100% RacingTV Profits Back To Racing Handicap 7f 50y

  • (4yo+, 7f 50y, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,726 2nd £1,749 3rd £875 4th £437 5th £300 6th £300
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 31.47s
  • Off time: 20:31:12
Full result
Result 20:30 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Merricourt 7/1
2nd 3 Taskheer hd 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (3) 673112
Purple, White halved sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Chookie Dunedin 20
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:Ryan Sexton
  • Form: 673112
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 72
7 135 9-9 K Dalgleish Ryan Sexton (7) 72
2 (4) 3/67285-
Black and Yellow diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap Diamond Haze (IRE) 197
  • T:M Dods
  • J:Connor Beasley
  • Form: 3/67285-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 72
4 135 9-9 M Dods Connor Beasley 72
3 (2) 4195-43
Dark blue, white disc, light blue sleeves, white spots and cap Taskheer (IRE) 10
  • T:E Bethell
  • J:Jason Watson
  • Form: 4195-43
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 70
4 133 9-7 E Bethell Jason Watson 70
5 (1) 1539-54
Dark Blue, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Merricourt (IRE) 10
  • T:I Jardine
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 1539-54
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 64
6 127 9-1 p I Jardine A Mullen 64
6 (5) 6/7960-0
Pink, Royal Blue chevrons and armlets Yaaser (IRE) 22
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Ben Robinson
  • Form: 6/7960-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 57
4 120 8-8 J S Goldie Ben Robinson 57

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
4 (6) 753644
Astro Jakk (IRE) 8
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:S H James
  • Form: 753644
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 70
6 97 K R Burke S H James 70

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 5 Midnite Bride
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:Kevin Stott
4 9-13 K A Ryan Kevin Stott 7/2

In depth

Verdict

CHOOKIE DUNEDIN missed out on a hat-trick at Catterick last time but was beaten less than a length and this looks less competitive. Taskheer drops down in trip having finished in front of Merricourt when third at Musselburgh recently and is preferred to Astro Jakk, a prolific winner on the all-weather but without a win on this surface so far. Diamond Haze still looks high enough in the weights looking to end a long losing run.

Formwatch

Astro Jakk (IRE)28-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, late headway out wide, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Soar Above (8-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (2) pol in Apr.

Merricourt (IRE)66-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 4l behind Makeen (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gs in Apr.

Taskheer (IRE)9-2 (9-10) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Makeen (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gs in Apr.

Diamond Haze (IRE)9-1 (9-6) Led, asked for effort 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace towards finish, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kats Bob (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) sft in Oct.

Chookie Dunedin11-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Carnival Zain (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp (5) gs in Apr.

Yaaser (IRE)16-1 (8-13) Close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened approaching 2f out, 11th of 12, 35 1/2l behind Clansman (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Apr.