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17:55 Down Royal (IRE)

Magners Light Handicap (47-65)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €7,500 added
  • Winner: €5,174
  • 2nd: €1,200
  • 3rd: €526
  • 4th: €300
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 17:56:37
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 555376
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 60

chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace

2(7)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap
  • Form 67-0108
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 58

made all, asserted over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong

3(4)
Silk - Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap

Shinyhappyjohn

14 p BF
3/1
  • Form 002235
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 57

chased leaders, pushed along in rear and wide on bend 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong to go 4th close home

4(6)
Silk - Dark blue, white cross sashes, yellow & maroon striped sleeves, yellow & maroon hooped cap
5/1
  • Form 309081
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 54

tracked leader, 3rd halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out and no impression on winner, no extra inside final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Black, grey cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap
  • Form 882006
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 49

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace

6(2)
Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap
5/1
  • Form 69734
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 53

tracked leader, 2nd 2f out, soon ridden and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on one pace

7(5)
Silk - MAUVE
  • Form 0-8009
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 47

tracked leader, 5th halfway, soon ridden and no extra 1f out, eased inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Kano's Ghirl was on a very lowly mark when producing a shock at Navan where she made all over 6f. She's been raised 7lb and may not cope with fifth-placed Shinyhappyjohn, who started favourite after finishing in front of the winner over this trip at Tipperary earlier. SUBURBAN SKY was beaten just over 2l into fourth but that was only her fifth start and with the handicapper easing her slightly she's taken to gain her first success. Little Sweetheart beat Shinyhappyjohn at Cork in May though that was on soft ground and though Ability N Delivery is on his lowest mark for four years he hasn't been running well enough to consider.

Formwatch

Ability N Delivery 8-1 (10-0) Prominent, soon 5th, gained narrow lead 2f out, pressed and joined 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, one pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (9-11) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd.

Little Sweetheart (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden to challenge and on terms 2f out, no impression final furlong and dropped to 9th 150yds out, one pace, 8th of 10, 8l behind Ucanchoose (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 in Jun.

Shinyhappyjohn 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway and 2nd 2f out, soon ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.

Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon led, pushed along 2f out, ridden to go 2 lengths clear 150 yards out, kept on, won at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf beating Tom Dooley (9-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Copper Dock (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 7l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Naas 6f hcp gf.

Suburban Sky (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 1f out and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.

Succeed And Excel 8-1 (8-7) Dwelt, 8th halfway, no impression 1f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 7l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.