Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 15:25 BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet At Cheltenham Novices' Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.00s
  • Off time: 15:25:45
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tap Night (USA) 11/8
2nd The Tracey Shuffle 11/8
3rd My Mate Vic (IRE) 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 116-114 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 11/82.38
2 210/PP0 Purple and Pink check, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Purple star Canadian Venture (IRE) 42
Nag me
9 11-0 t Miss C Cannon R McGrath 100/1101.00
3 68/3-P33 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Gris Lord (IRE) 37
Nag me
8 11-0 R T J Wilson P J Brennan 33/134.00
4 5417/PP Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves My Mate Vic (IRE) 10
Nag me
8 11-0 J Wade John Dawson (7) 100/1101.00
5 P2514-5 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Runswick Relax 46
Nag me
7 11-0 J Wade K Renwick 28/129.00
6 0/213-0F Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap The Tracey Shuffle 138
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 11/82.38
7 111/068- Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Aibrean (IRE) 451
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-7 S R B Crawford J M Maguire 134 9/25.50
8 4/322-15 Emerald green, black stripe, quartered cap Lady Fame (IRE) 204
Nag me
9 10-7 J H Black Graham Watters (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

The champion jockey travels north specifically to ride Tap Night, who is owned by JP McManus. A Grade 2 winner over hurdles where he had the very useful Captain Conan behind, he made a winning start over fences here last month but was a very disappointing last of four in a much better race at Kelso. He was nowhere near his best that day but his penalty means he has to concede 7lb to THE TRACEY SHUFFLE and that may prove beyond him. A dual bumper winner and successful over hurdles here a year ago, he fell at the second on his chasing debut at Perth in September and David Pipe has sent him on a very long journey back to Scotland in the hope of recouping losses. This is by no means a two-horse race, however, as the promising Aibrean, a winning point-to-pointer and three times successful over timber, is bred to be a chaser and makes his debut over the bigger obstacles.