• 16:00 Ayrshire Hospice Making Today Matter Handicap Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £10,397 2nd £3,053 3rd £1,526 4th £763
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.80s
  • Off time: 16:01:58
16:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cucumber Run (IRE) 10/1
2nd American Trilogy (IRE) 5/1
3rd Tornado Bob (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2F55P9 Purple and White quartered, Purple sleeves, White cap Russian War (IRE) 37
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 bt G Elliott A P McCoy 145 9/110.00
2 225335 RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 38
10 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 142 5/16.00
3 113210 Royal Blue, White seams, armlets and cap Corkage (IRE) 9
9 11-7 b K G Reveley J Reveley 140 10/111.00
5 F5P200 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Tornado Bob (IRE) 36
7 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 137 8/19.00
6 UP8341 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 35
6 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 135 7/18.00
7 13P2/5-5 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap American Trilogy (IRE) 98
8 11-2 P F Nicholls Ruby Walsh 135 5/16.00
8 93-UF22 White, purple spots, collar and cuffs, scarlet cap Habbie Simpson 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 b1 A King R Thornton 133 20/121.00
9 0-121F0 White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 39
7 10-13 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 10/111.00
10 224462 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 35
Course Winner
8 10-13 J S Goldie Timmy Murphy 132 4/15.00
12 12-2454 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Little Hercules (IRE) 31
6 10-4 J Wade B P Harding 123 9/110.00
Non runners
41313-2PWyse Hill Teabags711-6J S GoldieLucy Alexander139
11F222U0Stopped Out710-10Mrs K WaltonR McGrath129


Habbie Simpson and Cucumber Run have both been chasing, as has Tornado Bob, and all three are probably worth opposing back over the smaller obstacles in a competitive-looking handicap. Russian War won this 12 months ago but has been woefully out of form since and is 10lb higher this year, while the handicapper looks to have got to Corkage. American Trilogy easily won a charity race at Aintree last week under Mick Kinane but this is a much bigger ask and Cockney Trucker's consistency means he gets very little respite from the assessor. ARCTIC COURT made all to win a novices' handicap over 3m1f at this meeting last year and looked back to his best when just touched off over 2m at Newcastle last month. He gets the nod ahead of recent 3m winner Cloudy Too.