A lovely busy card ahead of us today at Bellewstown as we have 11 runners for the 7 race card.
First up in BIOVERDIA in the Tattersalls Ireland Mares Maiden Hurdle over 2m4f. This trip should be right up her ally and she was unfortunate to fall last time out. Hopefully more goes in her favour today. Davy Russell will be riding.
MARIA FRANCESCA ran a very creditable race on her appearance for the yard last time. We’ve placed her in an opportunity race with Kevin Brogan up who will take off 4lbs. She was willing an able the last day but her lack of race fitness may have gotten the better of her.
OAK PARK runs in the third race and is another one who could have done with the race last time out as well. Hopefully this will be his time to shine as it looks an open contest, Davy Russell has been booked to ride.
Next up is FELINO DE BERSY in another maiden hurdle, this horse has only had the one run for us just before the lockdown. He looks one better suited to a hurdle race than bumpers so hopefully we’ve placed him right. Davy Russell will ride.
Another who had a nice run last time out was BRAWNY, he ran a bit keen there so a hood has been fitted for today. He’s bottom weight in this event due to his age but on ratings he should be well in with a chance. Luke Dempsey rides.
The feature race of the day has attracted 5 entries from our yard! SAIN D’OROUX was a brilliant 3rd in the Martin Pipe this year and looks to get back in this hot contest, Puppy Power rides. GEALACH was another gallant runner in the Martin Pipe finishing 8th and also returning in this, Sean O’Keeffe rides and claims 5lbs. SILVER STAR may benefit from his run on the flat where he was 3rd and is the pick of Kevin Sexton. ZAMBEZI FIX was well placed to win a nice pot last time out and has been chosen by Luke Dempsey. Finally we have ARDAMIR who has started his career with us in a nice fashion being placed on his first run, Denis O’Regan will ride.
Finally in the last we have TULLYBEG who is a very good looking son of Sholokhov. He was placed 4th on his most recent run and the extra time he has had should benefit him, Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.