Princess Royal Conference Centre Handicap (Qualifier For The 15,000 Betfair Scottish Sprint Series Final) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 12.02s
  • Off time: 15:00:21
Full result
Result 15:00 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Diamondhead 7/2f
2nd 9 Beckermet 12/1
3rd 5 Economic Crisis nk 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 70-6690
Dark blue and orange diabolo, orange and dark blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Oneladyowner 49
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 70-6690
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 75 4/1
2 (3) 270-089
Royal blue, orange chevron, armlets and star on cap Partner (IRE) 42
  • T:N Wilson
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 270-089
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 N Wilson Joey Haynes (7) 73 25/1
3 (5) 55-5050
Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, armlets and diamonds on cap Lupin Pooter 30
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 55-5050
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10h
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 136 9-10 h T D Barron G Gibbons 73 8/1
4 (7) 89-4872
Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Diamondhead (IRE) 28
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 89-4872
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 E De Giles L P Keniry 70 7/2f
5 (11) 314705
Yellow, red cross belts, yellow sleeves, white armlets, red and yellow hooped cap Economic Crisis (IRE) 13
  • T:A Berry
  • J:P Aspell
  • Form: 314705
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 A Berry P Aspell 70 66/1
6 (4) 10-2331
Royal Blue, White stars, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Circuitous 9
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 10-2331
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7v
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 v K Dalgleish J Fanning 70 5/1
8 (13) 4582-15
Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Colbyor 165
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 4582-15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 68 12/1
9 (6) 146030
BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Beckermet (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 146030
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
11 130 9-4 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 67 12/1
10 (1) 51-2403
Red, White chevron, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Rich Again (IRE) 11
  • T:J D Bethell
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 51-2403
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 J D Bethell G Lee 65 5/1
11 (12) 369685
Light blue, dark blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Opt Out 17
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:Julie Burke
  • Form: 369685
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 A C Whillans Julie Burke (3) 70 18/1
13 (9) 446380
Black, Pink star, Black sleeves, Pink spots Bassett Road (IRE) 8
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:Georgina Baxter
  • Form: 446380
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11p
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 p K Dalgleish Georgina Baxter (7) 60 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (10) 3135-31
Ypres 25
  • Nag Me
  • T:J Ward
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 3135-31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
4 96 J Ward P McDonald 69 NR
12 (8) 3-73593
Findog 2
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss L A Perratt
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 3-73593
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
3 Miss L A Perratt P Makin 69 NR

In depth

Verdict

Circuitous had looked in the grip of the handicapper before popping up at Carlisle last time and he has the beating on last season's form of recent Ripon winner Ypres. Colbyor failed to follow-up his earlier win at Wolverhampton when well beaten off today's mark back in January and it could be the turn of DIAMONDHEAD in this. It's been a long time since his maiden win at Newmarket in 2011, but he's plummeted 25lb down the weights in the meantime and a recent narrow defeat at Carlisle suggests he's ready to strike again at long last.

Formwatch

Ypres 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead near finish, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Another Citizen (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.

Findog 6-1 (9-6) Not much room start, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards stands side rail inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Diamondhead (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Led, headed over 4f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Indego Blues (9-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.

Beckermet (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 15, 5l behind West Leake Hare (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Economic Crisis (IRE) 22-1 (9-8) Unruly and unseated rider in preliminaries, restless in stalls and slowly away, behind, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, soon driven and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Imperial Legend (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Circuitous 9-4fav (9-6) Close up, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, regained lead post, won at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gd beating Holy Angel (8-13) by ns, 7 ran.

Rich Again (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Pea Shooter (9-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Partner (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Just Like Heaven (8-4) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.

Colbyor 9-4 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Holy Angel (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

Lupin Pooter 3-1fav (8-10) Awkward start, always behind, 10th of 11, 6l behind The Nifty Fox (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.

Oneladyowner 10-1 (9-1) Behind and never on terms, last of 11, 11l behind Trojan Rocket (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Bassett Road (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Disputed lead, led halfway, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 7l behind Foreign Rhythm (10-5) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Opt Out 9-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run form over 1f out until switched right inside final furlong, kept on, not able to challenge, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Red Baron (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.