Down Royal

  • 15:20 Daily Mirror Chase3m 2f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 34.60s
  • Off time: 15:23:25
15:20 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Treacle (IRE) 5/2
2nd Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3FP-9F0 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Allee Garde (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 b1 M Hourigan D E Mullins 137 6/17.00
3 113765 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 21
Nag me
11 11-0 ht T Mullins M P Walsh 149 7/42.75
4 8U7F46 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-0 S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 123 8/19.00
6 F-3F604 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 37
Nag me
10 11-0 T J Taaffe Andrew J McNamara 132 11/43.75
8 1423F-7 BLACK, black & yellow check cap Treacle (IRE) 16
Nag me
12 11-0 T J Taaffe D J Casey 140 5/23.50
Non runners
1B-0U631Chicago Grey (IRE)1011-10G ElliottD J Condon149
5078-500Made In Taipan (IRE)1111-0A J MartinB J Cooper132
7P11420Tarquinius (FR)1011-0G ElliottP Merrigan129

Verdict

Bob Lingo won the Galway Plate in August then followed up over hurdles. He's been mixing it in top company subsequently and this is more his grade nowadays. He comes out clear top on official ratings but hasn't been running as well as CHICAGO GREY, who was expected to run at Cheltenham but has been saved for the Grand National for which he has been well supported. He has to concede weight all round due to his excellent victory over Foildubh at Navan but should be up to it. Ninetieth Minute hasn't done as well over fences as expected and Tarquinius, though tough, has it all to do against the principals.