Down Royal

  • 19:15 Magners Light Handicap 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.16s
  • Off time: 19:15:43
19:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tsar Paul (IRE) 11/1
2nd Valley Queen 25/1
3rd Blistering Dancer (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 254390 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Tsar Paul (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
8 9-13 pt J Nash J P O'Brien 63 11/112.00
2 (13) 0513-99 Maroon, orange epaulettes, orange chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Valley Queen 38
4 9-12 h T G McCourt C R King (7) 62 25/126.00
3 (14) 24-8128 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Elusive Express (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-6 h H Rogers P J Smullen 56 9/25.50
4 (11) 377085 White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Lady X (IRE) 14
4 9-6 Mrs D Foster C T Keane (5) 56 10/111.00
5 (4) 072 Pink & white diamonds Rockview Emperor (IRE) 13
3 9-1 J C McConnell E J McNamara 58 7/18.00
6 (3) 0900-45 YELLOW, purple sash, brown sleeves, purple cap Zelos Dream (IRE) 72
6 9-1 S G O'Donnell R P Whelan (3) 51 7/18.00
7 (7) 00-0760 Red, grey seams, white sleeves, grey seams, red cap, grey star Aragorn Icon (IRE) 114
Distance Winner
6 8-13 M Kelly J A Heffernan 49 14/115.00
8 (12) 0099-53 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, red cap All Silver (IRE) 18
4 8-11 v1 P J Flynn L P Dempsey (7) 47 7/18.00
9 (10) 604-864 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Crystal Harmony (IRE) 30
4 8-11 p1 Jane M Foley D A McCormack (5) 47 12/113.00
10 (1) 008908 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Richelieu 20
Distance Winner
11 8-11 p J J Lambe F M Berry 47 14/115.00
11 (5) 9-00408 Yellow, white stars, check cap Tessie Jubilee (IRE) 29
4 8-11 pt Ms J Morgan S Foley 47 14/115.00
12 (2) 750-800 MAROON, white halved sleeves, quartered cap Summer Isles 41
3 8-8 P J Flynn D M Grant 51 16/117.00
13 (9) 00-0239 PINK, light blue sash & cap Blistering Dancer (IRE) 38
3 8-5 P J Flynn I T Queally (10) 48 8/19.00
14 (8) 900 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Brookland Dancer (IRE) 45
3 8-4 J J Lambe T P O'Shea 47 20/121.00
Non runners
1580-8004Better Value (IRE)38-11J L HassettReserve 154
16759000Elusive Heir (IRE)38-6A McGuinnessReserve 249
17680089Beau Sakhee38-4A McGuinnessReserve 347

Verdict

A trappy race where consistency is not the strong suit of any of these runners but VALLEY QUEEN did manage to get her head in front for Mark Usher when trained in Britain and if any rain falls, she can leave behind too very modest runs for current connections. Crystal Harmony may still be a maiden after a dozen starts but she went close off this mark at Naas. Elusive Express didn't seem to stay the trip at Fairyhouse and the Bellewstown winner appears can give a better account here. All Silver shaped well in a recent race at Roscommon and any confidence behind Pat Flynn's is unlikely to be misplaced. Tsar Paul is plenty exposed although the eight-year-old is sure to run his race.