August 06 / 20.15 Ayr

20.15 Ayr

Good

Specsavers Handicap

  • Prize money: £3888
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Specsavers Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 054463 BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
4yo maiden who has raced almost exclusively at this course; has some encouraging form this summer, most recently 2l third over 7f on Monday when well-backed favourite in lower grade; not without a chance.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

Judgment Call

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

mounted in chute, made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on strongly final furlong, readily

6/1

3rd

1

(7)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:18 Ayr

Judgment Call

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Linda Perratt

raced in second, shaken up over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

4/1

6th

13

(8)

25th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Judgment Call

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Linda Perratt

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: -23467

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
3yo maiden who ran well (second off 5lb higher) over C&D on handicap/seasonal debut; has regressed steadily (over 1m-1m3f) since but the return to this scenario, combined with new headgear, may have positive effect.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

Timbukone

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, headway on inner and went second over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

10/1

7th

4

(6)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Ayr

Timbukone

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

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

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 40-772 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won on soft/heavy as a 2yo; clear signs of a return to form at Haydock (7f, good to soft; finished second) last month; the forecast ground isn't optimal but he remains well handicapped off current mark and is one for the shortlist.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

midfield, ridden over 2f out, went third 2f out, soon hung left and no impression

4/1

2nd

8

(1)

1st Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

20:40 Haydock

First Greyed

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Dods

prominent, ridden and led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

10/1

7th

5

(9)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:35 Thirsk

First Greyed

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

OUR TIP

Form: 541282 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Three-time course winner (7f/1m); creditable second back here (7f, good) last month, having dictated the pace; has a fighting chance off the same mark; close third, from off the pace, at Musselburgh yesterday.
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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: 618357 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Scored on the Tapata at Wolverhampton (7f) in May; inconsistent otherwise this year, including on turf; capable of going well off this mark but not sure what to expect.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

Eternal Glory

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

taken down early, steadied start, took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression and no chance when switched right over 1f out

12/1

7th

3

(7)

24th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Eternal Glory

9st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

raced wide, midfield, pushed along before halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon lost ground, eased final 110yds

11/2

5th

5

(4)

11th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eternal Glory

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

taken down early, took keen hold, raced in second, lost two places and pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, held when switched right inside final furlong

9/1

Form: 00-058

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Unraced on ground firmer than good; well treated on best efforts but he's 0-15 and doesn't look particularly solid on 2022 form; others are more appealing.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

Blowing Wind

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost position and beaten 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

8th

5

(3)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Blowing Wind

9st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

never better than mid-division, raced centre

10/1

5th

3

(8)

18th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:55 Ayr

Blowing Wind

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Form: 058072 C

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Has lacked consistency but he ran well in first-time blinkers as Newcastle (7f, AW; finished second) on Wednesday and may well back up that effort with the blinds retained; respected off 3lb lower returned to the scene of his sole win (debut).
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

6

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

St Andrew’s Castle

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Iain Jardine

slowly away and lost many lengths start, always towards rear

7/2

2nd

5

(7)

3rd Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

St Andrew’s Castle

9st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Iain Jardine

pressed leader, pushed along and led narrowly over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish

12/1

7th

5

(6)

25th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:10 Ayr

St Andrew’s Castle

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

midfield, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

Form: 5830-6 D

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Formerly useful but he's on a three-year losing spell; 0-10 and inconsistent for current yard; however, has a good chance off current mark provided he's helped by wind surgery.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:15 Ayr

Three Saints Bay

10st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Liam Bailey

raced in second, pushed along and lost position over 2f out, soon weakened, got well behind inside final furlong

6/1

6th

4

(4)

28th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 5

17:05 Musselburgh

Three Saints Bay

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

11th

2

(6)

11th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 33y

Class 5

13:25 Musselburgh

Three Saints Bay

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Liam Bailey

Losing spell goes back to 2019 but he has come a long way down the weights and wasn't beaten far over C&D last month; remains very well treated on his useful peak form for previous yard; not dismissed.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £427.00
Straight Forecast £441.70
Tricast £2018.20
Trifecta £1950.00

Selections

The Times:

First Greyed

SPOTLIGHT:

St Andrew's Castle

POSTDATA:

Merricourt

Telegraph:

Three Saints Bay

RP Ratings:

St Andrew's Castle

The Guardian:

First Greyed

Daily Express:

First Greyed

Daily Record:

First Greyed

Daily Mail:

Merricourt

Daily Mirror:

Merricourt

The Star:

Three Saints Bay