Ayr

  • 15:10 John Smith's Extra Smooth Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:31
15:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trucking Along (IRE) 11/1
2nd Morning Royalty (IRE) 8/1
3rd Titus Bolt (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 411335- Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 210
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 James Moffatt B Hughes 126 8/19.00
2 33079-0 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 169
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 126 11/43.75
3 2347-52 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Ubaltique (FR) 157
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-11 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 125 12/113.00
4 20/221-5 Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Big Water (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 G A Swinbank P J Brennan 124 5/23.50
5 393127 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5) 120 14/115.00
6 52-0474 Yellow, Purple chevron, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple star Trucking Along (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 S R B Crawford K Renwick 120 11/112.00
7 614425 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Outrageous Request 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 119 16/117.00
8 1/72513 Red, white chevron and star on cap Call Box (IRE) 29
Nag me
8 11-4 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 118 15/28.50
9 353- BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 10-10 J S Goldie G Bartley 110 18/119.00

Verdict

Morning Royalty looks to be facing a stiff task under top weight and Saphir River could also do with some help from the handicapper, though will love underfoot conditions. Cool Baranca is 16lb higher than when winning at Perth in September but was taking on better opposition last time. BIG WATER was far from disgraced on his reappearance at Wetherby and has been dropped a pound since. He's won on soft and heavy going so today's ground will suit and he makes more appeal than Ubaltique, who is better over further. Trucking Along may be the pick of the two Stuart Crawford runners.