15:30 Bellewstown

Wednesday 8 July 2020

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    Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f 39y  |   Good to Yielding  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 54.9s
1st
Horse silk
13
811-2
12/1
T: M BrassilJ: C Brassil (5)
Waited with, slight mistakes 5th and 6th, closed from 4 out to chase leaders, challenged and on terms before 2 out, soon led, edged left last, pressed and stayed on best run-in tchd 11/1 and tchd 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
2
6
9/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr Ben Harvey (7)
Soon led, slight mistake 5th, went on from 4 out, reduced lead and joined before 2 out, soon headed, rallied run-in and slightly impeded, kept on same pace close home op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
6 ½
5
15/2
T: H De BromheadJ: M P O'Connor (7)
Chased leaders, not match front pair in 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, soon one pace op 13/2 tchd 6/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ¾
1
66/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (3)
Chased leaders on inner, some slight mistakes, kept on same pace from before 2 out op 40/1
5th
Horse silk
½
4
11/2
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (5)
Tracked leaders, pushed along from 7th, one pace from before 2 out tchd 5/1 and tchd 6/1
6th
Horse silk
½
7
511-5
33/1
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: P E Corbett
Soon mid-division, mistake 5th, no impression straight until ran on without threatening run-in op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
½
10
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders early, soon mid-division, closed approaching straight, one pace from before 2 out
8th
Horse silk
5 ½
9
13/2
T: J HalleyJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, one pace from before 2 out tchd 8/1
9th
Horse silk
9
2
1311-10
33/1
T: G O'LoughlinJ: E Walsh (7)
Soon chased leaders, lost position and pushed along after 4 out, no impression and slightly impeded 3 out, soon no extra op 16/1 tchd 28/1
10th
Horse silk
9 ½
14
3/1f
T: E BolgerJ: M P Walsh
Prominent early, soon mid-division, slightly impeded after 7th, soon pushed along, no impression and slightly impeded 3 out, soon no extra op 7/2
11th
Horse silk
11
12
33/1
T: K PurcellJ: D Meyler
Waited with towards rear, no extra from before 3 out op 25/1 tchd 28/1
12th
Horse silk
41
3
9/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Pushed along briefly after 1st, soon rear of mid-division, pushed along again approaching straight and some headway, no impression and slightly impeded 3 out, soon weakened tchd 8/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
8
50/1
T: J BarcoeJ: C A Landers (5)
Waited with, soon in rear, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, headway into mid-division when fell 3 out
BD
Horse silk
11
15/2
T: E J O'GradyJ: D E Mullins
Reminders soon after start, a little keen and soon prominent, pushed along and lost place when brought down 3 out op 9/1

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Non-Runners

15
Horse silk
Western Boy472
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 11
T: P A Fahy  J: Reserve 1
NR
16
Horse silk
Our Boy Boru127
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 9
T: J Woods  J: Reserve 2
NR
17
Horse silk
Enzani626
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 9
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€20.20Pl:€4.60, €2.70, €3.20EX:€190.60Trifecta:€1,315.40Tricast:€883.39SF:€114.29

Forecasts

Fightfortheroses (3/1), Bajan Excell (11/2), Blackhillsofdakota (13/2), Ellie Mac (15/2), Le Vagabond (15/2), Enzani (8/1), Roi De Dubai (9/1), Take A Turn (9/1), Abraham (12/1), Our Boy Boru (14/1), From Eden (16/1), Western Boy (20/1), Flindt (33/1), Jarob (33/1), You Can't Catch Me (33/1), Allez Kal (50/1), Causey Arch (66/1)

Verdict

Gallant veteran, YOU CAN'T CATCH ME can land the spoils on his 47th start over hurdles. The 11-year-old can win for the fifth time over timber on his first run since September at the expense of the youngster in the field Bajan Excell who will strip fitter for his recent spin on the Flat at this venue over 2m6f earlier this month. The Henry De Bromhead-trained Ellie Mac and the Edward O'Grady-trained Le Vagabond can go close in a competitive contest.
  1. You Can't Catch Me
  2. Bajan Excell
  3. Le Vagabond

Prize Money

1st: €8,700.002nd: €2,900.003rd: €1,450.004th: €725.005th: €435.006th: €290.00

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