December 04 / 12.30 Ayr

12.30

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Virgin Bet Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 1-2132 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Has record of 212132 over fences since March and that latest second was a close call at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) last month; up 2lb but he pulled clear with his main market rival last time and is a big player again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

No Regrets

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Has done very well in these cheekpieces, winning twice in the first half of last year (3m, soft/good) and finishing a close second at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) in November last time out; every chance he'll be bang there.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: PP-231

Last run: 2 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles but he started his chase career with two promising placed efforts over staying trips this autumn; has gone up in the weights but he should have more to offer in this sphere, particularly if he can jump more fluently; entered 11:49 at Doncaster on Saturday.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Snowy Evening

12st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

led

5/2

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Snowy Evening

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in his first two chases (on soft) and looked much more assured over the fences when drawing 19l clear at Doncaster (3m2f, good) in December to register his first win; not disgraced at Newcastle on latest outing but this is quite a rethink over his trip and he also has cheekpieces (tried on final start last term, pulled up) reinstated.

5/1

4th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Snowy Evening

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders on inner

9/4

Form: 0/5434

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
No win in 21 starts under rules and he made it 0-5 in Irish points when a well-held third (3m, soft) 15 days ago; still lightly raced over regulation fences but he was tailed off in last run in this sphere and others are more convincing; headgear returns including first-time cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

14:20 Cartmel

Kellyiscool

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Noel C Kelly

Maiden after 22 starts; looked likely to win over C&D last month but found little when the chips were down and finished third to Jelski; clearly good enough to win off this mark but doubts will remain until he does it.

6/1

3rd

3

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 4

16:35 Cartmel

Kellyiscool

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Noel C Kelly

unseated rider before start, took keen hold, towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway and went third last

9/1

Form: 622-21 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Made it 2-6 over fences when scoring in first-time cheekpieces on his stable debut here (2m4f, good to soft) last month; up 5lb but this step back up in trip is no problem and he's open to more progress in this sphere; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Everyday Champagne

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won by 2l after a break on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but Newcastle was disappointing and he's yet to prove himself on ground this soft; tongue-tie added.

7/1

4th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:40 Newcastle

Everyday Champagne

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Runner-up on final three starts for Nicky Richards and, following a break, went one better on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; moves up in grade here but further progress is possible.

7/2

Form: 422-42

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
2m5f hurdle winner who is 0-7 over fences but he has been generally consistent in this sphere and was a creditable second at Kelso (2m7f, soft; cheekpieces added) on his return in October; should go well again and he's in the mix.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Domandlouis

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last

8/1

4th

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:55 Kelso

Domandlouis

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Course regular; 0-7 over fences and competes from 2lb out of the weights today but ran well in defeat behind an unexposed one here (2m7f, soft) two months ago and has a fair chance.

5/1

Verdict

Everyday Champagne scored here on his stable debut last month and is open to more progress back up in trip, while Snowy Evening was an emphatic winner at Doncaster on Saturday and could be a handful if turned out quickly under a penalty. However, the the vote goes to NO REGRETS, who has form figures of 212132 over fences since March and is only 2lb higher than for his near-miss at Kelso 23 days ago.[David Moon]