Ayr

  • 12:20 E.B.F./Follow Us On Twitter At BetVictorRacing 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.60s
  • Off time: 12:21:06
12:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Flag (IRE) 5/6
2nd Ballybogey (IRE) 10/1
3rd Romany Ryme 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112-121 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 32
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6 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 130 5/61.83
2 6044/ Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap Ballet D'anges (FR) 785
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7 11-2 W Amos B Harding 66/167.00
3 P- ROYAL BLUE, white stars Ballybogey (IRE) 452
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7 11-2 J J Lambe A P McCoy 10/111.00
4 1-12 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Baltimoar (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/42.50
5 80 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and star on cap Here's To Harry 32
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6 11-2 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 80/181.00
6 P2- Dark blue, white chevrons, striped sleeves, hooped cap Old Devereux (IRE) 297
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5 11-2 M Todhunter J Reveley 28/129.00
7 5721-13 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Romany Ryme 231
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 J Wade B Hughes 28/129.00
8 856-U6 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Yourlookinathim (IRE) 17
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7 11-2 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 40/141.00
9 620-5 Light Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap She Will Rock You (IRE) 24
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6 10-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell Sam Twiston-Davies 16/117.00

Verdict

GREEN FLAG is very much at home on heavy ground, as he proved when beating three previous winners in a better race over 2m6f at Newcastle a month ago. Lucinda Russell's charge is fancied to give the weight away to another former pointer, Baltimoar, who makes his hurdling debut today. Romany Ryme has also won between the flags but hasn't shown much so far under Rules while She Will Rock You, a stablemate of the selection, also needs to improve. Old Devereux may be best of the rest but might need this.