Down Royal

  • 18:25 Barclay WorkPal Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.40s
  • Off time: 18:26:18
18:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Protaras (USA) 12/1
2nd Fresh By Nature (IRE) 10/1
3rd Ebazan (USA) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15/16-P Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Cracking Man (IRE) 30
6 11-12 t M O'Hare R C Colgan 116 20/121.00
3 88406-0 White, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, white diamond Mister Benedictine 30
Distance Winner
11 11-9 pt B W Duke D Crosse 113 20/121.00
4 621PP-7 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 13
7 11-7 N Meade P Carberry 111 12/113.00
5 55221-5 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Highbrow Blue (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
6 11-6 P Nolan S A Shortall (7) 110 11/82.38
6 81P9-0P Pink, large purple spots, purple spots on cap Slew Charm (FR) 20
12 11-5 v Mrs S Dawson Mr N McParlan (5) 109 25/126.00
7 7450-18 Royal blue, light blue spots, brown cap, emerald green spots Shabra Charity (IRE) 11
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-2 t P O Brady D J Casey 106 16/117.00
8 980704- Mauve & red quartered, white sleeves, red & mauve striped cap Ebazan (USA) 62
5 11-1 C O'Dwyer S W Flanagan 105 14/115.00
9 2/1205-P Dark blue, emerald green sash, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars Shershewill (IRE) 24
8 11-1 t A Stronge S J Crimin (7) 105 20/121.00
10 81P10-0 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Fresh By Nature (IRE) 24
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 p1 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 104 10/111.00
14 13350- LIGHT BLUE, dark blue epaulettes & chevrons on slvs,dark blue cap, yellow star Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 4
4 10-10 P W Flynn B F Cawley (5) 109 6/17.00
17 1439-80 Emerald green, red cross sashes, red cap Raheenwood (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
9 10-8 b1 C Kidd B R Dalton (3) 98 12/113.00
18 245/P-U5 MAROON & YELLOW HALVED, yellow cap Stop Road Lad (IRE) 15
8 10-5 T Doyle M A Enright 95 14/115.00
20 R48023/ MAUVE & WHITE CHEVRONS, mauve cap Sober Sailor (IRE) 722
Beaten Favourite
7 9-11 N Moran L P Dempsey (7) 87 16/117.00
Non runners
2F4674-8He's Our Man (IRE)911-10Ross O'SullivanB J Geraghty114
1105800-1Give Me A Break (IRE)511-0M HouriganA P Heskin104
12004932-Kilmainham (IRE)611-0F FloodAndrew J McNamara104
133441/4-5Bearly Legal (IRE)810-13Karl ThorntonB S Hughes103
15073F27-Corrick Bridge (IRE)1210-9A J Martin99
1610337-0Spacious Sky (USA)510-9A J Martin99
19700-Greatness (IRE)49-12A J Martin97


Protaras, who had a recent run on the Flat, won a handicap over fences in November off 122 so the fact that he's 11lb lower back over timber suggests he's well handicapped. Highbrow Blue is even better treated as he earned a mark of 130 for his victory on his chasing debut and races off 20lb lower here despite having gone well over hurdles. GIVE ME A BREAK is difficult to get away from after her impressive victory when stepped up to this trip for the first time at Tipperary. That was only her sixth start and with more to come she can defy a 9lb rise. Kilmainham has only won once in 21 starts but has dropped in the weights as a consequence and his last two runs suggest he can double his tally soon. Bearly Legal has returned from a very long break in good shape and can go well along with Spacious Sky, who should be suited by tackling this trip for the first time.