14:05 Downpatrick Fri 27 September 2019

  • Down Royal Corporation Of Horse Breeders Handicap Hurdle (80-95)
  • 2m 2f 165y, Good
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€6,000.002nd€2,000.003rd€1,000.004th€500.005th€300.006th€200.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 42.8sOff time:14:05:25
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1
911-12OR: 95CD
7/1

C&D winner of this contest 12 months ago beating 14 rivals off a 9lb lower mark. Running well in defeat in a couple of starts this month. Place claims off top weight.

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2
911-12OR: 95C
10/1

Won a second career win over hurdles when landing a C&D handicap off a 6lb lower mark in June. Beaten and struggling since from revised rating. Needs to improve.

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3
511-10OR: 93
9/1

Four-race maiden over hurdles, disappointing connections on each start. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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4
811-9OR: 92BF
7/1

Solid and tough sort over a variety of distances running well in defeat in a number of starts last month. Beaten favourite on latest start here over a similar trip and not to be taken lightly.

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5
711-8OR: 91CD
4/1

Off the mark for connections at the eighth time of asking when landing a competitive handicap over C&D last month off a 5lb lower mark. Life more difficult under a penalty but another bold bid likely.

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6
411-8OR: 95
10/1

Five-race maiden, daughter of Papal Bull still looking for breakthrough success in three starts over hurdles. Plenty to prove at present on handicap debut.

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7
611-5OR: 88
50/1

Well held when disappointing connections in three dismal hurdling efforts so far since making her debut in November. Others hold stronger profiles.

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8
511-2OR: 85
13/2

Five-race maiden. Well held in three maiden starts before a couple of innocuous handicap efforts, including when beaten over 10L on return to action following a 184 day break at Galway earlier this month.

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9
611-2OR: 85
12/1

Mixed messages in a number of starts over hurdles in maiden and handicap company since the spring. Needs to improve significantly if playing a role in the finish here.

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10
611-1OR: 84
16/1

Eight-race maiden by Oscar has failed to hit the frame in five of her six starts over hurdles. More needed but worth a market check as post time approaches.

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11
410-13OR: 86
16/1

Sole career win came on the Flat at Clonmel winning over 1m1½f. Noting of note in five starts over hurdles and unlikely to play a part in the finish in this company.

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12
710-11OR: 80
33/1

Has suffered a number heavy defeats over hurdles over a variety of trips to date. Hard to fancy this daughter of St Jovite on all starts so far.

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13
610-11OR: 80
12/1

20-race maiden well held in three starts over hurdles this term. First time visor unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.

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15
410-11OR: 84
16/1

Has hit the frame in three of her nine starts over hurdles but overall manner of her defeats leaves the daughter of Canford Cliffs very hard to fancy in first-time hood.

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16
711-9OR: 92
16/1

First Reserve: Without a win in 14 starts over hurdles and well beaten on her return to action on the Flat at Navan earlier this month following a 303 day break. May struggle if making the line-up.

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Non-Runners

14
Hugh Divots31
810-11OR: 80
T: M J O'ConnorJ: R P Treacy
17
Steelyeyed27
510-11OR: 80
T: P MartinJ: Reserve 2
18
Sporty Yankee121
611-3OR: 86
T: G ElliottJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Authorative811-333/1
T: Anthony McCannJ: S O'Callaghan

Betting

Forecast

Greenandwhitearmy (4/1), Sporty Yankee (5/1), Midland Millie (13/2), Authorative (7/1), Mr Moondance (7/1), Presenting Sun (9/1), Our Brian (10/1), Lets Go Again (10/1), Myladyrose (12/1), Bard Of Armagh (12/1), Santa Anna (16/1), Deauville Society (16/1), Our Rachael (16/1), Oscar Light (16/1), Steelyeyed (20/1), Hugh Divots (25/1), Ballybeggan Peggy (33/1), Lee Valley Legacy (50/1)

Verdict

GREENANDWHITEARMY is taken to confirm places with Mr Moondance in a competitive looking contest. The pair finished first and second, split by ¾L over C&D on good ground last month in an impressive performance from both horses who pulled 11L ahead of the nine-runner field. The Noel Kelly-trained Oscar Light looks a big danger following a promising run at this venue last month while top weight, Authorative should not be underestimated.
  1. Greenandwhitearmy
  2. Mr Moondance
  3. Oscar Light

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