Down Royal

  • 13:30 Albert Bartlett Hunters Chase2m 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.30s
  • Off time: 13:30:56
13:30 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st On The Fringe (IRE) 5/1
2nd Tammys Hill (IRE) 6/4
3rd Salsify (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-24F25 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green seams, royal blue cap, emerald green star Nodforms Violet (IRE) 40
9 12-0 p1 Miss S L Kelly Mr J C Barry (7) 130 40/141.00
2 22111-3 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Salsify (IRE) 202
Beaten Favourite
8 12-0 R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3)(ex1) 139 3/14.00
3 1221-61 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 25
Course and Distance Winner
8 12-0 t1 L Lennon Mr J J Smyth (7)(ex2) 126 6/42.50
4 112-222 Emerald green, large yellow spots, emerald green cap Ibetellingyoualie (IRE) 37
Beaten Favourite
7 11-11 p T O'Brien Mr P Power (7) 114 16/117.00
6 1432F/1- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap On The Fringe (IRE) 596
8 11-11 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 125 5/16.00
7 8/4P-440 ORANGE, black 'V', orange cap, black hoop The Corby Glenn (IRE) 18
Course Winner
12 11-11 Peter Maher Mr M J O'Hare (5) 98 40/141.00
8 8PP-P20 PURPLE, white star & cap The Mull (IRE) 37
Course Winner
9 11-11 W J McLernon Mr D G Lavery (5) 92 33/134.00
9 2-14114 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 40
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-7 C A McBratney Mr N McParlan (5) 110 16/117.00
10 660-F1U ROYAL BLUE, emerald green panel & cap Davyroy (IRE) 13
7 11-7 C A McBratney Mr J P McKeown 16/117.00
11 233PP-4 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Joncol (IRE) 32
10 11-7 P Nolan Mr M N Doran (5) 144 8/19.00
12 6368-42 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 40
Course Winner
10 11-7 b S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 116 20/121.00
13 558148/ White, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Mr Dazza (IRE) 1187
9 11-7 t1 Jason Cairns Mr W Thompson (7)(ex1) 50/151.00
14 261P-51 Yellow & black hoops, emerald green sleeves & cap One Cool Clarkson 61
6 11-7 N McKnight Mr S Clements (5) 40/141.00
15 134112 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap The Last Derby (FR) 32
9 11-7 D M Christie Mr B O'Neill (3) 120 25/126.00
Non runners
5F2-1P15Loch Dara (IRE)711-11L WhitmoreMr H D Dunne

Verdict

It's incredible to find Joncol entered here as he was taking on the likes of Sir Des Champs and Kauto Stone in Grade 1 company last season. He's certainly fallen from grace as a 10-length defeat by The Hollinwell in a point-to-point at Boulta last month suggests and faces three of the leading hunter chasers of recent years here. TAMMYS HILL beat Salsify in this last year having beaten him earlier at Wexford. The latter reversed the form later in the season and went on to glory at Cheltenham and Punchestown though, like last year, he could just need the run here. On The Fringe hasn't run since landing the champion hunters at Punchestown in May of last year but generally goes well fresh and is very closely matched with Salsify on earlier running.