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17:40 Down Royal (IRE)

O2 Office 365 Maiden Hurdle

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,900
  • 2nd: €1,600
  • 3rd: €700
  • 4th: €400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 57.40s
  • Off Time: 17:42:09
  • 17 Ran
1st
Silk -
2/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    2
    Silk - White, black panel, emerald green & black striped sleeves, emerald green cap, black stars
    • Form 319-7
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12

    tracked leaders on outer, slightly hampered and slight mistake 1st, 5th and pushed along 4 out, ridden in 3 3 out, moderate 4th next, kept on one paced to regain 3rd inside final furlong

    3
    Silk - Black, red spots, black cap, white spots
    25/1
    • Form 31/
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-12

    led early, headed 2nd, wandered around approaching 3rd and mistake, dropped to 6th and ridden 3 out, no impression

    4
    Silk - RED, black hoop, white cap, black star
    40/1
    • Form 52/
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-12

    always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor

    5
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap
    100/1
    • Form 0/0
    • Age 11
    • Weight 11-12

    tracked leaders on inner, ridden in moderate 5th 3 out, soon no impression

    6
    Silk - Red, yellow spots, red sleeves & cap
    10/1
    • Form 09703-9
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12

    mid-division, 6th on outer 4 out, soon pushed along, no impression from 3 out

    7
    Silk - GREEN, white sleeves, black & gold quartered cap
    • Form 6-0U
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    prominent early and ran around approaching 1st where mistake, soon dropped to mid-division, weakened from halfway, behind when pulled up before 3 out

    8
    Silk - YELLOW, red epaulettes, black sleeves, black cap, yellow spots
    • Form 0-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-4

    in rear and took keen hold early, ridden in moderate 12th before 3 out, no impression, never a factor

    9
    Silk - Beige, brown star & sleeves, beige cap, brown star
    11/1
    • Form 1/4505-0
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-4

    rear of mid-division early, progress into mid-division halfway, went 4th and ridden 3 out, moderate 2nd next, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in

    11
    Silk - BLACK & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, white sleeves, emerald green & white hooped cap
    • Form P7-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    mid-division on inner, mistake 1st, 8th and ridden 3 out, soon no impression

    12
    Silk - Mauve, white stars, white star on cap
    50/1
    • Form FP5FP-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    mid-division, jumped left at 1st and bad mistake 4th, soon weakened, behind from 4 out

    13
    Silk - Dark blue, light blue sleeves, pink & emerald green hooped cap

    New World

    144 BF
    2/1
    • Form 032/524-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    prominent early, led from 2nd and made rest, clear from 4th, ridden clear 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, eased inside final furlong, easily

    14
    Silk - White, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap
    100/1
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-4

    mid-division and badly hampered 1st, dropped to rear of mid-division before halfway, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

    15
    Silk - Grey, red cap, grey diamond
    66/1
    • Form 0P-U
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4

    mid-division, no impression in moderate 10th when fell 3 out

    16
    Silk - WHITE & MAROON CHECK
    • Form 98738-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 102

    tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, went 2nd and ridden next, dropped to moderate 3rd 2 out, no impression run-in

    17
    Silk - Black, black & white striped cap
    • Form 87-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    always behind, no impression from 4 out never a factor

    18
    Silk - Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap
    50/1
    • Form 0370/F0-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-4

    mid-division early and hampered 1st, soon dropped to rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor

    19
    Silk - BLACK, gold cap, black spots
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4

    tracked leaders on inner and pulled hard early, 2nd from 3rd, 2nd when slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden, dropped to moderate 7th 3 out, kept on one paced from next

    10
    NR
    • Form PP/9
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    1
    NR
    • Form 600-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    BAY OF FREEDOM, an easy winner of a Galway bumper in October, has run in the championship events at Cheltenham and Punchestown this year and hasn't been disgraced in either. He's taken to defy a penalty and make a successful start over hurdles. Winning point-to-pointer Cecil Corbett has shown a bit of potential over timber though may need a longer trip. New World's close second in a big field at Cork in December would be good enough but he disappointed at Thurles a month later and the ground may be too fast for him. Scorpion Star found 2m6f much too far last time and is better judged on a much better effort over this trip at Fairyhouse.

    Formwatch

    Bay Of Freedom (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 3f out, no extra entering straight, 7th of 13, 22l behind Bellshill (12-0) at Punchestown 2m G1 NH flat (1) in Apr.

    Caesar's Song (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, progress to track leader over 3f out, led before straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, all out, won at Limerick 2m NH flat gd in May '10 beating Rugby Dunne De Biz (11-7) by hd, 15 ran.

    Liberty Love (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway in 6th after 3 out, led before 2 out, soon challenged, headed 2 out, ridden and no extra before last, kept on same pace, swished tail, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Hampstead Heath (10-12) at Tramore 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Aug '08.

    Lios Tulcha (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) In rear, soon detached, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Space Ship (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.

    Our Sox (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th and no impression 5 out, jumped left next, ridden and no extra, 9th of 13, well behind Bishopslough (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft.

    Aughavilly Sam (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, mistake and unseated 1st, in a race won by Aunt Alice (10-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl, 14 ran.

    Bach On Track (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no extra after 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 13, well behind Windsor Park (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

    Cecil Corbett 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, one pace from 2 out, 10th of 20, 22l behind Space Ship (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.

    Josh's Chance (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 21l behind Fearachain (11-7) at Listowel 2m NH flat gd in Sep.

    Mr Bien (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Cl up on inner, rcd 3rd, lost pl aftr 2out, wknd to poor 7th & pu last, in a race won by Alkaa Lion (12-2) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar, 12 ran.

    New World 5-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 18l behind I'm All You Need (10-9) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.

    Nidge (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, held up, slightly slow 2nd, 14th halfway, soon dropped behind, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Killer Miller (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl.

    Saint Elm (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Held up behind, no impression when mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Shear Rock (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.

    Scorpion Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 14, well behind Better Back Bob (10-13) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Oct.

    Seb's Choice (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 5f out, ridden in 8th over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 13l behind Fill Your Hands (12-0) at Roscommon 2m NH flat gd in Sep.

    Thornfield (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 4 out, 12th of 18, well behind Golantilla (11-12) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.

    Yaha Fizz (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Ross Dana.

    Craiganboy (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 38l behind Wind Of Hope (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.

    Arbitrageur (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Mid-division and slight mistake 1st, soon chased leaders, lost place before halfway, soon towards rear, weakened 4 out and tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Voices Of Spring (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.