Ayr

  • 16:10 Bud & Joe Pieroni Memorial Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.97s
  • Off time: 16:11:52
16:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elusive Bonus (IRE) 9/2
2nd Economic Crisis (IRE) 12/1
3rd Hello Stranger (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 211433 Yellow, red cross belts, yellow sleeves, white armlets, red and yellow hooped cap Economic Crisis (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
3 9-7 A Berry P Aspell 70 12/113.00
2 (1) 414239 Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Colbyor 18
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 R A Fahey S B Kelly (5) 68 6/17.00
3 (2) 400-843 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Travis County (IRE) 156
3 9-4 B Ellison D Swift 67 18/119.00
4 (6) 516002 Royal blue, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue and yellow striped cap Elusive Bonus (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
3 9-3 D O'Meara D H Bergin (7) 66 9/25.50
5 (4) 12 Red, White triple diamond, White sleeves, Red seams, White cap, Red diamonds Hello Stranger (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
3 9-3 T D Easterby D Fentiman 66 9/43.25
6 (8) 274541 Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Middleton Flyer (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
3 9-0 b P T Midgley L Mcniff (5) 63 18/119.00
7 (10) 10-8447 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Commanche 43
3 9-0 v1 B Smart T Eaves 63 12/113.00
8 (9) 93802 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Red Baron (IRE) 31
3 8-13 E J Alston R Winston 62 22/123.00
9 (7) 719583 White, black chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Alnair (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-11 b D Carroll Jason Hart (5) 60 16/117.00
10 (3) 845781 Dark blue, emerald green epaulets and sleeves Heroic Endeavour (IRE) 18
3 8-11 b T D Barron Graham Gibbons 60 4/15.00

Verdict

HELLO STRANGER made a winning debut in a Newcastle maiden before a fine effort in a Nottingham handicap won by Ambitious Icarus. He's turned out quickly and on the same mark so has a fine chance to get back on track. Red Baron wasn't beaten far by the selection at Newcastle but went into the race with plenty of experience and appears unlikely to turn the tables. Heroic Endeavour took advantage of heavy ground to land a Hamilton handicap for Jessica Harrington and a 4lb rise looks fair for David Barron's new recruit though Economic Crisis, who was less than a length behind in third, didn't get the best of runs and could turn the tables. Elusive Bonus loves soft ground and ran well at Redcar and, along with Middleton Flyer, can't be dismissed in a very open handicap.