Down Royal

  • 14:15 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.10s
  • Off time: 14:19:21
14:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mark Me Up 5/1
2nd Popaflora 7/1
3rd Hidden Present (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0P1S6P Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Keep On Track (IRE) 25
7 11-12 E Bolger S E Butler (2) 107 9/25.50
2 050373 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap El Mondo (FR) 18
8 11-7 N Madden J S McGarvey (2) 102 9/25.50
3 997-UPP RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Castle Anshan (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
10 11-4 t T O'Brien B R Dalton 99 14/115.00
4 9B5135- Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Take A Shot (IRE) 335
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-3 F Flood G N Fox (4) 98 6/17.00
5 4-84751 Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
10 11-1 p Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (4) 96 6/17.00
6 45-F87F Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 25
Course Winner
12 11-0 pt Bernard Jones P D Kennedy (2) 95 10/111.00
7 16-8066 DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Mark Me Up 18
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-12 pt P J Rothwell A Ring (4) 93 5/16.00
8 260-09P Purple, purple cap, mauve diamond Robyn Rua (IRE) 41
8 10-4 t S Wilson C D Timmons (4)(ex1) 85 10/111.00
9 0-P1637 PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 25
8 10-1 b P J Rothwell I J McCarthy 82 7/18.00


Winning point-to-pointer Keep On Track has won a couple of times over regulation fences but never over anything as short as this. EL MONDO is inconsistent but keeps threatening to win a race and produced his best effort for some time at Naas last month behind today's rival Reality Dose. A strong gallop and testing ground are what the winner requires but a 7lb rise looks a bit harsh and he may not be up to confirming the form. Mark Me Up weakened quickly in that latter event but Take A Shot has won over hurdles and fences on this track and would have to be a threat if fit enough after a long break as he's reasonably treated.