Down Royal

  • 13:15 St. Patrick's Punter Pack Handicap Chase 3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.90s
  • Off time: 13:15:54
13:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blissful Moment (USA) 7/1
2nd Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 7/4
3rd More Madness (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 049-0P2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap In Great Form (IRE) 17
9 11-12 p F Flood M P Walsh 116 12/113.00
2 P4-032U Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Drawn N Drank (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 p E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 114 6/17.00
4 2U1-P46 BLACK & AMBER CHECK, black cap Mister Philson (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
9 11-3 v1 S R B Crawford G N Fox (7) 107 16/117.00
5 31-0653 Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves, pink & black check cap Dazzlers Day (FR) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-2 p C Byrnes D N Russell 106 6/17.00
6 U13257 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, white sleeves & cap More Madness (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-1 p T O'Brien K C Sexton (5) 105 10/111.00
8 68F460 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Fergiethelegend (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
8 10-12 p1 John G Carr J S McGarvey (5) 102 25/126.00
9 548892 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Blissful Moment (USA) 30
7 10-10 b N Meade Paul Carberry 100 7/18.00
10 821/11-2 YELLOW, red disc, yellow & emerald green quartered cap Embracing Change (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
9 10-8 pt R Tyner P T Enright 98 4/15.00
11 7-13431 MAROON, pink seams, check cap Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 4 (ex4)
Distance Winner
8 10-2 p Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 84 7/42.75
12 9P4045 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 17
10 9-10 p I Madden A E Lynch 85 20/121.00
Non runners
33-000F7Zekarya (FR)811-10Denis HoganD G Hogan114
701F313Hold Em Cowboy (IRE)1011-0G ElliottD J Condon104


Hold Em Cowboy has been very busy and would have won at Downpatrick in December had he stayed up. He beat today's rival In Great Form at Fairyhouse last month and started favourite there on Saturday but was beaten 24 lengths by WITNESS OF FASHION, who jumped superbly and galloped his rivals into the ground. A 4lb penalty shouldn't prevent Pat Rooney's charge following up. Embracing Change was in tremendous form between the flags last spring and made a very satisfactory handicap debut behind Refused A Name at Punchestown. His stable has been going superbly in point-to-points so a big run is anticipated. Dazzlers Day was beaten a long way when third at Punchestown when the favourite Drawn N Drank unseated his rider five out. Blissful Moment had shown nothing over fences before a much better effort on testing ground at Thurles while Zekarya is capable of going well at his best and is better than his form figures suggest.