February 13 / 14.15 Ayr

14.15

Soft

Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Handicap Chase (Go North One Man Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-2331 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Enjoys this ground and comes here on the back of a comfortable success at Haydock (2m, heavy), albeit against only three opponents and his market rival ran below par; 7lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but he should give his running.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:38 Newcastle

Netywell

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, pressed leader 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, shaken up and went clear last, ridden and went further clear run-in, eased towards finish

11/10

1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Netywell

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Enjoys this ground and comes here on the back of a comfortable success at Haydock (2m, heavy), albeit against only three opponents and his market rival ran below par; 7lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but he should give his running.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 33-122 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Has won a bumper and a handicap hurdle; off the mark over fences in a 2m soft-ground handicap at Carlisle and has produced similar form since then in defeat (1m7f/2m4f); won't be far away.
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2nd

3

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Travail DOrfevre

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Consistent sort who has form figures of 1222 this season, creditable second at this venue (2m4f/2m, heavy/soft) the last twice; holds very solid claims off the same mark and looks a must for the shortlist.

2/1

2nd

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Travail DOrfevre

11st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has won a bumper and a handicap hurdle; off the mark over fences in a 2m soft-ground handicap at Carlisle and has produced similar form since then in defeat (1m7f/2m4f); won't be far away.

5/1

2nd

5

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Travail DOrfevre

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Has won a bumper and a handicap hurdle; took seven goes to get off the mark over fences (2m, soft) and when second at Hexham (heavy) he was beaten by one completely unexposed; gets in off the same mark here and hasn't had many chances beyond 2m2f over which he's won.

5/1

Form: 4-81P3 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Emphatic winner at Sedgefield (good) in October and this C&D winner is fine under softer conditions; just hasn't been at his best the last twice, latterly back over fences after a break.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Rocco Storm

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Emphatic winner at Sedgefield (good) in October and this C&D winner is fine under softer conditions; just hasn't been at his best the last twice, latterly back over fences after a break.

8/1

3rd

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Rocco Storm

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

in touch with leaders on inner

100/30

Form: 15-422 C BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Looked sure to collect at Ayr last month when 2l ahead at the last but he went down to a rallying Ardera Cross; has just a 2lb pull on the winner but perhaps the subsequent wind surgery can help him see this out better.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Fia Fuinidh

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Creditable second twice over 2m since switched to chasing; form dipped here (8l behind Travail D'Orfevre; first run since wind surgery) most recently but this new trip is worth exploring judged on pedigree.

4/1

4th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Fia Fuinidh

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Looked sure to collect at Ayr last month when 2l ahead at the last but he went down to a rallying Ardera Cross; has just a 2lb pull on the winner but perhaps the subsequent wind surgery can help him see this out better.

7/2

2nd

3

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:45 Ayr

Fia Fuinidh

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Well ahead of the handicapper when hacking up on handicap hurdle debut here last January (2m, heavy); satisfactory chase debut was improved on at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) last month where he jumped boldly in front but was no match for the winner; has potential but an easy lead unlikely.

15/8

Form: 45-534 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has regressed but still fancies the challenge and ran with plenty of enthusiasm before wilting late on at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy); only went down by 7l and dropping back in distance could be a good thing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Moonlighter

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has regressed but still fancies the challenge and ran with plenty of enthusiasm before wilting late on at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy); only went down by 7l and dropping back in distance could be a good thing.

15/2

4th

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Moonlighter

11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

prominent, led 4th

11/2

Form: PP9521 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 9lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Won this two years ago and last month at Ayr he secured career victory number 18 (nine here) with a 2l defeat of Fia Fuinidh; that rallying success came from 8lb out of the weights and he's now 4lb higher, yet by no means handicapped out of it.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Ardera Cross

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: William Young Jnr

13yo who has nine Ayr wins on his CV, including this race last year and a similar event (beat Fia Fuinidh) on penultimate start; however, ran poorly behind Fia Fuinidh and Travail D'Orfevre here latest.

12/1

6th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Ardera Cross

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: William Young Jnr

Won this two years ago and last month at Ayr he secured career victory number 18 (nine here) with a 2l defeat of Fia Fuinidh; that rallying success came from 8lb out of the weights and he's now 4lb higher, yet by no means handicapped out of it.

4/1

Form: 16-422 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Exposed veteran but has twice run well in 2m1f Kelso handicaps since returning from a break and can't be left out of calculations.
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4th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Duty Calls

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

Won over C&D (soft) last March and runner-up twice in a row over C&D (good to soft/heavy) towards the end of last year; below par at Ayr recently and could leave that run behind now back here, but he faces a tough assignment from 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

7th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Duty Calls

10st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Sandy Forster

Exposed veteran but has twice run well in 2m1f Kelso handicaps since returning from a break and can't be left out of calculations.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £10.80
Straight Forecast £10.33
Trifecta £82.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fia Fuinidh

TOPSPEED:

Netywell

RP RATINGS:

Travail D'Orfevre

The Star:

Moonlighter

The Times:

Fia Fuinidh

Daily Mail:

Fia Fuinidh

Daily Mirror:

Fia Fuinidh

The Sun:

Fia Fuinidh

Daily Record:

Fia Fuinidh

POSTDATA:

Netywell

Telegraph:

Netywell

The Guardian:

Netywell

D Express:

Netywell