Ayr

  • 15:20 Tennent's Cup Scottish Champion Hurdle Trial Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £19,494 2nd £5,724 3rd £2,862 4th £1,431
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.65s
  • Off time: 15:22:41
15:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Martila (FR) 7/1
2nd Alphabetical Order 28/1
3rd Mount Mews (IRE) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 112112- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Mount Mews (IRE) 211
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 J M Jefferson B S Hughes 145 1001
2 594-131 Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Mirsaale 21
Distance Winner
7 11-6 K Dalgleish Callum Bewley (3) 139 1001
3 2F1113- DARK BLUE, RED seams, WHITE cap Don Bersy (FR) 224
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 T Symonds J M Davies 133 1001
4 U316-03 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Apterix (FR) 10
Distance Winner
7 10-10 B Ellison Mr Kaine Wood (5) 129 1001
5 5P/25F0- YELLOW, PURPLE star, PURPLE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, PURPLE cap Gassin Golf 238
Distance Winner
8 10-8 Kerry Lee W T Kennedy 127 1001
6 294424- WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Sleepy Haven (IRE) 192
Distance Winner
7 10-7 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 126 1001
7 11242-2 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Martila (FR) 27
Beaten Favourite
5 10-0 h Miss P Robson Craig Nichol 119 1001
8 41311/3 Purple and White check, Purple sleeves Alphabetical Order 27
Distance Winner
9 10-0 R M Smith Thomas Greatrex (7) 115 1001

Verdict

MOUNT MEWS (NAP) got tapped for toe on good ground when joint favourite for a Grade 1 novice event at Aintree in April but still finished second. He'd won a Grade 2 on heavy going at Kelso earlier and should have the class to defy a big weight on his reappearance. Don Bersy developed into a decent juvenile last season and may have found 2m3f a shade too far on his final start at Newbury. Gassin Golf has won just once in 21 starts over hurdles and has never run on ground this heavy while conditions could also be too testing for Mirsaale and Martila but Sleepy Haven shouldn't be unduly inconvenienced and is capable of a decent showing. Apterix, however, is better over fences.