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3:23 Ayr 16 Nov 2021

Coral Backing Scottish Racing Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

(Class 3) (0-135, 4yo+) (3m20yds) 3m Good To Soft 19 fences
1st £6,535.20 2nd £3,010.80 3rd £1,504.80 4th £753.60 5th £350 6th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 109 116 101 123
br g Arcadio (GER) - Dromroe Dreamer (IRE) (Insan)
Close up on outer, jumped right 1st, went second before 11th, led before 4 out, pushed along 2 out, reduced lead final 110yds, ridden out (op 8/1)
6 106 p 113 96 119
ch g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Fruity Farm (Weld)
Jumped right throughout, tracked leader, lost second but close up 6th, ridden 3 out, left in second 3 lengths down 2 out, stayed on from last, no match for winner (tchd 11/2)
3  ½ [2¼]
11 1112 t 133 116 137
ch g Midnight Legend - Harrietfield (Nicholas Bill)
Towards rear, steady headway and in touch with leaders before 11th, ridden 3 out, 4 lengths down but keeping on when left in third 2 out, stayed on final 110yds (op 14/1 tchd 18/1)
4  7 [9¼]
8 111 w1 122 99 122
b g Denham Red (FR) - Rhea De Grissay (FR) (Grand Tresor)
Towards rear, outpaced 13th, shaken up and steady headway 4 out, went fourth last, soon pushed along, stayed on final 110yds, never near to challenge (tchd 7/1)
5  [15¾]
9 1010 117 88 112
b g Winged Love (IRE) - Glittering Image (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Prominent, went second 6th, lost second but close up 11th, ridden and outpaced before 4 out, soon beaten (tchd 11/2)
6  13 [28¾]
8 119 w2 t 130 90 115
ch g Beneficial - Tierneys Choice (IRE) (Oscar)
Jumped slightly right throughout, led, headed 4 out, ridden when outpaced and lost second 3 out, left in fourth 2 out, soon beaten, bled from the nose (vet said gelding bled from the nose) (op 13/2 tchd 6/1)
8 119 130 137
b m Arakan (USA) - Castleknock (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to rear but going easily 11th, steady headway before 4 out, went second and pushed along after 3 out, 2 lengths down and keeping on when fell 2 out (op 8/1)
8 117 128
b g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Kayanti (IRE) (Old Vic)
Didn't jump with fluency, soon towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 12th, lost touch before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the apparent poor performance other than the rider reported that the gelding was never travelling; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities) (tchd 5/2)
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