• 17:00 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices' Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £38,988 2nd £11,448 3rd £5,724 4th £2,862
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 23.00s
  • Off time: 17:01:51
17:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Netminder (IRE) 12/1
2nd Fentara 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 6-62316 Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 39
6 11-6 Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 135 3/14.00
4 321217 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 5/16.00
5 22F111 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Danimix (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-5 t A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 134 6/17.00
6 812673 Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 14
6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 131 10/34.33
7 412331 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap No Planning 49
6 10-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 126 6/17.00
8 132F13 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Fentara 77
8 10-11 pt T D Walford D A Jacob 126 7/18.00
9 665244 Emerald green, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Netminder (IRE) 42
Course Winner
7 10-0 A M Thomson P Buchanan 114 12/113.00
Non runners
1421-114Buddy Bolero (IRE)711-12D PipeT Scudamore141
225-212PHawkes Point811-8P F NichollsR Walsh137


This looks a bit more competitive than the races that Danimix has won recently. Buddy Bolero was fourth at Cheltenham when Hawkes Point was pulled up and should be thereabouts again while The Druids Nephew and Johns Spirit are closely matched on their run together at The Festival. No Planning arrives off the back of a win at Kelso but the jury is out as to whether he stays this far and SYDNEY PAGET will ensure a strong gallop. We're prepared to give Donald McCain's charge another chance as he was probably ridden too aggressively over a shorter trip at Haydock last time. Suited by soft ground, he may take some pegging back on this flat track.