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20:05 Down Royal (IRE)

Samsung Star Handicap (47-65)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €7,000 added
  • Winner: €4,830
  • 2nd: €1,120
  • 3rd: €490
  • 4th: €280
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 25.30s
  • Off Time: 20:08:27
  • 14 Ran
1(13)
Silk - WHITE, red diamond, red spots on sleeves, red cap
14/1
  • Form 3600-40
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 60
  • Trainer W C O'Brien
  • Jockey B A Curtis

held up towards rear, headway into 7th over 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

2(9)
Silk - Grey, grey & black check cap
  • Form 27/0332-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 60
  • Trainer Jane M Foley
  • Jockey D P McDonogh

prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out

3(5)
Silk - PURPLE, yellow star, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star
9/2
  • Form 6484-62
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 59
  • Trainer J G Murphy
  • Jockey W M Lordan

chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out

4(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots
  • Form 6-22880
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 54
  • Trainer H Rogers
  • Jockey C D Hayes

prominent and disputed, 2nd halfway, weakened 3f out

5(1)
Silk - Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap
  • Form 626-324
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 54
  • Trainer Peter Fahey
  • Jockey R P Whelan

chased leaders on rail, 6th halfway, 5th 2f out, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace

6(14)
Silk - WHITE, emerald green star & sleeves, check cap
16/1
  • Form 07/41-60
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 54
  • Trainer N Lawlor
  • Jockey R P Cleary

soon mid-division, headway into 4th over 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to 2nd close home

7(8)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow star on cap

Kalacan (IRE)

50 p D
8/1
  • Form 927236
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 52
  • Trainer Mrs D Foster
  • Jockey W J Lee

mid-division, headway into 6th over 2f out, ridden and no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace

8(10)
Silk - Grey, orange disc, grey cap
  • Form 3-00070
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 50
  • Trainer A McGuinness
  • Jockey I J Brennan

chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home

9(11)
Silk - WHITE, maroon hoop, hooped sleeves & cap
4/1
  • Form 9095-02
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 49
  • Trainer Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey Fran Berry

prominent, 4th halfway, close up in 3rd 3f out, 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

10(2)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white check sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Form 606-462
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 49
  • Trainer W J Fitzpatrick
  • Jockey L F Roche

chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out

11(4)
Silk - Black, orange seams, striped sleeves, orange cap, black stars
20/1
  • Form 970-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47
  • Trainer N Lawlor
  • Jockey M C Hussey

led and disputed, headed 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened

12(12)
Silk - RED, white panel, black & red check cap
33/1
  • Form 0800-08
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47
  • Trainer T McLaughlin
  • Jockey S Foley

held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th over 1f out, kept on one pace

13(3)
Silk - Royal blue & red quartered, halved sleeves, white cap
  • Form 0080-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47
  • Trainer J Halpin
  • Jockey A P Thornton

chased leaders early, lost place halfway, no extra and weakened

14(7)
Silk - DARK BLUE, light blue star, red sleeves & cap
  • Form 5970-54
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47
  • Trainer G Donnelly
  • Jockey F Lynch

held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace

16
NR
  • Form 5906-8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47
  • Trainer J Halpin
  • Jockey Reserve 2

17
NR

Desert Al (IRE)

14 b CD
  • Form 53-3607
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47
  • Trainer O Weldon
  • Jockey Reserve 3

15
NR
  • Form 9048-87
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer J B McCabe
  • Jockey Reserve 1

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Missile Command was in decent form last summer but will probably just need this while Heroine Chic has raced on Polytrack on her last five starts. Bendzoldan did better at Dundalk last time and is well handicapped if able to repeat back on Turf but Kalacan's only career success from 39 starts came back in 2008. Whitethorne Scent must be on the short-list after her fine run behind Mellow Manner at Killarney and she's one of the few here making progress. Luckiest Owners is another going well but she's now had 22 starts with winning so the vote goes to NINGALOO REEF. She showed nothing last season which is why she's on such a lowly mark but there's been more of a spark in her two runs this campaign and she won't get a better opportunity.

Formwatch

Mctaggart (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, no extra from under 2f out, 12th of 18, 11l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs in May.

Missile Command (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Prominent, squeezed for room before halfway, challenged under pressure early straight and soon bumped, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Indian Landing (9-7) at Sligo 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.

Whitethorne Scent 3-1fav (9-4) Soon tracked leaders, switched from under 3f out, challenged in 2nd 2f out, soon led, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Mellow Manner (8-6) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gs in May.

Elusive Express (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Fleeting Moment (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.

Heroine Chic (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden in 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.

Lift The Gloom 11-2 (9-7) Prominent and disputed, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Lord Kenmare (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.

Kalacan (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden on inner entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 16, 2l behind On The Loose (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.

Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.

Bendzoldan (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, went 2nd early final furlong but no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Give Me Shelter (9-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.

Luckiest Owners (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, 3rd early straight, headway between horses to challenge early final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed by winner close home, 2nd of 13, hd behind Little Village (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in May.

Eja Eja (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from 2f out, 7th of 18, 9l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs in May.

John Veale (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 13, 11l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.

Mollys Touch (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 13th of 14, 25l behind Lift The Gloom (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leader, led approaching halfway, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, no extra close home, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Misty Lane (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in May.

Carmen Tango (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division, 9th 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 16, 9l behind Little Village (8-3) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.

Desert Al (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Prominent and disputed lead, headed early straight, ridden and dropped to 4th early final furlong, soon no impresion when slightly checked, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Little Village (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in May.

Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Prominent in centre, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 4l behind Queen Grace (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gd in May.