Downpatrick

  • 16:00 Down Time Festival Rated Novice Hurdle2m 1f 65y

  • Winner €7,391 2nd €2,292 3rd €1,092 4th €492
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.60s
  • Off time: 16:00:38
16:00 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Song Of Namibia (IRE) 6/5
2nd So Enjoy (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 462F-F2 BEIGE, brown seams, brown sleeves, beige seams, brown cap Deburrafield (IRE) 20
6 11-9 G P Cromwell J M Moore 109 7/24.50
2 9636-4 Red, purple hoop, red sleeves, purple cap City Limits 30
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 t J Nash D E Mullins 105 8/19.00
3 764- Pink, dark blue hoop, pink sleeves, dark blue diamond on cap Song Of Namibia (IRE) 138
8 11-2 G Elliott D F O'Regan 102 6/52.20
4 5078-93 Black, light green seams, light green cap, black star Ayr Of Elegance 9
7 11-0 H De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 99 10/34.33
5 073 Royal blue, yellow chevron, striped cap Brokopondo (IRE) 21
7 11-0 Miss C Cannon A W Short (5) 90 28/129.00
6 0000- Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Willwams (IRE) 119
5 11-0 p R K Watson A Ring 66/167.00
7 4433-28 Pink, white seams, pink sleeves, white cap So Enjoy (IRE) 9
4 10-7 b J Nash D J O'Keeffe (7) 100 6/17.00

Verdict

Song Of Namibia represents last year’s winning yard but has a lot of improving to do on his form in maiden hurdles. Ayr Of Elegance is preferred on a recent third at Clonmel while City Limits could also figure with a repeat of his earlier placed effort at Punchestown. But DEBURRAFIELD put a couple of poor efforts behind him when second to Brogine in a handicap at Ballinrobe and finished well clear of the rest of the field. The winner has since gone in again and Gavin Cromwell’s charge gets the vote on that form. So Enjoy finished runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Clonmel in between moderate efforts in handicaps and may prove best of the rest.