Down Royal

  • 13:15 Tayto Group Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.70s
  • Off time: 13:18:37
13:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Latin Connection (IRE) 20/1
2nd Great Oak (IRE) 3/1
3rd City of Doral 25/1
4th Robbie McMahon (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9-P2056 Red, white chevron, white star on cap Latin Connection (IRE) 38
6 11-12 t S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford (7) 102 20/121.00
2 3503-2 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN DIABOLO, yellow sleeves & cap Private Story (USA) 21
5 11-12 S McParlan Mr N McParlan (7) 102 20/121.00
3 5F21UF- EMERALD GREEN, red sash, white sleeves & cap Sole Witness (IRE) 191
Course Winner
8 11-11 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 101 9/110.00
4 0-27081 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Special Bar (IRE) 13
5 11-11 t M O'Hare R C Colgan 101 5/16.00
5 654004 ROYAL BLUE, white stars City of Doral 11
10 11-9 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 99 25/126.00
6 F3-4517 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Brian Who (IRE) 109
5 11-8 E Cawley P T Enright 98 14/115.00
7 28-F835 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, check cap Rudigreen (IRE) 11
9 11-8 pt J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 98 25/126.00
8 102P06 Black & white hoops, purple sleeves, purple & white quartered cap Parthian Empire 9
6 11-5 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 95 20/121.00
9 41/1079- Emerald green, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, emerald green armlet, emerald green & red striped cap Robbie McMahon (IRE) 244
7 11-5 N F Glynn D J Condon 95 10/111.00
10 218402/ ROYAL BLUE, orange cap Tulachsarain (IRE) 755
8 11-5 J Woods Mr R M P McNally (7) 95 16/117.00
11 5PP-976 Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Drawn N Drank (IRE) 16
6 11-4 E Bolger M J Ferris 94 20/121.00
12 951212 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 63
6 11-3 J W Nicholson M A Enright (5) 93 3/14.00
13 5/090U1- Royal blue, dark blue stars, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap I'lltelimar King (IRE) 237
6 11-3 P Neville T J Doyle 93 14/115.00
14 6-750 BROWN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap Farley's Risk (IRE) 53
5 11-2 M McElhone B M Cash 92 33/134.00
15 50-3413 PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star Street Runner 24
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 b K Thornton M P Walsh 91 5/16.00
16 60330-0 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Dead End (IRE) 178
7 11-0 p R K Watson T P Treacy 90 20/121.00
17 0/7826-P ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Clash Rebel (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
9 10-12 F Flood P Townend 88 10/111.00
18 130900 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Harangue (IRE) 9
4 10-12 J J Hanlon S G McDermott 92 33/134.00
20 8-704 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mia's Anthem (IRE) 35
4 10-8 N C Kelly D R Fox (7)(ex2) 88 25/126.00
21 676090 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Alderimli (IRE) 7
5 10-11 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 87 20/121.00
Non runners
1944-550The Crazy Trainer (IRE)610-12Martin HassettS J Hassett88
2208-360PBillytheblacksmith (IRE)510-11M HouriganReserve 287
234409-0FBlack Zorro (IRE)510-10C F SwanReserve 386

Verdict

GREAT OAK has to be the selection here to continue her excellent form. John Nicholson's mare looked moderate over hurdles early in her career but has improved dramatically, scoring twice over fences and winning both recent starts on the Flat. She arrives here on a very lenient mark and will take the world of beating. Special Bar had shown promise before landing a Naas maiden last week but will find this tougher and Sole Witness may have more of a chance despite a long absence as he's another reverting to hurdles on a fair mark. Street Runner won over the C&D in August but is now a massive 14lb higher while Brian Who ran poorly on quick ground at Killarney after a convincing success on softer going at Bellewstown.