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16:10 Down Royal (IRE)

Daily Mirror (Pro/Am) Flat Race

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,501 added
  • Winner: €5,865
  • 2nd: €1,360
  • 3rd: €595
  • 4th: €339
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.70s
  • Off Time: 16:10:52
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - BLACK & WHITE QUARTERED, white cap
  • Form B1/336-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-0

led, headed after 3f, regained lead 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace

2
Silk - Red & black diamonds, white sleeves, black armlet, white cap, black diamonds
25/1
  • Form F-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-0

chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened

3
Silk - Royal blue & white hoops, striped sleeves & cap
33/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-0

mid-division, slipped up on bend after 2f

4
Silk - LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, maroon diamonds on cap
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0

chased leaders, led after 3f, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, headed 2 1/2f out, no extra and kept on one pace

5
Silk - WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star
  • Form 2P1-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-0

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up 3f out, led 2f out, soon pushed along and strongly pressed, ridden and kept on well from 1f out

6
Silk - Emerald green & red quartered, halved sleeves, red star on cap
33/1
  • Form R
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-0

behind, pushed along and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from 2f out

7
Silk - Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap
5/2
  • Form 34-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-0

mid-division, closer in 4th 4f out, ridden 3f out, no extra in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace

9
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11

mid-division, 6th halfway, closer 3f out, pushed along in 4th 2f out, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace

10
Silk - White, red hoop, white sleeves, red armlet, white cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11

held up in mid-division, 7th halfway, closer in 5th 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd final furlong, kept on same pace

11
Silk - WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, red cap, white star
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11

held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out

8
NR
  • Form 5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ian Ferguson does very well here with his former point-to-pointers so recent winner Adamstown has to be respected. However, it's another winner between the flags, MOONSHINE LAD, who looks the one to be on as he's joined Gordon Elliott after a very impressive victory at Lingstown in the spring. Shemshal was sent over hurdles after a couple of reasonable bumper runs and he looks the best of those with experience while Noel Meade's newcomer The Herds Garden, the first foal of a 7f winner, should have more natural pace than most.

Formwatch

Adamstown (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Ww, prog to mid div 1/2 way, gd prog to ld 2out, row, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Tumbledown Shack (12-2) by nk, 17 ran.

Cloch Fada 8-1 (10-11) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Swing Hard (10-11) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gs in May '12, 15 ran.

Glenfane (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 25l behind Bonobo (12-0) at Tramore 2m N H flat gd in Oct.

Knockrea (IRE) Pierre gelding out of Glynn Cross.

Moonshine Lad (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr, ld 4out, alw in command, impsve, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp in Mar beating The Last Samuri (12-0) by 10l, 10 ran.

Mr Raj (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outer, ran wide on bend after 2f, lost place briefly, soon mid-division on outer again, ran out on bend 7f out and unseated rider, in a race won by Onwiththeparty (11-10) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Oct, 13 ran.

Shemshal (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Settled in rear, switched left and headway on outer entering straight, went 5th at last where not fluent, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 14, 10l behind Somethingwonderful (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Got The Nac (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Hey Jude.

The Herds Garden Multiplex gelding out of Eternal Legacy.

Theatre One (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Jessica One.

Gone Platinum (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no impression in 5th from 2f out, no extra, 5th of 15, 21l behind Storm Away (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gf in Jun.