AYR Digital racecard 13/03

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VIRGIN BET RACEDAY SATURDAY 13 MARCH

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WELCOME TO AYR

For those of you reading this afternoon’s racecard whether you be racehorse owners, trainers, members of Ayr Racecourse or visitors to our website or social media channels I hope you are able to enjoy the action on Racing TV. I would like to thank Virgin Bet for sponsoring today’s meeting which marks their first ever sponsorship at the track and the team at Ayr are delighted to see our traditional March Saturday rebranded Virgin Bet Raceday. In a short space of time Virgin Bet have established themselves within the betting industry and I sincerely hope this is the start of a long partnership which will benefit both parties. All seven races carry the Virgin Bet prefix and the feature race is the Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle for the Craigie Cup at 3.42 pm which has attracted a field of eleven with Nicky Richards running no fewer than three horses. Between them today’s field have won 48 races so this is a particularly strong renewal of the race. Throughout the card there are some notable runners with the McNeil Family colours, which will be carried at Cheltenham next week by Tritonic in the Triumph Hurdle, on show today with Tamar Bridge in the Virgin Bet Novices Hurdle. Today marks exactly a year since we last welcomed spectators to Ayr Racecourse. With the gradual easing of restrictions now under way I hope it won’t be too long before we can once again welcome back owners, members and of course have a crowd cheering on our runners. I really look forward to that day.

Ayr Racecourse has held the ROA Gold Standard award for a Large Racecourse for five consecutive years.

David Brown Managing Director, Ayr Racecourse


LEADERBOARDS

RYAN CLOSES IN ON BRIAN THE race to be champion jockey at Ayr for the 2020-2021 jumps season is really hotting up with just three more fixtures to go including today’s Virgin Bet Raceday. A double at our March 1 meeting for Ryan Mania saw him move to 28 points just one point behind leader Brian Hughes with Sean Quinlan on 26 points and Derek Fox, who rode a treble, in fourth spot on 21 points. All four of these leading jockeys have mounts this afternoon and it will be interesting to see how the table stands after today. Nick Alexander (33 points) leads the Trainers’ Championship by five points from Lucinda Russell with Sandy Thomson (24) and Nicky Richards (23) also in contention. Again all of these trainers have runners today. Trevor Hemmings heads the Owners Championship by four points from Mr & Mrs Duncan Davidson.

AYR JOCKEYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRIAN HUGHES

29

RYAN MANIA

28

SEAN QUINLAN

26

DEREK FOX

21

CONOR O’FARRELL

19

AYR TRAINERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP NICK ALEXANDER

33

LUCINDA RUSSELL

28

SANDY THOMSON

24

NICKY RICHARDS

23

ROSE DOBBIN

15

AYR OWNERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP TREVOR HEMMINGS

14

MR & MRS DUNCAN DAVIDSON

10

THE MACDONALD FAMILY

7

BOWEN & NICOL

7

WG YOUNG

7


TODAY’S TRAINERS & JOCKEYS

TOP TRAINERS

TOP JOCKEYS

NICKY RICHARDS

BRIAN HUGHES

15%

S U C C E S S

R A T E

AYR RECORD LAST 5 YEARS 11 WINS FROM 74 RUNNERS

23%

S U C C E S S

R A T E

Ayr record last 5 years 61 WINS from 260 RIDES

Nicky rarely misses a jumps meeting at Ayr and has a wonderful record at the track down the years. He loves running some of his younger horses here and both his novice chasers and novice hurdlers demand respect when they run. Already this season he has had five winners here from 25 runners and he could well add to that today when he has several runners including three in our feature race the Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle for the Craigie Cup.

Champion jockey Brian leads the way at the top of the jockeys championship again this season and is another rider who has some interesting rides this afternoon. His mount in the feature race, the Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle for the Craigie Cup is Mayo Star for the Nicky Richards yard and Brian won this last year on Donald McCain’s The Con Man.

NICK ALEXANDER

SEAN QUINLAN

12%

S U C C E S S

R A T E

Ay r r e c o r d l a s t 5 y e a r s 2 6 WINS from 213 RUNNERS

11%

S U C C E S S

R A T E

Ayr record last 5 years 11 WINS from 100 RIDES

Nick is enjoying another successful season which so far includes six winners here at Ayr where he is currently leading trainer for the season. This afternoon Nick runs two previous course winners Fortescue Wood and Travail d’Ofevre in the Virgin Bet Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race and both of those horses look to have huge potential. Nick also runs Ebony Jewel in the feature race, the Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle for the Craigie Cup.

Sean is on course to have his best ever season winners wise and lies just outside the top 10 in the Jump Jockeys Championship. He rides for a number of leading trainers including Nicky Richards, Jennie Candlish, Sue Smith, Gillian Boanas, Donald McCain and Phil Kirby And comes here today with a good book of rides including Teescomponents Lad in the Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle for the Craigie Cup. Sean’s biggest ever success was in the 2019 Coral Scottish Grand National on board Takingrisks.

SANDY THOMSON

RYAN MANIA

6%

S U C C E S S

R A T E

Ayr record last 5 years 15 WINS from 84 RUNNERS

Borders based Sandy is enjoying a terrific season with some exciting horses producing great results for him. He has saddled four winners here in 2020-2021 from only 17 runners and will be fancied to add to that total both this afternoon and at next month’s Coral Scottish Grand National meeting where he is certain to have contenders in most of the top races. His runners today include Capard King and Caventara in the Virgin Bet Handicap Chase at 3.07pm.

19%

S U C C E S S

R A T E

Ayr record last 5 years 7 WINS from 37 RIDES

Ryan is riding better than ever and is enjoying an excellent season that promises to become even better with the big Spring festivals looking. He rides mainly for his stepfather in law Sandy Thomson and the pair have formed a potent partnership and could be among the winners again this afternoon with Caventara in the Virgin Bet Handicap Chase.


HOW TO READ THE RACECARD

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17 TAKINGRISKS (IRE) (27) 512361 C

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Br B g Golden Tornado (IRE) - Downtown Rosie (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O Mr Frank Bird Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B James Murray Equine ProductsUK Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m 1f on good and heavy ground. Awinner at 11-2 in a chase at Carlisle over 3m last month, beating Jepeck by 2 3/4l. Has long shaped as though a test of this nature would suit; each-way chance. Official BHA Rating 135

Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor 1 Colour graphic 2 Saddlecloth number 3 Colour of horse B=bay Br=brown Ch=chesnut Gr=grey 4 Sex of horse c=colt h=horse g=gelding f=filly m=mare

5 Horse’s name 6 Days since last run 7 Previous Performances /=new season -=new year C=course winner D=distance winner CD=course & distance winner BF=beaten favourite

8 Form guide 9 Age 10 Weight

FORM RATINGS Included in the form guide below each horse is a form rating, calculated from the horse’s previous performances, taking into account a number of variables such as finishing position, distance won/beaten by, horses beaten/beaten by, weight carried, race time (compared with the standard time), going allowance, number of days since that performance, etc. Horses which have not raced will not have a form rating, as may some horses which have raced but not recently in Britain or their performances to-date have not yet merited a rating.

TAKINGRISKS WAS THE WINNER OF THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL ON SATURDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2019.

HOW TO BET

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Pick your Racehorse, look around for the best odds on course, try to proffer the correct stake money for your wager.

2.

EACH WAY BETTING

Ask the Bookmaker for your bet by naming the horse. The bookmaker will repeat your

In conjunction with The RCA, the bookmakers have introduced standard each-way terms. Bookmakers will provide these terms, or better, when offering each-way betting.

bet to his clerk, correct bookmaker if he makes a mistake and receive your Betting Ticket as a receipt for your bet. 3.

If your horse wins, give your Betting Ticket to the bookmaker, check your winnings.

4.

Check with the bookmaker when placing a bet, the Place Terms. Place Betting, not all on course bookmakers accept each way bets, ie. for a win or a place.

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In the unlikely event of a dispute after adhering to this procedure, the bookmaker

• Fewer than 3 runners - all on to win • 3 or 4 runners – 1/5 odds a place 1,2 • 5 – 7 runners (inclusive) – 1/4 odds a place 1,2 • 8 or more runners – 1/5 odds a place 1,2,3 • Handicaps with 12 to 15 runners (inclusive) – 1/4 odds a place 1,2,3 • Handicaps with 16 to 21 runners (inclusive) – 1/5 odds a place 1,2,3,4 • Handicaps with 22 or more runners – 1/4 odds a place 1,2,3,4

will tell the punter to approach the Ring Official, who will advise you as to your rights. 6.

Some course bookmakers have minimum stakes.e.g. £1, £5, £10 but small backers are catered for in the racecourse Betting Shops.

All bookmakers must display on their boards whether they are betting each way or to win only.


TODAY’S JOCKEYS AND TRAINERS Listed below are the Jockeys and Trainers in action at today’s meeting.

JOCKEYS

Aaron Anderson 2.32 Henry Brooke 1.57, 5.30 Blair Campbell 2.32, 3.42 Ross Chapman 3.42 Grant Cockburn 5.30 Sam Coltherd 4.55 Ryan Day 1.57, 3.42

Thomas Dowson 2.32 Derek Fox 2.32, 3.42, 4.55 Theo Gillard 3.42 Jamie Hamilton 3.07, 3.42 A. P. Heskin 1.57, 2.32, 4.20 Brian Hughes 1.57, 2.32, 3.07, 3.42, 4.55, 5.30 Alison Johnson 2.32

William Kennedy 3.07, 4.55 Bruce Lynn 5.30 Ryan Mania 1.57, 3.07, 4.20, 4.55 Danny McMenamin 1.57, 3.42, 5.30 Lorcan Murtagh 2.32 Non Runner 2.32, 4.20

Conor O’Farrell 1.57, 2.32, 3.42, 5.30 Charlie Price 3.07 Sean Quinlan 1.57, 2.32, 3.42, 4.55 Caoilin Quinn 3.07 Harry Reed 1.57, 2.32 Stan Sheppard 2.32, 3.42

Alexander Thorne 1.57 Patrick Wadge 1.57, 3.07

TRAINERS N. W. Alexander 3.42, 5.30 Gillian Boanas 2.32, 3.42 Daragh Bourke 2.32 Danny Brooke 1.57 Sean Conway 2.32 S. R. B. Crawford 1.57, 5.30 Tristan Davidson 1.57, 2.32 Rose Dobbin 2.32 Samuel Drinkwater 2.32

Ian Duncan 1.57, 2.32 Tim Easterby 3.42 Brian Ellison 4.55 Jim Goldie 1.57 Warren Greatrex 1.57, 3.07 Richard Hobson 3.07, 4.55 Iain Jardine 2.32 Ruth Jefferson 3.42 Kenny Johnson 2.32

Leonard Kerr 4.55 Tom Lacey 2.32, 3.42 Olly Murphy 2.32, 4.20 Jedd O’Keeffe 5.30 Nicky Richards 1.57, 3.42, 4.20, 5.30 Lucinda Russell 1.57, 3.07, 3.42, 4.55 R. Mike Smith 4.55 Sandy Thomson 1.57, 3.07, 4.20 Tim Vaughan 3.07

AYR RACECOURSE RACE TIMES JUMP STATISTICS

Mark Walford 3.07 Alistair Whillans 2.32, 3.42 Donald Whillans 3.42, 5.30 Andrew Wilson 2.32 William Young Jnr 4.55

Courtesy of

DISTANCE

RECORD HOLDERS

DATE

COURSE RECORD

RP STANDARD

1m7½f(C)(12)

Clay County

12Oct91

3m 38.60s

3m 40.00s

2m(H)(9)

Secret Ballot

19Apr80

3m 27.40s

3m 40.00s

2m4½f(H)(12)

Weebill

07May18

4m 52.80s

4m 44.00s

2m4½f(C)(17)

Secret Investor

13Apr19

4m 56.40s

4m 58.00s

2m5½f(H)(12)

Island Heights (IRE)

31Oct15

4m 58.40s

4m 58.00s

2m5½f(H)(12)

Cucumber Run (IRE)

21Apr12

5m 4.70s

5m 2.00s

2m5½f(C)(18)

Star To The North (IRE) 09May01 5m 10.20s

5m 10.00s

3m½f(C)(19)

Top ‘N’ Tale (USA)

12May82

5m 57.70s

5m 54.00s

3m½f(H)(12)

Nautical Lad I

06Apr64

5m 42.00s

5m 43.00s

3m2½f(H)(14)

Meditator

18Apr97

6m 26.90s

6m 17.00s

3m3f(C)(21)

Joaaci (IRE)

15Apr05

6m 50.20s

6m 35.00s

4m(C)(27)

Hot Weld

21Apr07

7m 55.10s

8m 2.00s




FIRST RACE 1.57

THE VIRGIN BET MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (Qualifier for The Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle) (for the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup)

2M 5F 91Y

for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares x Total race value £7273 Prize Money.£3768 to the winning horse The second to receive £1106, the third £553, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (37 wins from 182 runners, 20%) runs AMBEROSE & RUBYTWO TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): S Thomson (5 wins from 14 runners, 36%) runs SOPHIE FATALE LONGEST TRAVELLER: HIDDEN DILEMMA & GREY GIRLY trained by S Crawford, Ireland. colours

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1 TIMELESS BEAUTY (IRE) (23) 1-35314 CD

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6 11-12

Br B m Yeats (IRE) - Love Divided (IRE) A. P. Heskin J O McNeill Family & Patrick&Scott Bryceland Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn T B Mr Ciaran O’Toole Ultima Business Solutions S Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m 5f and 3m on heavy ground. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Conkwell Legend when fourth of 10 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m 4f last month. A winner over track and trip before that and is respected. Official BHA Rating 108

2 STYLE IT OUT (GB) (25) 31-5651

7 11-12

Br B m Gold Well - Caitlin Rose (IRE) Harry Reed J O The Good The Bad The Ugly Tristan Davidson, Carlisle T B R. T. Crellin Spray Technologies Paints & Aerosols S Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 3m and 3m 1f on heavy ground. A winner at 3-1 in a hurdle race at Catterick over 3m 1f (heavy) on her latest outing last month, beating Hudson Yard by 1l. She now makes her handicap debut and could have lots more to come. Official BHA Rating 108

3 JESSIEMAC (IRE) (12) 26-0105 C

7 11-11

Br Br m Sholokhov (IRE) - All Our Blessings (IRE) Alexander Thorne (5) J O The Macdonald Family Ian Duncan, Coylton T B Cathal Ennis Dawn Developments Ltd S She has won four hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 12l behind Doyen Breed when fifth of 12 at 17-2 on her latest outing in a hurdle race here over 3m earlier this month. A course winner and the drop in trip here could suit. Official BHA Rating 107

4 HIDDEN DILEMMA (IRE) (20) 4-00066

8 11-11

Br B m Winged Love (IRE) - Kiss Jolie (FR) Brian Hughes J O Colm McDonnell S. R. B. Crawford, Northern Ireland T B Danny Doran Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f and 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 13l behind Fierami when sixth of 20 at 20-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Navan over 2m 5f last month. Irish raider, who can’t be ruled out. Official BHA Rating 107

5 SOPHIE FATALE (GB) (74) 22-3U25

9 11-11

Br B m Robin des Champs (FR) - Buffy Ryan Mania J O Crowd Racing and Midnight Racing Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B W. B. Mactaggart Sandy Thomson Racing S Placed in six hurdle races from ten starts. Well beaten at 4-1 behind Schiaparannie when fifth of 7 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 2f (soft) in December last year. She looks to have been given a chance by the handicapper, but others are more likely. Official BHA Rating 107

6 PAMMI (GB) (34) 05U053

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Br B m Poet’s Voice - Bright Girl (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O Ayrshire Racing & Partner Jim Goldie, Glasgow T B Clive Dennett Impact Test Equipment Ltd S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Third of 7 behind Get The Appeal beaten 5l at 22-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m 6f last month. She drops back in trip slightly off the same mark here and is no forlorn hope. Official BHA Rating 106

7 AMBEROSE (GB) (33) 6-30U50

8 11-10

Br Ch m Sulamani (IRE) - Miss Nellie (IRE) Ryan Day J O Langdale Bloodstock Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Langdale Racing & Bloodstock Equine Products UK Ltd S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 16l behind Travel Lightly at 33-1 when 10th of 12 on her latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m last month. She may require a sounder surface to be seen at her very best. Official BHA Rating 106

8 RUBYTWO (GB) (33) 5-22140

9 11-9

Br B m Sulamani (IRE) - Miss Nellie (IRE) Danny McMenamin J O Langdale Bloodstock Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Langdale Racing & Bloodstock Equine Products UK Ltd S Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 4f on good ground. Beaten 14l behind Travel Lightly at 16-1 when 9th of 12 on her latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m last month. A solid performer, who has done well off this rating in the past. Official BHA Rating 105 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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9 RIVABODIVA (IRE) (12) 5/63-600 C

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Br Ch m Flemensfirth (USA) - Sheebadiva (IRE) Patrick Wadge (10) J O Mrs S Russell & A M Russell Lucinda Russell, Kinross T B Mr John Hosford Ian Macleod & Co Ltd S She has won three hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 40-1 when eighth of 12 on her latest outing in a hurdle race here over 3m earlier this month. She is 14lb lower than when second in this in 2018 and may surprise. Official BHA Rating 103

10 EMMA BEAG (IRE) (19) 2312-F1 C

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Br B m Westerner - Emma Jane (IRE) Henry Brooke J O Maurice Friel, Mrs Mary Sadler & Partner Danny Brooke, Middleham T B Paddy Molloy KSW Engineering (Yorkshire) Ltd S She has won four hurdle races from 3m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 12-1 in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 3m 1f on her latest outing last month, beating Stolen Money by 3 1/2l. Conditions are likely to suit this in-form stayer. Official BHA Rating 99

11 GREY GIRLY (FR) (99) P36532

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Br Gr m Balko (FR) - Breve de Comptoir (FR) Conor O’Farrell J O Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede S. R. B. Crawford, Northern Ireland T B SCEA Des Collines & Alain Jules Lefort Placed in four hurdle races from nine starts. Beaten 8l by Whiteoak Fleur when second of 12 at 16-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 2m 4f in December last year. Also made the podium at Kelso before that and has some useful Irish form to her name. Official BHA Rating 96

DECLARED RUNNERS 11 2020: BABY TICKER 11 11 0 Callum Whillans 11-1 (Donald Whillans) 8 ran Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3, 5, 9, 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 7, 8. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 Style It Out (GB), 11-2 Emma Beag (IRE), 8-1 Timeless Beauty (IRE), Grey Girly (FR), 11-1 Rubytwo (GB), 12-1 Jessiemac (IRE), Hidden Dilemma (IRE), Pammi (GB), 14-1 Sophie Fatale (GB), 22-1 Amberose (GB), Rivabodiva (IRE)

RACE RESULT

1ST 3RD

2ND 4TH

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DISTANCES

Timeless Beauty was an impressive winner over course and distance on her penultimate start and wasn’t disgraced off a 1lb higher mark in a competitive Sandown contest last time. Style It Out and Emma Beag have both thrived over an extended three miles recently and also make appeal, with testing conditions bringing their stamina into play. However, a chance is taken on Irish raider GREY GIRLY, who travelled like a classy operator when second at Sedgefield in December and could be steadily coming to the boil.

totewin: Grey Girly

toteeachway: Timeless Beauty

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AYR RACECOURSE

REMAINING 2020-2021 JUMPS FIXTURES & 2021 FLAT FIXTURES APRIL Friday 16

Jumps

Coral Scottish Grand National Day One

Saturday 17

Jumps

Coral Scottish Grand National Saturday

Monday 26

Flat

Tuesday 28 (evening)

Flat

MAY Tuesday 4

Jumps

Tuesday 11

Flat

Wednesday 19

Flat

JUNE Wednesday 2

Flat

Tuesday 8

Flat

Saturday 19

Flat

JULY Sunday 4

Flat

Monday 5

Flat

Monday 12

Flat

Monday 19

Flat

Monday 26

Flat

AUGUST Saturday 8 (evening)

Flat

Monday 9

Flat

Ladies Night

SEPTEMBER Thursday 16

Flat

Ayr Gold Cup Festival Day 1

Friday 17

Flat

Ayr Gold Cup Festival Day

Saturday 18

Flat

Ayr Gold Cup Festival Saturday

Tuesday 28

Flat

OCTOBER Thursday 7

Flat


SECOND RACE 2.32

THE VIRGIN BET FREE BETS FOR WINNERS HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 5) (Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

3M 70Y

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £5844 Prize Money.£2794 to the winning horse The second to receive £820, the third £410, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): I Duncan (13 wins from 119 runners, 11%) runs ABRACH ROAD TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): O Murphy (4 wins from 25 runners, 16%) runs FRIARY LAND LONGEST TRAVELLER: GOLD CLERMONT trained by T Lacey, Woolhope, 350 miles. colours

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1 THE OGLE GOGLE MAN (IRE) (6) 3-0P231 D 9 12-3 (in 7lb ex) Br B g Yeats (IRE) - Miss Otis Regrets (IRE) Conor O’Farrell J O K Jardine R Griffiths S Greig Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown T B Mr Walter Connors Iain Jardine Racing Ltd S He has won a hurdle race, two chases and a point-to-point from 3m to 3m 3f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 7-2 in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 3m 3f on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Tomorrow’s Angel by 5l. Dangerous carrying a 7lb penalty. Official BHA Rating 90

2 GOLD CLERMONT (FR) (43) 1-4000 D

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Br B m Balko (FR) - Une Dame d’Or (FR) Stan Sheppard J O Doyoufollow Partnership Tom Lacey, Woolhope T B S.C.E.A. Elevage de Clermont Plusbac S A winner of a point-to-point at 3m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Finisher when 10th of 17 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Doncaster over 2m 1f (soft) in January. She now steps up in trip significantly off a 5lb lower rating. Official BHA Rating 92

3 SERGEANT BRODY (GB) (19) 343-405 D

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Br Ch g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Ardent Bride Brian Hughes J O Mrs Karen Drinkwater Samuel Drinkwater, Strensham T B Barkfold Manor Stud A winner of a point-to-point at 3m, but that win was over five years ago. Finished 5l behind Emma Beag when fifth of 12 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 3m 1f (soft) last month. Enjoyed the return to further there and he makes each-way appeal. Official BHA Rating 89

4 CAIRNSHILL (IRE) (19) 0PP43P

10 11-9

Br Gr g Tikkanen (USA) - Ilikeyou (IRE) Alison Johnson (7) J O Jewitt/Carter Thompson Kenny Johnson, Newcastle Upon Tyne T B Mr John Mullane Johnson Racing Ltd S He has won three hurdle races at 3m 1f on good and soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 7-1 at Carlisle over 3m 1f in a hurdle race won by Emma Beag last month on his latest outing. He was third over track and trip before that and a return to that level could see him figure. Official BHA Rating 89

5 FAME AND HOPE (IRE) (19) 66652P

6 11-8

Br B m Fame And Glory - Kaituna (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O Mr John Coates Mr Richard Smith Gillian Boanas, Saltburn T B I. Geraghty Tote S Placed in a hurdle race and a point-to-point from nine starts. Pulled up 2 out when 4-1 at Carlisle over 3m 1f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Emma Beag last month on her latest outing. A runner-up at Catterick before that and it would be no surprise if she bounced back. Official BHA Rating 88

6 OLIVER’S ISLAND (IRE) (22) 1-43110 D

9 11-7

Br B g Milan - Leading Rank (IRE) Aaron Anderson (7) J O Mr Sean Conway Sean Conway, Leyburn T B J. R. Weston Glenelly Infrastructure Solutions S He has won four hurdle races from 2m 7f to 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 10-3 behind Ryedale Racer when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 7f last month. A dual winner before that, but could be in the handicapper’s grasp now. Official BHA Rating 87

7 ASKGARMOR (IRE) (1470) U14500///- D

9 11-6

Br B g Ask - Karmafair (IRE) Harry Reed J O Mr E. G. Tunstall Tristan Davidson, Carlisle T B C. B. B. Booth Spray Technologies Paints & Aerosols S A winner of a point-to-point at 3m, but that win was over four years ago. Well beaten at 200-1 behind Reivers Lad when last of 7 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m (heavy) in March ‘17. The market could provide the best guide following a long absence. Official BHA Rating 86

8 FRIARY LAND (GB) (23) 0-64443 BF

7 11-6

Br B g Schiaparelli (GER) - Brochrua (IRE) A. P. Heskin J O Premier Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Olly Murphy, Wilmcote T B Michael Ward McCoy Contractors, Premier Thoroughbred Racing Ltd S Placed in a hurdle race and a chase from nine starts. Third of 9 behind Ring The Moon beaten 27l at 9-4fav on his chase debut at Leicester over 2m 4f last month. He is wearing blinkers for the first time and is interesting reverting to hurdles here for a shrewd operation. Official BHA Rating 86 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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9 FINAL FLING (IRE) (54) 54-4505 D

10 11-5

Br B g Milan - Supreme Singer (IRE) Lorcan Murtagh (3) J O Mr & Mrs Michael Edwardson Rose Dobbin, Alnwick T B Michael Heskin Hazelrigg Racing S He has won three hurdle races from 2m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Well beaten at 7-1 when fifth of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance in January. Others look more likely here. Official BHA Rating 85

10 WIND OF HOPE (IRE) (16) 1-P0343 CD

12 11-3

Br B g September Storm (GER) - Ciara’s Run (IRE) Blair Campbell (3) J O Mr Alan J. Brown Alistair Whillans, Hawick T B Mrs Gail Kidd Sport Of Kings Classic Racewear S Winner of two hurdle races and three point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 5f on soft ground. Third of 8 behind Avithos beaten 6l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 3m 3f last month. Won this off a 4lb higher mark 12 months ago and appeals again. Official BHA Rating 83

11 ABRACH ROAD (GB) (36) 0004-0

6 10-11

Br Ch g Supreme Sound - Belfast Central (IRE) Derek Fox J O Mr Ronnie Lilley Ian Duncan, Coylton T B Ian A. Duncan Ian Duncan Racing S Yet to place in five starts. Well beaten at 250-1 behind Omar Maretti when seventh of 16 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Catterick over 2m 3f (heavy) last month. This requires a step up on what he has shown so far, trying three miles for the first time. Official BHA Rating 77

12 PADS (IRE) (115) 50-54U0

11 10-7

Br B or Br g Luso - Augusta Victoria Thomas Dowson J O Mr Scott Lowther Daragh Bourke, Lockerbie T B Richard Ward L.I.P. Construction Ltd S A winner of a chase at 2m on heavy ground. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Bushypark when eighth of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hexham over 2m 4f in November last year. He is rated 5lb lower than his most recent victory, but has questions to answer at present. Official BHA Rating 73

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Placed in a point-to-point from 11 starts. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Barnay when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (soft) last month. Doubtful runner today. Official BHA Rating 72

DECLARED RUNNERS 13 2020: WIND OF HOPE (IRE) 11 11 2 Callum Bewley 8-1 (Alistair Whillans) 8 ran Blinkers worn first time by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 5, 9, 10. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 The Ogle Gogle Man (IRE), 11-2 Friary Land (GB), 9-1 Sergeant Brody (GB), 10-1 Fame And Hope (IRE), Wind of Hope (IRE), 11-1 Oliver’s Island (IRE), 12-1 Gold Clermont (FR), 14-1 Cairnshill (IRE), Final Fling (IRE), 18-1 Askgarmor (IRE), 25-1 Abrach Road (GB), 28-1 Pads (IRE),

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THE OGLE GOGLE MAN could prove tough to beat under a 7lb penalty having thrived over 3m3f at Sedgefield last Sunday. He was second over track and trip to the in-form J’Ai Froid on his last visit to this venue and that rival has advertised the from well twice since. Cairnshill and Wind Of Hope finished third and fourth respectively on that occasion and make appeal, with the latter taking this off a 4lb higher mark 12 months ago. Olly Murphy’s Friary Land is also noted returning to hurdles in first-time blinkers.

totewin: The Ogle Gogle Man

toteeachway: Wind Of Hope

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THIRD RACE 3.07

THE VIRGIN BET HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (FOR THE JAMES BARCLAY CHALLENGE TROPHY) (Northern Lights Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

3M 20y

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £8035 Prize Money.£4288 to the winning horse The second to receive £1259, the third £629, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350 and the seventh £350.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): L Russell (26 wins from 239 runners, 11%) runs CHANCEITON TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): SThomson (5 wins from 14 runners, 36%) runs CAPARD KING & CAVENTARA LONGEST TRAVELLER: SILVER IN DISGUISE trained by T Vaughan, Cowbridge, 385 miles. colours

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1 SILVER IN DISGUISE (GB) (16) 1/-53011 D

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7 11-13

Br Gr g Sulamani (IRE) - Silver Spinner Charlie Price (5) J O Mr J Durston & Mr N Harris Tim Vaughan, Cowbridge T B Mrs S. C. Welch Tote S He has won two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 4-1 in a chase at Chepstow over 2m 3f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Keep Rolling by 4l. Has also won at Catterick this season and he appears the one to beat. Official BHA Rating 121

2 TALKTOMENOW (GB) (15) 42132P D

7 11-12

Br B g Shirocco (GER) - Sweet Stormy (IRE) Caoilin Quinn (10) J O Fitorfat Racing Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn T B Overbury Stallions Ltd & Conduit Stud 1Account Ltd S Has won a hurdle, a chase and a point-to-point from 3m to 3m 2f on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 12-1 at Exeter over 3m 7f (soft) in a chase won by Samuel Jackson last month on his latest outing. Has won twice this season and he could bounce back. Official BHA Rating 120

3 ECHO WATT (FR) (47) 11P-014 D BF

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7 11-7

Br Gr g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Roxane du Bois (FR) William Kennedy J O The Boom Syndicate Richard Hobson, Little Rissington T B S.C.E.A. Ecurie Raoult Philippe et al Has won a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 11-5fav behind I See You Well when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Plumpton over 3m 2f (soft) in January. A decent Bangor winner in testing conditions before that. Official BHA Rating 115

4 CAPARD KING (IRE) (89) 136-0FP CD

12 11-7

Br B g Beneficial - Capard Lady (IRE) Brian Hughes J O E Chapman, J Beaumont, Q Thomson Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B Mrs Annemarie Byrnes Sandy Thomson Racing S Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m 7f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Pulled up 3 out when 10-3 over this course and distance (heavy) in a chase won by Strong Economy in December last year on his latest outing. Has something to prove now. Official BHA Rating 115

5 CASH TO ASH (IRE) (24) F1P-6P2

8 11-7

Br B g Westerner - Knocklayde Rose (IRE) Jamie Hamilton J O Amigos, Morrell, Johnson, Evans & Cowan Mark Walford, Sheriff Hutton T B Mr Colm McHenry Mark Walford Racing S A winner of a chase at 2m 7f on soft ground. Beaten 7l by Destinee Royale when second of 10 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 3m (soft) last month. That was a step back in the right direction and he could make the frame again if building on it. Official BHA Rating 115

6 CAVENTARA (GB) (11) B/1F-403 C

9 11-2

Br B g Kayf Tara - L’Aventure (FR) Ryan Mania J O Mr Chris Harriman Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B C. J. Harriman Sandy Thomson Racing S Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 7f on heavy ground. Third of 7 behind William Of Orange beaten 21l at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Catterick over 3m 1f (good to soft) earlier this month. Hasn’t stood much racing but he merits respect. Official BHA Rating 110

7 CHANCEITON (IRE) (22) 22211-6 D

10 10-12

Br B g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Lissnabrucka (IRE) Patrick Wadge (10) J O Mr Peter J. S. Russell Lucinda Russell, Kinross T B Barry Ryan Ian Macleod & Co Ltd S Winner of two hurdle races, two chases and three point-to-points from 3m to 3m 3f on ground from good to heavy. Well beaten at 18-1 when sixth of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 7f (soft) last month. Interesting with that comeback under his belt. Official BHA Rating 106

DECLARED RUNNERS 7 2020: DONNA’S DELIGHT (IRE) 9 12 7 Ryan Mania 11-10 (Sandy Thomson) 7 ran Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 6. Hood worn by No. 3. Blinkers worn by No. 2. Tongue Strap worn by No. 5, 7. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5, 6. Probable S.P’s: 3-1 Silver In Disguise (GB), 4-1 Cash To Ash (IRE), 5-1 Echo Watt (FR), 6-1 Caventara (GB), 7-1 Talktomenow (GB), 17-2 Capard King (IRE), 20-1 Chanceiton (IRE)

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SILVER IN DISGUISE has been a revelation since going over fences, winning as he liked on his handicap debut at Catterick before defying a 15lb hike at Chepstow. He may have had something up his sleeve there so he is taken to complete the hat-trick off an 8lb higher figure, and Charlie Price seems to get the best out of him. Talktomenow was never going in the Devon National and this is a more suitable test for him. Echo Watt and Caventara are also considered.

totewin: Silver In Disguise

toteeachway: Talktomenow

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FOURTH RACE 3.42

THE VIRGIN BET HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (for the Craigie Cup)

2M 4F 100Y

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £10500 Prize Money.£5913 to the winning horse The second to receive £1736, the third £868, the fourth £434, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (37 wins from 182 runners, 20%) runs BON RETOUR, MAYO STAR & WESTERN RULES TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): L Russell (4 wins from 25 runners, 16%) runs GRAND MORNING LONGEST TRAVELLER: DORKING BOY trained by T Lacey, Woolhope, 350 miles. colours

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1 CORRIEBEN REIVER (GB) (22) 3144/1-1 C

st- lb

7 11-12

Br Ch g Malinas (GER) - Wild Child Lucy Blair Campbell (3) J O John & Liz Elliot Alistair Whillans, Hawick T B John & Liz Elliot,I Copeland,A Whillans Sport Of Kings Classic Racewear S He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 9-1 in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Ebony Jewel by 24l. That marked him out as an exciting prospect and he could go in again. Official BHA Rating 136

2 TEESCOMPONENTS LAD (GB) (19) 543132

8 11-9

Br B g Midnight Legend - Northern Native (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O Tees Components Ltd Gillian Boanas, Saltburn T B Tees Components Ltd Winner of five hurdle races from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a neck by Multellie when second of 7 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 3f (soft) last month. Reliable gelding who will be gunning for revenge. Official BHA Rating 133

3 BON RETOUR (IRE) (14) 3403B6

6 11-5

Br B m Fame And Glory - Rosy de Cyborg (FR) Danny McMenamin J O Mr Jim Ennis Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Mr Walter Connors Equine Products UK Ltd S A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 5f on yielding - soft ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Hooligan when last of 6 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (soft) last month. That was her first appearance since arriving from Ireland so she may step forward. Official BHA Rating 129

4 SECRETE STREAM (IRE) (24) 6/614-05 D

4

12 11-5

Br Ch g Fruits of Love (USA) - Bonny River (IRE) Ross Chapman J O Exors of the Late Mr A. R. Dixon Ruth Jefferson, Malton T B Michael Bolger Winner of five hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Nightboattoclyro when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m 4f (soft) last month. Difficult to fancy here. Official BHA Rating 129

5 MULTELLIE (GB) (19) 216-401

9 11-4

Br B g Multiplex - Bollin Nellie Jamie Hamilton J O Mr David Scott & Partner Tim Easterby, Malton T B Habton Farms David Scott & Co (Pattern Makers) Ltd S Has won three hurdle races from 2m 1f to 2m 3f on soft ground. A winner at 9-1 in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 3f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Teescomponents Lad by a neck. Back to form on that occasion and it will be no surprise if he follows up. Official BHA Rating 128

6 DORKING BOY (GB) (42) 40-2001

7 11-3

Br Ch g Schiaparelli (GER) - Megasue Stan Sheppard J O Galloping On The South Downs Partnership Tom Lacey, Woolhope T B Pleasure Palace Racing Plusbac S He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 13-2 in a hurdle race at Doncaster over 2m 3f (soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Sayar by 2 1/2l. Every chance of going close again. Official BHA Rating 127

7 MAYO STAR (IRE) (103) 13/2//11-4 CD

9 11-1

Br B g Stowaway - Western Whisper (IRE) Brian Hughes J O Charlie Doocey / Cathal Doocey Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Ronnie O’Neill C.P.D. Bodies Ltd S He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Finished 12l behind Hear No Evil when fourth of 6 at 4-1 on his chase debut here over 3m (heavy) in November last year. Back over timber and makes his handicap debut. Interesting. Official BHA Rating 125

8 BABY TICKER (GB) (18) 161-413 CD

12 10-11

Br Ch m Endoli (USA) - Baby Gee Theo Gillard (5) J O Mr D. W. Whillans Donald Whillans, Hawick T B D. W. Whillans Sport of Kings S She has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on soft and heavy ground. Third of 6 behind Midnightreflection beaten 3l at 18-1 on her latest start in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m 5f (soft) last month. Three of her four victories have come at this venue. Place claims. Official BHA Rating 121 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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9 GRAND MORNING (GB) (34) 4/20-240 C

9 10-10

Br B g Midnight Legend - Valentines Lady (IRE) Derek Fox J O Mr John P. McManus Lucinda Russell, Kinross T B Mr I. Valentine Ian Macleod & Co Ltd S He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 6f on heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Event Of Sivola when last of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Musselburgh over 3m (soft) last month. Something to prove now back over hurdles. Official BHA Rating 120

10 EBONY JEWEL (IRE) (22) 12F-452 C BF

7 10-10

Br B g Westerner - Lady Roania (IRE) Conor O’Farrell J O Mrs Lynne Maclennan N. W. Alexander, Kinneston T B Mrs Karen McLoughney Kinneston Bloodstock Ltd S Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on soft ground. Beaten 24l by Corrieben Reiver when second of 7 at 6-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m (soft) last month. Has to take that winner on again, although he might close the gap. Official BHA Rating 120

11 WESTERN RULES (IRE) (25) 240P00 C

11 10-4

Br B g Westerner - Ryehill Lady (IRE) Ryan Day J O Tarzan Bloodstock Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B John Joe Shaughnessy Equine Products UK Ltd S Winner of three hurdles, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Apple Rock when 10th of 12 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 3f (heavy) last month. Hard to make a case for him. Official BHA Rating 114

DECLARED RUNNERS 11 2020: THE CON MAN (IRE) 7 11 10 Brian Hughes 9-4 (Donald McCain) 5 ran Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 9. Blinkers worn by No. 2, 11. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 9. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 Corrieben Reiver (GB), 11-2 Dorking Boy (GB), 6-1 Teescomponents Lad (GB), 13-2 Multellie (GB), 7-1 Mayo Star (IRE), Ebony Jewel (IRE), 14-1 Baby Ticker (GB), 28-1 Bon Retour (IRE), 33-1 Grand Morning (GB), 40-1 Western Rules (IRE), 50-1 Secrete Stream (IRE)

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1ST 3RD

2ND 4TH

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DISTANCES

CORRIEBEN REIVER made a mockery of his initial handicap mark when strolling clear of favourite Ebony Jewel at Kelso to make it two from two over timber. Alistair Whillans’ smart prospect has been hit with an 11lb rise for that but may well be up to the task. Ebony Jewel is 13lb better off with the selection this time but has 24 lengths to make up so it might be left to Carlisle one-two Multellie and Teescomponents Lad to give Corrieben Reiver most to think about.

totewin: Corrieben Reiver

toteeachway: Teescomponents Lad

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FIFTH RACE 4.20

THE VIRGIN BET NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE)

2M 4F 100Y

for novice four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £5800 Prize Money.£3768 to the winning horse The second to receive £1106, and the third £553.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): S Thomson (5 wins from 14 runners, 36%) runs BASS ROCK FANCY THAT: N Richards won this race in 2017 and 2020. LONGEST TRAVELLER: TAMAR BRIDGE trained by O Murphy, Wilmcote, 323 miles. colours

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1 NON RUNNER Br B g Westerner - Un Jour D Ete (FR) Non Runner J R O Mr Trevor Hemmings Nicky Richards, Greystoke T NE N U B Mr Aidan McGoldrick Trust Inns Limited S -R ONfrom 2m to 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat N race latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-10fav at Newcastle over 2m 4f last month, beating Lord Of Kerak by 5l. Won here on his penultimate outing and could be tough to beat. Official BHA Rating 132

2 BASS ROCK (FR) (54) 5-223

5 11-2

Br B g Martaline - Horta (FR) Ryan Mania J O Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B S.C.E.A. Hamel Stud N. S. P. C. C. S Placed in three hurdle races from four starts. Third of 9 behind Champagnesuperover beaten 13l at 13-8 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) in January. He remains unexposed after a wind operation and a break could have helped. Official BHA Rating 117

3 TAMAR BRIDGE (IRE) (24) 13

6 11-2

Br B g Jeremy (USA) - Mise En Place A. P. Heskin J O McNeill Family and Prodec Networks Ltd Olly Murphy, Wilmcote T B Mr D. Pratt Ultima Business Solutions S A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on heavy ground. Third of 14 behind Ballybegg beaten 4l at 7-2 on his hurdling debut at Wetherby over 2m 4f (soft) last month. That was a promising start to his career over flights and he looks likely to give Wetlands the most to consider. Official BHA Rating -

DECLARED RUNNERS 3 2020: MAROWN (IRE) 6 11 8 Brian Hughes 8-11 (Nicky Richards) 5 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 2. Probable S.P’s: 4-9 Tamar Bridge (IRE), 2-1 Bass Rock (FR)

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Tamar Bridge, who was an encouraging third on his hurdles debut at Wetherby last month for Olly Murphy. He should be able to get the better of Bass Rock. Bass Rock has had a wind operation since he was last seen 54 days ago but needs more to trouble the market leader.

totewin: Tamar Bridge

toteeachway: Bass Rock

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SIXTH RACE 4.55

THE VIRGIN BET FREE BETS FOR WINNERS HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (Northern Lights Two Mile Chase Series Qualifier)

2M 110YDS

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £8035 Prize Money.£4288 to the winning horse The second to receive £1259, the third £629, the fourth £350, the fifth £350 and the sixth £350.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): L Russell (26 wins from 239 runners, 11%) runs VENGEUR DE GUYE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): B Ellison (4 wins from 15 runners, 27%) runs PISTOL PARK LONGEST TRAVELLER: DISCKO DES PLAGES trained by R Hobson, Little Rissington, 351 miles. colours

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1 VENGEUR DE GUYE (FR) (97) 402-335 CD

12 12-0

Br B g Dom Alco (FR) - Mascotte de Guye (FR) Derek Fox J O Brahms & Liszt Lucinda Russell, Kinross T B G.A.E.C. Delorme Gerard & Vincent Ian Macleod & Co Ltd S Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 17l behind Saint Arvans when fifth of 9 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m (soft) in December last year. Might do better back over fences now. Official BHA Rating 117

2 PISTOL PARK (FR) (25) P-35402 D

10 11-12

Br B g Poliglote - Pistolera (GER) Brian Hughes J O Brian’s Mates Brian Ellison, Malton T B Dr Michel Agelou Brian Ellison Racing Limited, Stone Dry Basement Conversions S Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Miss Amelia when second of 10 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Carlisle over 2m (heavy) last month. That was his best effort for a while. Official BHA Rating 115

3 ARDERA CROSS (IRE) (12) 566141 CD

10 11-11

Br Ch g Shantou (USA) - Fair Maid Marion (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O Mr W. G. Young William Young Jnr, Carluke T B V. Connolly & W. M Mullin Has won four hurdle races and eight chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 6-1 in a chase over this course and distance on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Dali Mail by 1 3/4l. Track specialist and may be tough to stop. Official BHA Rating 114

4 DISCKO DES PLAGES (FR) (14) 1-613U3 BF

8 11-4

Br B g Balko (FR) - Lady des Plages (FR) William Kennedy J O Gordon Farr & Gerry M Ward Richard Hobson, Little Rissington T B Mr Rene Ricous & Mme Genevieve Ricous Tote S Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 3f on soft and heavy ground. Third of 5 behind Ain’t My Fault beaten 6l at 5-2jt-fav on his latest outing in a chase at Newcastle over 2m (soft) last month. Didn’t shape badly last time and this testing ground will help him. Official BHA Rating 107

5 LAS TUNAS (FR) (18) 4-01PP0 CD

9 10-13

Br B or Br g Country Reel (USA) - Grey Winner (FR) Ryan Mania J O Spittal Family R. Mike Smith, Galston T B Mr Mathieu Boutin Spittal Haulage Scotland Ltd S Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 1m 7f to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Relkadam when 9th of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 1m 7f (soft) last month. He looks up against it based on recent evidence. Official BHA Rating 102

6 SWORD OF FATE (IRE) (10) 36P236 D

6

8 10-7

Br B g Beneficial - Beann Ard (IRE) Sam Coltherd (3) J O Mr A Kerr Mr L Kerr Leonard Kerr, Irvine T B Mrs Bronagh Brady Lawler Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on varying ground. Finished 9l behind Jorgie when sixth of 11 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (good) earlier this month. Ran as well as could be expected there. Official BHA Rating 96

DECLARED RUNNERS 6 2020: DRUMCONNOR LAD (IRE) 10 11 12 A P Heskin 3-1 (Adrian Keatley) 6 ran Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 2, 4, 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 2, 3. Stewards Note: DISCKO DES PLAGES: Following its run on 27/2/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Probable S.P’s: 5-2 Discko des Plages (FR), 3-1 Pistol Park (FR), 7-2 Ardera Cross (IRE), 15-2 Vengeur de Guye (FR), 12-1 Sword of Fate (IRE), 14-1 Las Tunas (FR)

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ARDERA CROSS is 3-6 at Ayr and may take some stopping once more for William Young Jr. The 10-year-old was successful over C&D earlier this month and, only up 3lb for those exertions, is fancied to follow up on ground that should suit. Pistol Park hasn’t won since April 2018 but was an improved second at Carlisle last month, while Discko Des Plages was a beaten favourite at Newcastle recently but this track could suit a bit better.

totewin: Ardera Cross

toteeachway: Pistol Park

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SEVENTH RACE 5.30

THE VIRGIN BET STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE)

2M

for four, five and six yrs old x Total race value £5000 Prize Money.£3249 to the winning horse The second to receive £954, the third £477 and the fourth £238.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES FORM & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (37 wins from 182 runners, 20%) runs NELLS SON TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): J O’Keeffe (2 wins from 9 runners, 22%) runs FRINGILL DIKE LONGEST TRAVELLER: ARLO trained by S Crawford, Ireland. colours

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1 FORTESCUE WOOD (IRE) (54) 31 CD

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6 11-9

Br B g Westerner - Primrose Time Grant Cockburn J O Bowen & Nicol N. W. Alexander, Kinneston T B Mrs D. A. Whitaker Kinneston Bloodstock Ltd S A winner at 12-1 in a NH flat race over this course and distance (heavy) on his latest outing in January, beating Ahoy Senor by 6l, his first victory in two starts. He showcased that these testing conditions won’t pose any issue for him, despite carrying a penalty. Official BHA Rating -

2 NELLS SON (GB) (89) 2-1 CD

6 11-9

Br B g Trans Island - Miss Nellie (IRE) Danny McMenamin J O Langdale Bloodstock Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Langdale Racing & Bloodstock Equine Products UK Ltd S Won on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race when 11-8fav over this course and distance (heavy) in December last year, beating Grozni by 2 3/4l, his first win in two outings. He built on a promising debut effort on that occasion and he may prove a tough nut to crack. Official BHA Rating -

3 TRAVAIL D’ORFEVRE (FR) (103) 1 CD

5 11-9

Br Gr g Martaline - Lady Needles (IRE) Bruce Lynn (5) J O Bowen & Nicol N. W. Alexander, Kinneston T B E.A.R.L. Haras D’Enki Kinneston Bloodstock Ltd S Half-brother to Lady Enki, won twice over hurdles at 2m. A winner at 7-1 in a NH flat race over this course and distance (heavy) on his racecourse debut in November last year, beating Highstakesplayer by a neck. Made a pleasing start to his career and commands respect. Official BHA Rating -

4 ARLO (FR) (140) 4

5 11-2

Br B g Cokoriko (FR) - Nina La Belle (FR) Brian Hughes J O Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede S. R. B. Crawford, Northern Ireland T B Mathieu Talleux & Jean-Paul Gallorini Dam unraced. Finished 15l behind Gringo D’aubrelle when fourth of 8 on his racecourse debut at Loughanmore over 3m (soft) in October last year. He may not have stayed the trip on that occasion and his pedigree offers hope that he will more suited by this test. Official BHA Rating -

5 ENEMY AT THE GATE (IRE) (-)

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Br B g Fame And Glory - Biondo (IRE) Conor O’Farrell J O Mr D. W. Whillans Donald Whillans, Hawick T B Michael Leacy Sport of Kings S Half-brother to Wilton Milan, won twice over hurdles at 2m 4f, twice in chases at 2m 2f and 2m 7f and in a point to point race at 3m. He is likely to benefit from this introduction with the majority of his rivals boasting the advantage of racecourse experience. Official BHA Rating -

6 FRINGILL DIKE (IRE) (-)

4 10-8

Br Ch g Mahler - Credo Star (IRE) Henry Brooke J O Caron & Paul Chapman Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn T B Cathal Ennis Jedd O’Keeffe Racing S Dam won twice over hurdles at 2m and 2m 4f. His pedigree is filled with decent National Hunt performers, most notably Triumph Hurdle winner and Gold Cup runner-up Commanche Court along with Grade 1-placed Mossley, and any market support on debut should be noted. Official BHA Rating -

DECLARED RUNNERS 6 2020: MAX APPEAL (IRE) 5 10 13 Stephen Mulqueen 12-1 (Lucinda Russell) 5 ran Running for the first time since Gelding No. 5, 6.

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Probable S.P’s: 9-4 Nells Son (GB), 10-3 Travail d’Orfevre (FR), 11-2 Fortescue Wood (IRE), Arlo (FR), 8-1 Fringill Dike (IRE), 14-1 Enemy At The Gate (IRE)

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NELLS SON went one better than his debut second at Doncaster in February, having just been touched off in the final stride, when scoring over C&D in December. The six-year-old has clearly been given plenty of time to mature and he appears capable of backing that victory up under a penalty. Travail D’orfevre and Fortescue Wood represent Nick Alexander having both won bumpers at the course and the pair are likely to enter calculations, while Fringill Dike is of interest coming from a decent National Hunt family.

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toteeachway: Travail D’orfevre

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TODAY’S OFFICIALS Stewards Adrian Sharpe (Chief Steward) John Wilson (Stewards’ Panel Chair) Lyndsay Allan Anne Ray Colin Vickers Karl Curran Starters Hugh Barclay Michael Reid Judge Fraser Perratt Clerk of the Scales Michael Hamilton Veterinary Surgeons John Morris, Will Marshall, Susan Donaldson Medical Officers Lindsay Donaldson, Andy Malyon, Suzy Gibson, Jill Selfridge Veterinary Officer Arthur Kidd, B.V.M.&S., M.R.C.V.S.

Auctioneers Goffs UK Commentator Gareth Topham Equine Welfare & Integrity Officers Tracey Hamilton, Linda Porter, James Bonar & Cyril Johnstone AYR RACECOURSE Raceday General Manager Brian Ferries Mobile: 07887 952173 Email: Bferries@ayr-racecourse.co.uk Clerk of the Course & Head Groundsman Graeme Anderson Mobile: 07768 651261 Twitter: @ClerkAyr 2 Whitletts Road, Ayr KA8 0JE Telephone: (01292) 264179 Fax: (01292) 610140. Email: info@ayr-racecourse.co.uk www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk


RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.57 - THE VIRGIN BET MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (Qualifier for The Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle) (for the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £3768 to the winning horse The second to receive £1106, the third £553, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, Rated 0-120 (also open to such horses rated 121 and 122 - see Standard Conditions). £29 stake if the horse is rated 94 or higher, or £5 stake if the horse is rated 93 or lower with £24 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Penalties, after March 6th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. VIRGIN BET has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. The Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held for one year only. This race is a qualifier for the Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle Series Final, to be run over a distance of 2m abt 4f at Musselburgh on 26th March, 2021. In order to qualify for the Final, horses must have run in two Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle Series races after 2019, including being placed in the first eight in at least one qualifier. 21 entries, 1 at £5 and 20 at £29. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2873; Second £952; Third £476; Fourth £296; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £3768.84) Weights raised 7lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 10 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.32 - THE VIRGIN BET FREE BETS FOR WINNERS HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 5) (Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2794 to the winning horse The second to receive £820, the third £410, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-100 (also open to such horses rated 101 and 102 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, March 8th and pay £21 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Penalties, after March 6th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. VIRGIN BET has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and award a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. This race is a qualifier for the Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series Final, to be run over a distance of abt 3m at Musselburgh on 26th March, 2021. In order to qualify for the Final, horses must have run in two Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series qualifiers after 2019, including being placed in the first eight in at least one qualifier. 28 entries at £21. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2130; Second £706; Third £353; Fourth £292; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £2794.14) Weights raised 7lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 3.07 - THE VIRGIN BET HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4)(FOR THE JAMES BARCLAY CHALLENGE TROPHY) (Northern Lights Staying Chase Series Qualifier) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4288 to the winning horse The second to receive £1259, the third £629, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350 and the seventh £350. for five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-120 (also open to such horses rated 121 and 122 - see Standard Conditions). £33 stake if the horse is rated 94 or higher, or £6 stake if the horse is rated 93 or lower with £27 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Penalties, after March 6th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. VIRGIN BET has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. This race is a qualifier for the Northern Lights Staying Chase Series Final, to be run over a distance of 3m abt 1/2f at Carlisle on 28th March, 2021. In order to qualify for the Final, horses must have run in two Northern Lights Staying Chase Series qualifiers after 2019, including being placed in the first eight in at least one qualifier. 12 entries at £33. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3269; Second £1083; Third £542; Fourth £299; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280. (Penalty Value £4288.68) SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.42 - THE VIRGIN BET HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (for the Craigie Cup) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5913 to the winning horse The second to receive £1736, the third £868, the fourth £434, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-140 (also open to such horses rated 141 and 142 - see Standard Conditions). £45 stake if the horse is rated 114 or higher, or £9 stake if the horse is rated 113 or lower with £36 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Penalties, after March 6th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. VIRGIN BET has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. The Craigie Cup will be presented to the winning owner, to be held for one year only. 20 entries at £45. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4507; Second £1493; Third £747; Fourth £373; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £5913.18) SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 4.20 - THE VIRGIN BET NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £3768 to the winning horse The second to receive £1106, and the third £553. for novice four yrs old and upwards, which have not won more than three hurdle races. Enter by noon, March 8th and pay £29 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 2lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, for each hurdle race won 6lb. VIRGIN BET has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 14 entries at £29. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2873; Second £952; Third £476. (Penalty Value £3768.84) SEE PAGE 25 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.55 - THE VIRGIN BET FREE BETS FOR WINNERS HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (Northern Lights Two Mile Chase Series Qualifier) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4288 to the winning horse The second to receive £1259, the third £629, the fourth £350, the fifth £350 and the sixth £350. for five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-115 (also open to such horses rated 116 and 117 - see Standard Conditions). £33 stake if the horse is rated 89 or higher, or £6 stake if the horse is rated 88 or lower with £27 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Penalties, after March 6th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. VIRGIN BET has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. This race is a qualifier for the Northern Lights Two Mile Chase Series Final, to be run over a distance of 2m at Carlisle on 28th March, 2021. In order to qualify for the Final, horses must have run in two Northern Lights Two Mile Chase Series qualifiers after 2019, including being placed in the first eight in at least one qualifier. 9 entries, 1 at £6 and 8 at £33. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3269; Second £1083; Third £542; Fourth £299; Fifth £280; Sixth £280. (Penalty Value £4288.68) SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.30 - THE VIRGIN BET STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £3249 to the winning horse The second to receive £954, the third £477 and the fourth £238. for four, five and six yrs old only, which have not run under any recognised Rules of Racing, except National Hunt Flat races, Irish National Hunt Flat races or French AQPS Flat races. Enter by noon, March 8th and pay £25 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 11th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 8lb; 5-y-o and 6-y-o 11st 2lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a race 7lb Of 2 races 10lb Of 3 races 14lb. The Riders’ Allowances under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code may be claimed in this race. VIRGIN BET has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. ELIMINATION PROCEDURE - SEE the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code). 23 entries at £25. - Closed March 8th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2477; Second £821; Third £411; Fourth £205. (Penalty Value £3249) SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE.

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