Ayr

  • 14:20 BetVictor.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:34
14:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Layla Joan (IRE) 5/4
2nd Fine Rightly (IRE) 7/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123-11 Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Fine Rightly (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-11 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 7/52.40
2 4-111 BROWN, yellow hoop, maroon sleeves, yellow armlet, black cap Layla Joan (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-11 t1 G Elliott A P McCoy 125 5/42.25
3 23-1224 Black and orange (quartered), checked sleeves, orange and black quartered cap Mysteree (IRE) 66
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-11 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 125 8/19.00
4 42-312 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Askamore Darsi (IRE) 33
Nag me
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 10/111.00
5 F7/441- Yellow, Maroon stars, Yellow sleeves, Maroon cap Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 394
Nag me
7 11-4 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 50/151.00
6 PF/F-P0P Dark Green, Pink stripe, Pink cap Ruberslaw 20
Nag me
8 11-4 I Jardine A P Lane 150/1151.00

Verdict

LAYLA JOAN has an ideal pedigree for this job and followed her point-to-point victory at Glenbane with impressive successes over hurdles here and at Fairyhouse. She's hardly been off the bridle in any of those victories and though facing a much stiffer test is taken to complete a four-timer. Her compatriot Fine Rightly looks a major threat as he was awarded a Grade 2 Navan bumper in December before having a very easy task on his hurdling debut on this course last month. It should be a cracking race between the two Irish raiders as though both Mysteree and Askamore Darsi are decent performers it's unlikely they have the quality to take on the principals at this stage.