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14:45 Ayr

Good To Soft

Coral Backing Scottish Racing Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £2505.16
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 6m 13s
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Coral Backing Scottish Racing Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/13 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 30-621 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Significant improvement to break duck at the 11th attempt with ready success here (2m3f, good to soft) last week; 7lb penalty for that but could still be well treated now up in trip (stays 2m5f and has stamina on the dam's side).

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2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:18 Perth

Be The Difference

11st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

50/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 8/7/P-

Last run: 254 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Point winner in 2016; well beaten in four hurdles starts in the 2016-17 season; 66-1 and pulled up when reappearing after a 1470-day absence over C&D (heavy) in March; looks one to watch for now.

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6th

8

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:20 Kelso

Askgarmor

10st 8lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Point winner who is 0-10 under rules; has shown ability over hurdles and down to a career-low mark but the drop back to this trip isn't guaranteed to be in favour on reappearance.

8/1

4th

10

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Askgarmor

10st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

3rd

10

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Askgarmor

10st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Still a maiden but low mileage for one of his age; knocking on the door before taking a backward step at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in January; fair claims if returning to form of previous third at Hexham (2m7f, heavy).

11/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 89-454

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Moderate form and yet to be placed in 11 starts; not disgraced in two runs in the autumn but needs a significant step up for the addition of cheekpieces.

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9th

12

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

13:10 Newcastle

Fernhill Lad

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Briefly threatened when third in first-time cheekpieces (visor is now fitted alongside usual tongue-tie) over 3m at Ayr last time; faced tough task there against a well-handicapped winner but he's had plenty of chances over hurdles; the drop back to 2m4f is helpful.

7/1

3rd

7

22nd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Fernhill Lad

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Moderate form and yet to be placed in 11 starts; not disgraced in two runs in the autumn but needs a significant step up for the addition of cheekpieces.

12/1

4th

10

21st Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

16:20 Carlisle

Fernhill Lad

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Modest maiden hurdler who wasn't discredited when fifth in 2m4f Perth handicap 29 days ago; he can't be ruled out off a falling mark.

16/1

Form: 3502-3 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner who is 0-7 over hurdles but has performed with credit in this discipline; ended last season with a close second over C&D (good) in April; made an encouraging reappearance when 5l third at Kelso (2m5f, soft); each-way player.

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10

16th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Manetti

11st 4lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: N W Alexander

First-time cheekpieces and career-best form when he won at Ayr (3m, soft) just before Christmas but he ran no sort of race at Newcastle 18 days later, struggling when unseating his rider; needs to get back on track.

14/1

7

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

13:23 Newcastle

Manetti

11st 12lb

First-time cheekpieces and career-best form when he won at Ayr (3m, soft) 18 days ago under Bruce Lynn; back up 5lb and seriously involved if he can repeat that form.

9/2

1st

8

21st Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:45 Ayr

Manetti

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Below par on his last two chase starts early last year; however, he's on a handy mark on his best form in this sphere (course winner) and he was in fair form over hurdles last month; not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

Form: 9P-908 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Chase and triple hurdle winner at up to 3m; was off for well over a year after his most recent success at Perth in August 2019 and nowhere near best form in five starts in 2021; watching brief advised.

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8th

11

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Rainy City

10st 8lb

J: Mark Galligan

T: Jim Goldie

Down a long way in the weights since his heyday but little encouragement since returning from an absence in January 2021.

50/1

9th

9

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

12:45 Ayr

Rainy City

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jim Goldie

Missed all of 2020 and current mark reflects a decline in his form in 2021; this veteran is very well treated on peak form but evidently past his best.

20/1

5th

5

22nd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Rainy City

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jim Goldie

Chase and triple hurdle winner at up to 3m; was off for well over a year after his most recent success at Perth in August 2019 and nowhere near best form in five starts in 2021; watching brief advised.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 47-284

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

0-9; disappointed when favourite on reappearance at Perth in September; step back in the right direction when racing prominently over C&D (good) last month; his best form would put him in the mix from this mark but hard to be confident he will produce it.

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1st

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

The Electrician

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Dual chase winner but last season didn't really go anywhere, latterly in first-time blinkers; out of the weights.

20/1

4th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

The Electrician

10st 6lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led narrowly or disputed lead, pecked on landing 11th, headed on turn before 2 out, soon outpaced, weakening when not fluent last

10/1

Form: P60

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Poor form in three hurdle runs at 2m1f-2m4f; has plenty to find but at least this is more realistic, now handicapping for the first time.

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4th

10

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Silver Star Mix

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

Tailed off on her five hurdle starts and it was the same story on last month's chase debut at Kelso, where she didn't jump with fluency.

33/1

6th

9

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Kelso

Silver Star Mix

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

0-5 over hurdles after 43l defeat in Wetherby handicap (3m, soft) on last month's stable debut; that run wasn't completely devoid of promise but significant improvement is needed on today's chasing debut.

20/1

10th

16

27th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Silver Star Mix

10st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

Well beaten at triple-figure odds on her four runs for Mike Smith, most recently last month's handicap debut at Ayr; check betting on stable debut but she's very hard to fancy on form.

50/1

Form: 2809-3

Last run: 194 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Still early days and he put some moderate form behind him on most recent start in May when just over 2l third at Perth (3m, soft); same mark today and is worth a market check to gauge any confidence behind him.

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8th

7

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:21 Wetherby

East Harlem

10st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Placed off 6lb higher at Perth (3m, soft) last spring in his second handicap but struggled on both subsequent appearances, the latter over C&D in January; recent wind op needs to have made a big difference.

20/1

8

27th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:17 Wetherby

East Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Good third from the front when upped in trip at Perth (3m, soft) last May on his second handicap start; tailed off at Ayr in November but may have needed that run and it'll be no surprise to see a big performance today.

25/1

8th

4

22nd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

East Harlem

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: R Mike Smith

Still early days and he put some moderate form behind him on most recent start in May when just over 2l third at Perth (3m, soft); same mark today and is worth a market check to gauge any confidence behind him.

10/1

Form: 7808P-

Last run: 258 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Triple-figure odds and well beaten in five starts in bumpers and over hurdles last season; plenty to find on handicap debut back from layoff.

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13

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:10 Perth

Grey Tikkana

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

9

9th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Grey Tikkana

10st 0lb

Triple-figure odds for all seven starts, well beaten each time.

100/1

15

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

13:10 Newcastle

Grey Tikkana

10st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: Katie Scott

Triple-figure odds for all six starts, including when a tailed-off last of nine on handicap debut at Ayr (3m) recently.

66/1

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