• 17:05 Dawn Group Novices' Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.50s
  • Off time: 17:05:46
17:05 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Auroras Encore (IRE) 17/2
2nd Valley Ride (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24/101-P Red, Black seams, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Shouldhavehadthat (IRE) 37
7 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 130 9/25.50
2 1-F2019 White, Black seams, Mauve sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Auroras Encore (IRE) 16
7 11-11 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 129 17/29.50
3 113-21U LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Rustarix (FR) 13
8 11-9 A King R Thornton 127 15/28.50
4 P/0-2311 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Valley Ride (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot Timmy Murphy 125 7/24.50
6 6P4-121 Pink, Maroon cap Fresh Air And Fun (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 9/25.50
7 2359-31 Yellow, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green and White striped cap Storymaker 34
8 11-1 Miss S E Forster B P Harding 119 14/115.00
9 17/9241- Mauve, Maroon chevron, Maroon and Mauve striped sleeves and cap Seize 110
Distance Winner
7 10-0 Ferdy Murphy K Mercer (ex2) 103 7/24.50
Non runners
524-F13FSilver By Nature711-5Miss Lucinda V RussellP Buchanan123
81/97-31PFiftyfive Degrees (IRE)810-5Miss P RobsonR McGrath109


FRESH AIR AND FUN comes into this race in great form and he is taken to win again at the expense of Valley Ride and Rustarix. The selection won off a mark of 108 at Ludlow before winning off 115 at Sandown last time out. The handicapper has raised him a further seven pounds in the weights which will make life tough from now on. That said he looks to be improving fast and still appears to be ahead of the handicapper now he is upped in class. Valley Ride won back to back races at Fakenham and Newton Abbot and has his first run in a handicap chase. He was rated as high as 138 over hurdles so appears to be well in off 125 today so any market moves should be noted. Rustarix unseated his rider at the first last time out at Market Rasen but showed a decent level of form win winning at Sandown earlier in the year and most recently at Huntington and with conditions to suit he is another to follow in the market. However for the winner we return to Fresh Air And Fun.