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17:15 Ayr

Good To Soft

Thistle Cabs Group Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7787.78
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Thistle Cabs Group Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7692

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Stringtoyourbow

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

A fair winning 3m hurdler but he's been pulled up on both starts in this sphere, latterly in 3m Doncaster handicap 23 days ago; needs to take a significant step forward.

7/2

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Stringtoyourbow

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear

9/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -4F212 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

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0

12

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Colonel Manderson

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: William Young Jnr

Returned to form in first-time blinkers (retained since) to win at 33-1 at Hexham (2m7f, good) in September; pulled up there last month but the soft ground may not have suited and he's not discounted today.

20/1

0

4

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:10 Hexham

Colonel Manderson

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Perked up by first-time blinkers when battling on well to cause 33-1 surprise over C&D (good) last month but today's slower ground is probably not ideal and it's hard to tell whether he'll be in the same mood again.

7/1

1st

5

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Colonel Manderson

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Southwell winner in January 2022 (for Dan Skelton) but unplaced in seven starts for this yard; blinkers on for the first time.

50/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 11P4 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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2nd

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Ballycoose

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

First (2m4f) and second (2m; again heavy) in two course handicaps on his switch to fences before a disappointing run on good ground (2m4f) on his latest visit; appeared to stay 3m over hurdles and on goes the tongue-tie; today's race demands his best form yet.

16/1

4th

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Ballycoose

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

made all, good jump 4 out, bad mistake and headed 3 out, soon lost position, eased approaching last

13/8

Form: 3-4553

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

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0

4

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Deluxe Range

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent, pushed along after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

3/1

7th

2

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Deluxe Range

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ended last season with two fairly good efforts, more recently when third at Kelso (2m6f, good), but is seemingly on the downgrade now and some of the others have more appealing profiles.

7/1

3rd

2

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Deluxe Range

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

His best form has come over 2m4f+ so it was an encouraging return from wind surgery when not far away over 2m at Hexham (heavy); these conditions won't faze him and he's considered.

9/1

Form: 7-31 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

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2nd

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Your Own Story

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last year's Scottish Grand National having proved his stamina with a 3m7f Wetherby success; runner-up in races over just short of 3m at Newcastle and Kelso in recent months; acts on soft/heavy but better suited by good ground.

12/1

22

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Your Own Story

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Second reserve; 4lb out of the handicap today but he's run well in defeat over 2m7f on his two starts this spring and could build on those runs now back up in trip, having won over 3m7f last March; not ruled out.

20/1

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Your Own Story

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good) in April; handles slower ground and entitled to come on for his second in a small field at Newcastle (2m7f); chance.

11/4

Form: /1-164

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

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3rd

1

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:30 Worcester

Skatman

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

led, headed and raced in second 12th, soon pushed along, ridden and good jump when led again 3 out, headed and lost two places 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

1st

1

10th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

20:01 Newton Abbot

Skatman

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

led narrowly, headed and raced in second 10th, pecked on landing 16th, soon pushed along, ridden and challenging after 3 out, led and going best when left alone 2 out

4/5

OUR TIP

Form: 251

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

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1st

4

28th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

12:45 Leicester

Loughderg Rocco

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

made all, shaken up approaching last, kept on strongly, comfortably

12/1

2nd

3

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

13:45 Wetherby

Loughderg Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

tracked winner

9/1

Form: 69-574 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

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11

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

10st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (five attempts); well beaten over 2m4f here on latest outing in November and remains a risky option.

25/1

5th

3

21st Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

12:50 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Six-time winner over hurdles and a four-time winner on the Flat but yet to convince as a chaser (four attempts); not beaten that far when fourth of six at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month but latest 3lb drop not enough to tempt.

14/1

4th

2

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 4

13:10 Ayr

Taxmeifyoucan

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Keith Dalgleish

in touch with leaders, lost position 13th, ridden and weakened 4 out

9/1

Form: 568322

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

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9th

8

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

17:15 Ayr

Smokey The Bandit

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

2nd

1

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:05 Newcastle

Smokey The Bandit

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Blinkered for the first time when just a fair second of five here (2m7f, good) last month; back down in trip but looks vulnerable off his big weight with the headgear retained.

8/1

2nd

5

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Smokey The Bandit

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Not much impact since joining current yard from Ireland, finishing a well-beaten third on latest outing at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last month; in good hands and blinkers go on but others have stronger credentials.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £170.00
Straight Forecast £155.10
Tricast £1599.10
Trifecta £1742.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Stringtoyourbow

Telegraph:

Loughderg Rocco

SPOTLIGHT:

Your Own Story

TOPSPEED:

Smokey The Bandit

WEST COUNTRY:

Skatman

RP Ratings:

Deluxe Range

Daily Mail:

Stringtoyourbow

The Star:

Stringtoyourbow

Daily Express:

Loughderg Rocco

The Sun:

Loughderg Rocco

The Times:

Your Own Story

Daily Record:

Your Own Story

POSTDATA:

Smokey The Bandit

Daily Mirror:

Smokey The Bandit