Down Royal

  • 15:05 Porter & Co. Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.80s
  • Off time: 15:13:29
15:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Four Commanders (IRE) 13/8
2nd Medical Card (IRE) 7/1
3rd Yes Tom (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2202-P0 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Accordion To Paddy (IRE) 6
Course Winner
7 11-12 M O'Hare B M Cash 14/115.00
2 1F475P- LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Arkwright (IRE) 236
9 11-12 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor (7) 50/151.00
3 1242/35- YELLOW, emerald green seams, green cap Awkward Moment (IRE) 12
7 11-12 M Hourigan P T Enright 12/113.00
4 4/15F53- Maroon, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Carloswayback (IRE) 236
6 11-12 P Nolan R M Power 10/111.00
5 23S01/7 MAROON, white stars, striped cap Gloonan Hill (IRE) 20
9 11-12 N Meade J L Cullen 33/134.00
6 234246 RED & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, emerald green cap, red spots Imperial Joey (IRE) 13
6 11-12 M Flannery N P Madden 25/126.00
7 6/214P-0 EmGreen,royal blue chevron,green & white hooped slvs,yellow cap,green stars Medical Card (IRE) 6
7 11-12 N Meade Paul Carberry 7/18.00
8 003P/5-9 ROYAL BLUE, white star, white stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Mylerstown (IRE) 8
6 11-12 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 50/151.00
9 2/33214- LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 203
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-12 R T J Wilson D J Casey 4/15.00
10 817-0PP Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Dusk (IRE) 77
5 11-11 t M F Morris M J Ferris 33/134.00
11 U/131-3 Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow stars on sleeves, quartered cap Eight Is My Number 191
Distance Winner
5 11-11 t1 G Elliott D J Condon 7/24.50
12 71537-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Four Commanders (IRE) 26
5 11-11 M F Morris D N Russell 13/82.62
13 00P404 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Maddoxtown (IRE) 20
5 11-11 R Hennessy R C Colgan 50/151.00
14 07-F0 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Scavenger Lad (IRE) 27
5 11-11 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (7) 50/151.00
16 353245 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN DIABOLO, check cap Chase The Favorite (IRE) 27
6 11-5 D T Hughes B J Cooper 25/126.00
Non runners
1583-32The Engineer (IRE)511-11Mrs J HarringtonA D Leigh


Awkward Moment progressed over hurdles and was having his first start for over a year on the Flat at Galway last month. Carloswayback took on the very best over timber after landing a Limerick maiden a year ago and though he cut little ice in that company he's a full-brother to Roberto Goldback and should make a chaser as should Medical Card, who will want a real test of stamina. Eight Is My Number won a bumper a year ago and a maiden hurdle at Gowran in April. He ran a shocker in a small field at Perth a few days later and could have been feeling the effects so must be kept on the right side as he makes his chasing debut. Four Commanders was decent over timber but looks like making a better chaser after a fine debut behind False Economy at Limerick. He will be difficult to beat on that form but THE ENGINEER looked like a horse with a big future when runner-up to Ipsos Du Berlais in a Galway bumper and is given the nod to make a winning start over the bigger obstacles.