Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 17:15 Newmac Contracts Ltd. Hunters Chase2m 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.70s
  • Off time: 17:15:46
17:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carmels Boy (IRE) 4/1
2nd Mattara (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 V3/123P- Yellow, light blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Carmels Boy (IRE) 215
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-9 N McKnight Mr R Deegan (7) 104 4/15.00
2 14/8346- EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HALVED, emerald green sleeves, striped cap Elembridge King (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 Michael John Murphy Mr G L Murphy (7) 15/28.50
3 31/2336- BLACK, white chevron & stars on sleeves, black cap, white star Kanesh (IRE) 6
Nag me
11 11-4 p Mrs D A Love Mr A Murphy (7)(ex2) 97 3/14.00
4 333334- Yellow, red cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap Mattara (IRE) 43
Nag me
8 11-4 Derek Pugh Mr J C Barry (7) 99 5/16.00
5 128164- White & royal blue diamonds, royal blue sleeves, royal blue spots on cap Need To Know (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-4 t J P Brennan Mr B O'Neill (3) 15/82.88
6 RFP/4PP- BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Tomas Rua (IRE) 15
Nag me
8 11-4 b1 J J Hanlon Mr D J O'Leary (7) 25/126.00

Verdict

Carmels Boy won this 12 months ago but has a lengthy absence to overcome if he's to be successful this year. NEED TO KNOW won a point-to-point at Tinahely in March when Elembridge King was only third. He was then a fair sixth at Fairyhouse before finishing fourth at Cork and can open his account under Rules today. Mattara will enjoy the fast ground and may be the danger as he has more scope than Kanesh, who ran over the cross-country fences at Punchestown last week.