Down Royal

  • 16:15 Archie Watson Memorial Flat Race2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:40
16:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ebazziyr (IRE) 7/1
2nd Carnduff (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1-56 Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves & cap Ebazziyr (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 12-0 t J Leavy R P McNamara 7/18.00
2 00931 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap, yellow star Gocheck (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 12-0 T Hogan Mr J J Burke (7) 15/28.50
3 3/24- White, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds Isle View (IRE) 321
Nag me
5 11-7 Jason Cairns Mr J E Flynn (7) 14/115.00
4 7- White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Quickasyoucan (IRE) 192
Nag me
5 11-7 C A McBratney Mr N McParlan (7) 10/111.00
5 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Carnduff (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-4 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 4/15.00
6 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap Drumhart (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-4 N McKnight Mr S Clements (5) 25/126.00
7 1- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Speed Demon (IRE) 264
Nag me
4 11-4 G Elliott Miss J M Mangan (5) 4/51.80

Verdict

SPEED DEMON won a point-to-point at Askeaton in February and Gordon Elliott's charge may well be good enough to land this. He has recent bumper winner Gocheck to beat though the latter is penalised for his win at Thurles. Ebazziyr also carries a penalty having scored at Gowran on his debut but has failed to show any improvement in a couple of subsequent starts, while Isle View finished third here on his racecourse bow but is having his first outing of the year.