Downpatrick

  • 17:30 Its Summer Time Handicap Chase 2m 7f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Good (Watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 57.60s
  • Off time: 17:30:34
17:30 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Abarta (IRE) 11/1
2nd Royal Chief (IRE) 10/3
3rd St Maxime (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 012P0-R WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 45
12 11-12 v N F Glynn A E Lynch 109 16/117.00
2 P9/7P50- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bottle Rattler (IRE) 331
Course Winner
7 11-5 p P J Rothwell M P Walsh 102 20/121.00
3 1/21 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap El Grande (IRE) 9
Course Winner
8 11-5 p1 J T R Dreaper K C Sexton 102 11/26.50
4 3330-82 Royal blue & yellow chevrons, yellow & black hooped sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Royal Chief (IRE) 16
Course Winner
6 10-12 p E Doyle A F O'Neill (7) 95 10/34.33
5 P5P4-U4 Orange, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap Bouggietopieces 32
5 10-10 t1 G Elliott M P Fogarty 93 12/113.00
6 P614-8P Royal blue, orange panel & sleeves, royal blue cap Magical Mother (IRE) 16
Course Winner
10 10-10 h J Beamish Andrew Ring (5) 93 20/121.00
7 P5P1-70 Yellow, red cross sashes, red armlet, quartered cap Deputy Consort (USA) 9
Course Winner
12 10-9 pt R K Watson Ms K Ferris (7) 92 50/151.00
8 6438-17 PURPLE & WHITE QUARTERED, purple sleeves, white cap Le Grand Chene (FR) 29
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-9 bt G Elliott Ms N Carberry 92 6/17.00
9 2U6-63 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Tiger Sam (IRE) 9
5 10-7 N Meade N P Madden 90 16/117.00
10 0037-54 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Down Time (USA) 14
5 10-6 bt J J Hanlon D E Mullins 89 6/17.00
11 U540-44 DARK BLUE, white sash, red cap, dark blue stars Banana Flambe (IRE) 16
7 10-4 E J O'Grady S J Gray (3) 87 10/111.00
12 9/704-84 White, orange cross of lorraine, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, white star St Maxime (IRE) 9
7 10-4 p G P Cromwell J B Kane (7) 87 14/115.00
14 1543-84 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Abarta (IRE) 11
9 10-2 V T O'Brien L P Dempsey (3) 85 11/112.00
15 05913-7 Black, white seams, white sleeves, red cap High Talk (IRE) 37
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-0 bt M M McNiff D R Fox (3) 83 16/117.00
Non runners
1365F6/P-PCaptain Luke (IRE)1110-3J P BroderickP F Mangan86
1663P59-1Bills Official (IRE)99-12Martin HassettReserve 181

Verdict

Le Grande Chene won here on his second start for Gordon Elliott, when Banana Flambe was fourth, before finding the company too hot at Punchestown - the UK import has every chance in this. El Grande attempts to step up from hunter chases to make his mark in handicaps. Jim Dreaper's charge still has plenty of scope and should again beat Tiger Sam. Down Time has won over hurdles but has yet to show much aptitude for jumping fences, though is only a five-year-old. ROYAL CHIEF looks the type to better over fences second time around after a good run over hurdles at Tramore last month off a 5lb higher mark - Adam O'Neill's claim is a definite plus. Finea's run in the previous race should be a pointer to the chances of recent course and distance winner Bills Official.