13:35 Ayr

Thursday 2 January 2020

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Galbraith Pritchards Chartered Accountants Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:35  |   Winning time: 4m 18.46s

1st
3
6/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: R Johnson
Held up mid-division, steady headway on outside 4 out, close up next, challenged between last 2, led narrowly last, soon ridden, stayed on well towards finish tchd 11/2 and tchd 13/2
2nd
2 ½
7
5/1
T: J EwartJ: B S Hughes
Always prominent, hampered 5th, led before 3 out, ridden when joined between last 2, headed narrowly last, kept on, no extra towards finish op 9/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
12
2
12/1
T: Mrs L B NormileJ: James Bowen
Tracked leaders, every chance 3 out, one pace when not fluent next, soon no impression, stayed on into modest 3rd after last
4th
2 ¾
11
610-12
12/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Held up towards rear, headway 4th, hampered next, driven and one pace 2 out, never on terms, not fluent last op 16/1 tchd 18/1
5th
¾
5
12/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Held up towards rear, headway on inside 4th, tracked leaders after 4 out, every chance 2 out, outpaced between last 2, weakened after last op 14/1
6th
3 ¼
1
10/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: Lucy Alexander
Mid-division, driven 3 out, plugged on same pace, never near leaders op 9/1
7th
hd
10
80/1
T: R M SmithJ: R P McLernon
Held up in last pair, hampered 5th, driven after 3 out, plugged on, never near leaders op 100/1 tchd 66/1
8th
2 ¾
9
1/1f
T: W GreatrexJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, headway after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders after next, never on terms, weakened between last 2 tchd 11/10
9th
6
12
100/1
T: I JardineJ: C O'Farrell
Held up towards rear of mid-division, driven after 3 out, never involved op 80/1
10th
16
13
50/1
T: R M SmithJ: William Shanahan (7)
Raced keenly, in touch, hampered and left in narrow lead 5th, headed before 3 out, weakened next, tailed off op 100/1

Also Ran

F
4
150/1
T: I A DuncanJ: D R Fox
Led until fell 5th op 100/1
PU
6
511-5
100/1
T: R M SmithJ: Grant Cockburn (3)
Held up in last pair, struggling 4 out, tailed off next, pulled up before 2 out
PU
8
200/1
T: M A BarnesJ: Dale Irving (3)
Pressed leader, driven and lost place quickly after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next op 100/1

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Betting

Forecast

Sunny Express (1/1), Sao Maxence (5/1), Endlessly (6/1), Broadway Joe (10/1), Doyen Breed (12/1), Fair Minx (12/1), Mannochmore (12/1), Flying Moon (50/1), Call Me Maizie (80/1), Whispering Waters (100/1), Raemoir (100/1), Garron Crescent (150/1), Smart Paco (200/1)

Verdict
SUNNY EXPRESS can break his maiden here at the third attempt over hurdles. He has not fared too badly on the track so far and should improve on this latest appearance. Sao Maxence was a winner in a bumper at this course and went close to following up last time out over that same C&D. He can put up a strong challenge on his hurdles debut, while Endlessly may be capable of much more than his opening run over hurdles so include in your calculations on his latest start over obstacles.
  1. Sunny Express
  2. Sao Maxence
  3. Endlessly

Previous Winners

2019
Whoshotthesheriff
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Sean Quinlan
  |  
T: G Elliott
6/1
Prize Money
1st:
£4,159.00
2nd:
£1,221.00
3rd:
£611.00
4th:
£305.00

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