Down Royal

  • 16:10 Archie Watson Memorial Flat Race2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.70s
  • Off time: 16:10:21
16:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apache Stronghold (IRE) 9/4
2nd Isle View (IRE) 14/1
3rd Hilltop Tommy (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 754417 YELLOW, red hoop, yellow sleeves, check cap Celerity Rules (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 12-0 M f O'dowd Ms K Walsh 10/111.00
2 1 RED & WHITE QUARTERED, white sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Hilltop Tommy (IRE) 161
Distance Winner
5 12-0 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 9/25.50
3 FFF-1 Purple, purple cap, yellow star Tabac Brun (FR) 22
Distance Winner
5 12-0 Miss E Doyle Ms L O'Neill (7) 13/27.50
4 1 Orange, royal blue star, yellow & royal blue check sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap Mister Nibbles (IRE) 133
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-11 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 3/14.00
5 P-3 ROYAL BLUE, royal blue cap, emerald green spots Get Back To Me (IRE) 12
5 11-7 G T Hourigan Mr K E Power 7/18.00
6 9- WHITE, red hoop, red cap, white spots Our Cathal (IRE) 532
6 11-7 J K Magee Mr E Magee (7) 50/151.00
7 Blue, green slvs, black cap Sorrydidntcyathere (IRE)
5 11-7 R K Watson Mr M Watson (7) 40/141.00
8 CERISE Apache Stronghold (IRE)
4 11-4 N Meade Ms N Carberry 9/43.25
9 3- White, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Isle View (IRE) 195
4 11-4 Jason Cairns Mr J T Carroll (5) 14/115.00


MISTER NIBBLES scored here on his debut where he impressed to finish over 6l in front of his rivals. A strong gallop will see him to good effect and he can remain unbeaten. Hilltop Tommy, who gained a surprise but decisive victory on his debut at Cork in May, is another obvious contender while Tabac Brun fell in all three starts between the flags but made no mistake on his bumper debut at Tramore and there's every chance he'll improve again. Celerity Rules was nowhere near his best on heavy ground at Naas after his Navan victory and today's conditions are likely to produce a revival. Noel Meade has been introducing some nice types in recent weeks and Apache Stronghold looks another though this is a tougher than normal bumper for the track.