August 01 / 15.48 Ayr

15.48 Ayr

Good

Book Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Classified Stakes

  • Prize money: £3348
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 7 runners
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Book Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Classified Stakes

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 67-743

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Best effort yet behind Retirement Beckons over C&D early last month, despite pulling hard in first-time cheekpieces; that gave him something to build on if more amenable switched to blinkers.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(2)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Mintnthat

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

made all, set steady pace, shaken up and increased tempo over 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, unchallenged

3/1

4th

8

(8)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 6

17:15 Hamilton

Mintnthat

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear of midfield, headway 2f out, chased leaders and ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

14/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 646213 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Been running consistently all summer and knows how to win, which sets him apart in this field; doubtful whether he'll be found a better opening again all season.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Ayr

Retirement Beckons

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Linda Perratt

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and challenging when went second over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well

5/1

2nd

5

(1)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Retirement Beckons

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Linda Perratt

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along when not clear run over 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, soon went second, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

7/4

3rd

7

(5)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Ayr

Retirement Beckons

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Linda Perratt

prominent, pushed along and made challenge 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on but lost second final strides

7/1

10/1

Form: 096750

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 44

Form & Verdict
Can pull hard and goes without the hood and tongue-tie this afternoon, which is a concern; has had plenty of chances and turned in far more poor efforts than good.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(4)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Big Dutchie

9st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Phillip Makin

took keen hold, raced in second, every chance and pushed along 3f out, ridden and lost two places over 1f out, soon outpaced, held but went third inside final 110yds

10/1

11th

9

(7)

17th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Redcar

Big Dutchie

9st 0lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

always towards rear

12/1

5th

2

(3)

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:12 Ayr

Big Dutchie

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

took keen hold, midfield, switched right over 2f out, headway and ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

16/1

Form: 443585

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Regressive maiden who stays further; again looked to have no excuses over C&D last time but that at least extended her consistent run in the cheekpieces and this is easier again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(3)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Kraken Filly

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and briefly went second over 1f out, held when lost third inside final 110yds

9/4

5th

6

(3)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Ayr

Kraken Filly

8st 12lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

12/1

8th

4

(8)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

20:30 Hamilton

Kraken Filly

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield on outer, going okay 3f out, pushed along 2f out, soon ridden, weakened from 1f out

10/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 87-867

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Maiden who went backwards for Jonathan Portman before picked up for 2,500gns; has struggled for her new yard, including when tailed off in the first-time tongue-tie here latterly.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(7)

9th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 6

20:00 Carlisle

Broadhaven

9st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

awkward start, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, bit short of room and switched right over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression

16/1

5th

2

(6)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Broadhaven

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, in rear but in touch with leaders, ridden on outer over 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out

16/1

7th

1

(3)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:54 Ayr

Broadhaven

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

awkward start, in touch with leaders on inner, nudged along over 3f out, soon struggling, got well behind from 2f out, tailed off

8/1

33/1

Form: 6087

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Poor in three maidens and not much better when behind three of today's rivals over C&D last time; is the lowest rated of these and will do well to get involved.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(7)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Calderbank

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: R Mike Smith

slowly into stride, raced wide, towards rear, headway and prominent after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

2nd

9

(2)

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:12 Ayr

Calderbank

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, ridden and outpaced when hung left over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, not reach leaders (jockey said filly hung left)

8/1

8th

7

(4)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:12 Ayr

Calderbank

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: R Mike Smith

never better than mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened from 3f out, behind from over 1f out

100/1

25/1

Form: 9066-

Last run: 304 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in four runs last year (7f-1m1f); is rated on the ceiling mark of 50 but it's hard to see how and he's not obviously fancied back from ten months off.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(5)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Ayr

Dark Eclipse

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Fred Watson

slowly into stride, took keen hold, raced in last, ridden and struggling over 2f out, soon lost touch

25/1

6th

2

(4)

1st Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dark Eclipse

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Fred Watson

Showed a bit more in the visor at Carlisle (7f) to be beaten about 11l; still makes no appeal in a race of this nature.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £165.00
Straight Forecast £157.30
Trifecta £621.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Retirement Beckons

Telegraph:

Mintnthat

RP Ratings:

Kraken Filly

The Sun:

Mintnthat

The Star:

Mintnthat

POSTDATA:

Kraken Filly

Daily Mail:

Kraken Filly

The Times:

Retirement Beckons

The Guardian:

Retirement Beckons

Daily Express:

Retirement Beckons

Daily Mirror:

Retirement Beckons

Daily Record:

Retirement Beckons