Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:10 John Smith's Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 18.70s
  • Off time: 14:10:25
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seymour Eric 3/1
2nd Dreams Of Milan (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-11113 Yellow, Orange star, Yellow sleeves, Orange stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Seymour Eric 30
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 135 3/14.00
2 25-2211 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Walkabout Creek (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 11-7 S Gollings T Scudamore 130 11/43.75
3 1-3151 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Dreams Of Milan (IRE) 57
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-11 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 120 9/43.25
4 PP-4117 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Herdsman (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 120 7/18.00
6 0-41324 White, royal blue cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 42
Nag me
8 10-0 J S Goldie B Harding 108 15/28.50
Non runners
52-51227Talkin Sence (IRE)810-6W ColtherdGary Rutherford115

Verdict

Dreams Of Milan had no problem justifying short odds here in February and there is scope for further improvement. Seymour Eric rattled up a four-timer before finishing third in decent company over a trip too short at Haydock and is proven on heavy ground. He shouldn't be far away but Herdsman has a bit to prove after failing in his hat-trick bid at Bangor. WALKABOUT CREEK was always travelling like a winner when beating Phase Shift over 2m4f on heavy going at Sedgefield four weeks ago and the runner-up has franked the form since. The step up to 3m shouldn't be a problem and Steve Gollings' charge looks the one to beat with Talkin Sence and Spirit of A Nation likely to struggle in this grade.