19:10 Bellewstown (IRE)

John Purfield Memorial Handicap Hurdle (80-130)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €18,500 added
  • Winner: €10,934
  • 2nd: €3,533
  • 3rd: €1,684
  • 4th: €758
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 42.70s
  • Off Time: 19:12:20
  • 10 Ran
  • Form: 02-0916
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 129
  • Trainer: S J Mahon
  • Jockey: S F O'Keeffe

raced in 6th early, some slight mistakes, 7th after 3rd, closer in 4th after 8th, no impression approaching 2 out, soon weakened

  • Form: 743-831
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 126
  • Trainer: J C McConnell
  • Jockey: C J Orr

soon raced in 2nd, some slight mistakes, on terms before last, headed run-in and one pace

  • Form: 2326-54
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 121
  • Trainer: S Neville
  • Jockey: R A Doyle

mid-division early, 6th after 3rd, closed up from 4 out, kept on same pace from 2 out and slight mistake last


Ned Stark (IRE)

27 pt D
  • Form: 20/3140
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 121
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

waited with, soon towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, pushed along from 4 out, soon no impression

  • Form: P5-4503
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: M J Bowe
  • Jockey: B Hayes

soon led, pressed straight, joined before last, headed run-in and one pace

  • Form: 780/11-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: M F Morris
  • Jockey: D J McInerney

raced in 5th early, not fluent 1st, bad mistake 4th, 7th after 8th, improved from 4 out, soon pushed along, kept on same pace from 2 out

  • Form: 2-3199F
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

raced in 4th early, 3rd after 3rd, pushed along briefly between horses from 4 out, pushed along again over 4f out and lost position, soon no impression, slight mistake 2 out and no extra

  • Form: 431156
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: Michael C Griffin
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

waited with, soon towards rear, slight mistake 8th, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon no impression, slight mistake last and no extra

  • Form: 80653-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: J Nash
  • Jockey: Gavin Peter Brouder

waited with, soon towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, 8th after 8th, not go with leaders before 3 out where slight mistake, good headway before last, challenged and every chance run-in, stayed on well close home, just failed


Black Label

19 t C
  • Form: 1P08-53
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-11
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: K Thornton
  • Jockey: D J O'Keeffe

raced in 3rd early, 4th after 3rd, 5th after 8th, soon progress, pushed along approaching 3 out, challenged and led run-in, stayed on well, just held on

  • Form: 170P-48
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: Peter Fahey
  • Jockey: K C Sexton

Previous results

In depth


Dorans River won this a year ago, his only start on the track, and scored again at Ballinrobe last month. Fred The Foot gained his third victory over hurdles at Limerick last time and a 5lb rise is unlikely to prevent another big run but Ask Nile, though a winner between the flags, has yet to prove he stays this far over hurdles. The Veteran BYE BYE O BYE has been in good form for most of the summer and is probably still well enough handicapped for another victory with Rachael Blackmore a very positive booking. Jaime Sommers won on the Flat at Tramore a couple of weeks ago and, though he doesn't win often enough over hurdles, is capable of going well from this mark.


Dorans River (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 5th after 3 out and no impression approaching next, soon no extra, 6th of 7, 24 1/2l behind Dandy Mag (11-12) at Galway 2m 7f gd in Aug.

Fred The Foot (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, soon moderate 3rd, some slight mistakes, closed from before 3 out, soon prominent, on terms approaching straight, led approaching 2 out, asserted between last 2, reduced lead and kept on well run-in, won at Limerick 3m gd in Jul beating Everybreathyoutake (11-10) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Ask Nile (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, 7th halfway, 6th and in touch when slight mistake 2 out, pushed along in 5th when not fluent last, ridden and kept on one pace to go 4th run-in, 4th of 8, 15 1/4l behind Darver Star (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 3f Good - Yielding in Aug.

Ned Stark (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, in rear 5 out and detached after 3 out, eased, completely tailed off, 12th of 16, dist behind Minella Beau (11-3) at Galway 2m 7f hcp gd in Aug.

Jaime Sommers (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders and off pace, closed from over 6f out, travelling smoothly over 2f out, soon on terms, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Tramore 2m mdn gd in Aug beating Sole Pretender (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

Spring Watch (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Rear, took closer order before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, no impression, one paced, 6th of 19, 17 1/2l behind Mr Smith (9-12) at Galway 3m hcp gd in Aug.

Swingbridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Prominent, tracked leaders in 3rd when fell 2nd, at Galway 2m 7f hcp gd in Aug.

Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, slightly impeded 4th, slight mistake 7th, 5th from 12th, kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Cusp Of Carabelli (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f gd in Aug.

Alohamora (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden in 3rd, weakened from 2 out, behind when bad mistake at last, 8th of 9, 26 1/2l behind Adimelo (10-12) at Sligo 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Aug.

Black Label 7-1 (9-7) Last to break, mid-division, headway over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Clearance (9-6) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp (6) hvy in Aug.

Vocarium (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, short of room on rail and hampered after 8th, 8th 4 out, ridden and no extra before next, weakened, 8th of 12, 30l behind Ozzie's Way (10-5) at Down Royal 3m hcp Yielding in Jun.