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13:05 Ayr

Good To Soft

Visit racingtv.com Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £2777.46
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 8s
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Visit racingtv.com Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -57741

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Came good under rules at tenth attempt, with clearcut success at Bangor (2m1f, good to soft) last month; subsequent 7lb rise demands more from him but he looks well worth another crack at 2m4f.

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7th

5

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Rapid Raider

11st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along after 5 out

13/2

7

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 108y

Class 3

15:37 Musselburgh

Rapid Raider

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Kept on well to win over 3m here (good to soft) last December and was back on the scoresheet when leading close home at Kelso (3m4f, good) in May; returned from a break with a fair second of four at Perth (3m, good) in September and today's test could be right up his street; cheekpieces go on.

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:30 Perth

Rapid Raider

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, shaken up and disputing second from 13th, pushed along and back in clear second when mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra run-in

5/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 563/3-

Last run: 501 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo; ran very well in defeat when third off today's mark at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last summer, his second chase, but has fitness to prove on this first run since.

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2nd

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Destiny Is All

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Kelso winner off a 2lb lower mark in October (3m2f, good to soft); some fair efforts since, including over 4m last time at Hexham (heavy); worth considering.

3/1

4th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Destiny Is All

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

On the podium for 13 of 17 chase starts, winning four, is effective on slow ground and is back below a winning mark; yard has won three of the last seven renewals, including last year's Patrick Wadge-ridden victor; player, so long as the recent tendency to jump right doesn't resurface.

100/30

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Destiny Is All

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won on reappearance here (3m2f, good to soft) in October and bounced back from below-par run at Cheltenham when fair third at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; he's 2-2 over fences at Kelso and could play a leading role now back here in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4P4-46

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Made low-key reappearance over hurdles last month and is now 0-6 in that sphere but last year's Irish point win bodes well for her prospects on today's chasing debut.

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4th

2

13th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Melanamix

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

3m point winner who has done well switched to fences the last twice, finishing third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) then second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft); could have more to offer now upped in trip and she's effective on soft ground; high on the shortlist.

5/2

2nd

7

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Melanamix

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: R Mike Smith

Irish point winner (fifth start); third on rules debut in a Kelso mares' novice hurdle (2m5f, soft) a year ago; occupied same placing when staying on at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's chase debut; could be heavily involved with that under her belt and now 2lb lower.

5/1

3rd

9

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Melanamix

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: R Mike Smith

Made low-key reappearance over hurdles last month and is now 0-6 in that sphere but last year's Irish point win bodes well for her prospects on today's chasing debut.

8/1

Form: 443353 C BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Nine-time chase winner who runs this track very well and is versatile regarding ground; no longer the force of old but posted sound effort when third in refitted cheekpieces here (2m, good to soft) a week ago and today's longer trip won't be a problem.

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9

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ardera Cross

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

raced in last, reminders after 5th, struggling from 6th, tailed off 8th

25/1

5th

10

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Ardera Cross

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Nine-time course winner, most recently when causing 14-1 surprise over 2m in early January; unreliable nowadays but he's effective over today's trip and his current mark is probably workable; impossible to rule out.

14/1

4th

6

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Ardera Cross

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: William Young Jnr

13yo who has nine Ayr wins on his CV, including this race last year and a similar event (beat Fia Fuinidh) on penultimate start; however, ran poorly behind Fia Fuinidh and Travail D'Orfevre here latest.

12/1

Form: 6/555-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer who is unexposed under rules; made quite promising handicap debut when fifth of 13 at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft) in April but we haven't seen him again since.

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4th

4

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Just Dont Know

12st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Paul Robson

Should be vulnerable at these weights but at least he comes here on the back of a solid effort in defeat in a 3m2f heavy-ground handicap at Kelso; mostly consistent last season as well.

10/1

2nd

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Just Dont Know

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Paul Robson

Scored over 2m7f on heavy ground here in January and was close/clear second on good ground over that trip here in May; made low-key reappearance here (2m5f) last month but might have needed that outing and will be better suited by today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

Form: 13P4-5

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Kelso last season (2m6f, soft) and made quite promising chase debut when fifth of six there (2m7f, soft; not beaten far) this month; today's drop back in trip may not be ideal but he still enters calculations.

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7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Artic Mann

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Just 1-15 over hurdles but the win was gained over C&D, and he scores very good marks for his consistency since returning from a long absence this season (in the frame all six starts); shortlisted.

5/1

2nd

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Artic Mann

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Likeably consistent in 2m5f-3m2f handicaps since returning from an absence and deserves a break; no reason why he won't be seriously involved.

9/2

Form: /P-U83 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and generally disappointing in recent years; didn't run badly when third of six at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) this month, after a break, but needs to up his game here.

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7th

7

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Blakerigg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced and generally disappointing in recent years; didn't run badly when third of six at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) this month, after a break, but needs to up his game here.

16/1

3rd

8

8th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Blakerigg

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Very lightly raced in recent years and was soundly beaten at Hexham (3m, good) on latest outing in June; others have much less to prove.

16/1

Form: 3462-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

0-9 over fences but ran big race in defeat when clear second to a subsequent winner at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) in March and had excuses when well beaten on this month's reappearance run; reunited with very promising 7lb claimer William Shanahan today; might be the answer.

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3rd

6

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Kelso

Dont Need To Know

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Campaigned mainly over shorter trips, but ran one of his best races when second over C&D in October 2020; yet to strike form after three starts this season but wasn't beaten far when fifth at Carlisle (2m, soft) last month and has slipped to a good mark.

12/1

5th

7

12th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 5

12:30 Carlisle

Dont Need To Know

11st 1lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

0-6 in points and 0-14 under rules; runner-up in two of his ten chase starts and he's well handicapped judged on plenty of last season's form, with his Ayr run three weeks ago (before badly hampered two out) offering some hope that he's returning to form; case can be made.

14/1

8th

8

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Dont Need To Know

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

0-9 over fences but ran big race in defeat when clear second to a subsequent winner at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) in March and had excuses when well beaten on this month's reappearance run; reunited with very promising 7lb claimer William Shanahan today; might be the answer.

8/1

Form: 97373-

Last run: 311 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of his three chases last season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (3m, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in January; returns from ten-month break on same mark but the reduced emphasis on stamina here may not be in his favour; no tongue-tie today.

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6th

10

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:10 Doncaster

Eagle De Guye

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Placed in two of his three chases last season, but two quiet runs this winter, including in this headgear combination latest; others more obvious.

16/1

5th

10

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:25 Catterick

Eagle De Guye

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Placed in two of his three chases last season, including when close up over 3m at Musselburgh (soft); 2m4f too short and perhaps in need of the run when quiet on his comeback; better expected, provided he takes to the visor.

10/1

9th

12

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Eagle De Guye

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Placed in two of his three chases last season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (3m, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in January; returns from ten-month break on same mark but the reduced emphasis on stamina here may not be in his favour; no tongue-tie today.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 284-23 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and triple chase winner when trained in France; a maiden in Britain but made pleasing seasonal debut when second at Kelso (2m5f, soft) this month; not quite in same form when third at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) on Saturday but will be taking a significant drop in grade if he turns up here; non-runner.

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4th

4

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Caboy

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Off the mark in Britain when arriving late at Wetherby last month (2m5f, good); his Newcastle second (2m4f, heavy) off this 3lb higher mark was no backward step and this belated return to further shouldn't be too big an issue.

9/4

2nd

1

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Caboy

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Quite consistent and off the mark in Britain at the 18th attempt when swooping late at Wetherby this month; 3lb rise neither here nor there and expert at completing but overall record suggests he may prove vulnerable.

6/4

1st

5

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 5

14:05 Wetherby

Caboy

11st 3lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

10l runner-up at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January and occupied the same position at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; also effective on good ground; however, it looked to be a weak race last time and this 11yo is now 0-17 since arriving from France; may again find some others to be too good.

11/2

Form: 53-3

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 5yo; safely held when third in two 2m4f maiden hurdles for current stable but shaped with significant promise when filling that position on last year's Irish point debut and is open to significant improvement on today's chase/handicap debut; market may guide.

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5th

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Camp Belan

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Consistent sort who won by 1l from Heritier De Sivola at Ayr (3m, soft) in February, then beaten a head by that rival at Hexham (3m, heavy) last time; edging up the weights but every chance he'll again be thereabouts.

15/2

2nd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Largely consistent 8yo who was too strong for dual subsequent winner Heritier De Sivola when scoring in second-time blinkers at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; meets that rival on 13lb better terms here (if Joe Williamson's reduced claim is considered) but Philip Kirby's runner has undoubtedly shown major improvement in the meantime.

7/2

1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Just 1-16 over fences but ended last year with some pretty good efforts on slow ground, the latest in first-time blinkers; eased in grade here and will probably be on the premises again.

8/1

Form: 1P2P-P CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won this race on heavy ground last year, his second start over fences, and finished well for close second over C&D (soft) in March; on workable mark if fully tuned up for this seasonal reappearance but confidence would be higher on slower ground; had wind op in April; non-runner.

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7th

8

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

Darius Des Sources

10st 7lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Chris Grant

in rear, hampered and mistake 1st, hit 4 out, soon struggling

12/1

5th

4

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Darius Des Sources

11st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Chris Grant

led, headed but prominent 2nd, ridden after 4 out, 3 1/2 lengths down when mistake last, soon lost second and weakened

13/2

4

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Darius Des Sources

10st 8lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Chris Grant

held up in behind leaders, going okay when mistake and jockey lost irons 14th, soon unseated rider

7/1

Form: 426-40

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles, and failed to build upon mildly encouraging chasing debut when tailed off at Hexham (2m4f, good) in June; returns from 177-day break with quite a bit to prove but remains unexposed.

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4

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:45 Sedgefield

Morningside

11st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear

10/1

2nd

3

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

14:50 Sedgefield

Morningside

10st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

Now 0-13 but he mostly performed with credit over fences last season, including a near miss over C&D; perhaps wind surgery can help him rediscover that form; considered.

6/1

2

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Morningside

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Sandy Forster

Remains winless but he largely performed with credit over fences last term and should strip fitter for his recent Kelso fifth after an absence; he's one for the shortlist off an easing mark.

9/2

Form: 3-9P9P

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on both starts this autumn (chase/hurdle) and now 0-13 overall; can't be recommended from 9lb out of the weights.

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12

5th Feb 2022

Good

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

15:10 Musselburgh

Saltmarket

10st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Linda Perratt

Wasn't far away at 125-1 when falling two out over fences at Ayr in November but that was a rare positive performance from this 15-race maiden, who was pulled up in another chase at Ayr last time; 10lb wrong today.

66/1

8

9th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Saltmarket

10st 2lb

Wasn't far away at 125-1 when falling two out here (2m4f, good to soft) in November last time out; possibilities if reproducing that promise but that was a rare positive performance from this 14-race maiden.

25/1

14

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Saltmarket

10st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Linda Perratt

Well beaten on both starts this autumn (chase/hurdle) and now 0-13 overall; can't be recommended from 9lb out of the weights.

66/1

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Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £254.10
Tricast £1750.50
Trifecta £1839.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Rapid Raider

RP Ratings:

Ardera Cross

Daily Express:

Destiny Is All

The Times:

Eagle De Guye

Daily Mirror:

Destiny Is All

THE NORTH:

Rapid Raider

Telegraph:

Rapid Raider

The Star:

Rapid Raider

Daily Record:

Rapid Raider

The Guardian:

Ardera Cross

Daily Mail:

Ardera Cross

The Sun:

Ardera Cross