Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 14:40 Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern Region Hunters Chase2m 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.60s
  • Off time: 14:44:16
14:40 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Twig (IRE) 5/2
2nd Send For Paddy (IRE) 10/1
3rd Viking Splash (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1112R2 PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Annacarton (IRE) 39
Nag me
6 11-7 t1 J J Mangan Ms K Walsh 2/13.00
2 6U21P2- RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Arc Of Stone (IRE) 306
Nag me
10 11-7 S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 71 25/126.00
3 07-F1 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Call Box (IRE) 40
Nag me
5 11-7 S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford (7) 14/115.00
4 141-581 DARK BLUE, yellow hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap, yellow star Carlanstown (IRE) 40
Nag me
6 11-7 Mrs C Montmorency Mr J A Jenkins (7) 12/113.00
5 1P-F63P Mauve, Primrose sash, Primrose cap Don't Tell Boo (IRE) 40
Nag me
7 11-7 Mrs C Montmorency Mr C Cully (7) 25/126.00
6 38U-47P Royal blue, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white diamond on cap Leaders Mate (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-7 George Stewart Mr N McParlan (7) 20/121.00
7 0-52112 RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Lord Multifix (IRE) 40
Nag me
5 11-7 L Lennon Mr M J O'Hare (7) 10/111.00
8 P/PP41-7 SCARLET, green hoop on body & sleeves, scarlet cap Lusiad (IRE) 53
Nag me
8 11-7 p Patrick Rooney Mr J E Flynn (7) 33/134.00
9 6P5P7/1 Yellow, black sleeves, striped cap Mr Bobo (IRE) 39
Nag me
7 11-7 B R Hamilton Miss K Ferris (7) 20/121.00
10 76D6P/P Purple & royal blue halved, sleeves reversed, purple cap Rowdy Rampage (IRE) 40
Nag me
6 11-7 L Lennon Mr E Magee (7) 33/134.00
11 P24231 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Send For Paddy (IRE) 47
Nag me
9 11-7 t1 C A McBratney MR D A Fitzsimmons (7) 86 10/111.00
12 0-11111 Brown, red cross sashes & sleeves, red & white quartered cap Top Twig (IRE) 19
Nag me
11 11-7 D M Christie Mr A T Duff (3) 5/23.50
13 34/548-2 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Viking Splash (IRE) 53
Nag me
7 11-7 J J Hanlon Mr B Hayes (7) 6/17.00
14 85/P-313 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Vincent Pipe (IRE) 68
Nag me
8 11-7 p1 Michael O'Hare Ms L O'Neill (7) 8/19.00
15 3585-61 ROYAL BLUE, dark green stars, dark green star on cap Writers Block (IRE) 47
Nag me
7 11-7 S McConville Mr A H Wells (7) 78 28/129.00

Verdict

Top Twig's record between the flags can't be ignored but he's failed to register a win under Rules in 16 previous attempts and the 11-year-old lacks the scope of ANNACARTON. Katie Walsh rode a winner for James Mangan at Limerick on Tuesday and this six-year-old lost nothing in defeat when chasing home the useful Kilty Storm at Dromohane last month. Send For Paddy was all out to win at Maralin last month but is another for the short-list here along with Lord Multifix and the improving Vincent Pipe.