Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 14:45 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.10s
  • Off time: 14:46:39
14:45 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ma Belle Amie 11/4
2nd Ultra Light (FR) 25/1
3rd Queen Of The Hill (FR) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 948223 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, royal blue sleeves & cap Queen Of The Hill (FR) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 p T Cooper B J Cooper 109 15/82.88
2 991U80 Pink, maroon chevron, pink cap En Suite (IRE) 59
Nag me
6 10-13 Miss C Cannon Andrew J McNamara 50/151.00
3 345323 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue spots Ma Belle Amie 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-13 C Bowe D N Russell 107 11/43.75
4 0/339F0- DARK BLUE, red spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, red spots Meitheamh (IRE) 476
Nag me
8 10-13 M Phelan E Mullins 107 6/17.00
5 25 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sitcom (IRE) 156
Nag me
5 10-13 C Roche A P Crowe 9/43.25
6 9370 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Ultra Light (FR) 14
Nag me
5 10-13 R Hennessy A E Lynch 25/126.00
7 6085 White, red star, red armlet, white cap, royal blue stars Valley View Lady (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 10-13 P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 50/151.00
8 1P-070P BLACK, red sash, black cap, red star Victors Girl (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-13 pt A J Black M A Enright (5) 50/151.00

Verdict

Queen Of The Hill won a bumper over this trip and has been racing over slightly further since turning to hurdles. She has found little in the latter stages and this trip could be her optimum. MA BELLE AMIE, runner-up to Speckled Wood at Thurles last month, started a short-priced favourite at Fairyhouse a fortnight later but could only finish third behind Royal Flight. The 8lb she receives here can ensure she gains her first success with Sitcom, who has shown plenty of promise in bumpers, looking easily the best of the remainder.