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16:10 Ayr

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £8100
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 622/01 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who opened his account in Thirsk handicap (6f, good) last month when having second run back from lengthy absence; that form is strong (second/third have won since) and he's open to further progress; respected up 7lb.

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8th

7

(12)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Quest For Fun

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Closed out 2023 with a 5l win on heavy ground at Catterick (7f); on a clear career-high mark as a result but he shaped well when fourth of 11 on 7f Musselburgh reappearance 13 days ago, fading having been disputing the lead 1f out; stamina is the unknown, racing beyond 7f for the first time.

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 565538 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Generally respectable form in four runs since having wind surgery; losing spell goes back to 2020 but has possibilities if he takes well to first-time visor; stone below last winning mark.

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6th

7

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had a fine spell after moving to David O'Meara, with the Stewards' Cup the highlight of his 2023 campaign; ran well on his return to turf here 17 days ago, third of 18 and in front of some reopposing rivals; was well positioned there, though, and he may need slow ground to win races of this nature nowadays.

11/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 650051 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Narrowly justified favouritism in C&D contest (on good ground) 16 days ago, giving Jim Goldie his 1,000th winner as a trainer; remains well treated back up just 2lb, as he defied this mark in the Bronze Cup here (good to firm) last September; major contender.

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10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

10/1

Form: 6005-9 D

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has continued below his peak form in three starts since rejoining Richard Fahey, following a spell in Ireland; however, was useful as a 2yo and could turn things around off current mark.

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10th

3

(9)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:12 Nottingham

Summer Sands

10st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Richard Fahey

Smart 2yo for this yard but no win since his Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy success in October 2019; continues to drop in the weights but others look safer.

10/1

7th

3

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:14 Ayr

Summer Sands

10st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed but prominent after 2f

7/1

4th

1

(2)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Thirsk

Summer Sands

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent

8/1

Form: 079219 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Along with Call Me Ginger he's on the same mark as for an Ayr Bronze Cup success (2019); recent form includes a Catterick win (penultimate start); close second in this contest 12 months ago; enters calculations.

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5th

5

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Catterick

Music Society

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

Dual C&D winner in 2022; on a good mark now after a winless season in 2023 but didn't show a great deal on reappearance and others have stronger claims.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-2056 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/softer; mixed results over various trips this term; made all (off 3lb lower) in this race last year, recording a third C&D success, and looks interesting back in this scenario.

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3rd

5

(8)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

Black Friday

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Hold-up performer who hails from an in-form stable; these conditions suit and was a creditable fourth at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft, lost a hind shoe); a possible but has never run to his best here.

13/2

4th

7

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Black Friday

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

All wins at up to 7f but has bits of 1m form; the 9yo has an unimpressive strike-rate since 2021 and, back from a layoff, does not look the percentage call.

12/1

25/1

Form: 52-576 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Career started with two wins; 0-22 since, most recently last of six at Hamilton (5f) on debut for new stable; well handicapped on peak form but his losing streak is almost three years long.

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11th

12

(7)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Huraiz

9st 4lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Ewan Whillans

C&D winner but it is over four years since his last victory and his last two runs leave him with plenty to prove.

33/1

9th

11

(2)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Huraiz

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

His mark continues to fall but his close AW third last November was his sole bright point last season and he hasn't shone on either run this year; bolted before start and withdrawn at Newcastle recently (33-1 at the time).

33/1

2

(11)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Huraiz

9st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ewan Whillans

Won his first two starts as a 2yo including here (6f), but 0-30 since; 5lb lower than when beaten less than a length back here (6f) last November, but his profile is a concern and he needs the blinkers to make a difference.

12/1

7/1

Form: 451-04 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ran well in last year's Super Sprint, then won Newmarket novice event (6f, good to firm) on final 2yo start; possibly needed his reappearance run, then didn't quite get home over 7f back at Newmarket (with visor applied) last time; may improve returned to sprinting.

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13th

2

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Naas

Adnaan

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Winning juvenile in Britain in 2021; lightly raced since and no impression on his stable debut at Dundalk last month; others preferred.

25/1

12th

4

(14)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Adnaan

9st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Only win came at Newmarket in 2021; in poor form on turf when last seen and probably best watched on yard debut returning from seven months off.

33/1

13th

12

(9)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

17:45 Naas

Adnaan

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

midfield

20/1

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Tricast £507.80
Trifecta £680.00

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