Down Royal

  • 18:50 Mission To Seafarers Charity Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,445 3rd €680 4th €425
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.60s
  • Off time: 18:51:01
18:50 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Norther Bay (FR) 3/1
2nd So Determined (IRE) 13/2
3rd Warne (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15719P- YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Baily Rock (IRE) 145
7 11-12 M F Morris M J Ferris 9/25.50
3 3F66F/0 RED & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Exit To Fame (IRE) 26
8 11-12 J J Hanlon K Whelan 33/134.00
4 0P/006P- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Jack And Jones (IRE) 14
7 11-12 p S M Duffy B M Cash 25/126.00
5 34220-2 YELLOW, purple stars, purple & yellow halved sleeves, white cap Nans Best (IRE) 27
6 11-12 b L McAteer M Darcy 9/110.00
6 2-26F72 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Norther Bay (FR) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-12 E Griffin B J Geraghty 120 3/14.00
8 F0-3F53 WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 12
8 11-12 C W J Farrell P T Enright (3) 108 8/19.00
9 8FU-8U0 APRICOT, purple collar & sleeves, apricot cuffs, purple cap, apricot hoop Simply Game (IRE) 24
8 11-12 p D McDonogh K H Clarke (5) 76 40/141.00
10 07P-252 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap So Determined (IRE) 24
9 11-12 t J J Lambe E J O'connell (5) 13/27.50
11 16S7/44 Purple, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue diamonds on cap Steel Magnate (IRE) 7
7 11-12 t G Elliott P Carberry 10/111.00
12 664233 EMERALD GREEN, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, maroon diamonds Tarkani (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
7 11-12 pt G Elliott K M Donoghue (5) 10/111.00
14 6555F3 ORANGE, black diamond, hooped sleeves, orange cap, black diamonds Unico (IRE) 19
7 11-12 p M Kelly B T O'Connell 20/121.00
15 468-F44 Royal Blue, White braces, White armlet, Royal Blue cap Warne (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-12 E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 2/13.00
Non runners
24P/F3P-7Battlehill (IRE)711-12V RobinsonM W Bowes95
747463FPaddy Curry (IRE)811-12D T HughesR Loughran
130B0-84FTopo Gigio (FR)611-12C A McBratneyA E Lynch

Verdict

NORTHER BAY has been unfortunate not to have lost his maiden tag over fences and can put matters right here. Eoin Griffin's charge was only just behind Turf War at Wexford last time and has been found a good opportunity. Rookery Rebel looks the main threat as he may have won here in March but for falling at the second last when still in front. He's been reasonably consistent since and will make a bold bid but So Determined, who was only beaten a head by Macs Mandalus at Roscommon last time, looks as though he needs further. Warne was a useful and progressive novice over hurdles who hasn't quite got the hang of the bigger obstacles just yet though he's with the right man to turn things around.