Down Royal

  • 17:10 Premier Bakeries Ireland Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.60s
  • Off time: 17:10:49
17:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ms Bliss (IRE) 7/1
2nd Landenstown Lady 2/1
3rd Mai Maisie (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U072-21 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, royal blue sleeves & cap Queen Of The Hill (FR) 49
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6 11-7 T Cooper P Carberry 13/82.62
2 034-140- Black, pink stars, pink sleeves, quartered cap Single Lady 336
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5 11-7 t1 Jason Cairns R T Dunne (3) 14/115.00
3 84 ROYAL BLUE, light blue star, light blue cap Chilledbelowzero (IRE) 19
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5 10-13 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 14/115.00
4 8-8 BLACK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, black cap, red diamond Clarabunda (IRE) 12
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6 10-13 Miss Dunphy B T O'Connell 25/126.00
5 55-9685 WHITE, orange disc & spots on sleeves, white cap, orange spots Cooper's Dream (IRE) 10
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6 10-13 C Bowe S W Flanagan 14/115.00
6 Pink, black diamond & sleeves, black diamond on cap Culater (IRE)
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5 10-13 P Sinnott B Hayes (5) 25/126.00
7 FP8 WHITE, emerald green stars Flemany (IRE) 18
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5 10-13 P Cluskey M A Enright (5) 33/134.00
8 458 LIGHT BLUE, emerald green sash & armlet, quartered cap Goosing Around (IRE) 47
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5 10-13 p1 C Ross R C Colgan 12/113.00
9 0-0 Purple, yellow cross sashes, striped sleeves, yellow & purple striped cap Hilary (IRE) 43
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5 10-13 t G Stack A P Thornton 16/117.00
10 6 WHITE, maroon disc, maroon sleeves, striped cap Hold The Fire (IRE) 7
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5 10-13 P G Fahey S E Butler (7) 25/126.00
11 F37- Royal blue, white chevron & sleeves, royal blue cap Landenstown Lady 324
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5 10-13 David Kelly Mr P A King (7) 2/13.00
12 0P- White, royal blue chevron & sleeves, dark blue & white hooped cap Mai Maisie (IRE) 267
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5 10-13 S Byrne A D Leigh 25/126.00
13 0053-5S White, maroon cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, black diamonds Ms Bliss (IRE) 25
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6 10-13 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 7/18.00
14 0 WHITE, royal blue slvs, red cap Over Church Road (IRE) 49
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6 10-13 B R Hamilton D E Mullins (7) 33/134.00
15 524-308 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Personal Shopper 8
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5 10-13 H Smyth T P Treacy 25/126.00
16 006-030- WHITE, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap The Gave (IRE) 453
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5 10-13 G Stack B M Cash 16/117.00
17 20 ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, red sleeves & cap Wild Friday (IRE) 49
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6 10-13 J J Lambe B S Hughes 12/113.00
18 0000- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Tarkeeba (IRE) 177
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4 10-11 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 86 20/121.00
19 647 Dark green & royal blue check, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, dark green & royal blue check cap Toye Native (IRE) 49
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4 10-11 C A McBratney E J O'connell 25/126.00
20 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Udontno (IRE)
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4 10-11 N Madden N P Madden 14/115.00
Non runners
218030/00Annie Go (IRE)811-7A J MartinReserve 180
225-2FP44Maple Valley Gale (IRE)810-13L LennonReserve 287

Verdict

Queen Of The Hill showed nothing over hurdles last year but has improved massively since reverting to bumpers and was an impressive winner at Downpatrick last month. Hilary had a couple of poor outings over hurdles in the spring but has shown better form on the Flat recently and has plenty of improvement in her. LANDENSTOWN LADY had shown potential on the Flat here and in France before a very unlucky loser on her hurdling debut here a year ago when she fell while leading at the last. She hasn't run since October but that form would be good enough for this and hopefully she'll be fit enough. Wild Friday made a promising debut in a bumper on this track before returning with a poor effort behind today's rival Queen Of The Hill which wasn't her true form. Cooper's Dream may prove best of the remainder.