February 15 / 15.40 Ayr

15.40 Ayr

Heavy

Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4247.88
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 6m 50s
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Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 242-11 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Progressing steadily and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles this season (Carlisle and Haydock, 3m); stamina is evidently his forte so these testing conditions will play to his absolute strengths; that said, he's now rated 12lb higher than for the first of those two wins; key player.
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1st

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Stolen Money

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Progressing steadily and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles this season (Carlisle and Haydock, 3m); stamina is evidently his forte so these testing conditions will play to his absolute strengths; that said, he's now rated 12lb higher than for the first of those two wins; key player.

7/2

1st

6

30th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

12:30 Haydock

Stolen Money

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

Showed some improvement after a break to get off the mark at Carlisle (3m1f, good to soft) seven weeks ago, battling on well; could still have some untapped potential, and he's not ruled out off a 4lb higher mark.

11/2

1st

11

8th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 123y

Class 4

15:40 Carlisle

Stolen Money

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Outran 25-1 odds when second of 12 here (3m1f, soft) on handicap debut in February; not seen again since and resumes in higher-grade company but there is obvious scope for further progress.

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 8-P651 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Took advantage of an easing mark when thrusting home late to win on the nod at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) last month; a token weights rise (2lb) shouldn't hinder and she's pretty reliable at Ayr - two wins and various placed finishes; could simply find a few too good in this stronger race.
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7

30th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 3

17:30 Cartmel

Jessiemac

10st 5lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ian Duncan

50/1

2nd

7

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:25 Ayr

Jessiemac

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ian Duncan

5th

9

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

16:05 Ayr

Jessiemac

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ian Duncan

Form: 3-4431

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Travelled smoothly into contention and gave plenty from the final flight when winning at Kelso (2m6f novice, soft) in December; low mileage and does appear reasonably weighted for this handicap debut; noteworthy assuming today's extra yardage is within range.
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1st

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ayr

Ned Tanner

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Has improved on his last two outings, winning novice at Kelso (2m6f, soft) in December and not beaten far when third of seven on handicap debut here (3m, heavy) last month; dropping back in trip is not an obvious positive, but otherwise he has plenty in his favour.

9/2

3rd

2

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Ned Tanner

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Travelled smoothly into contention and gave plenty from the final flight when winning at Kelso (2m6f novice, soft) in December; low mileage and does appear reasonably weighted for this handicap debut; noteworthy assuming today's extra yardage is within range.

4/1

1st

5

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

12:07 Kelso

Ned Tanner

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Ran a bit flat upped to 3m at Haydock last time but he was only 5l off Famous Bridge the time before at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) and he's 7lb better off with that rival now; enters the equation.

7/1

Form: 4U/521 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Promised plenty as a novice (for Katie Scott) but hasn't seen a great deal of racing in recent years; runner-up at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December before resuming winning ways on less demanding ground at Newcastle (2m7f, good to soft, 4-1 joint-favourite); more needed from a 5lb higher mark.
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1st

5

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:25 Ayr

Stoney Rover

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

1

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Stoney Rover

11st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Sandy Thomson

Back to winning ways at Newcastle (2m7f, good to soft) in January and can be forgiven lesser effort off this higher mark here last time as he broke a blood vessel; good claimer on board and looks a leading contender assuming all is well with him this time.

5/1

4th

5

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Stoney Rover

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Promised plenty as a novice (for Katie Scott) but hasn't seen a great deal of racing in recent years; runner-up at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December before resuming winning ways on less demanding ground at Newcastle (2m7f, good to soft, 4-1 joint-favourite); more needed from a 5lb higher mark.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: -27311 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Seeks a hat-trick following convincing wins here (2m5f, heavy) and more latterly at Bangor (2m7f, soft), when unpenalised; up in grade and competes from a 9lb higher mark, but will handle the forecast heavy ground; solid credentials and clearly a progressive individual.
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5th

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Green Vault

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Seeks a hat-trick following convincing wins here (2m5f, heavy) and more latterly at Bangor (2m7f, soft), when unpenalised; up in grade and competes from a 9lb higher mark, but will handle the forecast heavy ground; solid credentials and clearly a progressive individual.

2/1

1st

1

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

15:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Green Vault

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Won heavy-ground Irish bumper last March and came good over hurdles with emphatic success on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) on Sunday; runs without a penalty here and ought to be very difficult to beat.

4/9

1st

2

9th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 91y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Green Vault

12st 11lb

Irish bumper winner (2m4f, heavy) who has shown promise among his three novice hurdle runs for this yard, finishing third over C&D (soft) last month after a wind op; opening mark looks fair and he's open to improvement.

Evs

20/1

Form: 9767

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on all three starts over hurdles; likely to find his level with more time but difficult to consider on this handicap debut; trainer has a more realistic contender with Jessiemac.
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3

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Bannside

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Ian Duncan

Modest efforts in a bumper and over hurdles and plenty to prove on chase debut.

25/1

6th

10

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Bannside

10st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Ian Duncan

Soundly beaten on all three starts over hurdles; likely to find his level with more time but difficult to consider on this handicap debut; trainer has a more realistic contender with Jessiemac.

20/1

7th

1

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:45 Doncaster

Bannside

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Soundly beaten on his first three starts and he'll be of greater interest when tackling modest handicaps, for which he qualifies after today.

50/1

Form: RP-655 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Isn't necessarily the easiest to predict but she ran reasonably well until weakening from the second-last flight when fifth of 15 to Stoney Rover at Newcastle (2m7f) last time; competitively handicapped and 3-3 at this track (all on heavy in early 2018); possibilities.
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6th

7

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

The Delray Munky

11st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Iain Jardine

Isn't necessarily the easiest to predict; ran reasonably well when fifth of 15 at Newcastle (2m7f) in January but she was well behind the reopposing Jessiemac when running poorly over 3m here since.

8/1

7th

6

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

The Delray Munky

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Isn't necessarily the easiest to predict but she ran reasonably well until weakening from the second-last flight when fifth of 15 to Stoney Rover at Newcastle (2m7f) last time; competitively handicapped and 3-3 at this track (all on heavy in early 2018); possibilities.

7/1

5th

7

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

The Delray Munky

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Ended last season in poor form over fences and returned from ten-month break with two very underwhelming hurdle runs in December; on good mark now but needs to turn things around.

25/1

Form: P7-13R CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Sprang a 50-1 surprise over C&D in May (good to soft) before another positive performance in a Class 3 contest at Cartmel (third); blotted her copybook when refusing to race at Kelso on recent return from an eight-month absence so the safest advice is to monitor only; stablemate of Ned Tanner.
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2

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Final Reminder

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won over this C&D (good to soft) last May but refused to race at Kelso last month; consented to take part after being led into the start at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on latest outing but finished a well-beaten fourth; others more appealing.

8/1

4th

2

1st Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Final Reminder

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Ayr winner at 3m last May and she was then a close third off this mark at Cartmel; however, she refused to take part at Kelso in February and is one to have reservations about after that.

16/1

1

18th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Final Reminder

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

An Ayr winner at 3m last May and was then a close third off this mark at Cartmel; however, wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft and she refused to take part here 15 days ago.

12/1

Form: P4-852 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Carlisle novice winner (3m) for Nicky Richards in March 2020; didn't take to chasing and failed to rediscover peak form in three subsequent starts over hurdles for that trainer; runner-up in a small-field affair at Catterick on recent stable debut (tongue-tie on); faces a tougher task here.
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7

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Skiddaw Tara

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Maurice Barnes

Carlisle novice winner (3m) for Nicky Richards in March 2020; didn't take to chasing and failed to rediscover peak form in three subsequent starts over hurdles for that trainer; runner-up in a small-field affair at Catterick on recent stable debut (tongue-tie on); faces a tougher task here.

20/1

2nd

3

4th Feb 2022

Good

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

14:05 Catterick

Skiddaw Tara

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Maurice Barnes

Her mark continues to tumble but she struggled last spring on her final three runs for Nicky Richards and, having been off since, a major revival is needed in a first-time tongue-tie on her first run for Maurice Barnes.

9/1

Form: 56-434 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Consistent since scoring at Musselburgh (3m, soft) on New Year's Day in 2021; wasn't fluent at the final flight when a staying-on fourth to Stoney Rover at Newcastle (2m7f) last time; realistic chance of reversing placings with that rival on 5lb better terms, but that might not be enough to win.
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3rd

11

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:55 Musselburgh

Bullion Boss

10st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Had a modest strike-rate and he was pulled up at Kelso last month; however, he was reportedly unsuited by the testing ground and he was running well in defeat previously; sole win came over C&D last January and he certainly has a chance if bouncing back to form.

10/1

11

18th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Bullion Boss

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Only 1-24 but he's consistent and has been beaten single-digit lengths in his last two handicaps; unlikely to be far away.

7/1

9

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Bullion Boss

10st 9lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Nicky Richards

Consistent since scoring at Musselburgh (3m, soft) on New Year's Day in 2021; wasn't fluent at the final flight when a staying-on fourth to Stoney Rover at Newcastle (2m7f) last time; realistic chance of reversing placings with that rival on 5lb better terms, but that might not be enough to win.

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Payout
Exacta £620.00
Straight Forecast £840.90
Tricast £3979.20
Trifecta £2945.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ned Tanner

SPOTLIGHT:

Stolen Money

Daily Mirror:

Green Vault

POSTDATA:

Stoney Rover

TOPSPEED:

Jessiemac

THE NORTH:

The Delray Munky

The Times:

Ned Tanner

The Guardian:

Ned Tanner

Daily Mail:

Ned Tanner

The Sun:

Ned Tanner

Daily Record:

Green Vault

Telegraph:

Stolen Money

The Star:

Stolen Money

Daily Express:

Stoney Rover