Down Royal

  • 15:35 Rainbow Communications Handicap Chase 2m 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.20s
  • Off time: 15:35:21
15:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kyle's Turn (IRE) 10/1
2nd Days Ahead (IRE) 5/1
3rd Tarquinius (FR) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/718-74 BEIGE, brown chevron & cap Kyle's Turn (IRE) 92
10 11-12 Mrs John B Ross D E Splaine (5) 116 10/111.00
2 22PP9-P DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Linnel (IRE) 172
7 11-12 t A L T Moore D N Russell 116 9/25.50
3 59/P-2F1 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 23
5 11-11 p E Doyle J R Barry 116 5/16.00
4 2-03165 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Mat Hill (IRE) 7
Course Winner
9 11-10 L Lennon B T O'Connell 114 14/115.00
5 F-02318 YELLOW, royal blue star, hooped sleeves & cap Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 11
Course Winner
12 11-5 D Broad B R Dalton (5) 109 16/117.00
6 18F-835 Maroon, white seams, white armlet, white cap Trabajo (IRE) 42
Course Winner
7 11-0 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 104 8/19.00
7 8356F-9 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sea Master (IRE) 9
8 10-11 I Madden P Townend 101 14/115.00
8 000067 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Baizically (IRE) 9
9 10-10 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 100 25/126.00
10 43-02P3 Red, royal blue stars Tarquinius (FR) 16
9 10-7 bt G Elliott Paul Carberry 97 11/26.50
11 PP9-P8F Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Dusk (IRE) 9
6 10-5 t M F Morris D J Casey 95 10/111.00
12 503-2P0 Light green & purple check, purple armlet, quartered cap Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 53
9 10-4 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 94 12/113.00
13 7-5262B RED, black hollow box, white sleeves, red seams, red cap Baby's Hot (IRE) 9
8 9-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 88 9/25.50
14 P4-PPP8 YELLOW, emerald green cross of lorraine, yellow & white quartered cap Dont Tell De Purty 46
6 9-11 A A Howard A P Crowe 87 16/117.00
Non runners
926-P423Talab710-9D T HughesM A Enright99


Baby's Hot has yet to finish in a place in six starts over fences but would probably have done so but for being brought down at Thurles last week. Tarquinius doesn't win very often but has slipped to a fair mark and ran his best race for some time at Punchestown last month. Days Ahead was having only his third start over fences when beating what looked a fair field of beginners at Tramore and though he's been done no favours by the assessor there's more to come and he should be in the mix. Prince Of Leisure has been plagued by injuries over the years and hasn't done as well as expected but he looked in very good form when scoring at Kilbeggan in August and his latest defeat came over hurdles. With Ben Dalton able to claim 5lb the veteran should get competitive though TALAB looks the one to beat. Dessie Hughes sent him to Cheltenham for an amateurs' event last month and he ran very well to finish third. He's yet to win over fences but this looks a good opportunity and Mark Enright's claim is a bonus.