Down Royal

  • 19:55 Magners Irish Cider Fillies Handicap1m 2f 100y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.81s
  • Off time: 19:55:27
19:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shell House (IRE) 10/11
2nd Taaluf (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 31-3624 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink sleeves, dark blue diabolo, dark blue & pink quartered cap Snow Scene (IRE) 23
4 10-0 G M Lyons C T Keane 77 11/43.75
2 (2) 26-41 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Shell House (IRE) 30
3 9-13 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 86 10/111.91
3 (1) 319-409 EMERALD GREEN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white star on cap Balmont Belle (IRE) 15
4 9-11 p1 T Collins P J Smullen 74 12/113.00
4 (5) 566875 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Granny On Fire (IRE) 24
4 8-11 Michael Mulvany D P McDonogh 60 9/110.00
5 (4) 45454 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Taaluf (IRE) 38
Beaten Favourite
3 8-11 t K Prendergast C D Hayes 70 7/18.00
Non runners
6 (3)78-3332Byron Beauty (IRE)68-6H RogersL F Roche55


Byron Beauty has been very busy lately and was due to run at Leopardstown last night where she looked to have a favourite's chance. That result should be monitored though she still faces a stiff task. Snow Scene finished runner-up over the course and distance last month but was slightly disappointing behind News At Six at Fairyhouse. She'd have to be considered on that earlier run though SHELL HOUSE has more scope and can continue her progress on her handicap debut. The Ballydoyle filly, a daughter of Galileo and a half-sister to five winners, made all over a mile at Naas last time but her pedigree suggests she'll do better over this trip and she can complete a double. Taaluf has been staying on at one pace over 7f so whether this much longer trip will be in her favour is unknown and though the remaining pair are not out of it they will need to raise their game.