19:25 Down Royal (IRE)

Now Is A Good Time Handicap

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,500 added
  • Winner: €5,866
  • 2nd: €1,360
  • 3rd: €595
  • 4th: €340
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 26.59s
  • Off Time: 19:29:04
  • 12 Ran
Silk -
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Silk - White, maroon chevrons, maroon sleeves, white armlet, white cap
  • Form 236710
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out and 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

Silk - White, purple sash, red cap

Norville (IRE)

26 b CD
  • Form 805310
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

Silk - RED, black stars, red sleeves, black cap
  • Form 0-05165
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 68

chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace

Silk - Orange, white braces, halved sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 076055
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 64

towards rear, 10th halfway, ridden 2f out and 7th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

Silk - Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars on cap

Fix It (IRE)

13 b D
  • Form 304431
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead over 2f out, asserted inside final furlong, held on close home

Silk - YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 47276
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression under 2f out

Silk - WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap
  • Form 124023
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 60

mid-division, ran freely, 8th halfway, ridden over 2f out and no impression in 9th 1f out

Silk - Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond

Local Flier

23 p D
  • Form 031214
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

Silk - BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star
  • Form 0600-00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 47

dwelt and held up in rear, 10th 2f out, switched left and pushed along in 8th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 3rd close home

Silk - Royal blue & white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue diamond
  • Form 50047
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 47

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, eased final furlong

Silk - PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, black cap
  • Form 0-6032
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 54

tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 2f out and switched left 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, just failed

Silk - Red, purple stars, purple sleeves, purple cap, red star
  • Form 900859
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 47

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra, weakened

  • Form 0-4336
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

Previous results

In depth


Norville beat two rivals over the course and distance but couldn't handle the step-up in class at the Curragh later. Three Bells is 9lb higher than his latest success but Fix It is in good heart and though both victories to date have been at Dundalk he's been running well enough on Turf to consider. Boughtforasong has only won once in 27 starts but is rarely beaten far and isn't on a bad mark though the vote goes to LOCAL FLIER. Tom McCourt's filly has been in excellent form and acts on any ground. She attempted to make all at Fairyhouse but lost her action and stumbled slightly though she wasn't beaten far behind Muscle Beach who has won subsequently. The lightly-raced Right First has some improvement in her and could prove best of the remainder.


Cheers Buddy (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3f out, no extra over 2f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-3) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.

Norville (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 7l behind Have A Nice Day (8-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.

Three Bells (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Prominent and disputed briefly halfway, ridden early straight and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Oor Jock (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp gf.

Jembatt (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) In rear, ridden in 10th 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 14, 6l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Naas 6f hcp gf.

Fix It (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Bumped at start and raced mainly in 2nd, improved to dispute from under 3f out, lead over 2f out and soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong to hold on, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol beating Le Cheile (9-5) by hd, 13 ran.

Bad News Bear (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led, pushed along and headed under 3f out, under pressure and no extra over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind Teoleena (9-6) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo clm gf.

Boughtforasong (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Slightly impeded at start, held up, pushed along to chase leaders 2f out, 4th over 1f out, soon no impression, not much room on rail and eased from 50yds out, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Calm Bay (9-0) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.

Local Flier 9-2 (8-2) Soon led, stumbled on grass markings where a fence had been situated approaching straight and at other times, soon pressed, almost joined from 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, dropped to 4th near line, 4th of 9, 5l behind Muscle Beach (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.

Anner Queen (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th before halfway, no extra in moderate 12th from over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 23l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp in May.

Rhians Hope (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Slight stumble early, soon tracked leaders in 6th, pushed along before halfway, 7th 1 1/2f out, chased leaders and no impression 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (9-11) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd.

Right First 11-4 (8-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Artistic Integrity (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf.

Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 8th 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 10l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Naas 6f hcp gf.

Kodiac's Back (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, still going well in 11th over 2f out, progress into 6th and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 3l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.