Ayrshire Hospice Making Today Matter Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2, 7 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off time: 16:27:09
Full result
Result 16:25 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Brother Du Berlais 5/1
2nd 6 Rumble of Thunder 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3U-0180
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Vendor (FR) 31
  • T:A King
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 3U-0180
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 A King Jack Doyle 137 2/1f
2 P/U03-01
Royal blue, red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, red cap Wyse Hill Teabags 69
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: P/U03-01
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 J S Goldie J Reveley 135 5/1
3 23-1121
Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Fine Rightly (IRE) 53
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 23-1121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 h S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 134 7/2
5 8412
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Brother Du Berlais (FR) 56
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 8412
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 132 5/1
6 U05122
Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 24
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: U05122
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 130 10/1
7 3123F2
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Hit The Top 22
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 3123F2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 129 8/1
8 1614P5
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 21
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 1614P5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 J S Goldie K Renwick 122 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 111235
Portway Flyer (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 111235
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
6 118 Ian Williams A P McCoy 133 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Orsippus (USA)
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Danny Cook
7 11-7 M Smith Danny Cook 18/1
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In depth

Verdict

Vendor has his sights lowered but is still 7lb higher than when scoring at Newbury in November. RUMBLE OF THUNDER looks to be right back to his best and is only a couple of pounds higher than when caught right on the line by Hidden Justice at Haydock last month. Adam Nichol claims 5lb so Philip Kirby's charge is fancied to get back to winning ways though Hit The Top has been generally progressive and travelled strongly for a long way when second in a decent handicap at Sedgefield last time. Fine Rightly steps out of novice company and won't find it easy to dominate these more experienced handicappers as Musselburgh scorer Wyse Hill Teabags also likes to be prominent. Portway Flyer was entered here yesterday.

Formwatch

Portway Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) In touch, chased leaders after 3 out, stayed on well towards finish, never able to challenge, 3rd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Carole's Destrier (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.

Brother Du Berlais (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, 2nd travelling well approaching 3 out, led before 2 out, driven between last 2, headed last, stayed on same pace flat, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Knight Of Noir (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Feb.

Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led to 4th, chased leaders, led before last, ridden run-in, caught post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Hidden Justice (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Wyse Hill Teabags 10-1 (10-9) Made all, not fluent 2 out, stayed on gamely, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb beating Mister Dillon (11-2) by 2l, 11 ran.

Hit The Top 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed before last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Getabuzz (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.

Fine Rightly (IRE) 8-11fav (11-6) Made all, clear before 3 out, stayed on strongly, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Templebraden (11-9) by 7l, 5 ran.

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

Arctic Court (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Towards rear, mistake 5th, chased leaders 3 out, ridden next, no impression before last, 5th of 9, 8l behind Lie Forrit (11-12) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.