• 20:40 Down District Council Flat Race2m 1f 172y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.70s
  • Off time: 20:40:11
20:40 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gun Shy (IRE) 20/1
2nd Gaius Marius (IRE) 7/2
3rd Bedrock Lady (IRE) 4/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 647- BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, check cap Desperanto (IRE) 150
7 12-0 J J Hanlon Mr J T Carroll (3) 10/111.00
2 4- WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Gaius Marius (IRE) 80
5 12-0 N Meade Mr J J King (7) 7/24.50
3 RS5- DARK BLUE, pink stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star Gun Shy (IRE) 40
5 12-0 B Jordan Mr B O Walsh (7) 20/121.00
4 PP- Black & yellow stripes, emerald green cap, pink stars O'connell's Pub (IRE) 19
5 12-0 K Purcell Mr C Motherway (3) 25/126.00
5 P- WHITE, light green star, orange cap Sequoia Grove (IRE) 174
5 12-0 P Nolan M P Fogarty (3) 6/17.00
6 5- WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap The Gotfor Man (IRE) 127
6 12-0 t1 J C McConnell Mr T Reilly (7) 25/126.00
7 7- Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow star on cap Tonius (IRE) 288
5 12-0 S Slevin Mr S G Carey (5) 12/113.00
8 Yellow, black disc, black cap, yellow spots Bedrock Lady (IRE)
5 11-7 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 4/51.80
9 0- Light blue, orange chevron & sleeves, orange & light blue hooped cap Doonhamer (IRE) 94
5 11-7 t1 S F Magee Mr S F Magee (7) 33/134.00
10 00- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green stars Station Closed (IRE) 80
5 11-7 Mrs L Fowler Mr P A King (7) 25/126.00
11 White, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Sunsharp (IRE)
5 11-7 Mrs G Callaghan Mr J E Flynn (7) 12/113.00


Very little to go on here so it's likely that BEDROCK LADY will start a short price. Willie Mullins' mare, the first foal of a useful winner, won't need to be anything special to make a successful start and is handed the verdict. Gaius Marius was beaten a long way on his debut at Navan in February but should have learnt from the experience but it's difficult to know what to make of Desperanto, who showed very little for John Wade in three runs at Sedgefield and has joined Shark Hanlon. Tonius was sent to Uttoxeter for his first run and showed enough promise to rate challenging for a place here.