April 19 / 14.50 Ayr

14.50

Soft

Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25720
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -1P231 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Novice who was placed twice in a row this winter (2m4f, good/soft) before winning at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; came clear with a course specialist last time and could continue to progress for top yard.
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2nd

2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Outlaw Peter

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 6th

7/2

2nd

2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Outlaw Peter

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 6th, left in second 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

7/2

1st

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Outlaw Peter

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Novice who was placed twice in a row this winter (2m4f, good/soft) before winning at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) last month; came clear with a course specialist last time and could continue to progress for top yard.

9/2

15/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 14U342 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Back to form with neck second of five in novice handicap chase at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; also effective over 2m4f and on soft ground; there's a suspicion that latest performance (when he lost a shoe) represents strong form and this 7yo novice could be in the mix once more.
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2nd

3

17th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

18:20 Aintree

Soul Icon

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Eight-time hurdle winner; 0-5 over fences but ended last season with two creditable seconds, the latter in valuable race at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last month; today's forecast quicker ground ought to be in his favour; big player.

5/2

2nd

3

17th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

18:20 Aintree

Soul Icon

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Eight-time hurdle winner; 0-5 over fences but ended last season with two creditable seconds, the latter in valuable race at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last month; today's forecast quicker ground ought to be in his favour; big player.

5/2

2nd

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Soul Icon

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Keiran Burke

Back to form with neck second of five in novice handicap chase at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; also effective over 2m4f and on soft ground; there's a suspicion that latest performance (when he lost a shoe) represents strong form and this 7yo novice could be in the mix once more.

15/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 331411 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Has made it 3-5 over fences with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Haydock (2m4f, soft) the last twice; he's up in the weights and in grade today and could do with jumping with greater fluency, but he's clearly progressing nicely and could have even more left in the tank.
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3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Prairie Wolf

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Has made it 3-5 over fences with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Haydock (2m4f, soft) the last twice; he's up in the weights and in grade today and could do with jumping with greater fluency, but he's clearly progressing nicely and could have even more left in the tank.

5/1

3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Prairie Wolf

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Has made it 3-5 over fences with wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Haydock (2m4f, soft) the last twice; he's up in the weights and in grade today and could do with jumping with greater fluency, but he's clearly progressing nicely and could have even more left in the tank.

5/1

1st

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

14:45 Haydock

Prairie Wolf

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Two wins (2m4f/2m3f, good to soft/soft) from last three starts, with good fourth in hot novice handicap at Cheltenham in between; did it comfortably at Catterick latest despite final-fence blunder; unexposed over fences and could have more to offer in this sphere; key player up 7lb for last time.

Evs

Form: 2U134P D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Won in fine style at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) in November and is just 3lb higher today; however, he hasn't been at the same level on his three starts since and was pulled up last time; this 10yo needs to get back on track.
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4th

2

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:17 Perth

Half Shot

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

raced in second, not fluent 6th

6/1

7th

3

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

15:58 Market Rasen

Half Shot

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

midfield, headway after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

7th

3

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

15:58 Market Rasen

Half Shot

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

midfield, headway after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

Form: 164673 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Following a break he returned to form with a 3l third of six at Cork (2m, soft) recently; his last win came over 2m4f and this Irish challenger could have a part to play now back up in trip.
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6th

1

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:50 Listowel

Take All

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

An infrequent winner; has been running well off his higher chase mark but that's more his game these days and, although a winner over hurdles, it's 18 months since last seen in this discipline.

12/1

8th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Take All

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 2-23 over fences but lots of places; a fine run at Cork after a break but was below that level at Ayr since and has to rebound.

8/1

8th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Take All

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 2-23 over fences but lots of places; a fine run at Cork after a break but was below that level at Ayr since and has to rebound.

8/1

Form: 32P-41 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.
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3

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Numitor

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Looked back in good nick when winning valuable veterans' race at Haydock (2m4f, soft) in March, on second run after a long absence; didn't fire at Ayr last month but current mark probably not beyond him.

11/2

3

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Numitor

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Heather Main

Looked back in good nick when winning valuable veterans' race at Haydock (2m4f, soft) in March, on second run after a long absence; didn't fire at Ayr last month but current mark probably not beyond him.

11/2

6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Numitor

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Heather Main

Winner of a veterans' chase at Haydock (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago on his second start back from an absence; takes on younger opponents today but he remains feasibly treated back up 6lb and could play another leading role.

8/1

Form: -13421 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Runner-up to course specialist at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in February then won easily in small field there (2m1f, soft) latest; has run well on all four visits here and further improvement can't be ruled out, but he's back up in grade and needs to be better than ever to defy a 7lb rise for last time.
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7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Nells Son

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up to course specialist at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in February then won easily in small field there (2m1f, soft) latest; has run well on all four visits here and further improvement can't be ruled out, but he's back up in grade and needs to be better than ever to defy a 7lb rise for last time.

7/1

7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Nells Son

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Runner-up to course specialist at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in February then won easily in small field there (2m1f, soft) latest; has run well on all four visits here and further improvement can't be ruled out, but he's back up in grade and needs to be better than ever to defy a 7lb rise for last time.

7/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

14:10 Kelso

Nells Son

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Got off the mark over fences at Carlisle (2m) in October and he comes here on the back of a good second in 2m5f handicap here 23 days ago; he can't be discounted back in trip now.

6/4

Form: 382118 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Now 3-3 at Newbury following two wins there last month (2m4f, heavy/good to soft); well beaten in hot handicap at Aintree (2m, soft) last Thursday and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce his Newbury form on his first visit here, but the step back up in trip is a plus and he's not ruled out.
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1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Heltenham

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Now 3-3 at Newbury following two wins there last month (2m4f, heavy/good to soft); well beaten in hot handicap at Aintree (2m, soft) last Thursday and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce his Newbury form on his first visit here, but the step back up in trip is a plus and he's not ruled out.

11/1

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Heltenham

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Now 3-3 at Newbury following two wins there last month (2m4f, heavy/good to soft); well beaten in hot handicap at Aintree (2m, soft) last Thursday and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce his Newbury form on his first visit here, but the step back up in trip is a plus and he's not ruled out.

11/1

8th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Heltenham

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Acts on any ground; has raced over about 2m4f for over two years and while he comes here in the form of his life following two Newbury wins (on heavy and good to soft) he was hard pressed to win the latest and a further 6lb rise is the thanks he's had; a new set of skills is needed in his first 2m chase.

7/1

Form: 4P7511 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.
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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

1st

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, left in lead 2nd, clear before 8th, increased tempo and went well clear before 3 out, hit 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 221231

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Progressive novice who was suited by the return to a left-handed track when winning at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; also effective on soft/heavy; this is a tougher test of his credentials than last time but he's up just 2lb and could continue to improve for last year's winning yard.
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9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

General Officer

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Progressive novice who was suited by the return to a left-handed track when winning at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; also effective on soft/heavy; this is a tougher test of his credentials than last time but he's up just 2lb and could continue to improve for last year's winning yard.

9/1

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

General Officer

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Progressive novice who was suited by the return to a left-handed track when winning at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month; also effective on soft/heavy; this is a tougher test of his credentials than last time but he's up just 2lb and could continue to improve for last year's winning yard.

9/1

1st

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

General Officer

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, raced in second from 2nd, led just before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on, always doing enough

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £30.30
Straight Forecast £27.59
Tricast £206.52
Trifecta £255.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jet Plane

WEST COUNTRY:

Outlaw Peter

Telegraph:

Prairie Wolf

D Express:

Prairie Wolf

The Sun:

Outlaw Peter

Daily Record:

Outlaw Peter

RP RATINGS:

Jet Plane

TOPSPEED:

Jet Plane

POSTDATA:

Jet Plane

The Times:

Jet Plane

The Guardian:

Jet Plane

Daily Mail:

Jet Plane

Daily Mirror:

Jet Plane

The Star:

Jet Plane