Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 14:05 WKD Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Good (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.20s
  • Off time: 14:05:19
14:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monksland (IRE) 4/5
2nd Joxer (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 R1113- CERISE Monksland (IRE) 233
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 N Meade P Carberry 145 4/51.80
2 221487- Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Joxer (IRE) 207
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 W Harney B J Cooper 124 25/126.00
3 54-4572 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 p P O Brady J L Cullen 130 25/126.00
4 5-P1231 Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Miley Shah (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 p J P Kenny B J Geraghty 139 15/82.88
5 P331-11 Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 135 8/19.00
6 431200- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Edeymi (IRE) 188
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 A J Martin D N Russell 135 16/117.00

Verdict

MONKSLAND makes his eagerly-awaited reappearance after his unfortunate experience when strongly fancied for the Neptune Investment Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham where he had no luck in-running before finishing third to Simonsig and Felix Yonger. He should have a big season starting here though Miley Shah has been making great strides and followed a decent effort in a Grade 2 at Tipperary by landing a Punchestown Grade 3 in the easiest fashion imaginable, making all and coming home an incredible 32l clear of the odds-on Trifolium. Shadow Eile has been in very good form all year and won her last two starts over timber before a moderate run in the Irish Cesarewitch. Edeymi couldn't cope with Grade 1 company at Punchestown in April and was behind One Cool Shabra at Gowran in December while Joxer needs to improve and might just need the run.