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17:30 Down Royal (IRE)

Proparamedics Maiden Hurdle

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good (Watering)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,001 added
  • Winner: €6,775
  • 2nd: €2,101
  • 3rd: €1,001
  • 4th: €451
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 53.50s
  • Off Time: 17:31:04
  • 18 Ran
1
33/1
  • Form: /-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: D P Dunne
  • Jockey: K M Donoghue

held up, towards rear and no impression before 6th, kept on same pace from 2 out

2
  • Form: /-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: M Torrens
  • Jockey: S D Torrens

held up, pushed along 5th, soon headway until no extra from between last 2

3

Falak (IRE)

35 BF
7/1
  • Form: 752S-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

raced in 9th early, soon chased leaders, no extra from between last 2

4
  • Form: 313233-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 122
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan

held up, 13th early, soon progress to chase leaders, carried left run-in and kept on well without quite reaching 1st 2

5
  • Form: 2F6F-P3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Adrian Mcallister
  • Jockey: J S McGarvey

pushed along early to soon track leaders, not fluent 1st, dropped behind and eased from 2 out, tailed off

6
  • Form: 52390-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: L P Dempsey

raced in 11th early, not fluent 1st, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace from between last 2

7
  • Form: 523-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Peter Fahey
  • Jockey: R Loughran

raced in 12th early, soon mid-division, no extra from between last 2

8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: A J Martin
  • Jockey: E O'Connell

held up, slight mistake 5th, kept on same pace from 2 out

9
  • Form: P57/2P-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: D Robinson

raced in 2nd early, closed up to challenge between last 2, no extra when mistake last

10
33/1
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: A J Martin
  • Jockey: D Meyler

raced in 10th early, slight mistake 2nd, no extra from between last 2

11
16/1
  • Form: 0/32432-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: P Mooney
  • Jockey: M F Mooney

soon led, attempted to assert and went on from 3 out, reduced lead and headed between last 2, no extra from before last

12
  • Form: 4-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: J G Cosgrave
  • Jockey: C D Maxwell

raced in 3rd early, not match leaders and slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression

13
  • Form: 80-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: Mr C J Orr

raced in 7th early, closed up from before 2 out, improved to challenge and almost on terms from before last, gained narrow lead and edged left run-in, stayed on well to just prevail

14
  • Form: 2/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

raced in 4th early, no extra from between last 2

15
  • Form: 32334/7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: N G Hynds
  • Jockey: B Browne

held up, soon towards rear, closed up from before 2 out, soon chased leaders and kept on same pace without threatening

16
  • Form: 832639-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: A Mulholland
  • Jockey: I J McCarthy

raced in 6th early, pushed along before 3 out, kept on same pace from next

17
  • Form: 3/3433-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: T J Taaffe
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

raced in 5th early, improved to lead between last 2, pressed and almost joined from before last, narrowly headed and edged left run-in, kept on well, just denied

18
  • Form: 60P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: Matthew J Smith
  • Jockey: A W Short

soon towards rear, pushed along 2nd where slight mistake, never a factor, pulled up before 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Having won over 1m6f at Nottingham, Falak looks more of a staying type and his close second in a big field over this track and trip was gained on heavy going. However, he may have won at Limerick last month but for slipping up and looks certain to go well. Winning bumper ROSERIVER HAS did well over timber at the backend of last year and has subsequently been racing on the Flat, scoring at Tipperary last week. He is capable of winning races back over timber, starting here. King's War has been placed six times in 11 starts over hurdles and run some very good races though he hasn't been seen since September and nor has Sir Benford Wales, though the latter went close on his racecourse debut in a big field at Gowran so may not take much getting ready. State Of Nirvana only faded from the last in what looked a strong Punchestown maiden and her allowance can see her competitive.

Formwatch

Brex Drago (ITY) 9-1 (8-12) Keen prominent 2f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Goring (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Dec.

Eastern Dragon (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, raced in 13th early, effort straight, soon no impression, 13th of 15, 37 1/4l behind Bianca Minola (9-1) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp sft in May.

Falak (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased leader, mistake 1st and slight mistake 6th, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, slipped up entering straight, at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hvy in Apr.

Roseriver Has (FR) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to challenge from 3f out and led from 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn sft in May beating Great Trango (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Accordingtojohnny (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Rcd 3rd, rcd knly 3rd 1/2way, cls en 4out, not go with ldrs bef last, ko onepce, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Celtic Thunder (11-11) at Necarne 3m gd in May.

Boris Grishenko (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 19, dist behind Sharjah (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Sep.

Court Tycoon (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division on outer, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 12th of 20, 25 1/4l behind Canardier (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in May.

Dirty Boy (FR) Early March gelding out of Inchala.

Hitdroadjack (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, 7th 3 out, ridden and went 3rd on outer briefly after 2 out, no impression when bumped on outer approaching last, 6th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Crezic (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Apr.

Kelter's Dawn 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 6th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 20, 11 3/4l behind Canardier (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in May.

King's War (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th when left 4th and hampered 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 11, 9 1/2l behind Sharps Choice (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn sft in Sep.

Loveinalamborghini (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon led, joined approaching 3 out where not fluent, soon headed and no extra from next, 8th of 15, 27l behind Caro Des Flos (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in May.

One In All In (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 12 1/2l behind Zaofu (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.

Sir Benford Wales 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, took keen hold early, headway into 9th 3 out, 6th and pushed along 2 out, ridden in 3rd at last, kept on without threatening to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 20, 1 1/2l behind Veronica's Napkin (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn gd in Sep.

Askyourmammy (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up, 13th after 4th, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 7th of 15, 25 1/4l behind Caro Des Flos (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in May.

Betsy Boots (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Led early, tracked leaders, 5th after halfway, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Madera Express (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f sft in Apr.

State Of Nirvana (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 4th before 4th, improved to get on terms from 2 out, led into straight, headed before last, no extra and one pace after, 3rd of 16, 8 1/2l behind Call A Cab (11-3) at Punchestown 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.

Swedish Connection (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 7th, weakened from next, pulled up before 2 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hvy in Dec.