Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:50 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 37.50s
  • Off time: 14:51:07
14:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Cry (IRE) 5/4
2nd Kudu Country (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 097-531 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 134 5/42.25
2 F213-52 Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 T P Tate J Reveley 133 11/43.75
3 425-211 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Prosecco (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 125 11/26.50
4 1-P1P22 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Rossini's Dancer 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 124 9/110.00
5 71-1921 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Locked Inthepocket (IRE) 54
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-12 Miss P Robson R McGrath 120 7/18.00

Verdict

Prosecco beat Rossini's Dancer by almost two lengths at Wetherby last month but the runner-up is now 3lb better off so there shouldn't be much to choose the pair today. Lockedinthepocket has won on heavy ground here but the drop back in distance may not suit Pauline Robson's gelding, who has never won over 2m. Kudu Country will have needed the run when well behind Prosecco here on his reappearance but was readily outpaced by DESERT CRY at Haydock next time. That was a first success over fences for Donald McCain's seven-year-old but he should continue on an upward curve and he can beat Tom Tate's grey again here, despite a 7lb turnaround in the weights.