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15:40 Ayr

Seven Exclusive Cheltenham Races On RacingUK Handicap Hurdle (For The James Barclay Challenge Trophy) (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 15.20s
  • Off Time: 15:40:20
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, grey cross belts, striped sleeves

Kumbeshwar

11 p D
8/1
  • Form 5472P2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

led, pushed along and headed before 3 out, weakened before last

2
Silk - Black, Lilac star, quartered cap
  • Form 0322-35
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 118

mid-division, headway before 3 out, mistake 3 out, one pace

3
Silk - Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap
33/1
  • Form 32551/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 2 out, kept on and no impression

4
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
  • Form 43P654
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leader, led before 3 out, clear before last

5
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap

Turtle Watch

488 D
10/3
  • Form 455011-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

held up mid-division, ridden before last, soon weakened

6
Silk - Purple, purple cap, mauve diamond
10/1
  • Form 21-03P6
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

in rear, ridden before 2 out, never dangerous

7
Silk - Dark Blue, White seams, check cap
  • Form 500280
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

held up towards rear, kept on from last, no impression

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Turtle Watch landed a double at the end of 2013 and Buffalo Ballet scored at Musselburgh in the same year. Both are probably best watched on their return to action. Minella Fiveo should fare better in this lower grade after a fourth at Catterick but so should KUMBESHWAR (NAP). The latter never looked like catching Bobs Lady Tamure when runner-up in a Class 3 hurdle here last time but is rated 12lb higher over fences and can take advantage in this. Rock A Doodle Doo is another with a shout on his earlier third at Wetherby.

Formwatch

Kumbeshwar 8-1 (11-6) Led until 3rd, led again 5th, headed after 4 out, weakened last, 2nd of 5, 14l behind Bobs Lady Tamure (11-0) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.

Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, kept on same pace under pressure from 2 out, never on terms, lost 4th, near finish, 5th of 11, 8l behind A Boy Named Suzi (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Buffalo Ballet 7-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, went poor 3rd 3 out, ridden next, stayed on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan '13 beating Veloce (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Minella Fiveo (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway 5th, outpaced after 3 out, no impression before next, lost 3rd approaching last, 4th of 8, 18l behind Local Hero (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.

Turtle Watch 7-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, ridden clear flat, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov '13 beating Bernardelli (11-12) by 12l, 7 ran.

Court Jester (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) In rear, jumped left 8th, chased leaders and no impression from 2 out, moderate 5th at last, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 11l behind Glenquest (11-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Feb.

Sultana Belle (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 7th 2 out, no extra early straight, weakened, 15th of 23, 26l behind Who's That (9-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl in Feb.