Down Royal

  • 12:10 Sean Graham Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €299
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.90s
  • Off time: 12:10:28
12:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silverlord (FR) 6/4
2nd Falcon Island 7/1
3rd Anderson Mcauley (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10353-8 Red & dark blue halved, slvs reversed, striped cap Falcon Island 54
Distance Winner
5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (5) 7/18.00
2 3-22622 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green hooped cap Silverlord (FR) 12
6 11-12 t G Elliott J M Maguire 6/42.50
3 5-11 RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 55
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-9 N Meade T C Carroll (7) 6/42.50
4 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green sleeves, white cap Noble Jack (IRE) 202
4 11-9 M Kelly S J Gray (5) 20/121.00
5 0 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIAMONDS, dark blue cap Rassi Maguire (IRE) 26
4 11-9 P Martin A P Thornton (3) 33/134.00
6 326247 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Anderson Mcauley (IRE) 86
6 11-4 C A McBratney E J O'connell (5) 25/126.00
7 074870 Light blue, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, white cap Baraka Boy (IRE) 12
4 11-4 P O Brady M W Bowes (7) 89 33/134.00
8 PF-800 EMERALD GREEN, black hollow box, black diamonds on sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Eddie Zero (IRE) 17
5 11-4 J T R Dreaper R C Colgan 50/151.00
9 900 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Fascinating Paddy (IRE) 50
5 11-4 P Casey C D Maxwell (5) 50/151.00
10 543650 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Firm Foundations (IRE) 39
4 11-4 Michael Mulvany P J Benson (5) 102 20/121.00
11 P-0 BLACK, white stars, striped sleeves, white star on cap Highland Flash 47
4 11-4 Mrs John B Ross D E Mullins (3) 50/151.00
12 304 Light blue, light blue cap, royal blue diamond Indubitably 57
4 11-4 C Moore L Mcniff (5) 20/121.00
13 0 Yellow, red epaulettes, black sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Nearest The Pin (IRE) 39
5 11-4 t1 A J Martin R M Moran 50/151.00
14 White, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Respectueux (FR)
4 11-4 t1 Jason Cairns I J McCarthy (5) 50/151.00
15 53U738 WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 48
8 11-4 C W J Farrell R Loughran 107 14/115.00
16 P6-322 Pink, purple cross of lorraine & sleeves, striped cap Se Beag (IRE) 207
5 11-4 Ronan O'Dwyer M F Mooney 33/134.00
17 U2139-5 Red, black stars, black sleeves, red cap Some Fool (IRE) 12
6 11-4 L Lennon B M Cash 28/129.00
18 F-00 Yellow, black stars, yellow sleeves, black cap Uncle Taffy (IRE) 147
6 11-4 A J Martin Ross Geraghty 50/151.00
19 0-47 Emerald green, purple spots, purple cap Nodelay (IRE) 170
5 10-13 C A McBratney B T O'Connell (3) 33/134.00
20 00 YELLOW, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Silver Cygnet (IRE) 35
4 10-13 F Flood S J Hassett (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

Silverlord has finished runner-up in four of his six starts over timber, including when finding only Mackey's Forge too good at Navan before Christmas. He probably sets the standard here but lacks the scope of DYLAN ROSS. Noel Meade has his string in terrific form and this dual bumper winner will have had plenty of schooling ahead of his debut over obstacles. Rookery Rebel is back over hurdles after a spell over fences but thoroughly exposed and more interesting is Indubitably, who improved on previous efforts when fourth to Talk About Miltown at Fairyhouse last month.