Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 19:55 Frank Fitzsimmons Maiden Hunters Chase2m 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.30s
  • Off time: 19:55:35
19:55 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Walden (IRE) 9/10
2nd Ballinahow Rover (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 74/250- EMERALD GREEN, white star, white stars on sleeves, hooped cap Ballinahow Rover (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 12-0 p1 D M O'Brien Mr P A King (7) 33/134.00
2 B200- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Fade Away (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 12-0 p1 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 9/25.50
3 16PP51- BLACK, emerald green sash & cap Highly Unlikely (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 12-0 L Lennon Mr K O'Hare (7) 11/26.50
4 5366/52- White & black chevrons, red sleeves, red & white quartered cap Slidecheck (IRE) 195
Nag me
7 12-0 t1 M M McNiff Mr S Fox (7) 14/115.00
5 68451-4 EMERALD GREEN, yellow seams, yellow star on cap Supreme Danehill (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 12-0 J P Brennan Mr P D Collins (7) 20/121.00
6 232231- DARK BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, red cap Walden (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 12-0 p I R Ferguson Mr W Thompson (7) 121 9/101.90
7 063/615- Emerald green, white sash, white cap, emerald green star Katie Do (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 11-7 A J Black Mr B O'Neill (3) 7/18.00

Verdict

WALDEN finished runner-up to Burren River in a similar race to this at Limerick in December and enters the fray in winning form having scored very easily between the flags at Loughanmore last month. That form should be easily good enough to see off some moderate opposition. Slidecheck makes his debut under Rules but there was nothing wrong with his run behind James at Loughanmore in October and he's young enough to make some progress. Highly Unlikely is a regular winner between the flags and arrives in good form having landed a point at Loughbrickland last month. Supreme Danehill wasn't beaten far between the flags on Saturday and may do best of the remainder.