Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 14:50 Downpatrick Family Day Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.10s
  • Off time: 14:51:36
14:50 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moss Street 13/8
2nd Big Kern (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 522-211 WHITE, royal blue slvs, red cap Big Kern (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 B R Hamilton R M Power 8/111.73
2 FP-8 Emerald green & black chevrons, quartered cap Celtic Fire (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-4 t1 P Martin R C Colgan 25/126.00
3 2PP-750 BROWN & WHITE HOOPS, light blue cap, red star Graney Town (IRE) 6
Nag me
5 11-4 P McCreery B Hayes (3) 20/121.00
4 PP-8 Pink & white diamonds Virgil Hilts (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 11-4 t J C McConnell P D Kennedy (5) 40/141.00
5 347P-84 Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap Moss Street 11
Nag me
4 11-1 b G Elliott P Carberry 110 13/82.62
Non runners
6Two Cool Shabra (IRE)411-1P O BradyM J Bolger

Verdict

Big Kern finished runner-up three times between the flags before winning one at Necarne in May. He made a successful debut under Rules in a bumper on this track and should win plenty of races but the concession of 11lb to MOSS STREET looks beyond him. Gordon Elliott's charge hasn't done as well as expected since a close third to Plinth at Leopardstown in December but the combination of faster ground, the correct trip and Paul Carberry's presence should be enough for him to get off the mark. The remainder with form have shown nothing so the newcomer Two Cool Shabra may snatch third spot.