03 Apr 2013 Pre-2014 Releases

Following the abandonment of racing at Newbury on Saturday 23rd March, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to confirm that the DBS Spring Sales Bumper (A Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race) (Class 2) will be transferred to Ayr on Saturday 20th April 2013. The race takes the place of the existing Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, which will now move to Friday 19th April at the Scottish Grand National meeting. The DBS Spring Sales Bumper will now be run for a revised Minimum Guaranteed Value of £30,000.

The 59 original entries will stand and trainers wishing to confirm must do so by noon on Monday 15th April. Declarations are to be made by 10:00am on Friday 19th April.

In terms of the National Hunt Flat Race that was originally scheduled for Saturday 20th April, that race will now be run at Ayr on Friday 19th April, as part of an eight-race card. The original closing date of noon on Monday 15th April will stand, but the revised declaration date is now 10:00am on Thursday 18 April.

Emma Marley, Clerk of the Course at Ayr, said:

“We are delighted to be given the opportunity to stage this prestigious race. It is a fantastic addition to Scotland’s Premier Jumps Festival.”

A revised running order for Saturday 20th April is shown below:

1:30 02217 The Purvis Marquees Racing Excellence ‘Hands And Heels’ Finale Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)
2:05 02214 The Arcadia Consulting William Dickie & Mary Robertson Future Champion Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2)
2:40 02212 The QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle Race (A Limited Handicap) (Class 1) (Grade 2)
3:15 02215 The Scotty Brand Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Listed Race)
3:50 02211 The Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3)
4:25 02216 The Ayrshire Hospice Making Today Matter Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)
5:00 02213 The Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)
5:35 02219 The DBS Spring Sales Bumper (Class 2)

A revised running order for Friday 19th April is shown below:

2:10 02207 The West Sound Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 3)
2:40 02206 The Play Golf At Close House Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)
3:15 02205 The John Smith’s Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)
3:50 02201 The Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)
4:25 02203 The Equinity Intelligent Training Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)
4:55 02202 The Coral Backing Poppyscotland Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)
5:25 02204 The Western House Hotel Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)
5:55 02218 The Western House Hotel Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 4)

Full race conditions are available on racingadmin.co.uk under Fixtures and Races.