Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 13:50 BetVictor Welsh Open Final Frame Insurance Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.90s
  • Off time: 13:50:47
13:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deepsand (IRE) 4/6
2nd Hallmark Star 11/4
3rd Bishops Gate (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22/ Barclay tartan, black cap Bishops Gate (IRE) 696
Nag me
7 11-3 N G Richards Brian Harding 20/121.00
2 60-599 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Elmaatigra 30
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6 11-3 N W Alexander K Renwick 80/181.00
3 6709 Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star Ewe Are Joking 42
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5 11-3 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 100/1101.00
4 08P Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Jovial (IRE) 20
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6 11-3 R M Smith Henry Brooke 100/1101.00
5 22 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Deepsand (IRE) 11
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4 10-7 T D Easterby A P McCoy 116 4/61.67
6 72 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Hallmark Star 20
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4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 11/43.75
7 85 Dark green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap Unex Canaletto 20
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4 10-7 J Ewart B Hughes 28/129.00
8 6 Emerald Green, Pink stars, sleeves and cap Wayne Manor (IRE) 9
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4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 20/121.00
9 53 Light blue, pink sleeves, light blue and pink check cap Welsh Bard (IRE) 28
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4 10-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 15/28.50

Verdict

AP McCoy wouldn't be a regular rider for the Easterby camp so his presence on DEEPSAND is significant. A consistent handicapper on the Flat, his two runs over timber to date, especially his latest when runner-up to the odds-on Hidden Justice at Catterick, suggest he's well up to winning a race of this nature and can give the champ a winning start to the day. Hallmark Star was a long way behind Hidden Justice at Wetherby in December but showed massive improvement when runner-up to Veloce over this course and distance last month and should have no problems finding a race soon. Welsh Bard finished in front of Hallmark Star at Wetherby but didn't appear suited by front-running at Lingfield later and should be capable of better. Bishops Gate has shown potential in point-to-points but has a very long absence to overcome.