Ayr

  • 14:15 Jump To It And Join Racing UK Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £4,354 2nd £1,278 3rd £639 4th £320
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.44s
  • Off time: 14:15:23
14:15 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Keyboard Gangster (IRE) 16/1
2nd Bialco (FR) 5/4
3rd Eagle Ridge (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 702735 Brown and light blue diamonds, light blue sleeves, royal blue cap Bialco (FR) 9
7 11-2 t Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox 127 1001
2 53-9267 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap Eagle Ridge (IRE) 11
7 11-2 N W Alexander Jamie Hamilton 1001
3 P-55003 Maroon and Pink diamonds Kennedys Field 21
5 11-2 Gemma Anderson Steven Fox (5) 1001
4 86-4 Orange, grey epaulets Keyboard Gangster (IRE) 26
7 11-2 t D W Whillans Callum Whillans (3) 1001
5 4-52 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Nando (GER) 42
6 11-2 N G Richards A Nicol 1001
6 7253/4-5 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Peters Grey (IRE) 42
8 11-2 R M Smith R Johnson 99 1001
7 3P-P7 Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap Up Helly Aa King 26
7 11-2 t1 N W Alexander Grant Cockburn (3) 1001
8 87-70 Black, red hoop Amybell 56
6 10-9 S Wilson Joe Colliver 1001
9 45 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Take The High Road 34
4 10-7 K Dalgleish Callum Bewley (3) 1001

Verdict

BIALCO was bought as a chaser having scored over the bigger obstacles in France. He was having only his second start for Lucinda Russell when a close fourth in a Class 2 handicap at Haydock and takes a big drop in grade here. His main rival appears to be Nando, who was making his hurdling debut and having his first start since the summer when just failing to make all over the course and distance last month. Take The High Road produced a much better effort at Wetherby last month and has the scope to do better while Keyboard Gangster should improve for last month's hurdling debut on this track, his first run since April.