Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 17:00 Weatherbys Private Banking Novices' Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £19,494 2nd £5,724 3rd £2,862 4th £1,431
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 34.18s
  • Off time: 17:00:24
17:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Samstown 7/2
2nd King Of The Wolds (IRE) 15/2
3rd Kentford Legend 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 44311P Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Pinerolo 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 134 16/117.00
2 0-33882 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-11 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 5/16.00
3 443-211 Light blue, pink striped sleeves Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 p1 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 132 6/17.00
4 3-11244 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star King Of The Wolds (IRE) 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-5 J M Jefferson B Hughes 127 15/28.50
5 233241 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 21
Nag me
8 11-2 Mrs H O Graham J Reveley 124 6/17.00
7 034111 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Kentford Legend 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 J W Mullins A Thornton 122 5/16.00
8 P-41422 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Samstown 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-8 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 116 7/24.50
9 212162 Royal blue and purple check, purple and royal blue check sleeves and cap Presented (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 p B Ellison T Scudamore 112 8/19.00
10 904443 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green and grey check cap Butney Boy (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 10-0 p C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 108 14/115.00
Non runners
6P1FF64Streams Of Whiskey (IRE)711-0N G RichardsBrian Harding122

Verdict

Bit Of A Jig and Scotswell are likely to set a strong gallop and that could catch out a few of these. Kentford Legend also won over this trip last time but not without a few alarms and whether he'll be good enough to defy an 8lb higher mark is open to debate. Tony Star's jumping has left a lot to be desired so far but King Of The Wolds is starting to come down the weights again, though this will be the first time he's been asked to go beyond 2m6f. SAMSTOWN has bags of stamina and could have the race run to suit. He went close over course and distance last time having just fallen short over 3m4f at Wincanton earlier and might still be well handicapped. Butney Boy and Presented look best of the rest.