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15:15 Ayr

Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase (Listed) (GBB Race) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £17,085
  • 2nd: £6,411
  • 3rd: £3,210
  • 4th: £1,599
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 12.60s
  • Off Time: 15:16:31
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
6/1

    1
    Silk - Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves
    22/1
    • Form 6-04220
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 156

    jumped right and not fluent, led, headed 4 out, led again after 2 out until mistake last, beaten flat, went 3rd close home

    3
    Silk - Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets
    11/4
    • Form 11-6222
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 140

    2nd until 1st, chased leaders, pushed along after 13th, weakened before mistake 4 out, mistake 2 out

    4
    Silk - Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap
    • Form 134215
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 137

    held up in rear, closed from 12th, jumped right and hit 2 out, jumped right last, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish

    5
    Silk - Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves

    Theinval (FR)

    74 p CD
    12/1
    • Form FP5-577
    • Age 11
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 136

    held up, not always fluent, closed 4 out, ridden and beaten before last

    6
    Silk - Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap
    7/2
    • Form 4F-7154
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-3
    • Official Rating 133

    chased leader from 1st, led 4 out, headed after 2 out, led again and not fluent last, headed towards finish, no extra and lost 3rd close home

    7
    Silk - Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap

    Nietzsche

    31 t C
    6/1
    • Form 27-3338
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-2
    • Official Rating 132

    held up in rear, not always fluent, closed 3 out, stayed on well from last, led towards finish

    2
    NR
    11/2
    • Form 211-130
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 141

    NonRunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Theinval won at this meeting three years ago but he’s been looking a shadow of his former self recently. NIETZSCHE is back over a more suitable trip after running in the Ultima at Cheltenham, where he was far from disgraced. He’s a strong traveller so should be suited by the fact that there are a couple of front-runners in this. Having been dropped 2lb, he is starting to look well treated. Barton Knoll will enjoy the ground and pops up every now and then while Schiehallion Munro is almost guaranteed to run his race again. Not That Fuisse finished fifth in the Grand Annual at The Festival and usually competes over shorter trips but he did win over 2m4f at Perth last summer so can’t be ignored.

    Formwatch

    Voix Du Reve (FR) 28-1 (11-11) Prominent then tracked leader, weakened after mistake 4 out, well detached and ridden after 3 out, 10th of 14, dist behind The Shunter (10-11) at Kelso 2m hcp (2) gs in Mar.

    Schiehallion Munro 3-1 (11-12) Attempted to make all, ridden approaching last, kept on flat until headed final 50yds, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Court Master (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Mar.

    Not That Fuisse (FR) 11-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway going strongly before 3 out, driven and edged right before last, held and edged left flat, kept on, 5th of 19, 7 1/4l behind Sky Pirate (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (1) gs in Mar.

    Theinval (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Held up rear of mid-division, took keen hold, headway on outside over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Thibault (11-0) at Lingfield 2m (4) pol in Feb.

    Barton Knoll 4-1 (11-12) Led and disputed and clear of field, outright leader before 3rd, mistake next, hit 5th, came back to the field next, mistake 3 out, joined 2 out, headed before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Five Star Getaway (10-11) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp (2) gs in Apr.

    Nietzsche 40-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, held up, mid-division by 6th, running very keenly on downhill run to 9th, not fluent 10th, mistake 12th, struggling before 3 out, 8th of 16, 16 1/2l behind Vintage Clouds (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (1) sft in Mar.

    Admiral's Secret 20-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out, 12th of 16, 31 1/2l behind Vintage Clouds (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (1) sft in Mar.