Down Royal

  • 16:10 Daily Mirror Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.70s
  • Off time: 16:10:52
16:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moonshine Lad (IRE) 3/1
2nd The Herds Garden 9/2
3rd Adamstown (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 B1/336-1 BLACK & WHITE QUARTERED, white cap Adamstown (IRE) 27
5 12-0 I R Ferguson Mr W Thompson (7) 6/17.00
2 F- Red & black diamonds, white sleeves, black armlet, white cap, black diamonds Cloch Fada 546
5 12-0 B R Hamilton Mr D G Lavery (5) 25/126.00
3 6 Royal blue & white hoops, striped sleeves & cap Glenfane (IRE) 23
5 12-0 M M Rice Mr G Yemm (7) 33/134.00
4 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, maroon diamonds on cap Knockrea (IRE)
6 12-0 T O'Brien K C Sexton (7) 14/115.00
5 2P1- WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Moonshine Lad (IRE) 237
5 12-0 G Elliott Mr S Clements (5) 3/14.00
6 R Emerald green & red quartered, halved sleeves, red star on cap Mr Raj (IRE) 31
5 12-0 C F Swan Mr J Reddington (7) 33/134.00
7 34-5 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Shemshal (FR) 16
5 12-0 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 5/23.50
9 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Got The Nac (IRE)
4 11-11 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 4/15.00
10 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red armlet, white cap The Herds Garden
4 11-11 N Meade Ms N Carberry 9/25.50
11 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, red cap, white star Theatre One (IRE)
4 11-11 Mrs S Dawson Mr N McParlan (7) 25/126.00
Non runners
85Gone Platinum (IRE)411-11H de BromheadMr D Roche


Ian Ferguson does very well here with his former point-to-pointers so recent winner Adamstown has to be respected. However, it's another winner between the flags, MOONSHINE LAD, who looks the one to be on as he's joined Gordon Elliott after a very impressive victory at Lingstown in the spring. Shemshal was sent over hurdles after a couple of reasonable bumper runs and he looks the best of those with experience while Noel Meade's newcomer The Herds Garden, the first foal of a 7f winner, should have more natural pace than most.