Downpatrick

  • 17:15 Ballyalton Flat Race2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.80s
  • Off time: 17:16:02
17:15 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benemeade (IRE) 9/4
2nd The Job Is Right 25/1
3rd Bally Longford (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 F2-24 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Bally Longford (IRE) 68
Beaten Favourite
5 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 4/15.00
2 53 Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Benemeade (IRE) 11
5 12-0 N Meade Ms N Carberry 9/43.25
3 3 Light green, black star, black sleeves, light green armlet, black & light green hooped cap Little Boy Boru (IRE) 13
5 12-0 S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford (7) 12/113.00
4 F/44-41 Yellow, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Seskinane (IRE) 52
7 12-0 M M McNiff Mr N McParlan (7) 20/121.00
5 315 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, White cap Sizing Solution (IRE) 68
5 12-0 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 3/14.00
6 P-P6P0 LIGHT BLUE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, maroon diamonds The Bard O Tully (IRE) 14
5 12-0 t B Arthey Mr J C Barry (7) 33/134.00
7 32-050 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN DIABOLO, light green cap The Job Is Right 68
5 12-0 b1 M Hourigan Mr Derek O'Connor 25/126.00
8 28231 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Top Cat Henry (IRE) 31
5 12-0 K Purcell M P Fogarty (3) 10/111.00
9 350 Royal blue & yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue & yellow quartered cap Whinstone Dee (IRE) 46
5 12-0 t1 Miss C Cannon Miss J M Mangan (7) 14/115.00
10 Black, purple sash, purple sleeves, black seams, black & purple quartered cap One Cool Boy (IRE)
4 11-2 J J Hanlon Rachael Blackmore (7) 14/115.00
11 Maroon & royal blue hoops, royal blue cap, maroon diamond No Direction Home (IRE)
4 10-9 Nigel Johnston Mr J P McKeown 25/126.00

Verdict

The Job Is Right has been very disappointing so far but the application of blinkers and Derek O'Connor's presence in the saddle may bring about some improvement. Bally Longford looks as though staying chases will be his game and Sizing Solution, a very easy winner between the flags in December, looks more of a threat on his bumper debut after being repeatedly impeded over hurdles at Leopardstown. BENEMEADE showed some ability on his debut and put the experience to good use with a fine effort against the consistent Milan Bound at Fairyhouse. That should have brought him to concert pitch and he's handed the vote. One Cool Boy is out of a 6f winner so should have more natural speed than most of these.