• 14:10 Champagne de Castelnau Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.80s
  • Off time: 14:10:40
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zuider Zee (GER) 2/9
2nd Hallmark Star 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/668-F Black, Orange seams, Orange sleeves, Orange stars on cap Ballymullough Glen (IRE) 304
8 11-1 S R B Crawford Timmy Murphy 40/141.00
2 2-656 Purple, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 44
5 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell Lucy Alexander 50/151.00
3 4-49 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Danehills Well (IRE) 58
5 11-1 Mrs A C Hamilton K Renwick 100/1101.00
5 8 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Fred Willetts (IRE) 15
5 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 33/134.00
6 2 Black, black and maroon striped cap Zuider Zee (GER) 32
6 11-1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 2/91.22
7 722 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Hallmark Star 24
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 11/26.50
8 35 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 33
4 10-7 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 16/117.00
Non runners
4P-3F00Franky Spec (IRE)511-1M TodhunterGraham Watters59


ZUIDER ZEE is difficult to oppose in this opener. A smart stayer on the level, he made a pleasing debut over hurdles at Doncaster for John Ferguson when second to Minella Forfitness. Given the winner and third-placed Aaim To Prosper have both won since, he's likely to start a short price for this. A multiple winner on the Flat, Fred Willetts made a less auspicious debut over timber when well beaten at Sedgefield and Hallmark Star makes more appeal having finished runner-up over track and trip the last twice. Irish raider Ballymullough Glen got no further than the second hurdle on his first start over obstacles but can do better along with Titus Bolt.