Ayr

  • 13:45 Non-Runner No Bet Championship Races At Cheltenham Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 7.70s
  • Off time: 13:45:40
13:45 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oil Burner 11/1
2nd Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 5/1
3rd The Shrimp (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2226-74 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Fog Patches (IRE) 29
8 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 100 12/113.00
2 17-55P3 Pink, dark blue chevrons, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, quartered cap Oil Burner 25
9 11-7 W Amos B Harding 95 11/112.00
3 P1P206 Red, dark blue sleeves, emerald green and red quartered cap Paudi The Punter (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
8 11-6 pt G Elliott J M Maguire 94 7/18.00
4 5354U2 Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Lord Fox (IRE) 25
7 10-12 S A Harris Benjamin Poste (5) 86 11/43.75
5 21/2-4PF ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Cottiers Den (IRE) 32
7 10-11 M Todhunter K Renwick 85 15/28.50
6 P4746-3 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 25
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-7 J S Goldie J Reveley 81 5/16.00
7 075227 Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap Fozy Moss 25
8 10-7 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 81 22/123.00
8 P2-4444 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Alexander Oats 25
Course Winner
11 10-0 b R Goldie B Hughes 74 11/112.00
9 7223P-P Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Sam Patch 264
11 10-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 73 66/167.00
10 858P22 Maroon, black star, white sleeves, black stars, maroon cap, black star Samson Collonges (FR) 8
Distance Winner
8 10-0 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 72 7/18.00
11 489-8P5 Black, yellow sash, white cap The Shrimp (IRE) 10
7 10-0 p A M Thomson Harry Challoner (5) 58 66/167.00
12 429-3U2 Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Cherry's Bay 25
8 10-0 b Miss S E Forster A P Lane 49 150/1151.00

Verdict

Ability to handle bottomless ground could be key in this. Fog Patches ticks the right boxes on that score but, though eased in grade, he'll not find it easy to lug his big weight around here. SAMSON COLLONGES looks in good heart having just failed to overhaul Smart Exit on heavy going at Towcester when racing from out of the handicap. He's effectively a pound lower here and, with Tony Kelly taking off 3lb again, can go one better. Alexander Oats would have a chance on his best form but Paudi The Punter disappointed again when favourite at Down Royal and Lord Fox is 7lb higher than when second to Arc Warrior here at the start of the month. Oil Burner may be best of the rest.