• 13:40 Talk To Victor Novices' Hurdle 2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.35s
  • Off time: 13:42:40
13:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballybogey (IRE) 8/1
2nd Red Admirable (IRE) 18/1
3rd Titus Bolt (IRE) 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P-24 ROYAL BLUE, white stars Ballybogey (IRE) 10
7 11-4 J J Lambe A P McCoy 8/19.00
3 2 Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Blue Lodge (IRE) 263
7 11-4 James Moffatt B P Harding 50/151.00
4 2-65 Purple, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 44
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 33/134.00
5 537 Emerald green, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, yellow star Heron's Mill (IRE) 25
5 11-4 t J Ewart B Hughes 25/126.00
6 08 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Jovial (IRE) 21
6 11-4 R M Smith E Whillans (3) 100/1101.00
7 12 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Kings Palace (IRE) 33
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 4/61.67
8 24-2743 Black and amber checks, black cap Red Admirable (IRE) 28
7 11-4 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 18/119.00
9 Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 151
Distance Winner
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 11/43.75
10 69 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Luctor Emergo (IRE) 14
Course Winner
4 10-7 K Dalgleish K Renwick 100/1101.00
11 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 100
4 10-7 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 66/167.00
Non runners
222/Bishops Gate (IRE)711-4N G RichardsD C Costello


Thimaar was a very decent stayer on the Flat and was last seen in the Group 2 Lonsdale Stakes at York in August. However, this will be his first experience of really soft ground and he may just do better over a bit further in time. We'll take him on with KINGS PALACE, who lost nothing in defeat when just worn down by Captain Cutter in a Listed bumper at Ascot last month and looks a nice hurdling prospect. The others are probably playing for places and ex-pointers Bishops Gate and Blue Lodge may not come into their own until tackling fences. Heron's Mill was third over this trip on heavy ground at Newcastle two runs ago and looks best of the rest.