BetVictor Grand National Antepost Pioneers #NRFB Standard NH Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders) 2m

  • (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 4 runners)
  • Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.40s
  • Off time: 17:28:51
Full result
Result 17:20 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Frankie's Promise 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow cap Ballyhoulihan (IRE)
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D O'Meara Jake Greenall (3) 15/8
2 P16
Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap Ben Akram (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Graham Watters
  • Form: P16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 11/2
4 03
Light green, purple star, chevrons on sleeves, light green cap, purple star Frankie's Promise (IRE) 29
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 03
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 5/1
5
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Greensalt (IRE)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 11/8f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3
Finaghy Ayr (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:I A Duncan
  • J:Mr J Creswell
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 114 I A Duncan Mr J Creswell WD

In depth

Verdict

Frankie's Promise posted a better effort when third at this track last time but point-to-point winner Ben Akram faded badly on his debut under Rules in the same race. The newcomers Finaghy Aye and Ballyhoulihan are both related to points winners but fellow debutant GREENSALT makes more appeal. He cost 30,000euros as a three-year-old, is a brother to the smart Grade 2 winning hurdler Raya Star and can get off the mark at the first time of asking.

Formwatch

Finaghy Ayr (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Ali Ankah.

Frankie's Promise (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.

Greensalt (IRE) Milan gelding out of Garden City.

Ben Akram (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd over 3f out, driven and weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 25l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.

Ballyhoulihan (IRE) Golan gelding out of Dun Ar Aill.