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17:20 Ayr

Good To Soft

Golf Inn Prestwick Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Golf Inn Prestwick Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Court Cave out of an unraced half-sister to several winners; trainer is 1-1 with his British bumper runners in the last five seasons; much respected newcomer, especially if strong in the market.

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2nd

1

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Bumble Bee Bet

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

prominent

5/2

8th

2

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:10 Sligo

Bumble Bee Bet

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Workmanlike winner of a good ground bumper at Ayr in April was then well held in a winner's contest at the Curragh and never really sighted when soundly beaten on hurdles debut at Galway recently on softer ground; best watched for now.

11/2

9th

1

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:55 Galway

Bumble Bee Bet

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Workmanlike winner of a good ground bumper at Ayr in April; well held in a winner's contest at the Curragh since; difficult to know how the forecast rain will suit but interesting on his hurdles debut.

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 21 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Too green to do himself justice on debut and duly improved to win comfortably back at Doncaster (good) in March; open to further progress and his stable won the Grade 2 bumper at Aintree last weekend; big player.

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2nd

2

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Luckie Seven

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Too green to do himself justice on debut and duly improved to win comfortably back at Doncaster (good) in March; open to further progress and his stable won the Grade 2 bumper at Aintree last weekend; big player.

5/1

1st

5

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

17:15 Doncaster

Luckie Seven

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

11-2, looked in need of the experience when second of 14 in bumper over C&D in January; winner has gone in since so this Soldier Of Fortune gelding merits consideration.

9/2

2nd

3

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Luckie Seven

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

30,000euros 3yo; Soldier Of Fortune gelding; dam, point and 2m1f/2m3f hurdle winner, half-sister to useful 2m4f hurdle/chase winner Foxy Jacks out of unraced half-sister to useful bumper/2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Seven Is My Number; stable is always to be respected in bumpers so this newcomer needs considering.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Kodiac; dam placed over 1m in USA, sister to 1m winner Baynunah, half-sister to useful 11.4f/1m4f winner Grand Bazaar; rare UK raider for Irish yard; tongue tied for debut.

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10th

12

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Recoded

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

took keen hold, prominent, weakened before 2 out

8/1

2nd

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:35 Fairyhouse

Recoded

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

pressed leader early, led at slow pace after 1f

10/1

3rd

7

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

14:25 Carlisle

Recoded

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Flat bred; 16-1 and tongue tied when third of 11 in bumper at Ayr (2m, good) in April, showing plenty of promise from off the pace; one to note.

6/1

Form: 3

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some promise when third over C&D (good to soft; 4-1) in February and wouldn't have to improve much to be a serious contender today; Stuart Crawford and Brian Hughes combined to win this race in 2021.

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3rd

2

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:55 Leicester

Giacosa

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Sophie Leech

Made the frame in two Ayr bumpers for previous yard; sent to France for both hurdles starts, winning at Machecoul (2m3f, very soft) then pulled up at Nantes; hood now added; market can guide returned to British soil.

8/1

4th

5

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Giacosa

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: S R B Crawford

Showed some promise when third over C&D (good to soft; 4-1) in February and wouldn't have to improve much to be a serious contender today; Stuart Crawford and Brian Hughes combined to win this race in 2021.

8/1

3rd

3

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Ayr

Giacosa

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

chased leaders, pushed along and went third 3f out, soon ridden and no extra

4/1

Form: 47

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Changed hands for £100,000 after shaping well in a point and he was an encouraging fourth in a Punchestown bumper (yielding) in February; raced too freely in the mud at Gowran three weeks later; needs to bounce back but he still has potential and these less testing conditions may help.

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5th

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Champagne Admiral

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P A Fahy

took keen hold, led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, much reduced lead when not fluent 3 out, soon headed, weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Champagne Admiral

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

soon disputed lead, pressed leader when not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, mistake 4 out, soon dropped to rear

5/2

1st

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Champagne Admiral

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

made virtually all, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo before 7th, not fluent 3 out, faced challenges but going okay after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in

11/2

Form: 42

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on debut; stepped up markedly on that form when second of nine here (good to soft) in February, finishing 4l ahead of Giacosa; taking into account Dylan Johnston's 7lb claim he receives weight all round; each-way possibilities.

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4th

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Slugger

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Beat a respected rival in a novice earlier this season but now 0-3 in handicaps and hasn't genuinely threatened in any of them (in this headgear combination the last twice); down 5lb for those but has to raise his game.

33/1

4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Slugger

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 4th, outpaced before 3 out, lost ground and no chance before 2 out

8/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 135 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well-backed favourite and shaped nicely when second of ten at Newcastle (good to soft) in December; represents powerful connections and should again be involved in the finish.

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2nd

3

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 4

13:40 Carlisle

Impatient

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Promising second on debut in Newcastle bumper (2m, good to soft) last December; didn't really build on that when seventh at Ayr (2m, good) in April but he retains potential and Jonjo O'Neill has an eyecatching 25% strike-rate here in last five seasons; the betting may be informative on hurdle debut.

9/2

Form: 2

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bred to excel over longer distances so his 1l second of five over C&D (good; 9-1) six weeks ago was an encouraging start; may well improve but this is a much deeper race.

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5th

10

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

River Ayr

11st 0lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Lightly raced but didn't look well treated for his handicap debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) and was never dangerous.

33/1

8th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

River Ayr

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

Unexposed 6yo who displayed improvement when respectable fifth in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, soft) last month, his third hurdling start; not obviously well treated for handicap debut but open to further progress.

12/1

Form: 4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 16l at Hereford (good to soft; 12-1) 16 days ago, left behind final 2f; plenty of improvement required.

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3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Macs Legacy

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) in January and bounced back from lesser effort when third at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy; first-time blinkers) last month; back up to a staying trip today and could still have more to offer.

11/2

3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Macs Legacy

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Rebecca Curtis

Displayed clear improvement when second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) two starts ago but was slightly disappointing on soft ground there (2m5f) last month and conditions are a worry again here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £40,000 at Cheltenham in January after winning an Alnwick point by 13l; has joined an excellent yard with a useful strike-rate with its few runners in British bumpers; has to be considered.

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5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Whosmydaddy

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner, slightly hampered but left in lead 8th

15/8

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Whosmydaddy

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Showed little in three starts over hurdles and in a bumper, but appreciated the switch to fences (1-1 in points) when making a successful chase/handicap debut at Musselburgh (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, making every yard and winning comfortably; 8lb higher, but he remains open to progress as a chaser and much respected; stable also runs Baron Briggs.

7/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Changed hands for just 1,500euros as a foal but he makes some appeal on pedigree, his dam a half-sister to the smart dual-purpose performer Blue Bajan; Northern Ireland-based trainer is 1-7 with British bumper runners in recent seasons.

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7th

6

27th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

13:40 Cartmel

Bay West

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Andrew Hamilton

always behind, awkward jump 2nd, detached after 4 out, tailed off

100/1

6th

5

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Bay West

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Andrew Hamilton

In rear when falling on Irish point debut in February and always behind in Ayr bumper on last month's rules debut; now with a new stable; hood fitted today.

25/1

11th

11

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Bay West

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Changed hands for just 1,500euros as a foal but he makes some appeal on pedigree, his dam a half-sister to the smart dual-purpose performer Blue Bajan; Northern Ireland-based trainer is 1-7 with British bumper runners in recent seasons.

33/1

Form: 7

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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3rd

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Warwick

Fourtowns

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, slow jump 1st

11/2

3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

Fourtowns

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, pushed along when not fluent 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

7/4

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Fourtowns

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Ran well in two Irish bumpers before changing hands for £30,000; raced freely but still remained on the scene to be beaten under 5l in a heavy-ground novice at Newbury and that promising effort makes him a major contender.

11/8

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Payout
Exacta £135.00
Straight Forecast £120.90
Trifecta £1176.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Giacosa

The Guardian:

Whosmydaddy

SPOTLIGHT:

Luckie Seven

WEST COUNTRY:

Impatient

The Sun:

Slugger

TOPSPEED:

Champagne Admiral

Daily Mirror:

Cato Capone

Telegraph:

Giacosa

Daily Mail:

Giacosa

D Express:

Whosmydaddy

The Star:

Whosmydaddy

Daily Record:

Luckie Seven

The Times:

Impatient