Down Royal

  • 16:25 Daily Mirror Hunters Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.10s
  • Off time: 16:28:30
16:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Russian Regent (IRE) 5/1
2nd Mourne Paddy (IRE) 11/4
3rd Crude (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 5-21054 Yellow, red cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap Crude (IRE) 13
8 11-7 Derek Pugh N M Kelly (7) 14/115.00
2 96P505 green, white sleeves, black cap, white stripe Debt To Society (IRE) 10
6 11-7 M Hourigan Mr S Clements (5) 10/111.00
3 60/0754- YELLOW, purple star, purple cap, yellow star Five O'clock Tea (FR) 468
6 11-7 A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7) 6/17.00
4 363-P52 Red, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, red cap Johnnyofcourse (IRE) 42
9 11-7 b1 B R Hamilton Mr N McParlan (7) 5/23.50
5 1/FF3P-1 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Mourne Paddy (IRE) 13
9 11-7 S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford (7) 11/43.75
6 F452U2 SKY BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, halved cap Russian Regent (IRE) 13
9 11-7 C Ross Mr B O'Neill (3) 5/16.00
7 61P718 RED, black & emerald green striped sleeves & cap Taghnabrick (IRE) 10
7 11-7 bt G Stewart Mr M J Lynch (7) 8/19.00
8 1F-7 PINK, white spots, pink sleeves, quartered cap Wrong Turn (IRE) 7
7 11-7 A J Martin Mr A J Berry 12/113.00
9 0-54UF YELLOW, black braces, striped cap Within Reason (IRE) 55
5 10-12 Miss E Doyle Mr J T Rath (7)(ex1) 33/134.00


JOHNNYOFCOURSE has some fair form between the flags to his credit including when not far behind Tammys Hill at Kirkistown. He was a close third in this race a year ago and this looks a good opportunity. Tony Martin has had a wonderful week so his lightly-raced point-to-point winner Wrong Turn has to be greatly respected. Taghnabrick won a point at Punchestown last month but ran poorly in a hunter's event at Downpatrick ten days ago. Mourne Paddy has had a chequered career due to jumping problems but is useful when getting it right as he did when beating a strong field at The Pigeons a fortnight ago.