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14:30 Ayr

Soft

Golf Inn Prestwick Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10892
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 6m 18s
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Golf Inn Prestwick Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-1311 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Progressive 6yo who has won three of his last four; hiked up another 10lb for last month's eased-down success from One Night in Milan at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) but should be fine on today's forecast slower ground; respected.

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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

6th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Wakool

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Won this last year (good to soft) and is also effective on heavy; however, he'll probably need a bigger performance than 12 months ago if he's to score today, and he's been inconsistent this season.

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: /111-8 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Started off for Sandy Thomson with three consecutive wins towards end of last season (2m4f-3m1f, good to soft-soft); made low-key reappearance at Aintree last month but no surprise if his progress resumes here.

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4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Storm Nelson

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

This is easier than a strong handicap at Aintree last time but didn't head to that in much form and he's not as good as he was.

33/1

20

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Storm Nelson

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

Suited by a good test of stamina and is falling in the weights, but he doesn't look quite the force of old and he was safely held in third behind Johnson's Blue at Doncaster in February; would be a surprise winner.

66/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 3/2P-5

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on final start last season and made underwhelming reappearance in October; back on a workable mark now but has quite a bit to prove on this first run beyond about 2m5f.

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6th

10

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:32 Wetherby

Eternally Yours

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Won at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in November and was running well there last month when falling at the final flight; might not be far away.

8/1

4

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:00 Ayr

Eternally Yours

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

disputed lead, led 3rd

5/1

1st

2

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Eternally Yours

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

prominent, on outer, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on strongly and led towards finish

4/1

Form: 415-81

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 7yo; won small-field novice chase at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last spring and opened hurdling account there (2m5f, soft) last month; major player if suited by the step up in trip for today's handicap hurdle debut.

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8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Flower Of Scotland

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

On a handy mark but has been well below her best over fences this season and needs to turn things around.

16/1

4th

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Flower Of Scotland

11st 7lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sandy Thomson

didn't jump well, pressed leader, not fluent 1st

7/1

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Flower Of Scotland

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Unraced on heavy in Britain; passed three on the run-in when third in Edinburgh National at Musselburgh (near 4m, good to soft; 2lb lower today) last February, restating her strength in stamina after 6l win in the Borders National at Kelso (extended 4m, soft) the time before; showed little 111 days ago on her only run this term, but she's a huge player if reverting to what she showed last season over 4m and her stable is in good form.

15/2

Form: /16-44 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Carlisle specialist who began this season with two very respectable runs on soft ground there (2m4f/3m1f); didn't see it out after racing too freely on latest outing but can make another bold bid from the front here.

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1st

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Captain Zebo

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

made virtually all

16/1

3rd

1

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:48 Perth

Captain Zebo

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

Snapped a long losing run when in front at Hexham last month (2m, good) and probably ran to the same level when third back there over 2m4f 19 days ago; exposed but in form and should run well back in a Class 4.

3/1

Form: 43-142

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won 2m4f Perth maiden last May and looked suited by step up to 3m1f when staying on past Captain Zebo for second in soft-ground Carlisle handicap three weeks ago; could easily have more to offer as a stayer; shortlisted.

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3rd

8

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 123y

15:55 Thurles

Wowsham

11st 7lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Winning hurdler; point winner at Moira in October; ran creditably when third to Ferns Lock at Dromahane; similar effort in Down Royal race dominated by Its On The Line and Ferns Lock.

10/1

3rd

10

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:33 Down Royal

Wowsham

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders

33/1

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:50 Cork

Wowsham

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Ran well on heavy ground in a Navan novice a year ago and again over fences at Newcastle in January; pulled-up over fences last time and is possibly high enough in weights over hurdles; blinkers added.

18/1

Form: /8163- D

Last run: 334 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Returned to form with game front-running win at Carlisle (3m1f, soft) in November 2020, his third start for James Moffatt, but absent since finishing third in AW bumper last February and will need to be in peak form to land this prize.

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10th

14

28th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

15:19 Cartmel

No Hiding Place

10st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

14/1

3rd

9

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

No Hiding Place

10st 4lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

Last month's run at Ayr was his first since last February and he may have needed it (tailed); has swiftly been given a big chance by the handicapper and he's now 5lb lower than when winning at Carlisle (3m1f, soft) in November 2020, but this is a tough race in which to try and bounce back.

20/1

1

4th Feb 2022

Good

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

14:05 Catterick

No Hiding Place

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Moffatt

Tailed off at Ayr last month but may have needed that first run since last February and he's swiftly been given a big chance by the handicapper, having been dropped 5lb; has won on good ground and he's not ruled out.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 28P-42

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat in the autumn and returned to hurdling with two pretty good efforts towards end of last year, more recently when second to Wakool at Muselburgh (3m, good to soft); seems versatile regarding ground and probably won't be far away.

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4th

7

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

One Night In Milan

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Keith Dalgleish

5th

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

14:05 Kelso

One Night In Milan

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Keith Dalgleish

In good form on the Flat in the autumn, whereas he has not been at his best back over hurdles since but has been dropped 8lb in the process; seems to go well here, including for two of his four hurdling wins, but this is his first run here since 2019.

8/1

5th

8

6th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:40 Musselburgh

One Night In Milan

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Keith Dalgleish

Not the force of old and tailed off at Ayr last time; however, prior to that he showed some spark over C&D when runner-up to easy winner Wakool, and he's been given a chance by the handicapper; not ruled out.

14/1

Form: 3524P-

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Very useful chaser at his best for Mick Channon; not seen since disappointing run at last April's Aintree festival, after which he was sold for £130,000; on much lower mark for this first hurdle start since 2019 and Aidan Coleman is a good booking; market may guide.

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3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Hold The Note

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Ewan Whillans

Mixed efforts this season, best run when third in first-time visor at Carlisle last time; headgear retained; should go well again.

3/1

3rd

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Has struggled on his last four starts, being pulled up on both runs last month; plenty to prove but he's 5lb lower than when winning at 16-1 over C&D (heavy) last March, and that came in the visor that goes back on this afternoon; the first-time tongue-tie may also help; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Hold The Note

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, not fluent 9th, soon prominent

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £186.00
Tricast £2264.80
Trifecta £1464.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Storm Nelson

TOPSPEED:

One Night In Milan

The Sun:

Wowsham

Telegraph:

Wakool

SPOTLIGHT:

Flower Of Scotland

The Star:

Captain Zebo

Daily Record:

Wowsham

The Times:

Storm Nelson

Daily Mail:

Storm Nelson

Daily Express:

Storm Nelson

POSTDATA:

One Night In Milan

Daily Mirror:

One Night In Milan