Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 14:35 Bingo Handicap Chase 2m 2f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.20s
  • Off time: 14:35:11
14:35 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Urban Gale (IRE) 9/1
2nd Clancy Strand (NZ) 11/4
3rd Rookery Rebel (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 679-045 WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Rookery Rebel (IRE) 12
Nag me
10 11-12 Miss S Barkley S E Butler (7) 101 6/17.00
2 107060 LIGHT BLUE, yellow spots on sleeves, light blue cap Curragh Golan (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 p M Butler M P Butler (5) 100 11/112.00
3 000670 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Baizically (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-6 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 95 14/115.00
4 1/P21-43 RED, orange stars, red sleeves, orange star on cap Streedagh Lady (IRE) 69
Nag me
8 11-6 M M McNiff S Fox (7) 95 7/18.00
5 222249 RED, orange stars, red sleeves, orange star on cap Whisky Galore 12
Nag me
6 11-6 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 95 13/27.50
6 90P386 ROYAL BLUE, large white spots, striped sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Urban Gale (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 p P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 92 9/110.00
7 7-65139 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Clancy Strand (NZ) 64
Nag me
7 10-10 N Madden N P Madden 85 11/43.75
8 2P0P6P RED, black hoop, black sleeves, hooped cap Torremuelle (IRE) 27
Nag me
10 10-8 b D E Finn B R Dalton (5) 83 8/19.00
9 U07P1P WHITE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, white cap, emerald green star Breffni Gael (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 10-3 J P Dempsey A E Lynch 78 6/17.00

Verdict

Whisky Galore was in reasonable form over hurdles in the summer but ran poorly over fences last time and has now gone 32 career starts without winning. Stablemate Streedagh Lady had a very long break after scoring at Southwell last year and hasn't shown much in two recent starts though he should be approaching peak fitness. CLANCY STRAND showed nothing in four early efforts over fences but has improved over hurdles and can now race from a very lowly mark so looks the one to be on. Rookery Rebel has generally performed at a slightly higher level but one success in 38 starts is hardly an advertisement for his chances.