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14:30 Ayr

Watch The Cheltenham Festival On RacingUK Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 34.42s
  • Off Time: 14:30:23
  • 12 Ran
1
  • Form: 2264
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: N Kelly
  • Jockey: J Reveley

prominent, led before 3 out, headed 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last

2
  • Form: PF41-30
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: J Hodge
  • Jockey: C Whillans

held up towards rear, pushed along 6th, weakened next, pulled up

3
85/40
  • Form: 5-P1213
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: S Crawford
  • Jockey: A Lynch

held up towards rear, headway before 7th, led 3 out, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, lost 3rd place close home

4
  • Form: F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: P Croke
  • Jockey: B Hughes

held up in touch, headway 4 out, outpaced 2 out, kept on from last, went 3rd place close home

5
150/1
  • Form: U/10P0-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: M Normile
  • Jockey: A Lane

led, headed before 4th, led before 7th, headed 7th, soon weakened, pulled up

6
  • Form: P7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: S Crawford
  • Jockey: K Renwick

chased leaders, led before 4th, headed before 7th, soon lost place, pulled up

7
  • Form: 3/33-56P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: N Alexander
  • Jockey: L Alexander

close up, led 7th, headed before 3 out, kept on and no chance with winner

8
100/1
  • Form: 457
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: N Kelly
  • Jockey: J England

chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, tailed off

9
  • Form: F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: S Crawford
  • Jockey: C Nichol

held up towards rear, pushed along 5 out, weakened before 3 out

10
12/5
  • Form: 43-2535
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: A Thomson
  • Jockey: S Fox

chased leaders early, mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on well run-in

11
  • Form: 6315-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: M Russell
  • Jockey: P Buchanan

chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out

13
250/1
  • Form: 97
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: R Smith
  • Jockey: C Bewley

in rear, soon detached, tailed off when pulled up after 6th

12
NR
  • Form: 5-648
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: N Richards
  • Jockey: B Harding

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A couple of Irish raiders should have a say in proceedings. Angus Milan ran well for fourth at Down Royal last month when beaten only a couple of lengths and Baby Bach won a bumper on a previous visit to the track. But another chance goes to MOSSIES WELL, outclassed in a Grade 2 event at Doncaster last time but finishing third over track and trip before that with subsequent dual winner Three Faces West behind. Un Noble disappointed when last at the track in November but Throthethatch finished closer over 2m here last time.

Formwatch

Angus Milan (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th after 3rd, not fluent 5th, impeded 6th, pushed along briefly approaching 2 out, soon chased leaders in 4th, 3rd at last, edged left run-in, one pace, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind After Aspen (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl in Feb.

Arnis Brack (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Midfield, lost place 4 out, 11th of 14, well behind Prairie Town (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.

Baby Bach (IRE) 16-1 (11-13) Raced in 3rd, 2nd briefly after about 6f, soon stumbled slightly and 3rd again, 2nd from 1 mile out, pushed along before straight, no impression from over 2f out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 28l behind Pylonthepressure (11-13) at Naas 2m 3f NH flat sft in Feb.

Definite Soldier (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, cl 4th gng well when fell 3out, in a race won by Get Involved (12-2) at Borris House 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 11 ran.

Dr Paddy (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place before 7th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Jonny Eager (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.

Fiftyshortshirocco (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led and took keen hold, ridden and headed entering straight, soon weakened quickly, 7th of 9, well behind Jetstream Jack (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m NH flat sft in Jan.

Gold Opera (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Always behind and driven, pulled up, in a race won by Three Musketeers (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.

Maz Majecc (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never involved, 7th of 10, 39l behind John Louis (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m cond mdn hdle (4) hvy in Jan.

Midnight Native (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Mid div, prog to tr ldrs bef 3out, rdn 2out, rdn in ok 4th & fell last, in a race won by Bertie Bell (12-2) at Largy 3m ire ptp gd in May, 15 ran.

Mossies Well (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, held up in rear from 4th, struggling 4 out, no chance with leaders after, 5th of 6, 33l behind Caracci Apache (11-7) at Doncaster 3m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) gs in Jan.

Throthethatch (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden before 3 out to go 4th, soon outpaced, 4th of 8, 19l behind Engrossing (11-3) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.

Ur Honour (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened over 5f out, tailed off over 4f out, 7th of 8, well behind Professor Plum (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.

Un Noble (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Always behind, 8th of 11, well behind Ebony Express (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.