Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 14:25 Have An Abba Christmas Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 6098-00 Dark blue, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap Driveheron (IRE) 25
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5 11-10 t Ms J Morgan D J Condon 93 1001
2 387077 MAROON, white disc, quartered cap Not For Changing (IRE) 12
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6 11-10 P Allen K M Donoghue (3) 93 1001
3 756863 EMERALD GREEN & RED DIABOLO, yellow sleeves & cap Schindler's Pearl (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 p Miss T L Cogan A D Leigh 93 1001
4 PP0006- Yellow, emerald green hoop, emerald green armlet, red cap West Ship Master (IRE) 378
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8 11-9 D Miley A P Heskin 92 1001
5 414380 PINK, white epaulettes, white stars on cap Pink Goddess (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 p G T Cuthbert M J Ferris 89 1001
6 01P0-00 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Al Dafa (USA) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-5 P Stafford D E Splaine (5) 88 1001
7 F39/900 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Bally Folan Girl (IRE) 11
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7 10-11 p1 S Byrne T P Treacy 80 1001
8 308-000 DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Breeze With Ease (IRE) 107
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 t J J Lambe B S Hughes 80 1001

Verdict

Pink Goddess has scored just once over hurdles in 20 starts, over this C&D in July. She's better on quicker ground and has run poorly on soft going recently. Breeze With Ease has also won here though that was over two years ago and he's another arriving out of form. SCHINDLER'S PEARL looks the obvious solution after his fine run behind Carlowsantana at Cork and though he's hardly consistent a repeat of that run should see him home. Not For Changing has had little experience and looks high enough in the weights while Al Dafa should do better when sent back over fences.