DOWN ROYAL
17 March 2022
Thursday 17th March

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Bluegrasshorsefeed.com Maiden Hurdle Racecard

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 190y
  • Going: Soft
Down Royal
Runners
19

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Devil's Cut silk
D
Devil's Cut
J: Lee Page 7
T: Gordon Elliott
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
A line can be put through his latest run but still has a question to answer
10
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: -
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-12 15/17 Highland Charge (81L) 8/1 - 54
7 May 21 Dpt Downpatrick 17.5f Gd NHF 11-9 1/12 Musta Lovea Lovea (nk) 9/1 - 102
2
Imperial Ruler silk
D
Imperial Ruler
J: Keith Donoghue
T: Dermot A McLoughlin
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Looked a prospect at Tipperary and could still be; market watch should prove worthwhile
1
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
OR: -
Days: 301
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 May 21 Tip Tipperary 16f Sft NHF 11-5 1/13 Kottayam (2¼L) 12/1 - 106
3
Perceval Legallois silk
D
Perceval Legallois
J: L P Dempsey
T: Gavin Cromwell
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Third to subsequent winner Highland Charge at Naas last month; should not be far away
1-763
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
OR: 120
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-12 3/17 Highland Charge (11½L) 10/1 - 124
12 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-12 6/25 Meet And Greet (33L) 8/1 - 98
26 Dec 21 Lim Limerick 16f Hy 4yMdH 11-9 7/18 Henn See (14L) 4/1 - 113
28 Jan 21 Gow Gowran Park 16f Hy 4yNHF 11-9 1/9 Noble Birth (5½L) 12/1 - 103
4
The Banger Doyle silk
D
The Banger Doyle t
J: Donagh Meyler
T: R K Watson
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Not effective in two runs over hurdles last summer and best watched after six months off
210-44
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: -
Days: 181
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 21 Dpt Downpatrick 19f Y MdH 11-7 t 4/15 Serenity Grove (38L) 9/4 - 86
5 Aug 21 Sli Sligo 20f Y MdH 12-0 t 4/9 Arctic Warrior (15L) 4/1 - 107
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft/Hy NHFG2 11-12 t 10/10 Kilcruit (97L) 50/1 - 38
11 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 16.5f Hy 4yNHF 11-11 t 1/9 Aslukwoodhavit (½L) 4/1 - 109
15 Nov 20 Pun Punchestown 16f Hy 4yNHF 10-11 t 2/10 Hollow Games (7L) 11/1 - 105
31 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 16.5f Sft NHF 11-7 t1 2/12 Sir Gerhard (14L) 17/2 - 109
5
True Destiny silk
True Destiny
J: Liam McKenna 7
T: J J Lambe
Well beaten in two runs over hurdles and needs this for a handicap mark
09
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
OR: -
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y MdH 11-5 9/13 Brooklynn Glory (35L) 33/1 - 92
25 Jan 22 Dro Down Royal 16.5f Y MdH 11-7 10/15 Deploy The Getaway (58L) 125/1 - 77
26 Sep 21 Cur Curragh 12f Gd Hc 10-6 17/17 Khezaana (39L) 14/1 88 40
24 Aug 21 Bel Bellewstown 17f Gd Hc 11-3 7/15 No Thanks (8L) 14/1 88 83
6 Jun 21 Goo Goodwood 16f Gd 3Hc 9-0 4/8 East Asia (4½L) 15/2 88 94
20 May 21 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 14f St 4Hc 10-1 1/3 Pax Britannica (1¾L) 9/4 86 94
6
Arlo silk
Arlo
J: Mr D G Lavery 3
T: S R B Crawford
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Good fourth at Naas; improving and capable of getting into the shake-up here
2-04
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-12 4/17 Highland Charge (12L) 14/1 - 123
12 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-12 10/25 Meet And Greet (48L) 14/1 - 82
13 Mar 21 Ayr Ayr 16f Hy 4NHF 11-2 2/4 Nells Son (1¾L) 100/30 - 104
7
Billable Grant silk
Billable Grant
J: Gavin Brouder 5
T: C A McBratney
Not disgraced on his hurdles debut here over Christmas; more needed
5-66
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 81
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 21 Dro Down Royal 17f Sft MdH 11-10 6/10 O'Toole (25L) 66/1 - 78
5 Dec 21 Pun Punchestown 16f Y NHF 11-5 6/11 Sandor Clegane (32L) 80/1 - 85
24 Mar 21 Tip Tipperary 18f Sft 4yNHF 11-6 5/11 Au Fleuron (21L) 50/1 - 83
8
Cross Court silk
Cross Court
J: Hugh Morgan 3
T: W J Bryson
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
Big price when tailed off first time out in a bumper here 15 months ago; makes no appeal
8-
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 455
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Dec 20 Dro Down Royal 17f Sft NHF 11-6 8/13 Dixie Flyer (115L) 80/1 - 6
9
Fiston De Becon silk
Fiston De Becon t
J: Phillip Enright
T: Robert Tyner
Fine third in a Navan bumper in January; an intriguing runner on his debut over hurdles
/757/3
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 54
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Jan 22 Nav Navan 16f Y NHF 11-9 t1 3/15 Joyeux Machin (3L) 14/1 - 113
14 Mar 20 Nav Navan 16f Hy MdH 11-12 7/17 Lynwood Gold (13½L) 33/1 - 112
29 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y NHF 11-4 5/7 Eric Bloodaxe (11L) 8/1 - 105
15 Dec 19 Nav Navan 16f Sft MdH 11-9 7/23 Captain Guinness (34L) 50/1 - 103
30 Apr 19 Pun Punchestown 16.5f Y NHF 11-4 14/19 Festival D'ex (82L) 6/1 - 45
10
Musta Lovea Lovea silk
Musta Lovea Lovea
J: Barry Browne
T: Oliver McKiernan
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Soundly beaten this year, including on his hurdles debut at Naas; others preferred
-22789
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-12 9/17 Highland Charge (30L) 50/1 - 105
13 Feb 22 Pun Punchestown 16f Hy NHF 11-9 8/12 James's Gate (42L) 11/1 - 74
25 Jan 22 Dro Down Royal 16.5f Y NHF 12-2 7/12 Patsy's Honour (17L) 6/1 - 87
27 Dec 21 Lim Limerick 16f Hy NHF 11-11 h1 2/7 An Forghas (3¾L) 11/4 - 100
7 May 21 Dpt Downpatrick 17.5f Gd NHF 11-11 2/12 Devil's Cut (nk) 3/1 - 100
26 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft 4yNHF 11-6 12/16 Harry Alonzo (41L) 22/1 - 68
11
Our Ted silk
Our Ted t
J: Peter Carberry
T: S R B Crawford
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Drops back in trip here which he didn't seem to crying out for; others preferred
04
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 22 Nav Navan 22f Y MdH 11-12 t 4/9 Lady Rita (15½L) 40/1 - 100
25 Jan 22 Dro Down Royal 16.5f Y NHF 11-13 t1 12/12 Patsy's Honour (74L) 33/1 - 31
12
Sixhandsinmypocket silk
Sixhandsinmypocket
J: Charlie O'Dwyer 7
T: Conor O'Dwyer
Was keeping on when unseating at Naas on his hurdles debut last month; not a forlorn hope
299U
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 22 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft MdH 11-5 UR/18 Bring On The Night () 150/1 - -
28 Dec 21 Leo Leopardstown 20f Sft 4yMdH 11-2 9/17 Howyabud (73L) 125/1 - 57
28 Nov 21 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Gd 4yNHF 11-4 9/13 Kilbunny Pontic (30L) 12/1 - 83
7 Nov 21 Nav Navan 16f Gd NHF 11-9 2/9 Gringo D'aubrelle (10L) 40/1 - 95
14
Wild River Dragon silk
Wild River Dragon
J: Aidan Kelly 7
T: Victor Wilson
Got a little upset in the preliminaries before finishing tailed off at Navan on Saturday
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 22 Nav Navan 16f Hy MdH 11-12 15/15 Dartington (125L) 50/1 - -
15
Keep Er Country silk
Keep Er Country
J: Richard Deegan 3
T: Neil McKnight
Stoutly bred newcomer and best watched on debut
Form:
Age: 5
Weight: 10-11
OR: -
Days: -
16
Watermelon Girl silk
Watermelon Girl
J: Cian Walsh 7
T: John C McConnell
Belated debutante and another who's pedigree suggests she will be better going up in trip
Form:
Age: 7
Weight: 10-11
OR: -
Days: -
17
Breagagh silk
Breagagh
J: Mike O'Connor 5
T: S Michael Millar
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 4 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (27%)
Not disgraced on her second start over hurdles at Navan two weeks ago; others preferred
07
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
OR: -
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 22 Nav Navan 16f Y 4yMdH 11-2 7/18 Global Export (28L) 250/1 - 93
9 Feb 22 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Sft 4yMdH 11-2 11/14 HMS Seahorse (47L) 250/1 - 74
9 Oct 21 Lim Limerick 7f Hy 3yHc 8-6 b 11/14 Dutch Schaefer (18L) 7/1 46 11
30 Sep 21 Bel Bellewstown 7.5f Y 3yHc 8-7 b 11/15 Fly Girl (19½L) 20/1 47 14
18 Sep 21 Gow Gowran Park 8f Y Hc 8-10 p1 14/16 Dusty Winds (14½L) 16/1 49 25
7 Jul 21 Fai Fairyhouse 6f Gd 3yHc 8-12 v1 6/14 Lord Dudley (7L) 17/2 52 50
18
The King Of Prs silk
The King Of Prs
J: Conor McNamara
T: Gavin Cromwell
Some useful winners in his pedigree and interesting to see what the market makes of him
Form:
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
OR: -
Days: -
19
Wrecking Ball Paul silk
Wrecking Ball Paul
J: Sam Ewing
T: Gordon Elliott
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Navan experience should have brought him on hugely and he could be very hard to beat
3
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
OR: -
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 22 Nav Navan 16f Y 4yMdH 11-0 3/18 Global Export (8½L) 17/2 - 115
20
Closest To Heaven silk
Closest To Heaven
J: Patrick M O'Brien 7
T: Gavin Cromwell
Nice pedigree but probably best watched on debut
Form:
Age: 4
Weight: 10-1
OR: -
Days: -
13
Vintage Writer silk
Vintage Writer
T: Seamus Fahey
9-575
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: -
Days: 222
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Aug 21 Klb Kilbeggan 16f Y NHF 11-9 5/8 Flemencello (13L) 18/1 - 99
16 Jun 21 Wex Wexford 16f Y NHF 11-9 7/12 Jeremys Jewel (44L) 50/1 - 63
29 May 21 Pun Punchestown 16.5f Sft NHF 11-9 5/10 Grangeclare West (24L) 33/1 - 85
28 Sep 20 Ros Roscommon 16f Gd 4yNHF 11-4 9/13 Chemical Energy (24L) 28/1 - 82
Verdict

Preference is for WRECKING BALL PAUL after a debut full of promise at Navan, and with all the allowances he should be hard to beat

Verdict silk image
Wrecking Ball Paul

Betting Forecast:

9/4 Perceval Legallois,

Wrecking Ball Paul,

4/1 Imperial Ruler,

8/1 Arlo,

10/1 Fiston De Becon,

12/1 The Banger Doyle,

14/1 Devil's Cut,

20/1 Sixhandsinmypocket,

33/1 Watermelon Girl,

The King Of Prs,

Breagagh,

Musta Lovea Lovea,

50/1 Our Ted,

Vintage Writer,

Billable Grant,

True Destiny,

Closest To Heaven,

100/1 Wild River Dragon,

Keep Er Country,

Cross Court

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