Racecards

12:05 Downpatrick (IRE)

I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 50y
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,501 added
  • Winner: €7,245
  • 2nd: €1,680
  • 3rd: €736
  • 4th: €419
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 54.60s
  • Off Time: 12:06:11
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

led and disputed clear of field, reduced advantage 4 out, headed before 3 out, soon ridden and no extra

2
Silk - Red & black diamonds, white sleeves, black armlet, white cap, black diamonds
25/1
  • Form F-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

led and disputed clear of field, 2nd halfway, reduced advantage before 4 out, dropped to rear after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

3
Silk - Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 87
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

held up in rear, headway into 4th after 4 out, mistake 3 out and ridden, no impression in poor 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap
9/4
  • Form 493
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

held up, moderate 4th halfway, closer in 3rd 4 out, challenged 3 out, soon disputed, led before 2 out, ridden last, kept on under pressure run-in, all out close home

5
Silk - Dark blue, light blue hoop, check sleeves & cap
  • Form F-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders in moderate 3rd, closed into 2nd 4 out, led before 3 out, disputed after 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, mistake last, kept on under pressure run-in, held close home

6
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
12/1
  • Form 865949
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

held up, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and tailed off

In depth

Verdict

RASCO has done well over hurdles and though no match for Briar Hill at Wexford he won't be coming up against one of that quality here and should be good enough. Royal Captain fell on his only start between the flags but showed up well for a long way on his hurdling debut at Punchestown and looks the main threat. The remainder have shown very little with Regula possibly the best of them.

Formwatch

Beau Ballistic (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and headway to lead 3rd, headed 2 out where mistake, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind Doesheeverstop (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.

Cloch Fada 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, well behind Moonshine Lad (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Nov.

Mighty Leader (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 33l behind Time For A Pint (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Aug.

Rasco (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, 3rd before next, kept on one paced, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Briar Hill (11-12) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Royal Captain (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression, 6th of 13, 13l behind Oscar's Passion (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.

Regula (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 9th of 16, 25l behind Lucky Bridle (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Nov.