DOWN ROYAL
31 May 2024
Friday 31st May

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His Majesty's Plate (Listed Race) Racecard

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
Down Royal
Runners
8

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(1)
Falcon Eight silk
D
Falcon Eight b
J: Leigh Roche
T: D K Weld
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Group 3 winner over this trip last term; beaten less than 4l in Chester Cup last time
621-67
Age: 9
Weight: 9-9
OR: 108
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 May 24 Chs Chester 18.5f GF 2Hc 9-12 b 7/16 Zoffee (3¾L) 22/1 109 111
1 Apr 24 Sai Saint-Cloud 15f Hy L 9-4 b 6/9 Homo Deus (15½L) 17/5 - 99
5 Nov 23 Cur Curragh 16f Hy G3 9-9 b 1/7 Echoes In Rain (6½L) 11/4 110 111
24 Sep 23 Cur Curragh 17f Sft Hc 9-9 b 2/30 Magellan Strait (½L) 40/1 103 110
24 Jun 23 Asc Ascot 21.5f GF 2 9-4 p 6/9 Dawn Rising (5¼L) 10/1 106 98
12 May 23 Chs Chester 18.5f Sft 2Hc 9-12 v 15/16 Metier (30L) 7/1 108 78
2
(4)
Prairie Dancer silk
D
Prairie Dancer b
J: Dylan Browne McMonagle
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 39 in the last 14 days (3%)
Useful dual-purpose type won last year's Naas November Handicap; second over fences latest
6/516-
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 93
Days: 208
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 24 Tip Tipperary 23.5f Y Ch 11-12 b 2/7 Easy Fella (18L) 11/2 - 116
14 Mar 24 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HcHG3 10-12 b PU/22 Monmiral () 50/1 138 -
17 Dec 23 Crl Carlisle 25f GS 2HcH 12-0 b 3/8 Howlingmadmurdock (12L) 9/1 139 136
5 Nov 23 Cur Curragh 12f Hy L 9-7 b 6/11 Vischio (9½L) 25/1 89 83
15 Oct 23 Naa Naas 16f Sft Hc 9-0 b 1/16 Stoke The Fire (hd) 12/1 84 86
7 Sep 23 Clo Clonmel 16.5f Gd Hc 9-7 b 5/9 Extensio (7½L) 10/1 85 81
3
(6)
The Very Man silk
D
The Very Man p
J: Shane Foley
T: Mrs John Harrington
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Dual-purpose type won 2m Ascot handicap off 92 last summer; good run over hurdles latest
42170-
Age: 10
Weight: 9-6
OR: 99
Days: 230
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 May 24 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Sft HcHL 11-2 p 5/23 Chapeau De Soleil (1½L) 12/1 134 136
3 Feb 24 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Sft HcHL 11-12 p 17/22 Maxxum (72L) 40/1 137 72
14 Oct 23 Nmk Newmarket 18f Sft 2Hc 9-7 p 23/31 The Shunter (27L) 28/1 100 81
24 Sep 23 Cur Curragh 17f Sft Hc 9-10 p 7/30 Magellan Strait (10½L) 14/1 99 95
12 Aug 23 Asc Ascot 16f GS 2Hc 9-6 p 1/10 Berkshire Rocco (3¼L) 9/4F 92 104
31 Jul 23 Gal Galway 17f Hy Hc 11-6 p 2/20 Teed Up (½L) 14/1 88 94
4
(3)
Serious Challenge silk
Serious Challenge
J: Rory Cleary
T: J S Bolger
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 27 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Raised 5lb for getting to within 5l of Kyprios in Group 3; mark may flatter him
4-7494
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 102
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 May 24 Leo Leopardstown 14f Gd G3 9-5 4/6 Kyprios (5L) 66/1 97 100
20 Apr 24 Cur Curragh 10f Hy G3 9-5 p 9/10 White Birch (20L) 18/1 100 72
24 Mar 24 Naa Naas 10.5f Hy L 9-7 4/7 Sunchart (15½L) 3/1 102 76
18 Mar 24 Cur Curragh 8f Hy Hc 9-11 7/19 Chazzesmee (5¼L) 33/1 102 101
4 Jul 23 Ros Roscommon 11.5f Gd/Y L 8-12 4/9 Espionage (2L) 9/1 102 95
23 Jun 23 Lim Limerick 12.5f Y L 8-12 3/11 Layfayette (1L) 11/1 97 103
5
(7)
La Hacienda silk
D
La Hacienda p
J: Gary Carroll
T: Matthew J Smith
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Won valuable AW handicap last summer; third in this last year but this is a better renewal
/3100-
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 90
Days: 250
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Sep 23 Cur Curragh 17f Sft Hc 8-10 p 29/30 Magellan Strait (90L) 100/1 92 -
4 Aug 23 Gal Galway 12f Gd/Y Hc 8-8 p 15/17 Brazil (18½L) 18/1 90 69
1 Jul 23 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 16.5f St/Slw 2Hc 9-8 p 1/14 Mostly Sunny (½L) 11/1 85 96
23 Jun 23 Dro Down Royal 16f Gd L 9-0 p 3/6 Powerful Aggie (2¼L) 22/1 84 96
28 Oct 22 Dun Dundalk (AW) 12f St Hc 9-5 tp 8/14 Golden Twilight (4¾L) 50/1 86 85
8 Oct 22 Cur Curragh 16.5f Y/Sft Hc 9-12 tp1 21/22 Autumn Evening (72L) 22/1 86 13
6
(5)
Party Central silk
Party Central t
J: Declan McDonogh
T: Gordon Elliott
140-rated hurdler has won both Flat starts but stiff task here; place claims all the same
11-
Age: 8
Weight: 9-1
OR: 92
Days: 330
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Apr 24 Pun Punchestown 16.5f Y HcHL 11-4 t 6/24 Daddy Long Legs (18½L) 25/1 140 127
11 Nov 23 Dro Down Royal 17f Sft HcHL 11-7 t 4/11 Magic Tricks (7½L) 10/1 140 138
3 Aug 23 Gal Galway 16f Gd/Y HcHG3 11-5 t 11/19 Zarak The Brave (23L) 14/1 142 129
6 Jul 23 Bel Bellewstown 12f Y 10-9 t 1/8 Jesse Evans (3½L) 4/6F - 83
14 May 23 Kln Killarney 17f Gd/Y HLM 11-7 t 4/7 Shecouldbeanything (11L) 7/4F 142 120
18 Apr 23 Gow Gowran Park 9.5f Sft Md 8-11 t 1/17 Esculenta (½L) 7/2 - 85
7
(2)
Countess Of Tyrone silk
Countess Of Tyrone t
J: W J Lee
T: P Twomey
Unexposed and second at Listed level over 1m6f at Gowran; trying 2m for the first time
1-92
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: -
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 May 24 Gow Gowran Park 14f Hy LF 9-2 t 2/9 Enfranchise (2L) 9/2 - 93
26 Apr 24 Cor Cork 12f Sft LF 9-2 t 9/12 Thunder Roll (6½L) 15/2 - 86
4 Aug 23 Gal Galway 12f Gd/Y MdF 9-3 t1 1/10 Delicate Girl (3¼L) 11/4F - 94
8
(8)
Esquiline silk
Esquiline p
J: Ben Coen
T: J P Murtagh
Best form has come over 1m4f and stiff task at the weights
25-569
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 91
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 May 24 Gow Gowran Park 14f Hy LF 9-2 p 9/9 Enfranchise (21L) 8/1 92 66
26 Apr 24 Cor Cork 12f Sft LF 9-2 p 6/12 Thunder Roll (2¾L) 33/1 86 92
8 Mar 24 Dun Dundalk (AW) 12f St Hc 9-4 5/9 Satono Chevalier (2¾L) 3/1 86 86
19 Sep 23 Lis Listowel 14.5f Sft 3yHc 10-0 p 5/6 Eastern Legend (6¾L) 11/4 86 81
19 Aug 23 Cur Curragh 12f Gd/Y HcF 9-6 p 2/9 Youcrackmeup (nk) 4/1 86 91
27 Jul 23 Leo Leopardstown 13f Sft 3y 9-7 p 4/7 Waltham (9½L) 5/1 88 86
Verdict

The one with the fewest question marks is FALCON EIGHT and his Chester Cup run showed that he retains plenty of ability

Verdict silk image
Falcon Eight

Betting Forecast:

11/8 Falcon Eight,

7/2 Countess Of Tyrone,

11/2 Serious Challenge,

8/1 The Very Man,

12/1 Prairie Dancer,

14/1 Esquiline,

16/1 La Hacienda,

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