Down Royal

  • 17:20 Irwins Bakeries Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.20s
  • Off time: 17:20:06
17:20 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Storm Away (IRE) 5/4
2nd What Lies Ahead (IRE) 2/1
3rd Melbourne Lady 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0001-S ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow cap Degenerous (IRE) 119
Distance Winner
6 11-7 Mrs S Dawson R Loughran 25/126.00
2 0 WHITE, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, white stars, white cap, emerald green stars Diamond Dame (IRE) 7
5 11-7 h J J Hanlon B Hayes (3) 66/167.00
3 13/1-2 ROYAL BLUE, white hollow box, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap Storm Away (IRE) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 h P J Flynn D N Russell 5/42.25
4 213- Royal blue, white cross sashes & sleeves, black cap, white star What Lies Ahead (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
4 11-2 W McCreery I J McCarthy (3) 2/13.00
5 04-5006 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Cathrine De Medici (IRE) 11
9 10-13 L Roche A E Lynch 50/151.00
6 0-05382 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Hard Fought (IRE) 7
6 10-13 t1 E U Hales J S McGarvey (5) 98 8/19.00
7 P/P- Yellow, red chevron & sleeves, red cap Means Well (IRE) 455
7 10-13 H Smyth Gerald Steven Quinn (7) 66/167.00
8 85/4-35 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, hooped cap Melbourne Lady 18
6 10-13 P Fegan M W Bowes (5)(ex1) 50/151.00
9 4046 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap Pale Face (IRE) 12
4 10-11 D T Hughes G B Noonan (7) 95 14/115.00
10 3455- Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap West Montan (IRE) 22
4 10-11 ht David Kelly S A Shortall (5) 13/27.50


Degenerous was sent to Catterick to land a bumper then slipped up when still in touch in a much better contest at Punchestown. Storm Away scored over this trip on the Flat and will probably be suited by further in time though she made a decent start over timber when runner-up at Ballinrobe, attempting to concede 10lb to the winner. WHAT LIES AHEAD won a Punchestown bumper in February and a Flat race at Ballinrobe last month. She's only had six races and with further progress likely should be good enough to make a successful hurdling debut. Hard Fought ran her best race so far behind Discover Wexford at Killarney while Pale Face found 2m5f beyond her at Tramore after a much better run over this trip at Roscommon.