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14:55 Ayr

Soft

Virgin Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 3211-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won two handicap hurdles at Kelso (2m6f, soft) last December and continued the good work at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last month on his chase debut and first run since, when a close second of three; faced a tough task at the weights last time so has obvious claims off his unchanged mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Grand Voyage

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Has come a fair way down the weights and the signs were a little more promising when beaten 12l at Carlisle last week (2m4f, heavy); still didn't really threaten from off the pace.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 52154- D

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) in January and solid fourth in handicap here (2m3f, soft) in March when last seen; one of two lightly raced chasing newcomers for the yard and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Lord Roco

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Runner-up in his first three chases (all handicaps from 2m4f to 3m) and his run here a month ago was too bad to be true; best form brings him into it.

13/2

6

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Lord Roco

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Banging at the door over fences having produced form figures of 222 since switched to this sphere, close second at Ayr (3m, good to soft) most recently; edging up the weights but holds solid-looking claims.

6/1

2nd

3

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Lord Roco

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

midfield

4/1

14/1

Form: 6445-

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has shown some promise in a point and over hurdles here (2m4f, heavy); improvement needed to win off his current mark but he's very lightly raced and returns to action having had a second wind operation; one of two chasing newcomers for the yard and the betting may be informative.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Ayr

Benack

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

led

14/1

5th

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ayr

Benack

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

Lightly raced 6yo; best effort under rules when a close fourth of 14 in maiden here (2m4f, heavy; 40-1) last month; open to further improvement now handicapping in first-time cheekpieces; stablemate of Lord Roco.

7/1

4th

1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:55 Ayr

Benack

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

Signs of ability in Irish points and on hurdle debut here but was a long way back at Newcastle last month and looks more of a handicap prospect.

33/1

Form: 52P-15 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won a four-runner handicap over 2m4f at Hexham in September on his fifth chase start and 3m here seemed to stretch him last month; drops back in trip today but others probably have greater potential.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Straight Swap

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Andrew Hamilton

Won at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in September and has also scored on heavy ground; on a handy mark but has been pulled up the last twice and needs to get back on track.

16/1

7

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Straight Swap

10st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Andrew Hamilton

Came good over fences with hard-fought success in four-runnner race at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in September but that form isn't anything to get excited about and he has found things tougher since; others preferred.

20/1

10

19th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

12:40 Haydock

Straight Swap

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Has run well at up to 3m3f and he won a four-runner 2m4f handicap at Hexham in September; hasn't threatened the next twice, however, and looks up against it from 4lb out of the weights.

33/1

Form: 62P1-3 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground bumper winner who landed a handicap hurdle at Kelso (2m2f, good to soft) in April and was a good third on his chase debut there (2m1f, good to soft) last month; there's every chance he'll stay this far and this unexposed 6yo might not be far away.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:20 Perth

Travail DOrfevre

10st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Reappeared with a win at Carlisle (2m, soft) last October and has run well when second/third off this mark on his five starts since (1m7f-2m4f, heavy/soft); vulnerable if bumping into one ahead of their mark but he can give another good account; no surprise if he comes out on top.

6/1

3rd

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Travail DOrfevre

10st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, midfield 6th

5/1

2nd

3

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Travail DOrfevre

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Consistent sort who has form figures of 1222 this season, creditable second at this venue (2m4f/2m, heavy/soft) the last twice; holds very solid claims off the same mark and looks a must for the shortlist.

2/1

Form: 2/111- C

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Built on the promise of his 2020-21 campaign when going 3-3 in handicap hurdles last season (3m, good to soft/heavy); drops back in trip for this chase and seasonal debut but conditions may put emphasis on stamina and this unexposed 7yo could have plenty more left in the tank; respected.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:58 Kelso

Stolen Money

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

raced in second

10/1

6th

3

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Ayr

Stolen Money

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

prominent

9/2

1st

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:40 Ayr

Stolen Money

11st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Progressing steadily and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles this season (Carlisle and Haydock, 3m); stamina is evidently his forte so these testing conditions will play to his absolute strengths; that said, he's now rated 12lb higher than for the first of those two wins; key player.

7/2

Form: 1541-

Last run: 234 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at the third attempt at Carlisle (2m3f, good) in March; he finished placed in points and this very lightly raced 6yo could be an improver now sent over fences for his handicap debut; the cheekpieces adopted last time are retained.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 75y

Class 5

14:05 Wetherby

Forpaddytheplumber

12st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Tailed off/pulled up this season on his first two chase starts and has plenty to prove; however, this lightly raced bumper and maiden hurdle winner has had wind surgery since his last run and wears a first-time tongue-tie here, so it's possible he'll bounce back to form.

10/1

1

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

14:50 Sedgefield

Forpaddytheplumber

12st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Heavy-ground bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at the third attempt at Carlisle (2m3f, good) in March; reportedly finished lame on handicap/chase debut at Ayr (2m4f) in November but he was 33-1 off a tough-looking mark; significantly up in trip with the cheekpieces worn the last twice now left off.

9/2

7th

4

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Ayr

Forpaddytheplumber

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £131.00
Straight Forecast £126.60
Trifecta £617.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Grand Voyage

Telegraph:

Stolen Money

The Times:

Lord Roco

RP Ratings:

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POSTDATA:

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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The Sun:

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Daily Record:

Grand Voyage

Daily Mirror:

Stolen Money