Ayr

  • 14:55 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £59,798 2nd £22,438 3rd £11,235 4th £5,596
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.90s
  • Off time: 14:55:37
14:55 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Shadow 25/1
2nd Claimantakinforgan (FR) 11/2
3rd Chesterfield (IRE) 6/1
4th Charli Parcs (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 32-4228 Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap Ch'tibello (FR) 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 D Skelton Harry Skelton 154 1001
2 35-1135 Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Claimantakinforgan (FR) 39
Distance Winner
6 11-3 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 147 1001
3 43-5130 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE cross belts, RED cap Verdana Blue (IRE) 70
Distance Winner
6 11-1 N J Henderson James Bowen (3) 145 1001
4 F6-200P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Charli Parcs (FR) 39
Distance Winner
5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 1001
5 1370-18 Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Pink hoops A Hare Breath (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
10 10-12 B Pauling D A Jacob 142 1001
6 12-1111 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Beyond The Clouds 76
Distance Winner
5 10-12 K A Ryan B S Hughes 142 1001
7 213-232 White, Maroon hoops, chevrons on sleeves The Unit (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
7 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 142 1001
8 1-00414 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, seams on sleeves, star on cap Chesterfield (IRE) 36
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 J W Mullins Daniel Sansom (5) 141 1001
9 4-33440 Emerald Green, White star and armlets Flying Tiger (IRE) 36
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-10 Nick Williams Chester Williams (7) 140 1001
10 12112P Light Blue, Yellow cross belts, check cap Irish Roe (IRE) 70
Distance Winner
7 10-10 P Atkinson Henry Brooke 140 1001
11 224372 PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Brelade 20
Distance Winner
6 10-10 t G Elliott D N Russell 140 1001
12 114-651 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves I'm A Game Changer (IRE) 12 (ex5)
Distance Winner
6 10-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 1001
13 1222U7 Emerald green, beige braces, yellow sleeves, orange cap Midnight Shadow 8
Distance Winner
5 10-4 Mrs S J Smith Danny Cook 134 1001
14 5-61231 Light blue, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves Flashing Glance 30
Distance Winner
5 10-4 h Tom Lacey R T Dunne 132 1001
15 112651 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Attest 112
Distance Winner
5 10-4 p W Greatrex Harry Bannister 132 1001
16 3138/14- Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Sir Chauvelin 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-4 J S Goldie Callum Bewley (3) 131 1001

Verdict

Yet another cracking handicap but CLAIMANTAKINFORGAN will have plenty of takers. An excellent fifth in the Supreme Novices’, better ground can seem him reverse earlier running at Musselburgh with Beyond The Clouds despite worse terms. Nico de Boinville’s mount looks a better bet that stablemates Verdana Blue and Charli Parcs. Chesterfield looks a big danger if reproducing his fourth in the County Hurdle as he won this off a 2lb higher mark last year. Brelade, Flying Tiger and A Hare Breath were behind the latter at Cheltenham but Ben Pauling’s charge did win a Listed handicap at Sandown in December. Midnight Shadow needs a change of fortune but Flashing Glance could be interesting as he made giant strides in the autumn and will likely strip fitter for a win at Ludlow.