Down Royal

  • 14:05 E.B.F. Lough Construction Ltd. Mares Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €22,750 2nd €6,649 3rd €3,150 4th €1,050
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.20s
  • Off time: 14:05:58
14:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gambling Girl (IRE) 11/4
2nd Roja Dove (IRE) 10/1
3rd The Cookie Jar (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-12112 Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap Que Pasa (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-3 David Kelly B J Cooper 131 9/43.25
2 011 ROYAL BLUE & PURPLE HALVED, purple sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Roja Dove (IRE) 19
4 10-11 h K J Condon Mr E J O'connell 118 10/111.00
3 140-127 White & maroon stripes, maroon seams on sleeves, quartered cap Honey Bach (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-10 B R Hamilton R Walsh 114 6/17.00
4 1/2523-1 EMERALD GREEN, pink chevron, pink & emerald green diabolo on sleeves,pink cap Kilbarry Beauty (IRE) 173
6 10-10 J E Kiely P Townend 128 9/25.50
5 122332 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap, royal blue stars Little King Robin (IRE) 15
5 10-10 t C Bowe M P Walsh 116 8/19.00
6 634331 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Sultana Belle (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 10-10 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 92 33/134.00
7 0-6P462 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white & red striped sleeves, red cap The Cookie Jar (IRE) 5
6 10-10 C A Murphy J S McGarvey 105 25/126.00
8 0-11 DARK GREEN, pink hoop, halved sleeves, check cap Gambling Girl (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 10-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 11/43.75
9 1357 Grey, royal blue sash & sleeves, grey cap Only Exception (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
4 10-7 M C Grassick D E Mullins 109 33/134.00
10 8 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Revolution (FR) 14
4 10-7 J J Lambe L A McKenna 50/151.00

Verdict

QUE PASA beat the useful Indevan at Galway in September and though unable to quite get to King Of The Picts at Tipperary that was still a fine effort and she can defy her penalties. Gambling Girl is only a four-year-old and gets allowances. She looked a really smart novice when scoring easily at Gowran and has to be a threat. Little King Robin is incredibly consistent though she's probably better over further and Kilbarry Beauty will need to improve massively from her maiden victory at Killarney.