Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:50 Samsung Electronics Scottish Champion Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 36.80s
  • Off time: 14:54:03
14:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Alan (GER) 17/2
2nd Secret Tune 16/1
3rd Harper Valley (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1333-08 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 Andrew Turnell G Lee 158 14/115.00
2 23/12-37 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Snap Tie (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 158 7/18.00
3 10/011-0 Black and Yellow (quartered), White sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Sentry Duty (FR) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 153 13/27.50
4 2/1211-2 Orange, Black star, Black and Orange striped sleeves Medermit (FR) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 146 9/43.25
5 2/235-7P Pink, large Purple spots and armlets Takeroc (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 P F Nicholls Christian Williams 145 22/123.00
6 P3/5-003 Brown, beige hoops and armlets Harper Valley (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 10-5 Mrs L Wadham D Crosse 139 16/117.00
7 421/120- Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Noble Alan (GER) 119
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 N G Richards D J Condon 139 17/29.50
8 341-601 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Culcabock (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies (3) 138 25/126.00
9 110PP2/ BLACK, pink spots, black cap, pink spots Emmpat (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-4 C F Swan D J Casey 137 11/112.00
10 F-31122 Black, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Ski Sunday 16
Nag me
4 10-4 Tim Vaughan S E Durack 142 15/28.50
11 40/18-10 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Take The Breeze (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-4 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (5) 136 16/117.00
13 155-911 Red and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Secret Tune 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 T R George P J Brennan 134 16/117.00
14 511/P3P Emerald Green, White star, Emerald Green and Black striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Cybergenic (FR) 14
Nag me
11 10-4 Paul Murphy K Mercer 133 100/1101.00
15 90/U201 Pink, Light Blue sash, Light Blue cap Oddshoes (IRE) 33
Nag me
7 10-4 K M Prendergast Timmy Murphy 120 40/141.00
Non runners
1211-4092Issaquah (IRE)710-4J M JeffersonJ Halliday134

Verdict

SKI SUNDAY gets a handy weight-for-age allowance and is preferred to Medermit, Sentry Duty and Snap Tie. Tim Vaughan's progressive gelding is the only horse that he brings up to the meeting and he will be hoping that it is a successful raid. He franked his Fred Winter second by running a stormer behind Walkon in the Grade One for four-year-old's at Aintree and if he handles this step up in age group then he should run well. Emmpat is an interesting Irish raider given his stable's good record at the track and this 11-year-old won this race two years ago. Culcabock sprung a surprise by winning at Aintree and is penalised accordingly, whilst the progressive Secret Tune is open to more improvement and despite being 4lb out of the weights he should give his hat-trick bid a bold go. Medermit heads the list of dangers following a staying-on second in the Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham. His opening mark in handicaps is 146 which will make life tough but he cannot be ruled out. Snap Tie and Blue Bajan both have more experience to draw on but each has found it tough going this season, comments that also apply to Takeroc. Sentry Duty represents powerful connections and although he failed to feature in the Champion Hurdle, it appears that Cheltenham doesn't suit and he is rated better than that effort. Harper Valley is one to watch for market support having not been with the yard for long, but it is Ski Sunday who can come home in first place.