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16:30 Ayr

totesport.com Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 20y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,106 added
  • Winner: £3,314
  • 2nd: £973
  • 3rd: £487
  • 4th: £450
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 19.20s
  • Off Time: 16:31:14
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap
4/1
  • Form 2FP-512
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-1
  • Official Rating 102

in rear, pushed along and headway before 3 out, every chance last, kept on and held towards finish

2
Silk - Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap

Sharney Sike

12 v D
8/1
  • Form 73-45P3
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 101

tracked leader, lost place halfway, pulled up

3
Silk - Black and White check, Black sleeves, White armlets
10/1
  • Form 333466
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, weakened before 2 out

4
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap
9/1
  • Form 13/P1-PR
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 97

led, headed before 9th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up

5
Silk - Yellow, purple cross belts, hooped sleeves and spots on cap
2/1
  • Form 0-P2632
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders, led before 9th, pressed before 3 out, kept on and held towards finish

6
Silk - Royal Blue, White stripe, Purple cap

Gibbstown (IRE)

41 p CD
11/1
  • Form 2-75884
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 95

towards rear, headway 9th, every chance before 3 out, weakened before last

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Red spots, Dark Blue sleeves
13/2
  • Form 4P162U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 93

towards rear, ridden and headway before 3 out, pulled up

8
Silk - White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap

Moorstown (IRE)

25 bt D
14/1
  • Form 4/716-P4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 89

mid-division, pushed along and lost place after 11th, pulled up

In depth

Verdict

FINAGHY AYR (NAP) has been competing in tougher handicaps than this and won at Carlisle before going close again over course and distance. He finished in front of Presented last time and Smuggler's Stash was well behind the selection at Carlisle. The latter has since gone close at Catterick while Sharney Sike finally posted an improved effort after sliding down the weights when placed at Newcastle last time. Moorstown won off today’s mark last year but faded badly on his recent comeback.

Formwatch

Finaghy Ayr (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Towards rear, mistake 9th, soon outpaced, headway from 3 out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Lochnell (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

Sharney Sike 9-2 (11-4) Led, challenged from 8th, headed before 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied from last, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Charlie Snow Angel (10-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Presented (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) In touch, pushed along and blundered 10th, mistake 5 out, soon weakened, last of 6, dist behind De Vous A Moi (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 7f hcp (3) sft in Jan.

Purple Harry 11-1 (10-13) Led, ran out 1st, at Wetherby 3m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

Smuggler's Stash (IRE) 11-2jfav (11-8) Close up, ridden 11th, outpaced before 6 out, kept on from 2 out, stayed on well run-in and just held close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind So Satisfied (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (5) hvy in Jan.

Gibbstown (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Led, joined and disputed from 7th, headed 11th, dropped to 5th before 5 out, ridden into 3rd after 3 out, no impression in 5th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 12 1/2l behind Cerca Trova (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Jan.

Havana Jack (IRE) 7-2fav (11-6) Led to 4 out, blundered 3 out, badly hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 2 out, at Musselburgh 3m hcp (5) sft in Jan.

Moorstown (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased winner, led briefly 5th, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, lost 3rd last, last of 4, dist behind The Last Bridge (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (5) hvy in Jan.