Ayr

  • 15:00 BetVictor.com Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.00s
  • Off time: 15:00:20
15:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pas Trop Tard (FR) 11/4
2nd Lady Bluesky 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/1U4-14 Purple, Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Lady Bluesky 61
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 124 16/117.00
2 2F1131 Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Pas Trop Tard (FR) 47
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6 11-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 124 11/43.75
4 052/2-57 Dark Green, Red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Red diamond Hollo Ladies (IRE) 26
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8 11-6 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 118 9/110.00
5 57-516R White, Green sleeves, Red cap Purcell's Bridge (FR) 26
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6 11-3 h Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 115 9/43.25
6 10165-4 Dark Blue and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, quartered cap Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-0 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 112 7/24.50
7 415-26F White, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Leith Walk (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-12 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 110 11/26.50
Non runners
31-19215Locked Inthepocket (IRE)911-8Miss P RobsonNon Runner120

Verdict

Locked Inthepocket has shot up the weights over hurdles and fences lately and was due to race over the larger obstacles here yesterday. Pas Trop Tard arrives in terrific form and a 7lb rise for winning at Wetherby doesn't look excessive. However, he's unproven over this extra half-mile and the trip will take some getting on the ground. SEVEN IS LUCKY is approaching the veteran stage nowadays but made a very promising reappearance at Aintree last month when fourth to Bear's Affair. That was a better race than this and Jim Goldie's 11-year-old has been dropped 2lb since. He likes it here and can get back on the winning trail. Lady Bluesky was soundly beaten off a similar mark here in November and neither Purcell's Bridge nor Leith Walk have shown enough lately to merit serious consideration while chaser Hollo Ladies has also been out of form.