Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 16:05 Dark Horse Wine Bar Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.30s
  • Off time: 16:05:29
16:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Authinger (IRE) 5/1
2nd Jansboy 6/5
3rd Bose Ikard (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4151P7/ YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 204
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 M Phelan A E Lynch 16/117.00
2 5/F582P- Dark blue, emerald green braces, halved sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Authinger (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 11-12 A J Martin R M Power 116 5/16.00
3 410900- ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Bose Ikard (IRE) 148
Nag me
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 12/113.00
4 142288- WHITE, yellow panel, quartered cap Butney Rock 57
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 C A McBratney Andrew J McNamara 10/111.00
5 0047FP- Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves, pink cap Haughtons Bridge (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-12 J J Lambe A P Heskin 50/151.00
6 12F424- Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, yellow cap Howwoulduno (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 L Lennon B T O'Connell 122 11/43.75
7 080P/P8- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Icy Cool (IRE) 49
Nag me
9 11-12 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 66/167.00
8 662113- Brown, emerald green sleeves, green & white quartered cap Jansboy 14
Nag me
7 11-12 M Winters D N Russell 6/52.20
Non runners
952174-0Diyala (IRE)510-12G ElliottD J Condon

Verdict

Diyala won a novice hurdle at Wexford in November and should be a factor in this with her mares' allowance, though she finished tailed off over the smaller obstacles on the first day of the Punchestown Festival. JANSBOY wasn't beaten far behind Operating at Cork on his first try over fences and the winner went on to land a valuable novices' handicap at Punchestown. A repeat of that effort may well suffice here for Michael Winters' seven-year-old. Bose Ikard was disappointing over hurdles after winning at Downpatrick in September but may do better over fences and Howwoulduno was second over course and distance in November.