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13:40 Ayr

J.c.r. Hamilton Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places in home straight)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,300 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 11.28s
  • Off Time: 13:40:25
  • 7 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange stars, White sleeves, Orange stars, White and Emerald Green striped cap
8/11
  • Form 33-413
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 125

tracked leader, not fluent 1st, joined leader from 4th, led approaching 3 out, soon clear, hit last, easily

2
Silk - Royal blue, white seams, red and white hooped sleeves, striped cap
14/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden after 2 out, no impression

3
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
6/4
  • Form 353
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

led, headed approaching 3 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and weakened when hit last

4
Silk - Maroon and White diamonds, Maroon sleeves, check cap
80/1
  • Form 354/F76
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 70

held up, in touch in 4th, weakened approaching 3 out

5
Silk - Purple, Yellow stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up, towards rear in 5th, weakened approaching 3 out

6
Silk - Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap
  • Form 00
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

mistakes and soon in rear, reminders after 2nd, detached from 6th, pulled up after next

7
Silk - maroon, white hoops on sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

in rear, reminders approaching 6th, weakened from next, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

In depth

Verdict

Keith Reveley's Club Class has shown promise in two starts in bumpers and on his hurdling debut at Newcastle last month and he has to be respected but EDGE OF TOWN sets a decent standard in this novices' hurdle and he is hard to oppose with Snow Wizard looking the best of the rest. The selection has earned a rating of 125 over hurdles following a win at Wetherby over 2m6f in December and a good third behind Bygones Of Brid at Newcastle last month. The slightly longer trip today should not inconvenience Don McCain's gelding and he should be tough to beat. Jim Goldie's Return Perk was pulled up on his only start so far and is hard to recommend, while Bel Hugo looks the second best of James Ewart's two runners behind Snow Wizard, having been well beaten in the same race that Return Perk ran in. Snow Wizard lacks any racing experience but is well bred and could be of interest first time up. Edge of Town has shown a decent level of form though and is hard to oppose.

Formwatch

Edge of Town (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Tracked winner, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, lost place next, kept on under pressure from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Bel Hugo (FR) 40-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, not fluent 4 out, soon lost place, weakened next, 8th of 12, well behind The Knoxs (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.

Club Class 22-1 (10-12) Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 12, 16l behind The Knoxs (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.

Fly Tipper 40-1 (10-0) Held up, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 41l behind Berwick Law (11-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.

Return Perk (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Knoxs (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.

Running Riot (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Raced keenly, tracked leaders to halfway, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Fridaythorpe (11-0) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft.

Snow Wizard (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Snow Hawk.