• 13:20 Download The BetVictor Spincast App Now Novices' Chase2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 37.00s
  • Off time: 13:23:36
13:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tap Night (USA) 4/9


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/3211- Orange, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and orange quartered cap Diocles (IRE) 338
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/43.25
2 37487P White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 66/167.00
3 31116-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 60
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 4/91.44
4 951-PF Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Un Guet Apens (FR) 25
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-10 h J P L Ewart B Hughes 122 14/115.00


Two very nice chasing prospects line up in this and TAP NIGHT is just fancied to get the better of Diocles. Lucinda Russell's six-year-old has had the benefit of a run this season, winning narrowly over hurdles here in November, and his defeat of Captain Conan in a Grade 2 at Kelso in March has turned out to be very good form. Donald McCain's runner won over the smaller obstacles here and at Bangor around this time last year but hasn't been seen since. Un Guet Apens and Lord Of Drums would need something to happen to the principals to win here.