Down Royal

  • 14:55 Daily Mirror Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off time: 14:55:50
14:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carpet Elegance (IRE) 8/1
2nd Patrolman (USA) 5/1
3rd Luddsdenene (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321758- Black, white sleeves, emerald green chevrons, white cap Inarticulate (IRE) 95
6 11-12 David Kelly S W Flanagan 95 12/113.00
2 216686- Red, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, red stars, red cap, emerald green star Luddsdenene (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
9 11-11 t P J Rothwell S A Shortall (7) 94 9/110.00
3 000- ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap Rich Prince (GER) 103
5 11-11 h M Torrens M Darcy 94 14/115.00
4 600070- White & black chevrons, black seams on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Royal Boru (IRE) 8
6 11-11 t Mrs G Callaghan R C Colgan 94 5/16.00
5 820464- Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Shanroe Society (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
8 11-11 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 94 8/19.00
6 19692F- RED, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue spots on cap Carpet Elegance (IRE) 187
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-10 Thomas J Farrell Mr E J O'connell 93 8/19.00
7 050807- Red & black diamonds, hooped cap Patrolman (USA) 10
6 11-9 ht J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 92 5/16.00
8 8464F0- BLACK & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red cap Whisky Galore 8
8 11-9 b N Moran A P Heskin 92 16/117.00
9 360008- EmGreen,yellow cross of lorraine,green slvs,yellow stars,grn cap,yellow stars Emmy Lou (IRE) 11
6 11-5 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 88 12/113.00
10 5/72515- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blaze Of Fire 237
Beaten Favourite
8 11-2 p N Madden M P Walsh 85 6/17.00
11 299/00P- Light green, grey epaulettes, grey cap, light green star Porterman (IRE) 124
5 11-2 t D A McLoughlin A E Lynch 85 25/126.00
12 7000- Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Salacious Sally (IRE) 106
5 11-0 D Kinsella A P Thornton 83 25/126.00
13 40P960- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow cap Beau Ballistic (IRE) 31
6 10-12 Mrs S Dawson R P Treacy (7) 81 16/117.00
14 08089- RED, royal blue sleeves & cap Winter Music (IRE) 10
4 10-11 pt G Elliott D J Condon 88 20/121.00

Verdict

LUDDSDENENE is still 7lb higher than when successful at Thurles in January but Shane Shortall's claim takes care of that and he was second over course and distance earlier. Philip Rothwell's nine-year-old is given another chance back in the right grade. Shanroe Society's is another who will be helped by a conditional's claim and he's seen action recently which is more than you can say about the likes of Carpet Elegance, Whisky Galore and Blaze Of Fire. Inarticulate looks harshly treated on what he's shown so far.