Down Royal

  • 19:25 Now Is A Good Time Handicap7f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.59s
  • Off time: 19:29:04
19:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fix It (IRE) 3/1
2nd Right First 5/1
3rd Anner Queen (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 236710 White, maroon chevrons, maroon sleeves, white armlet, white cap Cheers Buddy (IRE) 81
Distance Winner
6 10-0 L Smyth D M Redmond (7) 70 16/117.00
2 (4) 805310 White, purple sash, red cap Norville (IRE) 26
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-0 b L Smyth P J Smullen 70 8/19.00
3 (5) 0-05165 RED, black stars, red sleeves, black cap Three Bells (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 9-12 t P Downey K J Manning 68 12/113.00
4 (13) 076055 Orange, white braces, halved sleeves, orange cap Jembatt (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
7 9-8 p Michael Mulvany J P O'Brien 64 9/110.00
5 (3) 304431 Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars on cap Fix It (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-6 b J P Murtagh Caroline Murtagh (10) 69 3/14.00
6 (11) 47276 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Bad News Bear (IRE) 14
3 9-4 b1 G M Lyons C T Keane 67 10/111.00
7 (7) 124023 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Boughtforasong (IRE) 34
4 9-4 P Martin S Corby (7) 60 6/17.00
9 (12) 031214 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Local Flier 23
Distance Winner
3 9-3 p T G McCourt L F Roche (3) 66 7/18.00
10 (10) 0600-00 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Anner Queen (IRE) 82
4 8-5 t1 A J Martin C D Hayes 47 20/121.00
11 (8) 50047 Royal blue & white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue diamond Rhians Hope (IRE) 20
4 8-5 b K P Cotter C P Hoban (3) 47 20/121.00
12 (2) 0-6032 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, black cap Right First 24
3 8-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 54 5/16.00
13 (1) 900859 Red, purple stars, purple sleeves, purple cap, red star Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 2
3 8-4 p D English R P Cleary 47 25/126.00
Non runners
8 (6)0-4336Kodiac's Back (IRE)39-3D MarnaneC R King66

Verdict

Norville beat two rivals over the course and distance but couldn't handle the step-up in class at the Curragh later. Three Bells is 9lb higher than his latest success but Fix It is in good heart and though both victories to date have been at Dundalk he's been running well enough on Turf to consider. Boughtforasong has only won once in 27 starts but is rarely beaten far and isn't on a bad mark though the vote goes to LOCAL FLIER. Tom McCourt's filly has been in excellent form and acts on any ground. She attempted to make all at Fairyhouse but lost her action and stumbled slightly though she wasn't beaten far behind Muscle Beach who has won subsequently. The lightly-raced Right First has some improvement in her and could prove best of the remainder.