Down Royal

  • 18:15 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden7f

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.36s
  • Off time: 18:16:57
18:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st English Deer (IRE) 7/2
2nd High Net Worth 12/1
3rd Wexford Opera (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 4 YELLOW, purple star, yellow cap, purple star Captain Ahab (IRE) 11
7 9-9 M Fitzsimons C T Keane (5) 25/126.00
2 (8) 62- Red, royal blue stars High Net Worth 282
Beaten Favourite
4 9-9 G Elliott E J McNamara 12/113.00
4 (10) DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Bomber Jackson (IRE)
3 9-5 Jane M Foley S Foley 20/121.00
5 (3) 0 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Cheer Rio (IRE) 24
3 9-5 J J Lambe T P O'Shea 50/151.00
6 (7) 6-357 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star English Deer (IRE) 130
3 9-5 P D Deegan C D Hayes 80 7/24.50
7 (2) 0 BLACK, white chevron, halved sleeves, black cap, white stars Erwhons World (IRE) 26
3 9-5 S Donohoe I J Brennan (3) 50/151.00
8 (14) White, royal blue stars, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, red cap, royal blue stars Lake City (IRE)
3 9-5 J M Barrett D Robinson (7) 28/129.00
9 (4) 84 BLACK & WHITE QUARTERED, white sleeves, white cap, red spots Red All Star (IRE) 117
3 9-5 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 8/19.00
10 (9) 4 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Tabaary (USA) 96
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 10/34.33
11 (12) 282235 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Wexford Opera (IRE) 77
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 86 10/34.33
12 (6) 345232 YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Danseur De Feu (IRE) 36
3 9-0 vt K Prendergast D P McDonogh 72 5/16.00
13 (11) 0 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Sabinillas (IRE) 106
3 9-0 L Smyth R P Cleary 50/151.00
14 (13) WHITE, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & red striped cap Sharlanda (IRE)
3 9-0 D Miley L F Roche (3) 40/141.00
15 0 Light green & yellow hoops, red cap, white star Togoville (IRE) 24
3 9-5 J J Lambe N G McCullagh 40/141.00
Non runners
3 (1)Shipyard (USA)49-9A OliverG F Carroll
169Big Tony (IRE)39-5J J LambeReserve 2
170Liberty Lippy (IRE)59-4Michael MulvanyReserve 3

Verdict

Wexford Opera would have no problems winning this on the balance of his form but he's now had a dozen starts and ran one of his worst races to date at the Curragh last time. Danseur De Feu was caught in the dying strides by Ramone over 6f at Leopardstown but this longer trip should be in her favour and she has to be a threat. TABAARY made his debut at the Curragh in June and attracted some support. He took a while to get going but was keeping on nicely at the finish and this extra furlong can enable him to gain beat more exposed rivals. English Deer has some strong form to his credit though faces fast ground for the first time.