13:55 Down Royal (IRE)

Billecart-Salmon Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade C)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €40,000 added
  • Winner: €26,000
  • 2nd: €7,600
  • 3rd: €3,600
  • 4th: €1,200
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 7.40s
  • Off Time: 13:55:38
  • 9 Ran
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots
  • Form 3/52F-63
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 137

held up, slight mistake 1st, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 2 out, soon ridden, close 4th last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace

Silk - MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap
  • Form 2158-64
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 137

chased leader in 2nd, led 3 out, disputed briefly entering straight, challenged 2 out and soon ridden, strongly pressed last, headed run-in, no extra in 2nd closing stages

Silk - DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap
  • Form 1-14516
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 135

chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra before last

  • Form P720B-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 132

held up towards rear, slight mistake 1st, badly hampered 2nd and behind, soon closed up, pushed along in 7th after 2 out, ridden into 5th last, kept on run-in, 3rd closing stages

Silk - Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap
  • Form FP404-P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 126

led, slight mistake 4th, headed 3 out, disputed again briefly entering straight, slightly hampered approaching 2 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, close 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace

Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond
  • Form 31015U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 125

mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along after 2 out, ridden into close 3rd last, stayed on to lead run-in, kept on well closing stages

Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form F122-73
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 124

settled mid-division, 5th halfway, dropped to 7th before straight, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace

Silk - GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap
  • Form 5415-38
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight, edged left before 2 out where challenged, ridden in 3rd before last, soon no extra

Silk - Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 40/90-20
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 120

held up towards rear, fell 2nd

Previous results

In depth


FOILDUBH is much better known as a chaser and landed a Grade 2 in April but he's a decent enough hurdler on his day and can race from a 13lb lower mark so this should prove within his capabilities. Fiery Oscar is a big threat as it was over fences when he was beaten at Clonmel last time following a victory in a very tough handicap over hurdles at Listowel where he had Maxim Gorky behind. Gordon Elliott's Time To Work and the four-year-old One Fine Day are others to consider though False Economy looked on the way back to form at Tipperary last month.


False Economy (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) In rear, squeezed along briefly 4th where a little slow, ridden and progress 3 out, 4th approaching straight, chased winner and no impression in moderate 2nd from before last,, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Captain Cee Bee (11-10) at Tipperary 2m hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct.

Foildubh (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Waited with towards rear, closer in 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure when hit last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind He'llberemembered (10-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl gd in Oct.

Fiery Oscar (IRE) 11-10fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, 7th and pushed along after 3 out, 6th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 14l behind Old Supporter (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.

Thomas Edison (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway into 8th after 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, 11th of 20, 31l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.

Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd from 3rd, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Boat People (10-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Aug, 11 ran.

Time To Work (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 8th when mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Baresi (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl in Oct, 15 ran.

Maxim Gorky (IRE) 9-4fav (10-13) Waited with towards rear, closer in 6th after 3 out, went 2nd before straight, no impression under pressure run-in and soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Nearly Nama'd (10-10) at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct.

One Fine Day (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, soon towards rear, ridden in last after 3 out, no impression from before next, last of 8, 19l behind King of The Picts (10-11) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Oct.

Abou Ben (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Soon tracked leaders, led from 5th, headed from 2 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 10th of 20, 22l behind Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Aug.