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13:58 Ayr

Good To Soft

marineandlawn.com Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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marineandlawn.com Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 425-13 D BF

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First win over fences when scoring decisively at Hexham (2m4f, good) in April; up 10lb to this mark when only third over same C&D (good to soft) the following month; bit to prove on this first run following a break.

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10th

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Sputnik

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Dual chase winner who has been placed in four of his last five starts including a creditable third over 2m4f at Ayr (Not The Chablis sixth) last month; this step back up in trip is no problem and he should go well again.

5/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 22F11- CD

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Improver towards the end of last season, completing his campaign with back-to-back wins in small fields over C&D (soft) and back here over 3m (good to soft); up only 6lb for those victories and has to be in the mix returning to a track he clearly enjoys.

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2nd

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Destiny Is All

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Kelso winner off a 2lb lower mark in October (3m2f, good to soft); some fair efforts since, including over 4m last time at Hexham (heavy); worth considering.

3/1

4th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Destiny Is All

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

On the podium for 13 of 17 chase starts, winning four, is effective on slow ground and is back below a winning mark; yard has won three of the last seven renewals, including last year's Patrick Wadge-ridden victor; player, so long as the recent tendency to jump right doesn't resurface.

100/30

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Destiny Is All

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won on reappearance here (3m2f, good to soft) in October and bounced back from below-par run at Cheltenham when fair third at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; he's 2-2 over fences at Kelso and could play a leading role now back here in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 22122- D BF

Last run: 217 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Not out of the first two in five starts over hurdles last season, rounding off his campaign with a good second in a quite valuable handicap at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in March; begins his chasing career off a fair mark and is much respected.

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5th

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Son Of The Somme

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Hurdle/chase winner for Brian Ellison; no match for a progressive winner at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) but that was a positive start for this yard; unreliable in the past but if holding his form he could be the answer.

100/30

2nd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Son Of The Somme

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

9yo who is not easy to predict but he was a good second over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good) in January, on his final run for Brian Ellison; now returns to fences but he won in this sphere (2m5f, soft) last winter and could be dangerous for new yard.

6/1

2nd

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Son Of The Somme

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Back to form in first-time blinkers (retained since) when close third over 3m on good to soft at Ayr in November; backward steps at Cheltenham and Catterick since, however.

12/1

Form: 5-P1P3

Last run: 101 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler in Ireland; tailed-off third on chase debut at Limerick (2m3f, good) in July; subsequently changed hands for £4,000 and makes his British/stable debut off a stiff enough mark.

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10th

2

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

Dont Tell Allen

11st 13lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Ex-Irish 8yo who won over hurdles last spring and started off in Britain with two very respectable chase runs for Ewan Whillans towards end of 2022 (2m4f/3m); below that form on stable debut in February but has slipped to a good mark and might be aided by a tongue-tie here.

10/1

4th

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Catterick

Dont Tell Allen

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Won a maiden hurdle at Wexford last June and didn't run badly over fences late last year on his two starts for Ewan Whillans; however, he has to find something extra if he's to make a winning stable debut.

15/2

Form: 80-7UP

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden over hurdles; weakened after racing prominently when seventh of 14 on only chase start at Downpatrick (2m3f, soft) in May; represents a top stable but others make more appeal on his return to chasing after two fruitless outings over hurdles.

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4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Excelcior

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

went remote third halfway

6/1

5th

5

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Excelcior

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent on outer

8/1

4

21st Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:20 Perth

Excelcior

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent in chasing group, ridden 6th, soon dropped to rear, lost touch 4 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out

8/1

Form: 2855P- D

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Chase winner when trained in Ireland but no impact in three runs for Katie Scott, latterly pulling up over 2m5f here (good to soft) in April; dropping markedly in the weights but lack of recent form is offputting.

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11

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Castlegrange

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Only win came in Ireland two years ago and he's generally struggled in Britain including in his two runs (2m4f, heavy) after wind surgery this spring; mark continues to fall but is easy to have reservations.

25/1

4th

3

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:25 Newcastle

Castlegrange

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Only win came in Ireland two years ago; flashes of form in Britain but was pulled up behind Lisloran at Ayr in December and again at Hexham recently, after wind surgery; too many doubts.

20/1

9

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Castlegrange

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Katie Scott

Ex-Irish; strike-rate of 1-24; these conditions suit (only win was over 2m4f on heavy) but hasn't been at his best this season; blinkers now replace cheekpieces; others stronger.

25/1

Form: 053233 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Experienced performer with seven chase wins to his name; couple of fair efforts last month but finished a tailed-off last of three finishers at Wetherby (2m3f, good) 17 days ago; needs to bounce back.

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9th

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:10 Kelso

Sword Of Fate

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Leonard Kerr

took keen hold, led, headed 2 out, soon weakened, weakened from 3 out

10/1

Form: 34241-

Last run: 203 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fifth attempt over hurdles when making all in a maiden at Bangor (2m7f, good) in April; chasing debut for in-form yard and has to enter calculations.

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2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:02 Stratford

Dedanser

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

jumped left throughout, led, ridden when headed after 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

9/2

4th

1

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Dedanser

12st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Took a big step back in the right direction at Warwick (2m5f, good) last month when having second run since wind surgery and wearing first-time blinkers (retained); clear possibilities if building on that effort; won at Bangor last spring.

8/1

3rd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Dedanser

12st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden when headed 2 out, lost second approaching last, kept on

25/1

Form: 63763- C

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

No wins in five starts over fences from November onwards, culminating in just a fair third of five (lost both hind shoes) here (3m, soft) in March; looks vulnerable to less exposed types on seasonal return.

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4th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Kalaharry

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

2-2 over C&D in 2017-18 (good, soft), and a chase winner over 2m here since; out of form in both chases and hurdles this term, however.

66/1

10

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Kalaharry

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Regressive veteran who has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; continues to slide down the weights but the addition of cheekpieces (retained) didn't appear to help much in a chase last month.

33/1

6th

11

6th Feb 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Carlisle

Kalaharry

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Gained all wins (hurdles/fences) off higher marks but is very hard to fancy on this season's form; now goes in first-time headgear.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £332.00
Straight Forecast £290.30
Tricast £753.70
Trifecta £812.00

Selections

The Times:

Destiny Is All

SPOTLIGHT:

Son Of The Somme

TOPSPEED:

Sword Of Fate

Telegraph:

Dedanser

The Guardian:

Sputnik

D Express:

Kalaharry

Daily Mirror:

Son Of The Somme

The Sun:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Mail:

Destiny Is All

The Star:

Destiny Is All

Daily Record:

Destiny Is All

POSTDATA:

Sword Of Fate