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14:45 Ayr

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Racing TV Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Racing TV Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5-8112 D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row in good style in the autumn (1m7f/2m3f, soft) and solid second behind an unexposed winner at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last time; he could still have more to offer and is a strong candidate here.

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8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Rocco Storm

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Danny Brooke

towards rear, bad mistake and sprawled on landing 8th

16/1

6th

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Rocco Storm

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out (usual 4 out)

6/1

3rd

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Rocco Storm

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Emphatic winner at Sedgefield (good) in October and this C&D winner is fine under softer conditions; just hasn't been at his best the last twice, latterly back over fences after a break.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: F3-5P4

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Hasn't gone on from his close third at Hexham (1m7f, soft) last April but he didn't run badly when fourth at Newcastle recently and the first-time tongue-tie may help as he's reportedly made a respiratory noise in the past.

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7th

9

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Coolmoyne

10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Simon Waugh

midfield, not fluent 4 out

7/1

4th

6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Coolmoyne

10st 5lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon Waugh

Remains a maiden after 18 starts but he often runs well, most recently runner-up at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft; albeit no match for Eveque); could give another good account and might not be far away.

9/2

2nd

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Coolmoyne

10st 5lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon Waugh

jumped right on occasions, raced in second

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 245P-8

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on final outing last season and well beaten on last month's reappearance, making it 0-15 under rules; reportedly hung right on each occasion; however, he may have needed his last run and is not discounted now 7lb lower than when second here (2m4f, heavy) last February.

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3rd

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Broomfields Kan

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders, prominent 7th, slightly hampered 8th, led narrowly 9th

6/1

5th

6

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Broomfields Kan

10st 7lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

18-race rules maiden but he's shown some fair form this year and didn't see out 3m here a fortnight ago; 2m4f on heavy ground could be his ideal conditions and he's one to consider off a reduced mark.

11/2

3rd

6

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Broomfields Kan

11st 0lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

17-race maiden; fair efforts at Ayr on last two starts; goes well on testing ground, on a career-low mark but yet to prove conclusively that he stays 3m.

9/1

Form: 0/68

Last run: 205 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown much on his three hurdle starts but this very lightly raced 9yo won an Irish maiden point in February 2020 and could be suited by the switch to fences off a lowly mark on handicap debut; interesting.

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4th

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

14:10 Kelso

Zihuatanejo

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

Points scorer but this maiden hurdler/chaser faces a very stiff task from 41lb out of the handicap.

100/1

0

6

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Zihuatanejo

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sandy Forster

Lightly raced since winning an Irish point in 2020; has bled from the nose and, even should the wheels stay on, it's not ideal being 9lb out of the weights (Dylan Johnston's claim helps).

25/1

Form: 47P-7

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Tailed off/pulled up on his three hurdle starts and makes his handicap and chase debut from 2lb out of the weights; however, he showed some ability in his sole bumper and this half-brother to fairly useful dual-purpose performer Authorized Too is one to watch in the betting off a basement mark.

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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

Form: 441-58 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won at Hexham (1m7f, soft) last April but tailed off the following month and it was the same story on his reappearance at Newcastle on Boxing Day; this 13yo needs a major turnaround just a fortnight later.

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4th

8

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Roxyfet

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Has won nine times over C&D; below par recently, but now 5lb below his last winning mark and no surprise were he to bounce back.

18/1

6th

9

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Roxyfet

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

midfield, slow jump 1st

16/1

8th

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

12:50 Newcastle

Roxyfet

10st 9lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Multiple winner down the years but he's rising 13 and lacks recent match practice having been absent since May; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 9515-U

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Good performances are rare nowadays and he unseated at the first fence on last month's reappearance at Newcastle; however, he won at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March and can't be written off now just 1lb higher.

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6

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Shouldn't be the answer on these terms but at least he ran a half-decent race last time.

25/1

3rd

16

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Well treated on his win at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March but things have not gone well this season and he was tailed off behind Cudgel over C&D last month; has something to prove and he needs to jump better than last time.

25/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

7lb lower than when winning at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March and he's not totally written off in this weak race, but this inconsistent 11yo has been soundly beaten the last twice and needs to raise his game.

7/1

Form: P2-PU4

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Hexham (1m7f, soft) last April and a case can be made on that form, but he failed to complete the next twice and was well beaten under Brian Hughes at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) latest; a tongue-tie goes on.

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1st

7

14th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Bandit DAinay

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Four-time chase winner in France but his last success was in 2019 and he's been generally very disappointing in Britain; on reduced mark but he was a remote third at Perth two weeks ago and others are preferred.

8/1

3rd

9

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Bandit DAinay

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Four-time chase winner in France but generally very disappointing in Britain; unlucky to come to grief after first fence at Cartmel last month (first-time blinkers) and Brian Hughes is booked again here but he's 4lb out of the weights and remains difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

0

11

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Bandit DAinay

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Four French wins (up to 2019) but 0-15 in Britain and some way behind two of today's rivals over C&D last month; Brian Hughes back on board and blinkers the latest aid to be fitted but too many doubts.

25/1

Form: 0-0777 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on his last six starts and this 11yo arrives with something to prove, but he's well treated on form as recent as last February and is one to watch in the betting having travelled from Ireland.

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9

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:35 Leopardstown

Hollybank King

10st 7lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

Veteran whose sole win came over 2m at Thurles over a year ago; recent form regressive and very stiff task here from 11lb out of handicap.

33/1

10

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

13:17 Ayr

Hollybank King

10st 3lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

He's well treated on form as recent as last February but this 11yo has struggled to get competitive since, most recently over C&D.

25/1

9th

3

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Hollybank King

11st 7lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

held up in rear, ridden and lost touch 7th

12/1

Form: 435627 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

12yo who has a patchy profile nowadays and was tailed off here last time; however, he was a good second here (2m4f, soft) previously and is a six-time course winner (including this last year); can't be ruled out.

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9

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ardera Cross

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

raced in last, reminders after 5th, struggling from 6th, tailed off 8th

25/1

5th

10

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Ardera Cross

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Nine-time course winner, most recently when causing 14-1 surprise over 2m in early January; unreliable nowadays but he's effective over today's trip and his current mark is probably workable; impossible to rule out.

14/1

4th

6

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Ardera Cross

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: William Young Jnr

13yo who has nine Ayr wins on his CV, including this race last year and a similar event (beat Fia Fuinidh) on penultimate start; however, ran poorly behind Fia Fuinidh and Travail D'Orfevre here latest.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £244.00
Straight Forecast £224.70
Tricast £646.30
Trifecta £761.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rocco Storm

RP Ratings:

Broomfields Kan

POSTDATA:

Ardera Cross

The Star:

Silken Moonlight

The Times:

Broomfields Kan

Telegraph:

Rocco Storm

The Guardian:

Rocco Storm

D Express:

Rocco Storm

Daily Mirror:

Rocco Storm

The Sun:

Rocco Storm

Daily Record:

Rocco Storm

Daily Mail:

Ardera Cross