Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 15:15 N.I. Hotel Federation Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.20s
  • Off time: 15:16:17
15:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dundrum (IRE) 8/1
2nd Hughies Grey (IRE) 13/2
3rd Posh Bird (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-32588 Dark blue & pink stripes, pink sleeves, dark blue cap Amber Bob (IRE) 17
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6 11-12 T M Walsh R M Power 50/151.00
2 F-00909 White, maroon sash & sleeves, maroon star on cap Bobs Way (IRE) 73
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6 11-12 D Broad B Browne (7) 50/151.00
3 7140-10 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, emerald green stars Cayo Levantado 35
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9 11-12 t1 G Elliott P Carberry 87 8/19.00
4 2/80-F46 ROYAL BLUE, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Dundrum (IRE) 24
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7 11-12 t Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 8/19.00
5 11/ DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond El Fontan (FR) 822
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6 11-12 D T Hughes P W Flood 7/18.00
6 0P0P/P-P WHITE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS Flaming James (IRE) 152
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11 11-12 pt Patrick Downey Mr J P McKeown (3) 50/151.00
7 12-9267 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gates Of Rome (IRE) 24
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7 11-12 C A Murphy D N Russell 131 11/43.75
8 P0-547F Red, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, red seams, red & yellow striped cap Hughies Grey (IRE) 8
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7 11-12 M Torrens M Darcy 116 13/27.50
9 1/0F87F- BEIGE, brown chevron & cap Kyle's Turn (IRE) 301
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9 11-12 Mrs John B Ross E Mullins 16/117.00
10 1/431B-3 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 265
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8 11-12 S McConville E J O'connell (5) 16/117.00
11 5U4722 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHECK, emerald green sleeves, check cap Long Strand (IRE) 36
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7 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 108 7/18.00
12 012068 Light green & purple chevrons, purple cap Michelle's Express (IRE) 20
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7 11-12 A J Martin D J Condon 20/121.00
13 10170-4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Moville (IRE) 20
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6 11-12 M Brassil M P Walsh 7/18.00
14 F3P-U08 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Qoubilai (FR) 34
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7 11-12 A L T Moore B M Cash 33/134.00
15 34-8 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Silver Reef (IRE) 30
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7 11-12 A J Martin Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
16 62112/4 PURPLE & YELLOW QUARTERED, purple sleeves, yellow armlet, quartered cap Space Academy (IRE) 17
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9 11-12 W F Codd R Loughran 12/113.00
17 485-444 WHITE, pink hoop, pink armlet, dark green cap Posh Bird (IRE) 19
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8 11-7 I R Ferguson A E Lynch 20/121.00
18 008 YELLOW, emerald green cross of lorraine, yellow & white quartered cap Dont Tell De Purty 17
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5 11-2 A A Howard N J O'Shea (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
194-167Spice Hill (IRE)511-2A L T MooreReserve 1
20900-708Noble Way (IRE)711-7Ms O'connellReserve 2
211-67594Souvenir Royal (FR)811-12S K RyderReserve 3

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer Cayo Levantado should be more at home over fences than hurdles, though he did manage a victory over the smaller obstacles at Navan in November. El Fontan, a winner on the Flat in France, was odds-on for both starts over timber in 2008 and duly obliged though he hasn't been seen since a poor run in the November Handicap that year. Hughies Grey has been making too many mistakes but Leggy Lad showed plenty of ability last season and could go well if fit enough after a break. Moville was returning from a long absence and making his chasing debut behind Just Friends at Thurles and is one to keep an eye on, while Long Strand has more experience than most and has performed with credit in a couple of handicaps recently. GATES OF ROME was a big disappointment when fancied at Leopardstown last time and potential punters will need to forgive that run but his second to subsequent dual Grade 1 winner Realt Dubh at Punchestown in November is the stand-out form here.