Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 16:05 Archie Watson Memorial Flat Race2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,210 3rd €1,040 4th €650
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places on the Hurdle Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.70s
  • Off time: 16:05:35
16:05 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dylan Ross (IRE) Evs
2nd Bandra Bullet (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1- MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Clonbur 233
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 12-0 Thomas McGivern Mr J P McKeown (3) 6/42.50
2 12/ EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Raise You Ten (IRE) 719
Nag meDistance Winner
6 12-0 C F Swan Mr P Roche (3) 12/113.00
3 1 MAROON & ORANGE HOOPS, maroon cap Bandra Bullet (IRE) 67
Nag me
4 11-11 J C McConnell Ms L O'Neill (7) 12/113.00
4 5-1 RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-11 N Meade Miss N Carberry Evs2.00
6 6P6/ RED, white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Drum Bustible (IRE) 713
Nag me
6 11-7 J J Lambe Graham Watters (7) 33/134.00
7 Crazy Quilt Clouded Thoughts (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-4 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (7) 8/19.00
Non runners
55B91Brave Beauty (IRE)611-9G ElliottMr J J Codd

Verdict

Five bumper winners in a field of seven suggests this is a race to savour though the very long absence of Raise You Ten suggests he may need the outing. Clonbur also reappears after a break but he was impressive in beating Hills Of Claragh here on St Patrick's Day when he started favourite. Bandra Bullet created a surprise when comfortably beating Ta Blazes at Downpatrick in August and has plenty of scope, a remark that also applies to Dylan Ross, who was very impressive when landing a Galway bumper a couple of weeks ago and looks the type to go on to better things. Those who saw BRAVE BEAUTY storm away from hot favourite Ross Bay at Punchestown last week couldn't fail to have been impressed and Gordon Elliott's mare will take all the beating with her allowance.