Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 19:55 Bushmills Irish Whiskey Handicap 1m 2f 100y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Good-Good to Firm in places on Sprint Course.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 18.98s
  • Off time: 19:55:07
19:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trans City (IRE) 7/1
2nd Why But Why (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 910-0 RED, black triple diamond, quartered cap Brown Pete (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-10 P W Flynn C D Hayes 78 10/111.00
3 (1) 2-52333 ROYAL BLUE, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Crystal Belle (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-10 p P Martin R P Whelan (7) 78 7/24.50
4 (5) 431395 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Trans City (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-8 G M Lyons J P Murtagh 76 7/18.00
5 (4) 635-463 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron, yellow armlet, emerald green cap Regal Tramp (USA) 23
Nag me
3 9-4 V C Ward P J Smullen 72 4/15.00
6 (3) 4-08413 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 72 9/43.25
7 (6) 095 Red, yellow diamond, yellow cap, red spots Sharnova (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-11 p1 K J Condon R Coakley (10) 65 14/115.00
8 (7) 009224 YELLOW, royal blue disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Music On D Waters (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-5 P Casey L F Roche (5) 59 4/15.00
Non runners
2 (2)040066Cat Fire (IRE)39-10K PrendergastD P McDonogh78

Verdict

This looks a tight little handicap. WHY BUT WHY is making good progress and landed a Fairyhouse handicap before finding an extra furlong and a 12lb rise just too much for him at Killarney. He's on the same mark here and can get back to winning ways though Regal Tramp, who was third to him at Fairyhouse, is 10lb better off and must rate a big threat. Crystal Belle has been running really well since scoring at Dundalk in November and it will be a surprise if she isn't involved in the finish while Music On D Waters has been finding 1m4f just too far and can get competitive over today's trip.