April 22 / 16.45 Ayr

16.45

Good To Soft

Macklin Motors Toyota Coming To Ayr “Hands & Heels” Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’/Amateurs)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Macklin Motors Toyota Coming To Ayr “Hands & Heels” Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’/Amateurs)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 248F36 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Not the force of old and he was well beaten at Newcastle (2m1f) five weeks ago; his mark is tumbling but he needs to rediscover his spark.
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8th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Voix Du Reve

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

12yo who is 5lb lower than when winning at Ayr (2m4f, good) last April; had excuses here (bad mistake) and at Aintree (heavy going) on latest two outings, so he needs a second look.

16/1

0

9

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Voix Du Reve

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

Won off this mark at Ayr (2m4f, good) in April and returned from break with fair fourth at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in October; making headway when blundering at Musselburgh last time and this 11yo is an each-way possible.

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 323322 CD

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won this race back in 2019 when trained by Pauline Robson; a model of consistency over hurdles and fences since joining this yard a year ago, and he should be thereabouts if ready to roll after a winter break.
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3rd

6

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:30 Perth

Castletown

10st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Veteran; scored for the second time over fences over C&D with first-time visor in July, and was just caught here last time (looked all over the winner at the last); solid chance.

7/2

2nd

2

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Castletown

12st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Lucinda Russell

Consistent but not that easy to win with (2-31 over fences); second chase win came in a first-time visor (on again) over C&D last month and has claims on that form.

3/1

Form: -615P3 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Sole win since February 2021 came in a 1m7f claiming hurdle and three subsequent efforts have been poor; if a recent stable switch (from Sam Drinkwater) revives him he's on an attractive mark but he carries obvious risks.
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2nd

3

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

No Rematch

11st 10lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

Dangerously handicapped and returned to form with a near miss at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft; fine on soft) when 11l ahead of Maroochi; back up 4lb but he was well backed last time and looks a player.

7/1

2nd

4

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

No Rematch

11st 2lb

J: Miss Imogen Mathias

T: Evan Williams

Won handicaps over hurdles and fences during a previous spell for this yard; the wheels have rather come off and it's been a quiet start back with Evan Williams.

16/1

Form: 52222 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Point winner who has found one too good on his last four outings over hurdles; pulled clear with the winner when short-headed in maiden at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; also effective on good to soft) three weeks ago; may not have reached his limit and could be the answer on today's handicap debut.
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2nd

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Sedgefield

Leading Force

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

0-7 over hurdles but frequently ran well, most recently third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on last month's reappearance; plenty of experience in point-to-points earlier in career (one win) and he's a possible improver on this chase debut; one to be interested in.

100/30

3rd

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Leading Force

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, prominent

13/2

Form: 2324P3

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Triple hurdle winner for Olly Murphy; mostly disappointing over fences, fading into third of four on stable debut at Musselburgh in March; returning to hurdling may help but he has something to prove at present.
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10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two chasing, all on good or good to soft; continued his good recent work back over hurdles at Catterick (1m7f) when the heavy surface looked an issue beforehand; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Has won a bumper, three races over hurdles and two over fences, but all were on good/good to soft; has run creditably on soft but this testing ground is not sure to be ideal back over hurdles after some decent runs chasing.

7/2

2nd

2

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Restandbethankful

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Often leads; usually races at about 2m but he won over 2m3f (good) for previous yard in June and showed he can cope with soft ground with a useful effort in defeat here (2m) recently; obvious contender.

11/4

Form: 926114 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Has benefited from positive tactics and cheekpieces of late, two wins including a battling C&D display on good ground; ran right up to his best off today's mark at Kelso last month; unlikely to be far away.
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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

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9/2

Form: U40362

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Well treated on the pick of his form for Philip Hobbs which included a Warwick win (2m3f, good) off 4lb higher in October; below par in two runs for his current stable, though 3m on heavy ground probably stretched his stamina last time; interesting contender under these less testing conditions.
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4th

2

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Guernesey

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

prominent on inner, bit short of room on turn after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, left in remote fourth last

11/2

4th

2

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Guernesey

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Close second on stable and seasonal debut at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and he rallied for a fair fifth at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last time; this step back up in trip could be just what he needs.

11/2

5th

6

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Guernesey

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with good second on recent stable and seasonal debut at Kelso (3m2f, soft); he should be fine now back down in trip and is a likely player if this doesn't come too soon.

8/1

Form: 33-245 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Veteran with a fine record at Ayr, a close third in this race last year off today's mark; might have needed the run after a winter break when fifth of ten at Haydock last month; should go well with that behind him.
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5th

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Better Getalong

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Veteran who recorded a 33-1 success in C&D event (soft; back from break) 11 weeks ago; however, he's not an obvious type to follow up, being a 13yo who has scored just twice since 2018.

8/1

Non-runners

Better Getalong

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £36.90
Straight Forecast £34.82
Tricast £254.16
Trifecta £243.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Leading Force

WEST COUNTRY:

Guernesey

RP Ratings:

Voix Du Reve

The Guardian:

Castletown

POSTDATA:

Restandbethankful

The Times:

Leading Force

Daily Mail:

Leading Force

Daily Mirror:

Leading Force

The Sun:

Leading Force

Daily Record:

Leading Force

Telegraph:

Guernesey

D Express:

Guernesey

TOPSPEED:

Voix Du Reve

The Star:

Castletown