12:35 Ayr

Tuesday 29 November 2022

All12:0012:3513:1013:4014:1014:4015:10

    Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 100y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:35  |   Winning time: 5m 13.22s
1st
Horse silk
1
9/4f
T: N W AlexanderJ: Bruce Lynn (5)
Held up in touch, closed before 3 out, led 2 out, headed and not fluent last, led again flat, stayed on op 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
½
4
11/2
T: L MorganJ: Adam Wedge
Held up in touch, not fluent 1st, effort 3 out, challenged 2 out, led and mistake last, headed flat, held towards finish op 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
8
5/2
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on flat op 9/4
4th
Horse silk
3 ¾
2
33/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: Mr Stephen Connor (7)
Held up towards rear on outside, headway 3 out, ridden 2 out, 4th and no impression last tchd 28/1
5th
Horse silk
4
9
11/2
T: M TodhunterJ: Callum Bewley
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, never thretened op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
8
10
22/1
T: D BourkeJ: Ross Chapman
Made most until 2 out, weakened before last op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
6
12/1
T: D W WhillansJ: Henry Brooke
With leader, jinked left and rider nearly unseated 6th, weakened before 2 out op 22/1
8th
Horse silk
hd
5
14/1
T: J EwartJ: Danny McMenamin
Tracked leaders, ridden and well beaten from after 3 out op 16/1
9th
Horse silk
sh
7
20/1
T: R M SmithJ: Ryan Mania
Held up in rear, in touch 4 out, weakened before 3 out op 14/1

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Gold Emery281
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 6
T: D McCain Jnr  J: Peter Kavanagh
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.25Pl:£1.20, £2.10, £1.30EX:£17.80Trifecta:£55.30Tricast:£32.86SF:£15.08Swingers:£3.00, £2.30, £3.30

Forecasts

Charm Offensive (9/4), Gentleman De Mai (5/2), Gold Emery (7/2), Whistleinthedark (11/2), Jet Legs (11/2), Nights In Venice (12/1), Nikgarde (14/1), Dot Cotton (20/1), Young Moloney (22/1), Kingfisher Lane (33/1)

Verdict

Successful in a course novice over shorter last term, GENTLEMAN DE MAI shaped with plenty of promise when fifth on his recent return/handicap debut at Kelso, not well served by the steady gallop and noted finishing with running left. Very much on a handy mark, he gets the nod to confirm the promise of that run, with likeable mare Charm Offensive and Gold Emery others fancied to be in the mix.

  1. GENTLEMAN DE MAI (FR)
  2. CHARM OFFENSIVE (FR)
  3. GOLD EMERY (FR)

Previous Winners

2021
Operation Overlord
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
10/3

Prize Money

1st: £4,030.002nd: £1,857.003rd: £928.004th: £465.005th: £350.006th: £350.00

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