15:20 Down Royal (IRE)

Silks At DownRoyal Rated Novice Hurdle

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 120y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,000 added
  • Winner: €9,856
  • 2nd: €3,056
  • 3rd: €1,455
  • 4th: €657
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 40.30s
  • Off Time: 15:20:19
  • 6 Ran
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
  • Form 20-1502
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120
  • Trainer J P O'Brien
  • Jockey J J Slevin

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, led approaching 4 out, strongly pressed when mistake and headed 2 out, no extra before last

Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 2/41443
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117
  • Trainer G Elliott
  • Jockey J W Kennedy

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway 3 out and led next, soon asserted and 5 lengths clear last, stayed on well, easily

Silk - White & black diamonds, white sleeves, black diamond on cap

Penance (IRE)

35 t D
  • Form 0-21795
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113
  • Trainer T Gibney
  • Jockey A E Lynch

led, headed approaching 4 out, pushed along and dropped towards rear 3 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out

Silk - Emerald green, white panel, hooped sleeves & cap
  • Form 11-5P48
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 108
  • Trainer K Thornton
  • Jockey D J Hand

towards rear, 5th halfway, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and no impression in 4th approaching last, kept on one pace

Silk - Mauve, yellow sash, yellow cap, mauve star
  • Form 7542-41
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 106
  • Trainer S R B Crawford
  • Jockey P E Corbett

tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd and lost place, not fluent 5th and rear halfway, pushed along and no extra after 6th, behind and pulled up before next

Silk - YELLOW, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK stars
  • Form 41
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 109
  • Trainer N Meade
  • Jockey S W Flanagan

tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, pushed along in 3rd after next, ridden and no impression on winner in 2nd approaching last where not fluent, kept on one pace

Previous results

In depth


Victoria Says was rewarded for her consistency when landing a maiden at Ayr over this trip on heavy ground. She's progressing nicely and looks on a fair mark for her handicap debut. GUIDED BY YOU showed the benefit of his debut when landing a Cork maiden on heavy going. That was over 3m but Noel Meade's charge was travelling well throughout so the drop in trip shouldn't pose a problem. West Coast Time has won a bumper and a maiden hurdle on heavy going and was unfortunate to come up against a well handicapped horse at Limerick. He looks certain to go well while Gun Digger has shown enough in three maidens to suggest he'll soon be adding to his Thurles bumper success.


West Coast Time (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Chased clear leader, dropped towards rear at 2nd, improved to 4th 4 out, no impression after 2 out, kept on run-in to 2nd final strides, not trouble easy winner, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Off You Go (10-11) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.

Gun Digger (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway 2 out and ridden early straight, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 5 1/4l behind Impact Factor (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Jan.

Penance (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Rear, 8th after 4th, detached in 7th 4 out, no impression, kept on one pace to moderate 5th, 5th of 8, dist behind Monotype (11-6) at Limerick 2m hvy in Dec.

Paper Lantern (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, bad mistake 7th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 14, dist behind Mystic Embarr (9-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hvy in Jan.

Victoria Says (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Chased leading pair, mistake 3rd, slightly hampered 4 out, 2nd approaching 3 out, challenged 2 out, led approaching last, kept on well and came clear run-in, won at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Nov beating Graystown (11-0) by 3 1/4l, 11 ran.

Guided By You (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Chased leaders, slight mistake 4 out, closed up approaching straight, soon challenged, led between last 2 and edged right, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Cork 3m mdn hvy in Jan beating Therellalwaysbeone (11-12) by 3l, 7 ran.