Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 19:45 www.downroyal.com Fillies Handicap1m 2f 100y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.17s
  • Off time: 19:45:30
19:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strandfield Lady (IRE) 4/1
2nd Keeping (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 745251 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 4 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 H Rogers C R King (7) 81 4/15.00
2 (1) 412202 Black, pink star, pink sleeves, black stars, black cap Saratoga Baby (IRE) 6
Nag me
5 9-11 t Peter Fahey R P Whelan (3) 77 3/14.00
3 (6) 97-6644 Royal blue, white stars, white seams on sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Lady Bennett (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 t1 C F Swan F M Berry 73 4/15.00
4 (7) 8-1804 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Keeping (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-4 G M Lyons E J McNamara 80 4/15.00
5 (4) 24-8035 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Mamma Rosa (IRE) 41
Nag me
5 8-10 v1 P J Flynn D M Grant 62 10/111.00
6 (3) 6554 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Keep It Clean (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-4 Michael Mulvany C D Hayes 66 6/17.00
7 (5) 007 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Brookland Breeze (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-4 J J Lambe I T Queally (10) 60 20/121.00

Verdict

Strandfield Lady heads into this assignment in top form and connections are keen to turn her out quickly after a recent success at Ballinrobe. Enough was thought of Keeping to send her over for the Cheshire Oaks, and while that race is clearly a better one than this, she has been turned over in two subsequent starts. SARATOGA BABY won a decent handicap at the Curragh and as Peter Fahey's mare has continued to run up to her form, and with the handicapper exercising some discression with her current mark, she can take full advantage. Mamma Rosa has been raced with plenty of give underfoot and Pat Flynn's mare is tried in a visor in an attempt to win her first race since 2011.