17:20 Ayr

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Virgin Bet Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.20
  • Place: £6.10

Form: 86-570

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden who needs to improve on her two handicap efforts, albeit may have been unsuited by heavy at Catterick recently.

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0

9

(2)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Min Till

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

upset in stalls, reared over backwards and unseated rider start

10/1

4th

7

(2)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Min Till

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

She was having just her second attempt over this trip when winning a C&D handicap last month, poaching enough of a lead in the final furlong to hold off the fast-finishing second; she'll need more to defy a small weights rise in a better race but that's not out of the question given her 2022 best.

3/1

1st

2

(2)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Min Till

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Got right back on track when second of ten in 7f handicap here in October; this course winner figures on a handy mark, so rates a big player off the same mark.

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 433122 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Raced only on good/firmer; consistent since June and was in particularly good form last month, opening his account at Musselburgh (7f) then finishing second twice at Carlisle; should go well again.

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6th

2

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

Monhammer

10st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

Acts on good to soft (unraced on slower); beaten favourite in similar event over C&D 12 days ago but wasn't disgraced on form; worthy of respect, having won a division of this contest (off 5lb lower) last year.

8/1

88

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Monhammer

8st 4lb

T: Linda Perratt

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 809455 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Formerly useful but losing run is mounting up and not solid judged on 2022 results, most recently fifth of eight at Carlisle.

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13th

19

(10)

1st Nov 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Redcar

Flying Pursuit

8st 7lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tim Easterby

prominent towards far side

25/1

12th

12

(5)

14th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:19 Redcar

Flying Pursuit

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tim Easterby

prominent up the centre, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14 in group

12/1

5th

6

(4)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:29 Ayr

Flying Pursuit

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, pushed along over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance final 110yds, no extra towards finish

13/2

Form: 722106 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Record of 2-17 on AW; only 1-16 on turf but the success came at this venue (1m, good; scored comfortably) three starts ago; however, she's now 1lb higher in a much deeper field.

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9th

9

(1)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:55 Ayr

Far From A Ruby

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Katie Scott

Defied a 10lb higher mark at this course (1m, good) last August; placed effort in 0-50 classified event here (1m, good to soft) eight days ago is inferior form; however, well treated if raising her game.

10/1

3rd

4

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:40 Ayr

Far From A Ruby

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Katie Scott

Her form has gone the wrong way this year and she's been well beaten at Musselburgh the last twice; however, she doesn't have a good record there whereas she's run several good races here, including when fourth of six over C&D as recently as May; could play a major role now back here.

13/2

7th

8

(7)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

21:00 Musselburgh

Far From A Ruby

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Katie Scott

mounted on course and taken down early, awkward start, soon recovered and prominent

10/1

Form: 794319 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Opened her account with an emphatic win at Ffos Las on most recent turf start, proving suited by the new trip (upped to 7.3f from sprinting); disappointing under a penalty at Newcastle (AW) but may have more to offer back on grass; remains of interest.

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11th

11

(4)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

13:30 Chepstow

Emerald Lady

9st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Nikki Evans

Did her racing for Karl Burke (picked up for £8,000 out of a seller) over shorter; finished lame on her comeback; drying weather would help but she'd be hard to recommend even then.

33/1

13th

8

(11)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:25 Bath

Emerald Lady

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Nikki Evans

Did her racing for Karl Burke, from whom she was picked up out of a seller (beaten-favourite) for £8,000 last autumn, over shorter; stamina would be a worry on the forecast ground on comeback (well beaten the only time she's run on going slower than good).

12/1

2nd

5

(5)

11th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Emerald Lady

8st 13lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

midfield, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied 1f out, kept on well final 110yds (vet said filly lost her right fore shoe)

11/4

7/1

Form: 220632 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

0-12 this term but he's currently in decent form, having been placed in reapplied blinkers the last twice, and remains favourably treated; dual C&D winner off higher marks in 2021; enters calculations.

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5th

6

(2)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

14:52 Ayr

Global Humor

8st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

walked to post, slowly away, awkward start, raced in last, some headway on far side of group from 3f out

7/4

2nd

6

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:45 Ayr

Global Humor

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

6/1

Form: 346722 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Raced only on good/firmer; 3yo maiden whose turn looks near, having posted solid efforts (behind subsequent winners) over 7f at this course and Musselburgh since fitted with visor; pulled clear of remainder last time; respected off unaltered mark in the retained headgear.

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3rd

7

(6)

25th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Timbukone

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway and prominent over 1f out, ridden when edged right and went third inside final furlong, kept on

13/2

9

(11)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:35 Ayr

Timbukone

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

7th

7

(2)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:20 Ayr

Timbukone

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, pushed along and headway 2f out, chased leaders and ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

7/2

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8th
2 (4)
Hajjam

25/1

Form: 714707 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Triple course winner but a shadow of his former self and sole win in 2022 came in a claimer; less convincing otherwise; tongue-tie goes on.

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8th

1

(5)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:10 Ayr

Hajjam

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

always towards rear, pushed along and struggling from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon hung left and beaten, never going well

12/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:29 Ayr

Hajjam

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

held up in rear, pushed along and brief headway 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

33/1

8th

2

(4)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:20 Ayr

Hajjam

9st 13lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Liam Bailey

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, minor headway and ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

25/1

Form: 976774

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

3yo maiden who has form figures of 6976774 in handicaps, reflecting a general lack of progress; modest fourth (beaten 6l) last time and needs to raise his game in new headgear.

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4th

6

(7)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mick McHugh

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

8

(11)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Mick McHugh

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

Has dropped a long way in the weights but he's 0-12 and has been beaten 5l or more in his last four runs; has another change of headgear but he looks opposable from tough draw back on AW.

14/1

9th

13

(11)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:20 Ayr

Mick McHugh

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, ridden on outer over 1f out, made no impression

16/1

14/1

Form: 74-6

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Minor form in three sprint races, latest at Doncaster in June (sole run this term); however, looks a possible improver now handicapping over a new trip; market support should be noted.

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2nd

4

(6)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

14:00 Brighton

Superstar Dj

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Richard Spencer

prominent, went second 4f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out

9/1

5th

1

(2)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:50 Brighton

Superstar Dj

9st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Richard Spencer

Off the mark in first-time blinkers at Southwell (1m, AW) in October and returned from break with pretty good effort over that C&D in February; had excuses when down the field on both starts in April (soft ground/bled from nose) and is a contender if all goes to plan here; now sports cheekpieces.

5/1

9th

7

(8)

25th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Superstar Dj

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

dwelt start, midfield

13/2

20/1

Form: -64687 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

AW winner in Ireland; respectable fourth at Haydock in July but hasn't built on it and overall record of late is not compelling.

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6th

2

(4)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Turbo Command

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Alison Hamilton

reluctant to load

5/2

3rd

8

(5)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Turbo Command

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Alison Hamilton

Has won two of his last four 7f starts (this track and Newcastle) but has a mixed record over 1m and the most prominent of his recent attempts at it came off his lower turf mark; has more to prove this time.

7/1

1st

3

(12)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Turbo Command

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Alison Hamilton

towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led final strides

16/1

12th
12 (13)
Rum Going On

7/1

Form: 242344 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Musselburgh (7f, good) in April then held his form well until a below-par effort last time; having been largely consistent, he could well bounce back; frame possibilities.

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12th

12

(13)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:20 Ayr

Rum Going On

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

midfield on outer, ridden and weakened 2f out

7/1

4th

3

(4)

26th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:52 Ffos Las

Rum Going On

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: John Quinn

prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/4

6th

9

(8)

27th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

20:30 Musselburgh

Rum Going On

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

raced in second, ridden and challenging 2f out, led 1f out, headed and edged left inside final furlong, lost second and no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

16/1

Form: 7-6446

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Similar profile to Mick McHugh as he's a 3yo maiden who needs to find belated improvement; now 0-6 in handicaps.

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13th

14

(3)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:20 Ayr

One More Try

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed after 2f, ridden and weakened over 2f out

16/1

6th

11

(6)

29th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

13:05 Southwell (AW)

One More Try

9st 5lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

12/1

4th

4

(5)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:18 Ayr

One More Try

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left and struggling over 1f out, soon beaten, lost shoe

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £1070.00
Straight Forecast £1094.60
Tricast £11623.80
Trifecta £25695.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Timbukone

Telegraph:

Monhammer

POSTDATA:

Global Humor

The Times:

Rum Going On

Daily Express:

Emerald Lady

The Star:

One More Try

The Sun:

Novak

NEWMARKET:

Superstar Dj

RP Ratings:

Timbukone

Daily Record:

Timbukone

The Guardian:

Monhammer

Daily Mirror:

Monhammer

Daily Mail:

Global Humor