April 20 / 16.10 Ayr

16.10

Soft

Let Good Times Roll With Stagecoach Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Let Good Times Roll With Stagecoach Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.70

Form: -05414

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over hurdles in Thurles maiden (2m, heavy) last month and solid fourth of nine on subsequent handicap debut at Cork (2m3f, soft to heavy); the first-time hood could help him settle now up in trip and this 3m point winner has to be respected for the all-conquering Willie Mullins.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Chosen Witness

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, weakened after 2 out

10/1

17th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Chosen Witness

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, weakened after 2 out

10/1

1st

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Chosen Witness

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Off the mark over hurdles in Thurles maiden (2m, heavy) last month and solid fourth of nine on subsequent handicap debut at Cork (2m3f, soft to heavy); the first-time hood could help him settle now up in trip and this 3m point winner has to be respected for the all-conquering Willie Mullins.

7/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 511111

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Has won his last five starts (2m4f-3m1f), most recently at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) without having to come off the bridle; his last three wins have come in small fields and he's 11lb higher than last time and in a much better race, but it remains to be seen where the ceiling of his ability lies.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Major Fortune

10st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has won his last five starts (2m4f-3m1f), most recently at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) without having to come off the bridle; his last three wins have come in small fields and he's 11lb higher than last time and in a much better race, but it remains to be seen where the ceiling of his ability lies.

9/2

2nd

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Major Fortune

10st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Has won his last five starts (2m4f-3m1f), most recently at Lingfield (2m7f, heavy) without having to come off the bridle; his last three wins have come in small fields and he's 11lb higher than last time and in a much better race, but it remains to be seen where the ceiling of his ability lies.

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 123181 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in 3m Grade 2 novice at Doncaster in January but has won either side of that, in a 2m4f novice here (soft) and a 2m3f handicap at Newbury (good to soft); stayed on well last time, when clear with one who has since gone one better, and he's well worth another crack at this trip.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

10th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:48 Roscommon

I Love My Baie

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, joined leaders after 4 out

6/1

3rd

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

I Love My Baie

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Tailed off in 3m Grade 2 novice at Doncaster in January but has won either side of that, in a 2m4f novice here (soft) and a 2m3f handicap at Newbury (good to soft); stayed on well last time, when clear with one who has since gone one better, and he's well worth another crack at this trip.

10/1

3rd

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

I Love My Baie

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Tailed off in 3m Grade 2 novice at Doncaster in January but has won either side of that, in a 2m4f novice here (soft) and a 2m3f handicap at Newbury (good to soft); stayed on well last time, when clear with one who has since gone one better, and he's well worth another crack at this trip.

10/1

Form: 3-3211 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won 2m4f maiden here (2m4f, soft) in February on third hurdle start and suited by the step up in trip when following up on last month's handicap debut at Haydock (3m, soft; half the hurdles omitted); this unexposed 6yo could continue to improve and is one to consider up 5lb.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Won 2m4f maiden here (2m4f, soft) in February on third hurdle start and suited by the step up in trip when following up on last month's handicap debut at Haydock (3m, soft; half the hurdles omitted); this unexposed 6yo could continue to improve and is one to consider up 5lb.

10/1

4th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Won 2m4f maiden here (2m4f, soft) in February on third hurdle start and suited by the step up in trip when following up on last month's handicap debut at Haydock (3m, soft; half the hurdles omitted); this unexposed 6yo could continue to improve and is one to consider up 5lb.

10/1

1st

4

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

President Scottie

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Stayed on well for second at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January on second hurdle start and benefited from the leader's final-flight fall to win there (2m4f, soft) last month; this lightly raced 6yo has potential now up in trip on his handicap debut and could have a big say.

7/2

Form: 2-114F

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won last year on first two hurdle starts (2m/2m5f, good to soft/good) and fair fourth on handicap debut at Ascot (2m3f, soft) in November; bang there when falling two out at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) last month; his trainer excels with staying types and this one could be a leading player now up in trip.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Idem

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won last year on first two hurdle starts including at this track (2m5f, good); no joy in last three runs but he looked dangerous when falling two out at Wetherby in March and his latest fifth at Ayr (3m, soft) was a respectable effort; now drops back in trip and he's not ruled out back at the scene of his last win.

6/1

1st

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Idem

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won last year on first two hurdle starts including at this track (2m5f, good); no joy in last three runs but he looked dangerous when falling two out at Wetherby in March and his latest fifth at Ayr (3m, soft) was a respectable effort; now drops back in trip and he's not ruled out back at the scene of his last win.

6/1

5th

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Idem

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won last year on first two hurdle starts (2m/2m5f, good to soft/good) and fair fourth on handicap debut at Ascot (2m3f, soft) in November; bang there when falling two out at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) last month; his trainer excels with staying types and this one could be a leading player now up in trip.

14/1

Form: 321

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point bumper winner (good to soft) who ran well in defeat on first two hurdle starts (firstly over 2m5f here on soft) before easily justifying 1-4 odds at Carlisle (2m3f, heavy) a fortnight ago; makes handicap debut off a fair mark and pedigree suggests he'll improve for today's longer trip.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Milcree

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Point-to-point bumper winner (good to soft) who ran well in defeat on first two hurdle starts (firstly over 2m5f here on soft) before easily justifying 1-4 odds at Carlisle (2m3f, heavy) a fortnight ago; makes handicap debut off a fair mark and pedigree suggests he'll improve for today's longer trip.

7/1

6th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Milcree

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Point-to-point bumper winner (good to soft) who ran well in defeat on first two hurdle starts (firstly over 2m5f here on soft) before easily justifying 1-4 odds at Carlisle (2m3f, heavy) a fortnight ago; makes handicap debut off a fair mark and pedigree suggests he'll improve for today's longer trip.

7/1

1st

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:12 Carlisle

Milcree

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Point-to-point bumper winner who has also shown promise on his two hurdle starts, finishing third at Ayr (2m5f, soft) then going close at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) three weeks ago; the step back up in trip looks a firm plus and he could play a leading role.

6/4

OUR TIP

Form: 12722 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Runner-up at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in January on second handicap start and improved again when filling same position at Haydock (3m, soft) three weeks ago; this progressive 6yo might not be far away.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Doughmore Bay

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in January on second handicap start and improved again when filling same position at Haydock (3m, soft) three weeks ago; this progressive 6yo might not be far away.

14/1

7th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Doughmore Bay

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in January on second handicap start and improved again when filling same position at Haydock (3m, soft) three weeks ago; this progressive 6yo might not be far away.

14/1

2nd

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Doughmore Bay

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Not seen to best effect when seventh of 20 on Cheltenham handicap debut in November and quickly showed his mark to be workable when second at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in January; testing ground an unknown but good chance this unexposed 6yo has more to offer.

6/1

Form: 212 BF

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
3m point winner (yielding) who went close at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November on rules debut and won there next time (2m5f, good to soft); runner-up in Grade 2 novice at Doncaster in January last time (3m, good; beaten about 8l); in excellent hands and has potential off his opening mark.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Welcom To Cartries

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

3m point winner (yielding) who went close at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November on rules debut and won there next time (2m5f, good to soft); runner-up in Grade 2 novice at Doncaster in January last time (3m, good; beaten about 8l); in excellent hands and has potential off his opening mark.

7/2

8th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Welcom To Cartries

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

3m point winner (yielding) who went close at Ascot (2m3f, good) in November on rules debut and won there next time (2m5f, good to soft); runner-up in Grade 2 novice at Doncaster in January last time (3m, good; beaten about 8l); in excellent hands and has potential off his opening mark.

7/2

2nd

10

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Welcom To Cartries

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Irish point winner; just failed to get up over 2m3f at Ascot (good) on rules debut but went one better over 2m5f (good to soft) back there a month ago when never stronger than at the finish; has a not dissimilar profile to the stable's high-class Stay Away Fay who went close in this 12 months ago; promising.

5/2

Form: 213 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
3m point winner (good) who was second on rules debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December and won there in February (2m4f, heavy); another good run at Newcastle when third most recently over what looked an inadequate 2m1f (heavy), and he could relish this step up in trip on handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Young Jack

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Chris Grant

3m point winner (good) who was second on rules debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December and won there in February (2m4f, heavy); another good run at Newcastle when third most recently over what looked an inadequate 2m1f (heavy), and he could relish this step up in trip on handicap debut.

10/1

9th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Young Jack

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Chris Grant

3m point winner (good) who was second on rules debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December and won there in February (2m4f, heavy); another good run at Newcastle when third most recently over what looked an inadequate 2m1f (heavy), and he could relish this step up in trip on handicap debut.

10/1

3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:27 Newcastle

Young Jack

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

raced in second

6/4

4/1

Form: 7-1251

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Kept on for fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December and easily returned to winning ways when 1-6 in Kempton novice (2m5f, soft) in February; has a chiefly Flat pedigree but has shaped as though he might be a stayer, and he could be thereabouts now up in trip on handicap debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

18:55 Aintree

Masaccio

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Useful bumper performer who won two novice hurdles last season (2m3f/2m5f); flopped badly when upped to 3m for last month's handicap debut but it would be foolish to write him off after that.

8/1

2nd

7

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

18:55 Aintree

Masaccio

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Useful bumper performer who won two novice hurdles last season (2m3f/2m5f); flopped badly when upped to 3m for last month's handicap debut but it would be foolish to write him off after that.

8/1

10th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Masaccio

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Kept on for fifth in Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December and easily returned to winning ways when 1-6 in Kempton novice (2m5f, soft) in February; has a chiefly Flat pedigree but has shaped as though he might be a stayer, and he could be thereabouts now up in trip on handicap debut.

4/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £122.80
Straight Forecast £151.43
Tricast £626.74
Trifecta £895.80

Selections

POSTDATA:

I Love My Baie

RP RATINGS:

Major Fortune

WEST COUNTRY:

Welcom To Cartries

TOPSPEED:

Doughmore Bay

D Express:

Masaccio

SPOTLIGHT:

Milcree

The Guardian:

Young Jack

Daily Mail:

Welcom To Cartries

The Star:

Doughmore Bay

The Times:

I Love My Baie

Telegraph:

I Love My Baie

Daily Mirror:

Major Fortune

The Sun:

Major Fortune

Daily Record:

Masaccio