Down Royal

  • 16:10 Magners Ulster Derby 1m 3f

  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.95s
  • Off time: 16:10:53
16:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wexford Town (IRE) 7/1
2nd Magnolia Beach (IRE) 6/1
3rd Azurite (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 21-29 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Magnolia Beach (IRE) 47
Nag me
3 9-12 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 96 6/17.00
2 (7) 26-3131 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Urban Moon (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-11 h J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 95 9/25.50
3 (6) 18 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zafayan (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-9 p1 D K Weld P J Smullen 93 11/26.50
4 (2) 991-1 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Azurite (IRE) 47
Nag me
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 89 9/25.50
5 (8) 8-71114 ROYAL BLUE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star Abby Cadabby (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-13 A Oliver C R King (3) 83 14/115.00
6 (4) 4335-51 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Abushamah (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-13 h K Prendergast C D Hayes 83 16/117.00
7 (5) 34-7 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Wexford Town (IRE) 38
Nag me
3 8-13 t1 J S Bolger K J Manning 83 7/18.00
8 (1) 13-4319 Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Notarised 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston F M Berry 82 9/25.50
9 (3) 6233-15 Light blue & pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star Blue Atlantic (USA) 14
Nag me
3 8-7 M Johnston C P Hoban (3) 77 12/113.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston runs two in this but both Notarised and Blue Atlantic were well beaten off their current marks in the same race at Musselburgh last time. AZURITE got up late to share the spoils with Breathe Easy in a dead-heat for first at the Curragh last month. That was his first start since November so Ger Lyons' charge looks to have every chance of going in again. He's preferred to stablemate Magnolia Beach, though Urban Moon has the beating of Abby Cadabby on collateral form after scoring at the Curragh recently and can't be ignored. Zafayan steps up in distance having run below par at Naas and Abushamah is upped in class and trip on the back of a victory at Roscommon.