Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 18:45 Now Is A Good Time Handicap7f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.92s
  • Off time: 18:46:22
18:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Target Acquired (IRE) 9/4
2nd Toccata Blue (IRE) 2/1
3rd Almadaa 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 601431 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Toccata Blue (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-13 G M Lyons C T Keane (5) 79 2/13.00
2 (2) 532- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Avalanche 379
Nag me
4 9-11 T J O'Mara J P O'Brien 70 13/27.50
3 (7) 212053 Maroon, Grey triple diamond, check cap Almadaa 14
Nag me
6 9-9 D Marnane F M Berry 68 10/111.00
4 (1) 41-2018 Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 147
Nag me
5 9-9 hv T G McCourt B A Curtis 68 16/117.00
5 (4) 850 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Milt Yarberry 7
Nag me
4 9-8 h N Meade E J McNamara 67 18/119.00
6 (3) 5-58123 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Target Acquired (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-8 p A Oliver C D Hayes 74 9/43.25
7 (5) 900800 Orange, white braces, halved sleeves, orange cap Jembatt (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 64 25/126.00
8 (8) 666-78 Royal blue, white stars, white & red striped sleeves & cap Hatton Cross (IRE) 36
Nag me
4 9-4 T J O'Mara W M Lordan 63 20/121.00
9 (10) 0-77376 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap How Splendid (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 9-1 D Wachman C R King (7) 67 15/28.50
10 (9) 8-4469 YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Rose Angel (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-13 P Casey Gearoid Patrick Brouder (10) 65 25/126.00

Verdict

Toccata Blue seems at the peak of his powers at present and while one couldn't rule out Ger Lyons' grey, he may struggle to give away weight to TARGET ACQUIRED. Andy Oliver's charge won a race at Cork under a steadier of ten stone and he wasn't too far away in a decent handicap at the Curragh. Michael Tabor and his associates don't tend to waste too much of their time with modest sorts so How Splendid catches the eye at the foot of the weights. She is yet to win a race though she could be given plenty of excuses at Gowran Park. Avalanche makes a debut for new connections having left Luca Cumani and the market is watched on his first run for some time.