Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:35 John Smith's Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 41.10s
  • Off time: 14:37:08
14:35 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Flag (IRE) 10/11
2nd Scotswell 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 358-211 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 T R George P J Brennan 136 3/14.00
2 11522-1 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 132 10/111.91
3 P-20465 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 68
Nag me
7 10-7 Mrs H O Graham B Hughes 124 16/117.00
4 P380-P1 Grey, White epaulets Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 10-5 N G Richards B Harding 119 9/25.50
5 2/73447- DARK BLUE, WHITE hoop and sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Pause And Clause (IRE) 243
Nag me
9 10-5 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 114 12/113.00

Verdict

This looks a fascinating clash between Sivola De Sivola, who has won two out of three over fences, and GREEN FLAG. The latter receives 4lb and, as he kept on well to score at Kelso despite looking in need of the run, Lucinda Russell's six-year-old looks the one to beat. Streams Of Whiskey won at Hexham on his reappearance but is 9lb higher here and probably need to improve again to figure while Scotswell faces fences for the first time. Pause And Clause is rated 11lb higher over hurdles but it's a long time since he won a race and he's changed stables since his last run.