Ayr

  • 13:45 victorchandler.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.47s
  • Off time: 13:50:32
13:45 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st BallaBriggs (IRE) 11/10
2nd Yes Tom (IRE) 3/1
3rd Kings Grey (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/3111-1 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap BallaBriggs (IRE) 23
Course Winner
10 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 11/102.10
2 9-1 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Cheatingsideoftown (IRE) 183
5 11-5 Mrs S C Bradburne T Messenger 33/134.00
3 5-7 Black and mauve (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Collyns Avenue 71
8 11-5 Miss S Johnstone G Lee 50/151.00
5 0-588 Dark Green, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Darkan Road 17
6 11-5 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 66/167.00
6 572-40 Light Green, Black epaulets, Black sleeves, Light Green spots Forcefield 29
5 11-5 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (7) 100/1101.00
7 1/6F Chocolate, royal blue sleeves, white cap Golfer's Crossing (IRE) 29
8 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 66/167.00
8 83 Black, pink cross belts and sleeves, quartered cap Howizee 94
5 11-5 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 25/126.00
9 10-52 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Kings Grey (IRE) 29
7 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 4/15.00
10 443130 Dark blue, red stripe, red and dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Kingsmoss (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-5 p J J Lambe B Hughes 20/121.00
11 999 White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Knockando 17
6 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 50/151.00
12 P4/SUPF- Purple, yellow triple diamond, halved sleeves, yellow cap Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 350
8 11-5 J S Goldie R McGrath 66/167.00
13 432PP3/ Black, Red hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap, Red star Minnigaff (IRE) 1395
11 11-5 A G Foster A L Voy (5) 100/1101.00
14 3360 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Moufatango (FR) 29
5 11-5 N G Richards B Harding 66/167.00
15 29-2 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Murrell (IRE) 95
6 11-5 H Hogarth P Kinsella 25/126.00
16 1212/ Black and Red (halved), White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap Vivona Hill 699
7 11-5 G A Swinbank F Keniry 16/117.00
17 0122-33 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 R T J Wilson D C Costello 3/14.00
18 P Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Shoal Bay Dreamer 16
5 10-12 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania (3) 200/1201.00
Non runners
4222/26-5Comeththehour (IRE)811-5James MoffattP Aspell

Verdict

Ballabriggs completed a hat-trick over fences early last year including the Fulke Walwyn/Kim Muir at Cheltenham. His target is the Grand National but he warmed up with a superb return victory over timber at Wincanton and is certain to give a good account despite his big weight. Irish raider Yes Tom looks a big threat to all though he didn't do as well as expected in testing ground at Down Royal last time. His compatriot Kingsmoss probably needed the run here earlier this month as he had been off since August. He looked a progressive type previously and can make his presence felt. VIVONA HILL has a very long absence to overcome but this dual bumper winner hails from a yard that can get one ready. His pedigree shouts jumping and he can make a winning debut over timber.