Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 13:05 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 6.50s
  • Off time: 13:05:07
13:05 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Inish Island (IRE) 9/4
2nd Torn Asunder (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6/13343- Dark blue, large white spots & sleeves, dark blue cap Inish Island (IRE) 235
Nag me
6 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 9/43.25
2 53-3P22 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Days (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-4 J Queally Andrew J McNamara 114 3/14.00
3 B309-0 YELLOW & DARK GREEN STRIPES, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Embatt (IRE) 162
Nag me
5 11-4 G A Kingston S J Gray (3) 66/167.00
4 5/29-623 BROWN AND GREY QUARTERED, grey sleeves,grey cap, brown spots Solidago (IRE) 126
Nag me
5 11-4 S R B Crawford P Carberry 13/27.50
5 1P4-5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Torn Asunder (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 G Elliott D N Russell 7/42.75
7 PP1-4 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Vicsaflia (IRE) 181
Nag me
6 11-4 b1 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 16/117.00
8 73-0246 Red, black panel, hooped sleeves, black cap Moyas Charm (IRE) 34
Nag me
9 10-11 R H Lalor M A Enright (5) 99 12/113.00
Non runners
60623-8PTroubled (IRE)511-4D T HughesB J Cooper

Verdict

Troubled would be the obvious form pick on his two runs earlier this year when narrowly beaten in better maidens than this. However, he ran very poorly in his two starts last month and is best watched for the moment. Moyas Charm ran easily her best race when narrowly defeated over the C&D in May but hasn't performed at that level in two subsequent starts but Inish Island looks a real threat having joined Willie Mullins as he has shown plenty of promise over shorter trips. He'll be fit enough for his reappearance but his victory in a Clonmel bumper means he has to concede 8lb to ANCIENT DAYS and that could prove beyond him. John Queally's charge has always looked as though this trip would suit and ran really well over the minimum at Galway last month. Winning point-to-pointer Torn Asunder looks next best despite an expensive defeat in a Cork bumper last month.