Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:10 West Sound Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:38
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vibrato Valtat (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-62215 Orange, royal blue star, yellow and royal blue check sleeves, quartered cap Mister Nibbles (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 126 10/111.00
2 252213 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Vibrato Valtat (FR) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-10 t P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 131 5/23.50
3 414111 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 4/91.44
5 46-04 Yellow, purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star Molly Milan 147
Nag me
6 10-7 h J S Goldie J Reveley 100/1101.00
Non runners
46-19521Voyage A New York (FR)511-6Miss Lucinda V RussellK Renwick122

Verdict

Southern raiders VIBRATO VALTAT and Sign Of A Victory could dominate this opener. The former is conceding 4lb to the latter but has some smart form to his name, including victory in a Listed event at Exeter and a third in the Imperial Cup at Sandown. Crucially, he is also proven on ground with plenty of give whereas further rain might not suit Nicky Henderson's charge, though he was impressive on good to soft at Newbury last month. Mister Nibbles found Grade 2 company too hot last time but is still preferred to Carlisle scorer Voyage A New York of the others.