Downpatrick

  • 14:55 Don't You Just Love Downpatrick Hurdle2m 2f 50y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 48.20s
  • Off time: 14:55:27
14:55 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Un Beau Matin (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 50134F YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap Passage Vendome (FR) 9
Nag me
8 11-5 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 130 9/25.50
4 D32U23 Yellow, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Seskinane (IRE) 31
Nag me
8 11-5 Brian M McMahon D R Fox (5) 131 3/14.00
5 4F2223 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Un Beau Matin (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 G Elliott P Carberry 136 8/111.73
6 1-22651 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Twin Plan (IRE) 141
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-12 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 117 12/113.00
Non runners
1513631Call Box (IRE)911-12S R B CrawfordMr B G Crawford123
272333FGimli's Rock (IRE)811-5Mrs J HarringtonM J Bolger130

Verdict

Seskinane had a couple of runs over fences before reverting to hurdles in a Grade 3 at Clonmel last month but the 3m trip looked too far for him. UN BEAU MATIN has been placed in two Grade 2 events this year and was by no means disgraced behind Dunguib and Zaidpour at Navan last month. This looks easier and he should prove too good for these. Gimli's Rock fell over fences last time and hasn't won a race since 2012 so the main threat looks like being Passage Vendome, who has been well beaten over fences this season including at Cheltenham last time.