Down Royal

  • 12:55 Irish Stallions Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €7,934 2nd €1,840 3rd €805 4th €460
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.60s
  • Off time: 12:55:10
12:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st He'llberemembered (IRE) 2/1
2nd Johannisberger (IRE) 11/4
3rd Madam Bovary (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-54F6F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dont Back Down (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 G Elliott Mr J J Codd 12/113.00
2 423-372 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 P G Fahey S E Butler (7) 123 2/13.00
3 34-0506 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Hidden Future (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-12 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 20/121.00
4 271324 CERISE Johannisberger (IRE) 54
Nag me
5 11-12 N Meade D J Condon 11/43.75
5 63-U659 RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Kerrib Castle (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 11-12 S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 33/134.00
6 5-42U32 Dark blue, white cross sashes, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mackeys Forge (IRE) 25
Nag me
8 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 121 7/24.50
7 FP- Dark blue, white cross sashes, red cap, dark blue diamond Rathlugh Boy (IRE) 297
Nag me
6 11-12 Miss Simpson A P Thornton 33/134.00
8 5210/P9 BEIGE, brown inverted triangle & armlet on sleeves, brown cap, beige stars Stradbally (IRE) 17
Nag me
8 11-12 p1 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 22/123.00
9 1102P-3 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Madam Bovary (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 9/25.50

Verdict

Mackeys Forge has now run 11 times over fences without success though he's generally gone well against decent opposition. He should be in the shake-up along with He'llberemembered, who wasn't disgraced behind the useful Maritio at Thurles and should be suited by the longer trip. Noel Meade has a good record in the race and JOHANNISBERGER is taken to carry on the good work. He was a little disappointing behind Benefficient here last time when his jumping left plenty to be desired but with a better round he's expected to come out on top here. Madam Bovary progressed nicely over timber and though well beaten on her chasing bow will have learnt from the experience and can do better.