Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 16:00 Magners Ulster Derby 1m 4f 190y

  • Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 47.41s
  • Off time: 16:05:36
16:00 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Ector (USA) 14/1
2nd Maggie Dalton (IRE) 7/2
3rd Scatter Dice (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 221212/ MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 57
Nag me
6 9-12 W P Mullins P J Smullen 100 8/19.00
2 (4) 4-56460 Grey, light green sleeves & cap Macbeth (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-10 v K J Condon C R King (7) 98 25/126.00
3 (1) 32-5149 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Rich Coast 27
Nag me
5 9-8 h J P Murtagh L P Dempsey (7) 96 20/121.00
4 (9) 12-3271 MAUVE Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 9-7 p1 M Halford S Foley 95 7/18.00
5 (3) 343/50-4 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Hot Prospect 11
Nag me
6 9-6 h J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 94 33/134.00
6 (14) 0911-26 ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, white cap Aladdins Cave 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-5 p C A Murphy G F Carroll 93 8/19.00
7 (7) 00/310-3 Pink, dark blue & pink striped cap Sir Ector (USA) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-3 b J J Lambe C D Hayes 91 14/115.00
8 (11) 5-43003 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scatter Dice (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 9-2 M Johnston F M Berry 90 7/18.00
9 (12) 6-12 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Maggie Dalton (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-1 J S Bolger R P Whelan (3) 89 7/24.50
10 (5) 972605 Royal blue & white hoops, white chevrons on sleeves, white diamond on cap Muck 'N' brass (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 9-0 pt J Larkin B A Curtis 88 33/134.00
11 (10) 527342- DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap Buy Back Bob (IRE) 217
Nag me
6 8-13 A J Martin J A Heffernan 87 12/113.00
12 (2) 31410-2 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 M Phelan D P McDonogh 86 9/25.50
13 (8) 2/20020- BLACK, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Cry For The Moon (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 J H Culloty W J Lee 84 14/115.00
14 (13) 25223-1 Maroon, white triple diamond, white armlet, white star on cap Bayan (IRE) 26
Nag me
4 8-7 t G Elliott D M Grant 81 14/115.00
Non runners
15008/53-2Pires98-7A J MartinReserve 181
16690/230-Rattan (USA)88-7W P MullinsReserve 281
171Curley Bill (IRE)58-6N MeadeReserve 380

Verdict

ALHELLAL hasn't had much racing for his age and won this lucrative handicap a year ago. His only subsequent start last season was in the Cesarewitch and he reappeared with a fine run behind Solo Performer at Roscommon. He's 6lb higher than last year but has been prepared to complete the double and is taken to do so. Maggie Dalton lacks experience which showed when making her handicap debut at the Curragh but she's a progressive filly with a fair weight who should go well. Paddy The Celeb arrives in good form having scored at the Curragh though a 7lb rise makes things much more difficult. Scatter Dice represents Mark Johnston and her close third to Al Saham at Haydock puts her in the picture while Willie Mullins' very useful hurdler Midnight Game is back on the Flat for the first time since arriving from France in 2010 where he finished runner-up in a Listed contest.