Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 15:20 Call Victor Chandler 08000 78 78 78 Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.50s
  • Off time: 15:20:47
15:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kempski 9/2
2nd Echo Point (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 02P-2PF Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts Echo Point (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 N G Richards D J Condon 125 6/17.00
2 621P-63 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Monolith 101
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-7 p L Lungo J P O'farrell (3) 120 12/113.00
3 672473 Primrose Manadam (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 113 2/13.00
4 P4-P1PP LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Kempski 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 b R Nixon G Lee 112 9/25.50
5 38-6549 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Young Albert (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-13 N G Richards Brian Harding 112 7/42.75

Verdict

YOUNG ALBERT has been frustrating to follow so far but he has the latent ability and perhaps a return to this track will push it to the fore. Nicky Richards' gelding has not won since taking a novice hurdle back in October 2006, however his close-up fourth to Prosecco here in January reads well. His subsequent defeat came over a trip that stretches him, and whilst there is a hint that trip does too, he looks sure to put in a big run off a nice racing weight. At the other end of the handicap perches Echo Point, a stablemate of Young Albert. He has had a couple of aborted efforts recently, including over fences last time and it will be intriguing to see how his jumping holds up this afternoon. Monolith has been off for a few months. Len Lungo has his horses running well and this fellow would be thrown in on the pick of his form but efforts this year have been laboured. The same applies to Kempski who has failed to complete twice recently, so a bigger threat may be Manadam. His third to Grizebeck, albeit a distant one, was a more promising run and this decent hurdler/chaser should appreciate the drop in trip this afternoon. Not a race to go overboard with, but Young Albert is narrowly preferred.