Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:30 BetVictor's Live Casino Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.90s
  • Off time: 16:30:30
16:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st And The Man 11/4
2nd Wicklow Lad 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P7-542 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 43
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 130 7/24.50
2 P523-1P Light blue, white braces and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 126 8/19.00
3 3-55835 Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow seams, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 G Elliott A P McCoy 122 4/15.00
4 448553 Light Blue and Maroon hoops, Blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 R Hennessy A E Lynch 121 7/18.00
5 P1P-P21 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets And The Man 15
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 N G Richards B Harding 119 11/43.75
6 2-P3613 Purple, Red epaulets, Pink sleeves, Red cap Wicklow Lad 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-1 v N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 119 11/26.50
8 1143-64 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Prosecco (IRE) 44
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-13 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 117 18/119.00
Non runners
7252-254Ros Castle (IRE)811-0Mrs R DobbinK Renwick118

Verdict

Gansey hasn't won for three years but hasn't dropped in the weights as he's been competing at a higher level and produced a fine effort when a close fourth in the Grand Sefton at Aintree in December. He followed that with a narrow defeat by Kilcrea Ash in a veteran's event at Haydock and should be in the frame from the same mark. Railway Dillon had dropped to a lowly mark when scoring at Bangor but blotted his copybook with a poor subsequent effort at Newbury. BARNEYS HONOUR has had plenty of success in Ireland and though not at his best recently he's been ridden by an amateur and the champion's presence on board could give him the edge. Mister First has some reasonably for in Ireland though he looks a few pounds high but And The Man and Wicklow Lad fought out a finish here early last month and should be involved again with the former expected to take his revenge as he definitely improved on his subsequent start.