Down Royal

  • 17:40 Magners Irish Cider European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden7f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.34s
  • Off time: 17:40:12
17:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ava Star (IRE) 12/1
2nd Harlem Shake (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 53325 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Harlem Shake (IRE) 5
Nag me
2 9-5 p1 G M Lyons G F Carroll 81 9/43.25
2 (4) 732 Black & pink quartered, halved sleeves, black cap Captain Moonlite (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-2 T Stack J C Piggott (10) 7/24.50
3 (5) 5 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Fight U For It (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-2 A Oliver C D Hayes 6/17.00
4 (2) 34 Dark blue, mauve stars, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars on cap Fix It (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 8-13 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 5/23.50
5 (1) 7 Royal blue, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap Ava Star (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 8-11 D Wachman W M Lordan 12/113.00
6 (6) 476 White, red stars, white slvs, royal blue cap High Kicker (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 8-11 J G Coogan P J Smullen 14/115.00
7 (7) Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, check cap Jackie Ellis (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-8 P W Flynn R P Cleary 20/121.00

Verdict

There are sure to be plenty of eyes upon Jamie Piggott as the rider attempts to have a red letter day aboard Captain Moonlite but he may have to wait a little longer for his first winner as HARLEM SHAKE has plenty to like about him in the opener. Ger Lyons' gelding is tried in cheekpieces rather than blinkers tonight, and having proven he stays seven furlongs, it'll take a decent performance to beat him. Fix It and Ava Star were behind the selection when they met at Roscommon though connections appear happy to reoppose despite being no better off at the weights. Paul Flynn has had a couple of National Hunt winners of late so any market confidence behind Jackie Ellis would be interesting.