Downpatrick

  • 17:15 Grangecam Flat Race2m 1f 172y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.30s
  • Off time: 17:15:22
17:15 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Desert (GER) 7/2
2nd Brough Academy (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Brough Academy (IRE)
5 12-0 Ms J Morgan Daragh Bourke (7) 5/16.00
3 20 Emerald green & yellow quartered, white sleeves, white cap, black stars Fairview Star (IRE) 31
5 12-0 E Griffin M P Fogarty (3) 2/13.00
4 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap with royal blue hoop Golden Desert (GER)
5 12-0 D M O'Brien Mr M J O'Connor 7/24.50
5 0-64P White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars The Brugh Boy (IRE) 10
6 12-0 J C McConnell Ms L O'Neill (7) 16/117.00
6 42 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Uncle Jacko (IRE) 54
5 12-0 E Sheehy N M Kelly (7) 2/13.00
Non runners
1P5-FF2Bearly Legal (IRE)512-0Sean ThorntonMr J J Codd

Verdict

FAIRVIEW STAR made a very promising start to his career on fast ground at Kilbeggan before a disappointing effort on much slower going at Roscommon. Providing conditions remain fast he may have too much basic speed for Uncle Jacko, who had no answer when Mister Music Man went past him over this C&D in May. Golden Desert, who is related to numerous winners in Germany, is a very interesting newcomer and could even be good enough so the market should be watched.