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15:40 Ayr

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

  • Prize money: £4247.88
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 7 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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2

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:58 Kelso

Stolen Money

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

raced in second

10/1

6th

3

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Ayr

Stolen Money

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

prominent

9/2

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

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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11th

16

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Jessiemac

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

raced in last

33/1

8th

4

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Jessiemac

11st 10lb

J: Alexander Thorne

T: Ian Duncan

Five-time hurdle winner (once over C&D); not quite as good as she once was but returned to form with good second over C&D (soft) last month and also ran well when fifth here (good to soft) 11 days ago; in the mix.

10/1

5th

3

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:25 Ayr

Jessiemac

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Ian Duncan

Five-time hurdle winner (once over C&D); not quite as good as she once was but returned to form with good second over C&D (soft) this month and will also be suited by today's faster ground; major player.

7/2

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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2nd

2

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Ned Tanner

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders

5/2

3rd

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Ned Tanner

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Two-time chasing winner here last term and running another good race at this track when fell two out in 2m5f handicap chase last month; he can't be ruled out reverted to hurdles.

6/1

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Ned Tanner

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

held up in last, steady headway but not fluent 4 out, went third after 3 out, disputing second when fell heavily 2 out

7/2

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

4

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:18 Kelso

Stoney Rover

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent in chasing group on inner

9/4

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

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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3

9th Dec 2022

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

13:15 Cheltenham

Green Vault

10st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual hurdle winner and has made a solid start over fences this season in winning two 3m northern handicaps on soft ground, both fairly decisively; being 4lb wrong here means he's 12lb higher than at Ayr, but he's very much going the right way; all his improvement has come on soft/heavy ground; stable won this last year with their Cheltenham Festival hero Corach Rambler.

7/2

1st

3

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:25 Ayr

Green Vault

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, niggled along briefly before 4 out, good jump 4 out, headway after 3 out, pushed along and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, went clear run-in

13/8

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

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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10th

13

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Maiden who has finished tailed off in his four completed runs over fences and he can only be watched; 5lb out of the weights.

66/1

10th

13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Only modest effort over fences this season and no easy task from 5lb out of the handicap.

66/1

9th

11

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Ian Duncan

Well beaten in two chases this autumn and now 0-8 overall; ran well to a point in first-time cheekpieces at Hexham (3m, soft) this month and may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have much more obvious claims; tried in blinkers this time; 9lb out of the weights.

33/1

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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5

28th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:15 Catterick

Skiddaw Tara

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

held up in rear, slow jump 5th

33/1

7th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Skiddaw Tara

11st 3lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Seemed to run fairly well when second of three on stable debut just over a year ago but was soundly beaten when reappearing in November and has basically become disappointing; cheekpieces refitted today.

33/1

4th

7

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Skiddaw Tara

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

visibility reduced by fog, midfield, dropped to rear and ridden after 10th, well held before 2 out, weakened approaching last

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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6th

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Bullion Boss

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Tailed off at Carlisle three weeks ago when back from a long layoff and he has to prove how much ability he retains; however, he may have needed that run and this 8yo is well treated on his 2021-22 form.

16/1

9th

9

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Bullion Boss

10st 8lb

J: Mr William Hamilton

T: Nicky Richards

Consistent sort (and a 3m hurdles winner) in 2021 but he returns from a 23-month absence here so others are preferred on this occasion.

12/1

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

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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