Down Royal

  • 17:30 Mares Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.20s
  • Off time: 17:30:36
17:30 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little King Robin (IRE) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 131552- YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Emily Gray (IRE) 64
Distance Winner
6 11-7 T E Hyde M J Ferris 128 5/23.50
2 4945-31 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap, royal blue stars Little King Robin (IRE) 20
6 11-7 t C Bowe M P Walsh 128 5/42.25
4 831-449 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Nevada Rose (IRE) 14
7 10-11 H Smyth A P Heskin 20/121.00
5 02-422 EMERALD GREEN, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, emerald green chevrons, maroon cap Ningbo Express (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
4 10-4 t G Elliott D J Condon 118 5/23.50
Non runners
3351-1Fourni (IRE)511-2W McCreeryI J McCarthy


Ningbo Express has become disappointing and was beaten a long way behind LITTLE KING ROBIN at Killarney last month. She's a bit better off at the weights here but it might not be enough to turn the tables on Colin Bowe's mare, who gets the vote. Emily Gray is fairly exposed but ran a cracker behind As I Am in a Listed race at Cheltenham in April and can't be ignored. Fourni has run well on the Flat since winning a maiden at Punchestown but winning pointer Nevada Rose is likely to find things happening too quickly.