August 04 / 18.53 Ayr

18.53 Ayr

Good

Tennent’s Lager Handicap

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Tennent’s Lager Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-0615 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Not aptly named as he's often slowly away, which cost him badly at Doncaster (7f) four weeks ago; won over that C&D the time before, taking well to cheekpieces, but he's a somewhat risky betting proposition.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Jump The Gun

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

slowly away, took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders, nudged along to lead on inner 2f out, clear when ridden 1f out, kept on well final furlong, comfortably

7/1

5th

1

(8)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Jump The Gun

10st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

slowly away, in rear, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

5/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -70162 CD BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Suited by good/firmer; in decent form having scored at Chester (7f) in June and finished second at Haydock last month; has a record of 2112 over this C&D and the most recent effort (last September) has been boosted by the useful winner since; solid chance back here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(5)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Poet’s Magic

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

in touch with leaders, pushed along and chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on but no impression final furlong

11/4

2nd

1

(3)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Haydock

Poet’s Magic

10st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Quinn

in touch with leaders, nudged along 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

4/1

6th

4

(2)

9th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 2

15:08 Chester

Poet’s Magic

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: John Quinn

led, soon joined, headed and pressed leader 4f out, ridden and led again 1f out, soon headed and lost two places, weakened final 110yds

11/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -70065 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Just 1-10 for the Gosden yard then 0-8 for Johnny Murtagh, so his strike-rate could be better; sold for 42,000gns since last run; however, has a good chance off current mark on debut for David O'Meara and this race could set up perfectly for him; the form of his 2021 Royal Ascot effort reads impressively in this context; interesting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(7)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Riot

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway final furlong, went third inside final 110yds

7/2

5th

9

(12)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Limerick

Riot

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, ridden and good headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish (trainer's rep reported that the ground had slowed throughout the day on its previous run and his charge had failed to act on it. He felt that today's more favourable ground conditions had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form)

9/1

6th

8

(5)

6th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Riot

9st 6lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, pushed along from under 3f out, minor headway when ridden 2f out, keeping on but no impression when bit short of room inside final furlong, not reach leaders

22/1

12/1

Form: 042746 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Four-time C&D winner but may need further now, having gained last four successes over 1m/1m1f; below par in his two attempts at 7f this term; mixed results since finishing second in the Carlisle Bell in June.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Tommy G

8st 11lb

J: Shannon Watts

T: Jim Goldie

towards rear of midfield, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong

12/1

4th

7

(9)

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:02 Ayr

Tommy G

9st 2lb

J: Shannon Watts

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear, pushed along when switched right and headway 2f out, kept on from 1f out, went fourth towards finish

14/1

7th

8

(3)

29th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 33y

Class 3

15:15 Musselburgh

Tommy G

8st 7lb

J: Shannon Watts

T: Jim Goldie

midfield on inner, pushed along 2f out, some headway when short of room 1f out, kept on (jockey said gelding suffered interference inside the final furlong)

8/1

Form: 141669

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
All wins over 6f, the most recent in Leicester seller four starts ago; below form in handicaps since; something to prove back up in distance (unconvincing record at 7f).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(8)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Nearly A Gonna

8st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12/1

9th

7

(2)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:25 York

Nearly A Gonna

9st 3lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on far side of group, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

6th

1

(6)

8th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

20:00 Chester

Nearly A Gonna

10st 3lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

bumped start, held up in midfield, ridden under 2f out, made no impression

6/1

16/1

Form: 92-007 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Triple 7f winner in blinkers/visor in Ireland; has not troubled the judge in three races, minus headgear, for new stable this season; best watched unless the market suggests a revival is expected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Cisco Disco

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, made no impression

16/1

7th

1

(6)

13th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

14:55 Catterick

Cisco Disco

10st 2lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Richard Fahey

always towards rear, soon became detached, lost touch over 2f out

25/1

13th

16

(6)

10th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:05 York

Cisco Disco

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, pushed along 3f out, outpaced and lost position 2f out, kept on inside final 110yds

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: -20566 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Suited by Ayr but has gained all course wins over 6f and had that scenario when making a creditable reappearance; below form over various trips (from 5f-1m) since; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(3)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Black Friday

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

midfield, pushed along on outer 3f out, weakened 2f out

10/1

6th

2

(4)

4th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Black Friday

10st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

led up the centre, headed and prominent 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

7/1

11/4

Form: 985401 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Scored three times (7f/1m) in 2021, including here; regained the winning thread in Class 2 optional claiming handicap at Pontefract (1m, good to firm) three weeks ago, making all; respected off only 2lb higher back down in trip/grade.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(4)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

18:53 Ayr

Ventura Rascal

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

led, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

11/4

1st

6

(7)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 2

19:24 Pontefract

Ventura Rascal

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

made all, 2 lengths ahead and ridden 2f out, faced challenge but kept on well final furlong

9/1

10th

5

(8)

24th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

18:50 Chester

Ventura Rascal

9st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

taken down early, in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and outpaced inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £189.00
Straight Forecast £157.30
Tricast £406.20
Trifecta £742.00

Selections

The Times:

Poet's Magic

SPOTLIGHT:

Riot

Telegraph:

Ventura Rascal

TOPSPEED:

Nearly A Gonna

Daily Mail:

Jump The Gun

Daily Express:

Black Friday

POSTDATA:

Tommy G

RP Ratings:

Riot

The Guardian:

Ventura Rascal

Daily Mirror:

Poet's Magic

The Sun:

Poet's Magic

The Star:

Poet's Magic

Daily Record:

Poet's Magic