Racecards

14:20 Down Royal (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.51s
  • Off Time: 14:23:05
  • 6 Ran
1(6)
Silk - PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap
  • Form 60
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

prominent, niggled along early, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out

2(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange stars, halved sleeves, check cap
  • Form 332
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

soon led, ridden clear from over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably

3(4)
Silk - YELLOW, brown disc, striped sleeves, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

dwelt, soon ridden and behind, never a factor

4(3)
Silk - Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue star
  • Form 672
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

broke well, soon headed, prominent, ridden to chase winner and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace

5(5)
Silk - MAROON, black braces & stars on sleeves, maroon cap, black star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

dwelt, towards rear, struggling before halfway, soon no impression

6(2)
Silk - White, red cross sashes, striped cap
  • Form 45
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

dwelt, soon tracked leaders, 2nd and challenged over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace from over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

The likelihood of fast ground has had its effect on the line-up but there are still a couple of decent types entered. FEROCIOUS FRAN made a fair debut behind Purple Glow at Navan and wasn't beaten far in a better race behind Oor Jock at Naas. Mr Man In The Moon ran very fast for a long way before being swallowed up by Emperor Hadrian at Navan. That was over 6f so today's trip looks his optimum at present and Eternal Youth, who was well beaten, looks held. Bisou Baby produced easily her best effort to date when runner-up to Anadolu over the C&D last month but will need to improve again to lose her maiden tag here.

Formwatch

Eternal Youth (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Emperor Hadrian (9-3) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn gf.

Mr Man In The Moon (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ran free early and disputed lead, driven along and led briefly over 1f out, soon headed, kept on under pressure final furlong without matching winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Emperor Hadrian (9-3) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn gf.

Pipers Choice (IRE) Choisir colt out of Pipewell.

Bisou Baby (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders early, soon settled 4th, headway to challenge in 2nd over 1 1/2f out, ridden and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Anadolu (8-12) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gf in May.

Clodagh Baby (IRE) Compton Place filly out of Gracious Gift.

Ferocious Fran (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden under 2f out, one pace, 5th of 6, 5l behind Oor Jock (9-1) at Naas 5f 2yo stk gf.