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14:10 Ayr

Ayrshire Magazine Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 100y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 4.00s
  • Off Time: 14:10:54
  • 6 Ran
Silk - Mackenzie tartan, white collar, sleeves and cap
  • Form 187921
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 124

towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

Silk - Dark blue and light blue stripes, white sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap
  • Form 13-121
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 129

held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, soon challenged, one pace after last

Silk - Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap
  • Form 181
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 138

held up in touch and towards rear, headway before 5 out, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

Silk - Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap
  • Form 12124
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 142

tracked leaders, headway before 4 out, led 2 out, headed last, kept on and held run-in

Silk - White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 11-16
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6

led to 2nd, tracked leader, led last, held on well run-in

Silk - Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves


  • Form 211251
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 130

with leader, led 2nd, headed 2 out, ridden before last, soon weakened

Previous results

In depth


BURBANK has the highest rating of these having finished fourth in last month’s Neptune Investment at Cheltenham. If he runs up to that form, Nicky Henderson’s charge is probably the one to beat as he’s getting 3lb from recent winners Jimmy Breekie, Sir Antony Browne and Some Invitation and his yard won this with a short-priced favourite in 2015. The latter is the most interesting of the aforementioned trio as he represents last year’s winning connections and his only failure so far came on very soft ground. The mare Kelka only won a handicap last time and doesn’t look good enough while this may be too short for Give Me A Copper.


Jimmy Breekie (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 3rd, challenged between horses between last 2, soon disputed lead, left in lead from last, stayed on well run-in, won at Navan 2m mdn hvy in Apr beating Coeur Joyeux (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.

Sir Antony Browne 8-11fav (11-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged 3 out, driven to lead when ran green approaching next, ridden and wandered between last 2, headed narrowly flat, rallied to regain lead inside final 100 yards, won at Newbury 2m (4) gs in Mar beating Most Celebrated (10-13) by 1l, 5 ran.

Some Invitation (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Chased leaders, headway to lead approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 4f (4) gs in Mar beating Walt (11-7) by 10l, 4 ran.

Burbank (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Behind, outpaced after 4 out, headway under pressure before last, ridden and edged right flat, stayed on to take 4th near finish, never nearer, 4th of 15, 7 3/4l behind Willoughby Court (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f (1) gs in Mar.

Give Me A Copper (IRE) 5-4fav (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 9, dist behind Constantine Bay (11-5) at Doncaster 3m (1) gd in Jan.

Kelka 11-4fav (11-9) Made all, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (3) hvy in Mar beating Nuts Well (12-1) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.