Down Royal

  • 15:30 Sean Graham Bookmakers Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.90s
  • Off time: 15:31:21
15:30 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Housekeeper (IRE) 11/2
2nd Taglietelle 9/10


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F1/3661- Light green, white sleeves, yellow cap Guiding George (IRE) 10
6 11-8 ht P J Gilligan B M Cash 6/17.00
2 0551- Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Taglietelle 22
5 11-8 t G Elliott P Carberry 127 9/101.90
3 653442- White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Quickasyoucan (IRE) 24
6 11-2 h C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 120 11/43.75
4 674/198- Royal blue, light blue spots, brown cap, emerald green spots Slivegullion Girl (IRE) 205
9 11-1 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 89 33/134.00
5 30/331U- Brown, white sash, black cap, red spots The Housekeeper (IRE) 128
7 11-1 h David Kelly S W Flanagan 11/26.50


Guiding George came good at Kilbeggan last month. Quickasyoucan went very close against a progressive novice in a handicap at Ayr last month and is respected, though it remains to be seen if first-time headgear has any effect. TAGLIETELLE has gone very close on the Flat at the Curragh since winning his maiden at Downpatrick. There looks to be a lot more to come from Gordon Elliott's five-year-old over timber and he should take all the beating here as The Housekeeper has been rested since unseating his rider behind Faugheen in a Grade 3 at Limerick just after Christmas.