Down Royal

  • 14:05 Wkd Core Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €10,000 3rd €5,000 4th €2,000
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places on the Hurdle Course)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:20
14:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gimli's Rock (IRE) 10/1
2nd Der Spieler (GER) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/11021- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 199
Distance Winner
5 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 146 4/15.00
2 F1119-1 ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, striped cap Luska Lad (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-8 J J Hanlon D N Russell 150 5/42.25
3 108-109 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, royal blue seams, emerald green cap, red spots Magnum Force (IRE) 71
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 b1 C A McBratney E J O'connell 122 50/151.00
4 30220-2 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Der Spieler (GER) 22
5 11-2 t J G Coogan B J Geraghty 123 25/126.00
5 441-191 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 11-2 b Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 133 10/111.00
6 211414- Crazy Quilt Summit Meeting 233
Distance Winner
5 11-2 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 143 2/13.00


LUSKA LAD and Blackstairmountain had a rare old tussle in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse in April when the former, who was conceding 6lbs, battled back to victory after looking beaten at the last. The heavy ground probably contributed to the defeat of the runner-up and he went on to land the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown on good going for which he is penalised. On these terms and with a recent victory under his belt, Luska Lad should again come out on top and gain the 11th victory of his career. Der Spieler, runner-up to the selection last time, looks held but Summit Meeting is the type to do very well this season and could prove the best of Jessica Harrington's pair.