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15:05 Ayr

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Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 23s
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Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 534441 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Durable front-running veteran with a fine record (5-14) at Ayr; made all over C&D (heavy) five weeks ago and a 3lb rise should not stop him going close once more.

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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

11/4

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 349-51 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Has done much of his racing over longer trips but both wins have come at 2m and he gained a first chase success over C&D (soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; Edward Austin's 5lb claim should help to counteract a 6lb rise; big chance again.

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5th

1

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:26 Carlisle

Seemorelights

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Came good over fences in first-time cheekpieces at Ayr (2m, soft) in January and has performed well on both subsequent appearances; probably still on a workable mark but may not be ideally suited by today's return to good ground.

8/1

3rd

6

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

15:43 Kelso

Seemorelights

10st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Ayr (2m, soft) in January and bumped into rejuvenated winner when runner-up there (2m, heavy) last month; won here over hurdles and can give another good account.

11/2

2nd

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Ayr

Seemorelights

12st 1lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

Has done much of his racing over longer trips but both wins have come at 2m and he gained a first chase success over C&D (soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; Edward Austin's 5lb claim should help to counteract a 6lb rise; big chance again.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 213-52 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo; better effort over fences when a close second of four over 2m4f (soft) here just before Christmas; his jumping was sound and today's drop back to 2m should not inconvenience him; open to further improvement and high on the list.

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2

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Royal Arcade

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Nicky Richards

Non-runner.

1

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 4

14:10 Carlisle

Royal Arcade

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Won a novice hurdle here (2m1f, soft) last March and close second of four at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in December on second chase start; fair third at Ayr (2m, heavy) last month when the drop back in trip looked to be against him and this lightly raced 7yo is respected now back up in distance.

7/2

3rd

2

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Ayr

Royal Arcade

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 7yo; better effort over fences when a close second of four over 2m4f (soft) here just before Christmas; his jumping was sound and today's drop back to 2m should not inconvenience him; open to further improvement and high on the list.

4/1

Form: 811132 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

A model of consistency this season, winning at Lingfield (twice) and Newbury towards the end of 2021 and running creditably when second of seven at Haydock (2m, soft) three weeks ago; ideal conditions again and should give another good account of himself.

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7th

8

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Gallic Geordie

10st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

11yo who was well beaten at Haydock on December 30 but that may have come too soon, ten days after a fair third at Newbury; has a good record here, with wins over C&D (soft) last March and over 1m7f here (soft) in November, and he's one to be interested in now back here.

15/2

5th

7

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Gallic Geordie

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Has won six races over fences, the latest at Wetherby in November (1m7f, soft); has won at 2m4f but a bit to find with Happy And Fine on their form over this trip at Wetherby earlier in November.

7/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Gallic Geordie

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Looked as good as ever when keeping on stoutly to score at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 6-19 over fences; also suited by this C&D; likely to make his presence felt.

6/1

Form: P46P28

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

1-18 under rules in Ireland, the win coming in 2m4f chase at Thurles (heavy) in March 2021; unable to challenge on his only recent run over 2m and perhaps best watched on his first outing for new connections.

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11

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Castlegrange

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Only win came in Ireland two years ago and he's generally struggled in Britain including in his two runs (2m4f, heavy) after wind surgery this spring; mark continues to fall but is easy to have reservations.

25/1

4th

3

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Castlegrange

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Only win came in Ireland two years ago; flashes of form in Britain but was pulled up behind Lisloran at Ayr in December and again at Hexham recently, after wind surgery; too many doubts.

20/1

9

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Castlegrange

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Ex-Irish; strike-rate of 1-24; these conditions suit (only win was over 2m4f on heavy) but hasn't been at his best this season; blinkers now replace cheekpieces; others stronger.

25/1

Form: -12637 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

In and out this season, last of seven finishers at Kelso in December; that was over 2m6f but his most recent win came at 2m and he's not discounted from a sliding mark for an in-form yard.

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4th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Kalaharry

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

2-2 over C&D in 2017-18 (good, soft), and a chase winner over 2m here since; out of form in both chases and hurdles this term, however.

66/1

10

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Kalaharry

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Regressive veteran who has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; continues to slide down the weights but the addition of cheekpieces (retained) didn't appear to help much in a chase last month.

33/1

6th

11

6th Feb 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Carlisle

Kalaharry

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Gained all wins (hurdles/fences) off higher marks but is very hard to fancy on this season's form; now goes in first-time headgear.

14/1

Form: 552631 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a drop in the weights when scoring at Catterick (2m3f, good; first-time blinkers) 11 days ago in clearcut style; handles soft/heavy ground too but an 8lb higher mark in a stronger race demands more.

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2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Victory Echo

12st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Enjoyed a revival over fences last spring, winning three times from the front (3m-3m3f); switches back to hurdling on a workable mark and is versatile regarding ground but eight-month break may have checked his momentum.

9/1

2nd

2

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Victory Echo

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent, raced in second before 5th, led before 11th, headed 14th

3/1

1st

3

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Victory Echo

10st 13lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Keeping excellent form under the 7lb claimer Conor Rabbitt over 3m at Perth (131) this spring, climbing a further 4lb since making all in a three-runner Class 4 there a fortnight ago; gave a good account (second) here too last spring, so everything looks primed for another positive performance.

11/8

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Payout
Exacta £195.00
Straight Forecast £235.90
Trifecta £694.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Gallic Geordie

POSTDATA:

Seemorelights

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Arcade

TOPSPEED:

Ardera Cross

Telegraph:

Victory Echo

Daily Record:

Royal Arcade

Daily Mail:

Gallic Geordie

The Sun:

Gallic Geordie

The Star:

Gallic Geordie

The Guardian:

Ardera Cross

The Times:

Seemorelights

Daily Express:

Seemorelights

Daily Mirror:

Seemorelights