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Down Royal

  • 16:45 European Breeders Fund Coolmore Stud Ulster Oaks Fillies Handicap1m 2f 100y

  • Winner €22,750 2nd €6,650 3rd €3,150 4th €1,050
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.38s
  • Off time: 16:46:02
16:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vintage Nouveau (IRE) 11/8
2nd Snow Scene (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 67-6759 RED, yellow seams, green cap Jazz Girl (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 A Oliver G F Carroll 94 8/19.00
2 (1) 325-710 Red, black braces, striped sleeves, black star on cap Melanippe (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 8-11 b P D Deegan C D Hayes 79 10/111.00
3 (6) 41 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Vintage Nouveau (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 D K Weld P J Smullen 88 11/82.38
4 (2) 7431-36 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink sleeves, dark blue diabolo, dark blue & pink quartered cap Snow Scene (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 8-7 G M Lyons F Lynch 75 7/24.50
5 (3) 5-86321 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves & cap Dragon Fei (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-6 D A McLoughlin L F Roche (3) 74 6/17.00
6 (4) 32-2414 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Upper Silesian (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-4 J S Bolger R P Cleary 83 15/28.50
7 (5) 4-23216 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Westpieser (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-4 p1 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 81 16/117.00

Verdict

The lightly-raced VINTAGE NOUVEAU makes most appeal of these. She won by five lengths at the Curragh last month when beating subsequent winner Westpieser and should have no trouble confirming superiority with further progress expected. Dragon Fei has been upped 12lb for her recent win at the Curragh and the same fate may await her as befell Melanippe last time. The latter finished last having been raised no less than 18lb for scoring at Dundalk earlier. Ballinrobe winner Upper Silesian also caught the handicapper in a bad mood as she's been upped a further 2lb for a nine-length defeat in Listed company last time.