Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:00 Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.90s
  • Off time: 16:00:42
16:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Knoxs (IRE) 5/1
2nd De Boitron (FR) 12/1
3rd Torphichen 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-P3U04 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Divers (FR) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 Ferdy Murphy A P McCoy 142 3/14.00
2 612402 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Torphichen 13
Nag me
7 11-11 p A King R Thornton 141 4/15.00
3 1113P0 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap The Panama Kid (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 138 20/121.00
4 11-1577 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap The Knoxs (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 137 5/16.00
5 778360 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (3) 135 12/113.00
6 1P88P4 Maroon, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, maroon spots, maroon cap, light blue spots I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 pt J J Lambe B J Geraghty 134 20/121.00
7 41-2225 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Woody Waller 48
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 J Wade K Renwick 132 11/112.00
8 458-UP5 Dark blue, red stripe, red and dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Natal (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-2 J J Lambe D C Costello 132 50/151.00
9 P-3P493 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Gansey (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-2 Mrs S J Smith J M Maguire 132 10/34.33
10 3431F4 Red, Yellow seams, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Red cap Allanard (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-0 v M Todhunter Henry Brooke (3) 110 16/117.00

Verdict

Divers was withdrawn on account of the soft ground at Cheltenham on Wednesday and connections will be casting an anxious eye towards the heavens. He's still in better form than stablemate De Boitron, who was soon toiling at Aintree last week though the latter could do better now upped in trip. Torphichen ran a fine race back over fences at Haydock when runner-up to Auroras Encore but again gave the impression this trip stretches his stamina and it would be no surprise if close-up third GANSEY reversed the form here on 1lb better terms. Sue Smith's 10-year-old is well handicapped at present. The handicapper appears to have The Panama Kid in his grip, however, while The Knoxs still has a bit to prove over fences and Woody Waller usually finds at least one too good. I Hear A Symphony can't be ignored after his fourth at Navan but isn't one to rely on.