Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:40 Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:33
14:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bocciani (GER) 6/1
2nd Mr Moonshine (IRE) 5/1
3rd Yes Tom (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14-11FP Royal Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Bold Sir Brian (IRE) 48
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 154 9/25.50
2 2U5-346 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-10 R T J Wilson R Walsh 138 6/17.00
3 11P511 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 b J M Jefferson B Hughes 137 5/16.00
4 34-522P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 76
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-9 Mrs S J Smith J M Maguire 137 9/110.00
5 60264P Cerise, White sash, Black cap Mr Moonshine (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 133 5/16.00
6 602-384 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 75
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-2 Ferdy Murphy S Twiston-Davies 130 5/16.00
7 201625 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 p B Ellison T Scudamore 127 6/17.00
8 613-268 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Stormin Exit (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 J S Goldie Brian Harding 122 16/117.00

Verdict

Bold Sir Brian won a Listed chase at Sandown in December but has been less impressive in a couple of subsequent outings and has to give a lot of weight to his rivals here. McMurrough has a good strike rate over fences and is on a hat-trick after victories over this trip at Haydock and Newcastle while De Boitron had Gansey behind when runner-up in this 12 months ago and is 5lb lower now. His yard continues to struggle for winners however. Gansey's trainer Sue Smith also runs MR MOONSHINE and it may be worth taking a risk on the nine-year-old has he has a huge pull in the weights from when he finished fourth behind Mcmurrough at Haydock. An earlier second to Cape Tribulation in the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby is smart form. Yes Tom has won over hurdles and fences here but is high enough in the weights at present.