Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 13:45 Happy Christmas Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 100y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 40.30s
  • Off time: 13:45:49
13:45 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Allez Vic (IRE) 5/2
2nd Redclue (IRE) 8/1
3rd Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 180-564 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Leanna Ban 8
Nag me
6 11-12 E Doyle J S McGarvey (5) 95 10/111.00
2 60-6021 EMERALD GREEN, red spots, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Afram Blue 33
Nag me
8 11-9 Miss M McGuinness J P Byrne 92 8/19.00
3 7-9343F RED & WHITE STRIPES, check cap Allez Vic (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-8 J Barcoe B Hayes (5) 91 5/23.50
4 614050 Mauve, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Bouncing Betty (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-6 t Mrs G Callaghan R C Colgan 89 12/113.00
5 12334-9 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, yellow cap, emerald green star Preswell Lad (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-6 M Butler M P Butler (3) 89 16/117.00
6 75365P White, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, red star Native Court (IRE) 23
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7 11-5 pt M M McNiff P T Enright 88 10/111.00
7 5353U2 Pink & white diamonds Nell's Nan (IRE) 56
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5 11-5 t J C McConnell M J Bolger 88 14/115.00
8 9F332F RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Udo's Choice (IRE) 12
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5 11-2 p P J Rothwell D N Russell 85 14/115.00
9 PP3214 BLACK & RED CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves & cap Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 5
Nag me
7 11-0 p D E Finn M J Ferris 83 7/18.00
10 367-662 Royal Blue and Yellow Diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Redclue (IRE) 37
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4 10-13 Miss C Cannon A E Lynch 86 8/19.00
11 0065F6 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Personal Shopper 77
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6 10-12 H Smyth S J Crimin (7) 81 12/113.00
12 3065P4 YELLOW, white sleeves & cap Brian The Warrior (IRE) 15
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6 10-11 D McDonogh D E Mullins 80 12/113.00
13 0P-5007 LIGHT GREEN, royal blue sleeves, light green cap Celtic Passion (IRE) 20
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5 10-11 L Butler A Ring (7) 80 33/134.00
14 FP80P-0 Emerald green, yellow braces, yellow armlet, quartered cap Flemany (IRE) 20
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6 10-11 P Cluskey D E Splaine (3) 80 40/141.00
15 808P-90 Yellow, purple star, hooped sleeves, purple cap Swift Accordian (IRE) 15
Nag me
8 10-11 h D T Hughes M Darcy 80 25/126.00
Non runners
160/05757Garamor Boy (IRE)911-1P O BradyReserve 184
17008PBoherna Lady (IRE)511-2Denis HoganReserve 285
18114/307Better Back Bob (IRE)711-11N McKnightReserve 394

Verdict

AFRAN BLUE looks the one to be on as he ran well over a slightly longer trip here in October then went one better at Limerick for which a 4lb rise looks fair. Allez Vic had been looking a likely future winner before falling at Navan and has to be considered while Preswell Lad, runner-up at Fairyhouse in January, reverts to hurdling after a short spell over fences. The four-year-old Redclue ran his best race to date behind Father Jack at Fairyhouse last month and should improve again but winning point-to-pointer Leanna Ban looks high in the weights for what he's achieved.