13:55 Ayr

Saturday 13 April 2019

All13:2513:5514:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:20

    J & D Pierce Novices' Champion Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   3m 20y  |   Good  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:55  |   Winning time: 5m 55.8s
1st
Horse silk
4
5/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in touch on outside, went 2nd and poised to challenge after 14th, upsides 4 out, led next, drew clear after 2 out, ridden out flat, always holding on op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¾
1
611-12
7/2f
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
op 5/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
7
14/1
T: Miss S E ForsterJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Mistake 1st, soon prominent, led 3rd to 7th, left in lead again 10th, joined 4 out, headed next, blundered 2 out, soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd and weakened between last 2 op 16/1 tchd 11/1
4th
Horse silk
27
3
4/1
T: Henry OliverJ: D Crosse
Mistake 1st, chased leaders on inside, joined leader 12th, blundered and lost place next, ridden and unable to go with front trio before 4 out, soon left well behind, tailed off op 9/2
5th
Horse silk
hd
9
18/1
T: I JardineJ: Ross Chapman
Always behind, reminder after 4th, pushed along before 11th, never going pace to get involved, tailed off 4 out tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Soon behind, mistake 7th, lost touch 9th, hampered next, pulled up soon after op 15/2 tchd 8/1
F
Horse silk
5
8/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led to 3rd, remained prominent, led again 7th, fell 10th
PU
Horse silk
6
711-6
8/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, mistake 9th, pushed along 12th, struggling when hampered 14th, behind when pulled up before 4 out op 7/1
T: H FryJ: R P McLernon
Mid-division, in touch when fell 14th op 6/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.00Pl:£1.60, £1.80, £3.70EX:£20.50Trifecta:£439.80Tricast:£233.03SF:£24.20Swingers:£4.10, £9.50, £8.20

Forecasts

Dandy Dan (7/2), Kilfilum Cross (4/1), Molly The Dolly (5/1), Onefortheroadtom (7/1), Ibis Du Rheu (7/1), Azzerti (8/1), Drinks Interval (8/1), Claud And Goldie (14/1), Trongate (18/1)

Verdict

KILFILUM CROSS ran a cracker to be second in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival and after just two starts this term should still have something to offer. Top weights Dandy Dan and Ibis Du Rheu have claims, and the longer trip may bring about better luck for Azzerti. Drinks Interval drops down in class after struggling in a Grade 1 last time, and Claud And Goldie is in with a squeak after a series of good runs this term.
  1. Kilfilum Cross
  2. Dandy Dan
  3. Claud And Goldie

Previous Winners

2018
Crosshue Boy
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
22/1

Prize Money

1st: £62,560.002nd: £18,480.003rd: £9,240.004th: £4,620.005th: £2,310.006th: £1,160.00

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