Down Royal

  • 17:55 Magners Light Handicap 5f

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:56:37
17:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Sweetheart (IRE) 10/1
2nd Suburban Sky (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 555376 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap Ability N Delivery 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 M J Browne W M Lordan 60 9/25.50
2 (7) 67-0108 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Little Sweetheart (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-8 P J Flynn D M Grant 58 10/111.00
3 (4) 002235 Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap Shinyhappyjohn 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 p J Nash L F Roche (3) 57 3/14.00
4 (6) 309081 Dark blue, white cross sashes, yellow & maroon striped sleeves, yellow & maroon hooped cap Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 p L Smyth N G McCullagh 54 5/16.00
5 (1) 882006 Black, grey cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Copper Dock (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-3 T G McCourt C T Keane 49 11/26.50
6 (2) 69734 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Suburban Sky (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-3 bt Jane M Foley G F Carroll 53 5/16.00
7 (5) 0-8009 MAUVE Succeed And Excel 14
Nag me
3 8-11 p1 C O'Brien F M Berry 47 8/19.00

Verdict

Kano's Ghirl was on a very lowly mark when producing a shock at Navan where she made all over 6f. She's been raised 7lb and may not cope with fifth-placed Shinyhappyjohn, who started favourite after finishing in front of the winner over this trip at Tipperary earlier. SUBURBAN SKY was beaten just over 2l into fourth but that was only her fifth start and with the handicapper easing her slightly she's taken to gain her first success. Little Sweetheart beat Shinyhappyjohn at Cork in May though that was on soft ground and though Ability N Delivery is on his lowest mark for four years he hasn't been running well enough to consider.