14:55 Ayr

Saturday 21 April 2018

All13:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:1517:50

    QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle (Grade 2 Limited Handicap)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m  |   Good  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 3m 41.9s
1st
Horse silk
13
25/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led next, edged right before not fluent last, driven out op 50/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
11/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Tracked leaders, stayed on from last, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner towards finish op 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
8
6/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (5)
Held up in rear on outside, mistake 2nd, headway 3 out, went 2nd last until flat, kept on op 11/2 tchd 7/1
4th
Horse silk
2
4
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, pressing for 3rd last, no extra towards finish tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
1
11
610-10
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, kept on same pace flat
6th
Horse silk
½
10
710-10
20/1
T: P AtkinsonJ: Henry Brooke
Mid-division, headway 5th, disputing 3rd last, no extra final 100 yards
7th
Horse silk
nk
7
710-12
20/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up in rear, headway 2 out, stayed on, never nearer op 25/1
8th
Horse silk
2
5
33/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Prominent, led before 4th, headed 2 out, no extra flat op 25/1
9th
Horse silk
hd
12
10/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, mistake 6th and 2 out, never involved op 12/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¾
9
17/2
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (7)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, weakened flat op 15/2 tchd 7/1
11th
Horse silk
9
3
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Not fluent 4th, always towards rear op 5/1
12th
Horse silk
½
6
13/2
T: K A RyanJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division on inside, closed 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened op 7/1
13th
Horse silk
½
1
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent, mistake 4th, weakened 2 out op 25/1 tchd 16/1
14th
Horse silk
11
16
20/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Callum Bewley (3)
In rear, mistake 5th, not fluent next, soon well beaten op 16/1
15th
Horse silk
58
15
510-4
40/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Bannister
Tracked leaders, lost place after 6th

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
14
12/1
T: T LaceyJ: R T Dunne
Led until before 4th, not fluent next, weakened after 3 out, mistake and rider nearly off 2 out, pulled up before last op 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£30.00Pl:£5.50, £2.00, £1.70, £3.70EX:£254.30Trifecta:£2,142.70Tricast:£969.41SF:£154.19Swingers:£30.20, £58.50, £8.60

Forecasts

Claimantakinforgan (11/2), Chesterfield (6/1), Verdana Blue (6/1), Beyond The Clouds (13/2), Flying Tiger (17/2), I'm A Game Changer (10/1), Brelade (12/1), Flashing Glance (12/1), Charli Parcs (14/1), Irish Roe (20/1), The Unit (20/1), Ch'tibello (20/1), Sir Chauvelin (20/1), Midnight Shadow (25/1), A Hare Breath (33/1), Attest (40/1)

Verdict

BEYOND THE CLOUDS can make a winning handicap debut in this highly competitive Grade 2 hurdle contest. Kevin Ryan has an 18% strike-rate (3/17) of late and the five-year-old gelding can follow up his soft ground victory in February by taking this competitive affair with regular pilot Brian Hughes in the saddle once more. Chesterfield ran well on his return to handicaps at Cheltenham last time and he can claim second ahead of Claimantakinforgan who ran well in a Grade 1 novice event last time out and like the selection is making his handicap debut in this.
  1. Beyond The Clouds
  2. Chesterfield
  3. Claimantakinforgan

Previous Winners

2017
Chesterfield
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 7
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £59,798.002nd: £22,438.003rd: £11,235.004th: £5,596.005th: £2,814.006th: £1,407.00

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