17:30 Down Royal

Friday 25 May 2018

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Proparamedics Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Good (watering)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:31:04  |   Winning time: 3m 53.5s

1st
13
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Mr C J Orr (7)
Raced in 7th early, closed up from before 2 out, improved to challenge and almost on terms from before last, gained narrow lead and edged left run-in, stayed on well to just prevail
2nd
sh
17
2/1
T: T J TaaffeJ: A E Lynch
Raced in 5th early, improved to lead between last 2, pressed and almost joined from before last, narrowly headed and edged left run-in, kept on well, just denied op 5/2 tchd 15/8
3rd
½
4
6/4f
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Held up, 13th early, soon progress to chase leaders, carried left run-in and kept on well without quite reaching 1st 2 op 11/8 tchd 13/8
4th
11
15
50/1
T: N G HyndsJ: B Browne (5)
Held up, soon towards rear, closed up from before 2 out, soon chased leaders and kept on same pace without threatening
5th
6
11
16/1
T: P MooneyJ: M F Mooney
Soon led, attempted to assert and went on from 3 out, reduced lead and headed between last 2, no extra from before last
6th
2 ½
6
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Raced in 11th early, not fluent 1st, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace from between last 2
7th
¾
9
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Raced in 2nd early, closed up to challenge between last 2, no extra when mistake last tchd 18/1
8th
3
12
50/1
T: J G CosgraveJ: C D Maxwell
Raced in 3rd early, not match leaders and slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression
9th
¾
16
25/1
T: A MulhollandJ: I J McCarthy
Raced in 6th early, pushed along before 3 out, kept on same pace from next
10th
¾
14
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D F O'Regan
Raced in 4th early, no extra from between last 2
11th
hd
8
40/1
T: A J MartinJ: E O'Connell (7)
Held up, slight mistake 5th, kept on same pace from 2 out
12th
1
1
33/1
T: D P DunneJ: K M Donoghue
Held up, towards rear and no impression before 6th, kept on same pace from 2 out
13th
2 ½
3
511-12
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Raced in 9th early, soon chased leaders, no extra from between last 2 tchd 13/2 and 15/2
14th
½
7
20/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: R Loughran
Raced in 12th early, soon mid-division, no extra from between last 2
15th
2
2
66/1
T: M TorrensJ: S D Torrens (7)
Held up, pushed along 5th, soon headway until no extra from between last 2
16th
nk
10
33/1
T: A J MartinJ: D Meyler
Raced in 10th early, slight mistake 2nd, no extra from between last 2 tchd 40/1
17th
57
5
66/1
T: Adrian McallisterJ: J S McGarvey
Pushed along early to soon track leaders, not fluent 1st, dropped behind and eased from 2 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
18
66/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: A W Short (5)
Soon towards rear, pushed along 2nd where slight mistake, never a factor, pulled up before 2 out

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Betting

Forecast

Roseriver Has (6/4), State Of Nirvana (2/1), Falak (7/1), Sir Benford Wales (14/1), King's War (16/1), Hitdroadjack (16/1), Court Tycoon (20/1), Betsy Boots (25/1), One In All In (33/1), Boris Grishenko (33/1), Brex Drago (33/1), Kelter's Dawn (33/1), Dirty Boy (40/1), Askyourmammy (50/1), Loveinalamborghini (50/1), Eastern Dragon (66/1), Accordingtojohnny (66/1), Swedish Connection (66/1)

Verdict
A competitive maiden hurdle to kick things off. Brex Drago was a fair performer for Marco Botti on the flat and is an interesting debutant for his new yard. Sir Benford Wales showed ability on his only start over hurdles back in 2016 and could be dangerous off a long lay off. The finish may be fought out by FALAK and Roseriver Has. The former has shown a fair level of ability so far and would have gone very close but for slipping up turning for home at Limerick last time.
  1. Falak
  2. Roseriver Has
  3. Brex Drago

Previous Winners

2017
Silken Thomas
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: J M Moore
  |  
T: N Meade
10/3
Prize Money
1st:
€6,775.00
2nd:
€2,101.00
3rd:
€1,001.00
4th:
€451.00
5th:
€176.00

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