Down Royal

  • 17:35 Kerry Foods Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.60s
  • Off time: 17:36:01
17:35 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fresh By Nature (IRE) 12/1
2nd Zemario (IRE) 10/11
3rd Lord Of Isenay (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-755 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Zemario (IRE) 3
Nag me
7 11-12 p J G Murphy S J Gray (3) 109 10/111.91
2 237U05 WHITE, light blue chevron & cap I Am Great (IRE) 4
Nag me
8 11-4 b J G Cosgrave Mr P J Cosgrave (7) 10/111.00
3 69 Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, red cap, black diamonds King Cruiser (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 11-4 E McCarthy S W Flanagan 40/141.00
4 243-3 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Lord Of Isenay (FR) 18
Nag me
7 11-4 B Potts K M Donoghue 106 7/24.50
5 P0- MAROON & EMERALD GREEN DIABOLO, emerald green sleeves, striped cap What About Harry (IRE) 466
Nag me
7 11-4 t T Cleary S J Hassett (3) 33/134.00
6 7/17-U0 Grey, purple seams, grey sleeves & cap Dromdeals Princess (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 10-11 b1 David Kelly B T O'Connell 33/134.00
7 38 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Fresh By Nature (IRE) 8
Nag me
6 10-11 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 12/113.00
8 0-03324 YELLOW, black diamond, yellow cap, royal blue diamond Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 10-11 S J Treacy J S McGarvey (5) 97 4/15.00
9 02-0 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Nifty Lass (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 10-11 M Torrens M Darcy 50/151.00

Verdict

LORD OF ISENAY showed potential in three runs over the minimum trip last year and improved again on his first start for a year at Ballinrobe a couple of weeks ago where he also appeared suited by 2m4f on fast going. He can progress further and take care of Lilly The Lioness, who has done better since being stepped up in trip on her two latest starts. Zemario reverts to hurdling after a cracking effort behind Timjoe on the Flat at Ballinrobe on Tuesday and in that kind of form has to be taken seriously but I Am Great may find this on the short side.