March 10 / 14.35 Ayr

14.35

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

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

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 9-9261 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Took well to first-time cheekpieces in novice handicap at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft; beat Smart Boyo) last month, opening his account; may have more to offer in the retained headgear; has C&D form; respected up 5lb.
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4th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Euchan Falls

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Did not fire in Musselburgh race won by Indian Louis six weeks ago but ran well in his first two chases, latterly when clear second to unexposed rival over C&D (soft) in December; obvious contender if judged on that performance.

15/2

5th

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Euchan Falls

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, reminders after 10th

2/1

2nd

10

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

Euchan Falls

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, led 4 out, jumped right 2 out, headed last, ridden and stayed on run-in

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 87-042

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Low-grade Flat winner; ran well behind Euchan Falls at Musselburgh most recently, posting his best effort over hurdles; gets a 3lb pull with that rival and Joe Williamson takes off 5lb; in the mix.
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7th

9

(5)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Smart Boyo

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

Just one win from his 26 starts across both codes but he kept on to go very close over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, good) last month and has posted fair efforts on the Flat (2m, AW) the last twice; he's an each-way possible.

13/2

5th

7

(1)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Smart Boyo

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold early, midfield, pushed along and some headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

4th

2

(5)

27th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Smart Boyo

9st 5lb

J: Madi Patzelt

T: Philip Kirby

Strong traveller who doesn't always find a lot and has only won once (this time last year in first-time blinkers); has been in good form over hurdles, however, and has been found the right race under a 7lb claimer.

2/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 54-P51 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Opened his account with a 1l success in novice handicap at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft; first two clear) last time; may be capable of further progress at this sort of level; likely player up 4lb.
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3rd

3

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Zwicky

11st 11lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Philip Kirby

Began this season with two 2m4f wins (good/soft) and was creditable third of 15 off today's mark at Doncaster (2m5f, good) on next outing; not seen to best effect on heavy ground two starts ago and ran as though something was amiss last time; remains one to be interested in.

6/1

6

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Zwicky

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Philip Kirby

Won at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) and Carlisle (2m4f, soft) in October; close, staying-on third over 2m5f next time (after hanging badly left) and perhaps heavy ground was not ideal on latest; respected for that sequence and makes plenty of appeal over this longer trip.

7/4

3rd

4

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:15 Hexham

Zwicky

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

Third at Doncaster last time (2m5f, good) having won his two previous races, at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) and Carlisle (2m4f, soft); one with a chance.

6/4

Form: 4-7PP2

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Two Flat wins in France; 0-10 over hurdles and isn't guaranteed to back up last week's apparent revival in a Catterick maiden (125-1 second over 1m7f); his handicap record is unconvincing.
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0

8

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:12 Perth

Ultra Violet

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

0-18 over hurdles but has largely been consistent since the spring; made most of the running when third behind Prince Nino over C&D this month and has the same mark today; probably won't be far away.

7/1

3rd

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Perth

Ultra Violet

10st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual Flat winner over 1m in France; yet to win over hurdles although has been running well enough in handicaps over 2m4f/3m here this summer to suggest he has a chance.

8/1

6th

6

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Ultra Violet

10st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, reminder after 6th, in rear when mistake 8th, struggling from 4 out

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 603-52

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Irish challenger; still a maiden but ran well in Punchestown handicap (2m4f, yielding; back from layoff) most recently, finishing a clear second; first win looks possible on the back of that good effort.
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2nd

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Herculaneum

12st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

7/2

1st

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Got his head back in front on the Flat earlier in the year and he was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month; up 3lb but more consistent than most of these and should be in the mix.

5/1

2nd

3

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 10lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Flat and hurdles winner this year and ran well over a longer trip when third of 17 at Cork last month.

8/1

Form: 42/F6F D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has achieved little over fences (fell twice) since returning from long absence and now reverts to hurdles; won off higher marks in his prime but needs to prove that he retains that level of ability.
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2nd

4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Jimmy Rabbitte

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Stuart Coltherd

Four-time hurdle winner; 3l-runner-up in a Hexham handicap on latest run in June (2m7f, good); could go well again.

13/2

Form: 23652P D

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Veteran who had an irregular heartbeat when last seen (pulled up); placed on four occasions otherwise this term but his strike-rate is still unimpressive; others are far less exposed.
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4

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Bestiarius

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Veteran who had an irregular heartbeat when last seen (pulled up); placed on four occasions otherwise this term but his strike-rate is still unimpressive; others are far less exposed.

14/1

5

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:20 Kelso

Bestiarius

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Only one jumps win since heavy-ground debut bumper success in 2016; creditable effort over this C&D last time and should give another good account returned to a soft surface.

4/1

2nd

9

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:24 Kelso

Bestiarius

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gillian Boanas

prominent

25/1

Form: -07658

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Irish maiden; penultimate effort was encouraging; well behind Herculaneum at Punchestown latest but was affected by two late errors (better than bare result); may improve if he cuts out the mistakes.
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6th

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Perfect Arch

10st 7lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 4 out, keeping on when bit short of room after 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

14/1

8th

20

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

led on inner, went clear after 2nd, bad mistake 4 out, reduced lead after 3 out

50/1

10th

14

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Perfect Arch

10st 7lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

Longstanding maiden didn't get beyond the second at Perth recently; remains opposable off this lowly mark.

25/1

Form: 67-909

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

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12th

11

(9)

21st Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:45 Happy Valley

El Jefe

8st 5lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

2-32, both wins coming at Sha Tin (5f/7f); the latter was on his penultimate start and was decisive; however, the handicapper didn't miss it and he looks up against it based on his most recent run.

16/1

13

(13)

14th Dec 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

El Jefe

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: C H Yip

Responded well to first-time visor when winning quite comfortably over 7f in October; probably stays today's longer trip but was soundly beaten when returned to this higher grade last month.

11th

14

(4)

27th Nov 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:40 Sha Tin

El Jefe

8st 7lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

towards rear of midfield, ridden and no impression from 2f out

10/1

Form: 55-704

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Not solid judged on her form in novice hurdles, modest fourth of six at Kelso (2m) most recently; needs to improve for the switch to handicap level.
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13

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Syltezar

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Ordinary efforts so far, including in handicaps over this trip on last two starts; improvement needed.

20/1

4th

3

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Syltezar

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

Has displayed glimpses of ability (on various ground) but she was pulled up at 28-1 on her handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago and has to leave that form miles behind.

14/1

8

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Syltezar

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ewan Whillans

Not solid judged on her form in novice hurdles, modest fourth of six at Kelso (2m) most recently; needs to improve for the switch to handicap level.

16/1

Form: 50047P

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
One of three Irish challengers in the field; holds weak claims on form and proved reluctant to race at Sedgefield most recently; however, may improve with Daryl Jacob up for first time.
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9

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

No Mor Isolation

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

One of three Irish challengers in the field; holds weak claims on form and proved reluctant to race at Sedgefield most recently; however, may improve with Daryl Jacob up for first time.

16/1

12

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

13:50 Sedgefield

No Mor Isolation

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Trained in Northern Ireland; lightly raced but low-level form at best, beaten 27l, 29l and 55l in his three handicaps; tried cheekpieces on latest start, now has a tongue-tie and visor.

25/1

9

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

No Mor Isolation

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Irish-trained maiden who has finished well down the field at Musselburgh on his last two starts, most recently yesterday in first-time cheekpieces; now wears a first-time visor and has plenty to prove.

16/1

Form: 402/60

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden; runner-up at Kelso (2m) on two occasions but has proved inconsistent overall and needs to show he retains ability having achieved little in two starts since returning from long layoff.
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7th

11

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Getaway Gerry

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Katie Scott

midfield

40/1

11

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:35 Ayr

Getaway Gerry

10st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Katie Scott

14-race maiden; runner-up at Kelso (2m) on two occasions but has proved inconsistent overall and needs to show he retains ability having achieved little in two starts since returning from long layoff.

20/1

11th

10

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:00 Kelso

Getaway Gerry

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Katie Scott

Well beaten over C&D (soft) last month but he failed to settle and ran fairly well for quite a long way on that first outing since December 2020; could improve for the run and he's now 10lb lower than when runner-up over C&D (soft) on his penultimate start; one to consider.

20/1

Non-runners

Perfect Arch

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £15.50
Straight Forecast £18.68
Tricast £67.84
Trifecta £26.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Herculaneum

POSTDATA:

Zwicky

The Times:

Euchan Falls

RP Ratings:

Ultra Violet

D Express:

Smart Boyo

Telegraph:

Zwicky

Daily Mirror:

Zwicky

Daily Mail:

Euchan Falls

The Guardian:

Ultra Violet

The Sun:

Herculaneum

The Star:

Herculaneum

Daily Record:

Herculaneum