Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 15:15 Scotty Brand Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner £20,804 2nd £7,791 3rd £3,892 4th £1,942
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.81s
  • Off time: 15:15:11
15:15 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Le Bacardy (FR) 7/1
2nd Desert Cry (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-P1124 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 152 8/19.00
2 4-16271 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 A King R Thornton 144 3/14.00
3 3-21123 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Valco De Touzaine (FR) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 t P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 142 5/16.00
4 2-34422 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Upsilon Bleu (FR) 58
Nag me
6 11-0 h Miss P Robson K Renwick 140 5/23.50
5 78F620 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 140 6/17.00
6 454112 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Le Bacardy (FR) 1
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-4 p A W Carroll Trevor Whelan (3) 130 7/18.00
7 617845 Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 b B Ellison J E Moore 126 22/123.00
Non runners
8548U24Back To Balloo (IRE)810-0C A McBratneyB Hughes125

Verdict

After a fair run at Cheltenham, Manyriverstocross managed to hold on at Ascot despite racing with the throttle out. He's clearly useful but has another 6lb to carry here. Desert Cry was well out of his depth in the Game Spirit at Newbury last time but doesn't look an easy ride and is giving weight to less-exposed chasers in this. Upsilon Bleu is proving difficult to place while His Excellency never seems to run two races alike, though has ability. Le Bacardy and Back To Balloo were due to run in a novices' handicap here yesterday so this can go to VALCO DE TOUZAINE. He also had an entry in the novices' chase on today's card but Paul Nicholls obviously believes the five-year-old has a better chance in this and he's certain to be suited by the better ground.