Ayr

  • 13:10 Talk To Victor Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.40s
  • Off time: 13:12:29
13:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Veloce (IRE) 8/15
2nd Hallmark Star 11/1
3rd Rockawango (FR) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 16 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Rockawango (FR) 22
7 11-11 t1 J Ewart B Hughes 13/27.50
2 0-3P0 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Discoverie 13
5 11-4 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack (7) 100/1101.00
3 6-805 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Lisbon (IRE) 19
5 11-4 t P Griffin P Buchanan 66/167.00
4 1-3 Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap One For Hocky (IRE) 95
Distance Winner
5 11-4 N G Richards B Harding 8/19.00
6 8 Maroon, black stars, maroon cap, black star San Cassiano (IRE) 98
6 11-4 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 50/151.00
7 FF-3F58 Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Shanroe Secret (IRE) 10
6 11-4 J J Lambe A P McCoy 25/126.00
8 22 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Veloce (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/151.53
9 856-U65 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Yourlookinathim (IRE) 21
7 11-4 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 100/1101.00
10 38 Dark blue, white diamond, white and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and white check cap St Gregory (IRE) 14
5 10-11 N G Richards K Renwick 100/1101.00
11 7 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Hallmark Star 27
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 11/112.00
12 8 Dark green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap Unex Canaletto 27
4 10-7 J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 50/151.00
Non runners
5F-0Pass Muster611-4P A KirbyR McGrath

Verdict

It was certainly a surprise when VELOCE was beaten at Musselburgh earlier this month as he'd looked a sure-fire future winner when chasing home Poet on his hurdling debut at Newbury. The longer trip was possibly to blame and, back over 2m here, Donald McCain's novice should make in third-time lucky. Bumper winner One For Hocky has a bit of scope, despite being beaten more than 40 lengths at Kelso, and Rockawango probably needed his run at Musselburgh, his first in the UK, but has a bit to prove now. Hallmark Star often flattered to deceive on the Flat, however, and needs to step up on his Wetherby hurdling debut.