Down Royal

  • 14:55 Rainbow Communications European Breeders Fund Median Auction Maiden7f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.74s
  • Off time: 14:55:16
14:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zakhm (IRE) 1/5
2nd Ubiquitous Mantle (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Bosun's Light (IRE)
2 9-5 J C McConnell S Foley 22/123.00
2 (2) 5 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Harlem Shake (IRE) 10
2 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 9/25.50
3 (4) 5 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Un Autre Gris (IRE) 7
2 9-5 J T Gorman D A McCormack (5) 33/134.00
4 (5) 22 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Zakhm (IRE) 9
2 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 1/51.20
5 (1) 70 ROYAL BLUE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star Ubiquitous Mantle (IRE) 38
2 9-0 G M Lyons E J McNamara 16/117.00


A disappointing turnout though that won't be a concern to connections of ZAKHM, who should lose his maiden tag without too much fuss. Beaten a short-head by Captain's Affair on his debut at Gowran he then ran the useful Club Wexford close at Leopardstown with the remainder well beaten. That form looks much too strong for these rivals though Harlem Shake caught the eye on his debut over 6f at Fairyhouse and Ger Lyons should find a race for him soon. The remaining pair with experience have shown nothing but the newcomer Bosun's Light is related to a couple of speedy performers so is one to note for the future.