Down Royal

  • 16:50 Molson Coors 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.30s
  • Off time: 16:50:43
16:50 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Verawal (IRE) 5/4
2nd Cabarete (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 607- Black, white star, royal blue sleeves, black & white check cap Artistic Flame 263
3 10-12 D Bunyan I J McCarthy (3) 25/126.00
2 22 Royal blue, white spots, white sleeves, royal blue spots, white cap, royal blue spots Cabarete (IRE) 11
3 10-12 A Fogarty J J Burke (5) 5/42.25
3 6 ROYAL BLUE & PURPLE HALVED, purple sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Celtic Artisan (IRE) 13
3 10-12 K J Condon S A Shortall (5) 7/18.00
4 0 Red, royal blue stars Harry's Summer (USA) 24
3 10-12 G Elliott D J Condon 20/121.00
7 050- Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Verawal (IRE) 341
3 10-12 W P Mullins P Townend 5/42.25
Non runners
5367High Expectations (FR)310-12G ElliottL P Dempsey
68Prussian Eagle (IRE)310-12C O'BrienR M Power

Verdict

Neither of Gordon Elliott's pair, Harry's Summer nor hurdling newcomer High Expectations, have shown much to date but can be expected to improve. Celtic Artisan showed a bit of promise on his hurdling bow at Roscommon when Prussian Eagle, who was much better on the Flat and attracted good support, was well beaten after jumping moderately. Well in front of both that day was CABARETE, who had done nothing on the Flat but showed that hurdling is his game with an excellent performance, beaten just a length by Atan. He's finished runner-up again on the same track and can go one better though anything Willie Mullins saddles has to be respected and Verawal, despite three poor runs on the Flat, is certain to attract support.