April 20 / 17.20 Ayr

17.20

Soft

Golf Inn Prestwick Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Golf Inn Prestwick Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
26,000euros yearling; by Group 3-winning stayer Fly With Me; dam well held in AQPS Flat races, half-sister to winners Lilium De Cotte (useful hurdle/chase around 2m) and Safran De Cotte (2m-3m hurdle/chase); second in a soft-ground point in November; represents top connections and must be considered, especially if strong in the market.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Jazz De Cotte

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, dropped to rear but going okay over 6f out, headway from 3f out, went second over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, led final strides

11/2

1st

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Jazz De Cotte

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, dropped to rear but going okay over 6f out, headway from 3f out, went second over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, led final strides

11/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £145,000 after finishing second in an Irish point in December; new stable has won this race five times since 2010, including with the mighty Sprinter Sacre; very interesting rules debutant.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Califet En Vol

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, headway over 2f out, went third over 1f out, stayed on

7/2

3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Califet En Vol

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, headway over 2f out, went third over 1f out, stayed on

7/2

Form: 20

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
1-1 in points; bumped into a smart prospect when short-headed in bumper at Navan (soft/heavy; pair clear) in January; only thirteenth of 19 in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham but this is much less competitive and it's unlikely we've seen the best of him yet.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Cest Ta Chance

11st 3lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong

2/1

4th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Cest Ta Chance

11st 3lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong

2/1

13th

3

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Cest Ta Chance

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Narrow winner of his only point and narrowly denied on his bumper debut at Navan (soft to heavy), the form of which received a timely tonic when the winner impressed in following up at the end last month; dark one.

16/1

Form: 37 BF

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of Irish point (yielding) in April 2023 after which he changed hands for 450,000euros; beaten favourite in two Newbury bumpers, shaping well in third on debut (good to soft) before disappointing on heavy ground last time; improvement needed but he's in good hands and still low-mileage.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Histrionic

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, prominent after 4f, hung left when ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

5th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Histrionic

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, prominent after 4f, hung left when ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

7th

1

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

16:25 Newbury

Histrionic

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Easy winner of an Irish point (yielding) last spring, after which he changed hands for 450,000euros; beaten favourite in 13-runner bumper here (good to soft) on rules debut but he shaped encouragingly in third, fading only in the closing stages; open to plenty of progress.

11/4

Form: 06

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten about 16l at Newcastle (7-1; pulled hard, ran green) and Kelso (25-1; faded) in the winter; still early days but needs to improve.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Authorized Mission

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

pressed leader, lost second over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

40/1

6th

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Authorized Mission

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

pressed leader, lost second over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

40/1

Form: 79

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Looked to have a bright future when second in an Irish point, but since then she's been well held in bumpers at Aintree (14-1) and Kelso (66-1); hooded last time, and now fitted with a tongue-strap after wind surgery; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:20 Cartmel

Disco Annie

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, led, went clear with winner before 3 out

16/1

2nd

2

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:20 Cartmel

Disco Annie

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, led, went clear with winner before 3 out

16/1

6th

12

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Disco Annie

10st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, led, increased tempo and 5 lengths ahead 7th, reduced lead 3 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
21,000euros 3yo; brother to a point winner; dam pulled up both points, half-sister to bumper/useful 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Lady Zephyr; yard has fine record in bumpers over the years but is just 1-8 this season.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

The Dipper

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

took keen hold, always behind

16/1

8th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

The Dipper

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

took keen hold, always behind

16/1

25/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner who built on fourth on bumper debut when scoring gamely at Newcastle (heavy) in March; open to further improvement but meets stronger opposition here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Warwick

Gasmani

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Winning pointer who displayed good attitude to win weak Newcastle bumper (heavy) in March; well beaten in stronger bumper at Ayr (soft) last month; now makes hurdling debut.

5/1

4th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Warwick

Gasmani

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Winning pointer who displayed good attitude to win weak Newcastle bumper (heavy) in March; well beaten in stronger bumper at Ayr (soft) last month; now makes hurdling debut.

5/1

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Home-bred by Leading Light; dam runner-up in points, closely related to 2m1f/2m4f hurdle winner Island Mahee, half-sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Henry Box Brown, out of half-sister to smart jumper Mendip Express; stable does well (20% strike-rate last five seasons) in British bumpers.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

Form: 1

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £140,000 soon after winning a soft-ground Irish point, and she maintained her unbeaten record when making all in Musselburgh bumper (soft; 11-8 favourite) two weeks ago in clearcut fashion; faces sterner opposition here but she retains plenty of potential.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Reflection Of You

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, weakened over 3f out

8/1

11th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Ayr

Reflection Of You

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, weakened over 3f out

8/1

1st

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

19:40 Musselburgh

Reflection Of You

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

made all, ridden and clear when edged right over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds, unchallenged

13/8

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Finished last in both his points but proved a completely different proposition on bumper debut at Kempton (soft; 40-1) in February, making all; the third has since boosted the form by winning in clearcut style at Market Rasen; has to be respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Kempton

Thistle Be The One

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Keiran Burke

Made frame in two points in first half of 2023 but was last of the finishers each time; new trainer has modest strike-rate in bumpers.

25/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £51.90
Straight Forecast £54.89
Trifecta £262.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

C'Est Ta Chance

LAMBOURN:

Califet En Vol

D Express:

Jazz De Cotte

The Star:

Reflection Of You

WEST COUNTRY:

Histrionic

Daily Mail:

Califet En Vol

Daily Record:

Jazz De Cotte

RP RATINGS:

C'Est Ta Chance

TOPSPEED:

C'Est Ta Chance

POSTDATA:

C'Est Ta Chance

The Times:

C'Est Ta Chance

Telegraph:

C'Est Ta Chance

The Guardian:

C'Est Ta Chance

Daily Mirror:

C'Est Ta Chance

The Sun:

C'Est Ta Chance