Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 16:25 Dark Horse Wine Bar At Down Royal Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.50s
  • Off time: 16:27:00
16:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red House Hill (IRE) 6/1
2nd Railway Rule (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 RED, black star, halved sleeves, quartered cap Ange D'Or Javilex (FR)
Nag me
4 11-7 P Fenton Mr R J Kiely (5) 10/111.00
2 Brown, white sleeves, brown chevrons, emerald green cap Brother Bennett (FR)
Nag me
4 11-7 Miss E Doyle Miss J M Mangan (3) 10/34.33
3 7 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Never Never (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 11-7 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 13/27.50
4 DARK BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white cap, dark blue star On Fiddlers Green (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-7 E U Hales Mr S Crawford 5/23.50
5 4 Black, white sleeves, emerald green chevrons, white cap Railway Rule (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 11-7 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 5/23.50
6 PINK, light blue chevron, striped sleeves, light blue cap Red House Hill (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-7 C Byrnes Mr D J O'Leary (7) 6/17.00
7 0 RED & BLACK HOOPS, red sleeves, black cap Back Off Blondie (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 11-0 J W Nicholson Mr I D Corrigan (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

RAILWAY RULE was well supported on his debut at Leopardstown last weekend in the race won by Aminabad but couldn't quite get involved. That looked a decent contest and there's more to come. He should again take care of Never Never, who was four lengths behind, though the latter was staying on nicely at the finish. Ange D'Or Javilex is from a strong French jumping family and looks a nice recruit for a yard that do well in this sphere. Brother Bennett is the first foal of a French hurdles winner and Red House Hill is by the successful stallion Ad Valorem out of a mare who won a bumper and also scored over jumps. On Fiddlers Green cost 42,000 euros last year and his yard have had some success in bumpers.