14:20 Downpatrick (IRE)

Celebrating Father's Day Maiden Hurdle

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,000 added
  • Winner: €5,520
  • 2nd: €1,280
  • 3rd: €560
  • 4th: €320
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 29.40s
  • Off Time: 14:20:45
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap

Smiler (IRE)

240 ht CD
  • Form 300/381-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

made all, clear early, not fluent 2nd, reduced lead after 4th, pressed run-in, stayed on well closing stages to hold on at the finish

Silk - RED, emerald green star, royal blue sleeves, emerald green & yellow striped cap
  • Form 050/0U-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 85

soon raced in 5th, not fluent 3rd, closed up after 3 out, no impression when impeded after 2 out, 4th at last, kept on one pace run-in

Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green star and chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 6p4511
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-5

soon raced in 2nd, dropped to 3rd after 3 out and pushed along, no impression when not fluent last, kept on one pace run-in, eased near finish

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red sash, white cap, orange spots
  • Form 7-B5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

soon raced in 3rd, under pressure approaching 2 out, no impression when edged left after 2 out, 5th at last, no extra

Silk - Yellow & black hoops, emerald green sleeves & cap
  • Form P3P/6-F7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4

towards rear when badly hampered 1st, bumped 2nd, no impression from before 3 out, soon no extra, completely tailed off

Silk - WHITE, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, white stars, white cap, emerald green stars
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, soon in rear, behind from before 5th, pulled up before 3 out

Silk - Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap
  • Form 82344-6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 98

soon raced in 4th, closed up after 3 out, chased winner in 2nd from before last, challenged run-in, stayed on well closing stages, not quite get there

Silk - RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form 4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

5th when fell 1st

Silk - Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars
  • Form 054000-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11

in rear, jumped left and bumped rival 2nd, pushed along from 4 out, no impression from before 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off

  • Form 000
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

  • Form U/P3-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

In depth


SEISMIC has won twice over staying trips on the Flat recently and has the potential to be better than these. He can make a winning debut over timber, though Gordon Elliott also runs Kings Fiddle with the mare eased in grade under Paul Carberry. Smiler won a bumper here in October and has already been placed over hurdles while Oscar Vespasian has hinted at ability, though was tailed off over track and trip on his reappearance.


Smiler (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Soon clear leader, made all, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft in Oct beating Swantykay (11-5) by 16l, 8 ran.

Annakrista (GER) 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden along from 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 19l behind Lost Book (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.

Seismic (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 2nd 4f out and led under 2f out, ridden to assert early final furlong, under pressure and held on close home, won at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd in May beating Everything Zain (9-5) by nk, 13 ran (flat).

Brian's Express (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd from 3 out, no impression from before straight, not fluent 2 out and soon got a slight bump, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 11l behind Here For The Craic (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.

Decent Billy (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in 6th after 4 out, no impression next, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 13, well behind Rohan's Pride (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gd.

Lacken Hill (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Breda Beauty.

Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Prominent, pushed along before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened before 2 out, eased before last, 6th of 11, well behind Draycott Place (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in May.

Leapsandbounds (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Tr ldrs, mstk & lost pl 1/2 way, rdn to ok 3rd aftr 2out, nev nrr, ko onepce, 4th of 10, 16l behind Atlantic Gold (11-9) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.

Kings Fiddle (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.

Abrahams Blessing (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Unseated rider behind stalls, always behind, 13th of 14, 33l behind Maggie Neary (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov '11 (flat).

Captain Carleton (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Ld & disp, not qckn 2out with ldrs but ko onepce, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Long House Hall (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.