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14:15 Ayr

Victor Chandler Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,300 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.20s
  • Off Time: 14:17:06
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, purple triple diamond, purple diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 143-041
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 123

tracked winner, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, no extra from next

2
Silk - Red, White star and sleeves, White cap, Red star
  • Form FP2085
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

tracked winner, ridden and effort 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, no impression flat

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red sash, black sleeves, black cap, red star
  • Form 332402
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 117

made all, 3 lengths clear when not fluent last, ridden and kept on well flat

4
Silk - Purple, Red chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Purple star
40/1
  • Form 9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

in rear, struggling halfway, tailed off 3 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Not a lot between SCOLBOA MUSIC MAN and Oh So Humbel at these weights but preference is for the first-named with Graham Lee on board once again. The selection carried his head a bit high when winning here a couple of weeks ago but he consented to go forward for Graham Lee and won it tidily. He has a penalty for that success but he appears to act pretty well on this sort of ground and as such shouldn't mind the drop in trip today. Oh So Humbel is yet to win in nine hurdles outings but does have a point-to-point success to his name. His level of form over in Ireland looks ok without being exceptional but he handles this ground and has often run well over this sort of trip. Mighty Massini has plenty of experience in the Irish point-to-point scene but unfortunately none of it is winning form and so he is easy enough to oppose, as is Tommy Tobougg who was modest on the level and judging by his hurdling bow over this course and distance last month he is likely to be the same over obstacles. Not a strong contest and another good opportunity for Scolboa Music Man to win again.

Formwatch

Scolboa Music Man (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (11-3) Always prominent, led approaching 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb beating Dancing Dik (10-2) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Mighty Massini (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, left in lead 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 27, 7l behind Ashburton Lad (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.

Oh So Humbel (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Led and soon clear, slight mistake 3 out, ridden and reduced advantage before last where headed, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Fairwood Bob (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gs in Feb.