Down Royal

  • 15:40 Robinson Services Handicap Chase2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:27
15:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pires 3/1
2nd Monastrell 20/1
3rd Satu (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-03523 Maroon, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, maroon spots, maroon cap, light blue spots I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-13 t J J Lambe R C Colgan 133 8/19.00
2 3715-25 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Dantes King (IRE) 156
Course Winner
7 11-7 t G Elliott D J Condon 127 8/19.00
3 0201-21 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 12
Distance Winner
8 11-7 A J Martin P Townend 127 3/14.00
4 63P34-6 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Monastrell 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 t D M Christie A E Lynch 123 20/121.00
5 202793 RED & PINK STRIPES, pink sleeves, black cap Darenjan (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
9 11-2 b J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 122 12/113.00
6 13-1304 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Satu (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
8 10-12 t E Doyle M P Butler (5) 118 6/17.00
7 72U503 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Banna Man (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
12 10-10 t T J O'Mara P T Enright 116 14/115.00
8 356914 WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Dark Prospect 12
7 10-9 p N Meade Paul Carberry 115 6/17.00
9 6571-42 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Character Actor (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 10-7 A Kennedy M J Ferris 113 13/27.50
10 32431F Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Claragh Native (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
7 10-1 t A L T Moore D J Casey 107 11/26.50
11 3679-04 WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 37
Course and Distance Winner
10 9-10 Miss S Barkley A P Heskin 102 25/126.00


PIRES was having just his fourth start over fences when slamming a strong field at Cork last month and though the handicapper has reacted with a massive 13lb rise he can complete the double. Satu, who was 12l behind and may have need the run after a break, should get closer while Character Actor is proving better over fences than timber and improved to finish runner-up in a decent handicap at Tramore. Claragh Native was held by Instant Impacked when falling at the last at Tramore but that was a good run and an earlier easy success over hurdles shows that he arrives in very good form. I Hear A Symphony has won this for the past two years, both times at huge prices. He's in better form for his hat-trick attempt though he's 8lb higher than a year ago. Dantes King hasn't had much experience over fences but has won here and finished runner-up on his only other start on the track.