14:40 Ayr

Thursday 2 January 2020

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Class 3  |   2m 5f 91y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 5m 53.23s

1st
1
11/4
T: W GreatrexJ: Adrian Heskin
Always prominent on outside, led 2nd to before 4th, led again 8th, headed briefly before 3 out, ridden after next, kept on well tchd 3/1
2nd
2 ¼
6
16/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Held up behind, smooth headway before 3 out, driven and outpaced soon after, switched inside and ridden next, stayed on to chase winner flat, always held op 20/1 tchd 14/1
3rd
2 ½
2
5/1
T: N G RichardsJ: Craig Nichol
Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner after 3 out, one pace next, kept on, no impression in 3rd flat op 9/2
4th
23
9
20/1
T: I A DuncanJ: Henry Brooke
Mid-division on inside, tracked leaders 6th, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon ridden, well beaten before next op 25/1 tchd 18/1
5th
1 ¼
7
16/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Led to 2nd, led again before 4th, headed 8th, soon pushed along, led again briefly before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from next op 14/1
6th
¾
3
7/1
T: K DalgleishJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division on outside, pushed along after 4 out, ridden after 2 out, never going pace to challenge op 8/1 tchd 11/2
7th
29
5
2/1f
T: D W WhillansJ: Callum Whillans (3)
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off op 3/1
8th
2 ¼
10
18/1
T: I A DuncanJ: Sean Quinlan
Mid-division, tracked leaders 6th, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
4
15/2
T: S R B CrawfordJ: C O'Farrell
Held up behind, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders before next, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up approaching 2 out op 13/2 tchd 8/1

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Non-Runners

8
Ryedale Racer47
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 9
T: N W Alexander  J: Grant Cockburn
Betting

Forecast

Eternally Yours (2/1), Portrush Ted (11/4), Better Getalong (5/1), Taxmeifyoucan (7/1), Fine Rightly (15/2), Ryedale Racer (10/1), Grand Morning (16/1), One For Harry (16/1), Strong Economy (18/1), King Of Fashion (20/1)

Verdict
PORTRUSH TED is on a hat-trick bid here after wins in a bumper and over hurdles respectively. He has been off the track since August 2018 but he can make a winning return here to build upon the smart performances he produced before his break. Taxmeifyoucan is in great form at the moment and will come close to another victory in this race, while Better Getalong should be taken to fill the placings as he is more than capable of being in the mix at this level.
  1. Portrush Ted
  2. Taxmeifyoucan
  3. Better Getalong

Previous Winners

2019
Aye Right
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Callum Bewley
  |  
T: Mrs H O Graham
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
£8,058.00
2nd:
£2,366.00
3rd:
£1,183.00
4th:
£591.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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