Down Royal

  • 17:00 Newmac Contracts Ltd. Hunters Chase2m 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.10s
  • Off time: 17:12:11
17:00 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carmels Boy (IRE) 20/1
2nd Kanesh (IRE) 6/1
3rd Russian Regent (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/15421- Lemon, blue hoop on body & sleeves, lemon cap Final Gift (IRE) 23
7 11-9 J J Costello Mr J T Carroll (3) 11/102.10
2 F/13231- BLACK, white chevron & stars on sleeves, black cap, white star Kanesh (IRE) 29
10 11-9 M L Fagan Mr J P McKeown 97 6/17.00
3 52U21F- SKY BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, halved cap Russian Regent (IRE) 34
Course Winner
9 11-9 p1 C Ross Mr D J Foster (7) 7/24.50
4 2742V3- Yellow, light blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Carmels Boy (IRE) 65
9 11-4 N McKnight Mr R Deegan (7) 20/121.00
5 970V33- Pink, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Carnglave Cat (IRE) 49
7 11-4 t1 C A McBratney Mr N McParlan (7) 16/117.00
6 593/011- YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIAMONDS, royal blue & yellow hooped sleeves, white cap Mr Dickens (IRE) 29
8 11-4 A Murray Mr J E Flynn (7) 8/19.00
7 U1- MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Nautical Storm (IRE) 10
7 11-4 P J Rothwell M P Fogarty (3) 9/110.00
8 1P20F/5- Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow cap, red spots Shin A Vee (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
10 11-4 D Cullen Mr M J O'Hare (5) 14/115.00
9 304- EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots So Swank (IRE) 33
5 10-11 A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7)(ex2) 20/121.00


FINAL GIFT looked a smart prospect for John Costello when storming home in a Tramore hunter chase last month and will take some beating here. Russian Regent doesn't always get round but is very useful in this sphere when he does and would be a threat with a clear round. Mr Dickens, who had run well over hurdles here, could prove himself useful at this level with recent victories between the flags behind him while Shin A Vee started favourite for a race over the banks course at the Punchestown Festival despite a long absence and ran much better than his finishing position suggests.