Download The BetVictor Spincast App Now Novices' Chase 3m 1f

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 11.10s
  • Off time: 13:00:16
Full result
Result 13:00 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Real Milan 1/2f
2nd 5 Netminder 4 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31-2612
Dark blue, orange disc and sleeves, orange cap, dark blue stars Papamoa 25
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 31-2612
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 112 16/1
2 31/114-1
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Real Milan (IRE) 18
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 31/114-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 1/2f
3 3415-5P
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dark Glacier (IRE) 33
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 3415-5P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 C Grant Brian Harding 122 12/1
4 5417/
Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves My Mate Vic (IRE) 976
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: 5417/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 J Wade John Dawson (7) 100/1
5 13P-665
Dark Green, White stripe, sleeves and diamond on cap Netminder (IRE) 33
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 13P-665
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 112 8/1
6 30/11-67
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 70
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 30/11-67
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 128 5/1

In depth

Verdict

REAL MILAN was a very decent novice hurdler last term and made a confident start over fences when beating two rivals at Carlisle. The step up in trip won't be a problem and Donald McCain's charge will likely be a short price to win for a fifth time in seven career starts. Dark Glacier hasn't taken to fences so far but Papamoa won at Hexham in November, though was beaten a long way at Kelso under a penalty next time. Netminder and Nuts N Bolts may be open to some improvement but My Mate Vic is surely best watched racing for the first time since early 2009.

Formwatch

Real Milan (IRE) 10-11 (11-0) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, led before 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Carlisle 2m 5f beg chs (3) hvy in Dec beating Poole Master (11-0) by 6l, 3 ran.

Netminder (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Always behind, bumped before 12th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Red Rocco (11-2) at Newcastle 3m Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) hvy in Dec.

Nuts N Bolts 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 23l behind Bury Parade (10-13) at Carlisle 2m beg chs (4) sft in Oct.

Dark Glacier (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Close up, reminders after 9th, soon lost place, tailed off when pulled up 12th, in a race won by Red Rocco (11-2) at Newcastle 3m Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.

Papamoa 12-1 (11-6) Chased clear winner until 7th, chased leading pair, went distant 2nd again last, never any chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 5, 23l behind Rival D'estruval (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (2) sft in Dec.

My Mate Vic (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Nvr on terms, 7th of 13, 19l behind Go Moss Go (12-5) at Witton Castle 3m ptp gf in May '10.