Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:20 Scottish Sun Future Champion Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £17,103 2nd £6,417 3rd £3,213 4th £1,602
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.10s
  • Off time: 14:20:19
14:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gilbarry (IRE) 8/1
2nd Sam Lord 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/1F116 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Giorgio Quercus (FR) 32
Nag me
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 5/23.50
2 34211P Black, White seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Premier Sagas (FR) 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 N G Richards F Davis 139 9/25.50
3 131129 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 32
Nag me
7 11-7 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne 145 7/24.50
4 521-135 Dark Green and White check, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, Dark Green cap Gilbarry (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 11-4 J M Jefferson G Lee 134 8/19.00
5 23-1160 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 32
Nag me
5 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 137 4/15.00
6 323-012 Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 23
Nag me
7 11-0 James Moffatt P Aspell 128 22/123.00
7 34PP41 Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 125 14/115.00

Verdict

GIORGIO QUERCUS has the beating of Stagecoach Pearl on their run together behind Captain Chris in the Arkle at Cheltenham and won over 2m2f over hurdles in France. He gets a tentative vote here, though stablemate Nadiya De La Vega could run him close with her mare's allowance as she has already won at Warwick and Kempton this season and was heavily eased last time in a novices' handicap at The Festival. Premier Sagas was pulled up in that race but should do better on this more conventional track while it would be no surprise to see Soft Spoken Guy run a lot better than his current rating might suggest.