15:15 Ayr

Monday 6 January 2020

All13:0513:3514:1014:4015:1515:45

    Jumping For Joy On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m  |   Heavy  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 4m 23.5s
1st
Horse silk
4
15/8f
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Tracked leading pair, led before 4 out, clear before next, reached for 2 out, eased towards finish op 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
14
5
5/2
T: M TodhunterJ: Danny McMenamin (5)
Behind, plugged on into modest 2nd between last 2, no chance with winner op 3/1
3rd
Horse silk
10
3
6/1
T: J EwartJ: B S Hughes
Held up off the pace in last pair, plugged on into modest 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced next, switched right and plugged on run-in op 9/2 tchd 4/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
6
710-10
25/1
T: Miss S E ForsterJ: Rachel McDonald (5)
Chased leader, chased winner approaching 4 out, pushed along and well held before next, weakened into modest 3rd between last 2, dropped to 4th near finish op 22/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
6/1
T: W Young JnrJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
Led, headed before 4 out, weakened quickly, soon behind, tailed off when went badly right 2 out and pulled up op 11/2 tchd 13/2
PU
Horse silk
2
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: R Johnson
Held up off the pace in 4th, closer into 3rd after 4 out, pushed along and outpaced before next where mistake and weakened, poor 5th when pulled up before 2 out op 11/2

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
West Drive25
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 7
T: R M Smith  J: Dale Irving
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.70Pl:£1.50, £1.90EX:£7.00Trifecta:£32.40SF:£6.64Swingers:£1.50, £3.70, £2.80

Forecasts

Mcgowan's Pass (15/8), Bulls Head (5/2), Calix Delafayette (6/1), Ardera Cross (6/1), Ocean Voyage (7/1), West Drive (8/1), Ashjan (25/1)

Verdict

Both Calix Delafayette and Mcgowan's Pass possess plenty of raw ability (as shown in bumpers and novice hurdles), although you'd be taking a chance supporting either on their return from respective 607 & 322 day absences. That said, it should be noted in relation to the latter that the Sandy Thomson runners (Off The Beat, Capard King and Stradivarius Davis) all performed creditably at Newcastle on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ocean Voyage must be feared for the Elliott/Johnson partnership. However, we'll elect to take a slight chance on the feasibly handicapped heavy ground course winner (2m4½f) BULLS HEAD who has clearly lost his way over fences more latterly.
  1. Bulls Head
  2. Mcgowan's Pass
  3. Ocean Voyage

Previous Winners

2019
Apache Jack
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 11
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,758.002nd: £1,984.003rd: £992.004th: £496.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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