February 15 / 13.55 Ayr

13.55 Ayr

Heavy

Virgin Bet Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 5m 27s
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Virgin Bet Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 22-234

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Ran well in a C&D mares' novice last May (good to soft) but she hasn't run to the same level this winter and this asks plenty of her.
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1st

6

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Charm Offensive

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Runner-up three times here in the first half of last year before finally coming good when shading a close finish in a 2m4f course maiden 25 days ago; should be very competitive back in a handicap, particularly if first-time cheekpieces give her a bit extra.

9/2

1st

15

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Charm Offensive

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Ran well in a C&D mares' novice last May (good to soft) but she hasn't run to the same level this winter and this asks plenty of her.

12/1

4th

4

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

12:30 Haydock

Charm Offensive

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

0-8 under rules but she has gone close on several occasions and ran creditably after seven months off when third of six at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; should be suited by this return to 3m; high on the list.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 422-34

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Suited by these conditions in Ireland; ran quite encouragingly on British debut when fourth at Newcastle in January (2m4f, good to soft); this more testing ground can suit but more needed for the win.
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2nd

2

28th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Mount Melleray

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Placed in three beginners' chases in Ireland and now makes his handicap debut on the back of a near miss in a 2m4f heavy-ground maiden hurdle at Ayr; does look high enough in the weights and has stamina to prove, so others are preferred.

5/1

2nd

8

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Mount Melleray

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Alison Hamilton

Suited by these conditions in Ireland; ran quite encouragingly on British debut when fourth at Newcastle in January (2m4f, good to soft); this more testing ground can suit but more needed for the win.

12/1

1

3rd Feb 2022

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Mount Melleray

12st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Alison Hamilton

Quite a consistent maiden over hurdles and fences in Ireland; respectable start for new stable when 19l fourth in 2m4f Newcastle maiden hurdle 16 days ago; hard to argue his mark looks generous now returning to fences but this isn't the strongest of handicaps.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 7-

Last run: 337 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a Punchestown bumper last March but has made his mark in Irish points since, winning the latest two in November; sold £85,000 since; should be capable of going well on hurdle debut for yard that won this with high-flying Ahoy Senor 12 months ago.
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5th

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

17:15 Ayr

Your Own Story

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

8

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Your Own Story

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual Irish point winner who built on the promise of his C&D hurdle debut third when landing a 3m1f Carlisle novice (good to soft) on Thursday; open to further improvement.

1st

6

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:35 Carlisle

Your Own Story

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won two Irish points (3m, soft/good to yielding) last November and, having changed hands for £85,000, he was a close third on last month's hurdle debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy); in good hands to progress and his pedigree indicates today's step up in trip will be a positive; on the shortlist.

3/1

33/1

Form: 64

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Signs of ability in Irish points and on hurdle debut here but was a long way back at Newcastle last month and looks more of a handicap prospect.
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5th

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ayr

Benack

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

Lightly raced 6yo; best effort under rules when a close fourth of 14 in maiden here (2m4f, heavy; 40-1) last month; open to further improvement now handicapping in first-time cheekpieces; stablemate of Lord Roco.

7/1

4th

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Benack

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

Signs of ability in Irish points and on hurdle debut here but was a long way back at Newcastle last month and looks more of a handicap prospect.

33/1

4th

2

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Benack

11st 12lb

Showed some ability in Irish maiden points, and his recent sixth of eight on rules debut at Ayr (2m5f, soft; 80-1) gives him something to build on, but a sizeable step forward is required today.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam Listed bumper-winning half-sister to quite useful jumper Miss Serious; won Irish point in November (soft), form that looks better now with the third having a mark of 120 after a maiden hurdle win; sold for £50,000 since; market can guide on hurdle debut.
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1st

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Gaillimh A Stor

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

£50,000 buy from the Irish pointing field who showed some promise when staying-on fifth to stablemate Charm Offensive (runs in 1.00) in a C&D maiden hurdle on his rules debut 25 days ago; open to improvement.

7/1

5th

4

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Gaillimh A Stor

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Dam Listed bumper-winning half-sister to quite useful jumper Miss Serious; won Irish point in November (soft), form that looks better now with the third having a mark of 120 after a maiden hurdle win; sold for £50,000 since; market can guide on hurdle debut.

7/1

Form: 3-5442

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Has run well on all four starts for new yard here, at 2m-2m5f, but will need something extra to win a maiden.
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6th

2

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Fame Valley

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ian Duncan

Has run well on all four starts for new yard here, at 2m-2m5f, but will need something extra to win a maiden.

16/1

2

30th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Fame Valley

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Ex-Irish maiden who has been running well at Ayr for new yard, clear second on handicap debut (2m) most recently; now only 2lb higher and drops in grade; could be open to progress as a handicapper; respected.

5/2

2nd

5

9th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Ayr

Fame Valley

11st 1lb

Respectable efforts over C&D (good/good to soft) in the autumn on first two hurdle starts and likewise when upped to 2m5f here (soft) last time; may be better over further than this but he begins handicap life on a realistic mark and could go well.

13/2

Form: 43

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown promise in bumpers at Market Rasen and Haydock, not really improving on debut effort next time but it looked a slog on heavy ground; should be competitive on hurdle debut now racing over a trip that should suit on pedigree; has a Ballymore entry.
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2

20th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Sporty Jim

11st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Improving with experience and gained a hard-fought success over a subsequent winner at Perth (2m4f) last month; obvious claims under a penalty.

Evs

1st

8

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Sporty Jim

11st 6lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

3rd

6

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:12 Warwick

Sporty Jim

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Easy to back but showed some promise when midfield on hurdling debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in February; improvement likely; stable also runs Hogan.

8/1

Form: 5

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
25-1 for Haydock bumper debut after Christmas where his challenge petered out; work to do now hurdling.
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8th

9

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

So Many Roads

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

25-1 for Haydock bumper debut after Christmas where his challenge petered out; work to do now hurdling.

50/1

5th

6

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:45 Haydock

So Many Roads

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

£2,000 2yo; second foal; dam point winner/placed 2m4f and 3m1f hunter chases; trainer has the odd bumper winner; not ruled out.

33/1

Form: 7-0945

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Point winner (two finishers); no wins as yet over hurdles and his close fourth on handicap debut at Hexham in December (2m4f, heavy) came off a modest mark; hard pushed to figure this time.
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9th

11

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Storm Tiger

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Stella Barclay

Point winner (two finishers); no wins as yet over hurdles and his close fourth on handicap debut at Hexham in December (2m4f, heavy) came off a modest mark; hard pushed to figure this time.

25/1

5th

7

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

12:30 Haydock

Storm Tiger

10st 12lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Stella Barclay

Point winner; has run only four times under rules and his fourth on handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; neck behind Lady Bowes) last time was his best effort; should stay today's longer distance and he's another with possibilities.

11/2

4th

9

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

12:20 Hexham

Storm Tiger

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Stella Barclay

Fortunate winner of a 2m6f Yorkshire maiden point in March 2020; rarely better than midfield in any novice hurdle start so far (beaten 21l or more), and handicapper has taken no chances with initial mark.

33/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Mostly well held in Irish points (from five completions); sold for £18,000 in December; looks up against it now hurdling.
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5th

7

5th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell

Heritier De Sivola

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

5th

2

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Wetherby

Heritier De Sivola

11st 6lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Placed in points but he finished down the field at 50-1 last month on his first two hurdle starts; may be one for another day.

33/1

6th

6

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 3

13:35 Newcastle

Heritier De Sivola

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Beaten in six points before changing hands for £18,000; didn't show much on his hurdling debut at Ayr when the ground was heavy.

66/1

Form: 1-23

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Good-ground bumper winner last April and ran well in defeat here in November (good to soft); hurdle debut third at Newcastle was respectable without being eye-catching and he needs to come on a good deal.
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5th

2

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

13:00 Newcastle

Geordies Dream

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Pauline Robson

Bumper form better (so far) than that over hurdles; ground here may suit better than at Ayr last time (heavy) but, although can do better, he needs to raise game to beat Git Maker.

6/1

11th

5

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Geordies Dream

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Pauline Robson

Good-ground bumper winner last April and ran well in defeat here in November (good to soft); hurdle debut third at Newcastle was respectable without being eye-catching and he needs to come on a good deal.

5/1

3rd

4

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

12:10 Newcastle

Geordies Dream

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Pauline Robson

Won on debut in Kelso bumper (2m, good) in April and creditable second under a penalty at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last month; strong claims if transferring that promise on today's hurdle debut.

5/2

Form: 3-224

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has acquitted himself well against promising rivals in bumpers and on hurdle debut at Navan last month (2m4f, yielding) where he didn't give way lightly after making the running, then came back for more on the flat (no headgear; first-time tongue-tie now added to refitted hood); non-runner at Punchestown on Sunday; has potential.
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3rd

6

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:05 Downpatrick

The Flier Begley

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

2nd

8

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:20 Downpatrick

The Flier Begley

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

11/4

8

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

The Flier Begley

11st 7lb

J: Mr B G Crawford

T: S R B Crawford

Showed ability in bumper, placed all three attempts; maiden hurdle form not strong enough to inspire confidence for his first handicap.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
11-1, tailed-off last of six on hurdle debut at Hexham in December; is one to watch this time.
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13th

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Fast Scenic

11st 7lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: James Ewart

11-1, tailed-off last of six on hurdle debut at Hexham in December; is one to watch this time.

66/1

5

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Fast Scenic

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: James Ewart

£18,000 3yo; 13th foal; half-brother to six winners, chiefly on the Flat, although Doctor Deejay was a useful hurdler; tailed off on yesterday's debut at Hexham and best watched if turned out swiftly.

6th

3

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:20 Hexham

Fast Scenic

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

£18,000 3yo; 13th foal; half-brother to six winners, chiefly on the Flat, although Doctor Deejay was a useful hurdler; makes debut having had wind op and with Brian Hughes booked; one to watch in the betting.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam bred four winners, including smart Shantou Magic; 6-1 for Irish point debut in November but slipped up after four out; more experienced rivals likely to have the edge this time.
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2nd

7

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Jet Legs

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Slipped up in sole point last November and was a remote sixth of ten at a big price on his hurdling debut at Newcastle (2m4f) last month; remains best watched for now.

6th

4

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

13:00 Newcastle

Jet Legs

11st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Slipped up in a point on only outing; hurdling/stable debut; missed intended engagement last month because of unsuitable ground (heavy); probably best watched.

25/1

7

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Jet Legs

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Martin Todhunter

Dam bred four winners, including smart Shantou Magic; 6-1 for Irish point debut in November but slipped up after four out; more experienced rivals likely to have the edge this time.

Form: 880

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in all three bumpers last year; has a stiff task now hurdling.
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4th

8

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

The Real Rascal

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Well beaten in all three bumpers last year and was pulled up at 300-1 on his hurdling debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in February.

13

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

The Real Rascal

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Well beaten in all three bumpers last year; has a stiff task now hurdling.

150/1

13th

10

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:15 Catterick

The Real Rascal

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Well beaten on first two starts and can't be recommended.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £881.00
Straight Forecast £848.30
Trifecta £7427.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Flier Begley

Telegraph:

Your Own Story

TOPSPEED:

Charm Offensive

Daily Express:

Gaillimh A Stor

Daily Record:

Geordies Dream

Daily Mirror:

Gaillimh A Stor

Daily Mail:

Your Own Story

The Sun:

Your Own Story

POSTDATA:

Charm Offensive

The Star:

Charm Offensive

RP Ratings:

The Flier Begley

The Times:

The Flier Begley

The Guardian:

The Flier Begley