Talk To Victor Novices' Hurdle (Div 2) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.35s
  • Off time: 13:42:40
Full result
Result 13:40 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ballybogey 8/1
2nd 8 Red Admirable 18/1
3rd 11 Titus Bolt 6 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P-24
ROYAL BLUE, white stars Ballybogey (IRE) 10
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: P-24
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 J J Lambe A P McCoy 8/1
3 2
Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Blue Lodge (IRE) 263
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 James Moffatt Brian Harding 50/1
4 2-65
Purple, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 44
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 2-65
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 33/1
5 537
Emerald green, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, yellow star Heron's Mill (IRE) 25
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 537
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t J Ewart B Hughes 25/1
6 08
Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Jovial (IRE) 21
  • T:R M Smith
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 08
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R M Smith E Whillans (3) 100/1
7 12
Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Kings Palace (IRE) 33
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 4/6f
8 24-2743
Black and amber checks, black cap Red Admirable (IRE) 28
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 24-2743
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 18/1
9
Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 151
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 11/4
10 69
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Luctor Emergo (IRE) 14
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 69
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 K Dalgleish K Renwick 100/1
11
BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 100
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 22/
Bishops Gate (IRE) 676
  • Nag Me
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 22/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 114 N G Richards D C Costello NR

In depth

Verdict

Thimaar was a very decent stayer on the Flat and was last seen in the Group 2 Lonsdale Stakes at York in August. However, this will be his first experience of really soft ground and he may just do better over a bit further in time. We'll take him on with KINGS PALACE, who lost nothing in defeat when just worn down by Captain Cutter in a Listed bumper at Ascot last month and looks a nice hurdling prospect. The others are probably playing for places and ex-pointers Bishops Gate and Blue Lodge may not come into their own until tackling fences. Heron's Mill was third over this trip on heavy ground at Newcastle two runs ago and looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Bishops Gate (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) 2nd of 10, 3l behind Another Grand (10-7) at Brocklesby Park 3m ptp gd in Mar '11.

Ballybogey (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, improved to lead 5f out, ridden in 4th and no extra when reppeared from fog 1f out, kept on one pace (poor visibility), 4th of 7, 19l behind Agent James (11-8) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy.

Red Admirable (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid-division on inner, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th over 2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Ceasar Milan (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.

Titus Bolt (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chasing leaders and driven 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, dropped to 4th final strides, 4th of 8, 3l behind Mama Quilla (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct (flat).

Heron's Mill (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) In touch, lost place after 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, well behind Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Thimaar (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 25l behind Times Up (9-1) at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug (flat).

Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, kept on one pace and no impression, 5th of 14, 16l behind Spitz (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.

Blue Lodge (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 2nd app str, kow run-in, not rch wnr, 2nd of 17, 12l behind Thornleigh Ben (12-0) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gs in May.

Jovial (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, well beaten after 6th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.

Luctor Emergo (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders until 2nd, soon lost place, 9th of 11, well behind Calculated Risk (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs.

Kings Palace (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Led, hard pressed from 2f out, edged right when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Captain Cutter (11-4) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) hvy in Dec.