Down Royal

  • 15:05 Powers Irish Whiskey Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.70s
  • Off time: 15:05:46
15:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rolling Aces (IRE) 9/4
2nd Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15165-0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 94
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 140 14/115.00
2 133127- ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 233
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 N Meade R Walsh 149 4/15.00
3 141222- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Tofino Bay (IRE) 193
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 p D T Hughes D N Russell 149 7/18.00
4 121015- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 193
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 T J Taaffe P Townend 143 20/121.00
6 31P111 Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 pt G Elliott B J Cooper 149 6/17.00
7 12252-2 Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-5 Mrs J Harrington D J Casey 148 11/43.75
8 0/43112- DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Rolling Aces (IRE) 252
Nag me
7 11-5 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 9/43.25
Non runners
56412F-4Dedigout (IRE)711-8A J MartinR M Power147

Verdict

ROLLING ACES can take this for Paul Nicholls as he looked a cracking prospect when scoring at Wincanton and Newbury last December then appeared to find Kempton too tight on quicker ground in February. Tofino Bay is a Grade 2 winner and a real staying type who was just touched off in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham. Oscars Well has been coming up against the best novices and makes a quick reappearance after a fine second to Twinlight at Naas on Monday. Dedigout, runner-up to Realt Mor in a Fairyhouse Grade 1 in March when Buckers Bridge was behind, appeared to be feeling the effects of his subsequent fall when trailing home at Killarney in May. Toner D'Oudairies is going from strength to strength and his latest victory over Roi De Mee in a Grade 3 at Punchestown makes him an obvious danger to all.