17:25 Ayr 21 Apr 2017

Seko Logistics Scotland Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,798 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

3m 70y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Age / Wt / OR
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Position
1
8/801PP
iT
Yellow, red triple diamond, red and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mr Jonathan Martin)

Land Of Vic 27 

b m Old Vic - Land Of Glory (Supreme Leader)

9 12-3
127
9 12-3
127

Useful hurdles winner earlier in career but although she's won over fences, she's not been entirely convincing. Potentially well treated back in this sphere (9 lb below last winning mark).

Useful hurdles winner earlier in career but although she's won over fences, she's not been entirely convincing. Potentially well treated back in this sphere (9 lb below last winning mark).

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Land Of Vic Score: 338

2
847P3U
iT
Red, white cross belts, checked sleeves (Mr J B Gilruth & Eric Chapman)

Capard King (IRE)  18 

b g Beneficial - Capard Lady (Supreme Leader)

8 12-2 p
126
8 12-2 p
126

Hit-and-miss profile, but was in the process of running well over fences at Ludlow, and he's one to be interested in off this sort of mark back over hurdles, especially back on a left-handed track.

Hit-and-miss profile, but was in the process of running well over fences at Ludlow, and he's one to be interested in off this sort of mark back over hurdles, especially back on a left-handed track.

Capard King Score: 375

3
3VPF31
iT
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Bradley Partnership)

Beer Goggles (IRE)  28 

br g Oscar - Tynelucy (Good Thyne)

6 11-12 t
122
6 11-12 t
122

Behind a pair of subsequent winners at Exeter in February, and proved better than ever to win at Newbury last time, travelling strongly. Not long with this yard, and could yet do better.

Behind a pair of subsequent winners at Exeter in February, and proved better than ever to win at Newbury last time, travelling strongly. Not long with this yard, and could yet do better.

Beer Goggles Score: 355

4
6-352PP
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing Lix)

Towering (IRE)  30 

b g Catcher In The Rye - Bobs Article (Definite Article)

8 11-10 p
120
8 11-10 p
120

Multiple winner over hurdles, but hasn't took to chasing, again failing to complete in first-time blinkers last month. Not badly treated back hurdling if all is well. Cheekpieces back on.

Multiple winner over hurdles, but hasn't took to chasing, again failing to complete in first-time blinkers last month. Not badly treated back hurdling if all is well. Cheekpieces back on.

Towering Score: 325

5
P-3322
iT
White, emerald green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Mr M Sawers)

Trongate (IRE)  53 

b g Dansant - Val Eile (Aahsaylad)

5 11-9
119
5 11-9
119

Fairly useful in bumpers and has made decent start over hurdles, though failed to meet expectations last time. Significantly up in trip now handicapping, but opening mark demands more.

Fairly useful in bumpers and has made decent start over hurdles, though failed to meet expectations last time. Significantly up in trip now handicapping, but opening mark demands more.

Trongate Score: 426

2
6
345223
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white star (Mrs J K Powell)

Gulshanigans 16 

b g Sakhee - Gulshan (Batshoof)

5 11-9 t
119
5 11-9 t
119

Again ran well to be placed at Wincanton this month, and deserves extra credit for his consistency, though it's a slight concern he hasn't yet managed to get his head in front.

Again ran well to be placed at Wincanton this month, and deserves extra credit for his consistency, though it's a slight concern he hasn't yet managed to get his head in front.

Gulshanigans Score: 401

7
2U1545
iT
Beige, dark green hoop and armlets, maroon cap (Mrs G Morgan)

Robinroyale (IRE)  66 

b g Robin Des Champs - Rosafi (Roselier)

6 11-7 p
117
6 11-7 p
117

Point winner who belied big odds to make winning start over hurdles at Chepstow (3m) in December. Has failed to build on that since, and not obviously well treated now handicapping.

Point winner who belied big odds to make winning start over hurdles at Chepstow (3m) in December. Has failed to build on that since, and not obviously well treated now handicapping.

Robinroyale Score: 411

8
067471
iT
Maroon, grey hoops, maroon sleeves, grey cap (Mr P A Tylor & Mr D V Gardner)

Doctor Look Here (IRE)  22 

b g Dr Massini - Eye Vision (Taipan)

7 11-6
116
7 11-6
116

Proved his stamina when resuming winning ways at Warwick (26f) 3 weeks ago, capitalising on a falling mark. Idled when hitting the front, but has been hit with a 9 lb hike.

Proved his stamina when resuming winning ways at Warwick (26f) 3 weeks ago, capitalising on a falling mark. Idled when hitting the front, but has been hit with a 9 lb hike.

Doctor Look Here Score: 426

2
9
226/6-11
iT
Red, grey spots, black sleeves, red and grey quartered cap (Mr K S Ward)

Vasco D'ycy (FR)  34 

b g Equerry - Ingrid Des Mottes (Ut*useful)

8 11-5
115
8 11-5
115

Has returned from an absence in top form, landing back-to-back handicaps last couple of months. Suited by emphasis on stamina at Newcastle (20f) latest, so could have more to offer at this trip.

Has returned from an absence in top form, landing back-to-back handicaps last couple of months. Suited by emphasis on stamina at Newcastle (20f) latest, so could have more to offer at this trip.

Vasco D'ycy Score: 393

10
35P261
iT
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves (D&d Armstrong Ltd)

Acdc (IRE)  36 

b g King's Theatre - Always Alert (Slip Anchor)

7 11-2 h
112
7 11-2 h
112

Well backed and showed improved form fitted with first-time hood at Hexham (20f, soft) last month, jumping fluently and travelling well. Not overly burdened on handicap debut, so one to consider.

Well backed and showed improved form fitted with first-time hood at Hexham (20f, soft) last month, jumping fluently and travelling well. Not overly burdened on handicap debut, so one to consider.

Acdc Score: 382

11
223212
iT
Grey, red stars, red cap (Alan & Barry Macdonald)

Lochnell (IRE)  18 

br m Winged Love - Nothing For Ever (Tikkanen)

8 11-0
110
8 11-0
110

Reliable mare who has recorded all 4 of her wins at this course. Not disgraced in defeat at Kelso (26f) this month, essentially just outstayed, so she will remain of interest, particularly back here.

Reliable mare who has recorded all 4 of her wins at this course. Not disgraced in defeat at Kelso (26f) this month, essentially just outstayed, so she will remain of interest, particularly back here.

Lochnell Score: 540

1
12
P03581
iT
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)

Jac The Legend 14 

b g Midnight Legend - Sky Burst (Gunner B)

8 11-0 b
110
8 11-0 b
110

Had looked to be going the wrong way, but he held it together to resume winning ways switched back to hurdles at Sedgefield (27f) this month. Not sure to be in same form this time, however.

Had looked to be going the wrong way, but he held it together to resume winning ways switched back to hurdles at Sedgefield (27f) this month. Not sure to be in same form this time, however.

Jac The Legend Score: 365

13
459344
iT
Emerald green, yellow sash and star on cap (Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green)

Full Jack (FR)  76 

b g Kahyasi - Full Contact (Cadoudal)

10 10-12 p
108
10 10-12 p
108

Has ran creditably in a couple of 3m handicap hurdles at Musselburgh this winter but otherwise generally campaigned over fences. Remains on same mark in this sphere though, so frame claims once more.

Has ran creditably in a couple of 3m handicap hurdles at Musselburgh this winter but otherwise generally campaigned over fences. Remains on same mark in this sphere though, so frame claims once more.

Full Jack Score: 377

14
1-45562
iT
Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves (Chris Giles)

Silent Steps (IRE)  17 

b m Milan - Taking Silk (Mister Lord)

6 10-10
106
6 10-10
106

Unlucky to bump into one on handicap debut at Kempton (3m) earlier this month, but she at least made her opening mark look a fair one, so she has to be of interest off 4 lb higher now.

Unlucky to bump into one on handicap debut at Kempton (3m) earlier this month, but she at least made her opening mark look a fair one, so she has to be of interest off 4 lb higher now.

Silent Steps Score: 422

4
15
0P4PPP
iT
Grey, red stripe, armlets and cap (Mr J D Wright)

Apachee Prince (IRE)  59 

b g Indian Danehill - Wheredidthemoneygo (Anshan)

8 10-1
97
8 10-1
97

Well treated on old form but generally out of sorts this season. Something to prove back up in trip.

Well treated on old form but generally out of sorts this season. Something to prove back up in trip.

Apachee Prince Score: 305

Verdict

SILENT STEPS put in a career best under Rules when second to the highly-progressive Timeforwest (runs in the 4.50) at Kempton earlier in the month and the daughter of Milan can be taken to go one better this afternoon. Vasco D'ycy has taken big steps forward on his last couple of starts and he should make a bold bid to secure the hat-trick. The shortlist is completed by Capard King, Gulshanigans and Jac The Legend.

Verdict

LOCHNELL has recorded all 4 of her career wins at this course, and was seemingly beaten only by a lack of stamina at Kelso last time, so is well worth chancing to get back on the up down in trip. Capard King is one to be interested in off this sort of mark back hurdling, while Beer Goggles could have more to offer for this yard. Acdc completes the shortlist.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Soft 10 Arctic Court 12 11 2 110 PP5661 86 days J Goldie (36 miles) Sean Bowen 14/1 6:28.70
2015 Good 12 Wicked Spice 6 11 12 125 1514P2 34 days N Richards (116 miles) D J Mullins 9/2 6:08.30
2014 Good to Soft 13 Vivaldi Collonges 5 11 6 119 263 62 days P Nicholls (403 miles) S Twiston-Davies 10/1 6:08.90
2013 Good to Soft 13 Amigo 6 11 12 125 257-313 62 days D Pipe (377 miles) T Scudamore 7/2 6:14.30
2012 Good 12 Howizee 6 10 10 107 771613 18 days M Barnes (101 miles) M McAlister 12/1 5:53.00
2011 Good 13 Aibrean 7 11 11 124 3P4-111 495 days S Crawford P Carberry 14/1 5:55.50
2010 Good 12 Federstar 8 11 9 120 423211 13 days M Harris (358 miles) Mr O Greenall 4/1 6:01.40
2009 Good 6 Distiller 5 11 9 122 475032 27 days N Twiston-Davies (335 miles) P Brennan 6/4 5:57.00
2008 Good to Soft 9 Quws Law 6 11 6 119 2-431PP 41 days Miss L Russell (83 miles) P Buchanan 14/1 6:03.20
2007 Good to Firm 5 Petit Lord 5 11 0 110 377623 32 days P Nicholls (403 miles) R Walsh 10/11 6:01.20
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