Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 13:20 Tayto Group Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 13:24:55
13:20 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gilt Shadow (IRE) 11/4
2nd Rock The World (IRE) 5/2
3rd Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 142- Orange, royal blue star, yellow & royal blue check sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap Gilt Shadow (IRE) 192
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 11/43.75
2 0 Royal blue, yellow seams, white cap Truly Genius (IRE) 8
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5 11-12 C P Donoghue S G McDermott 50/151.00
3 22- RED, royal blue sleeves & cap Double Irish (IRE) 215
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5 11-4 G Elliott K M Donoghue 9/110.00
4 722642 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap Enchanted Forest (IRE) 25
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5 11-4 M Hourigan R Walsh 122 4/15.00
5 0-80 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Happy Maverick (IRE) 24
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5 11-4 D Kinsella N P Madden 50/151.00
6 2-33 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap My Aya (IRE) 15
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6 11-4 N Meade P Townend 20/121.00
7 6F1- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star No More Heroes (IRE) 196
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4 11-4 G Elliott D N Russell 9/110.00
8 0U- YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Oscar Buzz (IRE) 237
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6 11-4 E Cawley P T Enright 33/134.00
9 2-52 White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Rock The World (IRE) 29
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5 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 5/23.50
10 034- EMERALD GREEN & PURPLE DIAMONDS, emerald green cap Rudolf (IRE) 237
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5 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 14/115.00
11 12 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 6/17.00
12 0 YELLOW, emerald green seams, green cap Shilgrove Boy (IRE) 6
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5 11-4 M Hourigan A P Heskin 66/167.00
13 0- Black, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamond on cap Colla Pier (IRE) 219
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4 10-11 P Mooney M F Mooney 66/167.00
14 P1-0 emerald green, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, white spots Leahs Melody (IRE) 7
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5 10-11 A J Martin J Brennan (7) 50/151.00
15 0 Emerald green, red sash & sleeves, red star on cap Run Sally Run (IRE) 108
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5 10-11 Matthew J Smith K M Smith (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

Enchanted Forest has some strong form but he's now had 35 career starts, including 20 over hurdles, without winning. Double Irish, runner-up in a point-to-point in February, came up against a decent winner in Moonlight Boy in a Cork bumper in April and has the scope to go on to better things. ROCK THE WORLD showed potential in bumpers but should really come into his own over hurdles judged on his excellent debut behind Bishop's Road at Gowran where a last flight error may have cost him the race. He can go one better though Gilt Shadow could prove the fly in the ointment. A winner of the bumper on this card a year ago, he finished a superb runner-up to The Liquidator in the Champion Bumper at Punchestown and is expected to become a very useful hurdler. Winning point-to-pointer No More Heroes can do best of the remainder.