• 12:35 Northern Ireland Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.20s
  • Off time: 12:35:41
12:35 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Jo'burg (IRE) 9/4
2nd Sarabad (FR) 2/1
3rd Anthem Royale (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 WHITE & RED HALVED, hooped sleeves, striped cap Bottle Rattler (IRE) 71
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-9 P J Rothwell A P Crowe 10/111.00
2 24 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Anthem Royale (IRE) 24
4 11-4 G Elliott Paul Carberry 7/24.50
3 Emerald green, yellow epaulettes, emerald green cap, yellow star Crazy Lad (IRE)
4 11-4 P Coffey R M Moran 33/134.00
5 5-50 WHITE, emerald green sash & sleeves, orange cap, white star Knockanarrigan (IRE) 11
4 11-4 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 33/134.00
6 2270- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Sarabad (FR) 300
Beaten Favourite
4 11-4 W P Mullins P Townend 119 2/13.00
7 7-38 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Jo'burg (IRE) 25
4 11-4 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 9/43.25
8 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ussius (FR)
4 11-4 C O'Dwyer D N Russell 14/115.00
9 70-4603 RED, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap I C Gold (IRE) 17
4 10-11 D O'Brien Mr H D Dunne (7) 99 9/110.00
10 497P Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Sultana Belle (IRE) 32
4 10-11 J J Lambe E J O'connell 92 25/126.00
Non runners
460-954Kilmainham (IRE)411-4F FloodM P Walsh


SARABAD has been an expensive failure in his two races since arriving from France with a big reputation after just being touched off in a Listed event at Auteuil. He ran a shocker when tailed off at Thurles in January but Willie Mullins has given him time to mature and very much better is expected. Bottle Rattler has a penalty to carry as the only winner in the race having gained a surprise success in a bumper on this track in September. He's bred to be a stayer over jumps so that victory was a bonus and he'll make his presence felt. Anthem Royale has shown a little potential in a pont-to-point and a Naas bumper while Kilmainham produced by far his best run to date when a close fourth behind Blacklough at Fairyhouse last week. Sizing Jo'Burg is superbly bred for this game and is definitely one for the future as is the French-bred newcomer Ussius, while I C Gold ran her best race to date at Wexford last time.