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1:55 Ayr 13 Apr 2019

J & D Pierce Novices' Champion Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m20yds) 3m Good 19 fences
1st £62,792 2nd £18,712 3rd £9,472 4th £4,852 5th £2,542

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 119 139 82 152
b m Flemensfirth (USA) - Pistol Flash (IRE) (Pistolet Bleu)
Held up on outside, headway to chase leaders halfway, led going well 4 out, pushed clear before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well (op 9/2)
2 
6 1112 tp1 142 82 153
b g Midnight Legend - Playing Around (Act One)
Chased leaders, left second 10th, driven and outpaced 5 out, rallied to chase (clear) winner between last 2, no impression (op 5/1)
3  6 [9¾]
10 1010 129 64 135
ch g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Glacial Jewel (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
In touch, mistake 1st, headway to lead next, headed 7th, left in lead 10th, headed 4 out, one pace when mistake 2 out, soon lost second and no extra (op 16/1 tchd 11/1)
4  27 [36¾]
8 1112 142 55 120
gr g Beneficial - Singh Street (IRE) (Dolphin Street)
Mistakes, chased leaders, driven and outpaced after 6 out, weakened before 4 out (op 9/2)
5  hd [37]
7 107 123 36 101
b g Dansant - Val Eile (IRE) (Aahsaylad)
Not fluent on occasions, early reminders in rear, struggling final circuit, never on terms (tchd 20/1)
F   
7 119 t 139
b m King's Theatre (IRE) - Dame Fonteyn (Suave Dancer)
Led to 2nd, pressed leader, regained lead 7th, 2 lengths in front when fell 10th
F   
6 108 p1 124
gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Ifni Du Luc (FR) (Chamberlin)
Held up, steady headway going well and in touch when fell 14th (op 6/1)
PU   
8 1112 tp1 142
b g Blue Bresil (FR) - Dona Du Rheu (FR) (Dom Pasquini)
Not fluent on occasions and soon behind, outpaced 7th, struggling when checked 10th, soon lost touch and pulled up (jockey said gelding was never travelling and did not jump fluently; vet reported to have found the gelding to be stiff behind) (op 15/2 tchd 8/1)
PU   
7 116 136
b g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Zalagarry (FR) (Ballingarry)
Not fluent on occasions, held up in touch, driven and outpaced 6 out, lost touch and pulled up before 4 out (op 7/1)
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