April 02 / 13.15 Ayr

13.15 Ayr

Good To Soft

Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £17085
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 1P-135 C

Last run: 140 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Opened up this season by beating three rivals at Wetherby in October but safely held twice since; stable form a plus ahead of this return from over four months off but he probably needs returning cheekpieces (3-8 in them) to offer some help.
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5th

3

26th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Return Ticket

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield, mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 2nd, soon recovered but dropped to rear, some headway when hampered by faller 8th, pushed along 4 out, weakened 3 out

9/1

1

30th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

15:45 Cartmel

Return Ticket

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

5/1

6th

3

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Kempton

Return Ticket

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Fended off Malystic to win Listed handicap at Ayr (2m, good to soft; refitted cheekpieces) last month and is now 5-17 over fences; probably needs a career-best effort to follow up here but still enters calculations.

6/1

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5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 1132-U D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Two 2m chase wins under Brian Hughes last winter; appeared to be going comfortably in front when blundering and unseating five out at Doncaster on his rather belated reappearance four weeks ago (had wind surgery), although it was too far out to predict what would have happened; hard to be confident about but he definitely has it in him to go well off this mark.
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4th

1

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Kempton

Malystic

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Niven

Seen only twice last season but looked as good as ever when close second to Return Ticket at Ayr (2m, good to soft) one month ago and should be fine on the quicker ground here; likely contender.

9/2

2nd

2

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Malystic

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Niven

Two 2m chase wins under Brian Hughes last winter; appeared to be going comfortably in front when blundering and unseating five out at Doncaster on his rather belated reappearance four weeks ago (had wind surgery), although it was too far out to predict what would have happened; hard to be confident about but he definitely has it in him to go well off this mark.

5/1

2

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:55 Doncaster

Malystic

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

Four chasing attempts have yielded two wins and two seconds behind top performers; consistent but hasn't been seen since last April (wind surgery since); will need to be at his best, after the layoff, to take this.

9/2

Form: 222U45 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Has a habit of finding one or more too good and he wasn't at his best when a well-held fifth to Dubai Days at Kelso (2m1f, soft) four weeks ago; is on a feasible mark but others are preferred for win purposes again.
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3rd

8

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Gold Des Bois

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Has a habit of finding one or more too good and he wasn't at his best when a well-held fifth to Dubai Days at Kelso (2m1f, soft) four weeks ago; is on a feasible mark but others are preferred for win purposes again.

7/1

5th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

15:43 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Has a habit of finding one or more too good but he again ran well when fourth in a hot little handicap at Doncaster (2m, good) last time and a 2lb drop can only help; also effective on soft and could be in the mix.

8/1

4th

7

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

13:15 Doncaster

Gold Des Bois

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Runner-up in October on his first three starts for this yard (2m/2m1f, good/soft) and was in the same position when unseating two out at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; might not be far away but no surprise if he again finds one or more to be too good.

9/1

Form: 444113 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Durable front-running veteran who has a good course record, including two wins at this trip in 2022, but he's 19lb out of the handicap here.
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5th

6

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

15:40 Cartmel

Ardera Cross

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: William Young Jnr

led, bad mistake 1st, headed and pressed leader 3rd, pushed along 4 out, weakened from 2 out

8/1

5th

8

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

17:32 Ayr

Ardera Cross

10st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Form: 16366U D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick on good ground last spring/summer; also a creditable third at Cheltenham in October but below par on both completed starts since; coming to his time of year but perhaps high enough in the weights for now.
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1

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Hatcher

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Completed a hat-trick on good ground last spring/summer; also a creditable third at Cheltenham in October but below par on both completed starts since; coming to his time of year but perhaps high enough in the weights for now.

12/1

1

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 119y

Class 2

13:15 Sandown

Hatcher

11st 12lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Completed a hat-trick on good ground last spring/summer and ran creditably at Cheltenham in October but was comfortably held there on last appearance; looks vulnerable off top weight in this similar event.

20/1

6th

2

12th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:45 Cheltenham

Hatcher

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Suited by good ground; well beaten in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton last Saturday; creditable third in C&D handicap chase the time before but remains weighted to the hilt after his hat-trick in spring/summer.

12/1

Form: 222FP1 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Returned from a break to win 2m Kempton handicap (good) in a new visor (first time) and tongue-strap combination a fortnight ago; did that easily and the form looks even better after the runner-up's success at Ascot last weekend; taken to defy the handicapper.
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4th

1

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

18:51 Newton Abbot

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

held up in rear, headway into midfield and bumped 3rd, went fourth 7th, went third and pressed leaders before 2 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened run-in, lost third final strides

11/4

3rd

3

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Sebastopol

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

1st

1

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Sebastopol

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Fell at first fence at Ayr 16 days ago and has now failed to complete three of his six chases but easily drew clear of a next-time-out winner to score at Kempton (2m, good; first-time visor) last month and will be dangerous if in similar form again here.

Form: 15-310 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Well held in the Morebattle back hurdling at Kelso four weeks ago but that might have been needed after a break and prior to that he'd scored comfortably over fences at Musselburgh in October; only 2lb higher but a suspicion he might be vulnerable to younger legs.
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5

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Some Reign

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Rose Dobbin

Well held in the Morebattle back hurdling at Kelso four weeks ago but that might have been needed after a break and prior to that he'd scored comfortably over fences at Musselburgh in October; only 2lb higher but a suspicion he might be vulnerable to younger legs.

12/1

11th

10

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:15 Kelso

Some Reign

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Won comfortably over fences at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last October and reverts to hurdles off a 2lb lower mark; won a C&D novice in 2017 but this 11yo is in a hot race on his first hurdle outing since January 2018, and he's been withdrawn the last twice having played up at the start.

28/1

1

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

12:20 Doncaster

Some Reign

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rose Dobbin

10yo who posted a career-best performance when winning in clearcut style at Musselburgh (2m, soft) six weeks ago; a 4lb rise doesn't look excessive, and he's likely to be thereabouts once more.

6/1

Form: 102-24 D

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Has done well since joining his current stable, including returning from a break to record two creditable in-frame efforts before Christmas; capable when fresh and his yard is enjoying a good spring so there are reasons to be hopeful about this strong traveller's prospects here.
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3rd

3

30th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

15:45 Cartmel

Sao

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

13/2

3rd

1

4th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

15:50 Kelso

Sao

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

4th

2

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Perth

Sao

11st 10lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Form: 6-1206 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Looked a useful recruit when readily beating a stable companion on his chasing debut at Listowel in September but he's disappointed three times since (beaten long way in match race first occasion); engaged 3.30 here on Friday.
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1st

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

15:15 Perth

Coach Carter

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

also declared 3.00 Perth yesterday

2nd

3

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Perth

Coach Carter

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

7

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Coach Carter

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Looked a useful recruit when readily beating a stable companion on his chasing debut at Listowel in September but he's disappointed three times since (beaten long way in match race first occasion); engaged 3.30 here on Friday.

14/1

Form: 4313U1 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Three 2m hurdle wins last season, including at this meeting, and has added to his tally with two chase successes this term, the latter at Kelso (2m1f, soft) four weeks ago; ought to remain competitive after a 3lb rise; due to run 4.40 here on Friday.
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9

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Dubai Days

10st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Three 2m hurdle wins last season, including at this meeting, and has added to his tally with two chase successes this term, the latter at Kelso (2m1f, soft) four weeks ago; ought to remain competitive after a 3lb rise; due to run 4.40 here on Friday.

9/2

1st

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:40 Ayr

Dubai Days

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

1st

7

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

15:43 Kelso

Dubai Days

10st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Three hurdle wins last season (2m, good/soft) and scored at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in December on his third chase start; fair third at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft) next time then hampered/unseated early most recently; improvement needed but that's possible; race is named after his trainer's father.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £558.00
Straight Forecast £440.40
Tricast £1872.80
Trifecta £1801.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sebastopol

The Guardian:

Malystic

Daily Mail:

Dubai Days

RP Ratings:

Gold Des Bois

The Times:

Sao

TOPSPEED:

Some Reign

Daily Express:

Malystic

The Sun:

Malystic

Daily Record:

Malystic

POSTDATA:

Sebastopol

Telegraph:

Sebastopol

Daily Mirror:

Sebastopol

The Star:

Sebastopol