15:20 Down Royal

Wednesday 26 December 2018

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  • Down Royal Corporation Of Horsebreeders (Pro/Am) Flat Race
  • 2m 125y  |   Yielding  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:20  |   Winning time: 4m 6.1s
1st
7
512-0
5/2f
T: N MeadeJ: Mr M J O'Hare (3)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, improved to dispute 3f out, led 1 1/2f out, pushed out to assert inside final furlong, easily op 3/1
2nd
10
9
411-11
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr B O'Neill
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, improved to challenge 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong to go 2nd closing stages op 9/1
3rd
3 ¼
6
10/3
T: S R B CrawfordJ: Mr B G Crawford (7)
Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 4f out, challenged 3f out, soon disputed, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, drifted left 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd closing stages op 7/2
4th
18
11
411-11
6/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Mr D G Lavery (3)
Mid-division, ridden in 7th and no impression 4f out, kept on one pace straight op 7/1 tchd 5/1
5th
1 ¼
1
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: Mr A J Fox (7)
Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, soon no extra op 12/1
6th
23
5
6/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: T N Brett (7)
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, soon no extra op 11/2
7th
4 ¾
4
16/1
T: P HennessyJ: Mr N T Prendergast (7)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 4f out op 14/1
8th
1
10
14/1
T: P A FahyJ: Sarah Kavanagh (7)
Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 4f out, kept on one pace behind op 12/1
9th
4 ¾
13
20/1
T: Gary McGillJ: Mr N McParlan (3)
Mid-division, ridden and no impression 4f out, soon weakened op 16/1
10th
27
3
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J Williams (7)
Towards rear, pushed along after 3f, weakened over 6f out, tailed off
11th
nk
14
50/1
T: W J BrysonJ: Mr N Gault (7)
Chased leaders early, mid-division before halfway, towards rear and ridden 6f out, soon weakened and tailed off
12th
5 ½
8
411-11
50/1
T: Miss S BarkleyJ: Mr T J Love (7)
Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened 6f out, tailed off
13th
1 ¾
2
33/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: Mr S Fitzgerald (7)
Prominent and disputed early, chased leaders after 3f, 7th halfway, weakened 6f out, tailed off
14th
1 ¾
12
33/1
T: J G CosgraveJ: Mr C M Smith (5)
Led and disputed, ridden and headed 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.60Pl:€1.40, €2.00, €1.20EX:€25.70Trifecta:€137.00SF:€19.56

Forecasts

Valdieu (5/2), Shaws Bridge (10/3), Braeside (6/1), Punitive (6/1), Makka Pakka (6/1), Darver Star (14/1), Casamari Abbey (14/1), Grey Exchange (14/1), Imperial Grey (16/1), Ebaa Hana (20/1), Dessie Deschamps (33/1), Ujumpthelastuwin (33/1), Orena Bay (50/1), Bobby Mac (50/1)

Verdict

Noel Meade, who trained the winner of this race last year, has targeted this meeting with a handful of potentially well placed individuals and may be able to pick up some reward with VALDIEU, who has already held his own in a handful of similar races and has little to find to gain an overdue first win. Punitive also caught the eye on his debut and merits respect, while Braeside and Grey Exchange represent a yard with a fine strike-rate in bumpers and would also be dangerous to overlook. The latter may be the better value option on this occasion.
  1. Valdieu
  2. Punitive
  3. Grey Exchange

Previous Winners

2017
Brace Yourself
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 4
7/4

Prize Money

1st: €6,160.002nd: €1,910.003rd: €910.004th: €410.005th: €160.00

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