Ayr

  • 13:45 Merigo's Looking Forward To Another Scottish National Novices' Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.20s
  • Off time: 13:45:27
13:45 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 8/11
2nd Kris Cross (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12-17P5 Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Kris Cross (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 11/26.50
3 P2-111 Yellow, red hooped sleeves Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 8/111.73
7 244/13 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Indigo Rock (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 M Smith Danny Cook 9/110.00
8 F34-521 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Isaacstown Lad (IRE) 97
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 W Amos Callum Whillans (5) 33/134.00
10 11-5968 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-3 A Parker Timmy Murphy 117 14/115.00
11 5/11342 Emerald green, yellow sash, red cap Shanen (IRE) 70
Nag me
7 11-3 t Miss P Robson R McGrath 115 9/25.50
12 688 Red, White hoop and armlets, quartered cap Black Velvet Belle (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 10-10 Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (3) 200/1201.00
Non runners
228-1P38Streams Of Whiskey (IRE)611-10N G RichardsB Harding114
43PP7P8Across The Tweed (IRE)711-3M A BarnesS Mulqueen85
54P-P42PAttycran (IRE)811-3M A BarnesM J McAlister101
616F4Blue Kascade (IRE)611-3A M ThomsonRyan Mania
912-1F1FIsla Pearl Fisher1011-3N W AlexanderLucy Alexander97

Verdict

Three of these carry winners' penalties but Kris Cross and Streams Of Whiskey have failed to threaten since scoring last year. SWATOW TYPHOON is the exception as he followed up a bumper win here with victory at this track on last month's hurdling debut and is fancied to continue his good progress. Shanen's best effort so far over timber also came at this course when he finished third over 2m and he'll figure if lasting home while winning chaser Isla Pearl Fisher reverts to hurdling for the first time since 2009. Merigo has the race named in his honour and this should provide a good prep before the dual Scottish Grand National hero has another crack at next month's renewal.