Best Odds Guaranteed At totepool.com Handicap Hurdle (For The James Barclay Challenge Trophy) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 3 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.85s
  • Off time: 14:50:32
Full result
Result 14:50 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Island Heights 11/8

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8-834PF
Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves The Tracey Shuffle 91
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Nathan Moscrop
  • Form: 8-834PF
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 h B Ellison Nathan Moscrop (7) 115 Evsf
2 272173
Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 30
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 272173
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6v1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 v1 James Moffatt B Hughes 109 6/1
3 1942
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Island Heights (IRE) 13
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 1942
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell K Renwick 107 11/8

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 003533
Little Boy Boru (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Anthony Fox
  • Form: 003533
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 112 p S R B Crawford Anthony Fox 105 NR
5 60-09P5
Robyn Rua (IRE) 30
  • Nag Me
  • T:S Wilson
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 60-09P5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2t
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
8 102 t S Wilson P Buchanan 91 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   A Southside Boy (GER)
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
5 10-0 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

The Tracey Shuffle hasn't won for over two years and is hardly in the best shape having pulled up at Auteuil then fallen when sent over fences at Cagnes-sur-Mer. After scoring at Newcastle in January, Sam Lord has been beaten out of sight in two subsequent starts which has to be a concern. ISLAND HEIGHTS won between the flags in Ireland in November and produced a fine run over timber on testing ground at Newcastle - normal progress can see him home. Little Boy Buru ran his best race so far when a close third on this track last month but finished a well-beaten third when favourite at Carlisle yesterday and Robyn Rua has shown nothing so far.

Formwatch

Little Boy Boru (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Held up behind in touch, tracked leaders 4 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on under pressure flat, just held on for 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-4) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.

Robyn Rua (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, ridden from 4 out, left 5th next, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Mark Me Up (10-8) at Down Royal 2m cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Feb.

Island Heights (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 3rd, hit next, ridden before 2 out, held in 3rd when left 2nd at last, kept on, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Dark Dune (11-2) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Sam Lord 12-1 (11-7) With leader, led before 4th, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 44l behind Twoways (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.

The Tracey Shuffle 12-1 (11-0) in a race won by Mercelino (10-7) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 2m 5f clm chs gd in Dec, 16 ran.