Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 15:20 Bronte Homelands Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.60s
  • Off time: 15:20:54
15:20 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 10/11
2nd Dancing Roe (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2327-12 PURPLE & WHITE HOOPS, white cap Dancing Roe (IRE) 6
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 p C Roche A P Crowe 119 11/43.75
2 00/381-1 Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap Smiler (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 ht M J O'Connor Mr M J O'Connor 3/14.00
3 13634- White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 9
Nag me
4 11-6 J C McConnell M J Bolger 127 10/111.91
4 13578- Grey, royal blue sash & sleeves, grey cap Only Exception (IRE) 157
Nag me
5 11-5 M C Grassick D E Mullins 109 33/134.00
5 18BP05 Royal blue, light blue spots, brown cap, emerald green spots Shabra Charity (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-5 pt P O Brady B Hayes (3) 106 20/121.00

Verdict

Only Exception has gone backwards since landing a Ballinrobe maiden a year ago while Shabra Charity has won once over hurdles in 33 starts and is better over fences. Dancing Roe is going well and followed an impressive maiden success at KiIlbeggan with a good run behind Elsie at Roscommon where he may not have enjoyed the very quick ground. However, like the in-form Smiler, who gained a hard-fought victory over the course and distance last month, he has to concede 6lb to ORGILGO BAY and that looks beyond him. Third in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham, a very good second to El Salvador on the Flat at Bellewstown earlier this month will have put him straight for this before he goes on to better things.