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17:35 Ayr

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Fives Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 5f 26y
  • Class 6
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 319-52 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won twice on heavy ground (once over C&D) in the autumn and bumped into a big improver when well-held second at Thirsk (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; evidently in good nick but may not be seen to quite the same effect on this less testing ground; tongue-tie added.

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1st

2

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Ebony Maw

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Won twice on heavy ground (once over C&D) in the autumn and bumped into a big improver when well-held second at Thirsk (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; evidently in good nick but may not be seen to quite the same effect on this less testing ground; tongue-tie added.

9/2

2nd

10

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Ebony Maw

8st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Suited by testing ground as his last two wins have been on heavy, latest off 2lb lower over 2m at Catterick last October; should come on for his recent run on the AW (1m4f); an interesting contender.

8/1

5th

3

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ebony Maw

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

in touch with leaders

16/1

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7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3234-4 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Made good progress last season, winning three times on turf (12.5f-1m6f), and made encouraging reappearance on Tapeta three weeks ago; still on a fairly tough mark but is likely to make her presence felt.

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3rd

3

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Tafsir

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made good progress last season, winning three times (12.5f-1m6f), and has made the frame on both appearances this year, more recently when clear second here (1m5f, good) on Monday; will be fine over today's longer trip; must be considered.

13/8

2nd

1

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Tafsir

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made good progress last season, winning three times on turf (12.5f-1m6f), and made encouraging reappearance on Tapeta three weeks ago; still on a fairly tough mark but is likely to make her presence felt.

7/2

Form: 425252 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Has very modest 1-35 strike-rate but the win was gained over C&D (on good to firm last June) and he returns here after keeping on well for second at Southwell (1m6f, AW) this month.

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3rd

7

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ewan Whillans

Has very modest 1-35 strike-rate but the win was gained over C&D (on good to firm last June) and he returns here after keeping on well for second at Southwell (1m6f, AW) this month.

5/1

2nd

4

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in last

14/1

Form: 01606- CD

Last run: 235 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Won this race in 2022 and was also successful at Hamilton (1m4f, good to firm) last spring; back on a good mark now but looked out of sorts on latest hurdling start in February and has become very unreliable.

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4th

6

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Bouncing Bobby

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

Won this race in 2022 and was also successful at Hamilton (1m4f, good to firm) last spring; back on a good mark now but looked out of sorts on latest hurdling start in February and has become very unreliable.

10/1

6th

10

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Bouncing Bobby

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

towards rear on outer

11/2

8th

8

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Bouncing Bobby

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Martin Todhunter

Dual Flat winner on a sound surface whose hurdles win came on soft; shaped as though on the way back at Hexham last time (heavy; winner followed up back over same C&D from 5lb higher); claims back up in distance.

5/1

5th
3 (8)
Philos

5/2

Form: 913-82

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Three-time AW winner over 1m4f last year; ran right up to best form when keeping-on second over the extended 1m4f at Newcastle a fortnight ago and should be okay back on turf; good chance.

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5th

3

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Philos

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ed Dunlop

Three-time AW winner over 1m4f last year; ran right up to best form when keeping-on second over the extended 1m4f at Newcastle a fortnight ago and should be okay back on turf; good chance.

5/2

2nd

3

(3)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Philos

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Three-time AW winner over this trip last year, latterly off a 4lb lower mark; not a bad comeback at Southwell three weeks ago, when dropped in from a wide stall, and should fare better back to the visor from cheekpieces.

12/1

20/1

Form: 90/08

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Irish raider; well down the field on all four Flat starts (7f-12.7f) and pulled up in both hurdle races since debut in 2020 but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and connections are persisting; worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

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6th

8

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Anjician

9st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Paul Traynor

Irish raider; well down the field on all four Flat starts (7f-12.7f) and pulled up in both hurdle races since debut in 2020 but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and connections are persisting; worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

20/1

8th

1

(8)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Anjician

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul Traynor

No sign of ability on Flat or over hurdles; in rear here last month after a long absence.

200/1

Form: /0046-

Last run: 212 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

0-7 and had very mixed record when trained in Ireland but his fourth of 13 at Navan (1m6f, yielding) last summer gives him a shout here; well worth a glance in the betting before this seasonal/stable debut.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Laudable

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tristan Davidson

0-7 and had very mixed record when trained in Ireland but his fourth of 13 at Navan (1m6f, yielding) last summer gives him a shout here; well worth a glance in the betting before this seasonal/stable debut.

8/1

6th

9

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 50y

16:45 Killarney

Laudable

8st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: John Joseph Murphy

Best h'cap run was over 1m6f at Navan last time; has form over shorter too and this trip shouldn't inconvenience; considered.

11/1

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Exacta £148.00
Straight Forecast £121.50
Tricast £423.90
Trifecta £618.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Philos

Daily Mail:

Tafsir

RP RATINGS:

Ebony Maw

POSTDATA:

Billy Bathgate

NEWMARKET:

Philos

Telegraph:

Philos

The Guardian:

Philos

D Express:

Philos

Daily Mirror:

Philos

The Sun:

Tafsir

The Star:

Tafsir

Daily Record:

Tafsir

The Times:

Ebony Maw