• 12:50 BetVictor.com Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off time: 12:51:27
12:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diocles (IRE) 2/7
2nd Jet Master (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-321 Orange, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and orange quartered cap Diocles (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-11 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/71.29
2 031460 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Jet Master (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
6 11-11 t1 Mrs S C Bradburne Lucy Alexander (5) 118 6/17.00
3 206F Macduff Tartan, White sleeves, Red cap Coverholder (IRE) 13
5 11-4 N G Richards F Davis 50/151.00
4 34-93 White, Orange disc, striped sleeves, check cap Porridge 107
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 11/112.00
5 7-15 Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 43
6 11-4 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 33/134.00
6 4-PP RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves Wadnaan 8
5 11-4 b1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 33/134.00
7 3/PPP-0P Emerald green, orange stars, emerald green cap, orange star Woodys Brother (IRE) 54
9 11-4 B Storey K Renwick 100/1101.00


Donald McCain is enjoying a splendid campaign and DIOCLES looks a likely addition to the stable tally. He made quite hard work of things when winning at Bangor last time without ever looking in danger of defeat and can defy his penalty. The fact that he is proven on heavy ground strengthens confidence. Stable companion Swift Arrow may need this hurdling debut and Porridge appeals as the main threat. Not seen since October, the gelding stayed on well in the closing stages of a Kelso novice and looks the sort to pick up a northern novice hurdle sooner or later. Jet Master hasn't really progressed since scoring at Perth four outings ago and improvement on recent efforts is required.