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15:45 Ayr

Soft

Ayr Gold Cup Trial Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 16 runners
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Ayr Gold Cup Trial Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
15 (12)
Ramiro

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.30
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0-5522 BF

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo; 0-9 for current stable but has shown promising form in a hood this term, most recently second in lower grade at Chester (7f, soft) on Friday; removal of the headgear presents a dilemma.

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3rd

10

(21)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Ramiro

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

in touch with leaders, prominent when groups merged 3f out, switched right and challenging over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 220834 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Seems to handle any ground; retains ability aged eight and ties in with Tinto on latest effort; has a notable Ayr performance on his CV, having landed the 2019 Bronze Cup (off 1lb lower).

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3rd
8 (14)
Rock Melody

8/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 356611 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Got up close home in Class 4 contests over 5f on good ground at Musselburgh the last twice, shaping as if this return to 6f may prove no problem; the forecast slower surface is a different matter but she's hard to rule out; in top form.

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14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 14-306 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

6f scorer two years ago but has gained most wins at 5f, the most recent off 2lb higher in May 2022; below peak form when returned to this distance last time; opposed.

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5th

5

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, switched left and keeping on when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression when short of room inside final 110yds

11/4

1st

7

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out final 110yds, won going away

7/2

Form: 528118 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Acts on any ground; hindered by wide draw at Chester 16 days ago (final run for Keith Dalgleish) when bidding for a hat-trick; respectable record over C&D includes a close second (off top weight) in this race last year; not dismissed.

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6th

7

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had a fine spell after moving to David O'Meara, with the Stewards' Cup the highlight of his 2023 campaign; ran well on his return to turf here 17 days ago, third of 18 and in front of some reopposing rivals; was well positioned there, though, and he may need slow ground to win races of this nature nowadays.

11/1

20/1

Form: 730019 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Never figured from poor draw at Chester (6f, good) last month; better judged on Wetherby success (5.5f, good; got up on line) in May; however, bit to prove having gained all wins in lower grades.

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6th

3

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Ballyare

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Well below best during the AW season but made a quite encouraging return to turf when keeping-on fourth at Doncaster (5f, heavy) last month and is now 9lb lower than when scoring over C&D last season.

7/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 4-0543 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Acts on any ground; steadily back to form this season, most recently third over 6f at Thirsk; favourably handicapped off 3lb below last winning mark; enters calculations.

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7th

3

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Tinto

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

outpaced in rear

25/1

8/1

Form: /3-481 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Opened his account in 7f handicap here (soft) last week on debut for Tony Coyle; incurs 5lb penalty in this better race but has low mileage and may have more to offer for new yard; possibilities, provided he copes with drop in trip.

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9th

15

(11)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Thunder Roar

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Has an excellent record on soft/heavy; went down by half a length to Look Back Smiling in the Spring Mile at Doncaster and had that reopposing rival a place behind him when third in another useful handcap at Leicester last weekend; any easing of the ground in his favour.

6/1

3rd

7

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Thunder Roar

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Has form figures of 213112 on soft/heavy, on the latest occasion going down by half a length to Look Back Smiling in the Spring Mile at Doncaster; likely to give another good account.

4/1

14/1

Form: 627664 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/softer; triple C&D winner off higher marks; not disgraced, two places behind Manila Scouse, at this venue last week; 19-race losing sequence is the only negative.

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3rd

5

(8)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

Black Friday

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Hold-up performer who hails from an in-form stable; these conditions suit and was a creditable fourth at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft, lost a hind shoe); a possible but has never run to his best here.

13/2

4th

7

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Black Friday

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

All wins at up to 7f but has bits of 1m form; the 9yo has an unimpressive strike-rate since 2021 and, back from a layoff, does not look the percentage call.

12/1

16/1

Form: 65164 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Improvement over 7f in May, winning novice event at Wetherby (good) then sixth in York handicap; disappointing favourite dropped back to 6f last time; not fully exposed but needs to prove he's a sprinter.

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1st

7

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

American Affair

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Got his act together late last year and remains relatively unexposed, especially over this trip; closed out last season with an unlucky third off today's mark and goes on the shortlist.

5/1

13/2

Form: /23242 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on soft ground; novice winner as a 2yo then missed his 3yo season; encouraging form in handicaps this term, most recently second (behind a largely progressive sort) over C&D last Monday; proving consistent and gives the impression there's a race of this nature in him; respected.

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14/1

Form: 801462 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly in lower grades, creditable second at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) most recently; something to prove back at a better level, as his Class 3 record is unconvincing.

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20/1

Form: -70770 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well treated on best form for previous trainers; however, current mark reflects the unconvincing results he has produced for current stable; revival is required.

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Form: -18123 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Better than ever for new yard this term, including wins over 6f on soft ground at Redcar and Ripon; solid efforts at latter course (good/good to firm) the last twice; may still have more progress in him; shortlisted.

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8th

4

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Twelfth Knight

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, good headway when short of room against rail over 1f out, not recover

16/1

10/1

Form: 623355 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Last two races haven't panned out favourably and it's likely he remains in form; four starts at Ayr (good/good to soft) include two wins over 7f and an unlucky third over 6f; could go well.

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19th

19

(15)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Abduction

8st 6lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

40/1

25/1

Form: -71100 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Had an excuse (major traffic issues) at Beverley when bidding for a 5f hat-trick; 6f winner in the past but failed to show his form back over this trip last time; others preferred.

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Payout
Exacta £894.00
Straight Forecast £768.70
Tricast £20064.40
Trifecta £38332.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Manila Scouse

RP RATINGS:

Tinto

The Times:

Twelfth Knight

THE NORTH:

Abduction

Telegraph:

Thunder Roar

The Star:

Ramiro

D Express:

Twelfth Knight

TOPSPEED:

Manila Scouse

POSTDATA:

Manila Scouse

The Sun:

Manila Scouse

Daily Record:

Manila Scouse

Daily Mirror:

Abduction

The Guardian:

Tinto

Daily Mail:

Tinto