Down Royal

  • 15:05 Porter & Co. Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,126 3rd €1,000 4th €625
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places on the Hurdle Course)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.50s
  • Off time: 15:07:08
15:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bostons Angel (IRE) 5/4
2nd Royal De La Thinte (FR) 7/1
3rd Roi Du Mee (FR) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 342126- Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ad Idem 198
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 Mrs P Gavin A P Crowe 7/24.50
2 F82F-60 MAROON & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green spots Annual Report (IRE) 35
7 11-12 t1 M Cullen D J Condon 16/117.00
3 1311P-2 DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 9
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 5/42.25
4 14159-7 YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Hidden Crack 29
6 11-12 S Fahey S E Butler (7) 20/121.00
5 2710P0- Red, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, red seams, red & yellow striped cap Hughies Grey (IRE) 197
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 M Torrens M Darcy 9/110.00
6 036/PP-4 White, royal blue diamonds, white slvs, white cap, blue spots Oscar's Emerald (IRE) 174
8 11-12 t I McCaghy M F Mooney 50/151.00
7 26/7770 ORANGE, white star & sleeves, white star on cap Serious Intent (IRE) 41
8 11-12 C A McBratney Mr M J O'Hare (5) 66/167.00
9 F-1 DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Linnel (IRE) 188
5 11-11 A L T Moore P W Flood 16/117.00
10 5327-6F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Roi Du Mee (FR) 15
5 11-11 G Elliott D N Russell 7/18.00
11 700/R11- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Royal De La Thinte (FR) 219
5 11-11 t1 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 7/18.00
12 5/0040-0 LIGHT BLUE, black hoop, light blue cap, black spots Chellah (IRE) 9
8 11-7 Mrs L Parkhill N P Madden 33/134.00
Non runners
8443282Warne (IRE)611-12E J O'GradyAndrew J McNamara


Bostons Angel won three times over hurdles and made a promising start over fences behind Thegreatjohnbrowne at Punchestown. Warne has plenty of experience over the bigger obstacles and his accurate jumping will ensure he gets into contention here while point-to-point winners Linnel and Royal De La Thinte are interesting newcomers to chasing, especially the latter whose front-running style will have some of these stretched from the start. The ex-French Roi Du Mee looks the type to do better and should have learnt from his fall at Thurles but AD IDEM may be good enough to make a winning start over the bigger obstacles. Pauline Gavin's charge, a winner between the flags, progressed nicely over hurdles last season and has the scope to do well in this sphere.