February 13 / 15.20 Ayr

15.20

Soft

Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 533-32

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Placed in two bumpers last spring and on both hurdling starts this season, more recently when second to a good prospect over C&D (heavy) six weeks ago; that form already puts him on the premises today, and he's open to improvement.
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1st

12

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Placed in two bumpers last spring and on both hurdling starts this season, more recently when second to a good prospect over C&D (heavy) six weeks ago; that form already puts him on the premises today, and he's open to improvement.

5/2

2nd

5

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

11/2

3rd

7

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Third in Carlisle bumper (2m1f, heavy) in March and occupied same position in good Hexham bumper (2m, soft) in April when last seen; brings potential to this hurdle debut and he's one to be interested in.

15/2

100/1

  • Place: £21.30

Form: 0-F

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in spring 2022; 150-1 for rules debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November and was struggling when falling before penultimate flight.
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2nd

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Didnt Ask

11st 9lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Irish point winner in spring 2022; 150-1 for rules debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November and was struggling when falling before penultimate flight.

100/1

0

2

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:35 Hexham

Didnt Ask

11st 4lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Won an Irish point on debut in March 2022 (yielding to soft) but well beaten next two starts, the second over hurdles; probably best watched.

50/1

33/1

  • Place: £8.20

Form: 64

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed only minor promise in 2m course maidens on first two hurdling starts and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps after this run.
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3rd

16

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Tommy Combats

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Showed only minor promise in 2m course maidens on first two hurdling starts and will probably be of greater interest when qualified for handicaps after this run.

33/1

4th

11

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Tommy Combats

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Placed in the first of his two Irish points last year but showed only minor promise when 100-1 for last month's C&D (soft) rules debut.

33/1

6th

10

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

Tommy Combats

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Displayed promise in the first of his two runs in Irish maiden points, finishing third in March (3m, yielding); changed hands for £21,000 in May; has a similar profile to his trainer's recent Carlisle novice hurdle winner Forged Well and he's not dismissed on his rules debut.

25/1

Form: 324

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time point winner who ran to fairly useful level when placed on first two hurdling starts, latterly when very close second here (2m5f, soft) in December; slightly disappointing after racing too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) at Down Royal (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day but still a leading contender.
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4th

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Annaghbeg

11st 9lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Three-time point winner who ran to fairly useful level when placed on first two hurdling starts, latterly when very close second here (2m5f, soft) in December; slightly disappointing after racing too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) at Down Royal (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day but still a leading contender.

2/1

4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Annaghbeg

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Winner of three 'Points' and has done little wrong in two starts over hurdles, bagging a good third in a fair contest on initial try here, before narrowly losing out in a novices at Ayr 15 days ago; entitled to have a good crack at it.

14/1

2nd

2

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:20 Ayr

Annaghbeg

11st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Won three Irish points on yielding/soft in the spring; promising hurdles debut when third in a strong-looking maiden at Down Royal (2m6f, soft, 8-1); leading contender.

15/8

Form: 5P

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in two Irish points last April but showed no significant promise on first two hurdling starts (2m4f/2m6f).
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5th

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Lahardaun

11st 9lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Placed in two Irish points last April but showed no significant promise on first two hurdling starts (2m4f/2m6f).

50/1

0

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

12:10 Kelso

Lahardaun

11st 0lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

raced wide, in rear, reminders and detached after 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

Form: 6

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in two of four Irish points and was not beaten far when sixth of nine in good 2m novice here (good to soft) on rules debut in November; moves up in trip with Brian Hughes booked today; considered each-way.
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6th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Joie More

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jackie Stephen

Made the frame in two of four Irish points and was not beaten far when sixth of nine in good 2m novice here (good to soft) on rules debut in November; moves up in trip with Brian Hughes booked today; considered each-way.

16/1

6th

6

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:00 Ayr

Joie More

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Jackie Stephen

Half-brother to high-class jumper Petit Robin; showed ability in Irish points, most notably when close second in February (good to yielding), before changing hands for £18,000 in May; faces a tough task on rules debut.

100/1

Form: 5

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second in both Irish points last year, losing out only by a neck on latter occasion, but made underwhelming rules debut when well-held fifth in Carlisle bumper (heavy) in October and needs to take a big step forward here; had wind op in December; tongue-tie fitted.
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7th

17

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Tommys Law

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Second in both Irish points last year, losing out only by a neck on latter occasion, but made underwhelming rules debut when well-held fifth in Carlisle bumper (heavy) in October and needs to take a big step forward here; had wind op in December; tongue-tie fitted.

9/1

5th

13

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Tommys Law

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, outpaced over 3f out, weakened 2f out

5/2

Form: 4

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Joined Nick Alexander after finishing second in a soft-ground Irish point in October; made low-key rules debut when remote fourth at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) last month.
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8th

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Boolamore Classic

11st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: N W Alexander

Joined Nick Alexander after finishing second in a soft-ground Irish point in October; made low-key rules debut when remote fourth at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) last month.

25/1

2

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Boolamore Classic

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Runner-up, albeit no match for the winner, in Irish maiden point (3m, soft) in October on his second start; makes rules debut in a race lacking depth and he's an each-way contender.

12/1

50/1

Form: 73-77

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced when midfield here (2m, soft) on hurdling debut two months ago but never looked dangerous; probably one for further down the line.
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2nd

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:35 Ayr

Adveram

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

midfield, headway after 4 out, went second 3 out, not fluent 2 out

20/1

9th

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Adveram

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ian Duncan

Not disgraced when midfield here (2m, soft) on hurdling debut two months ago but never looked dangerous; probably one for further down the line.

50/1

7th

1

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Ayr

Adveram

11st 6lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

Has shown promise in bumpers, notably when third at Ayr in March (2m, good) and last time when seventh in a decent race at Carlisle (2m1f, soft); quite interesting on jumps debut.

50/1

Form: 65-00P

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Struggled when 250-1 outsider for two maiden hurdles here (2m/2m4f) this season.
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3rd

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:35 Ayr

Cave Hill

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Duncan

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, went second before 6th, not fluent 6th, not fluent and lost position 3 out, lost touch when not fluent 2 out

100/1

10th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Cave Hill

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Struggled when 250-1 outsider for two maiden hurdles here (2m/2m4f) this season.

100/1

0

1

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

Cave Hill

11st 6lb

J: Graham Watters

T: Ian Duncan

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

100/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; half-brother to useful staying chaser Lounge Lizard and bumper/hurdle winner Midnight Shuffle; dam bumper/smart 2m hurdle winner; probably best watched on debut.
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11th

11

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Plumbago

11st 9lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: S McParlan

Fifth foal; half-brother to useful staying chaser Lounge Lizard and bumper/hurdle winner Midnight Shuffle; dam bumper/smart 2m hurdle winner; probably best watched on debut.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Quite promising Irish point debut last May but did not achieve much when remote third on hurdling debut at Kelso (2m6f, soft) in December.
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3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Beat The Boum

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

Quite promising Irish point debut last May but did not achieve much when remote third on hurdling debut at Kelso (2m6f, soft) in December.

50/1

3rd

7

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

12:10 Kelso

Beat The Boum

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 4 out, weakened before 2 out

33/1

Form: 6/P0-

Last run: 302 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Struggled to get competitive on all three hurdling starts for the Graham and Rutherford stable (2m1f-3m1f); makes debut for Stuart Coltherd after ten-month absence.
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9

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Midnight Fiddler

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Struggled to get competitive on all three hurdling starts for the Graham and Rutherford stable (2m1f-3m1f); makes debut for Stuart Coltherd after ten-month absence.

50/1

13th

7

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Midnight Fiddler

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Struggled to get competitive on first two starts (3m1f/2m); can't be recommended.

100/1

8

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle

Midnight Fiddler

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Out of 3m-3m4f chase winner; tailed off when 40-1 for debut at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) last March; tries much shorter trip here.

100/1

Form: 4-2

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seen only twice since Irish point win in April 2022 but made pleasing start to hurdling career when clear second of 14 here (2m, heavy) last month; very likely to be suited by today's step up in trip and commands respect.
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10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Myretown

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Seen only twice since Irish point win in April 2022 but made pleasing start to hurdling career when clear second of 14 here (2m, heavy) last month; very likely to be suited by today's step up in trip and commands respect.

2/1

2nd

6

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Myretown

11st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Joined Lucinda Russell for £135,000 after easy Irish point win in April 2022; managed only fourth when odds-on for Hexham bumper that October and this hurdling debut comes after another 451-day absence but he could still have a good future; market may guide.

3/1

Form: P25UFP

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Pulled up off lowly mark in 2m2f handicap here on stable debut in December and now 0-8 over hurdles; not the most obvious answer.
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5th

4

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:35 Huntingdon

Sea Prince

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Struggled in a Class 2 last time; has become appealingly handicapped, having gained sole chase success (2m1f, good; last August) off this mark; could go well.

7/1

5th

4

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:35 Huntingdon

Sea Prince

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Struggled in a Class 2 last time; has become appealingly handicapped, having gained sole chase success (2m1f, good; last August) off this mark; could go well.

7/1

Form: 40-7

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two Hexham bumpers last spring and also when 200-1 for hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December.
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14

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Swedish Icon

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ruth Jefferson

Well beaten in two Hexham bumpers last spring and also when 200-1 for hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December.

100/1

7th

5

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Swedish Icon

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Ruth Jefferson

There's potential in his pedigree and a market check is advised now up in trip on hurdle debut, but he was tailed off in his two bumpers in the spring (2m, heavy/soft) and needs to be an entirely different proposition.

33/1

13th

13

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:07 Hexham

Swedish Icon

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Ruth Jefferson

Has several bumper winners in his striking pedigree but he made a low-key debut when fourth of five over C&D (heavy) last month; was beaten 44l in that race and he needs a transformation on his second start.

33/1

Form: 5-8

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Did not show enough in two bumpers last year to be of significant interest on today's hurdling debut.
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4th

7

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:35 Ayr

Teddy Mac

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ian Duncan

in rear, not fluent 7th, weakened after 4 out

100/1

15

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Teddy Mac

11st 9lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Did not show enough in two bumpers last year to be of significant interest on today's hurdling debut.

100/1

8th

8

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Teddy Mac

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ian Duncan

pressed leader

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £425.30
Straight Forecast £256.54
Trifecta £6343.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Annaghbeg

The Times:

Myretown

The Star:

President Scottie

Daily Record:

President Scottie

RP RATINGS:

Annaghbeg

POSTDATA:

Annaghbeg

Daily Mail:

Annaghbeg

D Express:

Annaghbeg

Telegraph:

Myretown

The Guardian:

Myretown

Daily Mirror:

Myretown