14:25 Ayr
Oliver McCann A Mighty Sporting Man Novices' Chase (4) 4yo+
Oliver McCann A Mighty Sporting Man Novices' Chase (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 5f 110y Runners: 5
Chase Turf
Good To Soft 2m 5f 110y
A warm race in which UPPERTOWN PRINCE is taken to make a winning chase debut. He showed plenty of promise as a novice hurdler last season and trainer Donald McCain is excited about sending this point winner over fences. No Hassle Hoff should be a tough opponent after his good chase debut fourth at Sandown recently, and he is feared most. Kalahari Queen and Red Indian could also have parts to play.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings No Hassle Hoff
LAMBOURN Kalahari Queen
POSTDATA Kalahari Queen
SPOTLIGHT Uppertown Prince
THE NORTH Uppertown Prince
TOPSPEED No Hassle Hoff
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1
No Hassle Hoff
D Jacob/D Skelton
Age: 6
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 9300-4
154 7/4, 15/8
7/4
SP
Hurdle form tapered off at Cheltenham and Aintree festivals last spring but much more like it when good fourth in novice handicap at Sandown (2m4f, soft) on recent chase debut; that form gives him leading claims today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/11/18
    SAN 20Sft Cl3 NvChHc,9K
    11-12
    4/10 5l, Springtown Lake[5/1]11-13
    Daryl Jacob
    136
    121
    141
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 25Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,42K
    11-2
    11/20 24l, Mr Big Shot[12/1]11-5
    Bridget Andrews
    138
    116
    125
  • 16/03/18
    CHL 20Sft Cl2 CdHdHc,44K
    11-3
    14/23 26l, Blow By Blow[33/1]11-10
    Fergus Gregory
    140
    63
    122
  • 17/02/18
    HAY 23Hy Cl1 G2Hd,23K
    11-2
    3/5 6 1/4l, Donna's Diamond[10/1]11-2
    Bridget Andrews
    140
    68
    141
  • 13/01/18
    WAR 25Sft Cl2 HdHc,13K
    11-11
    9/12 30l, Black Ivory[4/1F]10-7
    Harry Skelton
    141
    83
    117
  • 25/11/17
    HAY 23Hy Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    10-11
    4/16 25l, Sam Spinner[8/1]10-9
    Harry Skelton
    141
    94
    136
6
Uppertown PrinceC
B Hughes/D McCain
Age: 6
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 12214-
5/2, 11/4
5/2
SP
Promising novice hurdler last term, winning here (2m4f, soft) then fourth in Aintree Grade 1 (3m, soft) when last seen in April; that form stands up well in this line-up and he could be even better over fences, as he's a point winner and his trainer is excited about sending him chasing.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/04/18
    Ain 25Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,56K
    11-4
    4/13 10 1/2l, Santini[40/1]11-4
    Brian Hughes
    136
    69
    142
  • 10/03/18
    AYR 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-8
    1/4 18l, Geronimo[1/9F]10-9
    Brian Hughes
    135
    7
    138
  • 17/02/18
    HAY 23Hy Cl1 NvG2Hd,17K
    11-0
    2/8 15l, Chef Des Obeaux[12/1]11-0
    William Kennedy
    135
    52
    133
  • 04/01/18
    BAN 23Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-5
    2/5 1 1/2l, Samuel Jackson[5/4F]11-5
    William Kennedy
    79
    134
  • 02/12/17
    BAN 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    1/12 7l, The Dellercheckout[14/1]10-9
    William Kennedy
    71
    132
7
Kalahari QueenBF
G Sheehan/J Snowden
Age: 5
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight Form: 1212-2
151 3/1, 11/4
3/1
SP
Second in competitive Grade 2 mares' novice handicap hurdle final at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March, and also showed good form when runner-up at Worcester (2m4f, good) on last month's chase/seasonal debut; lightly raced and, with a bit of improvement, she could be in the mix on these terms.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/10/18
    WOR 20Gd Cl4 NvCh,5K
    10-12
    2/5 4 1/2l, Majestic Moll[5/4F]10-12
    Gavin Sheehan
    85
    128
  • 24/03/18
    NBY 21Sft Cl1 NvG2HdHc,23K
    11-1
    2/16 2 3/4l, Roksana[12/1]11-2
    Gavin Sheehan
    126
    90
    132
  • 23/02/18
    EXE 19Sft Cl3 HdHc,7K
    11-1
    1/8 8l, Lamanver Odyssey[100/30]11-11
    Gavin Sheehan
    115
    73
    127
  • 01/01/18
    CAT 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-4
    2/7 2l, Raised On Grazeon[9/4]10-12
    Gavin Sheehan
    103
    115
  • 05/12/17
    LIN 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-2
    1/9 4 1/2l, Sunday In The Park[10/1]11-2
    Gavin Sheehan
    100
    111
  • 14/10/17
    CHP 19GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    7/14 47+l, If You Say Run[33/1]10-12
    Gavin Sheehan
    39
    60
2
Red Indian
Ross Chapman/Miss K Morgan
Age: 6
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 33267-
10/3, 7/2
10/3
SP
Winless last year but this consistent sort ran fine races in defeat for Ben Pauling in some big handicap hurdles, including the Coral Cup (2m5f, soft) at the Cheltenham Festival; player if able to transfer that form on this chase/stable debut; new trainer has made good start to career.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 25Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,42K
    11-6
    7/20 13 1/2l, Mr Big Shot[8/1]11-5
    David Bass
    139
    126
    135
  • 14/03/18
    CHL 21Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    10-12
    6/26 6 1/2l, Bleu Berry[14/1]11-2
    David Bass
    139
    106
    138
  • 08/02/18
    TOW 19Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    2/7 1 1/4l, Brillare Momento[4/5F]11-5
    Mr Alex Ferguson
    137
    76
    143
  • 13/01/18
    KEM 21Sft Cl1 LisHdHc,26K
    11-1
    3/16 2 3/4l, William Henry[8/1]11-7
    David Bass
    134
    129
    139
  • 18/11/17
    CHL 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,13K
    11-8
    3/16 6 3/4l, Coole Cody[5/1F]11-11
    Nico de Boinville
    133
    93
    133
  • 13/05/17
    WAR 19Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    2/5 1/2l, Golden Birthday[4/1]10-12
    David Bass
    131
    89
    131
4
School Lane
C O'Farrell/L Lennon
Age: 5
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: P-3422
50/1
66/1
SP
One win (dead-heat) from 14 point starts, runner-up in that sphere the last twice; this 5yo may be able to win races under rules but this is a tough introduction against some classy types.
3
Rhymers StoneCD
C Bewley/Mrs H Graham
Age: 10
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: /1745-
Non runner
10yo who has a healthy strike-rate, with six wins from his 23 starts; however, he looks outclassed in this company on his chase debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/04/18
    HEX 20Sft Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-1
    5/11 16l, Randy Pike[14/1]10-6 cp
    Callum Bewley
    117
    95
    105
  • 25/03/18
    CRL 19GS Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-12
    4/9 23l, Apache Jack[10/1]10-10 cp
    Callum Bewley
    119
    89
    110
  • 02/01/18
    AYR 21Hy Cl3 HdHc,9K
    10-3
    7/9 30l, Elusive Theatre[13/2]10-3 cp
    Thomas Dowson
    120
    28
    96
  • 13/11/17
    CRL 17Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-5
    1/14 1/4l, Meadowcroft Boy[12/1]11-3 cp
    Thomas Dowson
    117
    104
    120
  • 03/04/17
    KEL 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-5
    2/8 2 1/2l, Trustan Times[9/4J]11-12
    Thomas Dowson
    114
    82
    117
  • 25/03/17
    KEL 20Hy Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-1
    1/8 8l, Un Guet Apens[7/2J]11-9
    Callum Bewley
    107
    58
    115
5
Slanemore Hill
D Cook/C Grant
Age: 6
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: P341-3
118
Non runner
Won Irish maiden point (3m, heavy) in April, his fourth run in that sphere; fair third in Wetherby novice chase (3m, good) on rules debut, and today's slower ground could suit better, but he's still got lots to find.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/11/18
    WET 24Gd Cl4 NvCh,7K
    11-4
    3/5 24l, Rocky's Treasure[40/1]12-2
    Danny Cook
    34
    105
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