15:15 Ayr

Friday 20 April 2018

All14:0514:4015:1515:4516:1516:4517:15

Trump Turnberry Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Class 3  |   3m 70y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 6m 1.2s

1st
5
10/1
T: F O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
In touch, headway after 4 out, chased front pair next, switched inside before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead flat, all out op 9/1 tchd 17/2 and tchd 11/1
2nd
1 ¼
4
2/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: N D Fehily
Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, led narrowly next, mistake last, ridden and headed flat, kept on same pace op 5/2
3rd
½
2
9/1
T: N G RichardsJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, effort after 3 out, ridden after next, one pace before last, went 3rd and kept on flat, not reach front pair op 15/2 tchd 10/1
4th
1 ¼
1
711-12
15/2
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (5)
With leader, led narrowly from 3rd, not fluent 4 out, headed narrowly next, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, held when lost 3rd flat op 8/1 tchd 7/1 and tchd 9/1
5th
17
9
16/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, pushed along after 8th, some headway under pressure after 3 out, plugged on, no chance with clear leaders op 14/1
6th
½
6
12/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon one pace, beaten before next tchd 14/1
7th
18
10
11/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led narrowly to 3rd, with leader, lost place after 4 out, weakened after next op 7/1 tchd 5/1
8th
¾
11
12/1
T: R M SmithJ: L Quinlan (7)
Held up behind, took closer order on outside after 6th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened op 18/1
9th
10
8
33/1
T: B EllisonJ: Henry Brooke
Held up towards rear on inside, struggling 7th, tailed off op 25/1
10th
13
7
810-11
16/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Bannister
Tracked leaders, close up when blundered badly and dropped towards rear 4 out, not recover, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
3
10/1
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
In rear, not fluent 2nd, struggling after 6th, tailed off 8th, pulled up 4 out op 8/1

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Betting

Forecast

Darius Des Bois (2/1), Silent Steps (11/2), Sir Will (15/2), Uncle Alastair (9/1), Ocean Cove (10/1), Spider's Bite (10/1), Voie Dans Voie (12/1), Trongate (12/1), Lime Street (16/1), Aloomomo (16/1), It's Your Move (33/1)

Verdict
Darius Des Bois will attract plenty of attention given his manner of victory last time. The form amounts to little however and SPIDERS BITE achieved far more when beating a useful rival at Ludlow with far more in hand than the margin indicates. Henry Daly's charge is open to more improvement and the subsequent value of that winning form shows him to generously treated off his current mark. Conditions look ideal for Lime Street whilst Ocean's Cove promises more now handicapping and looks best of the rest.
  1. Spider's Bite
  2. Lime Street
  3. Ocean Cove

Previous Winners

2017
Winningtry
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£10,007.00
2nd:
£2,938.00
3rd:
£1,469.00
4th:
£735.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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