Down Royal

  • 16:05 Allen Logistics Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.90s
  • Off time: 16:05:39
16:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gilt Shadow (IRE) 14/1
2nd Silver Tassie (IRE) 7/4
3rd Director's Forum (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P2P3/F-0 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green seams, royal blue cap, emerald green star Hidden Harmony (IRE) 35
6 12-0 Miss S L Kelly Mr B G Crawford (7) 40/141.00
2 6/276 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Jabus (IRE) 38
6 12-0 A Oliver Mr R P Quinlan (3) 25/126.00
3 PURPLE, black sleeves and cap Jordans Dream (IRE)
6 12-0 T J Canavan Jordan Canavan (7) 40/141.00
4 22- Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Lord Of Tara 328
6 12-0 A J Martin Mr K E Power 14/115.00
5 BLACK & ROYAL BLUE QUARTERED, black sleeves, black & blue striped cap Manuka King (IRE)
5 12-0 F Flood Mr J J O'Neill (7) 33/134.00
6 23 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Notorious Villain (IRE) 11
5 12-0 Michael Mulvany Mr J O'Sullivan (7) 14/115.00
7 BLUE, primrose striped sleeves & cap Siping (FR)
5 12-0 t1 A L T Moore N M Kelly (7) 33/134.00
8 76- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Apache Jack (IRE) 193
4 11-11 D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 5/16.00
9 5322- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Director's Forum (IRE) 193
4 11-11 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 3/14.00
10 Orange, royal blue star, yellow & royal blue check sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap Gilt Shadow (IRE)
4 11-11 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 14/115.00
11 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star In The Gate (IRE)
4 11-11 C F Swan B F Cawley (7) 20/121.00
12 8 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots King Shabra (IRE) 19
4 11-11 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 33/134.00
13 3 CERISE Silver Tassie (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
4 11-11 N Meade Ms N Carberry 7/42.75
14 Royal blue, red epaulettes & sleeves, red cap, white star Cordelia Belle (IRE)
5 11-7 B R Hamilton Mr B O'Neill (5) 6/17.00
15 BROWN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap Our Maimie (IRE)
6 11-7 R McGlinchey Mr H D Dunne (7) 33/134.00
16 421F- Yellow, red cross sashes, red armlet, quartered cap Paddys Angel (IRE) 209
5 11-7 t1 L Lennon Ms K Ferris (7) 33/134.00
17 Red, black hoop, black armlet, striped cap Ceann Phoil Cailin (IRE)
4 11-4 t1 P Nolan Ms K Walsh 14/115.00
18 Yellow, yellow & black hooped sleeves, white cap Take A Chance On R (IRE)
4 11-4 G B Caldwell Mr P Roche (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

Noel Meade has won this three times in the past five years and SILVER TASSIE can improve his strike rate further. He made a very promising start in a huge field at Gowran where he stayed on strongly once getting the hang of things and with that under his belt can gain his first success. Director's Forum produced a couple of very strong efforts in the spring and though returning from a lay-off looks a real threat as does Notorious Villain, who was clear for a long way at Fairyhouse before weakening and will probably be ridden with more restraint. The betting should tell us more about the newcomers but Charlie Swan's In The Gate is related to a couple of winners and is one to keep an eye on.