Downpatrick

  • 17:10 Friday Evening In May Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 50y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.00s
  • Off time: 17:10:05
17:10 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Draycott Place (IRE) 4/6
2nd Slim Pickens (IRE) 14/1
3rd Paddy's Faith (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 05- Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Cristy's Call (IRE) 14
5 11-12 G P Cromwell D J Benson (7) 40/141.00
2 00/PUP- ROYAL BLUE, white stars Ballinrees Lane (IRE) 55
7 11-4 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 66/167.00
3 69534-8 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Draycott Place (IRE) 9
5 11-4 J P Ryan P Townend 124 4/61.67
4 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Exclusive Paddy (IRE)
5 11-4 P J Rothwell M A Enright 33/134.00
5 Maroon, pink sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap Kentucky Minstrel (IRE)
5 11-4 J P Ryan R P Treacy (7) 50/151.00
6 04- EMERALD GREEN, red striped sleeves & cap Mexican Border (GER) 53
5 11-4 W J Burke M Darcy 16/117.00
7 FFF1- Pink, dark blue seams, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue star on cap Mine Now (IRE) 47
6 11-4 Peter Fahey Mr R Deegan (7) 25/126.00
8 782344- Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 99
6 11-4 J Queally Andrew J McNamara 99 9/25.50
9 DP6799- Emerald green, red spots, red sleeves & cap Paddy's Faith (IRE) 117
6 11-4 G Elliott D E Mullins 20/121.00
10 0664- SCARLET, green hooped slvs, royal blue cap Slim Pickens (IRE) 17
6 11-4 P J Prendergast S A Shortall (7) 14/115.00
11 032333- BROWN AND GREY QUARTERED, grey sleeves,grey cap, brown spots Solidago (IRE) 15
7 11-4 v S R B Crawford A J Fox (7)(ex1) 96 5/16.00

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer DRAYCOTT PLACE has been running way out of his class over hurdles including at Punchestown last week but his third place behind Giantofaman in a Thurles Grade 2 in February would be good enough for this. Oscar Vespasian is consistent enough but looks as though he needs further while Slim Pickens was well beaten on his racecourse debut over hurdles though showed a bit more in a bumper last time. Solidago has run quite well in handicaps on his two latest starts and could provide the main threat though Mexican Border ran well enough at Wexford to be considered for a place.