Ayr

  • 15:50 Coral Backing Poppyscotland Mares' Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.30s
  • Off time: 15:51:15
15:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twin Plan (IRE) 7/1
2nd Aibrean (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-13347 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Kentford Grey Lady 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 141 7/42.75
2 1/068-F2 Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Aibrean (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 S R B Crawford J M Maguire 130 7/18.00
3 14-125P Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Florafern 62
Nag me
8 10-12 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (7) 127 7/18.00
4 1-2P121 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Micro Mission (IRE) 60
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-2 C Grant Samantha Drake (5) 117 7/24.50
5 447755 LIGHT GREEN, mauve sleeves, red cap Streamtown (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 115 16/117.00
6 311211 White, large Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap Twin Plan (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-0 J J Lambe E J O'Connell 114 7/18.00
7 223F12 Black and white diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, white spots Golden Sparkle (IRE) 41
Nag me
7 10-0 I A Duncan Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 110 9/110.00
Non runners
8P83644More Equity1110-0Mrs Dianne SayerMiss E Sayer93

Verdict

More Equity faces an impossible task at the weights and Golden Sparkle is also racing from outside the handicap. Twin Plan is only a pound wrong in the weights, however, and has won four of her last five between the flags and under Rules. She beat Golden Sparkle over a slightly shorter trip here last month. Kentford Grey Lady is the class act but has the weight to match. She's not been quite at her best lately while the Stuart Crawford pair Aibrean and Streamtown have been chasing. Along with More Equity, Florafern was well behind MICRO MISSION when Chris Grant's mare won this last year. She's been in good form again this winter and an encore looks very feasible with the excellent Samantha Drake taking off 5lb.