Down Royal

  • 13:25 Adam & Ann Armstrong Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.20s
  • Off time: 13:25:58
13:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Take A Shot (IRE) 6/1
2nd Popaflora 12/1
3rd Dunroe Boy (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0089B5 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Take A Shot (IRE) 39
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 F Flood J S McGarvey (7) 95 6/17.00
2 7FP7-00 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-11 t1 G Elliott D J Condon 94 8/19.00
3 604553 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 3
8 11-11 t Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 94 10/111.00
4 133311 RED, black spots, black armlet, striped cap Whiskey And Red (IRE) 3
7 11-11 t C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (5) 94 Evs2.00
5 7080-06 MAROON & WHITE DIAMONDS, white cap Nivek's Dream (IRE) 48
9 11-10 P Martin M A Enright (5) 93 9/110.00
6 6646P5 BLACK, emerald green sash & cap Micks Benefit (IRE) 17
7 11-8 L Lennon M Darcy 91 16/117.00
7 U0686-6 LIGHT GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, check cap Wild Salmon (IRE) 91
8 11-8 William P Murphy B M Cash 91 12/113.00
8 558-986 Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Ce Mhead (IRE) 21
6 11-5 S Neville A P Thornton 88 20/121.00
9 032499 WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Dunroe Boy (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-5 t John G Carr T C Carroll (5) 88 12/113.00
10 5-81P95 ROYAL BLUE, red stars, royal blue sleeves, red star on cap Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 20
10 11-3 D J Barry T P Treacy 86 14/115.00
11 B00009 PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 11
6 10-8 p1 P J Rothwell B R Dalton (5) 77 12/113.00

Verdict

WHISKEY AND RED, an easy winner when well supported at Thurles last month, completed a double on the same track on Sunday and looks to have been found a simple opportunity for the hat-trick, especially with his rider's claim a major plus. Most of his rivals are out of form though Nivek's Dream ran his best race for some time at Thurles last month and has dropped to a very lowly mark. Take A Shot has struggled at the weights since completing a hat-trick last year though he's been dropped 3lb since his latest run and can reach the frame with Dunroe Boy, whose best runs over fences would put him in the picture, likely to prove the pick of the remainder.