Ayr

  • 14:10 Download The BetVictor Spincast App Now Beginners' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.80s
  • Off time: 14:12:47
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nuts N Bolts 7/2
2nd Balding Banker (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 61-4423 Light blue, dark blue spots Balding Banker (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 120 10/34.33
2 252217/ Pink, Dark Blue cap Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 662
8 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 25/126.00
3 1/3211-3 Orange, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and orange quartered cap Diocles (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 126 15/82.88
5 0/11-673 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 20
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-0 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 7/24.50
6 951-PF2 Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Un Guet Apens (FR) 21
Course Winner
5 10-10 J Ewart B Hughes 122 3/14.00
Non runners
45417/PMy Mate Vic (IRE)811-0J WadeColm McCormack
7111/068-Aibrean (IRE)910-7S R B CrawfordMr S Crawford134

Verdict

Un Guet Apens fell on his fencing bow at Wetherby but finished almost four lengths ahead of DIOCLES when runner-up to Tap Night over 2m here next time. However, Donald McCain's seven-year-old was making his debut over the larger obstacles that day and, with the extra half-mile in his favour, can now reverse the form and land this. Balding Banker has been placed in a couple of handicaps at Musselburgh recently and should be thereabouts again while Nuts N Bolts has scope for further improvement and looks the pick of Lucinda Russell's pair ahead of the returning Bobble Hat Bob. Aibrean has been off the track for a while but Steve Crawford's mare has won three times over hurdles and between the flags and is worth noting for when she is upped in distance.