December 11 / 14.50 Ayr

14.50

Good To Soft

Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /2F1P- D BF

Last run: 261 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced mare; won an Irish point in 2021 (3m, yielding to soft) and improved on her previous form when wide-margin winner of a Sedgefield mares' novice hurdle in February (2m4f, good); worth considering on chase debut.
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1

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Aubis Walk

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced for an 8yo; point/hurdle winner and returned from an absence to make a successful chase debut over C&D (soft) three weeks ago, which was pretty straightforward from off the pace; up 6lb but that looks very manageable.

5/4

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 65-P04 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Won two handicap hurdles last season, the second over C&D (good); shaped well on chase debut at Musselburgh last month (2m4f, good to soft; hampered after the last); 2lb out of the handicap but has a chance.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders

100/30

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Euchan Falls

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

Dual winner over hurdles at around 2m4f this time last year (including here) and started his chasing career with two promising efforts in the autumn, but he has taken a step backwards the last twice; steps up to this sort of trip for the first time and it needs to bring about a resurgence.

9/1

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

Form: 321-P6 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over fences at Newcastle in April (2m4f, heavy); on the same mark now, but hasn't shown much this season; has a bit to prove.
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5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

High Moon

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won this last year (heavy), and in first-time cheekpieces (retained) he returned to form with a good second at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last month; he's 1lb lower than 12 months ago and holds strong claims.

11/4

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

High Moon

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders on inner, towards rear after 6th, lost ground quickly from 5 out

11/4

1

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

High Moon

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

Form: 14-225 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won three handicap hurdles at up to 2m5f on soft/good to soft last season; fair fifth (of six) on chase debut at Hexham last month (1m7f, heavy); should do better.
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8th

13

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Less Legacy

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won this race off today's mark a year ago (good to soft) and signalled a return to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; enters calculations.

12/1

8th

13

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Less Legacy

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

Won this race off today's mark a year ago (good to soft) and signalled a return to form when second at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; enters calculations.

12/1

Form: 743PP9 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Has won 13 races over fences, eight of them here, the latest off 3lb higher over this trip in February; hasn't run to his best on last few starts (over C&D last time) but could bounce back.
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9

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ardera Cross

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

raced in last, reminders after 5th, struggling from 6th, tailed off 8th

25/1

9

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ardera Cross

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

raced in last, reminders after 5th, struggling from 6th, tailed off 8th

25/1

5th

10

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Ardera Cross

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

Nine-time course winner, most recently when causing 14-1 surprise over 2m in early January; unreliable nowadays but he's effective over today's trip and his current mark is probably workable; impossible to rule out.

14/1

Form: 2UPP33

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won two good-ground 3m handicap chases at Perth for Gordon Elliott in July 2022; mixed form in varied company since, including over an inadequate 2m1f last time; others stronger.
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0

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

Hermann Clermont

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, not fluent and lost position 8th, slow jump and struggling in rear 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

8/1

3rd

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Hermann Clermont

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

prominent on outer, led narrowly 4 out

6/1

Non-runners

Everyday Champagne, Fete Champetre, Go Boy, Grosvenor Court

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £9.10
Straight Forecast £9.57
Tricast £16.85
Trifecta £23.70

Selections

The Times:

Aubis Walk

SPOTLIGHT:

Euchan Falls

Daily Mail:

Hermann Clermont

RP RATINGS:

Ardera Cross

POSTDATA:

High Moon

D Express:

Euchan Falls

Daily Record:

Hermann Clermont

Telegraph:

Aubis Walk

The Guardian:

Aubis Walk

Daily Mirror:

Aubis Walk

The Sun:

Aubis Walk

The Star:

Aubis Walk

TOPSPEED:

Ardera Cross