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14:10 Ayr

Menabrea Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 100y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,400 added
  • Winner: £4,159
  • 2nd: £1,221
  • 3rd: £611
  • 4th: £305
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 55.30s
  • Off Time: 14:10:31
  • 4 Ran
1
  • Form: 61-122
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

made all, clear from 3 out, readily

2
9/1
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: A M Thomson
  • Jockey: Mr Alex Chadwick

tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression

3
25/1
  • Form: 5353
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: Callum Bewley

in rear and in touch, chased winner from 4 out until 2 out, one pace

4
150/1
  • Form: 77
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: W Coltherd
  • Jockey: Danny Cook

with winner, lost place before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

UPPERTOWN PRINCE is penalised for an earlier success at Bangor but looks to have little to fear from today’s opposition. Donald McCain’s charge ran well again in a Grade 2 contest at Haydock last time and will take the beating. Geronimo was runner-up here on his racecourse debut but a long way behind the winner. He should improve for that and is still preferred to the remaining pair, who have shown little between them so far.

Formwatch

Uppertown Prince (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, reminders after 7th, outpaced 4 out, kept on after 2 out, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 15l behind Chef Des Obeaux (11-0) at Haydock 2m 7f (1) hvy in Feb.

Geronimo 18-1 (11-5) Tracked winner, one pace and no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Just Don't Ask (11-5) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Feb.

Dancing Amy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, in 4th before 2 out, went 3rd after last, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Raised On Grazeon (11-5) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Feb.

Rylestone 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear and in touch, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Raised On Grazeon (11-5) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Feb.