Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 20:25 Apple Orchard Handicap1m 2f 100y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.49s
  • Off time: 20:27:43
20:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Windward Passage (IRE) 8/1
2nd Spring Focus (IRE) 6/4
3rd Crown Of Aragon 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 41 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, white cap Crown Of Aragon 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 10-0 v A Oliver G F Carroll 79 10/111.00
2 (2) 0-06331 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Spring Focus (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 10-0 t A Oliver K J Manning 79 6/42.50
3 (4) 50-15 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Bribe The Bouncer (IRE) 15
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3 9-12 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 77 10/111.00
4 (1) 87-0016 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Windward Passage (IRE) 15
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3 9-11 b P J Prendergast F Lynch 76 8/19.00
5 (7) 3521-24 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Crafty Codger (IRE) 18
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3 9-9 K Prendergast C D Hayes 74 13/27.50
6 (6) 0-944 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Just As Well (IRE) 35
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3 9-9 v1 D Wachman F M Berry 74 12/113.00
7 (9) 3-66130 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Relentless Pursuit (IRE) 8
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3 9-9 G M Lyons C T Keane 74 7/18.00
8 (5) 80-08 DARK BLUE & WHITE CHECK, dark blue sleeves & cap Barmy Brussels (IRE) 44
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3 9-1 h T Collins P J Smullen 66 20/121.00
9 (3) 519146 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Princess Tamay (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-13 p T G McCourt C R King (3) 64 9/110.00

Verdict

Andy Oliver complicates matters with two last-time-out winners at the head of the weights. Crown Of Aragon has joined the County Tyrone handler from the UK where he landed a Lingfield maiden for Denis Coakley. He'll be having his first start on Turf here but there's no reason why he shouldn't be suited and he has obvious claims. His stablemate Spring Focus has been making steady progress and lost his maiden tag at Leopardstown but the runner-up has been well beaten subsequently. Crafty Codger didn't stay 1m4f at Roscommon and has looked better over a mile but PRINCESS TAMAY looks well treated and is handed the vote. Tom McCourt's filly won a Listowel handicap over a mile last month and has yet to prove she stays this far though she ran quite well in a better race than this on her only start at the distance and Connor King's claim is a major plus.