Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 12:25 Dark Horse Cafe & Wine Bar Hunters Chase2m 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.30s
  • Off time: 12:25:24
12:25 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tammys Hill (IRE) 3/1
2nd Salsify (IRE) 9/4
3rd Merchant Royal (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/P-884 Dark green, light blue cross sashes, white cap, yellow spots Good Egg (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
9 12-0 Lady J Fowler Mr C M Murphy (7) 25/126.00
2 117-373 Emerald green & black chevrons, quartered cap Merchant Royal (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-0 D M Christie Mr J P McKeown 14/115.00
3 P11F-12 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Salsify (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 12-0 R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3) 137 9/43.25
4 111121 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 12-0 L Lennon Mr J J Smyth (7) 3/14.00
5 033-004 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-11 C A McBratney Mr N McParlan (7) 112 14/115.00
6 3-66691 Maroon, white hoop, maroon sleeves, white star on cap Long Strand (IRE) 31
Nag me
8 11-11 t D P Nagle Miss E McCutcheon (7) 109 25/126.00
7 449F2-2 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Not Before Eight (IRE) 241
Nag me
8 11-11 p D M Christie Mr B O'Neill (5) 122 16/117.00
8 0-811F1 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green seams, royal blue cap, emerald green star Slippers Percy (IRE) 25
Nag me
10 11-11 Miss S L Kelly Mr W Thompson (7) 125 9/25.50
9 3254-13 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Viking Splash (IRE) 24
Nag me
9 11-11 p J J Hanlon Mr J T Carroll (3) 121 8/19.00
10 3F/ PINK, white spots, pink sleeves, quartered cap Bank Guarantee (IRE) 1152
Nag me
7 11-7 A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7)(ex2) 33/134.00
11 3335-21 Yellow, red cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap Crude (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 11-7 Derek Pugh Mr J J Codd 16/117.00
12 P12U-0P WHITE, yellow panel, quartered cap Harps Counsel (IRE) 39
Nag me
10 11-7 t J K Magee Mr S F Magee (7) 95 25/126.00
13 8/06-PP4 RED, black epaulettes, black cap, red star Royal Chukka (IRE) 25
Nag me
9 11-7 Mrs D Foster Mr J J King (7)(ex1) 33/134.00
14 54-6261 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Send For Paddy (IRE) 39
Nag me
11 11-7 t C A McBratney MR D A Fitzsimmons (7) 86 20/121.00
15 8/8-7F32 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Strongpoint (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 t S R B Crawford Mr J A Jenkins (7)(ex2) 120 16/117.00
16 00-061P RED, black & emerald green striped sleeves & cap Taghnabrick (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-7 t1 G Stewart Mr M J Lynch (7) 25/126.00
17 1P-7PPP ROYAL BLUE, dark green stars, dark green star on cap Writers Block (IRE) 25
Nag me
9 11-7 Lady J Alexander Mr A H Wells (7) 78 50/151.00

Verdict

Carsonstown Boy won this last year but is unlikely to repeat the process against some high-class young hunters. Tammys Hill had the advantage of race fitness when beating SALSIFY at Wexford three weeks ago and is undoubtedly a very useful performer in this sphere but the runner-up, who landed the Foxhunter at Cheltenham and a top-class event at Stratford in June, can reverse the form with that run under his belt. Merchant Royal was a long way behind in third and hasn't done as well as expected after a bright start but Slippers Percy beat Tammys Hill narrowly at Loughanmore last month so is an obvious threat. Not Before Eight also holds a narrow advantage over Tammys Hill on their run at Downpatrick a year ago but the latter has made better progress.