Downpatrick

  • 16:50 Killultagh Estates Beginners Chase2m 3f 55y

  • Winner €7,392 2nd €2,292 3rd €1,092 4th €492
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.20s
  • Off time: 16:50:58
16:50 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moonball (FR) 5/2
2nd Ballybrowney Jack (FR) 3/1
3rd Ashjan 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 61-5408 Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, purple cap All Good Things (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-12 p J Nash A W Short (3) 25/126.00
2 370184 Grey & pink chevrons, pink cap, grey star Ashjan 14
Course Winner
5 11-12 p Miss E Doyle S F O'Keeffe (7) 9/110.00
3 6073P2 EMERALD GREEN, dark blue chevron & sleeves, emerald green cap Ballybrowney Jack (FR) 15
5 11-12 pt Joseph P O'Brien S A Shortall 3/14.00
4 400-1P0 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Black Label 14
7 11-12 A McGuinness K M Donoghue 25/126.00
5 240456 Orange, dark blue chevron, dark blue cap, orange star Border Control (IRE) 29
5 11-12 p Joseph P O'Brien D N Russell 7/24.50
6 7-43606 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star Punches Cross (IRE) 31
5 11-12 Joseph P O'Brien L P Dempsey 12/113.00
7 3-22199 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Touch Base (IRE) 29
Course Winner
6 11-12 G Elliott M P Walsh 6/17.00
8 8/0-06 EMERALD GREEN, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond Alice Johnston (IRE) 35
5 11-5 Padraig Roche R Loughran 33/134.00
10 601462 RED, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond Moonball (FR) 14
4 10-10 G P Cromwell P Townend 5/23.50
Non runners
9967241Famous Day (IRE)611-5O McKiernanB Browne

Betting

Forecast

Moonball (5/2), Ballybrowney Jack (3/1), Border Control (7/2), Touch Base (6/1), Famous Day (8/1), Ashjan (9/1), Punches Cross (12/1), All Good Things (25/1), Black Label (25/1), Alice Johnston (33/1)

Verdict

MOONBALL can take this as he won a Tramore handicap over hurdles in August and very nearly made a successful chasing bow here a fortnight ago, just caught in the closing stages by Ard Na Carraig. He's only four and has plenty of scope while Famous Day beat a huge field in a Navan handicap over hurdles last month and makes her debut over fences. Ashjan was also making his chasing debut when fourth in Moonball's race here and looks certain to improve but Joseph O'Brien complicates matters with three entries. Ballybrowney Jack just failed to hold off Georges Conn at Sligo and should be winning soon while Border Control should be capable of improving on a moderate debut over the bigger obstacles at Listowel. Touch Base won over hurdles here in the summer and his pedigree suggests he'll make a chaser.