Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 18:35 Down Royal Punter Pack Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.10s
  • Off time: 18:38:09
18:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cape Glory (IRE) 2/1
2nd Silk Hall (UAE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 333F8-1 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 b Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 129 7/18.00
2 615054- ROYAL BLUE & RED HALVED, sleeves reversed, royal blue cap Looking For Toby (IRE) 249
Nag me
8 11-12 L J Donnelly K C Sexton (5) 108 20/121.00
3 21PP-71 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 121 11/26.50
4 81407-8 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Silk Hall (UAE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 b J J Lambe E J O'Connell 134 14/115.00
5 56/5521- Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Synchronicity (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 11-12 p C Byrnes D N Russell 4/15.00
6 736277- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Maxim Gorky (IRE) 146
Nag me
7 11-6 N Meade G N Fox (5) 125 3/14.00
7 0-341 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Cape Glory (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 pt G Elliott B T O'Connell 119 2/13.00

Verdict

According to official ratings, Silk Hall is the pick of the weights in this. He sprang a surprise in a Grade 3 at Tipperary last summer but has been less impressive recently. Maxim Gorky has been waiting for better ground and could figure after a break but Punchestown winner Cape Glory needs more and Protaras can be a bit hit-and-miss, though did score over course and distance three weeks ago. GIMLI'S ROCK likes small fields and, though well beaten twice on the Flat since beating three rivals over 3m at Kilbeggan, should give a good account here and is preferred to Synchronicity, who is upped in class.