Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:50 David Goldie Retirement Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.80s
  • Off time: 16:51:21
16:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bene Lad (IRE) 10/1
2nd Kealigolane (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-522P Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 T P Tate B Harding 133 2/13.00
2 5P3441 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 F P Murtagh B Hughes 130 15/82.88
3 37-1325 Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Houston Dynimo (IRE) 73
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 N G Richards D C Costello 127 10/34.33
4 27685-7 Dark blue, red stripe, halved sleeves, orange cap Predateur (FR) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 t J J Lambe Graham Watters (7) 116 10/111.00
5 7-UP666 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Bene Lad (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-2 J S Goldie R McGrath 109 10/111.00

Verdict

KUDU COUNTRY never recovered from a blunder at the first fence in better company at Sandown last time. He had earlier finished runner-up to Desert Cry over course and distance and a repeat effort could see Tom Tate's charge get the better of main rival Kealigolane. The latter opened his account over fences at Carlisle earlier this month and should make another bold bid despite an 8lb rise. Houston Dynamo has won a novice chase and may figure on the back of a decent fifth at Musselburgh. He's preferred to the out of form pair Predateur and Bene Lad.