Down Royal

  • 15:45 Robinson Services Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.20s
  • Off time: 15:45:34
15:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Decade Player (IRE) 8/1
2nd Protaras (USA) 10/1
3rd Mad Brian (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2U104-1 GREY, black hollow box, black & grey quartered cap Mad Brian (IRE) 171
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 132 8/19.00
2 946P/1-2 Royal blue, white epaulettes, white diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-6 t A J Martin R Walsh 126 7/24.50
3 213213- ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow seams on sleeves, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 190
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-4 t G Elliott D N Russell 124 3/14.00
4 3801PP- White, royal blue panel, striped sleeves, royal blue star on cap Seriatim (IRE) 189
Course Winner
8 11-2 R T J Wilson R M Power 122 16/117.00
5 8F3007- DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Oak (FR) 209
Distance Winner
9 11-0 t1 L P Cusack B T O'Connell 120 20/121.00
6 214P-06 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 16
Distance Winner
6 10-13 t N Meade P Townend 119 10/111.00
7 734B-21 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Back Off Mate (IRE) 6
5 10-10 A L T Moore D J Casey 116 11/43.75
8 00PF61 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Decade Player (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 10-0 P J Rothwell Mr E J O'connell 106 8/19.00
9 40-6553 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Araglen Lad (IRE) 14
7 9-10 J J Lambe N P Madden 100 11/112.00
Non runners
10F19566Obispo (IRE)79-10C A McBratneyB R Dalton98


Mad Brian won a novice chase at Killarney in May and Undertheboardwalk got off the mark over fences at Wexford in June. The latter is 9lb higher today but has a recent good effort over hurdles under his belt. Barneys Honour is 22lb higher than his win at Navan early in the year but his latest third at Punchestown suggests he's capable of scoring off his current mark. BACK OFF MATE has the more recent form with victory in a beginners' event at Wexford only last week. Arthur Moore's charge makes more appeal than the other recent winner, Decade Player, and is taken to follow-up.