Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 13:25 Giltspur Scientific Christmas Hurdle2m 2f 50y

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 2104-92 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Darroun (IRE) 206
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-9 W P Mullins P Townend 135 1001
2 31200-6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Edeymi (IRE) 48
Nag me
4 11-9 t A J Martin D N Russell 134 1001
3 P1P-F50 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-5 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 1001
4 412-348 Emerald green,royal blue cross sashes,royal blue sleeves,yellow cap,green spots Donnas Palm (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 b N Meade P Carberry 140 1001
5 F6UP-8U RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 44
Nag me
9 11-5 S McConville Mr M McConville (7) 111 1001

Verdict

Donnas Palm is the class-act here though she looks worth taking on after several poor efforts over fences since beating Foildubh in a Grade 2 novice chase at Navan in February. Her earlier hurdles form would see her win this but she's now looking vulnerable and DARROUN can take advantage. Willie Mullins' youngster had today's rival Edeymi just over 4l behind when landing what turned out to be the best maiden of the season at Leopardstown in January and has been highly tried subsequently. Fred Winter runner-up Edeymi has a fitness advantage this time and there should be little between the pair but Count Salazar and Leggy Lad have plenty to find.