February 13 / 15.55 Ayr

15.55

Soft

Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 12-224 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on heavy ground last time but began this season with two good seconds (2m7f/3m2f) and is now only 1lb above his last winning mark; will be on the premises here if back on song; tongue-tie added.
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5th

16

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Shoeshine Boy

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

midfield on outer

20/1

5th

16

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Shoeshine Boy

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

midfield on outer

20/1

5th

13

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Shoeshine Boy

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Has reacted well to a tongue-strap with soft-ground wins at Ayr (3m) and Kelso (3m2f) in recent weeks; 3lb higher in a stronger race now but hard to rule out in his current mood.

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 331

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Unexposed mare who delivered on earlier promise when keeping on well to win Wetherby novice (2m3f, soft) on Boxing Day; moves up in trip for this handicap debut and could still have a lot more to offer.
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5th

5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Lady In The Park

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive novice; won mares' novice at Wetherby in December (2m4f, soft) and creditable second on both starts since, the first over 3m at Ayr; first run at 3m2f; a possible.

4/1

5th

5

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Lady In The Park

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive novice; won mares' novice at Wetherby in December (2m4f, soft) and creditable second on both starts since, the first over 3m at Ayr; first run at 3m2f; a possible.

4/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 60-31 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo who improved to make winning handicap debut here (2m5f, soft; front pair clear) in December; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he's open to further progress over 3m; respected.
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4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Cream Of The West

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: N W Alexander

Won on handicap debut at Ayr (2m5f, soft) in December and, after a close second of 13 there (3m, soft) last month, he returned to winning ways in a small field at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) a fortnight ago; he could do with jumping better than last time but he's progressive and on the shortlist.

4/1

1st

2

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Cream Of The West

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last, hit 2nd, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 2 out, soon recovered, led and going easily before last, ridden out run-in, always doing enough

11/8

2nd

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Cream Of The West

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Lightly raced 8yo who improved to make winning handicap debut here (2m5f, soft; front pair clear) in December; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he's open to further progress over 3m; respected.

11/2

Form: 56/233

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Placed three consecutive times since returning from long absence in the autumn; over 6l behind Teescomponentstrig when third at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last month and only 3lb better off with that rival here but still enters calculations.
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1st

3

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 4

18:52 Perth

Artic Mann

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has run well on all five starts (at up to 3m1f) this year, last time finishing third over 2m6f at Kelso (soft); has a chance, but not easy to win with (strike-rate of 1-19).

9/2

1st

3

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 4

18:52 Perth

Artic Mann

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has run well on all five starts (at up to 3m1f) this year, last time finishing third over 2m6f at Kelso (soft); has a chance, but not easy to win with (strike-rate of 1-19).

9/2

3rd

7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Artic Mann

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Just 1-15 over hurdles but the win was gained over C&D, and he scores very good marks for his consistency since returning from a long absence this season (in the frame all six starts); shortlisted.

5/1

Form: 23-422

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
0-9 over hurdles but has made the frame on last five appearances, most recently when clear second to Cream Of The West here (2m5f, soft) in December; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but is likely to give another good account if stamina holds out.
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3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Enemy At The Gate

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald Whillans

Consistent maiden who was close up over 3m at Ayr (just behind Artic Mann) before finishing third here where dropping back to 2m3f found him out (was staying on); unlikely to be far away.

4/1

3rd

5

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Donald Whillans

in rear early, midfield 4 out

9/2

5th

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

0-9 over hurdles but has made the frame on last five appearances, most recently when clear second to Cream Of The West here (2m5f, soft) in December; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but is likely to give another good account if stamina holds out.

15/2

Form: -66580

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Twice soundly beaten since respectable fifth in Sedgefield maiden (2m1f, good) on hurdling debut in October, and his Flat pedigree does not suggest today's much stiffer stamina test is what he needs; nevertheless, he remains unexposed and is worth a glance in the betting.
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2

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:27 Perth

Paddy Elvis

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

disputed lead early, led at steady pace after 2nd

7/2

2nd

3

24th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

18:05 Downpatrick

Paddy Elvis

11st 9lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: S R B Crawford

Fair form in bumpers and best run over hurdles came in March when not beaten far in third (second won since) over this trip at Down Royal; beaten 20l+ in two starts here since, albeit in maiden latest.

9/2

2nd

3

24th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

18:05 Downpatrick

Paddy Elvis

11st 9lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: S R B Crawford

Fair form in bumpers and best run over hurdles came in March when not beaten far in third (second won since) over this trip at Down Royal; beaten 20l+ in two starts here since, albeit in maiden latest.

9/2

Form: /3/922 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Made an underwhelming return in November from a long layoff but has run well in defeat twice since, more recently when clear second to a next-time-out winner at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; major player.
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6th

2

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:50 Catterick

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11st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

midfield, dropped to rear before 4 out, soon struggling

16/1

7th

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

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12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

Made an underwhelming return in November from a long layoff but has run well in defeat twice since, more recently when clear second to a next-time-out winner at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; major player.

4/1

Form: 394-PP

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Belied 150-1 odds when creditable fourth in Newcastle novice last spring (2m4f, heavy) but pulled up on both outings this season (2m4f handicap/2m5f novice); upped in trip today; needs last month's wind op to have made a big difference.
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3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Toombridge

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Yet to win in nine starts; fair third of six in a novice handicap at Carlisle on chase debut (2m5f, soft) and fair effort last time at Kelso (2m5f, soft); stamina to prove back at 3m (runner-up in a point in 2022).

6/1

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Toombridge

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Yet to win in nine starts; fair third of six in a novice handicap at Carlisle on chase debut (2m5f, soft) and fair effort last time at Kelso (2m5f, soft); stamina to prove back at 3m (runner-up in a point in 2022).

6/1

6th

9

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Toombridge

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

Out of form over hurdles before finishing a 7.5l third to Largy Train on his switch to chasing in a handicap at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); could have his work cut out to reverse those placings but has each-way hopes.

12/1

Form: 72-352

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
1-15 over hurdles; kept on well for second here (2m4f, heavy) six weeks ago and is probably worth another crack at about 3m but is 4lb wrong today and others have stronger claims.
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3rd

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Lewa House

10st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Catch Bissett

Sole win was over C&D in November 2022 (soft); has run creditably in two of her three races in 2024, including last time when third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); worth considering

8/1

3rd

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Lewa House

10st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Catch Bissett

Sole win was over C&D in November 2022 (soft); has run creditably in two of her three races in 2024, including last time when third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); worth considering

8/1

3rd

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained in 2022; kept on for modest second behind Follow Charlie over C&D (heavy) in January but was never seriously involved over 3m here last month; not the percentage call.

20/1

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Form: 7-09F0

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Signed off for different Irish stable with two very disappointing chasing attempts towards end of last year; back hurdling on good mark but has a lot more to prove than some of these on first venture beyond about 2m4f.
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14th

6

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Justicialism

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Dual hurdles winner in 2022 but lost his form last year, including over fences; best run for a while when 3rd over 2m6f here last time; same mark and should run well.

15/2

14th

6

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Justicialism

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Dual hurdles winner in 2022 but lost his form last year, including over fences; best run for a while when 3rd over 2m6f here last time; same mark and should run well.

15/2

3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Justicialism

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

midfield, headway 2 out, went fourth last, ran on well and went third run-in, no match for first two

25/1

Form: 4P-615 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Stayed on gamely to score at Kelso (3m2f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in November but was below that form the following month (albeit on heavy ground) and has become difficult to predict; younger rivals appeal more.
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4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Niceandeasy

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Stayed on gamely to score at Kelso (3m2f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) in November but was below that form the following month (albeit on heavy ground) and has become difficult to predict; younger rivals appeal more.

12/1

5th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Niceandeasy

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Returned to hurdling for last two starts and it paid off last time when he was always front rank to win seven-runner race at Kelso (3m2f, soft; acts on heavy); tongue tied for the first time that day, so maybe he's turned a corner; back up 3lb but his form of previous seasons (up to last December) was significantly better.

4/1

Form: 17-454

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Heavy-ground bumper winner; shade disappointing when upped to 2m6f to Kelso last month but began hurdling career with two very encouraging runs and could still have significant untapped potential over staying trips.
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9th

10

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:20 Perth

Rob Roy Macgregor

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Bumper winner (heavy) who has so far been unable to kick on over hurdles; slipping to a more competitive mark but plenty to prove.

14/1

9th

10

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:20 Perth

Rob Roy Macgregor

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Bumper winner (heavy) who has so far been unable to kick on over hurdles; slipping to a more competitive mark but plenty to prove.

14/1

5th

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:22 Newcastle

Rob Roy Macgregor

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Heavy-ground bumper winner; hasn't yet managed to build on that over hurdles, including when coming in for some support on his return from wind surgery at Ayr (3m, soft; handicap debut) last month; drops 2lb and has a bit to prove but a competitive effort would not surprise.

11/1

Form: 0P-PFF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Fell at first flight when 150-1 for handicap debut in December and made it only to the fifth flight when also a big-priced outsider here last month; remains unexposed but is not the most obvious answer.
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12

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Manfrominverlochy

10st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Fell at first flight when 150-1 for handicap debut in December and made it only to the fifth flight when also a big-priced outsider here last month; remains unexposed but is not the most obvious answer.

100/1

0

9

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Manfrominverlochy

11st 4lb

J: Graham Watters

T: Ian Duncan

Has yet to show any real ability, failing to complete in his last three starts; hard to fancy.

66/1

0

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle

Manfrominverlochy

11st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Showed little in Ireland on first four starts and pulled up at 100-1 at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) on stable debut three weeks ago; now goes handicapping off a lowly mark but he's hard to fancy.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £29.60
Straight Forecast £21.65
Tricast £62.05
Trifecta £115.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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The Times:

Lady In The Park

TOPSPEED:

Rob Roy Macgregor

Telegraph:

Cream Of The West

Daily Mirror:

Lady In The Park

The Sun:

Lady In The Park

The Star:

Lady In The Park

Daily Record:

Lady In The Park

RP RATINGS:

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POSTDATA:

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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