Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 19:55 Apple Orchard Handicap1m 2f 100y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.59s
  • Off time: 19:57:10
19:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jimtown 14/1
2nd Circumstances (IRE) 8/1
3rd Something Graceful 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2-751 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap King of Dudes 15
Nag me
3 10-0 T Carmody J P Murtagh 80 7/42.75
2 (7) 537-516 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Jimtown 48
Nag me
3 9-11 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 77 14/115.00
3 (5) 922664 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Something Graceful 5
Nag me
3 9-10 J S Bolger R P Whelan (5) 76 7/18.00
4 (6) 090-13 Dark Blue Time Of My Life (IRE) 67
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-10 T Stack W M Lordan 76 6/17.00
5 (3) 724-837 EmGreen,royal blue chevron,green & white hooped slvs,yellow cap,green stars Casual Creeper (IRE) 47
Nag me
3 9-4 b1 N Meade J P O'Brien 70 14/115.00
6 (9) 77-4001 MAROON, light blue seams, white cap Circumstances (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-2 t D Wachman N G McCullagh 68 8/19.00
7 (2) 7674-24 Purple, white seams on sleeves, mauve cap Dragon Khan (IRE) 82
Nag me
3 8-12 C Roche L F Roche (5) 64 9/43.25
8 (4) 55-0266 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron & sleeves, yellow & white quartered cap You Got Heart (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 8-9 C F Swan C P Hoban (5) 61 28/129.00
9 (8) 85708-9 EMERALD GREEN, yellow seams, emerald green cap, yellow spots Athlumney Lass (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-6 A Oliver C D Hayes 58 28/129.00

Verdict

King Of Dudes had shown ability in maidens before making all on his handicap debut at Leopardstown. A 6lb rise looks fair and he can go well again but TIME OF MY LIFE has to be given a chance to prove his latest run all wrong. He stepped out of maiden sprints to land a massive gamble by 15l on his handicap debut over 1m4f at Wexford and was expected to follow-up under a penalty two days later at Roscommon but flopped when long odds-on. Those two races may have come too close together and he's handed another opportunity here. Circumstances had shown very little before scoring at Dundalk and is the type to improve again but the biggest threat may emerge in the shape of Dragon Khan, runner-up in a huge field at Navan before finding a mile too short at Gowran.