Down Royal

  • 15:25 Sean Graham Bookmakers Hurdle2m 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.40s
  • Off time: 15:27:07
15:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bondage (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 132211- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gold Bullet (IRE) 27
5 11-12 T J Taaffe B J Cooper 130 10/111.91
2 125356- Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Beachdale Lad (IRE) 36
6 11-8 Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 122 4/15.00
3 241120- WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, white chevrons, white cap, red stars Bondage (IRE) 54
6 11-8 t G Elliott D J Condon 140 5/23.50
4 7/38142- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Jo'burg (IRE) 27
5 11-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 126 13/27.50
Non runners
512/14-Touch The Eden (FR)611-8W P MullinsR Walsh134
64P2276-Fergiethelegend (IRE)711-2John G CarrAndrew J McNamara116


Bondage had run well twice at Cheltenham before a disappointing effort in the Coral Cup. That didn't look his true form and he can do much better. TOUCH THE EDEN made a winning debut for Willie Mullins at Thurles and though unable to cope with Grade 2 company there later he ran well enough and this is a drop in class so he's given the nod. Gold Bullet has won a maiden and a handicap in good style but is doubly penalised and faces a stiffer task. Sizing Jo'Burg needed further when runner-up to Midnight Oil at Gowran and this should be to his liking.