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20:25 Down Royal (IRE)

Apple Orchard Handicap

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 100y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,900
  • 2nd: €1,600
  • 3rd: €700
  • 4th: €400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 15.49s
  • Off Time: 20:27:43
  • 9 Ran
1(8)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, white cap
10/1
  • Form 41
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap
6/4
  • Form 0-06331
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79

broke well, tracked leader in 2nd, led 2f out, soon ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong

3(4)
Silk - YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 50-15
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 77

towards rear, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace

4(1)
Silk - GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star
  • Form 87-0016
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 76

soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, rallied to lead 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong

5(7)
Silk - Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap
  • Form 3521-24
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 74

chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 3f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

6(6)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
12/1
  • Form 0-944
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 74

dwelt and in rear, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 6th close home

7(9)
Silk - PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 3-66130
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 74

chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

8(5)
Silk - DARK BLUE & WHITE CHECK, dark blue sleeves & cap
  • Form 80-08
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 66

towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along and no impression 2f out, no extra and eased final furlong

9(3)
Silk - Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond
  • Form 519146
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 64

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Andy Oliver complicates matters with two last-time-out winners at the head of the weights. Crown Of Aragon has joined the County Tyrone handler from the UK where he landed a Lingfield maiden for Denis Coakley. He'll be having his first start on Turf here but there's no reason why he shouldn't be suited and he has obvious claims. His stablemate Spring Focus has been making steady progress and lost his maiden tag at Leopardstown but the runner-up has been well beaten subsequently. Crafty Codger didn't stay 1m4f at Roscommon and has looked better over a mile but PRINCESS TAMAY looks well treated and is handed the vote. Tom McCourt's filly won a Listowel handicap over a mile last month and has yet to prove she stays this far though she ran quite well in a better race than this on her only start at the distance and Connor King's claim is a major plus.

Formwatch

Crown Of Aragon 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun beating Black Label (9-1) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

Spring Focus (IRE) 5-2 (8-10) Settled in 2nd, ridden to challenge from 2f out, led over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf beating Mr Snagsby (8-4) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

Bribe The Bouncer (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Raced towards rear, took closer order on inner from 3f out, ridden and improved into 3rd from 2f out, no impression from 1f out and eased close home, 5th of 7, 13l behind Hellenistic (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft.

Windward Passage (IRE) 15-2 (9-12) Led and disputed, dropped to 2nd and ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Hellenistic (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft.

Crafty Codger (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, moderate 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 8l behind Panama Hat (10-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.

Just As Well (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden approaching straight and no impression in 4th over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 13l behind Kabjoy (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.

Relentless Pursuit (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Soon led, under pressure and headed 2f out, soon weakened and no extra, 10th of 14, 10l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.

Barmy Brussels (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Soon chased leaders, 7th before straight, soon pushed along, moderate 8th 1f out, one pace, 8th of 15, 7l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf in Jun.

Princess Tamay (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Led early, tracked leaders, 7th and pushed along 3f out, closed into 3rd 1f out, no impression when switched right inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Moonmeister (8-10) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd.