Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Ayr Racecourse to stage National Hunt card next Monday
AYR Racecourse stages the first of three February meetings next Monday 4 February with a seven race card boasting more than £40,000 in prize money.
The feature race of the afternoon is the Play Casino At BetVictor.com Handicap chase over three miles one furlong due off at 4.15pm with £12,000 in the pot.
The Talk To Victor Novices Hurdle over two miles gets the meeting under way at 1.30pm and the afternoon’s racing ends at 4.45pm with The Casino On Your Mobile At BetVictor.com Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at 4.45pm.
Ayr staged an extra raceday last Wednesday and trainer Donald McCain and jockey Jason Maguire made the most of the additional fixture with a first and last race double.
[Pictured: Perth-based trainer Lucinda Russell saddled Nuts N Bolts (7/2) to land the Download The BetVictor Spincast App Now Beginners Chase under Peter Buchanan at Ayr Racecourse last week.]
Veloce (8/15 fav) won the opening Talk To Victor Novices’ Hurdle (Div 1) and then Swatow Typhoon (5/4 fav) waltzed away with the finale, the Get The BetVictor App Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.
A crowd of more than 600 took advantage of the free entry and many would have backed Ballybogey which won the Talk To Victor Novices’ Hurdle (Div 11) with the help of Tony McCoy from the saddle. Trained in Ireland by James Lambe the 8/1 shot took full advantage of a fall two out from odds on favourite King Palace to win.
Perth-based trainer Lucinda Russell saddled Nuts N Bolts (7/2) to land the Download The BetVictor Spincast App Now Beginners Chase under Peter Buchanan and the feature race of the day went to Consigliere (9/4 jt fav) which had made the 800 mile round trip from David Pipe’s Devon stable and was ridden by young Keiron Edgar.
Jim Goldie returned to form with 12/1 chance Too Cool To Fool winning the BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham with Henry Brooke in the saddle and another trainer kick starting his season was Ferdy Murphy who saddled Hollo Ladies (16/1) to win the Follow Us On Twitter@BetVictor Racing Handicap.
For more details on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
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