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16:35 Down Royal (IRE)

Allied Bakeries 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,001 added
  • Winner: €6,775
  • 2nd: €2,101
  • 3rd: €1,001
  • 4th: €451
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 47.20s
  • Off Time: 16:36:16
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, red cross sashes, hooped sleeves & cap
33/1
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear and slight mistake 1st, behind from 3rd, closer 4 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out

2
Silk - DARK BLUE, emerald green star, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green star on cap
11/2
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, ran around approaching 1st where hampered and fell

3
Silk - Light blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, hooped cap
33/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, progress and hampered after 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, stayed on into 2nd and slight mistake last, no chance with winner, kept on same pace

4
Silk - Maroon, white stars, striped sleeves, maroon cap
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, soon ridden in 4th, no extra before 2 out

5
Silk - White, dark green chevron, dark green chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 74
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up, swift progress into 6th at 5th, ridden after 3 out, no extra before 2 out

6
Silk - Light blue, yellow disc & sleeves, yellow cap, light blue star
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders and ran freely early, soon settled mid-division, progress after 3 out, improved into 3rd before 2 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, no extra in 3rd and slight mistake last, kept on one pace

7
Silk - Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white stars on cap
16/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

prominent, led and disputed after 1st, ran around 2nd, soon clear, 5-length advantage halfway, reduced advantage 4 out, joined before 3 out, headed 3 out, soon under pressure and hampered, weakened

8
Silk - Yellow, yellow cap, black star
25/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, mistake 4th, ridden and no impression after 3 out

9
Silk - Black, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap, black diamond
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, jumped slightly left 1st, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, under pressure in 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, kept on one pace

10
Silk - Black, white seams, white sleeves, white cap, black star
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

led and ran around 1st, soon joined and disputed, ran around and headed 2nd, 3rd and slight mistake at 5th, ridden in 4th before 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace

11
Silk - White, black panel & sleeves, red cap
  • Form -
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

held up towards rear, behind from 3rd, closer and slight mistake 4 out, ridden in 8th before 2 out, no impression in moderate 6th last, kept on one pace

12
Silk - Emerald green, white star, black sleeves, white armlet, black cap, white stars
  • Form 22
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

bumped and went slightly left 1st, soon tracked leaders, 4th halfway, improved to dispute before 3 out, led 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, pushed out to assert before last, kept on strongly run-in, easily

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

SMILING ELIZA has done nothing wrong in her two starts over timber and that experience plus her allowance can enable her to see off stable companion Viscount Wilson, who was behind her on the Flat at Navan in June. Lever Du Soleil scored over 1m6f at Redcar in May when trained by Tim Easterby and he looks a staying hurdler for the future as does Far Reach while the latter's former stable companion Irish Minister is another to keep an eye on.

Formwatch

Amadeus (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, close up 7f out, reminder over 5f out, ridden 3f out, lost place when hampered inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 9 3/4l behind Low Profile (9-5) at Wetherby 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Jun.

Far Reach (FR) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inner, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 10th of 19, dist behind Great Trango (9-9) at Galway 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Aug.

Hannon (IRE) Canford Cliffs gelding out of Lady Rua Dargent.

Irish Minister (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, 13th of 17, 8 1/4l behind Share The Honour (9-9) at Galway 1m 4f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.

It's Paddys Day (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Towards rear and 6th from halfway, no impression in 5th from 3 out, went moderate 4th and kept on same pace from next, 4th of 8, 25 1/2l behind Elysian Plains (10-8) at Killarney 2m 1f Good - Yielding in Aug.

Lever Du Soleil (FR) 7-4fav (8-10) In touch and keen, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Claramara (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.

Mom Said (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Chased leaders and 4th from halfway, ridden before 3 out, no impression when bad mistake 2 out and soon dropped to 5th, 5th of 8, 34l behind Elysian Plains (10-8) at Killarney 2m 1f Good - Yielding in Aug.

Union Gap (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division on outer, in rear halfway and pushed along 4f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, no extra, 6th of 7, 12 3/4l behind Manzil (9-5) at Down Royal 1m 2f mdn gf in Jun.

Viscount Wilson 33-1 (8-4) Held up, pushed along towards outer 4f out, no extra from before straight, 13th of 15, 31 1/4l behind Baba Boom (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f hcp Yielding in Jul.

William of Wykeham (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slightly slow away and settled towards rear, 10th from halfway, ridden and no impression from over 3f out, 10th of 12, dist behind Mutaabeq (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 2f mdn Yielding in Jul.

Santa Anna (IRE) 200-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, swift progress into 2nd after 2f, ridden halfway, no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 8, 18 1/2l behind Excelling Spirit (9-0) at Cork 6f mdn fll gf in Jun.

Smiling Eliza (IRE) 15-8 (10-1) Chased leaders and 2nd from halfway, ridden from 3 out and no impression from next, kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Elysian Plains (10-8) at Killarney 2m 1f Good - Yielding in Aug.