April 19 / 15.20 Ayr

15.20

Soft

Coral “We’re Here For It” Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £16338
  • 2m 5f 91y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Coral “We’re Here For It” Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £28.70
  • Place: £6.30

Form: -231P0

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Last five runs have been on heavy so conditions were no excuse when running poorly the last twice, and was beaten too far out to blame 3m; Harry Skelton rides the yard's other one.
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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Punta Del Este

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Last five runs have been on heavy so conditions were no excuse when running poorly the last twice, and was beaten too far out to blame 3m; Harry Skelton rides the yard's other one.

20/1

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Punta Del Este

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Last five runs have been on heavy so conditions were no excuse when running poorly the last twice, and was beaten too far out to blame 3m; Harry Skelton rides the yard's other one.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 74132F D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who has progressed well this season (2m3f-2m5f) and was still travelling within himself when falling at Ascot last month, albeit still a fair way from home; will need his best yet to defy this high a mark but that's feasible.
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2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

The Four Sixes

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Front-runner who has progressed well this season (2m3f-2m5f) and was still travelling within himself when falling at Ascot last month, albeit still a fair way from home; will need his best yet to defy this high a mark but that's feasible.

8/1

2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

The Four Sixes

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Front-runner who has progressed well this season (2m3f-2m5f) and was still travelling within himself when falling at Ascot last month, albeit still a fair way from home; will need his best yet to defy this high a mark but that's feasible.

8/1

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

The Four Sixes

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won on stable debut at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) on Boxing Day and this front-runner has been placed there the next twice (2m3f, soft); this lightly raced and progressive 6yo can make another bold bid provided today's better ground isn't an issue.

3/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: -54254 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Won twice here and was runner-up on his other visit; has not been easy to predict this season but ran okay after wind surgery last time and he's beneath his last winning mark.
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3rd

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Fostersisland

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Won twice here and was runner-up on his other visit; has not been easy to predict this season but ran okay after wind surgery last time and he's beneath his last winning mark.

25/1

3rd

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Fostersisland

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Won twice here and was runner-up on his other visit; has not been easy to predict this season but ran okay after wind surgery last time and he's beneath his last winning mark.

25/1

4th

7

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Fostersisland

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Patchy form across his four runs this season but they've all been on soft going and he showed spark when second at Wetherby in January; below par there since but he's had wind surgery subsequently and could be back on better ground today; back down to same mark as for 8l win at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) last March and this C&D winner is capable of having a big say.

14/1

Form: 5361 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner; down the field in two maidens and a novice won by good horses before making the most of a straightforward opportunity at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie); he didn't beat a lot but as a handicap newcomer from the Skelton yard he brings obvious appeal.
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4th

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Theformismighty

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Irish point winner; down the field in two maidens and a novice won by good horses before making the most of a straightforward opportunity at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie); he didn't beat a lot but as a handicap newcomer from the Skelton yard he brings obvious appeal.

4/1

4th

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Theformismighty

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Irish point winner; down the field in two maidens and a novice won by good horses before making the most of a straightforward opportunity at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie); he didn't beat a lot but as a handicap newcomer from the Skelton yard he brings obvious appeal.

4/1

Form: 2-2514 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo with plenty of size about him; narrow winner of his novice and when a 9.5l fourth on his return to handicaps at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) he didn't settle that well or jump great; the hood could be an interesting addition and he's considered.
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5th

14

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Jagwar

10st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Lightly raced 5yo with plenty of size about him; narrow winner of his novice and when a 9.5l fourth on his return to handicaps at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) he didn't settle that well or jump great; the hood could be an interesting addition and he's considered.

13/2

5th

14

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Jagwar

10st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Lightly raced 5yo with plenty of size about him; narrow winner of his novice and when a 9.5l fourth on his return to handicaps at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) he didn't settle that well or jump great; the hood could be an interesting addition and he's considered.

13/2

4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Jagwar

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Second at Auteuil (2m2f, heavy) and Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) on first two starts; didn't jump well when only fifth switched to handicaps at Haydock in December and it looked like a last-flight mistake might prove costly when sent off at 8-15 back in novice company at Carlisle (2m3f, heavy) two months later, but to his credit he rallied to lead where it matters; his hurdling has to be a slight worry back in a handicap but he has the ability to rate higher.

5/2

Form: 125659

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Hasn't looked that comfortable going in against Graded horses on his final four appearances, from 2m2f to 3m; should fare better now into handicap company for the first time but others appeal more; cheekpieces did nothing when tried once before.
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6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Dripsey Moon

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: John C McConnell

Hasn't looked that comfortable going in against Graded horses on his final four appearances, from 2m2f to 3m; should fare better now into handicap company for the first time but others appeal more; cheekpieces did nothing when tried once before.

33/1

Form: 1/1240 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo; it was his first real blip when midfield in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham but the stable was under a cloud then and his previous fourth in the 2m Betfair Hurdle was eyecatching, especially with a view to his potential over this far; very interesting.
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7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Doddiethegreat

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo; it was his first real blip when midfield in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham but the stable was under a cloud then and his previous fourth in the 2m Betfair Hurdle was eyecatching, especially with a view to his potential over this far; very interesting.

11/4

7th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Doddiethegreat

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 8yo; it was his first real blip when midfield in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham but the stable was under a cloud then and his previous fourth in the 2m Betfair Hurdle was eyecatching, especially with a view to his potential over this far; very interesting.

11/4

12th

21

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Doddiethegreat

10st 13lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

8yo but just six races; won the first four and finishing second at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) in December was a solid introduction to handicaps; 18-1 for a top handicap at Newbury (2m, heavy) last month and, having tried to settle him out the back, his late progress into fourth of 21 caught the eye, despite hanging left; stable form is the big worry but, off the same mark as last time and back up in trip, having run away with a 2m5f novice in 2021, he should have a big shout.

15/2

Form: 23112/ BF

Last run: 739 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Highly progressive when last seen two years ago, beaten only a nose by the now smart chaser Marsh Wren in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Hexham on final appearance; however, she's hard to trust in this competitive a race after so long out.
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8th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Fonzerelli

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Highly progressive when last seen two years ago, beaten only a nose by the now smart chaser Marsh Wren in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Hexham on final appearance; however, she's hard to trust in this competitive a race after so long out.

25/1

8th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Fonzerelli

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Highly progressive when last seen two years ago, beaten only a nose by the now smart chaser Marsh Wren in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Hexham on final appearance; however, she's hard to trust in this competitive a race after so long out.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: -6F206 C

Last run: 62 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.
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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Wakool

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: N W Alexander

Former Grade 2 winner but has become inconsistent and his improvement during the past three years has come over 3m.

33/1

Form: 13-356 C BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner at up to 2m3f; career-best RPR came when third over 3m last season so the this far will be fine, and cheekpieces are added after failing to give it his best shot last time at 2m; not on an impossible mark by any means.
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4th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Carnfunnock

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd, briefly led after 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

4th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Carnfunnock

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd, briefly led after 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Carnfunnock

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Four-time winner at up to 2m3f; career-best RPR came when third over 3m last season so the this far will be fine, and cheekpieces are added after failing to give it his best shot last time at 2m; not on an impossible mark by any means.

10/1

Form: 24/1P- D BF

Last run: 476 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Smart novice hurdler two seasons ago including a fourth in the 3m Grade 1 at Aintree's National meeting; won his first chase last season before finishing lame in the second; has a long absence to overcome in a competitive handicap on this return to hurdling.
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2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Crystal Glory

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Smart novice hurdler two seasons ago including a fourth in the 3m Grade 1 at Aintree's National meeting; won his first chase last season before finishing lame in the second; has a long absence to overcome in a competitive handicap on this return to hurdling.

16/1

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Crystal Glory

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Smart novice hurdler two seasons ago including a fourth in the 3m Grade 1 at Aintree's National meeting; won his first chase last season before finishing lame in the second; has a long absence to overcome in a competitive handicap on this return to hurdling.

16/1

Form: 31-0P0 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Prolific winner last season from 1m7f to 2m4f, culminating with a novice success at this meeting; his current campaign hasn't got going at all and was no better for wind surgery last time at Kempton; now goes in cheekpieces; has enough to prove.
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5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Hugos New Horse

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Prolific winner last season from 1m7f to 2m4f, culminating with a novice success at this meeting; his current campaign hasn't got going at all and was no better for wind surgery last time at Kempton; now goes in cheekpieces; has enough to prove.

12/1

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Hugos New Horse

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Prolific winner last season from 1m7f to 2m4f, culminating with a novice success at this meeting; his current campaign hasn't got going at all and was no better for wind surgery last time at Kempton; now goes in cheekpieces; has enough to prove.

12/1

10th

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Hugos New Horse

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on both runs this term (October/December) but has had wind surgery since, which could help him rediscover the form shown in last season's prolific novice campaign; not discounted.

12/1

Form: -18562

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Has got back on track with two respectable displays in the tongue-tie (over 3m+); can cope with this shorter trip but might not be well enough handicapped to win this.
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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Dare To Shout

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Has got back on track with two respectable displays in the tongue-tie (over 3m+); can cope with this shorter trip but might not be well enough handicapped to win this.

12/1

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Dare To Shout

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Has got back on track with two respectable displays in the tongue-tie (over 3m+); can cope with this shorter trip but might not be well enough handicapped to win this.

12/1

Form: 4U-P68 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Won this race in 2021 and 2022; will do well to bring up the hat-trick after this season's efforts (two chases and a hurdle) but he's back on a good mark.
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11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Bass Rock

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won this race in 2021 and 2022; will do well to bring up the hat-trick after this season's efforts (two chases and a hurdle) but he's back on a good mark.

11/1

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Bass Rock

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won this race in 2021 and 2022; will do well to bring up the hat-trick after this season's efforts (two chases and a hurdle) but he's back on a good mark.

11/1

8th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Bass Rock

11st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

Well treated on his hurdle and chase form up to the end of 2022; however, he's been below his best over fences on his two starts this season and today's return to hurdling needs to trigger a revival.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £419.10
Straight Forecast £323.86
Tricast £5691.35
Trifecta £2865.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Doddiethegreat

SPOTLIGHT:

Jagwar

Daily Record:

Theformismighty

WEST COUNTRY:

Hugos New Horse

POSTDATA:

Foster'sisland

The Times:

Jagwar

D Express:

Jagwar

TOPSPEED:

Doddiethegreat

LAMBOURN:

Doddiethegreat

Telegraph:

Doddiethegreat

The Guardian:

Doddiethegreat

Daily Mail:

Doddiethegreat

Daily Mirror:

Doddiethegreat

The Sun:

Doddiethegreat

The Star:

Doddiethegreat