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15:15 Down Royal (IRE)

Belfast Live Hurdle

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €17,500 added
  • Winner: €10,763
  • 2nd: €3,325
  • 3rd: €1,575
  • 4th: €700
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 35.00s
  • Off Time: 15:17:08
  • 6 Ran
1

Cogryhill (IRE)

123 p CD
1/1
  • Form: 31/1536-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: B J Cooper

disputed lead early, soon led, joined approaching 7th, headed soon after 2 out and switched left, 3rd and no impression approaching last

2
  • Form: 124268-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: A Mullins
  • Jockey: D E Mullins

raced in 3rd, took keen hold, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, mistake last, one pace

3
5/1
  • Form: 152554-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 122
  • Trainer: J J Hanlon
  • Jockey: B Hayes

disputed lead early, soon raced in 2nd, on terms again approaching 7th, led soon after 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, reduced lead and strongly pressed run-in, stayed on well

4
33/1
  • Form: F63/080-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: Mrs John B Ross
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

in touch in rear, detached at 7th, pushed along from 8th, badly hampered 4 out, completely tailed off

5
4/1
  • Form: 52F324-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: K Thornton
  • Jockey: D Meyler

soon raced in 5th until fell 4 out

6
11/2
  • Form: 3D7104-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

raced in 4th, 3rd approaching 3 out, chased winner in 2nd approaching last, edged right run-in, soon switched left and closed, kept on well without matching winner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

COGRYHILL looked such a promising performer after his victory here in October that he was sent into Grade 2 and 3 company but found it too daunting. Back at this level he can get back on track. Fearachain won a Wexford maiden on very fast ground last summer and ran well in handicaps later though he was well beaten when sent to Cheltenham in November. Round Tower has won a bumper here and though still a maiden over timber he's run several good races on the track and warmed up with a run on the Flat last month. Kilkishen is rarely beaten far and was in winning form around this time a year ago so he looks best of the remainder as Danielle's Journey appears best on ground with some give.

Formwatch

Cogryhill (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, pushed along from 5th, reminders at 6th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, last of 6, dist behind Up For Review (11-3) at Punchestown 3m hvy in Dec.

Fearachain (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakened after next, 8th of 11, dist behind Leave At Dawn (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Kilkishen (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 3 out, hampered before next, one pace and no impression in 4th when not fluent last, 4th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Simon Squirrel (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gs in Oct.

Betancourt (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd halfway, ridden 4 out, weakened, 11th of 15, dist behind Disko (11-8) at Naas 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.

Round Tower (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Soon led, under pressure and headed entering straight, soon ridden, dropped to 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Roconga (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Apr.

Danielle's Journey 5-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, kept on run-in, 4th of 8, 2l behind Mardale (11-10) at Perth 2m (4) gd in Apr.