April 19 / 15.55 Ayr

15.55

Soft

Seko Logistics Scotland Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8185.55
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Seko Logistics Scotland Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -54P21 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Faded when 11l second to progressive winner at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in February and capitalised on the drop back in trip to win at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last month; won over hurdles on soft ground; did it very readily last time and is unexposed at this distance; respected up 7lb.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Rath Gaul Hill

10st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 6th, outpaced 8th, rallied and went third before 4 out

11/4

1st

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Rath Gaul Hill

10st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 6th, outpaced 8th, rallied and went third before 4 out

11/4

1st

8

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Rath Gaul Hill

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

2m novice hurdle winner who has shown signs of promise among his three chase starts, travelling well when 11l second at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) last time; this drop back in trip may help and he's not ruled out.

8/1

11/4

  • Place: £2.10

Form: U/3231 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
In a first-time hood this headstrong sort easily made all over C&D (good) last month; has a 10lb higher mark against tougher opposition today, along with different ground, but this lightly raced 8yo may have more to offer in the hood and could make another bold bid.
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4th

3

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

18:15 Cartmel

Salamanca Bay

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

taken down early

11/4

4th

3

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

18:15 Cartmel

Salamanca Bay

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

taken down early

11/4

2nd

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Salamanca Bay

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

pulled hard, led, went clear 3rd, reduced lead when mistake 4th, good jump and went clear again 5th

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: -52213 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
He tends to be difficult to settle but he won at Musselburgh in February on his fourth chase start (2m, good to soft; ground changed to soft after race) and was a fair third of five in a warm little race at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last time; only six and in top hands; possible player.
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3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Beau Balko

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, steady headway and went second 9th

5/1

3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Beau Balko

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, steady headway and went second 9th

5/1

5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Beau Balko

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Did well to finish second at Hereford (2m, good) in December having made a bad mid-race mistake and he won at Musselburgh next time (2m, good to soft; ground changed to soft after race); he could do with settling better over today's extra 2f but this 6yo may continue to progress for his top yard.

2/1

Form: 243243 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Beaten on his six starts since winning at Ludlow (2m, soft) in December but has run some good races in that spell, most recently third at Chepstow (2m, soft) behind runner-up Sans Bruit who went one better at Aintree last week; might not be far away.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Dr T J Eckleburg

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in last, struggling from 8th

9/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Dr T J Eckleburg

10st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in last, struggling from 8th

9/1

3

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Dr T J Eckleburg

11st 8lb

T: Evan Williams

Form: 227331 D

Last run: 220 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won at Kelso (2m1f, good) last September on third chase start and final run for Iain Jardine; however, he's 8lb out of the handicap on this first outing since and has an exposed profile (just 1-20 over hurdles); his wins have come on good ground; may be best watched on stable debut.
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5th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

raced in second, lost second after 9th, lost third and weakening before 4 out

33/1

5th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

raced in second, lost second after 9th, lost third and weakening before 4 out

33/1

1st

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

18:05 Kelso

Minella Youngy

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

raced in fourth, went third after 4th

9/2

Form: 152111 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Ex-French 6yo who is 5-8 over British fences having won comfortably on his last three starts (2m/1m7f, soft); the latest was at Wincanton 11 days ago and a 7lb penalty may not stop this thriving grey.
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3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Royal Mer

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders

9/4

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Royal Mer

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders

9/4

1st

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Royal Mer

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, headway 4 out, going easily before 3 out, led just before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £11.60
Straight Forecast £11.55
Trifecta £34.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Mer

RP RATINGS:

Rath Gaul Hill

POSTDATA:

Salamanca Bay

TOPSPEED:

Dr T J Eckleburg

WEST COUNTRY:

Royal Mer

The Times:

Royal Mer

The Guardian:

Royal Mer

Daily Mirror:

Royal Mer

The Sun:

Royal Mer

Telegraph:

Rath Gaul Hill

D Express:

Rath Gaul Hill

The Star:

Rath Gaul Hill

Daily Record:

Rath Gaul Hill

Daily Mail:

Salamanca Bay