Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:30 Caledonia Best Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.90s
  • Off time: 16:30:42
16:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leith Walk (IRE) 8/1
2nd Dundock 4/1
3rd Porridge 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/23U3-8 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Malin Bay (IRE) 131
Nag me
7 11-12 N G Richards F Davis 105 9/25.50
2 34-934 White, Orange disc, striped sleeves, check cap Porridge 39
Nag me
5 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 105 12/113.00
3 17/435-4 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Rawaaj 39
Nag me
6 11-10 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 103 7/18.00
4 19-9P01 White, Red hoops, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red and White quartered cap Shooting Times 52
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 p A Parker Robert McCarth (5) 100 11/26.50
5 237-334 White, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Leith Walk (IRE) 68
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-6 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (7) 99 8/19.00
6 555235 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Old Magic (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-3 Mrs S Leech D C Costello 96 9/25.50
7 8PP4/3-4 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White seams, quartered cap Dundock 32
Nag me
11 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 91 4/15.00
8 4P7520 Brown, Yellow stars, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dar Es Salaam 10
Nag me
8 10-3 James Moffatt K Renwick 82 14/115.00
9 1112/52- Purple, Emerald Green star, Mauve cap Briscoe Place (IRE) 356
Nag me
12 10-3 I Jardine Henry Brooke (3) 82 12/113.00

Verdict

SHOOTING TIMES won this a year ago from just 4lb lower and bounced back over a slightly longer trip here in January under today's claiming rider. He looks capable of adding to his tally in a poor handicap with most of his rivals badly out of form. The ex-Irish Old Magic has always been inconsistent and is still looking too high in the weights while Porridge looks as though he's making his handicap debut from a high enough mark. Rawaaj could prove the main threat as he was in good form around this time a year ago and is now just 1lb higher after a string of moderate efforts. Leith Walk ran poorly when favourite at Musselburgh on New Year's Day and hasn't been seen since and one victory from 18 starts over hurdles doesn't inspire confidence.