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16:10 Ayr

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  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.70
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 68807- CD

Last run: 202 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Course regular with modest 2-35 career strike-rate; well handicapped on pick of last season's placed form but wasn't firing on all cylinders when last seen in the autumn.

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12th

13

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

Royal Countess

8st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: R Mike Smith

Three-time course winner (1m2f, soft/good to soft), the latest in May off today's mark; returns to Ayr after two heavy defeats at Hamilton but she failed to shine here in July/August; arrives with something to prove.

20/1

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11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 86408- CD

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Struck form and won three in a row over C&D last May-July; not seen since two substandard runs in the autumn but has pretty good record when fresh in recent years and enters calculations.

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6th

5

(1)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 6

14:05 Carlisle

Flying Moon

10st 10lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: R Mike Smith

reared start, took keen hold, prominent, weakened from 2f out

11/2

5th

2

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

20:00 Hamilton

Flying Moon

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

Does most racing over shorter but has won over C&D, one of three victories here; remains on a handy mark and, like many from this yard, he has been running fairly well without winning; this task is a bit easier.

5/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 23238- D

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Not seen since a below-par AW run in October but was placed four consecutive times over 1m2f on turf last summer/autumn and has obvious claims if judged on those exploits.

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11th

10

(10)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Berry Edge

9st 3lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

His only win came back in July 2021; promising return to action at Nottingham three weeks ago when narrowly beaten into fourth (second has won easily since); each-way claims off the same mark.

8/1

4th

10

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Berry Edge

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: David Thompson

Poor 1-21 strike-rate and failed to threaten last year on final few runs for Michael Dods, but he's dropped to an attractive mark and has a pretty solid reappearance record; not written off on stable debut (same owners).

16/1

Form: 12345-

Last run: 230 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won twice for Jim Goldie last season (1m4f/1m3f) and is back on a workable mark now but has fitness to prove after 230-day absence and this drop back to 1m2f is probably not ideal.

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6th

8

(6)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Graces Quest

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

17

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graces Quest

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

5th

5

(12)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Graces Quest

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear, outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, too much to do

100/30

16/1

Form: 1762/

Last run: 934 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Placed off lowly mark over hurdles here in March but hasn't run on the Flat since 2020 and current ability in this sphere is hard to gauge.

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8th

8

(9)

25th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; opposable.

10/1

10th

5

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

20:00 Hamilton

My Macho Man

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Katie Scott

Winless since his 3yo debut and has regressed under both codes in recent times; won't mind the softer ground, down another 3lb and going without the usual headgear by way of a change.

20/1

7th

3

(1)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:05 Musselburgh

My Macho Man

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

Debut AW winner (1m) who is on a 29-race losing run; last of seven when stepped up to 1m5f at Ayr latest; has finished runner-up over C&D (soft) previously; given a chance by the handicapper now, so not written off.

20/1

Form: 610-80 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Scored off today's mark for Kevin Ryan at Redcar (1m2f, good to soft) in October but left that stable after a poor performance three weeks later and also struggled on both starts for David O'Meara last month; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor here; needs to stop the rot.

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1st

2

(8)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

20:22 Carlisle

Kalahari Prince

9st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

held up in rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, led and ridden over 1f out, went clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish

3/1

2nd

2

(11)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:05 Musselburgh

Kalahari Prince

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

1m2f winner (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last October, when with Kevin Ryan; below that level of form this season but his better efforts give him an each-way chance.

8/1

Form: 74364-

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Signed off with respectable fourth at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in October but is yet to add to his two Irish wins during 2019-20 AW season and others have more pressing claims.

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10th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Golden Valour

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

raced wide, in touch with leaders

50/1

8/1

Form: 63146-

Last run: 198 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Hamilton was her regular haunt last season and she made all twice there (1m3f/1m4f); returns on a fairly tough mark, though, and may find 1m2f on this easier track an inadequate test.

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6th

11

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lochnaver

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away, in rear early, headway into midfield after 1f

12/1

4th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lochnaver

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Didn't have the race run to suit down to 1m here last Friday and needs considering on her previous C&D near-miss (four of tonight's rivals behind); goes on the shortlist.

5/1

5th

12

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lochnaver

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jim Goldie

Well handicapped and travelled well before going down narrowly over 1m2f here recently; the obvious worry is that it's been a long time since she ran over 1m (stays 1m4f).

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £487.00
Straight Forecast £444.40
Tricast £1745.50
Trifecta £2367.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Berry Edge

Telegraph:

Graces Quest

Daily Mail:

Flying Moon

D Express:

Golden Valour

The Guardian:

Lochnaver

RP Ratings:

Royal Countess

The Star:

Graces Quest

POSTDATA:

Berry Edge

The Times:

Berry Edge

Daily Mirror:

Berry Edge

The Sun:

Flying Moon

Daily Record:

Golden Valour