Ayr

  • 15:25 Play Casino At BetVictor.com Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £9,697 2nd £2,864 3rd £1,432 4th £716
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.50s
  • Off time: 15:25:30
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buffalo Bob (IRE) 2/1
2nd Categorical 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2321/1-1 Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Best Lover (FR) 83
Nag me
10 11-12 J Ewart B Hughes 133 9/25.50
2 25-4P62 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-9 K G Reveley J Reveley 130 6/17.00
3 47-P21P MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Diamond Frontier (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 t J Wade K Renwick 128 14/115.00
4 16-9301 Light blue, grey stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Charingworth (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (5) 126 9/110.00
5 312-PP5 Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Dinarius 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p A M Hales C I Gillies 125 25/126.00
6 15/P413 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 11/43.75
7 5U-7336 Dark Blue, Gold cross belts, Black cap, Red hoop Buffalo Bob (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 v1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 120 2/13.00

Verdict

Best Lover tackles this trip for the first time and though showing no signs of stopping over shorter an 8lb rise for his latest victory may prove just too much. Categorical has won four times over fences but he's gone up 3lb for being beaten last time and he's another who could just be a few pounds high. Charingworth came with a storming late run to snatch the spoils over 2m at Wetherby and is better suited by this trip. He's definitely on the short-list but Diamond Frontier ran so poorly in that latter event that he's best watched for now. PENTIFFIC, a multiple winner in Australia, landed a minor race at Huntingdon before a fine effort at Cheltenham where he may have won but for being impeded. He looks capable of better and gets the vote from a fair mark.