Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 13:55 Billecart-Salmon Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.40s
  • Off time: 13:55:38
13:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Time To Work (IRE) 14/1
2nd Foildubh (IRE) 7/1
3rd Thomas Edison (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/52F-63 LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots False Economy (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 M Hourigan R Walsh 137 8/19.00
2 2158-64 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 J P Ryan B J Cooper 137 7/18.00
3 1-14516 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Fiery Oscar (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 p R Sweeney A E Lynch 135 7/18.00
4 P720B-0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Thomas Edison (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t A J Martin M P Walsh 132 4/15.00
5 FP404-P Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 T O'Brien P Townend 126 16/117.00
6 31015U DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Time To Work (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-11 b G Elliott D E Mullins 125 14/115.00
7 F122-73 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Maxim Gorky (IRE) 6
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 h N Meade D N Russell 124 5/23.50
8 5415-38 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap One Fine Day (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-10 pt Mrs J Harrington R M Power 127 8/19.00
9 40/90-20 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-6 A Oliver K C Sexton (7) 120 7/18.00

Verdict

FOILDUBH is much better known as a chaser and landed a Grade 2 in April but he's a decent enough hurdler on his day and can race from a 13lb lower mark so this should prove within his capabilities. Fiery Oscar is a big threat as it was over fences when he was beaten at Clonmel last time following a victory in a very tough handicap over hurdles at Listowel where he had Maxim Gorky behind. Gordon Elliott's Time To Work and the four-year-old One Fine Day are others to consider though False Economy looked on the way back to form at Tipperary last month.