17:05 Ayr Sat 22 April 2017

  • Ayrshire Magazine Racing Excellence 'Hands & Heels' Finale Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 2m 4f 100y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£9,747.002nd£2,862.003rd£1,431.004th£716.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 56.8sOff time:17:05:37
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1
612-0OR: 132
6/1

10lb higher today then when landing a Lingfield handicap hurdle in January (2m, heavy). Not disgraced when an 11L third to Neon Wolf in a Haydock Grade Two next time, though well beaten in competitive handicaps at both spring Festivals so far. Drops significantly in class now and a return to form entirely possible.

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2
1111-12OR: 130
33/1

3lb lower than when winning a Wetherby handicap chase in October and has shown enough over hurdles in the last year to suggest that he could get competitive in this if giving his running. However, recent efforts none too encouraging.

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3
711-7OR: 125
7/2

Wincanton bumper winner on debut last spring (soft) and another not disgraced behind Neon Wolf this season, in his case at Exeter. Ticked the winning box over hurdles in a Taunton maiden last time (good) and goes up just 2lb for this. Competitive.

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4
911-1OR: 119
10/1

9lb higher than when winning at Perth last summer (soft) and has crept further up the handicap after decent performances in defeat. Added together, that suggests that he could run well here but his best may not quite be up to winning this.

5
611-0OR: 118
8/1

Scored over a similar trip at Sedgefield (good to soft) on Boxing Day. 5lb higher today and fit from a decent run on the Flat, though his latest hurdle start suggested that the handicapper may be asking too much.

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6
811-0OR: 118
9/2

2lb higher than when scoring at Sandown in November (2m4f, good). Has run a couple of respectable races in defeat from similar marks to this since then, but hard to make a strong case for him winning.

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7
710-9OR: 113
6/1

Last success was in an Exeter maiden hurdle in January 2015. Has had plenty of chances over fences and hurdles since then. Very well handicapped on his best form but that seems long gone at the moment.

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8
1110-6OR: 110
12/1

Has split six careers wins equally between Musselburgh and here, the latest of those being at the former track in December (2m3½f, good) from just 2lb lower. Looks well handicapped again judged on his New Year's Day run at that track and if producing his best he will be a tough nut to crack.

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9
710-4OR: 108
5/1

Lightly-raced, having had just eight starts and winning two, the latest being a Down Royal handicap hurdle last time out. Races from a mark 12lb higher than his Irish mark that day and that looks a very tough ask.

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10
810-1OR: 105
25/1

3lb higher than a decent effort at Wetherby earlier in the season and stable has been going well again for a little while. However, would have liked to have seen more encouragement last time and looks to have place claims at best.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Touch Kick (7/2), Red Infantry (9/2), Tyrrell's Succes (5/1), Souriyan (6/1), Crievehill (6/1), All For The Best (8/1), Tantamount (10/1), Jonny Delta (12/1), Star Trouper (25/1), Lord Wishes (33/1)

Verdict

Crievehill looks likely to be very competitive again now dropped in class, while Touch Kick is another to catch the eye on the page and should pick up some prize money again. However JONNY DELTA loves it here and looks to have strong claims from this mark if he can run up to something like his best.
  1. Jonny Delta
  2. Touch Kick
  3. Crievehill

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