Down Royal

  • 18:35 Tayto Group Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • 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 54.10s
  • Off time: 18:35:43
18:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ancient Sands (IRE) 5/1
2nd City Line (IRE) 9/1
3rd Trans City (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9/40P-54 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Hot Prospect 19
6 11-12 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 102 16/117.00
2 452F0-6 ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Royal Sam (IRE) 19
8 11-11 p1 G P Cromwell K M Donoghue 101 16/117.00
3 0/752-03 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 8
Course Winner
5 11-10 t Ms J Morgan P Townend 100 5/16.00
4 233357 PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star City Line (IRE) 5
6 11-10 bt K Thornton Mr E J O'connell 100 9/110.00
5 00808-5 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Trans City (IRE) 5
Course Winner
5 11-5 J Nash K C Sexton (7) 95 13/27.50
6 080F-00 ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine, white cap Mac Tigue (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 11-3 C O'Dwyer J S McGarvey (5) 93 20/121.00
7 597-196 RED, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue spots on cap Carpet Elegance (IRE) 35
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-2 Thomas J Farrell I J McCarthy (3) 92 9/110.00
8 614729 YELLOW, black chevron & diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Chinook Run (IRE) 13
9 10-12 P Cluskey M J Bolger (3) 88 10/111.00
9 966-780 ORANGE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Four Wives (IRE) 11
5 10-11 Peter Fahey D J Casey 87 7/18.00
10 8-7P9F8 White, red cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Native Palm (IRE) 36
7 10-11 t1 T Gibney R P Treacy (7) 87 20/121.00
11 050- BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Annakrista (GER) 49
5 10-10 b M Torrens M Darcy 86 4/15.00
12 127/0-P0 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 19
9 10-9 bt A Lynch R C Colgan 85 25/126.00
13 0505U-6 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue diamond, emerald green cap, royal blue diamond Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 10
8 10-6 p W J McLernon S J Gray (3) 82 25/126.00
14 PP-UPP0 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Academic Accolade 7
Course Winner
8 10-4 b D Kinsella A P Thornton 80 16/117.00
15 PP/369-6 White, royal blue panel, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue & white hooped cap On The Loose (IRE) 8
9 10-4 pt T G McCourt D R Fox (5) 80 16/117.00

Verdict

Karl Thornton can't find a race for City Line, who has now had 27 starts over timber without winning. The once useful Flat winner Hot Prospect has done nothing over timber to justify his handicap mark but ANCIENT SANDS, runner-up in this a year ago, has gradually been returning to form in a light campaign and looks ready to go one better. Carpet Elegance disappointed at Wexford last month after scoring over this track and trip in May and on the Flat at Tipperary a month later. He'd be a threat if that last run could be ignored while Chinook Run is best on quick ground and the handicapper has done him a favour by dropping him 2lb since has last run.