• 14:00 BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase2m 5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.70s
  • Off time: 14:00:29
14:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tipsy Dara (IRE) 11/4
2nd The Magic Bishop 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2532-22 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dannanceys Hill (IRE) 23
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 115 13/82.62
2 472153 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap The Magic Bishop 52
Distance Winner
8 11-11 t J M Jefferson Jack Jordan (10) 114 6/17.00
3 P30605 Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star The Hollinwell 16
Distance Winner
10 11-8 Ferdy Murphy John Winston (8) 111 33/134.00
4 344-P22 Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Et Maintenant (FR) 61
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (6) 110 6/17.00
5 41F-141 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, check cap Tipsy Dara (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
9 11-1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 104 11/43.75
6 P3F79-6 claret, White triangle, claret sleeves, white cap Radharc Na Mara (IRE) 64
9 10-12 J T R Dreaper K M Donoghue 101 7/18.00


Dannanceys Hill carries top weight in this handicap after one run in a novice chase. He has more scope than these but does have to overcome inexperience and several of his rivals arrive in decent form. Tipsy Dara has won at Hexham and Carlisle this season while The Magic Bishop beat ET MAINTENANT by half-a-length at Carlisle in October. However, Lucinda Russell's 11-year-old has since gone close over 3m here while Malcolm Jefferson's charge has been well beaten twice and, on worse terms, may struggle to confirm the form. Grant Cockburn's mount can gain a deserved victory today. The Hollinwell has always been a bit of an enigma and it's worth taking a chance that he won't suddenly rediscover his form here.