Ayr

  • 13:50 Irvine Anderson Memorial Novices' Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 29.65s
  • Off time: 13:50:20
13:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yes Tom (IRE) 8/13
2nd Arctic Court (IRE) 11/2
3rd Sunnyside 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 07-271P EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 J S Goldie R McGrath 117 11/26.50
2 7322-16 Yellow, black triple diamond, black sleeves, yellow diamonds and cap Sunnyside 104
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (5) 9/25.50
3 P73P-PP White, Black sash, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Arc Warrior (FR) 12
Nag me
7 10-12 t A Parker J Reveley 105 66/167.00
4 60-85 Maroon, White sleeves, Maroon spots and cap Frontier Boy (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 10-12 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 14/115.00
5 35-102F Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Kalulushi (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 20/121.00
6 8PP Black, yellow stars, pink sleeves, black spots, striped cap Plutonium (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 10-12 E J Cooper S Gagan (7) 150/1151.00
7 47 Yellow, red triple diamond, red cap Via Archimede (USA) 17
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 33/134.00
8 122-332 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 10-12 R T J Wilson J McGrath (7) 8/131.62
9 P4D/60-5 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Easter Vic 18
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 p1 R Goldie M J McAlister 81 66/167.00

Verdict

YES TOM had solid form in bumpers last season and has taken well to hurdles, finishing in the frame in all three starts so far. He will probably have to settle better than he did when runner-up to Ballabriggs over 2m4f here last time if he's to get home over the longer trip but is definitely the one to beat if his stamina holds out. Sunnyside beat Moon Indigo over this trip at Hexham in October but was a little disappointing when only sixth at Carlisle later the same month. He is probably the danger if fully wound-up, though Arctic Court is a C&D winner and was taking on much stronger opposition when pulled up at Huntingdon last month.