February 13 / 16.30 Ayr

16.30

Soft

Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.80
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 5-4433 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Just 1-16 over fences but ended last year with some pretty good efforts on slow ground, the latest in first-time blinkers; eased in grade here and will probably be on the premises again.
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1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Just 1-16 over fences but ended last year with some pretty good efforts on slow ground, the latest in first-time blinkers; eased in grade here and will probably be on the premises again.

8/1

3rd

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Camp Belan

11st 1lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: Lucinda Russell

Just 1-15 over fences but the win was gained over C&D and he posted a couple of good efforts last month, latterly when third of five over C&D behind Gipsy Lee Rose; swaps visor for first-time blinkers today; ought to be on the premises again.

7/2

3rd

2

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:20 Kelso

Camp Belan

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won this race last year from 3lb higher mark and shaped as though coming to hand at Wetherby last time (ahead of Conquredalofeurope); the extra yardage here will suit and he has leading claims.

3/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 7-8P05

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Launched chasing career with three disappointing runs towards end of last year (2m3f-2m4f) and comes here with quite a bit to prove but he's now dangerously well handicapped on some of his hurdling form, and today's move back up in trip will suit; sports first-time cheekpieces; needs close attention in the betting.
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2nd

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Heritier De Sivola

10st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Launched chasing career with three disappointing runs towards end of last year (2m3f-2m4f) and comes here with quite a bit to prove but he's now dangerously well handicapped on some of his hurdling form, and today's move back up in trip will suit; sports first-time cheekpieces; needs close attention in the betting.

9/1

5th

4

28th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

12:30 Catterick

Heritier De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

in rear throughout, weakened after 11th

11/2

11th

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Heritier De Sivola

11st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

In good form last winter with win/placed efforts in 2m6f/3m handicap hurdles; last three races haven't gone so well, the latest on chase debut at Huntingdon.

14/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /03-33 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 7yo who has posted two good efforts this season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; could quite plausibly be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip; shortlisted.
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3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Low-mileage 7yo who has posted two good efforts this season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; could quite plausibly be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

3rd

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Baron Briggs

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent, in touch with leaders after 3rd, awkward jump and lost position 5th, jumped left and dropped to rear 6th

4/1

Form: 51-315 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Has very good 8-25 strike-rate over fences, the latest win gained at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; disappointed at Sedgefield (a track he likes) last time, though, and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.
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4th

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Skyhill

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Has very good 8-25 strike-rate over fences, the latest win gained at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day; disappointed at Sedgefield (a track he likes) last time, though, and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

20/1

5th

3

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Skyhill

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

raced wide, prominent behind clear leaders

3/1

1st

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:05 Catterick

Skyhill

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Alison Hamilton

prominent, hit 3rd, pressed leaders on outer after 8th, joined leader 5 out, led 3 out, ridden and went clear after 2 out, 5 lengths ahead last, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

4/1

Form: F-P112 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Rejuvenated 10yo who ended last year with two wins (3m3f/2m7f) and was a long way clear of the third when going close at Musselburgh (2m5f, soft) last month; another 4lb higher today but needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.
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5th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Deep Charm

11st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Rejuvenated 10yo who ended last year with two wins (3m3f/2m7f) and was a long way clear of the third when going close at Musselburgh (2m5f, soft) last month; another 4lb higher today but needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.

4/1

2nd

10

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Deep Charm

10st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Returned to form to win at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in November and followed up at Musselburgh (2m7f, good to soft) last month; drops back in distance today but he can be versatile trip-wise and this rejuvenated 10yo remains well treated on his old form; effective here and he's on the shortlist.

6/1

Form: 8-5315 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Not as good as she was but kept on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and didn't run badly when fifth (behind Camp Belan) from out of the weights there the following month; back on correct mark here; could have a say.
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6th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Not as good as she was but kept on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and didn't run badly when fifth (behind Camp Belan) from out of the weights there the following month; back on correct mark here; could have a say.

11/1

5th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: N W Alexander

Doubled chasing tally when keeping on stoutly for narrow C&D (soft) success last month, her 25th start over fences; evidently in good heart but is effectively 8lb higher from 5lb out of the weights today.

3/1

Form: 46-333

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
A maiden after ten runs but made pretty good start to chasing career when staying-on third at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last month and has each-way claims again off the same mark here.
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7th

10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Cowboy Cooper

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

A maiden after ten runs but made pretty good start to chasing career when staying-on third at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last month and has each-way claims again off the same mark here.

10/1

3rd

8

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Cowboy Cooper

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

0-9 but he's been a fair third at Hexham on his last two hurdle starts (2m7f, heavy) and might not be far away on today's chase debut.

9/1

3rd

6

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:20 Hexham

Cowboy Cooper

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Eight-race maiden; good third over C&D on reappearance last month (heavy) when You Say Its Over was second; a possible.

3/1

Form: 6P2P-2 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles but kept on well from unpromising position when second on seasonal/stable/chase debut at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, and his Irish point win in 2022 suggests he'll be suited by today's slower ground; likely contender.
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8th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Artic Breeze

10st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

0-6 over hurdles but kept on well from unpromising position when second on seasonal/stable/chase debut at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, and his Irish point win in 2022 suggests he'll be suited by today's slower ground; likely contender.

7/2

2nd

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

13:15 Market Rasen

Artic Breeze

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won Irish point in February 2022; modest efforts over hurdles for Laura Morgan; now tried chasing with first-time cheekpieces on first run for new yard; worth a market check.

5/1

Form: P6-P14 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Reportedly suited by move up to 2m7f when holding on well to cause 33-1 surprise at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; has some scope for further progress but dropped out rather tamely in home straight at Newcastle last month (2m4f) and is 2lb wrong here.
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11

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Goodoldbill

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jane Walton

Reportedly suited by move up to 2m7f when holding on well to cause 33-1 surprise at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; has some scope for further progress but dropped out rather tamely in home straight at Newcastle last month (2m4f) and is 2lb wrong here.

16/1

4th

8

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Goodoldbill

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jane Walton

pressed leader, pecked on landing 5 out, pushed along and led narrowly before 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened 2 out, lost third approaching last

3/1

Non-runners

Post Chaise, Sigurd

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £86.10
Straight Forecast £62.47
Tricast £222.28
Trifecta £399.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Baron Briggs

RP RATINGS:

Deep Charm

TOPSPEED:

Artic Breeze

Daily Mirror:

Post Chaise

The Guardian:

Cowboy Cooper

The Sun:

Camp Belan

The Times:

Baron Briggs

D Express:

Baron Briggs

The Star:

Baron Briggs

Daily Mail:

Artic Breeze

Daily Record:

Post Chaise

POSTDATA:

Deep Charm

Telegraph:

Deep Charm