Down Royal

  • 19:20 Walkers Snacks Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.50s
  • Off time: 19:20:04
19:20 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bose Ikard (IRE) 7/4
2nd I C Gold (IRE) 8/1
3rd Carmels Boy (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5FU-PF4 Emerald green & red quartered, diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Playtime Ben (IRE) 7
9 11-12 D E Fitzgerald J J Burke (5) 107 7/18.00
3 383611 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Bose Ikard (IRE) 1 (ex4)
6 11-11 N Meade P Townend (ex4) 102 7/42.75
4 9-06293 White, red stars, black sleeves, red cap Doc Hollywood (IRE) 24
9 11-5 t1 Mrs G Callaghan B J Geraghty 100 7/18.00
5 P-41120 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap I C Gold (IRE) 18
6 11-5 G Elliott D J Condon 100 8/19.00
6 P6-4243 White, royal blue & yellow striped sleeves, royal blue cap May Dullea (IRE) 11
6 11-3 t D Cullen A E Lynch 98 6/17.00
7 33UP-U0 White, dark blue diamond, dark blue & white hooped cap Rockshandy (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
8 11-3 P Neville S A Shortall (5) 98 14/115.00
8 63-6710 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Down Time (USA) 26
4 11-1 pt J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 102 16/117.00
9 832-32F Red, white stars, hooped cap Fitzgutentyte (IRE) 77
9 11-1 C A Murphy R M Power 96 14/115.00
11 5P30-60 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Alderimli (IRE) 91
Course Winner
7 10-6 b1 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 87 25/126.00
12 98-0U35 BLACK & RED HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 4
6 10-6 L Lennon L P Dempsey (7) 87 25/126.00
13 3P-1429 Yellow, light blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Carmels Boy (IRE) 24
Course Winner
10 10-4 N McKnight R C Colgan 85 8/19.00
Non runners
2158/15-0Swiftmarc (IRE)1111-11D T HughesR Loughran106
1027-0963Corrick Bridge (IRE)1210-13A J MartinP E Corbett94


Bose Ikard, who is very well handicapped over hurdles compared to his chase rating, had an engagement at Bellewstown last night so the result should be monitored. Playtime Ben returned after a break to run very well over a trip much too short at Kilbeggan and his rider's claim will aid his cause. Doc Hollywood has been running quite well over fences and won't have a problem reverting to timber with Barry Geraghty, who was on board last time, a strong booking. I C Gold won here last month but was 13lb higher when producing a poor effort at Ballinrobe last time. MAY DULLEA (NAP) has been running well on quick ground and was possibly a bit unlucky at Roscommon last time. She'll be ideally suited by this trip and Andy Lynch is taken to steer her home. The four-year-old Down Time went up 12lb for his impressive victory at Kilbeggan and that stopped him in his tracks at Galway where he finished tailed off though that didn't look his true form.