13:05 Ayr

Monday 6 January 2020

All13:0513:3514:1014:4015:1515:45
  • Meetings That Matter On Racing TV EBF Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 4f 100y  |   Heavy  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:05  |   Winning time: 5m 56.45s
1st
5
15/8
T: G ElliottJ: R Johnson
Sweating, raced keenly, held up in 4th, not fluent 7th, mistake next, smooth headway into 2nd before 2 out, upsides 2 out, led and went left last, edged right and driven clear run-in op 2/1 tchd 9/4
2nd
5
2
11/4
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell (3)
Led and set steady pace, quickened tempo after 4 out, clear before next, joined 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner op 7/2
3rd
15
3
28/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: Dylan Johnston (7)
Chased leader, jumped left 1st, jumped left and lost 2nd next, handy 3rd, 2nd again before 3 out until before next, weakened between last 2 op 22/1 tchd 25/1
4th
12
4
7/5f
T: S R B CrawfordJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, tracked leader 2nd until before 3 out, weakened before next op 5/4 tchd 6/4
5th
20
6
66/1
T: I A DuncanJ: Danny McMenamin (5)
Mistake 5th, always behind, tailed off tchd 50/1

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Non-Runners

1
Glorious Lady16
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: K Dalgleish  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.20Pl:£1.60, £1.30EX:£6.90Trifecta:£23.60SF:£7.25Swingers:£12.60

Forecasts

Lily's Gem (7/5), Miss Aloud (15/8), Aurora Thunder (11/4), Glorious Lady (5/1), Largy Princess (28/1), Orient Sunset (66/1)

Verdict

A tricky opener which sees Richard Johnson and Brian Hughes go head-to-head in pursuit of the jockey's title aboard the upped-in-trip Irish raiders Miss Aloud (Gordon Elliott) and LILY'S GEM (Stuart Crawford). Both horses have had plenty of chances, with the latter admittedly more experienced over hurdles. Assuming she stays this 2m4f trip, Lily's Gem should have the edge over her unexposed stablemate Largy Princess. With the defection of Glorious Lady, Aurora Thunder is considered next best.
  1. Lily's Gem
  2. Miss Aloud
  3. Aurora Thunder

Previous Winners

2019
Leverock Lass
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
25/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,159.002nd: £1,221.003rd: £611.004th: £305.00
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