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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1st

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Shoeshine Boy

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

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.

9/1

4th

5

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

12:15 Haydock

Shoeshine Boy

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders, went second after 1st

4/1

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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2nd

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Lady In The Park

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

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.

7/2

1st

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

11:52 Wetherby

Lady In The Park

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

towards rear but in touch with leaders, switched right and good headway before 3 out, soon challenging, went second last, soon ridden and joined leader, kept on and led towards finish

3/1

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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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

1st

7

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Cream Of The West

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

towards rear, headway and prominent 4 out, challenging when not fluent 2 out, soon clear with one other, ridden when hung left and led narrowly last, kept on well towards finish

9/2

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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4th

10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Artic Mann

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

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.

10/1

3rd

7

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Artic Mann

10st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

taken down early, didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway on outer and went third 3 out, no extra before last

4/1

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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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

2nd

6

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Enemy At The Gate

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Donald Whillans

prominent, pressed leader 2nd, led but pestered 4th, joined 2 out, soon went clear with winner, rallied when headed last, no extra towards finish

7/2

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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6th

11

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Paddy Elvis

10st 10lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

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.

14/1

11th

11

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Ayr

Paddy Elvis

11st 6lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Runner-up in a Newcastle AW bumper in January; modest efforts over hurdles (well behind Florida Dreams at Ayr last month); others stronger.

66/1

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

Teescomponentstrig

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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8th

9

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Toombridge

11st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

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.

50/1

0

8

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:20 Ayr

Toombridge

11st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Some promise in an Irish point and over hurdles; pulled up in a handicap hurdle on reappearance; this looks much harder.

40/1

0

3

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Toombridge

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Duncan

Second in an Irish point; showed little on his first two hurdles starts; better effort at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) when last seen in April but this initial mark looks stiff based on what he's produced.

9/1

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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9th

13

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

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.

14/1

2nd

13

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Lewa House

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

Sole win came at Hexham (2m4f, soft) in November 2022, but in the frame in three of his five starts last year; again appeared to find the trip stretching him at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) last time, but no surprise if he hits the frame again now 1lb below his winning mark.

12/1

OUR TIP

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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10th

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Justicialism

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

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.

20/1

6

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:23 Down Royal

Justicialism

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: B R Hamilton

150-1 at Fairyhouse where jumping came unstuck in the latter stages; needs to turn the screw another few notches but not without an outside squeak with a good round.

50/1

0

6

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Justicialism

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: B R Hamilton

Two wins over hurdles came back-to-back early in 2022; below his best since Naas second in January; 103-rated hurdler is likely to need a handicap mark over fences.

66/1

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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5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Rob Roy Macgregor

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

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.

8/1

4th

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:20 Kelso

Rob Roy Macgregor

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Heavy-ground bumper winner who has posted fair efforts on first two hurdle starts (2m/2m1f, soft/good to soft); improvement required but he has a staying pedigree and this longer trip could be just what he needs.

4/1

5th

7

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Carlisle

Rob Roy Macgregor

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Justified favouritism in heavy-ground bumper here on debut; below that form in both subsequent runs, latest over hurdles at Kelso; however, may start to progress back at the scene of his win; still of interest.

7/2

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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D Express:

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