Down Royal

  • 18:10 Tayto Group Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.30s
  • Off time: 18:10:15
18:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Of Fire (GER) 7/1
2nd Distant Memories (IRE) 11/4
3rd Spring Hawk (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2251P-P MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Beef To The Heels (IRE) 103
Distance Winner
6 11-12 G Elliott K M Donoghue (3) 115 12/113.00
2 138-52 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Distant Memories (IRE) 8
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 T J Taaffe N P Madden 130 11/43.75
3 322D21- MAUVE Double Double (FR) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-12 C O'Brien Andrew J McNamara 123 2/13.00
4 32144/2- RED, white stars, black sleeves & cap Little Barney (IRE) 305
8 11-12 D Cullen B M Cash 108 16/117.00
5 2P6-703 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Prince Of Fire (GER) 8
Distance Winner
7 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 118 7/18.00
6 851P-73 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-12 b N Meade P Carberry 114 12/113.00
7 111331/ PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Universal Truth (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-12 D K Weld R P McNamara 127 8/19.00
8 2-42132 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Spring Hawk (IRE) 8
Course Winner
6 11-5 t T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 114 12/113.00
9 P2-0324 LIGHT GREEN, mauve sleeves, red cap Streamtown (IRE) 8
8 11-5 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (5) 117 7/18.00


An excellent turnout for a modest prize. It's about time UNIVERSAL TRUTH was fulfilling his early potential though he's shown nothing on the Flat for a long time. He was a high-class bumper and won at Galway on his second start over timber so is taken to get back on track. Double Double has plenty of potential and was having his first start since May when scoring on the Flat at Sligo earlier this month. He should win races this season as should Prince Of Fire though he's only won once in 13 starts over timber and was behind Distant Memories at Bellewstown last week when they occupied the places behind Passage Vendome. Streamtown has been going well but would probably prefer a longer trip while Spring Hawk showed signs of improvement behind Shadow Eile last time.