Down Royal

  • 18:20 SHS Sales & Marketing Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.60s
  • Off time: 18:22:02
18:20 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cristy's Call (IRE) 20/1
2nd Gold Tantrum (IRE) 20/1
3rd Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 7/1
4th Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 905993/ White, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, emerald green cap Grand Opera (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 pt Mrs S Dawson P D Kennedy (5) 95 33/134.00
2 7F76-00 Dark green & royal blue check, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, dark green & royal blue check cap Wot A Shot (IRE) 91
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5 11-12 C A McBratney D J Condon 95 25/126.00
3 0070-F0 White & black chevrons, black seams on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Royal Boru (IRE) 80
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6 11-11 Mrs G Callaghan R C Colgan 94 14/115.00
4 127066 MAUVE, pink star & cap Marmaladeskies (IRE) 7
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7 11-10 h W F Codd J J Burke (5) 93 7/24.50
5 72404/0- DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Regal Warrior (IRE) 27
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11 11-9 t J J Lambe B J Geraghty 92 10/111.00
6 0-0P032 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap It's All An Act (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 vt J J Hanlon B Hayes (3) 91 11/26.50
7 05-700 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Cristy's Call (IRE) 42
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5 11-7 p G P Cromwell D J Benson (7) 90 20/121.00
8 73-90P0 ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white check sleeves, royal blue cap Mollies Gent (IRE) 14
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6 11-7 t1 W J Fitzpatrick R Loughran 90 40/141.00
9 50/5307- LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 13
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8 11-5 bt J C McConnell M J Bolger 88 12/113.00
10 0P890-7 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 h C A McBratney A P Heskin 88 33/134.00
11 4-F7322 EMERALD GREEN, orange panel, striped sleeves, orange cap The Fitz Lady (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-5 p E McCarthy E C McCarthy (5) 88 4/15.00
12 43P-031 EMERALD GREEN, emerald green & red halved sleeves, quartered cap Glen Orchy Lad (IRE) 10
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9 11-2 John Cullen S A Shortall (5) 85 7/18.00
13 4/066-74 White, royal blue star, hooped cap Gold Tantrum (IRE) 14
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7 10-13 S Fahey S E Butler (5) 82 20/121.00
14 3-63291 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 8
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11 10-13 t V T O'Brien D E Mullins 82 12/113.00
15 32-6988 White, emerald green stars, mauve sleeves, white stars, white cap, mauve star Catchin Time (IRE) 39
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6 10-12 pt P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 81 25/126.00
16 2800-03 YELLOW & MAROON DIAMONDS, maroon slvs, yellow armlet,maroon cap,yellow diamond Sulki Rose (IRE) 39
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9 10-11 H Fitzpatrick S W Flanagan 80 25/126.00

Verdict

The veteran Valours Minion has been running well and deserved his first ever victory on his 29th start over fences at Killarney and is still on a fair mark over hurdles. THE FITZ LADY looked a certain winner when taking up the running at Tramore a couple of weeks ago but was run out of it close home by Pleased As Punch. She may be held up a bit longer this time and can gain compensation though It's All An Act wasn't far behind and should also go well. Glen Orchy Lad appeared to relish stepping up to 2m4f at Sligo and this could prove on the short side but Blue Ridge Lane, who is still a maiden over hurdles after 21 starts, arrives in winning form after scoring on the Flat at Tramore.