Down Royal

  • 14:50 Sean Graham Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.70s
  • Off time: 14:52:20
14:50 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Say It Again (IRE) 25/1
2nd Leavethelighton (IRE) Evs
3rd Shuilamach (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/03P-08 Green, red slvs, white cap, green hoop Baroque Style (IRE) 17
8 11-4 G Stewart R M Power 40/141.00
2 323-253 CERISE Couleur France (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 N Meade P Carberry 7/24.50
4 934622 EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Leavethelighton (IRE) 24
7 11-4 p E Doyle M P Butler (3) 122 Evs2.00
5 7-653 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Quickasyoucan (IRE) 41
6 11-4 p1 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 9/25.50
6 2F-4747 LIGHT GREEN, red diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Say It Again (IRE) 62
6 11-4 N G Hynds Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
7 P4442/5 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Six Senses (IRE) 46
8 11-4 A Lynch R C Colgan 13/27.50
8 74- YELLOW, black sleeves, check cap So Valentino (IRE) 406
8 11-4 S R B Crawford K M Donoghue 25/126.00
9 0-00 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, check cap Brave Geri (IRE) 14
6 10-11 R Hennessy M A Enright 50/151.00
10 952055 RED, white stars, white sleeves, white star on cap Dream Beat 52
6 10-11 G A Kingston A E Lynch 33/134.00
11 U Orange, white spots, halved sleeves, quartered cap Its Now Or Never (IRE) 59
6 10-11 P Fegan M W Bowes (5) 50/151.00
12 P-100 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, royal blue spots on cap Shantou Shine (IRE) 32
6 10-11 R Tyner P T Enright 33/134.00
13 U3328- PURPLE, black sleeves, black cap, purple spots Shuilamach (IRE) 325
7 10-11 P Nolan D N Russell 14/115.00
14 62-160P BLACK, emerald green sash & cap Without Wings (IRE) 30
6 10-11 L Lennon B T O'Connell 50/151.00
Non runners
3F/23-It'll Do Rightly (IRE)611-4Mrs S DawsonR Loughran

Verdict

Couleur France has been running well in similar events on testing ground so should have no problems getting involved. LEAVETHELIGHTON has been very unfortunate to come up against a couple of useful winners in his two latest starts and shouldn't remain a maiden for much longer. He gets the vote though Quickasyoucan is progressing with each run and his close third behind Man With Van here in December has been boosted by the winner. Six Senses is one to note as he made a fair reappearance after a very long break at Navan in December. His previous run had been when around three lengths behind the classy Boston Bob on the same track two years earlier. Shuilamach had shown some potential in bumpers before a poor effort at Wexford last March and hasn't been seen since.