Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:25 Porcelanosa Scotland Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.80s
  • Off time: 16:25:19
16:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 9/1
2nd Le Bacardy (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 045411 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Le Bacardy (FR) 8 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p A W Carroll Trevor Whelan (3) 122 11/43.75
2 0-548U2 Light blue, yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, light blue star Back To Balloo (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-8 h C A McBratney B Hughes 125 5/16.00
4 2/8-4176 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Doynosaur 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 K R Burke Henry Brooke 122 10/34.33
5 512637 Sea Green, White cross belts, White cap, Green spots Claragh Native (IRE) 68
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 pt M Todhunter K Renwick 115 16/117.00
6 5361F5 White, large Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap Araglen Lad (IRE) 119
Nag me
8 10-10 J J Lambe A P McCoy 113 11/26.50
7 660842 Yellow, Emerald Green braces, Yellow cap Ellaway Rose (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 10-7 J P Kenny R Johnson 110 11/26.50
8 321139 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-3 J S Goldie Dale Irving (7) 95 9/110.00
Non runners
3425011Sonofagun (FR)811-5Ian WilliamsNon Runner122

Verdict

Le Bacardy has been back in the groove with recent victories at Towcester and Taunton but is not an easy ride and has a penalty to carry. Sonofagun was all out to score at Ludlow last month and has picked up another 7lb for his troubles but Doynosaur is starting to look well treated again and ran better than the final result suggests at Kempton last month. BACK TO BALLOO probably came up against a decent novice in Miley Shah when favourite at Naas last time. He's been quite highly tried in Ireland this season and may now be ready to open his account over the larger obstacles as Araglen Lad may need this.