Down Royal

  • 18:35 Gibson Hotel Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.50s
  • Off time: 18:36:07
18:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shadow Catcher 13/2
2nd Knockcroghery (IRE) 33/1
3rd Redera (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/2262-3 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 t H de Bromhead A E Lynch 137 9/25.50
2 F/618P-P PURPLE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Deputy Consort (USA) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-6 t Miss C Cannon J S McGarvey (7) 93 50/151.00
3 D121/20- Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Domination 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-6 C Byrnes Mr R J Jones (3) 134 4/15.00
4 3P42-28 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 P Nolan M A Enright (3) 129 10/111.00
5 36380/3- Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 203
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 132 14/115.00
6 07/040-3 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Shadow Catcher 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 b G Elliott D J Condon 134 13/27.50
7 1/P33-77 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Silk Hall (UAE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 J J Lambe Mr E J O'connell 128 6/17.00
8 440P1-B Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Sweet My Lord (FR) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 139 9/43.25
9 2/P477-5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Way We Were (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 t E J O'Grady M P Walsh 129 12/113.00
10 88444-B YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Knockcroghery (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 J W Nicholson I J McCarthy (3) 116 33/134.00

Verdict

Domination, who landed the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket in September, has run poorly in both subsequent starts but would have needed his run on the Flat two weeks ago and must be respected. Sweet My Lord scored over fences at Tramore in April and was then brought down back over timber when a short-priced favourite. He was again well supported when only fourth on the Flat at Listowel but could only finish fourth. He should be thereabouts but it's about time SHADOW CATCHER was returning to form and Gordon Elliott's charge, runner-up in a Grade 1 over timber last February, is given the nod. Far Away So Close has been chasing but the 2011 Aintree hurdles winner looks a threat back over timber.