March 10 / 14.00 Ayr

14.00

Good

Enjoy The Virgin Bet Raceday Tomorrow Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qual’) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Enjoy The Virgin Bet Raceday Tomorrow Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qual’) (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 456P53

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden; has gradually found his form since handicapping, most recently third at Wetherby (2m3f, soft); may be capable of taking another step forward; possibilities off unaltered mark.
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3rd

7

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:25 Southwell

Having A Barney

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

raced in second

11/4

3rd

7

24th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

20:50 Southwell

Having A Barney

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent after 1st, short of room home turn, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on and went third run-in

4/1

6th

9

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Having A Barney

10st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

midfield

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -03335 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has switched to chasing at Musselburgh the last twice, disappointing favourite on latest occasion; sole win came last March (on good ground) so this looks his time of year, and he's on a handy mark back hurdling; one to consider.
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2nd

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Limerick Leader

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Now 8lb lower than when going close at Newcastle (2m4f, good) last May and he's also effective on soft ground; however, his subsequent form hasn't come up to scratch and a revival is needed in a chance of headgear.

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 7U8563

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Six-race maiden; stayed on for third in Newcastle handicap (2m1f, good) most recently, leaving the firm impression this step back up in distance will suit; half-brother to a 2m4f hurdle winner; shortlisted.
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2nd

3

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:50 Hexham

Something Golden

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

in rear

11/2

3rd

10

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Something Golden

10st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Iain Jardine

in rear

10/1

6th

8

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:35 Perth

Something Golden

11st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: Iain Jardine

7yo who didn't make his debut until November; trying this trip for the first time when an 8l third at Newcastle (heavy) and he seems to handle this drier ground; respected.

7/2

Form: 1-PP03

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Took a big step back in the right direction at Warwick (2m5f, good) last month when having second run since wind surgery and wearing first-time blinkers (retained); clear possibilities if building on that effort; won at Bangor last spring.
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2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:02 Stratford

Dedanser

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

jumped left throughout, led, ridden when headed after 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

9/2

4th

1

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Dedanser

12st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Took a big step back in the right direction at Warwick (2m5f, good) last month when having second run since wind surgery and wearing first-time blinkers (retained); clear possibilities if building on that effort; won at Bangor last spring.

8/1

3rd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Dedanser

12st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden when headed 2 out, lost second approaching last, kept on

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-3229

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Placed a few times early in the season, going close at Cartmel on third occasion, then form dipped sharply in November when last seen; not sure what to expect on return from another break but market support would be encouraging.
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4th

3

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Hungry Tiger

11st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent

3/1

10

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

15:21 Cartmel

Hungry Tiger

10st 2lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won here (2m5f, good) on Friday when back over fences, for which he escapes a penalty; 4lb out of the handicap today but he's still 3lb lower than when beaten a short head in this last year (good to soft), and he has to be respected if running again today.

6/1

1st

9

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:05 Cartmel

Hungry Tiger

11st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Not beaten far over hurdles here last month (behind Cash Again); first chasing start since November 2021 and not without hope if he has retained his aptitude; both career wins at around 2m but appears to stay this trip.

10/1

Form: 35F179

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Belatedly regained the winning thread at Perth (3m, soft) in September; seen only twice since, well beaten over C&D on latest occasion; removal of hood is unlikely to help (both wins in that headgear).
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5th

12

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Topkapi Star

10st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Ewan Whillans

Seemed to enjoy the return to testing ground when winning at Carlisle 22 days ago (3m1f, heavy); this sharper test could find her out.

8/1

1st

6

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Topkapi Star

10st 3lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Ewan Whillans

raced wide, held up in rear, headway before 2 out, ridden and drifted right after 2 out, led run-in, kept on strongly

10/1

6th

10

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Topkapi Star

11st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Ewan Whillans

Belatedly regained the winning thread at Perth (3m, soft) in September; seen only twice since, well beaten over C&D on latest occasion; removal of hood is unlikely to help (both wins in that headgear).

20/1

Form: 0700P6

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Irish mare who is 0-7; however, hinted at improvement in Punchestown handicap (2m4f, yielding; kept on for sixth) most recently; combination of first-time headgear and assistance of Brian Hughes may prompt another step forward; interesting.
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12th

18

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:52 Down Royal

Penthouse Poppet

10st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear, brief headway before 4 out, hampered by faller 3 out, soon no impression

25/1

7th

7

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Penthouse Poppet

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: C A McBratney

Irish mare who is 0-7; however, hinted at improvement in Punchestown handicap (2m4f, yielding; kept on for sixth) most recently; combination of first-time headgear and assistance of Brian Hughes may prompt another step forward; interesting.

10/1

6th

14

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:00 Punchestown

Penthouse Poppet

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: C A McBratney

towards rear, kept on from 2 out, never dangerous

50/1

Form: /78-78

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Six-race maiden; soundly beaten over 2m here (handicap debut) most recently; chance largely depends on whether he improves for the fitting of tongue-tie and step back up in distance.
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5th

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

0-9 over hurdles but has made the frame on last five appearances, most recently when clear second to Cream Of The West here (2m5f, soft) in December; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but is likely to give another good account if stamina holds out.

15/2

2nd

6

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Enemy At The Gate

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Donald Whillans

prominent, pressed leader 2nd, led but pestered 4th, joined 2 out, soon went clear with winner, rallied when headed last, no extra towards finish

7/2

Form: 34-0

Last run: 308 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Question mark over current form having finished tailed off in Flat event last month (back from break; first run since rejoining this yard); scored in that sphere last May but hasn't looked a natural over hurdles.
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12th

10

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Robert Johnson

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

dwelt start, in touch with leaders on inner, lost ground from 3f out, weakened 2f out

11/2

2nd

16

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Robert Johnson

8st 2lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Philip Kirby

Northern raider on a roll having won five of his last six and never more decisive than last time at York (2m, good to soft; has won on heavy); has yet another rise to contend with here (up 7lb and 1lb out of the weights) but gives the impression that he'll stay all day.

9/1

1st

6

(10)

15th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Robert Johnson

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

slowly into stride, pushed along soon after start, soon recovered and raced in fourth

7/2

Form: 2P5/45

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Soft-ground bumper winner in 2019; 0-6 over hurdles but has shown some promise in two handicaps since returning from long absence, fifth at Newcastle (2m6f, soft) latest; improvement is possible; not without a chance.
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5th

3

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Blazing Port

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

0-8 since winning a bumper on debut in 2019 but he's run some reasonable races this year (2m4f-2m6f, soft/heavy), following a long absence, and arrives in much better form than the majority of these; respected.

5/2

5th

2

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

15:00 Carlisle

Blazing Port

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Soft-ground bumper winner in 2019; 0-6 over hurdles but has shown some promise in two handicaps since returning from long absence; not without a chance.

7/1

6

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Blazing Port

11st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Soft-ground bumper winner in 2019; 0-6 over hurdles but has shown some promise in two handicaps since returning from long absence, fifth at Newcastle (2m6f, soft) latest; improvement is possible; not without a chance.

8/1

Form: 4-7793

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; made an encouraging handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft; clear third) last month and is likely to build on that effort; sole runner on the card for Worcestershire-based Ian Williams; respected.
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8

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:35 Uttoxeter

Mount South

11st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ian Williams

Made an encouraging handicap debut when third over C&D (good to soft) in February but he didn't get very far at Fontwell next time and was pulled up at Wincanton (15-8 favourite) in March; should still have potential but he needs to get back on track after a short break.

7/1

5

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Mount South

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

towards rear, ridden and hung right then jockey looked down to see if something was amiss before 2 out, pulled up just after 2 out

2/1

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Mount South

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, hampered 1st, soon unseated rider

5/2

Form: 462872 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Ran well behind a shorter-priced stablemate at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft; 4lb out of weights) and has a fighting chance back off her proper mark; however, just isn't certain to back up that effort (inconsistent in recent times).
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6th

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Misscarlett

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

in rear on outer

66/1

5th

8

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Misscarlett

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

Flat (soft) and dual hurdles winner (good), at up to 2m7f; on long losing run but she ran well for a long way over 3m here (soft) last month and was only beaten 8l in that race; could go well on this drop back in trip and she's not ruled out.

6/1

Form: 899

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Opened her account at the fifth attempt in Irish points; has poor claims on rules form (2m) but looks a possible improver now handicapping and upped to 2m4f on first run since wind surgery.
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5th

7

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Won Irish maiden point (3m, soft) last April; heavy defeats in Britain in three novice hurdles and, after wind surgery, beaten 20l when sixth of 15 on handicap debut at Hexham (near 3m, heavy) 13 days ago; he was well behind Pipers Cross in the latter and is 2lb out of the handicap today.

6/1

6th

14

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Form of last April's Irish point win (3m, soft) hasn't worked out; three heavy defeats in slow-ground 2m hurdles since, and hopes likely rest as much on the wind surgery as the step back up in trip.

16/1

13

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Opened her account at the fifth attempt in Irish points; has poor claims on rules form (2m) but looks a possible improver now handicapping and upped to 2m4f on first run since wind surgery.

16/1

Non-runners

Blazing Port, Misscarlett, Serious Mickey

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Payout
Exacta £10.50
Straight Forecast £10.62
Tricast £24.67
Trifecta £25.10

Selections

The Times:

Mount South

SPOTLIGHT:

Limerick Leader

POSTDATA:

Having A Barney

The Guardian:

Dedanser

The Star:

Serious Mickey

D Express:

Blazing Port

The Sun:

Having A Barney

Daily Mail:

Mount South

Daily Mirror:

Mount South

Daily Record:

Dedanser

RP Ratings:

Limerick Leader

Telegraph:

Limerick Leader