1,015
  • 4th: €580
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 45.70s
  • Off Time: 18:10:01
  • 9 Ran
Silk - YELLOW & LIGHT GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form P-F491F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 122

settled towards rear on inner, headway before 3 out, went 3rd next, no impression on first 2 and kept on one pace

Silk - YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap

Bacher Boy (IRE)

47 b DCD
  • Form 13P5-38
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 119

settled in mid-division, went 4th before 3 out, soon pushed along and no extra from 2 out

Silk - GREEN, white hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 9-01P15
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 117

made virtually all, jumped increasingly left thoughout race, strongly pressed 2 out, drifted badly left last, kept on best under pressure run-in

  • Form 307-11
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 114

settled in mid-division, 5th halfway, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on one pace

Silk - YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap

Pozyc (FR)

  • Form 21/5-6P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, progress to challenge approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure run-in

Silk - Yellow, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, striped cap
  • Form F90227
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 107

prominent, 2nd halfway, mistake 4 out, ridden and dropped towards rear 3 out, soon no extra and weakened

Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond
  • Form 170-P08
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 105

mid-division on outer, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, weakened

Silk - White, royal blue inverted triangle, hooped cap
  • Form 15F513
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 99

held up in rear, in touch approaching 3 out, no impression in 6th 2 out, kept on same pace

Silk - YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 22716F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 99

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along before 3 out, no extra approaching 2 out

  • Form 7/1136-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 126

In depth


POZYC scored on the Flat at the Galway Festival and not surprisingly was a warm order when reverting to hurdles at Tramore on Sunday. However, he stumbled badly at the second last when still in touch and gets a quick opportunity to gain compensation. The progressive Golden Ticket makes his handicap debut after victories in a Punchestown bumper and a maiden hurdle at Gowran. He could be a blot on the handicap though is facing a much stiffer task against experienced opposition. Otay Kawn dead-heated for a chase at Kilbeggan before coming to grief there in a handicap. Willie Mullins sends him on a confidence booster back over timber and he's probably not badly treated. Original Option gained a very easy victory over the C&D last month but couldn't cope with a big weight rise at Killarney and is on the same mark here.


Otay Kawn (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, left 2nd 7th, fell 5 out, in a race won by Wins Now (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd, 7 ran.

Bacher Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 27l behind Original Option (10-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gf in Jul.

Original Option (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Soon disputed lead, led from 7th, headed and no extra approaching 2 out, 5th of 12, 19l behind Sebadee (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Jul.

Golden Ticket (AUS) 7-4fav (11-12) Always prominent, 3rd 3 out, improved into close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden to dispute lead, led run-in, kept on well close home, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun beating Battling Boru (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.

Pozyc (FR) 13-8fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, stumbled approaching 2 out, soon no extra and pulled up, in a race won by Eightybarackstreet (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf, 11 ran.

Fool's Wildcat (USA) 9-2 (11-12) Well off pace towards rear, moderate 10th approaching 6 out, soon no danger, 7th of 12, 45l behind Venture Lazarus (11-5) at Galway 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul.

Clarkey (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, 2nd approaching 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 23l behind Benefitthewest (9-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul.

Benefitthewest (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden to chase leaders and no impression from 2 out, moderate 5th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Bobby John (10-1) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul.

Black Rock Lake (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge after 5 out, led before 4 out, ridden before 2 out where length advantage and fell, in a race won by Table Forty Six (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl gd, 8 ran.

Mount Helicon 33-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, mistake 6th, trailing when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Askanna (11-1) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in May, 16 ran.