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18:40 Down Royal (IRE)

Data Select Race

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €7,590
  • 2nd: €1,760
  • 3rd: €770
  • 4th: €440
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.82s
  • Off Time: 18:40:20
  • 4 Ran
2(4)
Silk - PURPLE & DARK BLUE HALVED, dark blue sleeves, purple cap, white stars
4/1
  • Form 00-3466
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 93

soon niggled along in last, ridden 2f out, close 4th 1f out, stayed on into 3rd final furlong, no impression leaders

3(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap

Calm Bay (IRE)

12 bt D
9/4
  • Form 824-262
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 92

soon chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, headed final 150yards, no extra and kept on same pace

4(2)
Silk - GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star
6/1
  • Form 3262-14
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge 1f out, led final 150 yards, kept on well

5(1)
Silk - DARK BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, light green cap
5/4
  • Form 6777-81
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 95

soon led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

1(3)
NR

Arctic (IRE)

207 D
  • Form 115/058-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 109

In depth

Verdict

Arctic is a genuine Group class sprinter when there is plenty of give in the ground and if the rain arrives there could only be one winner but he's failed in the past on quick ground and might have to give best to LOOK BUSY. A multiple Group and Listed winner for Alan Berry, the mare gained her first success for Patrick Prendergast at Cork a couple of weeks ago when Partner was well beaten and, now back to form, can take this. Both of Blue Dahlia's victories have been gained on soft going and she's another who needs the heavens to open while Calm Bay, though consistent enough, rarely wins and has something to find.

Formwatch

Partner (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 7l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf.

Calm Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division on outer, ridden to challenge in 3rd 1f out, stayed on final furlong, just held, 2nd of 17, nk behind Mini Chou (7-13) at Navan 5f hcp 60-100 gf.

Blue Dahlia (IRE) 6-5fav (8-8) Tracked leaders on outer in 3rd, pushed along in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind The Reaper (8-2) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol in Apr.

Look Busy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Close up, led from under 2f out, clear and stayed on well final furlong, won at Cork 6f stks sft beating Bay Knight (10-0) by 2l, 11 ran.

Arctic (IRE) (8-11) 8th of 14, 14l behind Definightly (8-11) at Maisons-laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Nov.