Down Royal

  • 17:45 Down Royal Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.70s
  • Off time: 17:44:29
17:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Officer Cadet 13/8
2nd Ballintotty Boy (IRE) 7/1
3rd South Circle (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 FP/3- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Aye Paddy Too (IRE) 49
5 12-0 H Smyth Mr M J O'Hare (5) 12/113.00
2 36- BLACK, grey diamond & sleeves, striped cap Ballintotty Boy (IRE) 95
5 12-0 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 7/18.00
4 0- Yellow, black hooped sleeves, quartered cap Glenbank King (IRE) 49
6 12-0 V Robinson Mr J Creswell (7) 50/151.00
5 03S726- Red, white cross sashes, white sleeves, red cap, white spots Intheolddays (IRE) 214
7 12-0 Ms M Mullins Mr E Murphy (7) 8/19.00
6 090- Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap King Alfonso 8
5 12-0 M O'Hare Mr K O'Hare (7) 33/134.00
7 86- Royal blue, red seams, striped cap Lord Fendale (IRE) 82
5 12-0 h S Donohoe Mr B O'Neill (3) 33/134.00
8 3- Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Officer Cadet 72
5 12-0 t G Elliott Ms N Carberry 13/82.62
9 MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Outtilallhours (IRE)
6 12-0 P J Rothwell Mr J J Walsh (7) 20/121.00
10 3/PP755- Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Wish In A Well (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
5 12-0 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford 7/18.00
11 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Elle Belle
5 11-7 M Torrens Mr N McParlan (5) 10/111.00
12 7- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, green armlet, orange cap Putrakin (IRE) 10
5 11-7 W Newman Mr D G Lavery (5) 20/121.00
13 FFF9- Grey, maroon chevron, maroon armlet, quartered cap South Circle (IRE) 16
6 11-7 L Lennon Rachael Blackmore (7) 50/151.00
14 GOLD, BLACK & GREEN DIAGONAL STRIPES, gold sleeves, green cap Sun Harbour
6 11-7 p1 J W Nicholson Mr J J Burke (7) 20/121.00
15 F- Yellow, black diamond, black cap Betancourt (IRE) 51
4 11-6 Mrs John B Ross Mr S Clements (5) 7/18.00
16 Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap Rose De Peintre
4 10-13 t1 R K Watson N M Kelly (7) 28/129.00
Non runners
394-Fill Your Hands (IRE)512-0A J MartinR P McNamara

Verdict

OFFICER CADET looked likely to go close when pushed into the lead by Nina Carberry turning for home on his debut at Fairyhouse in February but weakened under pressure when the first two swept by. He'll know more today and should take all the beating. Aye Paddy Too was third over course and distance on his first start under Rules but wasn't far ahead of Fill Your Hands and the latter may well reverse the form. Ballintotty Boy and Intheolddays are others who have shown ability.