Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 13:30 BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:45
13:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sergeant Pink (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 268-2U6 Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 104 7/52.40
2 4352-87 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Alexander Oats 232
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-7 R H Goldie Harry Haynes 99 9/43.25
3 9446-72 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 11-3 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 95 3/14.00
4 U1435-0 Light blue, white disc, halved sleeves, white cap Transact (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 p M Todhunter Henry Brooke 85 11/26.50

Verdict

TRANSACT has won three times over the minimum trip, which is more than you can say about his three rivals. Martin Todhunter's gelding clearly wasn't fully match-fit on his reappearance at Catterick but gets the nod here receiving weight all round. Alexander Oats runs for the first time since May and is better over further but would have a chance on his second to Douglas Julian over 2m4f here in March and makes more appeal than Sergeant Pink, possibly flattered by his second to Tahiti Pearl at Sedgefield on Boxing Day, and Gleann Na Ndochais, who is nicely treated on his hurdles form but unseated his rider on his only previous start over fences.