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14:50 Ayr

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Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25720
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -1P231 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Novice who was placed twice in a row this winter (2m4f, good/soft) before winning at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; came clear with a course specialist last time and could continue to progress for top yard.

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2nd

2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Outlaw Peter

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 6th

7/2

1st

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Outlaw Peter

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Novice who was placed twice in a row this winter (2m4f, good/soft) before winning at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; came clear with a course specialist last time and could continue to progress for top yard.

9/2

1st

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Outlaw Peter

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Useful novice chaser who posted solid placed efforts the last twice (good/soft), including over C&D, and the form has received strong boosts since; attractively weighted off an unaltered mark and he was successful over hurdles on this card 12 months ago; commands major respect.

3/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 14U342 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Back to form with neck second of five in novice handicap chase at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; also effective over 2m4f and on soft ground; there's a suspicion that latest performance (when he lost a shoe) represents strong form and this 7yo novice could be in the mix once more.

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2nd

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Soul Icon

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Back to form with neck second of five in novice handicap chase at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; also effective over 2m4f and on soft ground; there's a suspicion that latest performance (when he lost a shoe) represents strong form and this 7yo novice could be in the mix once more.

15/2

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Soul Icon

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Better could have been expected in Grade 2 here (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; however, there was promise in his first two chase starts at Wincanton (1m7f, soft; in front when unseating two out) and here (2m, good to soft; third of four in Grade 2), and he remains of interest now back in a handicap.

9/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 331411 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Has made it 3-5 over fences with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Haydock (2m4f, soft) the last twice; he's up in the weights and in grade today and could do with jumping with greater fluency, but he's clearly progressing nicely and could have even more left in the tank.

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3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Prairie Wolf

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Has made it 3-5 over fences with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Haydock (2m4f, soft) the last twice; he's up in the weights and in grade today and could do with jumping with greater fluency, but he's clearly progressing nicely and could have even more left in the tank.

5/1

1st

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

14:45 Haydock

Prairie Wolf

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Two wins (2m4f/2m3f, good to soft/soft) from last three starts, with good fourth in hot novice handicap at Cheltenham in between; did it comfortably at Catterick latest despite final-fence blunder; unexposed over fences and could have more to offer in this sphere; key player up 7lb for last time.

Evs

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Prairie Wolf

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Delivered on earlier chasing promise when eased-down winner at Doncaster in December and his subsequent fourth in a hot race at Cheltenham (also 2m4f, good to soft) was very respectable; back in calmer waters today; good chance.

11/10

Form: 2U134P D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.

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4th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Half Shot

10st 11lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.

25/1

11

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Half Shot

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Iain Jardine

Took form to new level when beating subsequent Edinburgh National winner Inis Oirr by 7l at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is only 4lb higher today, but wasn't in quite the same nick on either subsequent start at Musselburgh and, on balance, others look stronger here.

14/1

4th

1

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Half Shot

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Posted career-best performance when scoring by 7l over C&D (soft) in November; not quite in same form when well-held third here (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day, though, and might remain vulnerable off a mark this high.

7/1

Form: 164673 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Following a break he returned to form with a 3l third of six at Cork (2m, soft) recently; his last win came over 2m4f and this Irish challenger could have a part to play now back up in trip.

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5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Take All

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Following a break he returned to form with a 3l third of six at Cork (2m, soft) recently; his last win came over 2m4f and this Irish challenger could have a part to play now back up in trip.

16/1

Form: 32P-41 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.

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6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Heather Main

Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.

8/1

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Pulled up in the Topham at Aintree last April then absent until Exeter (2m3f, soft) recently; he's running again just 11 days later but he was an encouraging fourth last time and may be able to build on it; well handicapped on form as recent as last March and he's one to be interested in.

7/2

4th

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Numitor

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Heather Main

Career interspersed with breaks and layoffs and although he goes well fresh he returns from a longer break than usual, having been pulled up on most recent start, over the big fences at Aintree (2m5f) last April; suited by 2m4f on soft, though, and not ruled out.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: -13421 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to course specialist at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in February then won easily in small field there (2m1f, soft) latest; has run well on all four visits here and further improvement can't be ruled out, but he's back up in grade and needs to be better than ever to defy a 7lb rise for last time.

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7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Nells Son

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up to course specialist at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in February then won easily in small field there (2m1f, soft) latest; has run well on all four visits here and further improvement can't be ruled out, but he's back up in grade and needs to be better than ever to defy a 7lb rise for last time.

7/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

14:10 Kelso

Nells Son

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Got off the mark over fences at Carlisle (2m) in October and he comes here on the back of a good second in 2m5f handicap here 23 days ago; he can't be discounted back in trip now.

6/4

2nd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 2

15:25 Kelso

Nells Son

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

raced in third, outpaced and lost position after 3 out, rallying when left in third 2 out, went second before last, no impression run-in

100/30

Form: 382118 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Now 3-3 at Newbury following two wins there last month (2m4f, heavy/good to soft); well beaten in hot handicap at Aintree (2m, soft) last Thursday and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce his Newbury form on his first visit here, but the step back up in trip is a plus and he's not ruled out.

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1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Heltenham

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Now 3-3 at Newbury following two wins there last month (2m4f, heavy/good to soft); well beaten in hot handicap at Aintree (2m, soft) last Thursday and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce his Newbury form on his first visit here, but the step back up in trip is a plus and he's not ruled out.

11/1

8th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Heltenham

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Acts on any ground; has raced over about 2m4f for over two years and while he comes here in the form of his life following two Newbury wins (on heavy and good to soft) he was hard pressed to win the latest and a further 6lb rise is the thanks he's had; a new set of skills is needed in his first 2m chase.

7/1

1st

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Heltenham

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

travelled strongly, held up in last, headway 12th, pressed leaders approaching last, ridden run-in, led inside final 110yds, all out

11/8

Form: 4P7511 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

1st

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, left in lead 2nd, clear before 8th, increased tempo and went well clear before 3 out, hit 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 221231

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Progressive novice who was suited by the return to a left-handed track when winning at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; also effective on soft/heavy; this is a tougher test of his credentials than last time but he's up just 2lb and could continue to improve for last year's winning yard.

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9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

General Officer

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Progressive novice who was suited by the return to a left-handed track when winning at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; also effective on soft/heavy; this is a tougher test of his credentials than last time but he's up just 2lb and could continue to improve for last year's winning yard.

9/1

1st

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

General Officer

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, raced in second from 2nd, led just before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on, always doing enough

4/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:40 Musselburgh

General Officer

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Dual course winner over hurdles in 2022 and has made a good start to chasing career this season; followed emphatic win at Doncaster (2m3f, good) with clear second to a revitalised opponent at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; major player.

7/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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WEST COUNTRY:

Outlaw Peter

Telegraph:

Prairie Wolf

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Prairie Wolf

The Sun:

Outlaw Peter

Daily Record:

Outlaw Peter

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Jet Plane

TOPSPEED:

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POSTDATA:

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Star:

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