Today's racecards

Ayr

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

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 15.00s
  • Off time: 15:31:05
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hello Bud (IRE) 12/1
2nd Gone To Lunch (IRE) 12/1
3rd Out The Black (IRE) 12/1
4th Chiaro (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U2/14-54 Yellow, purple hoops and armlets Dear Villez (FR) 39
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7 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (5) 150 20/121.00
3 32111-P Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Gone To Lunch (IRE) 38
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9 11-10 J Scott A P McCoy 148 12/113.00
4 2492-1F Brown and Orange (quartered), Brown sleeves, Orange cap Brooklyn Brownie (IRE) 14
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10 11-2 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 140 18/119.00
5 7/32-211 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chief Dan George (IRE) 29
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9 11-1 p James Moffatt P Aspell 139 11/26.50
6 2/23-212 Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap West End Rocker (IRE) 31
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7 10-13 A King R Thornton 137 11/112.00
7 2/22P-43 Red and Yellow diamonds, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Red cap Nine De Sivola (FR) 38
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8 10-11 p1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 135 11/26.50
8 31-8213 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Sound Accord (IRE) 31
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8 10-11 D W P Arbuthnot B J Geraghty 135 12/113.00
9 534-12F EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Coe (IRE) 38
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7 10-11 Mrs S J Smith R McGrath 135 16/117.00
12 8017/00 Emerald Green, White star, Emerald Green and Black striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Arteea (IRE) 14
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10 10-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 133 33/134.00
13 5254-12 Yellow, Red chevrons, Yellow cap Out The Black (IRE) 22
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11 10-9 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 137 12/113.00
14 P/116-P1 White, Royal Blue spots, White and Royal Blue striped cap Hello Bud (IRE) 9 (ex4)
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11 10-9 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 135 12/113.00
15 1P/222-1 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap That's Rhythm (FR) 28
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9 10-7 M Todhunter N Fehily 131 9/110.00
16 225-341 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Chiaro (FR) 33
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7 10-6 b P J Hobbs R Flint (5) 130 10/111.00
17 3549-74 BLACK, red spots, black cap, red spots Sea Diva (IRE) 35
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9 10-6 pt D T Hughes R Loughran 25/126.00
18 4611-23 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap King Barry (FR) 29
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10 10-6 Miss P Robson Timmy Murphy 130 12/113.00
19 P/P4F-00 Emerald Green, White star, Emerald Green and Black striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Le Toscan (FR) 15
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9 10-1 p D Pipe S P Jones (3) 123 66/167.00
21 8/32-F53 Red and Yellow diamonds, White cap L'Aventure (FR) 33
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10 10-0 Nick Williams Charlie Huxley (5) 120 20/121.00
Non runners
24221-21Tricky Trickster (IRE)611-11N A Twiston-DaviesMr S Waley-Cohen149
10561-721Merigo (FR)810-9A ParkerTimmy Murphy133
114435/44According To John (IRE)910-9N G RichardsS Thomas132
20114/F2-3Native Coral (IRE)1110-0N G RichardsD J Condon121

Verdict

WEST END ROCKER looks tailor-made for this race and is preferred to Chief Dan George, Chiaro and Merigo. Alan King's gelding was sold at the Cheltenham sales this week but has remained in the yard. His jumping is not always the best but stamina is his forte, he has no ground worries and his earlier form this season with Big Fella Thanks and Wichita Lineman has been irrefutably franked since. Chief Dan George is expected to run a big race by his trainer and he has transferred his hurdling ability to fences. He has been campaigned with this race in mind all season and he looks nicely weighted from his mark of 139. Out The Black is a consistent old stick but the handicapper may now have his measure following a 4lb rise for his recent defeat, so a bigger threat may be Chiaro who is as slow as a boat but he stays all day and this looks the sort of test he will relish; his jockey Rhys Flint has his work cut out today. Barry Geraghty is an interesting jockey booking for Sound Accord who looks sure to be suited by this trip, comments that also apply to Eider Chase winner Merigo and course winner King Barry. Dear Villez has stamina issues and top-weight will hardly help, Tricky Trickster impressed at Cheltenham but one cannot help but feel that that race was his target, whilst Hello Bud is ridden by stable jockey Paddy Brennan and impressed with his recent success at Wincanton but this is much tougher. Coe's form reads well and it will be interesting to see how he jumps after his fall, similar comments apply to Brooklyn Brownie, whilst Gone To Lunch was abject in the RSA Chase and it will be interesting to see how he fares today over this longer trip. Sea Diva could be an interesting Irish raider for Dessie Hughes, whilst Nine De Sivola represents Ferdy Murphy who loves to win this race. He has been placed in this race before but he has also been placed another eight times over fences and even with first-time cheek-pieces on his is taken on with the progressive novice West End Rocker.