Today's racecards

Downpatrick

  • 17:25 Q Radio Flat Race2m 1f 172y

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.80s
  • Off time: 17:26:01
17:25 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Most Peculiar (IRE) 4/7
2nd Royal Captain (IRE) 11/4
3rd Grey Messenger (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P-70 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Grey Messenger (IRE) 126
Nag me
5 12-0 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford 16/117.00
2 0 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap King Alfonso 160
Nag me
5 12-0 M O'Hare Mr N McParlan (5) 25/126.00
3 P-BP ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow cap Morgans Rock (IRE) 301
Nag me
6 12-0 Mrs S Dawson Mr M J O'Hare (5) 33/134.00
4 42 Red, black disc, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Most Peculiar (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 4/71.57
5 F-62 Dark blue, light blue hoop, check sleeves & cap Royal Captain (IRE) 100
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 12-0 G Elliott Mr R P McNamara 11/43.75
6 06 SCARLET, green hooped slvs, royal blue cap Slim Pickens (IRE) 198
Nag me
6 12-0 P J Prendergast S A Shortall (7) 20/121.00
7 7 YELLOW & GREY CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, grey star Belle Fortune (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-7 P A Fahy Ms K Walsh 14/115.00
9 RED, white sash, sleeves & cap Heavenly Star (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-7 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 11/112.00
10 40/5-984 WHITE, maroon disc, maroon sleeves, striped cap Niamh Machine (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 11-7 Mark Fahey Miss N Fahey (7) 16/117.00
11 7 WHITE, black hoop, black sleeves, white cap Remember The Past (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 11-7 L W Doran Mr N M Kelly (7) 33/134.00
12 RED & WHITE DIABOLO, red sleeves, white stars, white cap Takeonebickie (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-7 M P Fitzgerald Mr J J King (5) 33/134.00
Non runners
85-4407Crofton Trail (IRE)511-7N MeadeMs N Carberry
13Vestige411-2J J LambeL A McKenna

Verdict

MOST PECULIAR was tapped for speed at a crucial stage at Clonmel last month before staying on strongly behind Drunken Counsel. Today's longer trip looks just what's required and compensation awaits. That winner is trained by Gordon Elliott, who has Royal Captain engaged here. He's had two runs over hurdles and was an odds-on chance when beaten by Rasco on this track in December and makes his bumper debut. Crofton Trail has run two poor races since a very good effort on fast ground at Galway in September and may find the going too soft. Belle Fortune was never in contention on her debut at Gowran last month but should have come on for the experience and can get involved.