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12:00 Ayr

Soft

Virgin Bet Fives Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Fives Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

Form: 75-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fifth of eight in a bumper here in April (2m, good to soft), but fared less well at Naas last time; others look stronger.

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5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Largy Shark

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Dual novice winner, on good to soft and soft; his handicap debut at Navan in November was respectable (sixth of 20 over 2m) but he hasn't built on that (over 2m4f); could still have a say off this reduced mark.

11/2

6th

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Largy Shark

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Form dipped in Class 2 event at Aintree when last seen in December but still isn't fully exposed over hurdles and looks interesting back down in grade, being 2-2 in Class 4s (including soft-ground Ayr win).

9/2

Form: 51-2 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; won over 2m4f here in March (soft) and was a good second at Kelso on reappearance (2m6f, good to soft; Community Rebel fourth); leading player.

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3rd

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:45 Haydock

Gaillimh A Stor

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Low-mileage 7yo who has won a point and 2m4f novice hurdle; ran in chases on his three starts since wind surgery and fell in two; fair third of four at Ayr (3m, soft) in between, not 100% proving his stamina; tongue tied first time; return to hurdling may well help.

7/1

5

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

13:15 Kelso

Gaillimh A Stor

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders on inner, mistake and fell 1st

7/1

3rd

4

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Gaillimh A Stor

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, went third 13th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last

4/1

Form: 7

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to three Flat winners; very green when seventh of nine in a bumper here last month (2m, good to soft); watching brief advised this time.

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2nd

7

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Monochromix

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

0-10 but showed improved form when close second on chase debut at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in February, and perhaps good to soft going didn't play to his strengths when fourth there (2m4f) latest; retains potential for good yard and today's stiff 2m4f on testing ground could be right up this 6yo's street.

15/2

4th

6

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Monochromix

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Suffered slump in form over hurdles after pleasing seasonal/handicap debut in October but got back on track with big run in defeat behind Artic Row over C&D (soft) on last month's chasing debut; major player if in the right mood again.

5/1

2nd

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Monochromix

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up on seasonal/handicap hurdle debut at Hexham (2m4f, soft) in October but has gone the wrong way since, and was particularly disappointing when pulled up at Musselburgh last month; makes chasing debut here; needs to get career back on track.

11/1

Form: 83-P6

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers, but not shown much over hurdles so far.

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6th

12

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Bolt Man

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Ian Duncan

Unexposed after only four hurdle runs but never looked dangerous when seventh on last month's handicap debut at Kelso (2m6f, good; first-time cheekpieces) and clearly needs to improve here.

25/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:05 Kelso

Bolt Man

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Ian Duncan

Hasn't threatened across his five runs but he was a fair fourth of seven at Ayr (2m3f, soft) in November when last seen and is a possible improver now up in trip in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut; no forlorn hope.

14/1

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Newcastle

Bolt Man

11st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Ian Duncan

Form: 4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; creditable fourth at Kelso on hurdles/stable debut (2m6f, good to soft) but has a bit to find with runner-up Gaillimh A Stor on that form.

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11

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Community Rebel

10st 13lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

towards rear

12/1

1st

2

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:45 Musselburgh

Community Rebel

11st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Irish point winner; finished a place ahead of Ballyporeen at Kelso (2m6f, good to soft) on stable debut and might have been unfavoured by dropping back to 2m3f next time; has a stout pedigree and 3m should suit; interesting contender in first-time hood.

5/1

5th

3

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

12:00 Ayr

Community Rebel

11st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Irish point winner; creditable fourth at Kelso on hurdles/stable debut (2m6f, good to soft) but has a bit to find with runner-up Gaillimh A Stor on that form.

9/4

Form: 76-776

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Modest efforts to date and would be a surprise winner.

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5th

7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Celestial Fashion

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Dug deep to win her first race last time at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) and the horse she beat went into that race in good form; 6lb higher here with her out of the weights but hard to dismiss.

5/2

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle

Celestial Fashion

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Now 0-15 but she's consistent enough and hasn't been far away the last twice in 2m1f soft-ground handicaps at Sedgefield; should be able to nick one of these sooner or later.

5/1

Form: 47P-

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has not shown enough in a bumper and two novice hurdles to suggest he can win this.

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10th

11

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:45 Newcastle

Andre Le Notre

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Behind Coolmoyne and Zihuatanejo when fifth on recent chase/handicap debut and effectively 4lb higher from further out of the weights here but, after only five career runs, he's open to improvement.

14/1

5th

11

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Andre Le Notre

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

midfield

7/1

7th

2

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

12:00 Ayr

Andre Le Notre

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Pauline Robson

Has not shown enough in a bumper and two novice hurdles to suggest he can win this.

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gaillimh A Stor

Telegraph:

Community Rebel

The Star:

Community Rebel

RP Ratings:

Gaillimh A Stor

POSTDATA:

Gaillimh A Stor

The Times:

Gaillimh A Stor

The Guardian:

Gaillimh A Stor

Daily Mail:

Gaillimh A Stor

D Express:

Gaillimh A Stor

Daily Mirror:

Gaillimh A Stor

The Sun:

Gaillimh A Stor

Daily Record:

Gaillimh A Stor