Down Royal

  • 14:40 Allianz Maiden Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Good (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:33
14:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bonisland 13/8
2nd Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 8/1
3rd Yes Way Hosay (IRE) Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31/15-2 Royal blue, pink braces, pink sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, pink stars Yes Way Hosay (IRE) 27
6 11-12 R T J Wilson B J Cooper Evs2.00
2 F-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bonisland 18
4 11-8 G Elliott D N Russell 13/82.62
3 1/6077-3 WHITE, light blue chevron & cap Seaneen Mac Ri (IRE) 179
7 11-5 J G Cosgrave Mr N McParlan (7) 92 33/134.00
4 6705-39 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 12
5 11-4 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 12/113.00
5 140- Dark blue & light blue quartered, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Itsy Bitsy Spider (IRE) 207
6 11-4 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 25/126.00
6 20-0754 Purple, yellow sash, yellow cap, purple star Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 40
6 11-4 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 8/19.00
7 08 Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap Tighty Whities (IRE) 12
5 11-4 R K Watson Mr M Watson (7)(ex1) 66/167.00
8 6 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap No More Vino (IRE) 10
4 11-3 R K Watson T P Treacy 40/141.00
9 U-R BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Over Presented (IRE) 63
4 11-3 M Torrens M Darcy 66/167.00
10 009/04 YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Pennyforthem (IRE) 51
7 10-11 P Casey B F Cawley (7) 88 40/141.00


YES WAY HOSAY is a bright prospect having followed victories in a point-to-point and a bumper with a fine effort in Cheltenham's Champion Bumper. He made a cracking start over timber when just touched off by Digeanta at Gowran and with this longer trip in his favour is the one to beat. Bonisland scored by 12l between the flags at Sligo in May and won a Roscommon bumper on his reappearance last month. He should do well over hurdles as should Romeo Is Bleeding, who has improved with every run and wasn't stopping when close-up behind Defence Of Duress over 2m4f at Gowran. Dushybeag has alternated between hurdles and bumpers and has shown enough to suggest he's no forlorn hope.