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14:25 Ayr

Soft

Virgin Bet Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7624.4
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Virgin Bet Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3115-1 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Commanding wins in January in his first two handicap hurdles (2m5f/2m7f, heavy/soft; including here) and bounced back from a February blip here when scoring on his chase and seasonal debut at Hexham (3m, soft) last month; could have lots more to offer over fences and a 5lb rise might not stop him.

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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

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9/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: /3142- C

Last run: 264 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

12yo who was consistent across his four-race campaign last season, the highlight a win at Aintree (2m4f, soft) in December; has been given a chance by the handicapper (now 3lb lower than at Aintree) and he was a good third on his reappearance in this race last year; has won here twice; respected.

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2

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Clan Legend

11st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Prolific winner (2m-2m4f) who reappeared with good second off 6lb higher here (3m, soft) in November; he's a player on that form but this 13yo has been well beaten/pulled up the last twice and has to get back on track.

16/1

2

30th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 3

14:00 Haydock

Clan Legend

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Prolific winning veteran; well treated on some of last season's form; unable to get competitive at Aintree latest, in a race he had won for the past two seasons; has previously bounced back from below-par efforts to win; stays this far, despite not having won beyond 2m4f; not ruled out.

16/1

9th

11

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:40 Aintree

Clan Legend

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Has won the last two runnings of this race (soft) and he's also effective on good to soft going; now a 12yo but he reappeared with a solid second at Ayr last month and is 3lb lower than 12 months ago; has to be respected.

12/1

Form: P/4F1- D

Last run: 315 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Had been looking exposed prior to winning at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) last December and this is his first run since; however, he had 7l to spare and can't be ruled out off just 2lb higher today.

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8

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Buddha Scheme

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Below form in Borders National at Kelso in December and needs to put that behind him but returned from long layoff with encouraging run in November and certainly won't fail through lack of stamina here.

14/1

12

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

4m 0f 90y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Buddha Scheme

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 5th, mistake 16th, shaken up and reminder after 17th, got behind and pulled up before 20th

20/1

3rd

6

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:25 Ayr

Buddha Scheme

10st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along before 4 out, ridden after 3 out

13/2

Form: 3313-7 D

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in hunter chases on his final two starts in the spring but perhaps the good ground didn't suit; in good form under Toby Wynne in that discipline previously and he returns from a break with conditions in his favour and with his stable among the winners; one to be interested in.

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5th

1

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Dieu Vivant

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Posted career-best performance when winning easily by 13l over C&D (good) in September, his fifth chase success, but well beaten twice since (albeit faced tough task in cross-country chase last time); seems versatile regarding ground but Toby Wynne evidently prefers his stablemate Good Work today.

16/1

0

9

17th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Dieu Vivant

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Bordering on career-best form when running away with a Bangor handicap on reappearance (3m, good) but blew out at Uttoxeter when soft ground wasn't an obvious excuse; opposable on balance of form and remains to be seen what he'll make of this new challenge; 4lb out of the weights.

25/1

6th

1

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Dieu Vivant

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Runner-up in two hunter chases towards end of last season and posted career-best performance when back in a handicap a fortnight ago, coming from behind to win easily by 14l at Bangor (3m, good); won't mind if the ground deteriorates; respected.

7/2

Form: 1/P52- CD

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

11yo who struggled earlier this year on his first two starts after a long absence but he got back on track with a close second over C&D (soft) in March; has won here three times and could have a part to play now back here for his reappearance.

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5th

6

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Donnas Delight

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

He's on a reduced mark and had wind surgery prior to being brought down at the fourth fence here a fortnight ago; however, he was pulled up twice in a row prior to the wind op and this 12yo has plenty to prove.

14/1

5

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:50 Hexham

Donnas Delight

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Very strong claims on the form of his all-the-way deep-ground Ayr wins of three years ago, but twice pulled up in December when last seen and a big response to further wind surgery is required.

25/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

11:53 Kelso

Donnas Delight

11st 4lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Sandy Thomson

Won twice on soft ground, including over 3m3f, at Ayr in January/March 2020, but was then off for 672 days; hasn't recaptured his best form since; plenty to prove.

16/1

Form: P52FP- CD

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent last season which tempers enthusiasm for his chance but he's off the same mark as when second over C&D (soft) in January and he's a four-time course winner on heavy ground; claims will be boosted if conditions are particularly testing.

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1

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:50 Hexham

Strong Economy

12st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Ian Duncan

6

11th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Strong Economy

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ian Duncan

6th

4

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:25 Ayr

Strong Economy

11st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

prominent, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £47.00
Straight Forecast £42.80
Trifecta £221.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Green Vault

TOPSPEED:

Clan Legend

RP Ratings:

Green Vault

POSTDATA:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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The Guardian:

Clan Legend

Daily Mail:

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