Down Royal

  • 17:40 Procter & Gamble Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.50s
  • Off time: 17:41:07
17:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cara's Oscar (IRE) 9/1
2nd Regal Warrior (IRE) 16/1
3rd Lord Of Isenay (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Absolute Heretic (AUS) 25
6 11-12 T J Taaffe D J Casey 6/17.00
2 33050/4- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Solar Graphite (IRE) 488
6 11-12 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 100 14/115.00
3 7 MAUVE, ORANGE star, ORANGE cap Tarrsille (IRE) 20
6 11-12 pt B R Hamilton Andrew J McNamara 11/112.00
4 5-40501 Light blue, pink stars, light blue sleeves, pink star on cap Roisin Dubh (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-5 P Byrne M W Bowes (5) 6/17.00
5 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Ballynamonabonanza
6 11-4 H Smyth T P Treacy 50/151.00
6 85-P00P YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, striped cap Callums Bay (IRE) 18
6 11-4 I J Keeling N P Madden 66/167.00
7 7 EMERALD GREEN, orange spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cara's Oscar (IRE) 25
6 11-4 C A Murphy B Hayes (5) 9/110.00
8 2040/30- White, red cross sashes, red star on cap Craig Lea 57
6 11-4 P Allen A P Thornton 25/126.00
9 90897/5- EMERALD GREEN, white sash & sleeves, hooped cap Gemstone Star (IRE) 199
7 11-4 t1 R T J Wilson M A Enright (5) 91 20/121.00
10 P/67P-F0 Red, white panel, white spots on sleeves, red cap Kane River (IRE) 112
6 11-4 S R B Crawford K M Donoghue (3) 25/126.00
11 387-33 ORANGE, black hoop, halved sleeves, hooped cap Kerryhead Storm (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
7 11-4 T Cooper P Carberry 7/24.50
12 24 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Lord Of Isenay (FR) 22
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 J T R Dreaper E J O'connell 7/24.50
13 0/ BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Night Breeze (IRE) 182
7 11-4 t S G O'Donnell B T O'Connell 20/121.00
14 7555-97 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Regal Warrior (IRE) 49
9 11-4 J J Lambe B S Hughes 92 16/117.00
15 4P1-80 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Shanroe Society (IRE) 24
6 11-4 J J Lambe R C Colgan 16/117.00
16 P/P60- WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 145
6 11-4 Denis Hogan B F Cawley (7) 20/121.00
17 00 Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap Westbury (IRE) 42
6 11-4 S J Treacy S W Flanagan 40/141.00
18 4320/79 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, royal blue sleeves & cap Wicker Park (FR) 8
9 11-4 T O'Neill B M Cash 33/134.00
19 009/ YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Pennyforthem (IRE) 898
7 10-11 P Casey Mr P J Casey (3) 33/134.00
20 U5-F4 RED, pink epaulettes, red cap, pink stars Smiling Lady (IRE) 88
6 10-11 H de Bromhead Mr P Power (7) 20/121.00
Non runners
21P-F7900Hit The Road Jack (IRE)611-4S R B CrawfordReserve 187

Verdict

Roisin Dubh showed a bit of potential in a couple of runs over hurdles before landing a bumper at Kilbeggan. She hasn't really proved herself on testing ground but should still go well. Lord Of Isenay made a very promising debut in a big field of maidens at Limerick and went to Sligo for a similar race as an odds-on chance. He could never get in a blow that day but is better than that and should bounce back. Kerryhead Storm is another who cost his supporters dearly when only third behind Dysart Dancer at Tramore. A stiff test of stamina will suit him and it will be a surprise if he's not in the shake-up. A chance is taken with ABSOLUTE HERETIC, a regular winner on the level in South Africa, who had his first start for a year on his hurdling debut at Cork three weeks ago. With that under his belt he's taken to get off the mark for new connections.