Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 15:00 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:57
15:00 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Court Jester (IRE) 25/1
2nd Miranour 6/1
3rd Great Oak (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52F211 Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 P Hughes T C Carroll (2) 100 3/14.00
2 122431 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Great Oak (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 J W Nicholson M A Enright (2) 96 6/42.50
3 00-5020 ORANGE, black star, orange cap, white stars Vapiano (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-6 G Elliott K M Donoghue 95 6/17.00
4 546460 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t P O Brady R P Treacy (4) 93 14/115.00
5 0660- White, red triple diamond & sleeves, red star on cap Quintara (IRE) 77
Nag me
4 11-4 M Torrens B R Dalton (2) 96 8/19.00
6 01P0-00 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Al Dafa (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 P Stafford G Malone (4) 88 25/126.00
7 0UU-F14 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Miranour 46
Nag me
7 10-13 L Lennon M W Bowes (2) 88 6/17.00
8 79-0453 WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-13 Miss S Barkley S E Butler (4) 88 10/111.00
9 2232-46 RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Lord Multifix (IRE) 88
Nag me
7 10-10 b N McKnight P D Kennedy (2) 85 14/115.00
10 B086-F PURPLE, white cap Court Jester (IRE) 233
Nag me
6 10-8 S Wilson J S McGarvey (4) 83 25/126.00

Verdict

Rookery Rebel is 13lb lower than his chase mark but doesn't win very often as a strike-rate of 1-39 under Rules suggests. Khan Tengri isn't badly treated but has run poorly recently so this looks between the in-form pair Great Oak and SPEED DIAL. The former was a very lucky winner over fences at Cork last time as she was struggling in third when left clear at the last. She's on a lenient mark over hurdles and must be a threat but it's Speed Dial who gets the vote to complete a hat-trick as Tim Carroll produced his mount, who needs to be held up, with a perfectly timed run at Fairyhouse and a 6lb rise looks manageable.