Ayr

  • 16:35 Scotty Brand Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 46.80s
  • Off time: 16:35:31
16:35 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doeslessthanme (IRE) 10/3
2nd Bocciani (GER) 11/2
3rd Kings Grey (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 473613 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-12 b A King R Thornton 145 13/27.50
2 F22211 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-11 bt P F Nicholls Ruby Walsh 144 10/34.33
3 211416 White, Maroon chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Maroon diamond Quicuyo (GER) 49
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 t J Ewart Nick Scholfield 141 10/111.00
4 67-1F04 Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Anquetta (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
8 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 4/15.00
5 535109 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Tara Royal 9
Distance Winner
7 11-4 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 137 17/29.50
6 54602P GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silk Drum (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
7 11-2 pt Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 135 16/117.00
7 21/1-1U7 Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Best Lover (FR) 56
Distance Winner
10 11-0 p1 J Ewart R McGrath 133 20/121.00
9 223222 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Kings Grey (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 10-11 K G Reveley J Reveley 130 13/27.50
10 3312P3 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 14
Distance Winner
7 10-3 v1 B Ellison R Johnson 122 11/26.50
Non runners
83P4934Gansey (IRE)1010-13Mrs S J SmithB P Harding132

Verdict

Doeslessthanme had six lengths to spare over Oh Crick at Newton Abbot but the top weight is 7lb better off here and could easily turn the tables. Both, however, have to give weight ANQUETTA who looked as though his turn wasn't far away again when fourth in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. He can reverse earlier Doncaster running with Quicuyo, Kings Grey and Tara Royal as he was still feeling the effects of a previous heavy fall at Ascot that day. The latter was well beaten at Aintree recently when Silk Drum was pulled up while Bocciani is better over further and was behind Best Lover over 2m at Wetherby in November. Gansey also needs a longer trip and was due to race here yesterday.