Downpatrick

  • 15:40 Portman Dentalcare Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f 165y

  • Winner €6,775 2nd €2,101 3rd €1,001 4th €451
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.20s
  • Off time: 15:41:46
15:40 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Muroor 8/1
2nd Just A Normal Day (IRE) 3/1
3rd Montys Angel (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 043341 MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Just A Normal Day (IRE) 34
8 11-12 b Mrs D A Love D N Russell 102 3/14.00
2 554P47 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, white cap, orange spots Fleurys Fort (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 11-11 hc L Young C J Orr (7) 101 7/18.00
3 6-0F666 Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap Ballinlina Boy 22
5 11-10 pt R K Watson A Ring 100 14/115.00
4 5P-0116 Red, black sleeves, striped cap Rain In Spain (IRE) 11
6 11-9 C O'Brien P Townend 99 5/16.00
5 294 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Fontainbleau (IRE) 14
4 11-8 b J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 102 14/115.00
6 P49D15 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Muroor 14
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-8 v T G McCourt C D Maxwell 98 8/19.00
7 005 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap Alnahar (IRE) 14
8 11-7 N McKnight Rachael Blackmore 97 20/121.00
8 8-65303 Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap Maighnealta (IRE) 6
Course Winner
9 11-2 t D McDonogh A W Short (3) 92 7/24.50
10 5/744-U2 Pink & white diamonds Montys Angel (IRE) 22
8 11-0 J C McConnell D E Browne (7) 90 12/113.00
11 B74333 White, maroon chevron, maroon chevrons on sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Rathnaleen Girl (IRE) 11
8 11-0 h P Byrne S E Lewis (7) 90 8/19.00
Non runners
93-84641Authorative (IRE)811-1Anthony McCannS O'Callaghan91

Verdict

JUST A NORMAL DAY had been running reasonably well over fences before scoring at Wexford last month. It's a long time since he ran over hurdles but was once promising and looks on a very fair mark if anywhere near his best. Rain In Spain completed a double in the summer but couldn't handle the 5lb rise at Roscommon and the assessor may have hold of her. Maighnealta hasn't won for almost two years but looked on the way back at Gowran on Saturday and wouldn't need much more to get into contention. Authorative created a 33/1 shock here a couple of weeks ago but a 7lb rise makes this more difficult.