• 14:40 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.15s
  • Off time: 14:40:15
14:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cockney Sparrow 12/1
2nd Court Minstrel (IRE) 8/1
3rd My Tent Or Yours (IRE) Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-1112 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 11-10 h N J Henderson A P McCoy 168 Evs2.00
2 11-8741 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Court Minstrel (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-8 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 147 8/19.00
3 134325 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 10-6 b G Elliott D J Condon 150 12/113.00
4 2F8-440 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 31
7 10-4 b J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 147 16/117.00
5 2114/03 Yellow, Red spots Montbazon (FR) 29
Distance Winner
7 10-4 A King R Thornton 147 7/18.00
6 122111 Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Clever Cookie 42
Distance Winner
6 10-4 P D Niven K Renwick 144 7/18.00
7 11-12F5 Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Cockney Sparrow 32
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-4 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (7) 144 12/113.00
8 301250 RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
8 10-4 h D O'Meara R Johnson 139 33/134.00
9 1/130-57 Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Swing Bowler 35
Distance Winner
7 10-4 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 139 33/134.00
10 3-77814 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Silk Hall (UAE) 13
Distance Winner
9 10-4 b J J Lambe B Hughes 138 100/1101.00
11 714-100 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
8 10-4 bt D McCain Jnr Sam Twiston-Davies 136 50/151.00


MY TENT OR YOURS will be the star attraction in this. The Champion Hurdle second will be a short-priced favourite as all but two of his rivals will have to carry more than their allotted weight but he need only reproduce his best form of this season, which has included a couple of Grade 1 victories, to get back to winning ways. Court Minstrel defied a big weight at Aintree a week ago and should give another good account while Flaxen Flare has a decent record in valuable handicaps. On their form with the selection in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle in November, both Cockney Sparrow and Cotton Mill could have claims while Clever Cookie won a Grade 2 at Kelso last month. Montbazon's run in the County Hurdle has already been franked and he's another possibility but the remainder are likely to struggle.