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14:45 Ayr

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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84

Form: -1U332

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Went in at the first time of asking over fences at Hexham (2m) in November and has continued in good nick, second in 2m Carlisle handicap last month; winner has gone in since so he's firmly in the picture nudged up just 1lb.

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

6th

1

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Captain Quint

12st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Ground and trip fine but let down by jumping on first venture south at Newbury last time; cheekpieces worn last twice left off; not without a chance.

11/2

7th

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Captain Quint

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Returned from a break with a second at Musselburgh last month and he jumped more fluently with cheekpieces added when scoring there (2m7f, soft) 15 days later; that was a narrow success but the first three pulled clear of the rest and he's respected up 5lb.

7/2

1st

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Captain Quint

11st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Didn't jump well when 11l second over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago, but he was behind a thriving winner and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help him find greater fluency; versatile ground-wise; a possible.

8/1

Form: 27P511 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Veteran chaser who arrives on a hat-trick after back-to-back C&D wins, easily making all for latter success 12 days ago; up another 8lb but this course specialist still looks the one to beat.

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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

Form: 41-27P D

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark over fences at Sedgefield last March but his form has nosedived this term, pulled up in 2m4f Newcastle handicap in January; he needs to get back on track.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

2

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Carlisle

Dalyotin

11st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Good second at Kelso in November (2m5f, good to soft) but rather disappointing since and was well behind a couple of these over C&D last time; visor replaces cheekpieces.

20/1

6th

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Carlisle

Dalyotin

11st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Off the mark over fences at Sedgefield a year ago but his form has nosedived since a good start to this season; now on a recovery mission.

14/1

Form: 6-5P56

Last run: 237 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to his bumper success over hurdles/fences and he was well below par in Tipperary novice chase for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in July; has since changed hands for £7500 and he can't be ruled out for his new yard.

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3

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Pats Pick

11st 9lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: L J Morgan

Out of sorts last summer for Stuart Crawford; changed hands for £7,500 in September and pulled up at 66-1 when next seen at Doncaster in March; dropped another 5lb since but has questions to answer.

25/1

2

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

15:15 Doncaster

Pats Pick

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Winless over hurdles/fences and out of sorts for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in the summer; changed hands for £7,500 and not discounted on first run for new yard with Brian Hughes up.

16/1

3

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Pats Pick

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Yet to add to his bumper success over hurdles/fences and he was well below par in Tipperary novice chase for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in July; has since changed hands for £7500 and he can't be ruled out for his new yard.

25/1

Form: 24-121 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Has taken his form up a notch since joining current yard, making it 2-3 this term with ready success in 3m Musselburgh handicap in January; 9lb rise to overcome but can't be taken lightly after his break.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Massini Man

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won twice here last season (2m4f/3m, good to soft/soft) and fair third over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago when about 3l behind the runner-up Captain Quint; might not be far away.

8/1

3rd

9

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Massini Man

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Dual course winner (2m4f/3m) for new stable last season and made quite a pleasing reappearance when placed at Carlisle in the autumn; in contention before penultimate-fence fall at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in November and sure to be suited by the return to this track; one to consider.

7/1

Form: 262-P7 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Yet to hit top form in two runs this season, only seventh in 2m4f Carlisle handicap chase 19 days ago; it's now 18 starts since his last victory.

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8th

5

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:05 Cartmel

Thatsy

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

0-18 over fences; fair sixth at Kelso three starts ago but well beaten twice since and not as good as he was;had wind surgery since latest run.

16/1

4th

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:05 Hexham

Thatsy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Useful in his prime but has regressed and become very inconsistent; dropped out of contention very tamely in straight at Perth last month and needs a boost from today's headgear switch.

9/1

6th

1

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:00 Perth

Thatsy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

prominent on inner

10/1

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Non-runners

Overcourt, Dalyotin, Pat's Pick, Massini Man, Thatsy

Selections

RP Ratings:

Massini Man

The Times:

Captain Quint

SPOTLIGHT:

Ardera Cross

The Guardian:

Overcourt

Daily Mail:

Captain Quint

Daily Record:

Captain Quint

TOPSPEED:

Massini Man

Telegraph:

Massini Man

D Express:

Massini Man

Daily Mirror:

Massini Man

The Sun:

Massini Man

POSTDATA:

Ardera Cross

The Star:

Ardera Cross