Down Royal

  • 18:15 Magners Berry Maiden7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.07s
  • Off time: 18:16:52
18:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harpist (IRE) 4/7
2nd Lateral Thinking (IRE) 25/1
3rd Live Dangerously 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 33 White, Yellow stars, White cap Senor George (IRE) 18
6 9-12 P J Flynn I T Queally (10) 10/111.00
2 (10) 524-337 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Surreal (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 Jane M Foley G F Carroll 72 6/17.00
3 (4) WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Big Tony (IRE)
3 9-5 J J Lambe T P O'Shea 25/126.00
4 (3) 67 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes and armlets, striped cap Lateral Thinking (IRE) 8
3 9-5 A Oliver C P Hoban (3) 25/126.00
5 (2) 85924 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Live Dangerously 2
3 9-5 t A Oliver C D Hayes 76 5/16.00
6 (8) RED & ROYAL BLUE CHECK Tax Reform (IRE)
3 9-5 A Oliver S Foley 25/126.00
7 (1) 5-232 YELLOW, black star, yellow sleeves & cap Harpist (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 78 4/71.57
8 (7) 4 YELLOW, purple sash, brown sleeves, purple cap Kimbay (IRE) 15
3 9-0 S G O'Donnell D A McCormack (5) 14/115.00
9 (9) 0 RED, black stars, red sleeves, black cap Little Bells (IRE) 14
3 9-0 P Downey M C Hussey 50/151.00
10 (6) 7 Royal blue, yellow disc, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, yellow spots Patty Fingers (IRE) 5
3 9-0 J G Coogan S H James (3) 50/151.00

Verdict

HARPIST has caused plenty of heartache for those punters that have supported her into short odds in the past, but the winner of her most recent reverse at Gowran Park has gone on to be rated in the mid-80's, so one would imagine that David Wachman's filly would have too much class for these rivals. Live Dangerously has been highly tried and hasn't been that far away when dropped to 6f. Kimbay was easy to back on debut at Leopardstown but she stayed on resolutely and could be capable of building upon that performance. Surreal has had plenty of chances and will need to find more in order to win this.