Ayr

  • 14:10 Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £25,978 2nd £9,752 3rd £4,882 4th £2,434
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.30s
  • Off time: 14:10:50
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cloudy Dream (IRE) 11/4
2nd Theinval (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 6-41251 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap Clan Des Obeaux (FR) 32
Distance Winner
5 11-7 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 150 1001
2 112222 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Cloudy Dream (IRE) 16
7 11-7 J M Jefferson B S Hughes 155 1001
3 1FP161 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Flying Angel (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
6 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies N D Fehily 157 1001
4 31B11P Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Oldgrangewood 49
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-7 D Skelton Harry Skelton 143 1001
5 341322 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Theinval (FR) 1
Distance Winner
7 11-4 p N J Henderson J McGrath 148 1001

Verdict

Theinval, placed at Cheltenham and Aintree, was due to line-up in a handicap here yesterday. Oldgrangewood has won three times this season but had his limitations exposed last time at Newbury and has a stiff task on these terms. Flying Angel was back to his best at Aintree earlier this month when beating Cloudy Dream, who had earlier finished second in the Arkle. A repeat of that form would make the Twiston-Davies’ novice hard to beat but he rarely runs two races alike. CLAN DES OBEAUX by-passed the big spring meetings to take in a small race at Exeter, which he won. He gives the impression that there is more to come and it shouldn’t be forgotten that he was backed to beat both Whisper and Top Notch in top-class contests at the start of the year.