Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:00 Bet Mobile At BetVictor.com Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:48
14:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sydney Paget (IRE) 1/2
2nd Higgs Boson 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-0531 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Dont Back Down (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 G Elliott D N Russell 11/43.75
2 2-112 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 127 1/21.50
3 53 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Becausewecan (USA) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 M Johnston R McGrath 8/19.00
4 347-34U Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Four Fiddlers (IRE) 93
Nag me
7 11-4 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (5) 111 40/141.00
5 2 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Higgs Boson 35
Nag me
7 11-4 J S Goldie G Lee 40/141.00
7 2874 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mitchell's Way 25
Nag me
5 11-4 G A Swinbank F Davis 100/1101.00
Non runners
665Hooky's Diamond611-4Mrs H O GrahamK Mercer

Verdict

Dont Back Down is definitely improving and beat a decent performer in Lord Gale at Fairyhouse where the testing conditions were a big help. He's certain to be in the shake-up but SYDNEY PAGET may have his measure. Donald McCain's charge, a bumper and novice hurdle winner, made the Cheltenham-bound Knock A Hand pull out all the stops at Haydock and should be good enough to see off the Irish challenger. Becausewecan has been fading at the business end but two runs should have put him straight and he's no forlorn hope to gain his first hurdling success. Higgs Boson was runner-up in a 4-runner race over the C&D on his racecourse debut and will need to jump much better.