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13:30 Ayr

'Aladdin' 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class E)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Soft
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.50s
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - BEIGE, BROWN hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap
  • Form 65-541
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

held up towards rear, headway 6th, led 3 out, jumped left 2 out, ran on well run in

2
Silk - Maroon, Grey seams and armlets, Grey and Maroon quartered cap
  • Form 59-73
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7

towards rear, headway 6th to go in touch, ridden and chased winner 3 out, one-paced run in

3
Silk - Red, Purple stripe, White and Emerald Green diabolo on sleeves, Yellow and Royal Blue striped cap
  • Form P33354
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13

in touch, effort 5th, lost place approaching 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one-paced from 2 out

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap

Workaway

45 D
8/1
  • Form 548-315
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

held up, headway to go in touch 6th, ridden after 3 out, kept on from last

5
Silk - WHITE, large ROYAL BLUE spots, RED cap, WHITE spots
16/1
  • Form 31/P4-65
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9

in touch, ridden 6th, gradually weakened from 2 out

8
Silk - RED, BROWN sleeves, RED armlets, WHITE cap
  • Form 8586-F0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0

led, headed 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

9
Silk - Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star
  • Form 3-22334
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0

in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

10
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash and cap with BLUE hoop
20/1
  • Form 66365F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0

mid-division, ridden 3 out, weakened next

11
Silk - Yellow, brown and yellow quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 4630P4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0

tracked leader, ridden 3 out, one-paced from next

6
NR
  • Form 06953-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-1

7
NR
  • Form 066330
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0

In depth

Verdict

Messrs Richards and Lungo do battle again with Supreme Optimist and Jupiter de Bussy renewing recent rivalries. The former posted his best racetrack performance to date at Kelso to finish just infront of Lungo's charge. Both are likely to be warm in the market but Supreme Optimist looks as if he has the more scope for development. Workaway is taken to foil them both on this occasion. Andrew Parker's representative stole a race at Kelso before prior to posting a couple of modest efforts of late. If forcing tactics are used here today, he could be very difficult to beat off his current handicap mark of 90. Tombazaan, who was previously successful for Ferdy Murphy in this country, would probably need it much softer in order to increase his chances. Venture More, from the in-form Monteith yard, is the one to watch in the market.