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  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 46.30s
  • Off time: 14:50:48
Full result
Result 14:50 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Seven Is Lucky 6/1
2nd 4 Spirit of A Nation 1 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0P15P6
Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots Makhzoon (USA) 29
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Mr C Alexander
  • Form: 0P15P6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12v
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 v N W Alexander Mr C Alexander (7) 119 9/2
2 3P4262
Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Merrydown (IRE) 29
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 3P4262
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 N G Richards D C Costello 119 15/8f
3 402-039
Red, WHite chevron Your Busy (IRE) 51
  • T:J Nash
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 402-039
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 t J Nash D J Casey 116 11/1
4 760-413
White, royal blue cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 29
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 760-413
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 107 10/3
5 165-468
Dark Blue and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, quartered cap Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 29
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 165-468
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
11 154 11-0 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 107 6/1
7 P50825
LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 13
  • T:R Nixon
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form: P50825
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 p R Nixon Gary Rutherford (5) 88 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 423267
Dundock 65
  • Nag Me
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 423267
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
12 101 A C Whillans E Whillans 94 NR

In depth

Verdict

Merrydown drops back in trip after finishing second over these hurdles last month with Makhzoon well beaten and is not without a chance but Irish raider Your Busy cut little ice when reverting to the smaller obstacles at Fairyhouse last time. SPIRIT OF A NATION made a decent comeback to finish third behind Hollo Ladies at this track and, dropping down a grade for this, Jim Goldie's charge gets the nod. Stablemate Seven Is Lucky remains out of sorts while Dundock and Political Paddy are upped in class.

Formwatch

Dundock 12-1 (11-0) Held up, outpaced 8th, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when mistake next, no extra, 7th of 10, 35l behind Carmela Maria (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.

Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden 8th, some headway approaching 3 out, weakened soon after, 8th of 12, 21l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.

Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Chased leader until pushed along 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd from next, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Hollo Ladies (10-8) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.

Makhzoon (USA) 20-1 (11-5) Prominent, led approaching 2nd, ridden and headed befoore 3 out, soon dropped to 3rd, no impression when lost 3rd next, weakened last, 6th of 12, 16l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.

Merrydown (IRE) 11-1 (11-11) Held up in mid-division, steady headway 9th, stayed on to 3rd and hung left 2 out, driven and went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.

Political Paddy 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 3rd from 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 18l behind Grey Area (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.

Your Busy (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, last of 9, well behind Wise Oscar (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.