Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 16:45 Smirnoff Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.20s
  • Off time: 16:45:39
16:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sun Disc (IRE) 7/1
2nd Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 7/2
3rd Boxer Beat (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8-6 BROWN, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star Formal Bid (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 p C O'Brien P Carberry 13/27.50
2 0- ORANGE, purple stars, orange sleeves & cap Great Realief (IRE) 57
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4 11-7 P W Flynn S G McDermott 25/126.00
3 49-4060 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gretzky 32
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4 11-7 t R Hennessy A P Thornton (3) 20/121.00
4 86-5753 EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Invincible Vibes (IRE) 14
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4 11-7 t E Doyle J R Barry 104 7/18.00
5 266-3 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 p K J Condon E J O'connell (3) 110 7/24.50
6 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Days (IRE)
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4 11-2 J Queally A E Lynch 20/121.00
7 U26-496 Yellow, red cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap Another Harbour (IRE) 44
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4 11-2 Derek Pugh A P Cawley 33/134.00
8 9 LIGHT BLUE,white striped slvs, check cap Arthur's Gem (IRE) 11
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4 11-2 D Cullen P W Flood 40/141.00
9 325 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star Boxer Beat (IRE) 47
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4 11-2 P W Flynn T J Doyle 9/25.50
10 2173- Emerald green, dark blue chevron & sleeves, white cap Crazy Days (IRE) 441
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4 11-2 C A Murphy Mr M P Fogarty (3) 8/19.00
12 7- EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPES, red sleeves & cap Murindo (IRE) 29
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4 11-2 W McCreery B M Cash 14/115.00
13 778 Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Ridayef (IRE) 11
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4 11-2 M Halford R M Power 40/141.00
14 0-50505 RED, emerald green stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Roybuoy 18
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4 11-2 M Hourigan R C Colgan 96 20/121.00
15 05-4564 BLACK, pink panel & sleeves, quartered cap Summersinerrill (IRE) 24
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4 11-2 p J G Coogan T C Carroll (7) 102 6/17.00
16 065- Turquoise blue, black sash, sleeves & cap Sun Disc (IRE) 35
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4 10-11 D T Hughes I J McCarthy (5) 99 7/18.00
Non runners
11070-275Knockgraffon Lad (USA)411-2M J ByrneMr S R Byrne

Verdict

Boxer Beat's second place behind Devil's Elbow at Ballinrobe in June is the clear form pick here but he's been well beaten on both subsequent starts and was tailed off on the Flat at Fairyhouse last time. Peaks Of Fire is in good form having scored on the Flat at Killarney before a reasonable hurdling debut at Ballinrobe. He also ran well on the level last time so is an obvious threat. Invincible Vibes produced easily his best run to date at Tramore a couple of weeks ago while Formal Bid has been in cracking form on the Flat and Paul Carberry has ridden the last two winners of this. CRAZY DAYS is making his hurdling debut and hasn't run since last June but he looked a useful prospect when scoring over a mile at Navan and Colm Murphy does well with similar types so he gets the vote.