20:00 Bellewstown

Wednesday 4 July 2018

All17:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:0020:30

    Gabriel Howard Memorial Handicap (45-65)

  • 4YO plus  |   7f 187y  |   Good to Firm  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 20:01  |   Winning time: 1m 40.11s
1st
Horse silk
13
(6)
16/1
T: T G McCourtJ: Karen Kenny (7)
Chased leaders on inner, improved to lead 5f out, swished tail at times, ridden and went a few lengths clear from 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
(7)
49-12
5/1
T: D EnglishJ: R P Cleary
Chased leaders and 5th halfway, ridden and went 3rd from 2f out, further progress into 2nd from 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without threatening winner op 9/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
(15)
10/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: T M Sherry (7)
Pushed along from stalls and settled behind leaders on outer, 6th from halfway, ridden from 2f out and no impression from 1f, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, not threatening principals tchd 9/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
(13)
20/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: J A Heffernan
Chased leaders in 4th, ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
sh
15
(1)
68-8
9/2f
T: A McGuinnessJ: S Foley
Mid-division and 11th from halfway, ridden from 2f out, no impression from 1f out, kept on well without threatening into 5th inside final furlong op 5/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
12
(9)
20/1
T: G DonnellyJ: G F Carroll
Mid-division and 9th halfway, ridden from 2f out, no impression from 1f out and kept on without threatening into 6th inside final furlong
7th
Horse silk
nk
14
(4)
20/1
T: P W FlynnJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, 7th halfway and soon squeezed for room, ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out
8th
Horse silk
1
11
(10)
33/1
T: D DonovanJ: S M Crosse (7)
Towards rear and 15th from halfway, ridden and some headway from 2f out, short of room and no extra inside final furlong
9th
Horse silk
sh
6
(2)
7/1
T: P MartinJ: K J Leonard (3)
Towards rear and 12th from halfway, ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out
10th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
(3)
7/1
T: T DoyleJ: W J Lee
Towards rear and 14th from halfway, switched to outer and ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out op 8/1
11th
Horse silk
nk
3
(14)
9/1
T: T CollinsJ: R P Whelan
Soon led, headed 5f out and chased leader in 2nd, ridden in pursuit of leader from 2f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong op 16/1
12th
Horse silk
sh
7
(12)
25/1
T: T G McCourtJ: B M Coen (7)
Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden from 2f out, no impression and weakened from 1f out op 28/1
13th
Horse silk
2 ¼
10
(11)
33/1
T: G WebbJ: D E Hogan (7)
Slightly slow away and raced in rear, ridden from 2f out, some moderate headway from 1f out until short of room and eased inside final furlong
14th
Horse silk
3 ¼
16
(8)
50/1
T: Mrs A MooneyJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Slightly slow away and always towards rear, 13th from halfway, ridden on outer from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out
15th
Horse silk
2
4
(16)
11/2
T: Peter FaheyJ: L F Roche
Mid-division and 8th halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place and weakened, eased inside final furlong tchd 7/1
16th
Horse silk
sh
5
(5)
16/1
T: M J SmithJ: C T Keane
Prominent early before soon dropping to mid-division, 10th from halfway, ridden over 2f out and soon weakened, no extra and eased inside final furlong

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Non-Runners

17
Horse silk
Hanrai114
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: W J Martin  J: Reserve 1
NR
18
Horse silk
Uno Momento47
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 4
T: T Mullins  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Horse silk
Nisior Donn30
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€15.00Pl:€2.70, €1.60, €2.50, €3.80EX:€86.60Trifecta:€731.40Tricast:€916.11SF:€94.05

Forecasts

Mzuri (9/2), Alfirak (5/1), Chunkyfunkymonkey (11/2), No Way Jack (7/1), Northern Surprise (7/1), Lion Hearted (9/1), Beau Satchel (10/1), Stamp Of Authority (16/1), Jackmel (16/1), Bouquet Garni (20/1), Empress Lyla (20/1), Forevertwentyone (20/1), Nisior Donn (20/1), Double Czech (25/1), Weardiditallgorong (33/1), Cosmic Symbol (33/1), Hanrai (33/1), Uno Momento (33/1), Toffee Tart (50/1)

Verdict

For a big field handicap, there's really not that much pace on here and it could get messy. Nisior Donn would be interesting if he manages to get a run, as he would look a pace angle to the race, but assuming he doesn't then ALFIRAK could be good enough to follow up his recent Dundalk win. Drawn well enough in stall 7 he ought to be near what pace there is, and can come out on top. Lion Hearted would have been a stronger fancy but for a poor draw, but may still get involved for the places along with Stamp Of Authority and Mzuri.
  1. Alfirak
  2. Lion Hearted
  3. Mzuri

Previous Winners

2017
Rose Anjou
Weight: 9-11  |Age: 5
9/2

Prize Money

1st: €6,468.002nd: €2,006.003rd: €956.004th: €431.005th: €168.00

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