QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle (Grade 2 Limited Handicap) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 11 runners)
  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731 5th £1,876 6th £938
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 50.15s
  • Off time: 14:40:15
Full result
Result 14:40 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Cockney Sparrow 12/1
2nd 2 Court Minstrel 8/1
3rd 1 My Tent Or Yours Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 21-1112
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 32
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 21-1112
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10h
  • OR: 168
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 h N J Henderson A P McCoy 168 Evsf
2 11-8741
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Court Minstrel (IRE) (ex5) 7
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 11-8741
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 147 8/1
3 134325
Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 29
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 134325
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6b
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
5 146 10-6 b G Elliott D J Condon 150 12/1
4 2F8-440
Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 31
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 2F8-440
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4b
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 b J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 147 16/1
5 2114/03
Yellow, Red spots Montbazon (FR) 29
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 2114/03
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 A King R Thornton 147 7/1
6 122111
Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Clever Cookie 42
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 122111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
6 144 10-4 P D Niven K Renwick 144 7/1
7 11-12F5
Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Cockney Sparrow 32
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Dean Pratt
  • Form: 11-12F5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (7) 144 12/1
8 301250
RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 31
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 301250
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4h
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 h D O'Meara R Johnson 139 33/1
9 1/130-57
Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Swing Bowler 35
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mikey Ennis
  • Form: 1/130-57
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 139 33/1
10 3-77814
Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Silk Hall (UAE) 13
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 3-77814
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4b
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 b J J Lambe B Hughes 138 100/1
11 714-100
White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 29
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 714-100
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4bt
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 bt D McCain Jnr S Twiston-Davies 136 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Court Minstrel (IRE)
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
6 10-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

MY TENT OR YOURS will be the star attraction in this. The Champion Hurdle second will be a short-priced favourite as all but two of his rivals will have to carry more than their allotted weight but he need only reproduce his best form of this season, which has included a couple of Grade 1 victories, to get back to winning ways. Court Minstrel defied a big weight at Aintree a week ago and should give another good account while Flaxen Flare has a decent record in valuable handicaps. On their form with the selection in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle in November, both Cockney Sparrow and Cotton Mill could have claims while Clever Cookie won a Grade 2 at Kelso last month. Montbazon's run in the County Hurdle has already been franked and he's another possibility but the remainder are likely to struggle.

Formwatch

Cockney Sparrow 8-1 (11-5) In touch on inside, headway when hampered 2 out, soon driven and outpaced, stayed on under pressure flat, no impression, 5th of 16, 5l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar.

Court Minstrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, travelled well before 2 out, led last, ridden and edged left run-in, held on towards finish, won at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs beating Rainbow Peak (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 22 ran.

My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Held up, took keen hold, closed 3rd, hit 5th, close 4th 2 out, went 2nd before last, 1 length down flat, ran on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Jezki (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m hdl G1 (1) gs in Mar.

Swing Bowler 9-1 (11-12) Chased leader, led approaching 2 out until 2 out, chased leaders, weakened before last, 7th of 14, 12l behind Baltimore Rock (10-12) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Mar.

Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Behind, some headway into mid-division 2 out, never near leaders, 15th of 28, 17l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.

Flaxen Flare (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge before last, lost place and no extra flat, 5th of 28, 7l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Montbazon (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, steady headway 2 out, ridden to challenge between last 2, led last, headed flat, kept on same pace, 3rd of 28, 1 1/2l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Clever Cookie 13-8fav (11-8) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, ridden clear flat, stayed on well, won at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs in Mar beating Fergall (11-8) by 8l, 10 ran.

Barizan (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) With leaders, ridden 2 out, weakened before last, 10th of 28, 12l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Silk Hall (UAE) 12-1 (11-12) Attempted to make all, mistake 4 out, headed and dropped to 3rd 3 out, no extra next, relegated to 4th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 5, 22l behind Domination (11-2) at Cork 2m 2f hdl gd in Aug.

Cotton Mill 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, challenged on outside 3 out to after next, soon ridden and lost place, weakened last, 18th of 28, 25l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.