Friday, July 6
First Race: 5.00 (8 races)
It is day three of Bellewstown’s four-day July meeting on Friday where the popular County Meath course plays host to an eight-race mixed card beginning at 5pm.
The Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha Handicap Hurdle (7.50) is worth €16,500 in prize-money and it has attracted a competitive field of 16. The betting is likely to be headed by the Henry De Bromhead-trained Rio Lobo, who won a maiden hurdle at Tramore on his most recent outing.
Gordon Elliott was among the winners at Bellewstown on Thursday thanks to Batts Rock and he will fancy his chances of winning the Thatch Bar And Restaurant Novice Hurdle (8.25) with Downpatrick winner Count Simon.
The going at Bellewstown is good to firm.
Friday, July 6
First Race: 5.20 (7 races)
There is jumping action at Wexford on Friday evening where the first of seven races is due off at 5.20.
With €15,000 worth of prize-money up for grabs, it is no surprise to see a quality field line-up for the Brendan Cullimore Electrical Novice Chase (7.00). The Noel Meade-trained Le Martalin takes on Ornua from the Henry De Bromhead stable in what promises to be a pulsating duel between the pair.
Better B Quick was a winner at the last Wexford fixture 16 days ago and he tries to follow up in the Michael Moore Mercedes-Benz & Volkswagen, Portarlington & Athlone Handicap Chase (8.10) under JJ Slevin.
The going at Wexford is good to firm, good in places.
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