March 12 / 13.00 Ayr

13.00 Ayr Soft

Virgin Bet Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Go North Lady Buttons Series Qual’) (The Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 5f 91y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 5m 42s
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Virgin Bet Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Go North Lady Buttons Series Qual’) (The Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-2341 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /2P-53

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Stepped up on her reappearance when third to the progressive Wakool over 3m here (soft) at the turn of the year; not the most consistent in recent times but she's a player if able to back that up; stable won this in 2020.
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3rd

5

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

15:15 Hexham

Eternally Yours

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

2nd

1

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Eternally Yours

11st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Stepped up on her reappearance when third to the progressive Wakool over 3m here (soft) at the turn of the year; not the most consistent in recent times but she's a player if able to back that up; stable won this in 2020.

11/2

3rd

8

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

14:30 Ayr

Eternally Yours

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

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.

14/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 86D5601

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Back to best a little out of the blue when resuming winning ways at Kelso (2m6f, soft) 22 days ago; nudged back up 4lb and has never won from a mark in the 90s.
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4th

5

4th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Lissen To The Lady

11st 9lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: Sandy Forster

1st

7

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Lissen To The Lady

10st 7lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: Sandy Forster

Won over C&D (soft) in February on penultimate start but 4lb higher today and that's clearly her best show this season; needs to be back in that peak form.

7/1

3rd

10

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Lissen To The Lady

10st 3lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: Sandy Forster

Back to best a little out of the blue when resuming winning ways at Kelso (2m6f, soft) 22 days ago; nudged back up 4lb and has never won from a mark in the 90s.

3/1

Form: /233-P D BF

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Point, bumper and dual hurdle winner; claims on the form she showed when twice third in handicap hurdles for this yard last spring; disappointed when joint-favourite for her chase debut/reappearance in November but given time since and her stable has been back among the winners in recent days; no surprise to see her go well.
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3rd

3

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:01 Market Rasen

Mega Yeats

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Yet to win for present yard, but is becoming very well handicapped and form of her latest fourth at Ayr (2m5f, soft) is solid; this ground shouldn't be a problem.

11/4

4th

2

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Mega Yeats

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Point, bumper and dual hurdle winner; claims on the form she showed when twice third in handicap hurdles for this yard last spring; disappointed when joint-favourite for her chase debut/reappearance in November but given time since and her stable has been back among the winners in recent days; no surprise to see her go well.

7/1

3

5th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:10 Hexham

Mega Yeats

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Point, bumper and dual hurdle winner; well handicapped on her best hurdles form but she missed last year and was a well-held third in the last two of her three runs for new yard last season; has bit to prove on chase debut and last two wins have come at 2m3f/2m4f.

15/2

Form: -P6512 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Took advantage of an easing mark when winning on the nod at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) and she added to her run of good efforts at this track when second over 3m (heavy) last month; probably at her very best over that sort of trip but she was runner-up in this contest last year; any rain in her favour.
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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

5th

8

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Jessiemac

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Ian Duncan

Took advantage of an easing mark when winning on the nod at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) and she added to her run of good efforts at this track when second over 3m (heavy) last month; probably at her very best over that sort of trip but she was runner-up in this contest last year; any rain in her favour.

7/2

Form: P-6557 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

14/1

Form: 121364

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Has won a bumper and a maiden hurdle, on soft and good ground respectively; well held on 2m4f Newcastle handicap debut in December but bounced back from that when fourth in a 2m3f Carlisle novice last month; has fewer convictions than a lot of these.
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8th

4

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:09 Carlisle

Fiadh

11st 8lb

J: Mr Lyall Hodgins

T: Chris Grant

7th

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Fiadh

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

Has won a bumper and a maiden hurdle, on soft and good ground respectively; well held on 2m4f Newcastle handicap debut in December but bounced back from that when fourth in a 2m3f Carlisle novice last month; has fewer convictions than a lot of these.

14/1

4th

1

7th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Fiadh

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

Has won a bumper and a maiden hurdle, on soft and good ground respectively; limitations seemingly exposed in a handicap the last time and this won't be easy for her with a penalty.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13-225

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Gained her first win in a valuable series final (handicap) at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) last March; started this season with a pair of runner-up efforts in novices at Perth (2m/2m4f) and freshened up since a lesser run in a Hexham handicap in October.
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2nd

7

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:41 Perth

Island Mahee

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Just 1-17 over hurdles but was back in peak form when third (just behind Rubytwo) off today's mark in quite valuable series final at Musselburgh (2m4f, good) last month and will be right in the thick of things if able to replicate that performance here.

6/1

3rd

3

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

15:30 Musselburgh

Island Mahee

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Clearcut winner of this 12 months ago (on good to soft; fine on good) and won that on the back of a modest effort; 7lb higher but can deal with that; respected.

10/1

8th

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Island Mahee

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Gained her first win in a valuable series final (handicap) at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) last March; started this season with a pair of runner-up efforts in novices at Perth (2m/2m4f) and freshened up since a lesser run in a Hexham handicap in October.

10/1

Form: 532-PP

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner in Ireland last winter; also placed in maiden chases there at a similar time last year but she's twice been pulled up over fences for new yard this winter; remains to be seen if a return to hurdles makes a difference.
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5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Pepite De Belle

11st 5lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Maiden hurdle winner in Ireland last winter; also placed in maiden chases there at a similar time last year but she's twice been pulled up over fences for new yard this winter; remains to be seen if a return to hurdles makes a difference.

25/1

3

14th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Pepite De Belle

11st 8lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Ex-Irish mare who was placed in two slow-ground beginners' chases last March (2m4f/2m); predictably found Listed race far too hot on seasonal/stable debut in November but has her sights lowered here and market support will make her of interest.

8/1

5

10th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 1

13:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Pepite De Belle

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Won a maiden hurdle at Clonmel last December for Sam Curling and showed promise over fences later last season; however, she faces a tough task on this stable debut and improvement is required.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £142.00
Straight Forecast £138.00
Tricast £578.70
Trifecta £667.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Jessiemac

The Star:

Charm Offensive

Telegraph:

Island Mahee

The Guardian:

Lissen To The Lady

The Times:

Eternally Yours

SPOTLIGHT:

Mega Yeats

RP Ratings:

The Delray Munky

Daily Record:

Charm Offensive

Daily Express:

Island Mahee

Daily Mail:

Lissen To The Lady

POSTDATA:

Jessiemac

Daily Mirror:

Jessiemac

The Sun:

Eternally Yours