Down Royal

  • 16:15 North Down Marquees Rated Novice Chase2m 3f 140y

  • Winner €9,856 2nd €3,056 3rd €1,456 4th €656
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.10s
  • Off time: 16:16:14
16:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Biddy The Boss (IRE) 6/1
2nd Crossed My Mind (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13P224 Emerald green, purple star, diabolo on sleeves, purple star on cap Mill Quest (IRE) 146
Distance Winner
9 11-8 t G Elliott K M Donoghue 121 11/26.50
2 5-24284 ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink cap Great Khan (IRE) 16
8 11-5 h E J O'Grady P Townend 118 3/14.00
3 336-P4U EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Crossed My Mind (IRE) 78
7 11-3 A L T Moore N P Madden 15/82.88
4 542545 Royal Blue, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green star Biddy The Boss (IRE) 60
6 11-0 t G P Cromwell S W Flanagan 6/17.00
5 40/4009 Purple, white seams, emerald green sleeves, purple cap, white star Darcy Mcgees (IRE) 6
8 11-0 J T R Dreaper M A Enright 33/134.00
6 701342 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, quartered cap Global Racing (IRE) 21
6 11-0 G P Cromwell J M Moore 106 9/25.50

Verdict

Global Racing won a Punchestown handicap hurdle over 3m in January and made a very encouraging chasing debut over a trip much too short at Fairyhouse last month. There should be plenty more to come while stable companion Biddy The Boss broke a blood vessel at Fairyhouse in January and is better judged on a promising chasing debut over this track and trip. MILL QUEST has much more experience than most of these which should stand him in good stead in these conditions. He's been running in better company since landing a tough handicap at Tramore in August and can concede weight all round. Great Khan won over hurdles on heavy going and hasn't performed badly in much faster ground this winter so conditions will suit.