Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:55 Cheltenham 2014 NRFB At BetVictor.com Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.60s
  • Off time: 14:55:22
14:55 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st W Six Times 8/1
2nd Ancient Times (USA) 6/1
3rd Madam Lilibet (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 564-PP3 Emerald Green, Pink stars, sleeves and cap Wayne Manor (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 11-12 t Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (6) 100 8/19.00
2 8/765 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Thorlak (FR) 44
Nag me
7 11-11 J Ewart Dale Irving (8) 99 8/19.00
3 45501F Black, Red chevron, Red cap Millers Reef (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 K Dalgleish Craig Nichol (3) 97 7/24.50
4 3P-F752 Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, quartered cap Madam Lilibet (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 Mrs S A Watt Joseph Palmowski (5) 97 10/111.00
5 6/7275-2 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Scimon Templar (FR) 27
Nag me
6 11-6 Miss P Robson Tony Kelly 94 5/16.00
6 701848 Royal blue, dark blue disc Amethyst Rose (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (8) 91 20/121.00
7 769481 Royal blue, white hollow box, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Ancient Times (USA) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 p P A Kirby Adam Nicol (3) 88 6/17.00
8 7322-43 Light green, yellow sash, white and yellow hooped cap See The Legend 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 Miss S E Forster S Mulqueen (3) 85 10/111.00
10 07-F732 Dark Green, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap W Six Times 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-5 A C Whillans Callum Whillans 79 8/19.00
11 03357P Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Mrs Grass 15
Nag me
7 10-0 J C Haynes Joe Colliver 69 100/1101.00
Non runners
939-P674Trouble In Paris (IRE)710-11F P MurtaghG B Watters85

Verdict

Ancient Times won this last year and showed himself in good heart with a battling victory over today's rival, the well-supported W Six Times, over the course and distance a fortnight ago with See The Legend 7l back in third. The front pair have shot up the weights but thrive in the ground and have to be considered. Wayne Manor has yet to win over hurdles but was very unfortunate at Newcastle last time and with Grant Cockburn using his claim he has a fair chance to put matters right. He was just behind Madam Lilibet on that occasion but can reverse the form and get involved along with Millers Reef, who was suited by stepping up in trip at Wetherby and was unlucky to slip up at Sedgefield when travelling well. SCIMON TEMPLAR doesn't look one to trust entirely though if he runs up to the form shown when beaten a nose by Blake Dean, who was receiving 9lb, at Newcastle, he should gain his first success.