Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 17:55 Barclay O2 Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.80s
  • Off time: 17:57:01
17:55 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shemshal (FR) 4/6
2nd Knight Of Bangkok 12/1
3rd Fellisha (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 036909- RED, white spots, white cap Beat The Bell 252
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9 11-12 t1 Miss E McCutcheon M A Enright 50/151.00
3 0-4 Black, red hollow box & sleeves, quartered cap Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 22
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5 11-12 Miss C Cannon C D Maxwell (3) 33/134.00
4 3- MAUVE & WHITE CHEVRONS, mauve cap Redoute Star (AUS) 354
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8 11-12 N Moran L P Dempsey (7) 20/121.00
5 P- Red & yellow hoops, yellow & black hooped sleeves, red cap Condagene (IRE) 69
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5 11-4 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 40/141.00
6 4/23- WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Gaius Marius (IRE) 357
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6 11-4 N Meade P Carberry 7/24.50
8 0 Red & yellow chevrons, red sleeves, check cap Goodluck Noel (IRE) 13
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5 11-4 P Nolan C M Walsh (7) 50/151.00
9 090-7 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap King Alfonso 25
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5 11-4 M O'Hare Mr N McParlan (5) 50/151.00
10 R08-4 Red & black quartered, black & red halved sleeves, red cap, black star Knight Of Bangkok 25
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5 11-4 P Martin R C Colgan 12/113.00
11 725F-42 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Shemshal (FR) 25
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6 11-4 A J Martin B J Geraghty 114 4/61.67
12 56- White & red diamonds, white sleeves, red cap, white diamond Spring Awakening 47
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5 11-4 P Nolan S A Shortall (7) 50/151.00
13 0 Emerald green & royal blue quartered, em green sleeves, striped cap Velocity Of Light 25
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5 11-4 t V Robinson Mr J Creswell (7) 50/151.00
14 5 Pink and Purple quartered, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Fellisha (IRE) 25
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6 10-11 t A Heffernan P Townend 14/115.00
16 80- BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Khairmed (IRE) 134
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5 10-11 T Doyle D Crosse 50/151.00
17 P0 LIGHT GREEN, red cap, green star Perryrun (IRE) 9
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7 10-11 t1 S R B Crawford J M Moore (7) 66/167.00
18 535-U Red, white triple diamond, white stars on sleeves, red cap, white stars Rathmuck Native (IRE) 9
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6 10-11 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 20/121.00
19 59495-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Regula (IRE) 13
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5 10-11 D McDonogh B R Dalton (3) 50/151.00
20 32/239- Pink, purple epaulettes, purple stars on sleeves, pink cap, red stars Shes Tensixtysix (IRE) 262
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7 10-11 ht David Kelly S W Flanagan 16/117.00
21 6322-08 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Knockans Bridge (IRE) 16
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6 11-4 H Smyth Reserve 1 50/151.00
22 27F76-0 Dark green & royal blue check, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, dark green & royal blue check cap Wot A Shot (IRE) 24
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5 11-12 h C A McBratney B Hughes 95 16/117.00
23 9P000/ Black, light blue cross sashes & sleeves, light blue cap The Mosscheeper (IRE) 1394
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9 11-4 V Robinson Reserve 3 85 50/151.00
Non runners
23Nanaimo (CAN)611-12S R B CrawfordP Buchanan
7PPP4-F4Going Back (IRE)511-4M HouriganA P Heskin
1508Jumping Juju (IRE)610-11P O BradyD J Casey

Verdict

Despite his defeat when odds-on here earlier this month, SHEMSHAL has to be the choice as his overall form over timber is superior to that of these rivals. The main threat may arrive in the shape of Gaius Marius, who has shown plenty of promise in bumpers though he doesn't particularly have a pedigree for jumping. Fellisha was 10l behind the selection last time and as that was her hurdling debut she's expected to get closer without reversing the form, a remark that also applies to Knight Of Bangkok, who was just in front of her in fourth and isn't one to trust. Redoute Star is one to keep an eye on as he won several races on the Flat in Hong Kong and has joined new connections after showing ability in the UK last year.