Down Royal

  • 18:25 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.52s
  • Off time: 18:27:58
18:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Belle Et Bete (IRE) 9/10
2nd Enter The Priory (IRE) 12/1
3rd Manny Owens (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 6 RED, white stars, emerald green cap, white star Nickscreamcracker (IRE) 24
Nag me
2 9-5 D Marnane C R King (3) 6/17.00
2 (7) 78 Royal blue, yellow chevron, striped cap Brokopondo (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-2 Miss E McCutcheon W M Lordan 12/113.00
3 (9) 27 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Easy Boy (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 9-2 P Martin R P Whelan 14/115.00
4 (5) 80 Light green, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Royal County Boy (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-2 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 25/126.00
5 (4) 3 White, black seams, check cap Manny Owens (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 8-13 t C W J Farrell R P Cleary 13/27.50
6 (1) 8 EMERALD GREEN & RED HALVED, emerald green sleeves & cap Staccato Wolf (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 8-13 t P Martin C P Hoban (3) 50/151.00
7 (6) BLACK & RED HOOPS, check cap Enter The Priory (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-11 K J Condon S Foley 12/113.00
8 (2) 0 WHITE, royal blue disc & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Quick Sketch (IRE) 30
Nag me
2 8-11 J F O'Shea L F Roche (3) 66/167.00
9 (3) Brown, brown & yellow hooped sleeves, white cap Alfie's Word (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-8 D McDonogh D P McDonogh (ex1) 10/111.00
10 (10) 50 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Belle Et Bete (IRE) 26
Nag me
2 8-8 G M Lyons C T Keane (ex1) 9/101.90

Verdict

Ger Lyons and Colin Keane continue in tremendous form and BELLE ET BETE looks another for the County Meath combination. She's probably no great shakes but her promising debut effort at Fairyhouse led to a run in a Curragh Group 3 and though she finished last this represents a massive drop in class. Manny Owens was a 50/1 chance when third to Jack Naylor at Roscommon and he'll have come on for the run and he comfortably holds Easy Boy on that run. Nickscreamcracker had no answer to Highland Reel at Gowran but neither did anything else and there looked to be some fair performers in the race.