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Soft

Ayr Racecourse Gift Vouchers Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £2876.58
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 5m 20s
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Ayr Racecourse Gift Vouchers Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 6F5-42 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden; has performed well in two handicap hurdles for new yard this season and the form has plenty of substance; good second behind a subsequent scorer at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) on latest occasion; cheekpieces now applied; strongly respected.

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9th

11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Goodtimes Badtimes

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

A dual hurdles scorer early in 2022 but he's been off the track for 22 months since coming in a good second over 2m6f here; others are preferred on this occasion.

10/1

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12/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 55-458

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Signs of ability in novice hurdles, including here; seemed a non-stayer over 2m6f at Kelso on handicap debut last time; open to improvement back down in trip.

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2nd

10

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

The Jad Factor

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Never got involved when remote third on chasing debut in February and was soon on the back foot after very slow jump at first fence at Hexham last month; has questions to answer now but is well handicapped on some of last year's hurdling form and might be boosted by first-time cheekpieces.

20/1

1

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

The Jad Factor

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, bad mistake and dropped to rear 1st

10/1

3rd

9

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

The Jad Factor

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Scored off 2lb lower over hurdles at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) last season and held narrow lead before last-flight fall here (2m4f, heavy) last month; makes chasing debut today; not out of this if he jumps well.

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 46-184 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Perth (2m4f, soft) last May, opening his account; has failed to build on that success in two subsequent runs; rather exposed now.

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10th

12

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Silk Or Scarlet

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: N W Alexander

Mixed form this season and this 10yo was soundly beaten at Kelso last month, but prior to that he was a good third of 15 off this mark at Ayr (2m4f, soft) and he's not ruled out for his in-form stable.

10/1

5th

15

18th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Silk Or Scarlet

10st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: N W Alexander

Perth winner over 2m4f on soft ground last May and best effort since when 10l third of 15 at Ayr last time; each-way possibilities despite being 3lb wrong.

8/1

10

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Silk Or Scarlet

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: N W Alexander

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Perth (2m4f, soft) last May, opening his account; best effort since when 10l third of 15 at Ayr last time; each-way possibilities again from the same mark.

9/1

Form: 9759P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has fairly weak claims on his bumper and novice hurdle form; however, may be capable of some progress now handicapping off a modest mark.

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6th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Wotsmyname

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Leonard Kerr

Unplaced all 11 hurdle starts; gave good account before fading into fifth on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November but last month's three runs were all disappointing and it takes a leap of faith to support him on today's chasing debut.

25/1

8th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Wotsmyname

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Fair fifth on his stable and seasonal debut at Ayr in November but he's been well beaten on both runs this month and has to turn things around.

33/1

Form: 4-702U

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

0-15 overall and unseated her rider mid-race at Newcastle most recently; creditable second at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) the time before and has each-way hopes on that effort.

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13

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:25 Hexham

African Glory

10st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Martin Todhunter

15-race hurdles maiden, who has admittedly reserved her better efforts for Hexham (twice runner-up here); difficult to fancy on chasing debut from 5lb out of the weights.

50/1

8th

15

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

African Glory

10st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Martin Todhunter

0-14 and latest run at Bangor was poor; has worn a tongue-strap in the past and a visor goes on now.

14/1

18

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

African Glory

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Martin Todhunter

Has shown promise in 2m4f handicaps on occasions but has had plenty of chances in them and was pulled up at Bangor recently after finishing fifth behind Goodtimes Badtimes at Ayr last month.

33/1

Form: 440-P4

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

0-7; evidently helped by cheekpieces when fourth (one place behind Golan Cloud) at Hexham last time, producing her best handicap effort; each-way chance in the retained headgear.

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4

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Your Place

10st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

9th

16

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Your Place

10st 8lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

0-17 over hurdles; threatened off higher marks on a few occasions last year but was safely held in fourth after making the running here (2m4f, good to soft) last month and patience in her has worn thin.

12/1

4th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Your Place

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Maiden who was running well this time last year, including over C&D, but mixed these days and disappointed here in January after a better effort at Kelso previously; has had wind surgery since, which offers hope.

7/1

Form: 90-P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Little worthwhile form in points and over hurdles; needs a transformation in first-time tongue-tie on handicap debut.

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3rd

4

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Economic Editor

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Maiden; twice runner-up over hurdles this season (soft/heavy); didn't jump with enough zip on recent chasing debut and faded out of contention; may do better with that experience behind him but will need to.

8/1

6th

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Economic Editor

10st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Modest form pointing in 2020; not particularly consistent over hurdles, but has shown his best form on testing ground so could go well in these conditions on his first run over fences.

9/1

14th

16

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Economic Editor

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

midfield

7/1

Form: /231-3 D BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Suited by slow ground; last five starts (spanning nearly two years) have resulted in form figures of 12313, clear third over 2m4f at Hexham most recently; solid chance off same mark.

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9th

8

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Golan Cloud

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, not fluent and headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out (jockey said gelding made a mistake three hurdles out and was never travelling thereafter)

11/4

4th

13

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Golan Cloud

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jennie Candlish

The winner of two handicaps in the north and should be on a good mark, but he was pulled up here on his return from an absence and now goes in a visor (replaces cheekpieces).

20/1

10

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:08 Uttoxeter

Golan Cloud

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins from 16 starts over hurdles; it's possible that this sort of trip stretches him (made one fair attempt on heavy) but rain would otherwise be fine; absent for one year and he can go well fresh.

14/1

Form: P-9085 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: 359-P7

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

0-6; trailed home last of seven on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f) most recently and needs to leave that effort well behind.

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11

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Carlisle

Dunnottar Castle

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

Struggling with nothing positive to glean from his most recent Kelso run (2m, heavy; 12th of 14, beaten 50l); does tackle this 3m1f trip for the first time but is impossible to fancy from 14lb out of the handicap.

100/1

12th

16

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:00 Kelso

Dunnottar Castle

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Jackie Stephen

Has struggled to get competitive in his five handicap hurdles and he's 7lb out of the weights here; it's best to look elsewhere.

20/1

15

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Dunnottar Castle

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jackie Stephen

towards rear, slow jump 6th, lost touch and pulled up before 7th, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding had bled from the nose)

33/1

Form: P8-89

Last run: 229 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has plenty to find on his 2m/2m2f form last spring; however, bred to be suited by this longer trip and looks a possible improver; market support should be noted.

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7th

8

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Kinerton Hill

10st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

Runner-up here (2m3f, heavy) last month and while Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) last time was a backward step, it wasn't a bad run and he could appreciate the greater test of stamina over today's longer trip; remains lightly raced and not ruled out.

12/1

8

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Kinerton Hill

10st 5lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Donald Whillans

Went down battling when runner-up at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy; 50-1) on penultimate start but could never land a blow when in the ruck at Newcastle last week; ideally needs some rain to arrive.

12/1

8th

14

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:40 Newcastle

Kinerton Hill

10st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

Well down the field in first two handicaps but outran 50-1 odds when second of 15 behind Trac at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) three weeks ago; contender if that form can be reproduced on today's faster ground.

10/1

Form: 8698-6

Last run: 234 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden who has modest form, most recently sixth to Silk Or Scarlet at Perth last May; however, he's well bred and may yet do better; worth considering off this mark.

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7th

16

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Famous Moment

10st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Useful jumps pedigree but has not yet lived up to it over hurdles, including in three handicaps at 2m4f; has an awful lot to find.

25/1

12th

13

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

12:45 Ayr

Famous Moment

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Six-race maiden who has modest form, most recently sixth to Silk Or Scarlet at Perth last May; however, he's well bred and may yet do better; worth considering off this mark.

14/1

Form: /000-5

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ex-French maiden who finished fifth of seven over 2m3f here (handicap debut; wore cheekpieces) last time out; now goes in blinkers; needs to improve.

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10th

14

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Flash Moriviere

10st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Andrew Hamilton

Soundly beaten in both handicaps, more recently when blasting off from the front in first-time blinkers at Ayr (2m4f, soft) two weeks ago; drops back in trip and goes without headgear today; not yet fully exposed.

20/1

13th

14

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

12:45 Ayr

Flash Moriviere

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Andrew Hamilton

Ex-French maiden who finished fifth of seven over 2m3f here (handicap debut; wore cheekpieces) last time out; now goes in blinkers; needs to improve.

25/1

5th

7

25th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

15:15 Ayr

Flash Moriviere

10st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Andrew Hamilton

Third on hurdle debut in France in November 2019 but well beaten at triple-digit odds in three British novice hurdles last summer (2m-2m4f, all on good); makes handicap debut off a lowly mark and with cheekpieces fitted but could be considered only if attracting market support.

16/1

Form: 73P-P8

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ex-French maiden who has poor claims on the bare form of his two British efforts, weakening over 3m1f latest; however, may see his race out better back down in distance.

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5th

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Force De Frap

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Becoming ever more versatile, winter's Bangor and Ludlow wins being his first on soft or slower; handicapper has appeared to have his measure the last twice, a scruffy round of jumping latest notwithstanding.

7/1

5th

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Force De Frap

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

7/2

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Force De Frap

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

held up in rear

5/2

Form: -40575

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over hurdles in Ireland in 2019 and he has inconsistent form for current yard; however, has come down the weights and could go well off current mark.

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0

8

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Coral Blue

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Daragh Bourke

Won three times last season (2m4f/2m5f, soft-good) and he's also scored over C&D; however, his campaign concluded with a below-par run at Kelso and he's been well beaten on both starts this term; needs to bounce back.

20/1

5th

3

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Coral Blue

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

Last season ended with a below-par run at Kelso in March and there was no return to form on last month's reappearance at Newcastle; however, he may have needed that latest outing and won three times last season; no surprise if he gets back on track with Brian Hughes back on board (1-1 record).

8/1

9th

4

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Coral Blue

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Three-time winner last season (2m4f-2m5f, good-soft) but not seen since a below-par run in March and not sure to be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination.

9/1

Form: 3-00

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Finished third on sole start in Ireland; pair of duck eggs for new stable, so has a bit to prove; however, may do better now handicapping with tongue-tie applied.

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9th

10

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Moonacura

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

11-race maiden but only two starts over fences and was close second at Hexham (1m7f, heavy) last week; nudged up 3lb but he still looks feasibly treated and has form at up to 2m5f over hurdles; dangerous in another change of headgear.

9/2

2nd

3

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Moonacura

10st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

Tailed off on chase debut here (3m, heavy) a fortnight ago but he's never convinced over that trip and he ran okay for a fair way; good third over hurdles at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) in January when wearing first-time cheekpieces and perhaps the first-time blinkers will give him a boost today.

11/4

6th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Moonacura

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield

14/1

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Exacta £376.00
Straight Forecast £555.70
Tricast £4124.90
Trifecta £3974.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Goodtimes Badtimes

RP Ratings:

Golan Cloud

The Star:

Silk Or Scarlet

The Times:

Goodtimes Badtimes

Telegraph:

Goodtimes Badtimes

Daily Mail:

Goodtimes Badtimes

Daily Express:

Goodtimes Badtimes

Daily Record:

Goodtimes Badtimes

POSTDATA:

Golan Cloud

Daily Mirror:

Golan Cloud