Downpatrick

  • 19:25 Newcastle Handicap Chase 2m 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.10s
  • Off time: 19:25:51
19:25 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st High Talk (IRE) 8/1
2nd Maple Valley Gale (IRE) 14/1
3rd Fastey (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 60863F- LIGHT BLUE, white slvs, white & mauve hooped cap Strolling Home (IRE) 204
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-12 p P Martin A P Thornton 101 12/113.00
2 2170/6-6 BEIGE, brown chevron & cap Playboy Luke (IRE) 7
9 11-9 pt B R Hamilton P Townend 98 4/15.00
3 902321- Light green, white sleeves, white cap, black star Fastey (IRE) 27
10 11-8 pt D M O'Brien Mr D L Queally (7) 97 8/19.00
4 40/P558- Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Ce Mhead (IRE) 27
6 11-4 S Neville B Hayes (5) 93 12/113.00
5 PPP/665- Purple, orange chevron, purple & dark green quartered cap Karinga Queen (IRE) 100
8 11-2 G Elliott P Carberry 91 8/19.00
6 735714- EMERALD GREEN, red braces, emerald green cap, red diamonds Fort View Wings (IRE) 20
8 11-1 p1 I R Ferguson A E Lynch 90 12/113.00
7 401650- YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, red cap High Talk (IRE) 65
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-12 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 87 8/19.00
8 344P39- YELLOW, red stars, striped sleeves & cap Harbour Hall (IRE) 50
9 10-10 b E O'Grady M J Ferris 85 7/18.00
9 U32575- BLACK & RED HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Maple Valley Gale (IRE) 18
8 10-8 L Lennon S G McDermott 83 14/115.00
10 350P40- Yellow, royal blue diamond & sleeves, white & emerald green quartered cap Time To Present (IRE) 15
8 10-6 t G Hussey T P Treacy 81 12/113.00
11 0/00050- Black, red stars, white & black check sleeves & cap Drumlister (IRE) 131
6 10-5 A L T Moore P F Mangan (3) 80 8/19.00
12 13/487-7 Royal blue, pink panel, pink armlet, hooped cap Avralan (IRE) 7
6 10-4 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor (5) 79 16/117.00
13 86/80P5- PURPLE, white epaulettes, white cap, purple spots Flamenco Prince 65
8 10-4 p P O Brady A P Heskin (3) 79 16/117.00
14 U46250- DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Vardas Supreme (IRE) 27
9 10-1 b P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 76 9/110.00

Verdict

Fastey landed a hunter chase at Tramore last month but that was only his second success in 47 starts between the flags and under Rules. Karinga Queen has fared even worse as she's still a maiden after 22 starts though Paul Carberry should get the best out of her as she's dropped to a very lowly mark. Winning hurdler Playboy Luke has shown nothing over fences so far while winning point-to-pointer Maple Valley Gale has done little over the bigger obstacles. STROLLING HOME's only success over fences came over today's C&D and though that was on fast ground he's done reasonably well on an easier surface and can defy his big weight here.