Ayr

  • 17:20 BetVictor Grand National Antepost Pioneers #NRFB Standard NH Flat Race 2m

  • Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.40s
  • Off time: 17:28:51
17:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankie's Promise (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow cap Ballyhoulihan (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 D O'Meara Jake Greenall (3) 15/82.88
2 P16 Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap Ben Akram (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 11/26.50
4 03 Light green, purple star, chevrons on sleeves, light green cap, purple star Frankie's Promise (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 11-4 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 5/16.00
5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Greensalt (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 11/82.38
Non runners
3Finaghy Ayr (IRE)511-4I A DuncanMr J Creswell

Verdict

Frankie's Promise posted a better effort when third at this track last time but point-to-point winner Ben Akram faded badly on his debut under Rules in the same race. The newcomers Finaghy Aye and Ballyhoulihan are both related to points winners but fellow debutant GREENSALT makes more appeal. He cost 30,000euros as a three-year-old, is a brother to the smart Grade 2 winning hurdler Raya Star and can get off the mark at the first time of asking.