Today's racecards

Down Royal

  • 17:45 O2 Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.70s
  • Off time: 17:46:00
17:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Howwoulduno (IRE) 25/1
2nd Old Pride (IRE) 11/4
3rd Thomond (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 78/5- YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alghanem (IRE) 98
Nag me
5 11-12 M Phelan M J Bolger (3) 16/117.00
2 840-400 Emerald green, black star, black diamonds on cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 5
Nag me
6 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/43.25
4 12652- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Cullentry Royal 243
Nag me
5 11-12 G Elliott D E Mullins 114 7/42.75
5 4-7 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Zemario (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 11-12 J G Murphy S J Gray (3) 16/117.00
6 RED & BLACK STRIPES, red sleeves, red & white check cap Black Bart (IRE)
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5 11-4 N Meade S A Shortall (7) 25/126.00
7 S/5FPP-U Pink, white sleeves, white & pink quartered cap Dont Panic (FR) 7
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9 11-4 Mrs H McGahan C M Walsh (7) 40/141.00
8 0-8 Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Happy Maverick (IRE) 9
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5 11-4 D Kinsella M F Mooney 40/141.00
9 P504P-0 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue & yellow check cap Howwoulduno (IRE) 25
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5 11-4 L Lennon S E Butler (5) 25/126.00
10 38- Light green, black star, black sleeves, light green armlet, black & light green hooped cap Little Boy Boru (IRE) 86
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5 11-4 S R B Crawford K M Donoghue (3) 25/126.00
11 6P6/423- RED, yellow sash & sleeves, white cap Lord Hercules (IRE) 35
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8 11-4 C A McBratney E J O'Connell 33/134.00
13 44P10/0 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 25
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7 11-4 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 33/134.00
14 3/36- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Old Pride (IRE) 124
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5 11-4 T J Taaffe M A Enright (3) 11/43.75
16 1/9-7 CERISE Thomond (IRE) 28
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5 11-4 t N Meade D J Condon 10/111.00
17 0/ Maroon, pale blue slvs, maroon cuffs, check cap Vaalwater (IRE) 735
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8 11-4 t1 W M Roper R C Colgan 50/151.00
18 000- Brown, light green slvs, red cap Carlyan (IRE) 202
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6 10-11 P Casey J S McGarvey (7) 33/134.00
19 0P76/80 MAROON & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, maroon cap Dry Rein (IRE) 9
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8 10-11 B Arthey A P Thornton 33/134.00
20 P- Yellow, red chevron & sleeves, red cap Means Well (IRE) 118
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6 10-11 H Smyth M W Bowes (5) 33/134.00
Non runners
3232522-Champagne Agent (IRE)711-12W P MullinsR Walsh112
1258Matua Flyer (IRE)511-4J LarkinR J O'Hare
1580-Sea Light (IRE)511-4C ByrnesN P Madden
210587/P8-Larsen Bee (IRE)710-11W M RoperReserve 187
2200-6Blimey O'Riley (IRE)811-12Mrs D A LoveReserve 2

Verdict

The question here is whether Willie Mullins can get a race over hurdles out of Champagne Agent, who has now finished in the first four in nine of his eleven starts over timber. His overall form is superior to those with experience though he was beaten a very long way into second by Mad Brian at Navan in March. Old Pride ran very well on his first two starts but moderately when last seen in January while winning bumper Cullentry Royal hasn't been seen since September though he looked a progressive type when just touched off at Clonmel that day. BOB LE BEAU is rated 100 on the Flat and makes his hurdling debut. He competed with distinction in Dubai earlier this year and a run at the Curragh on Sunday will have put him straight for his hurdling debut so he's taken to make a winning start.