• 12:40 Customer Care Christmas Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.60s
  • Off time: 12:40:26
12:40 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arnaud (IRE) 4/5
2nd Seskinane (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 725136 Red, white chevron, white star on cap Call Box (IRE) 41
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 p S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 106 9/110.00
2 104-59P PINK, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, white cap Flemross (IRE) 13
10 11-12 p R T J Wilson G N Fox (7) 103 33/134.00
3 142-1D3 Yellow, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Seskinane (IRE) 46
7 11-12 M M McNiff D R Fox (5) 133 2/13.00
4 5003-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Arnaud (IRE) 186
5 11-5 C Byrnes D N Russell 137 4/51.80
5 35217 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue diabolo, yellow cap, dark blue star Diyala (IRE) 6
4 11-2 ht G Elliott A E Lynch 6/17.00


Seskinane won a Kilbeggan maiden before being disqualified after finishing first at Sligo. He stepped up in class against Rule The World at Naas and ran very well to be beaten just 3three lengths. ARNAUD competed at a high level over hurdles without quite making the top grade but he's been a revelation over fences and jumped superbly to complete a double at Roscommon when Flemross was nine lengths behind. He again gets an age allowance and looks set to land his hat-trick. It's a surprise to find the four-year-old Diyala turning to fences so quickly and he faces a stiff task and though Call Box has a chase victory to his credit on this track it was over a much longer trip