Down Royal

  • 18:40 McCormack Potato Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.30s
  • Off time: 18:41:03
18:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Ector (USA) Evs
2nd Ancient Sands (IRE) 5/1
3rd Mighty Whitey (IRE) 8/1
4th Beausang (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 535116/ Yellow, purple cross sashes, purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Keelaghan (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
12 11-12 t A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7) 102 20/121.00
2 040 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Out Of The Game 42
5 11-12 N Madden N P Madden 102 16/117.00
3 35/D90-6 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mighty Whitey (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 11-11 bt N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 101 8/19.00
4 753-297 Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap Rockazar 36
11 11-10 t Mrs D Foster B Hughes (3) 100 12/113.00
5 000-22 Pink, dark blue & pink striped cap Sir Ector (USA) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-10 b J J Lambe R C Colgan 100 Evs2.00
6 009-715 WHITE, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, red stars Bill The Yank (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-8 D P Quinn B M Cash 98 12/113.00
7 606-783 RED, white stars, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Beausang (IRE) 34
7 11-6 t Peter Fahey S E Butler (7) 96 12/113.00
8 830F-90 WHITE, black star, black star on cap Mull On The Run (IRE) 100
Distance Winner
8 11-6 b M McElhone A P Thornton 96 25/126.00
9 00-9700 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Baizically (IRE) 18
9 11-5 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 95 33/134.00
10 0-04775 Red, royal blue stars Formal Bid (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 11-3 bt G Elliott P Carberry 93 16/117.00
11 8U3679- WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 190
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-3 Miss S Barkley E J O'connell 93 16/117.00
12 56465-9 Black & orange diabolo, orange sleeves, black seams, orange & black hooped cap Summersinerrill (IRE) 36
5 11-3 b Mrs V Keatley I J McCarthy (3) 93 20/121.00
13 00-75 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 26
Course Winner
4 11-0 t Ms J Morgan Andrew J McNamara 95 5/16.00
14 074-05 EMERALD GREEN, dark blue hollow box, dark blue armlet, emerald green cap, white star He Is Top Class (IRE) 24
4 11-0 t D J Ryan S G McDermott 95 16/117.00
15 0P6090- Yellow, Red stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Quai Du Roi (IRE) 143
Distance Winner
10 10-12 T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 88 25/126.00
16 0/045-20 White, black panel, hooped cap Queen Of Hardship (IRE) 25
9 10-12 C Ross S W Flanagan 88 20/121.00
17 7700-0P EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Great Work (IRE) 47
5 10-11 pt C F Swan D J Casey 87 20/121.00
18 9/08U-47 BLACK & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap Boleybawn Cat (IRE) 51
5 10-7 p P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 83 20/121.00
19 0980/PU- YELLOW, black chevron & diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Chinook Run (IRE) 340
8 10-7 P Cluskey M A Enright (5) 83 33/134.00
20 7000-93 Red, royal blue cross sashes, hooped cap Worrel Creek (IRE) 19
6 10-6 p Sean Doyle B T O'Connell 82 10/111.00
Non runners
216665P-0Mister Lucky (IRE)1110-5C A McBratneyReserve 181
22870U08-World Citizen (IRE)610-4D McDonoghReserve 280

Verdict

SIR ECTOR followed two fine runs over timber in mid-summer by scoring on the level at Leopardstown. He'd probably be better over further but testing conditions will make this a stamina test and he looks the one to beat. The veteran Keelaghan was having his first start since 2010 when well beaten on the Flat last month but that should have put him straight and he reverts to hurdles on a 26lb lower mark than over fences. Beausang ran very well at Wexford last time though that was on very fast ground while Bill The Yank couldn't handle a 12lb rise for his easy victory at Ballinrobe when sent to Tramore. Rockazar has won once from 22 starts over timber and still looks on a high enough mark.