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16:20 Ayr

Soft

Afternoon Tea At Western House Hotel Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Afternoon Tea At Western House Hotel Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 24-561 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Had three of these behind when finally off the mark in first-time blinkers over C&D last Monday; is only 3lb higher under the penalty but has had her moments at the stalls and this is more competitive.

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8th

4

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:45 Ayr

See My Baby Jive

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Donald Whillans

Completed quick C&D hat-trick last July (good to soft/soft) and is now back on her last winning mark but she's been off since a below-par AW run in November.

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 452655 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Goes well here, has run well on this sort of ground before and arrives in form; has had no problem with 7f of late but a good test at this trip should be fine and has claims if the first-time visor (worn cheekpieces once before) helps.

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No Results Found

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 411621 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Four course wins, one over 1m2f and three in sprints (two for Joe Fanning) this year; won't mind the step back up from 5f, or the softer ground, under a 4lb penalty and holds decent claims once more.

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4th

12

(4)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

One Last Hug

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Jim Goldie

Versatile trip-wise having been placed at up to 1m5f, while his latest win came over 6f here in December; rather in and out since and he failed to beat a rival at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) six days ago; others safer.

25/1

9th

9

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

One Last Hug

8st 13lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Strong at the finish when landing a 6f handicap at Wolverhampton in December; good late headway over 6f here last week too; hard to win with but he's capable at this level.

14/1

4th

6

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

One Last Hug

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

towards rear, ran on from over 1f out, nearest finish

10/1

Form: -54892 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Won this race on fast ground last year off a 4lb higher mark; returned to form here last week, switched from the usual cheekpieces to a visor, and has fair claims of going back to back.

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5th

8

(9)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Musselburgh

Earn Your Stripes

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: R Mike Smith

Went close at Ayr (6f) in July and some fair runs since; this drop back to 5f is worth a go but she's been beaten on her last 14 starts and there's a suspicion she'll be vulnerable once more.

10/1

4th

7

(1)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Hamilton

Earn Your Stripes

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: R Mike Smith

Best effort this term when second at Ayr in July; won at this venue last season; has a fighting chance if back in top form.

7/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 077116 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Four-time course winner, including twice by a nose recently, latterly off a 2lb lower mark; does most racing on faster ground but is fine under today's conditions and wants considering for his in-form yard (also saddle One Last Hug and Genevieve).

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No Results Found

Form: 476152 D BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Habitual slow starter who can pull hard and who's twice been turned over as favourite since returned to turf; is surely capable off this mark if getting away on terms but therein likes the gamble.

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12th

8

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Captain Dandy

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Always prominent when scoring at Thirsk last September (6f, soft) but executed hold-up tactics successfully at Wolverhampton on last month's return to action; still feasibly weighted and drying ground won't be an issue (placed on good to firm).

8/1

Form: 124062 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Dual Tapeta winner who made the frame for the first time on turf when second at Hamilton (5f, soft) on Saturday, having been badly hampered at the start; today's return to 6f will suit; will need to be taken very seriously if he makes a quick reappearance.

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3rd

8

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Wee Fat Mac

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Won twice in December (latterly over C&D) and has remained in good form since; holds no secrets from the handicapper but ought to be on the premises again.

7/1

2nd

7

(1)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wee Fat Mac

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner in December and followed up at Newcastle (5f) six days later; two sound runs in defeat since but more will be needed to come out on top here.

6/1

8th
1 (14)
Elladora

5/1

Form: 061242 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Has plenty in her favour, as a previous course winner who stays 7f and is fully at home on this sort of ground; is 4lb above her highest successful mark but she arrives in good form and goes on the shortlist.

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5th

13

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Elladora

8st 11lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

soon disputed lead on outer, led from over 4f out

20/1

Form: 0-0408 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Two years since she won and she's struggled this season; only holds outside claims.

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10th

10

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:42 Catterick

Nodsasgoodasawink

9st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Linda Perratt

towards rear, outpaced before halfway, lost touch over 1f out, eased inside final furlong

33/1

13th

14

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Musselburgh

Nodsasgoodasawink

9st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Linda Perratt

Fair third of six at Hamilton two starts ago but that's as good as she's been this year and she needs a bigger performance today.

20/1

12th

13

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Hamilton

Nodsasgoodasawink

8st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Linda Perratt

Modest overall strike-rate and losing run goes back two years; recent form hadn't been too encouraging but she did keep on at one pace when third of six over 5f here yesterday.

20/1

Form: 612-84 C BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Best round here and started favourite for a similar race over C&D last Monday; offered more there behind See My Baby Jive and lesser-fancied stablemate Earn Your Stripes and, given that was just his second run in 11 months, is entitled to come on.

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11th

13

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Wrecked It Ralph

9st 0lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: R Mike Smith

On a competitive mark on this year's best efforts here (5f/6f, including on soft ground); however, he's been well beaten the last twice and his stamina isn't guaranteed now back up in trip; cheekpieces go on.

33/1

9th

9

(3)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 5

17:10 Hamilton

Wrecked It Ralph

8st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: R Mike Smith

in rear towards far side throughout, lost touch over 1f out

12/1

10th

7

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:07 Ayr

Wrecked It Ralph

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

dwelt start, towards rear

5/1

Form: 155-56 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Below par in two runs in the spring and has been given a two-month break; followers pinning their hopes on the return of the cheekpieces, worn for last autumn's win, bringing about a revival.

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No Results Found

33/1

Form: 831-87 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Picked up for 10,000gns after winning a Polytrack novice for Kevin Philippart De Foy last summer; has turned in two poor efforts for her new yard since returning from a year off and can't be recommend.

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11th

8

(12)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mai Alward

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

6f AW winner for another yard as 2yo; only once run to form in handicaps for new yard (7f, Tapeta; blinkered for the first time) and she's suffered heavy defeats on her last three starts; headgear absent today; risky.

25/1

11th

8

(2)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Mai Alward

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Tristan Davidson

in touch with leaders on far side of group, weakened over 1f out

20/1

10th

3

(7)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Thirsk

Mai Alward

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Tristan Davidson

Has shown best form when racing handily and was likely unsuited by being unable to adopt those tactics at Newcastle (6f, AW) last week; possibilities off current mark if this pans out better with headgear reapplied.

8/1

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Non-runners

Burtonlodge Beauty, Genevieve

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Payout
Exacta £1231.00
Straight Forecast £980.10
Tricast £5946.90
Trifecta £10615.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

One Last Hug

RP RATINGS:

Elladora

The Times:

Earn Your Stripes

The Star:

See My Baby Jive

D Express:

Global Humor

Daily Mirror:

Earn Your Stripes

Telegraph:

Elladora

The Guardian:

Elladora

POSTDATA:

One Last Hug

Daily Mail:

One Last Hug

The Sun:

One Last Hug

Daily Record:

One Last Hug