April 20 / 13.15 Ayr

13.15

Soft

Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28135
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £3.20

Form: -14744 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict
Won off this mark on reappearance at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) in October and he's versatile ground-wise; not beaten far when fourth of five at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) last time, despite jumping to the right (which isn't the norm for him), and he's not ruled out.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

jumped slightly right throughout, raced in last but in touch with leaders early, prominent 5th, led after 3 out, ridden when jumped right last, kept on well

13/2

1st

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Won off this mark on reappearance at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) in October and he's versatile ground-wise; not beaten far when fourth of five at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) last time, despite jumping to the right (which isn't the norm for him), and he's not ruled out.

13/2

4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:35 Doncaster

Tommys Oscar

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ann Hamilton

Grade 2 novice chase winner over C&D last winter and looked just as good when scoring comfortably on seasonal debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) in October; last month's Musselburgh fourth (2m4f, soft) was perfectly respectable and today's shorter trip arguably suits him better; good chance.

9/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3-3151 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Course hurdles winner (2m, good) who made it 2-4 over fences when easily making all over C&D (heavy) in February last time out; 10lb higher against classier opposition today but remains to be seen where limitations lie.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second, not fluent 8th, pressed leader 9th, led but hit 3 out, soon headed, kept on

5/1

2nd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Course hurdles winner (2m, good) who made it 2-4 over fences when easily making all over C&D (heavy) in February last time out; 10lb higher against classier opposition today but remains to be seen where limitations lie.

5/1

1st

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Came up short in Class 2 race last month but has a largely solid and progressive record otherwise; jumped well and made all for easy success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy; second chase run) the time before; remains of interest back down in grade.

7/2

Form: 787021 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Ex-French 6yo for whom things really clicked when comfortably making all under Bryony Frost in the Red Rum Handicap Chase at Aintree (2m, soft) nine days ago on his fourth run for Paul Nicholls; beat 14 rivals that day and a 10lb rise may not stop him if he can repeat that promise.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Sans Bruit

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

led, hit 7th, pressed leaders when headed 3 out, weakened approaching last

5/2

3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Sans Bruit

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Ex-French 6yo for whom things really clicked when comfortably making all under Bryony Frost in the Red Rum Handicap Chase at Aintree (2m, soft) nine days ago on his fourth run for Paul Nicholls; beat 14 rivals that day and a 10lb rise may not stop him if he can repeat that promise.

5/2

1st

13

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Sans Bruit

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Six wins in France, one over fences; well held in first two hurdle starts for this yard but he fared much better back over fences at Chepstow (2m, soft) ten days ago when always going well but just run out of the race late on by an improver; due a 3lb rise but is 2lb out of the weights; can figure.

10/1

Form: 2-21P1 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Won at Ascot (2m1f, good to soft) in December on second chase start and bounced back from Cheltenham flop for neck win at Kempton (2m2f, good to soft) last month; top trainer has won three of the last six runnings and this 6yo could have a big say if conditions suit (unproven on soft/heavy).
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Persian Time

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

always behind, struggling and pulled up after 10th

10/1

4

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Persian Time

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

always behind, struggling and pulled up after 10th

10/1

4th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Persian Time

10st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders, hit 7th, weakened after 9th, went modest fourth towards finish

11/2

Form: U16131 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
3-6 over fences having made all in competitive handicap at Fairyhouse (2m1f, soft) in January; on a lofty mark for his first British start but this 7yo is clearly progressive for his top Irish yard and has to be respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 50y

13:57 Punchestown

Uncle Phil

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

set good pace, headed 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

4/1

14th

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Uncle Phil

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

not fluent 2 out

14/1

14th

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Uncle Phil

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

not fluent 2 out

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 241133 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Effectively gifted both chase wins, at Warwick (walkover) and Aintree (sole finisher), and he wasn't at this best at Kempton (2m4f, soft) in February last time; however, he's had wind surgery since and comes into calculations judged on his third in a Grade 2 novice at Lingfield (2m, soft) two starts ago; one to consider now back down in trip and back at a left-handed track.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Pembroke

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Effectively gifted both chase wins, at Warwick (walkover) and Aintree (sole finisher), and he wasn't at this best at Kempton (2m4f, soft) in February last time; however, he's had wind surgery since and comes into calculations judged on his third in a Grade 2 novice at Lingfield (2m, soft) two starts ago; one to consider now back down in trip and back at a left-handed track.

9/2

6th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Pembroke

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, prominent when mistake 2nd, weakened after 9th

9/2

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:27 Kempton

Pembroke

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Effectively gifted both chase wins, at Warwick (walkover) and Aintree (2m4f; sole finisher); however, ran well at the weights in Grade 2 at Lingfield (2m, soft; finished third) most recently and may rate higher still over fences; not dismissed.

5/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £33.40
Straight Forecast £39.16
Trifecta £91.20

Selections

POSTDATA:

Sans Bruit

Daily Mirror:

Uncle Phil

SPOTLIGHT:

Persian Time

RP RATINGS:

Traprain Law

TOPSPEED:

Tommy's Oscar

LAMBOURN:

Persian Time

The Sun:

Uncle Phil

The Star:

Uncle Phil

Daily Record:

Uncle Phil

D Express:

Traprain Law

WEST COUNTRY:

Sans Bruit

The Times:

Sans Bruit

The Guardian:

Sans Bruit

Daily Mail:

Sans Bruit

Telegraph:

Tommy's Oscar