July 18 / 16.45 Ayr

16.45 Ayr

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Ayrshire Cancer Support Handicap

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Ayrshire Cancer Support Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: -31220 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Raised his game to win on AW on final start last term and carried that form over to turf this season, with a 6f win and two 7f seconds; he seemed to be disadvantaged by the draw in big field at York on latest outing and remains of interest.
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4th

1

(4)

5th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 4

15:40 Musselburgh

Brazen Bolt

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

prominent, pushed along 2f out, headway to challenge over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, kept on

4/1

3rd

2

(11)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 York

Brazen Bolt

10st 2lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: John Quinn

raced wide early, held up in rear, shaken up and headway over 2f out, ridden and went third over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

9/2

Form: 964510 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Not the force of old but won at Haydock at start of this month; like Brazen Bolt, he didn't have the best of draws at York nine days ago; probably on the premises.
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8th

13

(8)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Golden Apollo

9st 0lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

held up in midfield, switched right and raced near side home straight, ridden over 2f out, kept on final 110yds, never dangerous, 5th of 7 in group

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-3802 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Held up; had new headgear in each of his last three runs, back to form in a hood when beaten a neck in 15-runner race at Thirsk (7f) on latest; good chance that he will emerge late on for a prominent finish.
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1st

7

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

14:52 Redcar

Diamondonthehill

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway 2f out, pushed along and drifted left over 1f out, made challenge final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish

8/1

Form: -54128 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
1m had proved more fruitful until he scored narrowly over C&D in April, making all in a five-runner race; ran creditably next time but not at Musselburgh on latest; could bounce back (he's 3-9 at Ayr) and still find that others are now better handicapped.
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4th

1

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

Merricourt

10st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched right and headway 2f out, went fourth but no impression from over 1f out

7/2

3rd

7

(6)

5th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 4

15:40 Musselburgh

Merricourt

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

6/1

Form: 341342

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Two wins from 26 starts, latterly at Hamilton in May; back to form on latest start; has stuck to 6f this season but ran well on final 2021 start in her only appearance at this trip; another place is possible.
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5th

7

(10)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

20:45 Carlisle

Iris Dancer

10st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Tristan Davidson

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, some headway inside final furlong

7/2

Form: -76R66 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Refused to race on third appearance this season; however, latest start was easily his best show this term, cheekpieces (worn for his last four wins) return for first time this year and he's well handicapped judged on lots of 2021 form, including two C&D wins; big shout.
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11th

14

(7)

11th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

17:10 Lingfield (AW)

Global Humor

8st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Jim Goldie

towards rear of midfield, ridden and some headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong

16/1

2nd

3

(3)

5th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Musselburgh

Global Humor

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

held up in behind leaders, nudged along and waiting for room 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went second towards finish, no match for winner

11/4

2nd

1

(3)

29th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

20:50 Musselburgh

Global Humor

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

slightly hampered soon after start, held up in last, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on

7/2

Form: 143376

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
3yo who is often a front-runner but was not ideally drawn for that on latest outing; last three runs all suggest he needs to raise his game and, although there has been a fall in the weights, his AW record is more solid; visor then cheekpieces on last two outings, but neither today.
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6th

9

(7)

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:02 Ayr

Subjective Value

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

midfield, ridden on outer 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, beaten final 110yds

12/1

7th

6

(1)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

18:15 Pontefract

Subjective Value

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

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Betting Forcast

5/2 Brazen Bolt, 7/1 Golden Apollo, 7/2 Diamondonthehill, 12/1 Merricourt, 11/2 Iris Dancer, 7/1 Global Humor, 7/1 Subjective Value

Verdict

An encouraging show last week and the return of cheekpieces suggest that GLOBAL HUMOR (nap) is about to hit form. He will be well handicapped if that does indeed prove the case and he can add to last season’s two C&D wins. Most bring recent recommendations but Diamondonthehill (second choice), Iris Dancer and Brazen Bolt may provide the most resistance.[Richard Austen]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Diamondonthehill

SPOTLIGHT:

Global Humor

Daily Express:

Golden Apollo

Daily Record:

Iris Dancer

The Times:

Brazen Bolt

Daily Mirror:

Merricourt

Telegraph:

Diamondonthehill

The Guardian:

Diamondonthehill

Daily Mail:

Diamondonthehill

The Star:

Diamondonthehill

RP Ratings:

Global Humor

The Sun:

Golden Apollo