Down Royal

  • 18:50 Tayto Group Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.10s
  • Off time: 18:51:35
18:50 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clondaw Farmer (IRE) 8/13
2nd Ram Them All (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22-1 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Clondaw Farmer (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 11-12 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 8/131.62
2 900/P96 Grey, maroon chevron, maroon armlet, quartered cap Glen Gyle (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-12 L Lennon S G McDermott 25/126.00
3 2-0 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Ballymarket Boy (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-4 M Torrens M Darcy 20/121.00
4 09 Black, red hollow box, red armlet, red cap Enemy Engagement (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 11-4 t J H Black G B Watters (5) 25/126.00
7 783473 White & purple diamonds, purple diamond on cap Ram Them All (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-4 P A Fahy S A Shortall (5) 96 5/23.50
10 P Red, white sash, white armlet, striped cap Wewillallgo (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-4 h J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (7) 33/134.00
11 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Little Vinnie (IRE)
Nag me
5 10-11 J J Hanlon B Hayes (3) 12/113.00
Non runners
587Licknabegga (IRE)611-4S FaheyS E Butler
6873-6Mighty Leader (IRE)611-4M O'HareR C Colgan
8F53Redrobin (IRE)511-4David KellyS W Flanagan
9404The Trigger (IRE)511-4Mrs S DawsonR Loughran

Verdict

Clondaw Farmer looked a very smart prospect when landing a steadily-run bumper at Galway where he could have done with a stronger gallop. He makes his hurdling debut here and could turn out to be useful but the concession of 8lb to REDROBIN at this stage may prove beyond him. By Presenting out of a useful staying hurdler, he attempted to make all over this trip at Gowran on his hurdling bow and kept on after being headed three out. That will have done him good and he can gain his first victory. Ram Them All has had more experience than the aforementioned pair and has a couple of fair performances to his credit including in a Tramore handicap last time. The Trigger made too many mistakes at Sligo but the longer trip should suit and he can challenge for a place.