Down Royal

  • 19:40 Dark Horse Cafe & Wine Bar Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.50s
  • Off time: 19:44:23
19:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blue Cannon (IRE) 14/1
2nd Plan A (IRE) 5/2
3rd Nearest The Pin (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 000-5 White, royal blue star, royal blue star on cap Derryarkin (IRE) 19
7 11-12 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 33/134.00
2 0PF2/23 WHITE, light blue chevron & cap I Am Great (IRE) 42
8 11-12 J G Cosgrave Andrew J McNamara 12/113.00
3 4PP/5P-P MAUVE, purple triple diamond & sleeves, purple cap, mauve diamonds Jack Danoli (IRE) 21
7 11-12 t1 Mrs C O'Leary R M Moran 80/181.00
4 0295-44 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Maller Tree 11
Distance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 5/16.00
6 326/042- Yellow, red epaulettes, black sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Nearest The Pin (IRE) 258
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 t A J Martin R Walsh 128 2/13.00
8 4239PP- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plan A (IRE) 57
6 11-12 G Elliott M P Walsh 122 5/23.50
9 PPP-PF5 Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap Potters Wall (IRE) 14
9 11-12 R K Watson Mr M Watson (7) 50/151.00
10 0P00-6U YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Potts Bridge (IRE) 14
7 11-12 P Stafford G N Fox (7) 66/167.00
12 299U-00 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white & red striped sleeves, red cap Sh Bam (IRE) 41
7 11-12 Edmond Kent M J Ferris 40/141.00
13 144P/04- DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap The Shepherd King (IRE) 278
9 11-12 T Cooper D J Casey 10/111.00
14 5/3880-6 Emerald green & yellow stripes, yellow armlet, pink cap Theshowisover (IRE) 38
7 11-12 H de Bromhead P F Mangan 20/121.00
15 049000- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Blue Cannon (IRE) 34
Course Winner
5 11-6 N Meade D J Condon 14/115.00
16 7/F8054- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Leblon (IRE) 227
7 11-5 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 111 7/18.00
17 37708-0 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Butney Boy (IRE) 48
7 11-12 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 33/134.00
Non runners
5428160-Mount Colah (IRE)711-12J G CosgraveMr N McParlan
787724-PPass The Hat611-12A L T MooreB M Cash120
11PUP-1P7Sam Cavallaro (IRE)711-12D M ChristieI J McCarthy
1863/P-51Top Flyer (IRE)711-12Mrs John B RossReserve 2
196P4940-Araglen Lad (IRE)711-12J J LambeReserve 3


Plan A hasn't been at his best for some time and is probably best watched for now though if Gordon Elliott has him right he'll take some beating. The market is best watched but the less-exposed NEAREST THE PIN looks the one to be on this time. Tony Martin's charge, a consistent performer over timber, was thought good enough to run in a Grade 2 on her chasing bow last year and though well beaten he produced a much better effort when last seen in October and should have been primed for his reappearance. Maller Tree is a very smart hurdler on his day and though well beaten on his chasing bow at Roscommon that will have done him the world of good and he's one to keep on the right side. Leblon hasn't done as well as expected over fences so far but looks the type to improve with experience.