Down Royal

  • 14:30 Sean Graham Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.80s
  • Off time: 14:31:51
14:30 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Third Opinion (IRE) 9/2
2nd Curley Bill (IRE) 2/1
3rd Toye Native (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 9-221 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Curley Bill (IRE) 42
4 11-9 N Meade D J Condon 2/13.00
2 P-0 Red & yellow stripes, royal blue sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap Bold Owenie (IRE) 18
6 11-4 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 50/151.00
3 0 GREEN, white diamond, blue and orange quartered cap Gig Gold (IRE) 18
4 11-4 V Wilson B M Cash 50/151.00
4 3553 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, quartered cap Killshallago (IRE) 26
5 11-4 G Keane A P Thornton 9/25.50
6 U-R69 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Over Presented (IRE) 39
4 11-4 M Torrens M Darcy 33/134.00
7 0 RED & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, yellow cap, red star Raceviews Diamond (IRE) 26
4 11-4 A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 20/121.00
8 F45P/P Navy blue, white disc, black cap Scobie (IRE) 20
8 11-4 Mrs R Rooney M Hamill (7) 66/167.00
9 7744 Silver, green spots Third Opinion (IRE) 86
4 11-4 T J Taaffe M A Enright (5) 9/25.50
10 0343 Red, royal blue stars Totally Couture (IRE) 18
4 11-4 t1 G Elliott Mr J J Codd 9/25.50
12 45-2034 Brown, Orange seams, hooped cap Shershewill (IRE) 35
6 10-11 A Stronge Mr A Stronge (7) 12/113.00
13 64702 Dark green & royal blue check, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, dark green & royal blue check cap Toye Native (IRE) 53
4 10-11 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 9/25.50
14 25305- Emerald green, white sleeves, em green & yellow striped cap Whynotgiveup (IRE) 19
6 10-11 P G Fahey S E Butler (7)(ex1) 20/121.00
Non runners
5P-Once Bitten (IRE)611-4S WilsonT P Treacy
1115-222Fickle Fortune (IRE)411-2N MeadeD J Condon

Verdict

Noel Meade has an exciting jumping prospect in CURLEY BILL, though the four-year-old has been handed a stiff test on his hurdling bow with a penalty for his Downpatrick bumper success. He's reported to have schooled brilliantly so he's taken to make a winning start. Totally Couture was around 10l behind him in that bumper before making a pleasing debut over hurdles at Navan where Fickle Fortune, who had plenty of strong form in bumpers, was just in front. This pair look sure to go well along with Shershewill and Toye Native in a race that should provide plenty of winners for the future.