Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 15:20 BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 18.30s
  • Off time: 15:20:36
15:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shadow Boxer 11/4
2nd Cilliseal (IRE) 12/1
3rd Beau Dandy (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/433-26 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Bertie Milan (IRE) 32
Nag me
8 11-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 100 10/111.00
2 6/1F4P-P Red, Black sleeves, White armlets, Black cap Overlady 231
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 W Coltherd A P McCoy 98 9/25.50
3 225133 Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Cilliseal (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-9 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 97 12/113.00
4 110-677 Red, white stars, royal blue and white striped sleeves, white cap Knight Woodsman 23
Nag me
9 11-8 R M Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 96 66/167.00
5 153-434 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Beau Dandy (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 J Wade K Renwick 92 3/14.00
6 PP2P-54 Black, yellow sash, white cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 17
Nag me
10 11-3 b A M Thomson Ryan Mania 91 25/126.00
7 93511/6 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-1 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 89 14/115.00
8 436-45P DARK GREEN and RED (quartered), YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE diamond Sammy Spiderman 32
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-9 v A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 83 20/121.00
9 6/124P-2 Black, White Stars, Black Cap Shadow Boxer 32
Nag me
8 10-8 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 82 11/43.75
10 4-4P311 Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Samson Collonges (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 Ferdy Murphy S Twiston-Davies 72 5/16.00

Verdict

Cilliseal has proved consistent since returning from a short break and Noel Kelly's raider is probably still on a decent mark. Overlady could figure if on a going day but Bertie Milan needs some help from the handicapper while C&D winner Beau Dandy has been a shade disappointing so far this term and a beaten favourite in his last two starts. SAMSON COLLONGES has finally got his act together and is on a hat-trick after winning twice at Hexham. This is a slight rise in class and he's 2lb out of the handicap but there seems no reason otherwise to oppose Ferdy Murphy's grey as he'll enjoy both the ground and the trip. Shadow Boxer's second at Newcastle also gives him every chance, however, and he is easily best of the rest.