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15:10 Ayr

Abbott Risk Consulting Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 70y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,000 added
  • Winner: £7,798
  • 2nd: £2,290
  • 3rd: £1,145
  • 4th: £572
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 27.05s
  • Off Time: 15:10:13
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
6/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    7/1

      1
      Silk - Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap
      • Form 1-42141
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-12
      • Official Rating 127
      • Trainer N G Richards
      • Jockey R D Day

      held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened from 4 out

      2
      Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond
      11/1
      • Form 711373
      • Age 8
      • Weight 11-12
      • Official Rating 127
      • Trainer Miss Lucinda V Russell
      • Jockey Grant Cockburn

      led, headed before 4 out, soon weakened

      3
      Silk - Lilac, Dark Blue sleeves, Mauve cap

      Roycano

      14 D
      7/1
      • Form 29531U
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-12
      • Official Rating 127
      • Trainer M W Easterby
      • Jockey Harry Bannister

      held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden in 3rd before and mistake last, one pace

      4
      Silk - Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap
      8/1
      • Form 5P56-32
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-11
      • Official Rating 126
      • Trainer N J Henderson
      • Jockey A Tinkler

      tracked leader, led before 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

      5
      Silk - Dark blue and yellow diabolo, dark blue cap, yellow star
      • Form 45-221F
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-11
      • Official Rating 126
      • Trainer I Jardine
      • Jockey S A Shortall

      mid-division, mistake 6 out, outpaced from 4 out

      6
      Silk - Brown, Beige hoop, hooped sleeves, Orange cap
      9/2
      • Form 2-2321
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-11
      • Official Rating 126
      • Trainer J M Jefferson
      • Jockey Jamie Hamilton

      in touch in 4th, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on well

      7
      Silk - White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap
      20/1
      • Form 712122
      • Age 9
      • Weight 11-10
      • Official Rating 125
      • Trainer N W Alexander
      • Jockey Lucy Alexander

      chased leaders, lost place from 5 out, weakened next

      8
      Silk - Emerald Green, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves

      Caledonia

      20 C
      6/1
      • Form 5/2F214
      • Age 9
      • Weight 11-7
      • Official Rating 122
      • Trainer J S Goldie
      • Jockey Henry Brooke

      tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 3 out, headed before last, kept on and always held

      9
      Silk - Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap
      16/1
      • Form 533125
      • Age 7
      • Weight 10-11
      • Official Rating 112
      • Trainer R Dickin
      • Jockey Jack Quinlan

      held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Birch Hill made Sharpasaknife work hard for victory at Haydock last month but disappointed on his only previous try over this trip under Rules and, through the winner, Malcolm Jefferson should know where he stands with easy Hexham winner Gully's Edge, who may be peaking at just the right time. Takingrisks is a nice prospect and has the beating of Sevenballs Of Fire on Kelso running in December. But the top weight was beaten far and square by CALEDONIA on similar terms over 2m5f here subsequently. Jim Goldie's late developer certainly wasn't stopping that day and backed up that effort with a good fourth over this trip at Haydock when a pound higher than today. Roycano had just hit the front when stumbling and unseating Harry Bannister at Newbury and has more scope than the remainder.

      Formwatch

      Takingrisks (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside 8th, challenged 2 out, 1/2 length down and staying on same pace when left in lead last, ridden out, won at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Mar beating Wintered Well (11-7) by 5l, 8 ran.

      Tradewinds (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway before 5th, every chance before 2 out, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Touch Back (11-0) at Newcastle 3m hcp (3) hvy in Mar.

      Roycano 10-3 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway to track leaders after 4 out, led after next, blundered and unseated rider 2 out, at Newbury 3m hcp (4) gs in Apr.

      Birch Hill (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Led, ridden 3 out, joined last, driven and headed near finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Sharpasaknife (11-12) at Haydock 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Mar.

      Sevenballs Of Fire (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) In touch, challenged 8th, led before 2 out, soon driven, 1/2 length advantage and staying on when fell last, at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Mar.

      Gully's Edge 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged after 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, easily, won at Hexham 2m 7f (4) sft in Mar beating Net Work Rouge (11-12) by 17l, 6 ran.

      Another Mattie (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Led, headed before 4th, led 2 out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Touch Back (11-0) at Newcastle 3m hcp (3) hvy in Mar.

      Caledonia 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 16, 9 1/4l behind Petethepear (10-8) at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (2) gd in Mar.

      Timon's Tara 16-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, ridden between last two, soon weakened, 5th of 13, at Newbury 2m 5f hcp lst (1) gd in Apr.