Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 19:15 Victoria Square Ulster Cesarewitch Handicap2m 2f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.20s
  • Off time: 19:17:09
19:15 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fisher Bridge (IRE) 8/1
2nd Crystal Earth (IRE) 11/1
3rd Bensoon 6/1
4th Birzali (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 437326 WHITE, royal blue hoop, red sleeves, red cap, white stars Bensoon 6
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4 10-0 M Halford S Foley 80 6/17.00
2 (16) 2-17200 RED, white chevron, halved sleeves, red cap, white star Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 14
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8 10-0 p Mrs J Harrington C J Elliott (7) 80 16/117.00
3 (13) U22110 Beige & maroon diamonds, maroon stars on sleeves, maroon star on cap Crystal Earth (IRE) 6
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6 9-12 Peter Fahey R P Whelan (3) 78 11/112.00
4 (6) 71 RED, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star He's Our Man (IRE) 13
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8 9-12 t Ross O'sullivan Ms K Walsh 78 7/18.00
5 (8) 0-55443 Royal blue, white sash, maroon cap, yellow star Birzali (FR) 10
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6 9-6 t J J Hanlon E J McNamara 72 12/113.00
6 (2) 76-8761 White, red stars, light green cap Moveable Asset (IRE) 14
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5 9-6 W P Mullins P J Smullen 72 6/17.00
7 (15) 8/6-7083 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 14
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10 9-4 bt N Meade C T Keane (5) 70 8/19.00
8 (12) 5/21757 BLACK, yellow spots on sleeves, yellow cap Head Waiter (IRE) 36
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10 9-4 Miss C Simpson A P Thornton (3) 70 25/126.00
9 (10) 76-8342 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Zemario (IRE) 14
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7 9-4 p J G Murphy G F Carroll 70 6/17.00
10 (4) 12-9514 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Annakrista (GER) 5
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5 9-3 bt M Torrens D M Grant 69 12/113.00
11 (7) 14/23-49 BLACK, yellow seams, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 29
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7 9-2 D T Hughes N G McCullagh 68 10/111.00
12 (3) 16055/6 Orange & light blue quartered, dark blue sleeves, white cap Vivaldi (IRE) 49
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8 9-1 J J Lambe T P O'Shea 67 33/134.00
14 (14) 345 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPED, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Jolaine 9
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4 8-11 N Kennedy R P Cleary 63 22/123.00
15 (11) 6/1-4538 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Blue Cannon (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 p N Meade C P Hoban (3) 62 7/18.00
16 (5) 206645 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Passion Planet (IRE) 5
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5 8-10 J C McConnell B A Curtis 62 16/117.00
17 54570-0 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Rising Euro (IRE) 17
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6 8-7 t1 Miss C Simpson C D Hayes 59 25/126.00
Non runners
13 (9)340265Sinntani (IRE)58-13W J FitzpatrickC D Hayes65
18750888Daytime Dreamer (IRE)98-4J J LambeReserve 250

Verdict

Blue Cannon was drawn 11 and had Conor Hoban on board when taking this a year ago and connections will be hoping history repeats itself. The five-year-old has been competing over hurdles and fences recently but must be kept on the right side. MOVEABLE ASSET is a real staying type who came with a late burst to score over 1m6f at Tramore. He's been beaten over hurdles subsequently but can get back to winning ways. Crystal Earth had been in excellent form before a reasonable effort in a much better race than this at Leopardstown last week. This is more his grade and he has to go on the short-list, as must Zemario who has been going well on the Flat and over timber and arrives here on what looks a fair mark. He's Our Man stays well as he showed when catching Marchese Marconi at Killarney so it will be a surprise if he doesn't get involved.