• 16:25 Ayrshire Hospice Making Today Matter Handicap Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £14,296 2nd £4,198 3rd £2,099 4th £1,049
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.50s
  • Off time: 16:26:27
16:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orsippus (USA) 18/1
2nd Green Flag (IRE) 7/2
3rd Wyse Hill Teabags 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 103307 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 16
7 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 135 12/113.00
2 1-2P YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Funny Star 15
5 11-12 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 135 6/17.00
5 544F-30 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 38
7 11-7 M Smith Danny Cook 130 18/119.00
6 13/2P-U0 Royal blue, red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, red cap Wyse Hill Teabags 38
Course Winner
8 11-7 J S Goldie R McGrath 130 7/18.00
7 121152 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 43
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 130 7/24.50
8 112108 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Kian's Delight 14
5 11-6 P Bowen T J O'Brien 129 5/16.00
9 091252 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 45
7 11-4 b Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 14/115.00
10 741382 Dark Green, Red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Red diamond Hollo Ladies (IRE) 42
Course Winner
8 11-4 b Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 127 20/121.00
11 542012 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Rock Relief (IRE) 31
Course Winner
7 11-2 C Grant Diarmuid O'Regan (10) 125 13/27.50
12 7-00807 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 76
Course Winner
9 10-8 J S Goldie D F O'Regan 117 7/24.50
Non runners
3351315Kaylif Aramis611-10N A Twiston-DaviesSam Twiston-Davies133
45-22114Walkabout Creek (IRE)611-9S GollingsT Scudamore132


A big weight has proved no barrier to winning this in the past and we fancy FUNNY STAR to continue recent trends. Very lightly raced, he can be excused his run at Aintree, his first since October, and has a lot more scope than today's rivals. Walkabout Creek would have been interesting had he not been due to run here yesterday but Green Flag should go well back over a shorter trip and Orsippus isn't badly treated on his best form and neither is Arctic Court. Duaiseoir has gone up 5lb since finishing second at Fontwell, however, and Rock Relief may struggle to confirm recent course running with Hollo Ladies on worse terms. Kaylif Aramis is also climbing the weights and may be in the handicapper's grip now.