Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 12:20 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.16s
  • Off time: 12:20:36
12:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lively Baron (IRE) 5/4
2nd Kings Grey (IRE) 12/1
3rd Sunarri (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 711 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 59
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6 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 5/42.25
3 25P-P12 Royal Blue and Red diabolo, Red sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond Sunarri (IRE) 42
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7 11-8 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7) 120 3/14.00
4 7 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets And The Man 56
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5 11-2 N G Richards Stephen Mulqueen (10) 66/167.00
5 79 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Artic Night (FR) 39
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5 11-2 N G Richards K Renwick 125/1126.00
6 621-666 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Bertie Milan (IRE) 57
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6 11-2 Mrs S C Bradburne T Messenger 66/167.00
7 572-4 Light Green, Black epaulets, Black sleeves, Light Green spots Forcefield 43
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5 11-2 N W Alexander Miss L Alexander (7) 80/181.00
8 5 Red, Black hoop and sleeves, quartered cap King Sandor (IRE) 58
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6 11-2 N G Richards D C Costello 80/181.00
9 10-5 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Kings Grey (IRE) 51
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7 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 12/113.00
10 444313 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kingsmoss (IRE) 127
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6 11-2 p J J Lambe F Keniry 10/111.00
12 336 Orange, royal blue hoops and armlets, white cap Moufatango (FR) 56
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5 11-2 N G Richards Brian Harding 50/151.00
13 3-6 Red and Beige diabolo, Red sleeves, Beige cap Mr Supreme (IRE) 27
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6 11-2 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 66/167.00
14 0-90 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 42
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5 11-2 Mrs H O Graham Gary Rutherford (7) 200/1201.00
15 PR4-16 Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Under The Stars (IRE) 50
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6 11-2 N G Richards F Davis 80/181.00
16 941- Orange, yellow armlets Lesanda 341
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5 10-9 R A Fahey B Hughes 40/141.00
17 103-4 Dark blue, yellow disc, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Miss Abbey 44
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7 10-9 J S Goldie G Lee 14/115.00
18 21- Light Blue, Dark Blue braces, White sleeves Tanzanite Bay 262
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6 10-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 11/112.00
Non runners
21/31-1Storm Brig611-8A C WhillansBrian Harding
114-233Milano Supremo (IRE)611-2C GrantNon Runner

Verdict

Dual bumper winner STORM BRIG got off the mark over hurdles at the first time of asking when scoring over 2m at Newcastle. Breeding suggests today's longer trip is within his compass and Alistair Whilans' promising hurdler can continue his winning ways. Lively Baron also won his debut over timber when beating a subsequent winner at Haydock. He looks a real threat as does Cheltenham bumper winner Tanzanite Bay, who makes her seasonal reappearance. Kelso winner Sunarri went close at Aintree last time and is another to consider in what looks a decent contest.