April 20 / 15.35 Ayr

15.35

Soft

Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £112540
  • 3m 7f 176y
  • Class 1
  • 26 runners
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Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 26 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.20
  • Place: £4.60

Form: -682F1

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
6yo who's had only nine races; sent chasing this term, easily best of his five chase runs when upped markedly to 3m on latest start and winning by 12l from the front in a nine-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (heavy); has a much higher mark today and he'd be the first 6yo to win this since Earth Summit 30 years ago, but that latest display showed major staying potential.
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1st

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Macdermott

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

6yo who's had only nine races; sent chasing this term, easily best of his five chase runs when upped markedly to 3m on latest start and winning by 12l from the front in a nine-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (heavy); has a much higher mark today and he'd be the first 6yo to win this since Earth Summit 30 years ago, but that latest display showed major staying potential.

8/1

1st

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Macdermott

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

6yo who's had only nine races; sent chasing this term, easily best of his five chase runs when upped markedly to 3m on latest start and winning by 12l from the front in a nine-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (heavy); has a much higher mark today and he'd be the first 6yo to win this since Earth Summit 30 years ago, but that latest display showed major staying potential.

8/1

1st

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Macdermott

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Maiden hurdle winner over 2m4f last year; jumped poorly when second in 2m beginners' here before falling two out when in front travelling well on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f); big step up in trip may help in the jumping department.

9/2

33/1

  • Place: £6.20

Form: 47-110

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Ended his time with Nicky Henderson under a cloud but emerged for new yard with wins in October and December; the latter followed wind surgery and came at Newbury (3m2f, soft; furthest he's been) where he emerged best in a fine scrap as the first two drew well clear; this 5lb higher mark may well underestimate that performance but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing show at Doncaster in January.
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2nd

20

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Surrey Quest

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Ended his time with Nicky Henderson under a cloud but emerged for new yard with wins in October and December; the latter followed wind surgery and came at Newbury (3m2f, soft; furthest he's been) where he emerged best in a fine scrap as the first two drew well clear; this 5lb higher mark may well underestimate that performance but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing show at Doncaster in January.

33/1

2nd

20

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Surrey Quest

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Ended his time with Nicky Henderson under a cloud but emerged for new yard with wins in October and December; the latter followed wind surgery and came at Newbury (3m2f, soft; furthest he's been) where he emerged best in a fine scrap as the first two drew well clear; this 5lb higher mark may well underestimate that performance but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing show at Doncaster in January.

33/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 11-162

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Mastered Whacker Clan two out in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f, soft) five weeks ago and beat him 18l into third, facing an impossible task however against Inothewayurthinkin who has since added an impressive Grade 1 novice win at Aintree; has never been further than that big-race second over 3m2f but has had entries in major staying handicaps and may well be suited by today's test.
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3rd

19

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Git Maker

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Mastered Whacker Clan two out in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f, soft) five weeks ago and beat him 18l into third, facing an impossible task however against Inothewayurthinkin who has since added an impressive Grade 1 novice win at Aintree; has never been further than that big-race second over 3m2f but has had entries in major staying handicaps and may well be suited by today's test.

6/1

3rd

19

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Git Maker

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Mastered Whacker Clan two out in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f, soft) five weeks ago and beat him 18l into third, facing an impossible task however against Inothewayurthinkin who has since added an impressive Grade 1 novice win at Aintree; has never been further than that big-race second over 3m2f but has had entries in major staying handicaps and may well be suited by today's test.

6/1

2nd

19

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Git Maker

11st 1lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Jamie Snowden

Last year's hat-trick of handicap chase wins (2m7f/3m1f, soft/good to soft) came in small fields and he was a soundly beaten sixth of ten at Ascot (3m, good) in December last time; however, he's better than that and may be able to rediscover his previously progressive ways now back from a break.

20/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.80

Form: 6-3F32

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Bumper win in March 2022; has had only six races since and failed to win but he's been competitive sent chasing this season, beaten a neck on handicap debut at Fairyhouse (2m5f, heavy) three weeks ago; 2m7f performance the time before backs up the suggestion that serious stamina tests could suit.
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5

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Klarc Kent

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Bumper win in March 2022; has had only seven races since and failed to win; however, reasonably competitive sent chasing this season, beaten a neck on handicap debut at Fairyhouse (2m5f, heavy); stayed on for fourth behind stablemate Macdermott in Scottish Grand National; Townend takes over, pointing to a big run.

5/1

5

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Klarc Kent

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Bumper win in March 2022; has had only seven races since and failed to win; however, reasonably competitive sent chasing this season, beaten a neck on handicap debut at Fairyhouse (2m5f, heavy); stayed on for fourth behind stablemate Macdermott in Scottish Grand National; Townend takes over, pointing to a big run.

5/1

4th

21

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Klarc Kent

10st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Bumper win in March 2022; has had only six races since and failed to win but he's been competitive sent chasing this season, beaten a neck on handicap debut at Fairyhouse (2m5f, heavy) three weeks ago; 2m7f performance the time before backs up the suggestion that serious stamina tests could suit.

25/1

Form: 65/PP7

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict
Unraced beyond 3m2f; sole chase win (12 races) was the 2021 Munster National over 3m at Limerick (soft) and that's his career-best form by some way; off 699 days before this season and he got round for the first time since on latest start, albeit beaten 22l; tongue tied in that race and today; edging down the weights but it's hard to be confident of a sufficient revival.
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8th

1

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Ontheropes

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Sole chase win (13 races) was the 2021 Munster National over 3m at Limerick on soft; off for 699 days before this season; failed to complete in Paddy Power and Thyestes; better at Navan and some encouragement from fifth in Scottish National, only one length behind Klarc Kent who is Paul Townend's choice here.

8/1

8th

1

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Ontheropes

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Sole chase win (13 races) was the 2021 Munster National over 3m at Limerick on soft; off for 699 days before this season; failed to complete in Paddy Power and Thyestes; better at Navan and some encouragement from fifth in Scottish National, only one length behind Klarc Kent who is Paul Townend's choice here.

8/1

5th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Ontheropes

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Unraced beyond 3m2f; sole chase win (12 races) was the 2021 Munster National over 3m at Limerick (soft) and that's his career-best form by some way; off 699 days before this season and he got round for the first time since on latest start, albeit beaten 22l; tongue tied in that race and today; edging down the weights but it's hard to be confident of a sufficient revival.

33/1

Form: 2P-333

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Just 6-1 for the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival on handicap debut but ran poorly; back to form when third in small-field beginners chases at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) on last two outings and going beyond 2m4f may well be overdue, but those runs are no proof that he can cut it in this very different race; tongue-tie (worn on debut) is back on.
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6

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Spanish Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Third in small-field beginners' events at Naas and Gowran Park (twice) on first three chases starts; stayed on from two without posing a threat when ridden by Paul Townend in the Scottish National, ending up around 8l sixth behind stablemate Macdermott; Townend deserts for Glengouly now.

8/1

6

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Spanish Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Third in small-field beginners' events at Naas and Gowran Park (twice) on first three chases starts; stayed on from two without posing a threat when ridden by Paul Townend in the Scottish National, ending up around 8l sixth behind stablemate Macdermott; Townend deserts for Glengouly now.

8/1

6th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Spanish Harlem

10st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Just 6-1 for the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival on handicap debut but ran poorly; back to form when third in small-field beginners chases at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) on last two outings and going beyond 2m4f may well be overdue, but those runs are no proof that he can cut it in this very different race; tongue-tie (worn on debut) is back on.

9/1

Form: P-3P52

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Acts on soft; fourth in the 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle at 2022 Cheltenham Festival; mostly chasing since and failed to beat a rival in four runs in 2023 but he's been working his way back to form in his two runs this year, second at Sandown (3m) latest; back up 3lb but going beyond 3m1f for the first time is an attractive move.
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3rd

3

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Ballygrifincottage

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Fourth in a 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival; there have been some bumps in the road since his successful chase debut the following season but he's been back in good form this year and ran well for a long way before the 4m stretched him in the Scottish National; leading player if fully recovered from those exertions.

11/4

3rd

3

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Ballygrifincottage

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Fourth in a 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival; there have been some bumps in the road since his successful chase debut the following season but he's been back in good form this year and ran well for a long way before the 4m stretched him in the Scottish National; leading player if fully recovered from those exertions.

11/4

7th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Ballygrifincottage

10st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Acts on soft; fourth in the 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle at 2022 Cheltenham Festival; mostly chasing since and failed to beat a rival in four runs in 2023 but he's been working his way back to form in his two runs this year, second at Sandown (3m) latest; back up 3lb but going beyond 3m1f for the first time is an attractive move.

14/1

Form: 2-P23P BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Remote second in the Welsh National (near 3m7f, heavy) and back in top form when third at Haydock (near 3m5f, heavy) next time; pulled up in his other two starts this term, latest when Midlands National favourite (signs of post-race heat stress); 4m should suit but this season presents rather a mixed story.
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8th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Iron Bridge

10st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Remote second in the Welsh National (near 3m7f, heavy) and back in top form when third at Haydock (near 3m5f, heavy) next time; pulled up in his other two starts this term, latest when Midlands National favourite (signs of post-race heat stress); 4m should suit but this season presents rather a mixed story.

20/1

8th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Iron Bridge

10st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Remote second in the Welsh National (near 3m7f, heavy) and back in top form when third at Haydock (near 3m5f, heavy) next time; pulled up in his other two starts this term, latest when Midlands National favourite (signs of post-race heat stress); 4m should suit but this season presents rather a mixed story.

20/1

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Iron Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Perhaps unfortunate not to have beaten Autonomous Cloud on this card 12 months ago and he's 7lb better off with that rival; ran a laboured first race of this season but then second in the Welsh National (beaten a distance by the winner) and encouraging that he backed up that run when again placed over 3m4f on heavy at Haydock; running style offers plenty of encouragement for his stamina over this far; strong claims.

4/1

Form: 1-8480

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Good fourth at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but backward steps in major handicaps both starts since; latest was the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham and that's the furthest he's been; it's possible that soft ground has been against him but he may get that again here.
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9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whistleinthedark

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: L J Morgan

Good fourth at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but backward steps in major handicaps both starts since; latest was the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham and that's the furthest he's been; it's possible that soft ground has been against him but he may get that again here.

100/1

9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whistleinthedark

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: L J Morgan

Good fourth at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but backward steps in major handicaps both starts since; latest was the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham and that's the furthest he's been; it's possible that soft ground has been against him but he may get that again here.

100/1

10th

7

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Whistleinthedark

11st 10lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: L J Morgan

Won last season on first four chase starts (2m2f-2m5f, good/good to soft) and back to form with good fourth at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December in a race that has worked out well; however, needs something extra today and also has to bounce back from below-par run at Doncaster.

100/1

Form: 21-1P4

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Both chase wins were over 3m in the mud at Uttoxeter; bled from the nose in the Welsh National at Christmas; back in serious contention when next seen in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy; tongue tied first time) five weeks ago but ran out of steam behind three of these approaching the final fence and, although this race is a bit shorter, that performance leaves him with a bit to prove.
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10th

15

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Autonomous Cloud

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Both chase wins were over 3m in the mud at Uttoxeter; bled from the nose in the Welsh National at Christmas; back in serious contention when next seen in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy; tongue tied first time) five weeks ago but ran out of steam behind three of these approaching the final fence and, although this race is a bit shorter, that performance leaves him with a bit to prove.

20/1

10th

15

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Autonomous Cloud

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Both chase wins were over 3m in the mud at Uttoxeter; bled from the nose in the Welsh National at Christmas; back in serious contention when next seen in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy; tongue tied first time) five weeks ago but ran out of steam behind three of these approaching the final fence and, although this race is a bit shorter, that performance leaves him with a bit to prove.

20/1

4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Autonomous Cloud

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Only contested six chases and both wins have been here, narrowly beating Iron Bridge (with whom he is 7lb worse off) in the 3m novice handicap on this card 12 months ago (soft) and following up eight months later over the same trip (heavy; two finished); he wasn't the only one not to do himself justice in a gruelling Welsh National at Christmas (bled from the nose) on sole sighting since; good jumper who keeps galloping and excellent chance if bringing his A game to the party; now has tongue tied.

6/1

Form: 122123

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Rock solid this term, showing herself in a particularly favourable light with serious stamina tests in the mud for major handicaps at Warwick (won), Haydock (second) and Uttoxeter (third to Beauport and Mr Incredible) on last three outings; had a clear lead for most of the closing stages last time (4m2f, heavy) and another bold show would not surprise under this 2lb higher mark.
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11th

18

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

My Silver Lining

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Emma Lavelle

Rock solid this term, showing herself in a particularly favourable light with serious stamina tests in the mud for major handicaps at Warwick (won), Haydock (second) and Uttoxeter (third to Beauport and Mr Incredible) on last three outings; had a clear lead for most of the closing stages last time (4m2f, heavy) and another bold show would not surprise under this 2lb higher mark.

16/1

11th

18

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

My Silver Lining

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Emma Lavelle

Rock solid this term, showing herself in a particularly favourable light with serious stamina tests in the mud for major handicaps at Warwick (won), Haydock (second) and Uttoxeter (third to Beauport and Mr Incredible) on last three outings; had a clear lead for most of the closing stages last time (4m2f, heavy) and another bold show would not surprise under this 2lb higher mark.

16/1

3rd

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

My Silver Lining

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Emma Lavelle

Won two of her seven chases last season but much improved during an admirably consistent campaign thus far; ultra game in winning Warwick's always-strong Classic Chase (3m5f, soft) and again in defeat at Haydock when only overhauled late on by a progressive Irish challenger; has another career-high mark to deal with now (up 4lb) but she's extremely difficult to knock.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-113P

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict
Acts on soft; a leading staying novice hurdler last term and the same as a novice chaser this season, although he did not show it with first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham Festival last month (scoped dirty); tops the weights after his Graded events but a win today is not entirely ruled out, as it's long appeared that an outright test of stamina would suit him well.
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1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Stay Away Fay

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on soft; a leading staying novice hurdler last term and the same as a novice chaser this season, although he did not show it with first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham Festival last month (scoped dirty); tops the weights after his Graded events but a win today is not entirely ruled out, as it's long appeared that an outright test of stamina would suit him well.

14/1

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Stay Away Fay

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on soft; a leading staying novice hurdler last term and the same as a novice chaser this season, although he did not show it with first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham Festival last month (scoped dirty); tops the weights after his Graded events but a win today is not entirely ruled out, as it's long appeared that an outright test of stamina would suit him well.

14/1

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Stay Away Fay

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won last year's Albert Bartlett and has developed as expected switched to fences this season; won at Exeter and Sandown (3m Grade 2, soft) before third in Cotswold Chase here (3m1f, good to soft) against more experienced sorts; fast finish that day would not have suited and cheekpieces go on now; the one to beat if stamina comes into play, as it often does in this race.

5/2

Form: 23U-2U

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict
Placed in major handicaps on his three completions for this yard and the three non-completions weren't his fault, hampered when unseating at the Chair at Aintree last week (10-1); towards rear at the time having been very slow to stride following the standing start; that was four weeks after his Midlands National second (4m2f, heavy) which came after 336 days off; connections thought he'd improve fitness-wise after that run but now it remains to be seen how he's come out of last week's race.
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2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Mr Incredible

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Placed in major handicaps on his three completions for this yard and the three non-completions weren't his fault, hampered when unseating at the Chair at Aintree last week (10-1); towards rear at the time having been very slow to stride following the standing start; that was four weeks after his Midlands National second (4m2f, heavy) which came after 336 days off; connections thought he'd improve fitness-wise after that run but now it remains to be seen how he's come out of last week's race.

10/1

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Mr Incredible

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Placed in major handicaps on his three completions for this yard and the three non-completions weren't his fault, hampered when unseating at the Chair at Aintree last week (10-1); towards rear at the time having been very slow to stride following the standing start; that was four weeks after his Midlands National second (4m2f, heavy) which came after 336 days off; connections thought he'd improve fitness-wise after that run but now it remains to be seen how he's come out of last week's race.

10/1

18

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Mr Incredible

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Placed in major handicaps on his three completions for this yard and the two non-completions weren't his fault, including as the saddle slipped when he was running a big race in last year's renewal; not seen again until his Midlands National second, so he's proved himself at 4m2f on heavy ground; now he has to do it all again four weeks later and the standing start might be a concern for one who used to have problems setting off in his races and still has issues at home, but he's a player if, as connections expect, that latest run improves his fitness.

12/1

Form: -17371 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
2-3 over fences at Ayr and his fifth chase win came at Carlisle (3m, heavy) 13 days ago; missed this race last year because of good ground, so the furthest he's been is still 3m2f, over which he twice strode out well to win on soft at Kelso; has a career-high mark but the longer trip is interesting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Elvis Mail

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

2-3 over fences at Ayr and his fifth chase win came at Carlisle (3m, heavy) 13 days ago; missed this race last year because of good ground, so the furthest he's been is still 3m2f, over which he twice strode out well to win on soft at Kelso; has a career-high mark but the longer trip is interesting.

50/1

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Elvis Mail

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

2-3 over fences at Ayr and his fifth chase win came at Carlisle (3m, heavy) 13 days ago; missed this race last year because of good ground, so the furthest he's been is still 3m2f, over which he twice strode out well to win on soft at Kelso; has a career-high mark but the longer trip is interesting.

50/1

1st

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:32 Carlisle

Elvis Mail

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, smooth headway on outer after 4 out, went third 3 out, ridden and went second before last, kept on to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

4/1

Form: F-52P1

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Nearly always ridden by Jordan Nailor; barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase in January but he was second at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) the time before and in top form to win the Midlands National from Mr Incredible at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) five weeks ago; up 5lb today but clearly a force in these long-distance races on his day.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Beauport

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nearly always ridden by Jordan Nailor; barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase in January but he was second at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) the time before and in top form to win the Midlands National from Mr Incredible at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) five weeks ago; up 5lb today but clearly a force in these long-distance races on his day.

16/1

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Beauport

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nearly always ridden by Jordan Nailor; barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase in January but he was second at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) the time before and in top form to win the Midlands National from Mr Incredible at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) five weeks ago; up 5lb today but clearly a force in these long-distance races on his day.

16/1

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Beauport

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won the 2m4f handicap hurdle on this card two years ago; essentially underwhelming since starting the following season with a debut win over fences, apart from when pushing Truckers Lodge close at Sandown in December (3m4f, heavy); barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase won by My Silver Lining last time and hard to know for sure which Beauport will turn up.

14/1

Form: 11249- C

Last run: 371 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Stays 3m and goes well on soft/heavy; the switch to chasing last term went swimmingly, including two impressive wins at this track, before heavy defeats in better races on his last two outings; should have brought potential to this second chase campaign but he's not raced for a year.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

14:45 Down Royal

Gold Cup Bailly

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, weakened after 3 out, just held third

13/2

3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

14:45 Down Royal

Gold Cup Bailly

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, weakened after 3 out, just held third

13/2

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Gold Cup Bailly

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Stays 3m and goes well on soft/heavy; the switch to chasing last term went swimmingly, including two impressive wins at this track, before heavy defeats in better races on his last two outings; should have brought potential to this second chase campaign but he's not raced for a year.

40/1

Form: 241123

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Won regional Nationals over 3m4f/3m5f at Fakenham, Sedgefield and Fontwell, the last two in small fields in the mud last autumn; never better than on last two starts when placed in the Sussex National at Plumpton and the 4m1f Eider (third to Anglers Crag) at Newcastle, but to win this requires a fair bit better still.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Tommie Beau

10st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won regional Nationals over 3m4f/3m5f at Fakenham, Sedgefield and Fontwell, the last two in small fields in the mud last autumn; never better than on last two starts when placed in the Sussex National at Plumpton and the 4m1f Eider (third to Anglers Crag) at Newcastle, but to win this requires a fair bit better still.

28/1

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Tommie Beau

10st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won regional Nationals over 3m4f/3m5f at Fakenham, Sedgefield and Fontwell, the last two in small fields in the mud last autumn; never better than on last two starts when placed in the Sussex National at Plumpton and the 4m1f Eider (third to Anglers Crag) at Newcastle, but to win this requires a fair bit better still.

28/1

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Tommie Beau

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won regional Nationals over 3m4f/3m5f at Fakenham, Sedgefield and Fontwell, the last two in small fields in the mud this autumn; no match for the winner from two out in the Sussex National at Plumpton (same mark as today) seven weeks ago but beat the rest and it was another fine effort; needs a career best but it's easy to think this even longer trip will suit.

8/1

Form: -FPU21

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Held up; first three attempts at 3m4f/3m5f did not work out but last month he had a fourth go at it and was produced late for a tidy win at Taunton (soft); back up 5lb near career-high mark but could have more to offer in long-distance chases.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Broken Halo

10st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Held up; first three attempts at 3m4f/3m5f did not work out but last month he had a fourth go at it and was produced late for a tidy win at Taunton (soft); back up 5lb near career-high mark but could have more to offer in long-distance chases.

40/1

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Broken Halo

10st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Held up; first three attempts at 3m4f/3m5f did not work out but last month he had a fourth go at it and was produced late for a tidy win at Taunton (soft); back up 5lb near career-high mark but could have more to offer in long-distance chases.

40/1

1st

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Broken Halo

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in rear, bit short of room just after 4th

11/4

Form: P3-313

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Upped to nearly 3m7f for the Devon National at Exeter (heavy) in February and made all to win by 60l; that's not the easiest form to pinpoint (he has a 15lb higher mark today) and he did not reproduce it when third to a runaway winner in the NH Chase at Cheltenham (3m6f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) 18 days later, but this very lightly raced 8yo could have more to give.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Mr Vango

10st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

Upped to nearly 3m7f for the Devon National at Exeter (heavy) in February and made all to win by 60l; that's not the easiest form to pinpoint (he has a 15lb higher mark today) and he did not reproduce it when third to a runaway winner in the NH Chase at Cheltenham (3m6f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) 18 days later, but this very lightly raced 8yo could have more to give.

14/1

14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Mr Vango

10st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

Upped to nearly 3m7f for the Devon National at Exeter (heavy) in February and made all to win by 60l; that's not the easiest form to pinpoint (he has a 15lb higher mark today) and he did not reproduce it when third to a runaway winner in the NH Chase at Cheltenham (3m6f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) 18 days later, but this very lightly raced 8yo could have more to give.

14/1

3rd

5

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Mr Vango

11st 7lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

led, mistake 8th, headed after 3 out

20/1

Form: 7-1111

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Had wind surgery last August and is 4-4 for his new yard since; first three of those were over about 3m-3m2f on good to soft but he coped admirably with a move up to 4m1f on heavy in the Eider at Newcastle last time, confidently ridden to challenge three out and to overcome an error two out by getting up close home; up another 8lb but remains capable of better and may well extend his winning sequence.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Anglers Crag

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 4-4 for his new yard since; first three of those were over about 3m-3m2f on good to soft but he coped admirably with a move up to 4m1f on heavy in the Eider at Newcastle last time, confidently ridden to challenge three out and to overcome an error two out by getting up close home; up another 8lb but remains capable of better and may well extend his winning sequence.

10/1

16

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Anglers Crag

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 4-4 for his new yard since; first three of those were over about 3m-3m2f on good to soft but he coped admirably with a move up to 4m1f on heavy in the Eider at Newcastle last time, confidently ridden to challenge three out and to overcome an error two out by getting up close home; up another 8lb but remains capable of better and may well extend his winning sequence.

10/1

1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Anglers Crag

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 3-3 for his new yard since; edged it in a fine duel over 3m2f at Carlisle on first occasion, followed by two wins at about 3m and he drew 11l clear from four out when a heavily backed favourite at Musselburgh on latest; all those were on good to soft but he did well on soft to heavy in Ireland early in career; up another 11lb and markedly in trip too, but he's a rising force and may well have more in the tank.

4/1

Form: -U4251 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
7yo who's in his first season chasing; upped in trip and switched to front-running with a first-time visor in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh 11 weeks ago and he took the field apart, moving 21l clear in the closing stages; that was over an extended 3m7f on good to soft, but he has been placed on soft; up 14lb today but that latest performance could hardly have been more authoritative.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Inis Oirr

10st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

7yo who's in his first season chasing; upped in trip and switched to front-running with a first-time visor in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh 11 weeks ago and he took the field apart, moving 21l clear in the closing stages; that was over an extended 3m7f on good to soft, but he has been placed on soft; up 14lb today but that latest performance could hardly have been more authoritative.

10/1

17

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Inis Oirr

10st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

7yo who's in his first season chasing; upped in trip and switched to front-running with a first-time visor in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh 11 weeks ago and he took the field apart, moving 21l clear in the closing stages; that was over an extended 3m7f on good to soft, but he has been placed on soft; up 14lb today but that latest performance could hardly have been more authoritative.

10/1

Form: 931173

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; returned to Cheltenham last month for the Kim Muir (3m2f, soft) and made most, finishing third of 22 but he was 18l behind the runner-up Git Maker, so needs to step up on that and it's the furthest he's been.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

22

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whacker Clan

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; returned to Cheltenham last month for the Kim Muir (3m2f, soft) and made most, finishing third of 22 but he was 18l behind the runner-up Git Maker, so needs to step up on that and it's the furthest he's been.

12/1

22

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whacker Clan

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; returned to Cheltenham last month for the Kim Muir (3m2f, soft) and made most, finishing third of 22 but he was 18l behind the runner-up Git Maker, so needs to step up on that and it's the furthest he's been.

12/1

3rd

21

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Whacker Clan

11st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and doing likewise here (3m1f, good to soft) in October; fair seventh in 1m7f handicap hurdle at Naas 18 days ago, which could have put him spot on for today, and this lightly raced 8yo is one to be interested in for top yard.

10/1

Form: 4-1P12

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle on sole start on soft; ran poorly on second outing this term but the other three yielded two wins and a good second; first-time visor for 4l win at Doncaster (good) in January and first-time blinkers when front-running second at Kempton (good to soft) five weeks ago; both were 3m and, although 2lb out of the handicap here, the move up in trip is interesting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

23

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Egbert

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Won a maiden hurdle on sole start on soft; ran poorly on second outing this term but the other three yielded two wins and a good second; first-time visor for 4l win at Doncaster (good) in January and first-time blinkers when front-running second at Kempton (good to soft) five weeks ago; both were 3m and, although 2lb out of the handicap here, the move up in trip is interesting.

40/1

23

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Egbert

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Won a maiden hurdle on sole start on soft; ran poorly on second outing this term but the other three yielded two wins and a good second; first-time visor for 4l win at Doncaster (good) in January and first-time blinkers when front-running second at Kempton (good to soft) five weeks ago; both were 3m and, although 2lb out of the handicap here, the move up in trip is interesting.

40/1

2nd

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Egbert

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won his only course start, over 2m4f; had good and ordinary days over hurdles and fences since early 2023 but found plenty for a first-time visor when winning at Doncaster (3m, good; has won on soft) in January; career-high mark now but it shouldn't be beyond him; respected in first-time blinkers.

9/4

Form: F-0PP3

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won at Fairyhouse (3m5f, soft) for Gordon Elliott in December 2022; right out of form in his seven subsequent races for that trainer and sold for £5,000 this January; first run for new yard was much more positive but he needs to build seriously on that Ffos Las third and position 5lb out of the handicap does not help; 7lb claimer is recruited.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Punitive

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

raced in last, detached from 2nd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

16/1

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Punitive

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

raced in last, detached from 2nd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

16/1

24

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Punitive

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Peter Bowen

Won at Fairyhouse (3m5f, soft) for Gordon Elliott in December 2022; right out of form in his seven subsequent races for that trainer and sold for £5,000 this January; first run for new yard was much more positive but he needs to build seriously on that Ffos Las third and position 5lb out of the handicap does not help; 7lb claimer is recruited.

100/1

Form: 923P-6

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Has not had much racing, or recaptured his form, since winning the Welsh Grand National in January 2021; 2lb lower today, even from 5lb out of the handicap; two places last winter but pulled up in the 2023 Midlands National and well beaten behind Ballygriffin Cottage at Sandown when next seen nearly a year later.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

25

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Secret Reprieve

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Has not had much racing, or recaptured his form, since winning the Welsh Grand National in January 2021; 2lb lower today, even from 5lb out of the handicap; two places last winter but pulled up in the 2023 Midlands National and well beaten behind Ballygriffin Cottage at Sandown when next seen nearly a year later.

66/1

25

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Secret Reprieve

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Has not had much racing, or recaptured his form, since winning the Welsh Grand National in January 2021; 2lb lower today, even from 5lb out of the handicap; two places last winter but pulled up in the 2023 Midlands National and well beaten behind Ballygriffin Cottage at Sandown when next seen nearly a year later.

66/1

6th

8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Secret Reprieve

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Evan Williams

Has not had much racing since winning the Welsh Grand National in January 2021, running respectably twice last winter but beaten some way out in the Midlands National when last seen in March; well handicapped but seems fragile and probably best watched after nearly a year off.

16/1

Form: 916126

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
December's hurdle win saw him 5-4 favourite when returned to chasing (first time since 2022) off a lower mark for Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) in February and he came 16l second of 15; needs better than that but took a backward step when 26l sixth under Kieran Callaghan in the Irish National itself (3m5f, heavy) 19 days ago; 5lb out of the handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

26

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Wellhavewan

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

December's hurdle win saw him 5-4 favourite when returned to chasing (first time since 2022) off a lower mark for Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) in February and he came 16l second of 15; needs better than that but took a backward step when 26l sixth under Kieran Callaghan in the Irish National itself (3m5f, heavy) 19 days ago; 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

26

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Wellhavewan

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

December's hurdle win saw him 5-4 favourite when returned to chasing (first time since 2022) off a lower mark for Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) in February and he came 16l second of 15; needs better than that but took a backward step when 26l sixth under Kieran Callaghan in the Irish National itself (3m5f, heavy) 19 days ago; 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

6th

19

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Wellhavewan

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed and prominent 2nd, lost position on inner 19th, kept on but no impression towards near side after 3 out

12/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £731.10
Straight Forecast £350.59
Tricast £3142.17
Trifecta £9321.50

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Git Maker

RP RATINGS:

Mr Vango

Telegraph:

Mr Incredible

The Sun:

Macdermott

The Times:

Spanish Harlem

THE NORTH:

Inis Oirr

WEST COUNTRY:

Stay Away Fay

SPOTLIGHT:

Anglers Crag

D Express:

Ballygrifincottage

POSTDATA:

Elvis Mail

TOPSPEED:

Mr Vango

Daily Mirror:

Mr Vango

The Guardian:

Mr Incredible

Daily Mail:

Git Maker

The Star:

Git Maker

Daily Record:

Git Maker