Down Royal

  • 16:50 Louis Roederer Handicap 1m 2f 100y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.57s
  • Off time: 16:51:54
16:50 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Potomac (IRE)
-1 Statesmanship

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 03-4009 White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green & white striped sleeves, yellow & white striped cap Star Links (USA) 14
Nag me
6 9-10 t S Donohoe E J McNamara (3) 76 16/117.00
3 (6) 48-2211 Dark Blue, Pink inverted triangle, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamonds The Fox Tully (IRE) 4 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 G Keane C T Keane (7) 71 12/113.00
4 (9) 3-23716 EMERALD GREEN, red seams, red cap Emotional Dream 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 74 6/17.00
5 (5) 377/300- RED & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red stars High Importance (USA) 334
Nag me
5 9-8 A J Martin P J Smullen 74 12/113.00
7 (3) 996253 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 p K J Condon R Coakley (7) 60 9/25.50
8 (8) 646-076 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Salacious Sally (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-4 b D Kinsella B A Curtis 66 6/17.00
9 (7) 6757-67 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap Jeremy's Girl (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-4 L Winters I J Brennan (3) 63 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (1)816/531Potomac (IRE)410-3A OliverC D Hayes83
6 (2)2-453Statesmanship49-6J S BolgerR P Cleary72

Verdict

THE FOX TULLY may be seven but he didn't start racing until less than a year ago and he's done brilliantly. A winner at Fairyhouse last week, he reappeared to score again at Sligo on Tuesday and with Colin Keane able to claim his full allowance he can complete a quick hat-trick. Potomac also enters the fray in very good shape having beaten the decent handicapper Bold Thady Quill at Cork on Sunday and a 7lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run from this lightly-raced and progressive type. Star Links takes a drop in class but has won once in 32 starts on Turf but both the improving Staresmanship and easy Roscommon winner Emotional Dream make this a tight little handicap.