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20:30 Ayr

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  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 294222 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Doesn't have the best of strike-rates, but is in good form at present having finished runner-up on last three starts, including over C&D; each-way chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f, lost ground quickly over 1f out

5/1

4th

3

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

No problem with a stiff 6f and there have been several good runs since returning to AW last October; could prove better drawn today than has been the case of late and he's one to consider.

9/2

4th

4

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner winner who went close at Southwell in December and was a good third at Wolverhampton next time; however, his form has dipped with sixth-place finishes over C&D the last twice and he needs to raise his game.

12/1

2nd
4 (10)
Rory

11/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 5-6456 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Habitual slow starter who often gives a good account but is rather tricky to win with; quite interesting on first run at 7f (all previous races over 5f/6f); however, usual cheekpieces left off and has a high draw to overcome.

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2nd

1

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

14:52 Ayr

Rory

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear, headway from 3f out, keeping on when ridden from 2f out, went second and kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

8th

9

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Enigmatic character who has yet to win beyond sprint distances but he seems to stay this trip; respectable run over C&D last week but not sure to reverse placings with One More Dream.

14/1

3rd

5

(1)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear

12/1

OUR TIP

13/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 40-036 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Capable on his day and on a good mark, but rather inconsistent; well beaten last time at Wetherby (1m, good); down in trip and hood now tried.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

7

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Made a successful stable debut at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) in March 2022, but 0-16 since and recent efforts don't suggest a return to winning form is imminent.

16/1

7th

6

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 7lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent after 1f

14/1

5th

4

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Sole win came on Tapeta last year; two good thirds this term (Polytrack/turf); weak in the betting and failed to land a blow two runs back from a break recently, with 1m2f against him latest; may do better in reapplied headgear.

12/1

Form: 6-0052 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Made all to win over C&D off 4lb higher in April last year; hasn't won since, but solid run when second off this mark at Musselburgh last week; could go well again.

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9th

9

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Merricourt

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has drawn a blank since winning in small field over C&D in April 2022; hasn't shaped too badly in some of his recent starts but he was down the field at Carlisle last time.

11/1

9th

3

(12)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Merricourt

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

No win since April 2022 (7f, Ayr) but has slipped to a workable mark, running consistently at Musselburgh; didn't enjoy a great deal of luck when a closing fourth over 7f there last week; returns to a trip which probably suits best; stablemate of Loom Large.

7/1

4th

8

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Merricourt

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Beaten 16 times since last win last April but he's run three good races over C&D this season and is edging down the weights; each-way possible.

9/1

9/1

Form: 564364 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Tough mare who has won ten of her 102 races (also placed on 21 occasions); close fourth at Newcastle last time but on a long losing run.

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8th

9

(8)

31st Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Ayr

Oriental Lilly

8st 9lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner but she's been operating off this basement mark without success for quite a while; others are preferred.

25/1

5th

12

(6)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:55 Ayr

Oriental Lilly

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

Losing spell goes back to 2021 and recent efforts don't particularly suggest she's about to regain the winning thread; opposed.

33/1

8th

12

(5)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Ayr

Oriental Lilly

8st 12lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

Took a division of this race from 6lb higher in 2021 and 7lb lower than when successful at Newcastle (6f, AW) later that year, but she has gone 27 starts without a win since then; hard to fancy.

25/1

Form: 332-74

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; has run well on occasions, usually from the front, and placed on 12 of his 20 starts but yet to win; runs over 7f for only the second time (good third in a Dundalk maiden only previous run at the trip); on a good mark; quite interesting.

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1st

5

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Stalingrad

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Patrick Chamings

23-race maiden; went close at Catterick (6f, good to firm) when 1lb higher on his penultimate start; eyecatching fourth despite a troubled passage at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) latest; back up 1lb; player on first run for Patrick Chamings (sold out of Grant Tuer's yard for 7,500gns).

7/1

4th

6

(6)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Stalingrad

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Still a maiden (0-22), but did well to finish so close to a nicely handicapped rival at Catterick (6f, good to firm; bit slipped and was difficult to steer) last week; is due a 2lb rise, so it'll come as no surprise if he's firmly on the premises.

4/1

2nd

6

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

21:00 Catterick

Stalingrad

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Grant Tuer

dwelt start and squeezed out start, took keen hold, raced in last, hung badly right home turn, pushed along and steady headway 2f out, ridden and keeping on inside final furlong, went second final strides

8/1

13/2

Form: 0190-7 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Hard puller who won here (7f, good to soft) and at Musselburgh (7f, good) last season; well beaten on reappearance, but should come on for the run and has possibilities from his good draw.

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Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

Form: 0-9161 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his last three races on the AW, both over 7f at Southwell; yet to win on turf; although well beaten the last time he ran over C&D, he wasn't in such good form at the time; may do better this time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

12/1

Form: 0598-5 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Quite useful in his heyday; has dropped to a good mark, but on a long losing run and yet to fire for this yard (last of five over 6f last time); blinkers on for first time (fair run on only attempt with a visor).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

9

(2)

19th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 5

17:27 Carlisle

Tangled

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Without a win since June 2021 and generally very disappointing since switching to current stable in October but some positives can be drawn from his recent run at Ayr and he's very well suited by this C&D; no forlorn hope in refitted cheekpieces.

20/1

7th

4

(8)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:45 Ayr

Tangled

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Losing run goes back two years; slow to find his feet for new yard despite taking a serious drop in the weights; has much to prove for now.

33/1

6th

4

(3)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ayr

Tangled

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

slowly away, towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong

10/1

66/1

Form: /5800-

Last run: 225 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at long odds in all starts; would be a surprise winner.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:37 Ayr

Royal Princess

9st 9lb

J: Archie Young

T: R Mike Smith

prominent on outer

50/1

8th

5

(7)

7th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Ayr

Royal Princess

9st 9lb

J: Archie Young

T: R Mike Smith

Yet to show any significant promise after seven starts and was a well-beaten 200-1 shot in a similar C&D race to this last month.

66/1

10th

10

(1)

9th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:40 Ayr

Royal Princess

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Has shown very little worthwhile form across her six starts.

33/1

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Exacta £238.00
Straight Forecast £218.90
Tricast £1439.30
Trifecta £1549.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Novak

RP RATINGS:

Merricourt

SPOTLIGHT:

Monhammer

D Express:

Fiftyshadesofred

The Guardian:

Turbo Command

The Star:

Stalingrad

TOPSPEED:

Tangled

Telegraph:

Novak

The Sun:

Novak

Daily Record:

Novak

The Times:

Merricourt

Daily Mail:

Merricourt

Daily Mirror:

Merricourt