Downpatrick

  • 17:20 Downe Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 42.00s
  • Off time: 17:22:34
17:20 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ibsen (IRE) 11/8
2nd Unic De Bersy (FR) 11/4
3rd Young Dillon (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 93600/7- Red, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Ibsen (IRE) 341
6 11-12 G Elliott K C Sexton (3) 109 11/82.38
2 3112/F4- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Unic De Bersy (FR) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 W P Mullins B J Cooper 11/43.75
3 314- MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap Young Dillon (IRE) 187
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 9/25.50
4 4P95- Purple, Yellow spots Achill Road Boy (IRE) 23
6 11-4 L Young S A Shortall (5) 25/126.00
5 5U2667- ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, black stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Admiral Brian (IRE) 21
6 11-4 h E O'Connell Mr E O'Connell (7) 99 13/27.50
6 53B/6PF- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap All Day Long (IRE) 78
7 11-4 pt E J O'Grady M P Walsh 103 14/115.00
7 0PUFP- Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Key (IRE) 26
7 11-4 C A McBratney N P Madden 66/167.00
8 P/0- Emerald green & white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlet, orange cap, white star Joeythebird (IRE) 370
6 11-4 W Newman D J Casey 66/167.00

Verdict

UNIC DE BERSY will be a short price here and though he was beaten when odds-on at Tipperary he probably found the ground too quick and didn't jump well. His earlier form entitles him to the vote though Young Dillon, a very easy bumper winner here in August, can do better than he showed on his hurdling debut at Cork. Ibsen has been very disappointing and All Day Long has been running poorly over hurdles and fences. Admiral Brian has been inconsistent but would have a chance on his close second to Black Ice at Limerick in December.