Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 15:00 Ladbrokes Chase 2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:12
15:00 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cristal Bonus (FR) 2/1
2nd Jacksonslady (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/11F13- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 237
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell 153 11/102.10
2 57/11P2- Light blue & dark blue chevrons, dark blue sleeves, dark blue & light blue quartered cap Cristal Bonus (FR) 205
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 152 2/13.00
3 537305 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 6
Nag me
8 11-5 P O Brady J L Cullen 122 50/151.00
4 00P-712 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rivage D'Or (FR) 20
Nag me
7 11-5 t D T Hughes B J Cooper 135 7/18.00
5 0-84213 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mia's Vic (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-1 t N C Kelly D R Fox 100 33/134.00
6 113-212 BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap Jacksonslady (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-8 J P Dempsey P Carberry 125 5/16.00

Verdict

BOG WARRIOR looked an outstanding prospect when slamming Shinrock Paddy in the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse but took a heavy tumble at Leopardstown on Boxing Day. He had nothing to beat on his next start but proved a huge disappointment on his final start at Naas when beaten a distance by Flemenstar, whom he had beaten easily earlier. He'll need to cut out those mistakes if he's to go to the top but hopefully can do so and gets the vote over Cristal Bonus. Paul Nicholls' recruit from France, who landed the Grade 2 Pendil Novices' at Kempton in February, ended his campaign with a fine run behind Menorah at Aintree and there's every chance he'll progress again this season. Rivage D'Or was beaten 36 lengths by Bog Warrior in the Drinmore and can hardly be expected to turn the tables and though Jacksonslady is a nice prospect she's facing a very stiff task, a remark that also applies to Mia's Vic who makes his debut over regulation fences.