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18:10 Bellewstown (IRE)

Bluegrass Horse Feeds Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 50y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €11,820
  • 2nd: €3,820
  • 3rd: €1,820
  • 4th: €820
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 44.20s
  • Off Time: 18:12:34
  • 11 Ran
1
  • Form: 31-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: O McKiernan
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

waited with, soon towards rear, jumped left 2nd, last after 6th, pushed along after 4 out, no danger when mistake last

2
  • Form: 150-155
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 124
  • Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Jockey: C P McNamara

soon raced in 3rd, not always fluent jumping, effort straight, kept on without troubling winner run-in into 2nd near finish

3
  • Form: 018-416
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: K Purcell
  • Jockey: J J Slevin

soon led, headed after 3rd, remained prominent, on terms again 7th, slight mistake 4 out, narrowly headed before last, one pace run-in and dropped to 3rd near finish

4

Kuraka

18 b
25/1
  • Form: 316/60-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

pushed along briefly early, soon raced in 8th, 7th after 6th, soon improved and not much room briefly, mistake 3 out, no extra and one pace from before next

5
14/1
  • Form: 4512U0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: Peter Fahey
  • Jockey: K C Sexton

soon raced in 9th, mistake 7th, reminder from 4 out, one pace from before next

6
  • Form: 210-331
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: Padraig Roche
  • Jockey: D J O'Keeffe

raced in 5th early, disputed 4th after 6th, not much room between horses 4f out and lost position, improved into 3rd 2 out and effort, gained narrow lead before last, asserted and stayed on well run-in

7
8/1
  • Form: 83-0442
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 114
  • Trainer: C O'Dwyer
  • Jockey: R A Doyle

soon raced in 6th, a little keen, slight mistake 7th, no extra and one pace from before 2 out

8
  • Form: 66-2521
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: N Slevin
  • Jockey: C J Orr

raced in 4th early, a little keen, disputed 4th after 6th, not fluent 2 out, no impression in 5th when slight mistake last, one pace

9
  • Form: 524P-4F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: J C McConnell
  • Jockey: D E Browne

waited with in rear, not fluent 1st, 10th after 6th, slight mistake next, pushed along after 4 out briefly, one pace from before next, slight mistake 2 out and no extra

10
  • Form: 095154
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Jockey: J M Moore

soon raced in 2nd and close up, led after 3rd, joined 7th, narrowly headed before last where slight mistake, no extra and one pace run-in

11
14/1
  • Form: 720532
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: D Budds
  • Jockey: A W Short

raced in 7th early, 8th after 6th, soon headway until no impression in moderate 6th when slight mistake last, one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

You Can't Catch Me easily landed a Killarney handicap before finding a 9lb rise in a much better race at Sligo beyond him. Bay Hill, three times a winner over hurdles, made a successful chasing debut at Wexford last month and has since run well on the Flat at the Curragh. Whenurgoodurgood was receiving 13lb when runner-up to Room To Roam here, though that was over the minimum trip and he's since scored over this distance at Killarney. JON ESS, four times a winner on the Flat, is still a maiden over hurdles but this longer trip can bring out the best in him and he looks well enough handicapped to gain his first hurdling success. Gavin Cromwell's pair Quantatmental and Callthebarman are both capable of big runs in a competitive handicap.

Formwatch

Mister Eddman (IRE) 40-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 6th approaching 3 out, ridden and no impression after 2 out, mistake last, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Zero Ten (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f Yielding in May.

Quantatmental (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Soon raced in 2nd, slight mistake 2 out and lost position, soon dropped to rear, no impression before straight, soon no extra, last of 5, 12 3/4l behind Fast Buck (11-6) at Galway 2m lst (1) gd in Jul.

You Can't Catch Me (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Led at fast pace and soon well clear with chasing horse, slight mistake at 5th, reduced lead from halfway, ridden and headed before 2 out, 2nd and mistake 2 out, soon weakened quickly, 6th of 8, 25 1/2l behind Mon Storm (10-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp gd in Aug.

Kuraka 25-1 (10-9) In rear, pushed along early, slow jump 1st, jumped left 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, ridden and no impression before last, no extra, last of 8, dist behind Darver Star (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 3f Good - Yielding in Aug.

Room To Roam (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Waited with, moderate 8th from 3rd, soon took closer order, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 24 1/4l behind Here For The Craic (9-12) at Cork 2m hcp Yielding in Aug.

Bay Hill (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Moonmeister (9-11) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Jul.

Jon Ess (IRE) 5-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway into 2nd after 3 out, slight mistake and ridden 2 out, no impression on winner at last, kept on well in 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Construct (11-2) at Sligo 2m 1f gd in Aug.

Whenurgoodurgood (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 7th, soon raced in 5th, switched right before 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon bumped and on terms, not fluent last, gained narrow lead and stayed on well closing stages, won at Killarney 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul beating Westmead (11-0) by nk, 15 ran.

Cash In Mind (FR) 9-2 (9-3) Led after 1f, pushed along and challenged 2f out, headed entering straight, 3rd 1f out, kept on, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Grove Hill (9-7) at Sligo 1m 2f gd in Aug.

Callthebarman (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Towards rear, some progress from 3 out, ridden in 5th next, no impression, 4th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Adimelo (10-12) at Sligo 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Aug.

Elusive Don (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along in 10th when slightly hampered under 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 8l behind Molly Kaye (9-12) at Tramore 2m hcp Yielding in Aug.