Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 15:25 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase 4m 110y

  • Winner £102,618 2nd £38,502 3rd £19,278 4th £9,612
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 2.70s
  • Off time: 15:28:17
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beshabar (IRE) 15/2
2nd Merigo (FR) 20/1
3rd Always Right (IRE) 15/2
4th Lothian Falcon 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14/B018 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Neptune Collonges (FR) 29
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10 11-12 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 168 16/117.00
2 13-6119 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 32
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9 10-11 A King R Thornton 153 20/121.00
3 11F251 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 31
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8 10-9 t G Elliott P Carberry 151 11/26.50
4 1-71398 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Ouzbeck (FR) 21
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9 10-5 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 147 16/117.00
5 411-U12 White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap Beshabar (IRE) 31
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9 10-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 146 15/28.50
6 2-F42P1 Red, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Minella Four Star (IRE) 28
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8 10-2 D Pipe C O'Farrell (5) 144 16/117.00
7 117-113 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap The Minack (IRE) 56
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7 10-1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 143 8/19.00
9 91059F Orange, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Orange and Emerald Green quartered cap That's Rhythm (FR) 7
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11 10-0 v M Todhunter C I Gillies 140 40/141.00
10 0/11-211 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Always Right (IRE) 42
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9 10-0 J Wade J Reveley 139 15/28.50
11 1-32513 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Be There In Five (IRE) 31
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7 10-0 N J Henderson Felix De Giles 138 22/123.00
12 511P-76 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Poker De Sivola (FR) 32
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8 10-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 136 11/112.00
13 0-F810U EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 8
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9 10-0 Mrs S J Smith P Buchanan 135 66/167.00
14 6/454-P6 Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Roll Along (IRE) 56
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11 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 133 50/151.00
15 952-116 Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Gone To Lunch (IRE) 29
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11 10-0 p J Scott Nick Scholfield 132 14/115.00
16 844522 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyfitz 28
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11 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies David England 131 28/129.00
17 D61-8F8 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 42
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10 10-0 A Parker Timmy Murphy 130 20/121.00
18 P23221 Yellow, Dark Green stars, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Regal Heights (IRE) 42
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10 10-0 p T R George Aidan Coleman 130 33/134.00
19 222216 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 30
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7 10-0 p Ian Williams Ryan Mahon (5) 130 40/141.00
20 13-24U2 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Heez A Steel (IRE) 36
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10 10-0 G A Charlton Alistair Findlay (7)(ex2) 128 66/167.00
21 314/50P- White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Iris De Balme (FR) 392
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11 10-0 t1 Miss J S Davis Charlie Huxley (3) 128 66/167.00
22 11F423 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 56
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8 10-0 B Ellison Paul Gallagher (5) 128 14/115.00
23 UP-8P52 Dark Green, Yellow diamond, Yellow cap Lothian Falcon 42
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12 10-0 P Maddison Peter Carberry (7) 127 33/134.00
24 1P3P77 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap No Panic (IRE) 32
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8 10-0 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 125 50/151.00
25 16U6P1 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Cold Mountain (IRE) 18
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9 10-0 J W Mullins F Keniry 124 66/167.00
26 PP7-331 Red, White braces, Royal Blue sleeves Morgan Be 20
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11 10-0 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 123 80/181.00
27 472241 Emerald Green and Black check, Emerald Green sleeves, check cap Long Strand (IRE) 23
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7 10-0 C F Swan D J Casey 123 66/167.00
29 323F32 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Silent Cliche (IRE) 20
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7 10-0 b J Howard Johnson B Hughes 118 100/1101.00
30 FP/46P-3 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Hot 'n' Holy 26
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12 10-0 D Thompson T J Phelan (3) 100 200/1201.00
Non runners
870-1934Fair Along (GER)910-1P J HobbsNon Runner143
28111313Bellflower Boy (IRE)810-0Dr R D P NewlandNon Runner121

Verdict

Neptune Collonges' participation has given this race a rather lop-sided look with more than two thirds of the field racing from out of the handicap proper. Carrying more than the allotted weight has proved no barrier to success in the past, however, and connections of last year's first and second, Merigo and Gone To Lunch, will both fancy their chances again. The latter enjoys a big turnaround in the weights than when beaten nine lengths 12 months ago and should make his presence felt. Fair Along is sure to be prominent and weighted to go close, while Always Right is an improving chaser who is lightly raced for his age. Gansey fell at the first in the Topham Chase at Aintree but has always looked as though he could be suited by a stiff test of stamina and could run well at a big price while Minella Four Star beat dour stayer Ballyfitz in the Midlands National last month and Conor O'Farrell again takes off a useful 5lb. Anything Gordon Elliott sends across the Irish Sea at the moment demands the utmost respect, however, and CHICAGO GREY can add to his victory in last month's National Hunt Chase where he beat Beshabar and Be There In Five. The placed horses are better off at the weights here but the eight-year-old won a shade cosily and has the ideal partner in Paul Carberry to pick his way through this huge field on the final circuit.