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13:20 Down Royal (IRE)

Future Ticketing Mares Hurdle

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 100y
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,500 added
  • Winner: €9,300
  • 2nd: €3,100
  • 3rd: €1,550
  • 4th: €775
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.60s
  • Off Time: 13:20:29
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Black, emerald green stars, white sleeves, red cap
8/1
  • Form 9316-03
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 113

chased leaders, 4th halfway and closer before 3 out, soon ridden and no impression approaching next, no extra when bad mistake last, weakened

2
Silk - Royal blue, yellow diamond, light blue sleeves, royal blue chevrons, yellow cap, royal blue star

Bonarc (IRE)

14 BF
4/1
  • Form 5354-16
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 111

led and soon clear, reduced advantage of 3 lengths at halfway, pushed along and headed approaching 2 out, 3rd and no impression before last, no extra run-in

3
Silk - WHITE, pink diamond, pink diamonds on sleeves & cap
250/1
  • Form 00/000-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 85

always towards rear, closer after 4 out, pushed along and no extra approaching 2 out, weakened

4
Silk - Emerald green & red chevrons, emerald green & black hooped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star
200/1
  • Form P/808FP-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11

in rear, detached when fell 3rd

5
Silk - Orange, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 65260-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 121

chased leaders, closer in 3rd halfway, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner run-in, kept on one pace

6
Silk - Black, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap, pink star
  • Form 3347-23
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 132

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, closer halfway and headway to lead approaching 2 out, ridden to assert on run-in and kept on well

7
Silk - Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap
300/1
  • Form 0-00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-6

chased leaders in 5th early, in rear when reminders after 5th, soon no extra, well behind when pulled up before 3 out

In depth

Verdict

Race conditions greatly suit WESTERN VICTORY, who has been alternating between hurdles and fences having finished a close second in a Killarney Listed hurdle before a third place in the Mayo National at Ballinrobe. She could find this on the short side though main rival Make My Heart Fly was 16 lengths behind her over fences at Clonmel in October though was conceding 10lb. Ava Rose has run poorly since landing a Tramore maiden in October while Bonarc disappointed when favourite at Tramore after an easy victory in a Clonmel maiden.

Formwatch

Ava Rose (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, 3rd 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 36l behind Ruaille Buaille (11-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 2f gd in Jun.

Bonarc (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Led, ridden 2 out, soon headed, under pressure in 2nd and slight mistake last, no extra run-in, 6th of 13, 11l behind Goulane Chosen (11-7) at Tramore 2m 1f hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.

Drumbaragh (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Keen, prominent, soon led, joined before 4 out, soon headed, lost position from next and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Wexford 2m 1f hcp hvy in May.

Gaelic Force (IRE) 150-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, at Wexford 2m mdn hvy in Mar.

Make My Heart Fly (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up behind leaders, 3rd halfway, improved into 2nd after 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Sapphire Lady (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f sft in May.

Western Victory (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leader in 2nd and clear of remainder from 3rd, led 5 out, pushed along and headed approaching 2 out, close 4th when slight mistake last, no impression run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Agent Boru (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in May.

Insouciance 250-1 (11-3) Soon towards rear, reminders 4 out, weakened after next, 12th of 14, 34 1/4l behind Miss Tempo (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn Good - Yielding in Jun.