Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 18:45 NICFC Apprentice Handicap 1m 4f 195y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.90s
  • Off time: 18:46:05
18:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wyoyo (IRE) 13/2
2nd City Line (IRE) 4/1
3rd Posh Frock (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 272516 YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, hooped cap Table Forty Six (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-13 D Cullen R Coakley (2) 64 7/18.00
2 (2) 9443-09 Emerald Green, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Black cap Posh Frock (IRE) 9
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4 9-9 b Mrs J Harrington M M Monaghan 60 10/111.00
3 (13) 563120 Royal blue, black braces, black seams on sleeves, black cap Sian (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-8 Mrs P Dobbs Gary Paul Halpin (2) 59 5/16.00
4 (9) 6-947 DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Dubai's Success 16
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3 9-5 Edmond Kent P K Donovan (4) 65 14/115.00
5 (11) 046057 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Time Travel 10
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8 9-3 bt D English Megan Carberry (2) 54 14/115.00
6 (10) 93057 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Banker Burke (IRE) 16
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3 9-2 Mrs J Harrington R Dawson (2) 62 6/17.00
7 (14) 50/0-450 BLACK & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red cap Whisky Galore 24
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7 8-13 b N Moran I T Queally (4) 50 16/117.00
8 (4) 777098/ EMERALD GREEN, red spots, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Afram Blue 52
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-10 Miss M McGuinness P C O'Donnell (4) 47 25/126.00
9 (12) 034-090 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Caracal 23
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6 8-10 p Miss C Simpson G J Phillips (2) 47 25/126.00
10 (3) 8100/0-0 PURPLE, white star & stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star City Line (IRE) 14
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6 8-10 bt Karl Thornton C J Elliott (2) 47 4/15.00
11 (5) 0099/00- BLACK & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, black spots Live Trade (IRE) 13
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6 8-10 pt V T O'Brien Gearoid Patrick Brouder (4) 47 20/121.00
13 (6) 009-605 Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond Valley Of Stars (IRE) 21
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4 8-10 p A Mulholland L P Dempsey (2) 47 12/113.00
14 (7) 980-356 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Wyoyo (IRE) 37
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3 8-10 t1 G M Lyons C T Keane 56 13/27.50
16 930574 WHITE, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, white armlet, white cap Charpoy (USA) 57
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5 10-0 t1 L Smyth D M Redmond (7) 65 16/117.00
Non runners
12 (1)4-89860Mountain Woman (IRE)58-10T Kodama47
15855Harbin (IRE)38-7A McGuinnessReserve 153
170-04080King's Wharf (IRE)49-2L SmythReserve 353

Verdict

Although City Line has been running reasonably well over hurdles, he's never won in 28 starts. He reverts to the Flat on a very lowly mark, however, so should get competitive. SIAN ran poorly when tried over 2m at Wexford but her earlier victory at Ballinrobe gives her a clear chance in this contest and Gary Halpin's claim can help see her home. Table Forty Six is generally thereabouts at this sort of level as she showed when scoring at Wexford last month. She couldn't handle an 8lb rise when sent to Gowran though that looked a better race than this. Colin Keane has a fine record for Ger Lyons so the lightly-raced Wyoyo is worth noting at the bottom of the weights.