13:05 Down Royal (IRE)

Eventsec Maiden Hurdle

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €14,000 added
  • Winner: €9,660
  • 2nd: €2,240
  • 3rd: €980
  • 4th: €560
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 35.30s
  • Off Time: 13:05:14
  • 14 Ran
  • Form: 154-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: B J Cooper

rear of mid-division early, progress 4 out, ridden in 6th before 3 out, 5th 2 out, soon no impression

  • Form: 1534/5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

tracked leaders on outer, slight mistake 5th, mistake 8th, no impression from 4 out, eased from next

  • Form: 1-82
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Jockey: Paul Carberry

disputed lead, led before 4 out, ridden and briefly joined 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in

  • Form: P97-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: P A Fahy
  • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

slowly away and pushed along early, always towards rear, jumped right and mistakes 2nd and 3rd, some modest progress into moderate 8th 2 out, no impression

  • Form: 292222
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: N McKnight
  • Jockey: G B Watters

tracked leaders, ridden in 4th before 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, improved to lead approaching last when rider lost whip, stayed on well run-in

  • Form: 234P-19
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Lady J Gillespie
  • Jockey: M W Bowes

mid-division, bad mistake 1st, ridden in moderate 8th before 3 out, no impression

  • Form: 096
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: J H Black
  • Jockey: S A Shortall

prominent early, dropped to mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out

  • Form: P/U211-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: R Tyner
  • Jockey: D J Casey

towards rear, some progress 4 out, pushed along in moderate 7th before next, kept on without threatening from 2 out

  • Form: 9-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: N Meade
  • Jockey: G N Fox

disputed lead, headed before 4 out, ridden in close 2nd on inner 3 out, improved to dispute lead when bad mistake 2 out and headed, dropped to 3rd before last, bad mistake again at last, kept on run-in

  • Form: 5-54224
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: M Hourigan
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty

tracked leaders, closer 3rd 5 out, ridden in 3rd when slight mistake 3 out, dropped to 4th next, no impression

  • Form: 9873
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: A Lynch
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

soon mid-division, closer in 5th after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression


So Rustic

891 p
  • Form: 000047/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: J G Cosgrave
  • Jockey: M J Bolger

tracked leaders on outer early, slight mistake 1st, mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened from 4 out

  • Form: F/10-774
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: C A McBratney
  • Jockey: B R Dalton

always towards rear, mistake 8th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor

  • Form: P/P-76
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: H Smyth
  • Jockey: Mr R Guiney

soon towards rear on outer, ridden 5 out, no impression, never a factor

  • Form: P1-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: E Griffin
  • Jockey: M P Fogarty

Previous results

In depth


Mystical Dreamer is penalised for his bumper victory at Sedgefield and was beaten a long way on his hurdling debut though this is more likely to be his trip. The four-year-old CHAMPOLEON also carries extra for his Naas bumper victory but he made a very encouraging start over hurdles behind Mill Forge on the same track. He would have won but for some novice mistakes and Noel Meade will have given him plenty of schooling so he can go one better. Better Back Bob has become very frustrating and was well beaten behind Somethingprecious at Downpatrick though he had the disappointing favourite Moores Road behind and should confirm the form. Robert Tyner does well with his point-to-pointers and Fiddlers Way did well between the flags after a shaky start.


Mystical Dreamer (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 4th, mistake 5 out, ridden in moderate 7th and no impression 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 45l behind Le Vent D'Antan (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.

Young Palm (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Held up in 5th, not always fluent, still looked to be going well before 2 out, no impression before last, 5th of 6, 10l behind Vengeur De Guye (10-7) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Aug.

Champoleon (FR) 9-2 (11-8) Ran 5th, 4th halfway, improved to 3rd 4 out, progress to lead before 2 out, headed 2 out, mistake last, kept on well without matching winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Mill Forge (11-5) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl gd.

Ancient Highway 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, mistake 4th, jumped right from 6th, moderate 8th approaching 4 out, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Globalized (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl gf in Apr.

Better Back Bob (IRE) 7-4 (11-4) Keen early, tracked clear leader, took closer order 4th, ridden to challenge before 2 out, weakened flat, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Somethingprecious (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl.

Coney Choice (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Mid-division, moderate 10th 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 35l behind King Leon (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May.

Enemy Engagement (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) In touch in rear, closer in 5th 4 out, soon ridden, dropped to moderate 6th 2 out, no impression, 6th of 7, 17l behind Clondaw Farmer (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Aug.

Fiddlers Way (IRE) 4-5 (12-2) Ld, hdd 2out, dropped to 3r and no last, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Gentle Cloud (12-2) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp gs in May.

Flinders River (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 17, 24l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Moores Road (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened next, 4th of 7, 31l behind Somethingprecious (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl.

Scorpion Star (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 7th approaching halfway, 5th approaching straight, no impression and one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 16, 8l behind The Herds Garden (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gd.

So Rustic 9-2 (11-0) Towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 12, well behind Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May '12.

California Desert (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, slow 3rd, ridden 6th, soon beaten, moderate 4th, 4th of 6, 39l behind Handmaid (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.

Means Well (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Led, headed 2nd, raced in 2nd, not fluent 5th, pushed along approaching straight, lost place 3 out, soon no extra, last of 6, 28l behind Icy Reply (10-11) at Navan 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.

Our Benny (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Pr, jnd ldr 6out, 1l adv 5out, b mstk 4out & jnd, slt adv appr 2out, rallied best usp to line, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 9 ran.