Down Royal

  • 13:05 Eventsec 3-y-o Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,380 3rd €1,120 4th €699
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places on the Hurdle Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.80s
  • Off time: 13:05:09
13:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 10/1
2nd Ember Jack (IRE) 6/1
3rd Apache Drums (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 7 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Apache Drums (IRE) 34
3 10-12 C O'Brien M P Walsh 11/26.50
2 2 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Caracal 30
3 10-12 b1 G Elliott P Carberry 9/110.00
3 60-6810 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap City Line (IRE) 73
3 10-12 J J Murphy E F Power (3) 33/134.00
4 24 Red, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Ember Jack (IRE) 23
3 10-12 p J F O'Shea Andrew J McNamara 6/17.00
5 262050 WHITE & MAROON CHEVRONS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Flameoftheforest (IRE) 41
3 10-12 C F Swan D J Casey 10/111.00
6 6 PINK, black diamond, black star on cap King Of Aran (IRE) 28
3 10-12 M J Grassick P Townend 12/113.00
7 0 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Luck Pennie (IRE) 5
3 10-12 S Buggy T C Carroll (7) 40/141.00
8 2 WHITE, emerald green star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 5
3 10-12 K J Condon E J O'connell (3) 11/26.50
9 0-018 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silver Shuffle (IRE) 11
3 10-12 J G Coogan B J Geraghty 13/27.50
10 317 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 15
3 10-12 G Elliott D N Russell 10/111.00
11 52 WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Total Reality (IRE) 15
3 10-12 D Cullen A E Lynch 7/18.00
12 24 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Toyshop (FR) 25
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 16/117.00
13 7-00937 BLACK, white disc & sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Cyrus (IRE) 61
3 10-7 p J C McConnell B Browne (7) 50/151.00
14 5 BLACK, emerald green diamond, black cap Ebony Cat (IRE) 69
3 10-7 p B P Galvin B T O'Connell 25/126.00
15 080 Purple & beige diamonds, hooped sleeves, beige cap, purple star Fox's Field (IRE) 86
3 10-7 A A Howard L Mcniff (5) 50/151.00
16 6P8 Red & white hoops, royal blue sleeves & cap Lisagore Lady (IRE) 40
3 10-7 t1 P Stafford P W Flood 33/134.00
17 748 Royal blue & white diabolo, royal blue sleeves & cap Lyle Lady (IRE) 5
3 10-7 pt J C McConnell R Loughran 20/121.00
18 97 Pink, black sleeves, pink cap, black diamonds Push Me (IRE) 26
3 10-7 J A Quinn S J Gray (3) 33/134.00
19 00 ROYAL BLUE, white sash, quartered cap Sughera (IRE) 23
3 10-7 A J Martin R M Moran 33/134.00
20 4445 WHITE, royal blue star, red cap Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 34
3 10-7 S Fahey S E Butler (7) 16/117.00
Non runners
21086Princess Soricha (IRE)310-7Mrs C O'LearyReserve 1
226-Royal Scout (USA)310-12K J CondonReserve 2
23Narima (GER)310-7M TorrensReserve 3

Verdict

Gordon Elliott tries blinkers on Caracal, who has failed to score in 11 starts but ran quite well at Ludlow last time, though French bumper winner Toner D'Oudairies may have a better chance for the yard despite a moderate debut over timber. Ember Jack has run well enough in both starts to suggest he should be winning a maiden soon but PEAKS OF FIRE made a very promising start over hurdles behind Silas Mariner in what looked a strong race at Cork and may be good enough for this. Total Reality looks a threat as his close second to Fearless Falcon at Thurles was a very good effort and a big improvement on his opening run.