Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 21:00 Her Majesty's Plate1m 4f 195y

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 52.24s
  • Off time: 21:00:16
21:00 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chicago (IRE) 11/10
2nd Amira's Prince (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 14-1470 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 b H Rogers C D Hayes 86 25/126.00
2 (5) 744191 RED, yellow seams, green cap Jazz Girl (IRE) 9
Nag me
4 9-9 A Oliver G F Carroll 88 7/18.00
3 (6) 11124-8 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, red sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap Shu Lewis (IRE) 93
Nag me
6 9-4 Ms M D Blake D P McDonogh 16/117.00
4 (4) 5-1443 Maroon, white triple diamond, white diamonds on cap Amira's Prince (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-3 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 96 9/25.50
5 (1) 219331 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Chicago (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 95 11/102.10
6 (2) 3-14247 Grey, light green sleeves & cap Macbeth (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-1 K J Condon J P Murtagh 98 9/43.25

Verdict

Jazz Girl gained her fifth success from just 12 starts in a tough Killarney handicap last week but has it all to do against some progressive three-year-olds. Amira's Prince won easily over a mile at the Curragh in March before a fine run in the Tattersalls Millions at Newmarket. He didn't appear to enjoy stepping up to 1m2f behind Warwick Avenue at Fairyhouse last time so it's a surprise to see him over this trip. The winner that day is trained by Aidan O'Brien who has Chicago entered here and he gained his second victory when beating the useful Hay Point in a handicap over this trip at Fairyhouse. However, he was firmly put in his place by MACBETH at Gowran in April and though the winner hasn't done as well as expected subsequently he's been racing at a much higher level and can get back on the winning trail. The high-class bumper Shu Lewis is the fly in the ointment as connections have her entered in the Irish St Leger, which looks a bit optimistic.