• 15:25 BetVictor.com Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.10s
  • Off time: 15:26:11
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nelson du Ronceray (FR) 9/2
2nd Circus Clown (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1UU3-49 Light Blue, Dark Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Raysrock (IRE) 57
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 6/17.00
2 33110-1 Purple, Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Lady Bluesky 57
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-9 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 117 7/24.50
3 9-14841 Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
6 11-4 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 112 8/19.00
4 20-2262 Red, Yellow sash, Black and White quartered cap Circus Clown (IRE) 28
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 v J S Goldie G Lee 112 3/14.00
5 15-3525 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Prosecco (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 110 5/16.00
6 P8-4658 Orange, Black sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, Black stars Open de L'Isle (FR) 32
Distance Winner
10 11-1 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 109 14/115.00
7 40P4-36 Royal Blue, White cross belts, striped cap Nelson du Ronceray (FR) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-0 p I Jardine Callum Whillans (7) 108 9/25.50


Five of the seven are course winners but one that isn't, Suprise Vendor, was the most impressive of the septet last time when scoring easily at Kelso. However, he's not the easiest to catch right and is up 8lb for that decisive success. LADY BLUESKY has also been hit with a 7lb rise for a comfortable success at Kelso last time but is a far more reliable sort and appeals as the safer option. She has been a good dual purpose servant to her yard and gets on tremendously well with her conditional pilot. Circus Clown and Prosecco are both reliable and consistent although they do find winning rather hard and are preferred in that order as the latter hasn't been seen over hurdles since the spring of 2009.