Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 14:35 Louis Roederer Handicap 5f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:35:47
14:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Calm Bay (IRE) 9/2
2nd Seal Rock 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 800066 WHITE, red spots, emerald green sleeves & cap Seal Rock 7
Nag me
6 10-0 v1 A Oliver C D Hayes 69 5/23.50
2 (3) 342-249 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Aru Cha Cha 7
Nag me
3 9-13 D Marnane C R King (3) 74 11/26.50
3 (4) 079107 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Above The Law (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 hb A Oliver Christina Simpson (10) 67 6/17.00
4 (7) 0-00601 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Calm Bay (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 H Rogers R P Downey (7) 62 9/25.50
5 (5) 4-12402 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Boughtforasong (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 9-5 P Martin S Corby (7) 60 3/14.00
6 (1) 700000 ROYAL BLUE, black hoop & armlet, red cap Patrickswell (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-13 p M Callaghan L F Roche (3) 54 12/113.00
7 (6) 0-54049 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Dylan Express (IRE) 7
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3 8-4 D English R P Cleary 50 16/117.00

Verdict

Patrickswell recorded a hat-trick of wins in this before only finishing third last year. But he's been in rapid decline since and was tailed off behind CALM BAY last week. The latter scored at Navan by a couple of lengths, with Above The Law and Aru Cha Cha well beaten, and is taken to defy a somewhat excessive 11lb rise in the weights. A smart sprinter for Henry Candy back in 2012, Seal Rock is no longer the force of old which leaves Boughtforasong looking the main threat.