Down Royal

  • 13:35 European Breeders Fund Lough Construction Ltd. Mares Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €23,725 2nd €6,935 3rd €3,286 4th €1,094
  • Going: Good (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.80s
  • Off time: 13:35:19
13:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Madam (IRE) 10/1
2nd Thynetocatcher (IRE) 8/1
3rd Celtic Cailin (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 314331 RED, emerald green Cross of Lorraine, red cap Top Madam (IRE) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 t D Coffey D J Condon 117 10/111.00
2 1168-11 Brown & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-0 M Winters B J Cooper 135 8/131.62
3 F0-3121 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Mulleady (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 10-11 A J Martin P Townend 126 7/24.50
4 43D422 LIGHT GREEN, purple seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Celtic Cailin (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
6 10-10 p Mrs J Harrington A D Leigh 102 20/121.00
5 57/140-3 Yellow, purple seams, purple sleeves, yellow seams, purple cap Dancin' Glory (IRE) 34
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-10 t1 M Torrens A P Thornton 16/117.00
6 37-2125 Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap Landenstown Lady 26
Distance Winner
5 10-10 t David Kelly Paul Carberry 115 14/115.00
7 951 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Miss Penny Pincher (IRE) 165
6 10-10 D McDonogh B J Geraghty 25/126.00
8 36F0/PP RED, white sash, white sleeves, red seams, white cap Thats Our Luck (IRE) 4
10 10-10 Mrs M Whelehan R C Colgan 82 50/151.00
9 F5P-143 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Thynetocatcher (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
6 10-10 R J McGrath D N Russell 116 8/19.00
10 20R00 ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, red sleeves & cap Wild Friday (IRE) 20
6 10-10 J J Lambe L A McKenna 50/151.00


MISSUNITED has now won seven of her 12 career starts and been runner-up in three others. She followed a comfortable victory over hurdles at Galway by scoring on the Flat at Listowel then finishing runner-up in the Irish Cesarewitch. She fully deserves a crack at this level and can justify the step-up in grade though Mulleady is a worthy opponent. She took some time to get her act together but was an impressive winner at Limerick last time and there's more to come. Thynetocatcher, a point-to-point and Listed bumper winner, gained her only success so far over timber when tackling 2m4f and she may find a couple of these too quick. Top Madam has won three times over timber and has been keeping good company but she was 4l behind Missunited at Listowel in June though she was a long way in front of Miss Penny Pincher in a Kilbeggan bumper the previous month.