A previous winner at the County Meath venue, Edward Lynam’s charge had seemingly nowhere to go as Palavicini Run challenged the pace-setting Geological a furlong out.
However, Downey managed to squeeze the five-year-old between that pair and he picked up nicely to score by three-quarters of a length from Palavicini Run.
It was Downey’s 4th winner onboard Captain Power as he pointed out on his Instagram feed last night; “4th win on this legend Captain Power”.
Trainer Lynam was in optimistic mood after the victory; “It’s good to get. Punters are sharper than me as I thought he was bad value at 5/2 favourite”
“He’s been a bit of a bookmakers friend the last few times. I suppose he’s a bookmakers friend today too as he (the Powers) owns him!
“Robbie gave him a very good ride. He’s not simple and we took the hood off today. He’s always been a highly strung individual and wore the hood for a reason.
“We took it off him because he was nearly doing the job too well. When you were pressing button A you were getting button B.
“He battled it out well today and seems to like going around a bend. He’s won twice here and twice at Leopardstown.
“It panned out well and we’ll try and find another handicap for him. He wins one or two a year. Last year he won two and they took one off me.
“We’ll try and win two again this year. People tell me he’ll get seven but I’m not so sure.”