April 19 / 13.20 Ayr

13.20

Soft

Remus Uomo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Remus Uomo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

Form: 174 CD

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Bought for £150,000 after two seconds in Irish points; looks well treated on the form of his front-running novice win here in November (2m, good to soft) and unlikely that he's done himself justice since then, including in a Grade 2; one to consider on handicap debut.
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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Primoz

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in midfield, steady headway on outer before 4 out, went second and going easily 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

9/1

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Primoz

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Bought for £150,000 after two seconds in Irish points; looks well treated on the form of his front-running novice win here in November (2m, good to soft) and unlikely that he's done himself justice since then, including in a Grade 2; one to consider on handicap debut.

9/1

Form: 1223P4 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Third in a Listed hurdle before finding the Boodles too hard at Cheltenham; finished a 9l fourth off 2lb higher at Musselburgh two weeks ago and he'll need to better that here.
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2nd

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Balboa

10st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Third in a Listed hurdle before finding the Boodles too hard at Cheltenham; finished a 9l fourth off 2lb higher at Musselburgh two weeks ago and he'll need to better that here.

25/1

2nd

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Balboa

10st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in midfield, mistake 3rd

25/1

4th

2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Balboa

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Chepstow winner for Milton Harris in October (2m, heavy) and runner-up to impressive Salver in the Grade 2 Finale Hurdle over same C&D in December (heavy); fair third in a Listed event here in February (1m7f, good to soft); pulled up in the Boodles but could bounce back.

5/1

Form: 522031 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Only 1-7 in points and now 1-9 under rules after a breakthrough win under Ben Smith over C&D last month; however, that was a Class 4 handicap and this is a whole lot tougher (up 4lb).
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2nd

10

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Dance Thief

10st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Came good over hurdles at ninth attempt, with clearcut win at Ayr (2m, good) in March, and might have bettered that effort when third in competitive handicap over same C&D (soft) last month; likely contender.

4/1

2nd

10

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Dance Thief

10st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Came good over hurdles at ninth attempt, with clearcut win at Ayr (2m, good) in March, and might have bettered that effort when third in competitive handicap over same C&D (soft) last month; likely contender.

4/1

3rd

14

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Dance Thief

10st 3lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Only 1-7 in points and now 1-9 under rules after a breakthrough win under Ben Smith over C&D last month; however, that was a Class 4 handicap and this is a whole lot tougher (up 4lb).

10/1

Form: 214654 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Beat a respected rival in a novice earlier this season but now 0-3 in handicaps and hasn't genuinely threatened in any of them (in this headgear combination the last twice); down 5lb for those but has to raise his game.
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5th

4

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Slugger

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Yet to make any significant further progress since winning on hurdle debut in October, and his tendency to race too freely remains a worry; however, he came from off the pace for creditable fourth (just behind Dance Thief) in competitive handicap at Ayr (2m, soft) last month; a player.

9/1

5th

4

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Slugger

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Yet to make any significant further progress since winning on hurdle debut in October, and his tendency to race too freely remains a worry; however, he came from off the pace for creditable fourth (just behind Dance Thief) in competitive handicap at Ayr (2m, soft) last month; a player.

9/1

4th

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Slugger

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 4th

33/1

Form: -31148 D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Dual novice winner who was possibly flattered to finish close up in a slowly run Grade 2 at Doncaster in January; he just didn't show up on his handicap debut last time but still interesting off this sort of mark.
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5th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

The Kalooki Kid

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

held up in midfield

9/1

5th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

The Kalooki Kid

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Dual novice winner who was possibly flattered to finish close up in a slowly run Grade 2 at Doncaster in January; he just didn't show up on his handicap debut last time but still interesting off this sort of mark.

9/1

8th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

The Kalooki Kid

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Won at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) in November on second hurdle start and again had something to spare at Newcastle (2m1f, good) next time; not disgraced when fourth of five in Grade 2 novices' hurdle at Doncaster (2m, good) last time and he has potential now up in trip on handicap debut.

3/1

Form: 322621 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Beaten narrowly by a good horse (Grade 2 bumper winner) on hurdling debut here in December; hasn't really gone on and his market rival departed midrace when winning a Chepstow novice with ease last time out (soft); did look good there, however, and he might be improving; handicap debut.
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6th

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Phantomofthepoints

11st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

led, headed but prominent after 3rd, led narrowly after 4 out

6/1

Form: 5-2431 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
All six career starts have been here and it wasn't his first solid run in maidens when edging home over C&D in early March; he's a dark one now entering handicaps in a first-time tongue-tie.
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7th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out

10/1

7th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

All six career starts have been here and it wasn't his first solid run in maidens when edging home over C&D in early March; he's a dark one now entering handicaps in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

1st

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Hombre De Guerra

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Caught the eye over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut in November, finishing well to chase home a useful rival, and has made the frame here on both subsequent outings; the form of his 2m4f third in January reads well in this context and he's a leading contender.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3/2114 CD BF

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Stopped quickly on handicap/chase debut in February, having gone off favourite, after previously winning easily in maiden and novice company over hurdles (2m, soft); faces his toughest test to date but he's dangerously unexposed.
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3rd

4

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

18:15 Cartmel

Doyen Du Bar

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Dual novice hurdle winner last season (2m, soft); disappointing favourite when only fourth of five on chase/handicap debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) in February and safely held when switched back to hurdling last month but the added hood may help him to settle better here, and he could still have a good future over fences.

8/1

Form: 516-46 D

Last run: 104 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Had eight runs for Gordon Elliott, winning a 2m deep-ground maiden and later fourth of 16 in a handicap (2m, yielding); bought for 45,000euros and still has low mileage on the clock; market could be informative.
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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Abbeydale

12st 1lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear

14/1

9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Abbeydale

12st 1lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Had eight runs for Gordon Elliott, winning a 2m deep-ground maiden and later fourth of 16 in a handicap (2m, yielding); bought for 45,000euros and still has low mileage on the clock; market could be informative.

14/1

10/1

Form: 323/5

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo; placed in points and it was over trips from 2m3f to 2m7f when showing promise in three starts for Gary Moore in late 2021; weak 33-1 chance when beaten about 20l in a Newbury 2m novice on debut for this yard after a mammoth absence and it's questionable whether this is his trip, but the Skelton factor can't be underestimated.
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4th

2

26th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Next Left

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from long absence with two underwhelming hurdle runs for new stable this spring but career back on track with clearcut win on chasing debut at Warwick (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; should cope if the ground stays soft here and could have more to offer over 3m.

6/4

4th

2

26th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Next Left

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from long absence with two underwhelming hurdle runs for new stable this spring but career back on track with clearcut win on chasing debut at Warwick (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; should cope if the ground stays soft here and could have more to offer over 3m.

6/4

1st

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:35 Warwick

Next Left

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

pressed leader

5/1

Form: 0-7321 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Third in the 2022 Dante for Aidan O'Brien; however, he took a while to win his first race over hurdles, scoring easily at the eighth attempt at Fakenham on good ground he seemed to enjoy (as was also the case on the Flat); might be vulnerable under these conditions.
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11th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Bluegrass

10st 9lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

in touch with leaders in centre of group, not fluent and dropped to midfield 3rd, lost position and in rear 5th

15/2

11th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Bluegrass

10st 9lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Third in the 2022 Dante for Aidan O'Brien; however, he took a while to win his first race over hurdles, scoring easily at the eighth attempt at Fakenham on good ground he seemed to enjoy (as was also the case on the Flat); might be vulnerable under these conditions.

15/2

Form: 12143P D

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Flat maiden who has taken well to hurdling, winning two non-handicaps; visored for the one and only time when third on handicap debut at Musselburgh on New Year's Day and it was a deep race in which he struggled last time at Leopardstown's big February fixture (blinkered for a second time); no headgear now and has each-way claims if at her best.
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3rd

2

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:32 Perth

Belle Of Annandale

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

travelled strongly, held up in rear

8/1

12th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Belle Of Annandale

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Flat maiden who has taken well to hurdling, winning two non-handicaps; visored for the one and only time when third on handicap debut at Musselburgh on New Year's Day and it was a deep race in which he struggled last time at Leopardstown's big February fixture (blinkered for a second time); no headgear now and has each-way claims if at her best.

20/1

12th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Belle Of Annandale

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders on inner

20/1

Form: 32-141 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Beat a useful subsequent winner in his 2m maiden (heavy) and beat a consistent previous winner when defying a penalty at Taunton (2m3f, soft); arrives here for handicap debut on the back of a light season for his top connections and has to be of interest.
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13th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Jackpot DAthou

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

4/1

13th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Jackpot DAthou

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Beat a useful subsequent winner in his 2m maiden (heavy) and beat a consistent previous winner when defying a penalty at Taunton (2m3f, soft); arrives here for handicap debut on the back of a light season for his top connections and has to be of interest.

4/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Jackpot DAthou

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

raced wide, disputed lead, raced in second from 4th

6/4

Non-runners

Lively Citizen

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £112.37
Tricast £773.04

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Bluegrass

WEST COUNTRY:

Jackpot d'Athou

SPOTLIGHT:

Primoz

The Star:

Doyen Du Bar

D Express:

Phantomofthepoints

Telegraph:

Lively Citizen

Daily Mail:

Primoz

The Guardian:

Jackpot d'Athou

The Sun:

Jackpot d'Athou

TOPSPEED:

Bluegrass

POSTDATA:

Bluegrass

The Times:

Bluegrass

Daily Mirror:

Bluegrass

Daily Record:

Doyen Du Bar