16:00 Downpatrick

Sunday 16 June 2019

All13:4514:2014:5515:2516:0016:3517:05

Down Time Festival Rated Novice Hurdle

2m 1f 65y  |   Yielding  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 4m 15.6s

1st
3
6/5f
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leaders in 3rd, improved into 2nd from 4 out, not fluent next, disputed lead before last and soon led, kept on well to extend advantage run-in, easily op 5/4 tchd 11/10
2nd
7
7
6/1
T: J NashJ: D J O'Keeffe (7)
Led, not fluent 2 out, pushed along and joined before next where again not fluent, soon ridden and headed, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong op 13/2 tchd 7/1
3rd
3
4
10/3
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division and 5th from halfway, not fluent 2 out and soon pushed along, went 3rd before last and ridden, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong op 7/2 tchd 3/1
4th
1 ½
2
8/1
T: J NashJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division and 4th from halfway, pushed along from 2 out and ridden in 5th from last, soon no impression and kept on into 4th close home
5th
¾
1
7/2
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd from 4 out and ridden from 2 out, no extra in 4th from last and dropped to 5th close home op 4/1 tchd 10/3
6th
27
5
28/1
T: Miss C CannonJ: A W Short (5)
Towards rear and 6th from halfway, ridden and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace from before last op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
6
66/1
T: R K WatsonJ: A Ring
Towards rear, not fluent at times, in rear from halfway, ridden from 3 out and soon no impression, tailed off when very slow jump last and pulled up

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Betting

Forecast

Song Of Namibia (6/5), Ayr Of Elegance (10/3), Deburrafield (7/2), So Enjoy (6/1), City Limits (8/1), Brokopondo (28/1), Willwams (66/1)

Verdict
The Gordon Elliott-trained, SONG OF NAMIBIA can get off the mark for connections over hurdles at the fourth time of asking. Useful on the Flat for trainer Ger Lyons, the Eight-year-old can land the spoils ahead of the consistent, Deburrafield for the Champion hurdle winning yard of Gavin Cromwell. It would come as no surprise to see the Henry De Bromhead-trained, Ayr Of Elegance improve once again, while So Enjoy could take advantage should any of the main protagonists falter.
  1. Song Of Namibia
  2. Deburrafield
  3. Ayr Of Elegance

Previous Winners

2018
Count Simon
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-3  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D N Russell
  |  
T: G Elliott
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
€7,391.00
2nd:
€2,292.00
3rd:
€1,092.00
4th:
€492.00
5th:
€192.00

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