August 06 / 18.45 Ayr

18.45 Ayr

Good

Scottish Sun Handicap

  • Prize money: £3888
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Scottish Sun Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 766303 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Losing run is mounting up but he's well treated on peak form and posted an encouraging effort (close third) over C&D most recently; withdrawn (upset in stalls) later in July; shortlisted.
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7

(5)

16th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 35y

Class 3

16:45 Hamilton

Highwaygrey

9st 5lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Back to form when winning at Ayr ten days ago (1m2f, good); up 4lb but has scored off higher marks in the past and one with a chance.

8/1

1st

1

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Highwaygrey

10st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

held up in last, smooth headway and going easily when joined leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and quickened 1f out, soon went clear, idled towards finish, comfortably

3/1

5

(7)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

14:55 Pontefract

Highwaygrey

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Beaten 17 times since his last win in April 2021 but, having dropped down the weights, he was a close third at Ayr a fortnight ago; won four times over C&D in 2020 (good/good to firm), including this race, and could play a leading role in first-time cheekpieces.

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 021573

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Scored at Hamilton (1m1f, good) in early June; creditable third when returned to that C&D (good to firm) last time, shaping as if he's worth another go at 1m2f; possibilities off unaltered mark.
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2nd

6

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Havana Party

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Iain Jardine

midfield and in touch with leaders, headway and joined leaders over 2f out, ridden and led 2f out, headed over 1f out, outpaced and held inside final furlong, kept on

5/1

6

(6)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Carlisle

Havana Party

9st 11lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Iain Jardine

Came from off the pace for clear win at Hamilton (1m1f, good) in June and put two lesser efforts behind him when third over that C&D 178 days ago; may need a career best to overcome current mark, though.

7/1

7th

3

(11)

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Ripon

Havana Party

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, made no impression

8/1

8/1

Form: 4-8649 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
1m2f winner for Andrew Balding; 0-6 for current yard (hurdles/Flat) but the drop back to this distance, combined with first-time cheekpieces, may have positive effect off a reduced mark.
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3rd

2

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Zuraig

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, towards rear and ridden early, headway and went second after 1f, ridden and every chance over 2f out, outpaced 1f out, kept on

8/1

9th

4

(8)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:00 York

Zuraig

10st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Iain Jardine

ducked left start, in rear, behind when ridden and no impression over 2f out

12/1

4th

5

(6)

4th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

15:35 Ayr

Zuraig

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression and never on terms

10/1

3/1

Form: 9-8431 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Steadily back to form this season, most recently recording a half-length success over C&D (on good ground) five days ago; still looks well treated even with a 4lb penalty (peak mark was 6lb higher); yet to win above Class 6 but warrants respect all the same.
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4th

9

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Ayr Poet

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

taken down early, raced in second, lost second and prominent after 1f, short of room 2f out, switched left and pushed along 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

3/1

1st

3

(3)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

13:48 Ayr

Ayr Poet

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

taken down early, prominent, shaken up over 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, hit on nose by rival's whip inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, kept on

4/1

3rd

6

(6)

19th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

13:50 Musselburgh

Ayr Poet

9st 4lb

J: Shannon Watts

T: Jim Goldie

led, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, just held third

12/1

14/1

Form: 668-45

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dual AW winner in Ireland; couple of below-par efforts for Robyn Brisland this year; withdrawn (upset in stalls) latest intended start; subsequently sold for 5,000gns; 0-12 on turf but market support should be noted on debut for new yard.
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5th

4

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Golden Valour

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong

14/1

9

(10)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 5

20:12 Goodwood

Golden Valour

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Robyn Brisland

25/1

5th

7

(4)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Golden Valour

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Robyn Brisland

On a competitive mark on last year's Irish form and it's possible he'll stay this far (unraced beyond 1m4f); fair fourth of six on last month's stable debut at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) but others are more compelling.

12/1

Form: 711178 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Form has dipped sharply in two starts since completing a C&D hat-trick; no change in his mark, which remains higher than for all wins; percentage call is to oppose.
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6th

8

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Flying Moon

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

midfield on outer, ridden over 2f out, dropped to rear and weakened final furlong

12/1

8th

8

(1)

30th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

20:00 Hamilton

Flying Moon

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

4/1

7th

6

(5)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Ayr

Flying Moon

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed after 1f, in touch with leaders and nudged along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, finished lame (vet said gelding was lame right hind)

7/2

Form: 612607 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
C&D winner (off 4lb lower) in April then went close at Hamilton; form has dipped since but the return to this venue, combined with drop back in trip/grade, may prompt a revival.
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7th

3

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Goodwood Glen

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

led, ridden and headed 2f out, lost position and dropped to last inside final furlong, soon weakened and became detached, finished lame

14/1

7th

7

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:00 York

Goodwood Glen

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

held up in behind leaders, pushed along 4f out, outpaced and ridden under 3f out, no impression from over 1f out

14/1

10th

5

(1)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

18:45 Musselburgh

Goodwood Glen

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

tracked leader on inner, ridden over 3f out, weakened quickly from over 1f out

12/1

Form: 664544 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Has a better strike-rate on AW than on turf; however, things haven't gone entirely his way in recent starts and he may pop up when the cards drop right; visored of late, now goes in reapplied cheekpieces; has slipped to a handy mark.
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12th

11

(10)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:15 Haydock

Bringitonboris

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced in last, shaken up under 3f out, soon edged left and outpaced, well held 1f out, tailed off (vet said gelding lost its left-fore shoe)

20/1

5

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Bringitonboris

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Keith Dalgleish

Has a better strike-rate on AW than on turf; however, things haven't gone entirely his way in recent starts and he may pop up when the cards drop right; visored of late, now goes in reapplied cheekpieces; has slipped to a handy mark.

11/2

4th

4

(1)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Redcar

Bringitonboris

9st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: Keith Dalgleish

in touch with leaders, ridden under 3f out, switched right over 1f out, went fourth final furlong, kept on, not reach leaders (kicked the running rail when leaving the parade ring; having been checked by the vet at the start, the gelding was deemed fit to race)

9/1

Form: 4-1658 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Veteran who his six course wins on his CV, the most recent on soft ground in May; not in anything like the same form since, however, and looks unlikely to repeat his 2018 success in this race.
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7

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Ayr

Royal Regent

9st 5lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Veteran who his six course wins on his CV, the most recent on soft ground in May; not in anything like the same form since, however, and looks unlikely to repeat his 2018 success in this race.

16/1

8th

3

(7)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Ayr

Royal Regent

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, pushed along to lead after 1f, headed 3f out, soon weakened and dropped to rear

25/1

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Non-runners

Bringitonboris

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Payout
Exacta £133.00
Straight Forecast £179.90
Tricast £1210.10
Trifecta £695.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bringitonboris

The Guardian:

Highwaygrey

Daily Mirror:

Ayr Poet

The Sun:

Zuraig

The Times:

Goodwood Glen

Daily Express:

Havana Party

POSTDATA:

Flying Moon

RP Ratings:

Bringitonboris

Telegraph:

Bringitonboris

Daily Record:

Ayr Poet

Daily Mail:

Highwaygrey

The Star:

Highwaygrey