Ayr

  • 13:30 Clyde And Solway Systems Limited Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Finale Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.51s
  • Off time: 13:31:05
13:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silsol (GER) 7/2
2nd Final Assault (IRE) 15/2
3rd Titus Bolt (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 513631 Red, white chevron and star on cap Call Box (IRE) 101
Distance Winner
9 11-12 p S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford (3) 128 8/19.00
2 551011 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Granaruid (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
11 11-8 p Mrs A C Hamilton Thomas Cheesman 124 20/121.00
3 4222 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Silsol (GER) 55
Beaten Favourite
5 11-8 pt P F Nicholls Jack Sherwood 124 7/24.50
4 433754 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Dartford Warbler (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-6 Mrs S J Smith Daragh Bourke 122 12/113.00
5 2115 Black, black and maroon striped cap Aalim 13
4 11-3 p J P Ferguson Charlie Deutsch 126 5/16.00
6 262312 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 36
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-1 J S Goldie Conor Ring 117 9/110.00
7 09-P533 Light blue, pink striped sleeves Divers (FR) 25
Distance Winner
10 11-1 b D McCain Jnr James Cowley 117 14/115.00
8 442152 Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap Final Assault (IRE) 35
Course Winner
5 10-11 h Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox 113 15/28.50
9 316-766 Red, Yellow braces, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Mubrook (USA) 15
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-9 b B Ellison Craig Gallagher 111 8/19.00
10 7P4P57 Dark Blue and White diabolo, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, quartered cap Northern Oscar (IRE) 21
6 10-3 M Walford Mr Joshua Newman (3) 105 8/19.00
11 80047F Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Haughtons Bridge (IRE) 14
6 10-0 J J Lambe L A McKenna 99 33/134.00

Verdict

Mubrook won this last year off a 5lb higher mark but hasn't reached the same heights since. Titus Bolt has won once and been placed in his last three starts here over 2m but may not be suited by the step up in distance as he can be a hard-puller. DIVERS was more than 10 lengths behind Call Box at Musselburgh in January but is now 13lb better off, which could be enough to turn the tables. Donald McCain's grey should be capable of going close off today's mark and jockey James Cowley rode the winner of this a couple of years ago. Aalim was given plenty to do at Ascot last time and is still unexposed but the handicapper may have got to Granaruid and Silsol has been frustrating so far.