Down Royal

  • 15:25 Rainbow Telecom Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.70s
  • Off time: 15:26:03
15:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leggy Lad (IRE) 6/1
2nd Linnel (IRE) 3/1
3rd Inverglen (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/1073-P YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, emerald green stars Cayo Levantado (IRE) 191
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 t Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue (3) 116 14/115.00
2 547316 White, yellow star, light green sleeves & cap Toomdeely (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 bt P Neville T J Doyle 116 10/111.00
3 1B/35-01 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 38
Nag me
8 11-10 S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 114 6/17.00
4 4530-13 WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red cap The Big Boyo (IRE) 172
Nag me
7 11-8 b P J Colville B J Cooper 112 7/18.00
5 313P2-P WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Tiernan's Terror (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-8 b M Cunningham E J McNamara 112 20/121.00
6 F/18453- DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Linnel (IRE) 237
Nag me
6 11-5 A L T Moore D N Russell 109 3/14.00
7 FF0-5P6 RED & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, yellow cap, red star Talkin' Tough (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-5 A J Martin P Carberry 109 14/115.00
8 77434-6 YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Equation (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-9 P Casey A P Crowe 99 25/126.00
9 6/1100-0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Flemensford (IRE) 174
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 t E McNamara M P Walsh 99 10/111.00
10 32-P8P7 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 10-9 b1 J J Lambe E J O'connell (3) 99 20/121.00
11 48164P ORANGE, black disc, orange cap, black spots Roley (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 10-9 b1 A Lynch R C Colgan 99 16/117.00
12 1P335-0 YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Mooney's Vic (IRE) 32
Nag me
8 10-8 t Ms C O'Connell A E Lynch 98 25/126.00
13 162- Black, Orange seams, Orange sleeves, Orange stars on cap Inverglen (IRE) 233
Nag me
7 10-7 S R B Crawford D J Condon 97 10/111.00
14 2/3-P812 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Dark Vagabond (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 10-2 I Madden P Townend 92 4/15.00
15 F7-258U YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Western Island (IRE) 47
Nag me
8 10-0 b1 E Cawley N P Madden 90 25/126.00

Verdict

Toomdeely went to Thurles with a favourite's chance after his fine victory at Listowel but jumped stickily and will need to do much better here. Leggy Lad was having only his second start over fences when easily landing a beginners' event at Sligo but the assessor hasn't done him any favours while The Big Boyo couldn't keep tabs on the useful Mossey Joe at Killarney in May and makes his handicap debut from what looks a tough mark. Winning point-to-pointer Linnel has shown some promise over regulation fences but Talkin' Tough fell on his first two chase starts. Inverglen begins his handicap career from the bottom of the weights but it's another who looks well-in, DARK VAGABOND, that gets the nod as he followed his victory between the flags at Castletown with easily his best run under Rules when just touched off in a Punchestown handicap.