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14:30 Ayr

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 5f 26y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 0/112- BF

Last run: 276 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who was a big improver when switched to staying handicaps on AW last autumn; won over 1m6f at Southwell and Wolverhampton in his first two runs after a lengthy absence and was close second in hat-trick bid at Newcastle (2m) last October; now returns to turf after another layoff but he's a brother to a useful slow-ground winner and is open to more progress; key player.

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0

22

(21)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Golden Shot

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Made it 4-6 in handicaps when drawing 27l clear at Ffos Las (1m6f, soft; 10lb higher today) in August, making most in an amateurs' race; failed to replicate that form under a penalty on good ground one week later but he stays at least 2m and a return to soft ground would presumably be a big help.

25/1

4th

6

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Golden Shot

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Made it 4-6 in handicaps when sauntering to a 27l success last week at Ffos Las (1m6f, soft); probably handled conditions better than his rivals but he's clearly well-in with just a 5lb penalty.

5/4

1st

4

(6)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Ffos Las

Golden Shot

10st 13lb

J: Mr Frederick Daly

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, headed 6f out, going easily when led again over 4f out, soon up the centre, shaken up and went clear over 2f out, went further clear inside final furlong, easily

5/4

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 652112 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Took a while to get his head in front but he won at Carlisle (2m1f, good to firm) and Hamilton (1m5f, good to soft) last month before a close second in his hat-trick bid at Carlisle (1m5f, soft) last Saturday; only 1lb higher on this drop back in grade and he's strongly respected.

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6th

9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Two Auld Pals

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Fair Flat racer who made a solid start to hurdling career in novice company last season before winning over C&D (heavy) on handicap debut six weeks ago; yet to race on ground quicker than soft in this sphere and could quite plausibly display improvement on this quicker surface.

11/2

1st

3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Two Auld Pals

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Fair Flat racer who has made the frame on all three hurdling starts, most recently when third in Ayr novice (2m, heavy) last month; could quite plausibly have improvement to come in handicaps; one to consider.

2/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 745254 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Some fair efforts off a sliding mark at up 1m6f this season but he's now now 0-26 since his last win two years ago and others are more persuasive.

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3rd

13

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Glasses Up

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Seven course wins, most recently when gamely making all over this trip last August; out of form on AW when last seen in autumn, though, and does not have a good record when fresh.

16/1

14/1

Form: 5419/5

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Flat (2m, good) and dual hurdle (2m/2m1f) winner in Ireland in 2021 but unplaced in all eight starts for Iain Jardine since the autumn; mark continues to fall but he was beaten 7l back on the Flat at Musselburgh last time and others are preferred.

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0

3

(13)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Excelcius

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

slowly away, switched right soon after start, raced in last soon after start

12/1

7th

1

(10)

4th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Excelcius

11st 4lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

never better than midfield

12/1

4th

4

(2)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Excelcius

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Flat (2m, good) and dual hurdle (2m/2m1f) winner in Ireland in 2021 but unplaced in all eight starts for Iain Jardine since the autumn; mark continues to fall but he was beaten 7l back on the Flat at Musselburgh last time and others are preferred.

14/1

6/1

Form: -33273

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

His last success was over 2m (good) in the autumn but that came off 1lb higher and he returned to form with a creditable third at Epsom (1m4f, good to soft) 19 days ago; now drops back in grade and he could be dangerous back up in trip.

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4th

6

(6)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Ghadbbaan

9st 3lb

J: Archie Young

T: Sam England

Exposed sort who stays 2m well, is on a good mark and ran well to be third at Wolverhampton (2m) last time; chance.

4/1

3rd

1

(12)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ghadbbaan

9st 9lb

J: Archie Young

T: Sam England

held up in rear

20/1

7th

4

(2)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Ghadbbaan

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sam England

midfield

16/1

10/1

Form: 1-4534

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Ended last year with two Southwell wins and he's run well on Tapeta (1m6f) and Polytrack (1m3f) in his last two runs; conditions should be fine on this switch back to turf and he has each-way claims.

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8th

3

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Lednikov

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

11th

6

(3)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lednikov

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ivan Furtado

Won twice at Southwell (1m3f/1m4f) at the end of 2022, but 0-8 last year despite having dropped below his last winning mark for his last four outings; returns from five months off and market helpful.

9/1

33/1

Form: 522-00

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Ended last year with two runner-up efforts in 1m4f handicaps (soft/AW) but he's struggled in both runs this season and is now 0-17 since his sole win in September 2020; others are more convincing.

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1st

2

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Ebony Maw

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Won twice on heavy ground (once over C&D) in the autumn and bumped into a big improver when well-held second at Thirsk (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; evidently in good nick but may not be seen to quite the same effect on this less testing ground; tongue-tie added.

9/2

25/1

Form: 6/0/6-

Last run: 332 days

W: 8st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, soft) last September but he's unseated and refused to race at that track in his two assignments this summer; overall record now stands at 1-27 and he has plenty to prove back on the Flat.

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5th

3

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

Go Bob Go

11st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

reluctant to race, lost many lengths start, in rear, joined main group 3rd, some headway after 8th

12/1

8th

9

(1)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Go Bob Go

8st 4lb

J: Erika Parkinson

T: R Mike Smith

Won over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, soft) last September but he's unseated and refused to race at that track in his two assignments this summer; overall record now stands at 1-27 and he has plenty to prove back on the Flat.

25/1

0

3

16th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:40 Perth

Go Bob Go

10st 5lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

refused to race

5/1

Form: 09990-

Last run: 310 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Useful for Mark Johnston in 2020/21, winning twice including a 1m4f York handicap; not so good since and was a well-beaten fourth when switched to hurdling here in his final run last year; on dangerous mark back in this sphere but has quite a lot to prove after 273 days off.

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5th

5

(2)

31st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Ayr

Kondo Isami

9st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Yard has won two of the last three runnings and his mark continues to fall; however, he struggled last year and was tailed off on last week's reappearance here; a first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

40/1

9th

2

(9)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Kondo Isami

9st 9lb

J: Curtis Wilson-Ruddock

T: R Mike Smith

Useful for Mark Johnston in 2020/21, winning twice including a 1m4f York handicap; not so good since and was a well-beaten fourth when switched to hurdling here in his final run last year; on dangerous mark back in this sphere but has quite a lot to prove after 273 days off.

25/1

3

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Ayr

Kondo Isami

11st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Quite useful for Mark Johnston on the Flat in 2020/21, winning twice including a 1m4f York handicap; not so good since and was a well-beaten fourth in a fair C&D novice on hurdles debut last month (good to soft; 14l behind runner-up Maughold Head); a bit to find.

20/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Two Auld Pals

NEWMARKET:

Golden Shot

RP RATINGS:

Excelcius

Daily Mail:

Ghadbbaan

POSTDATA:

Two Auld Pals

D Express:

Two Auld Pals

Daily Mirror:

Two Auld Pals

The Star:

Two Auld Pals

Daily Record:

Two Auld Pals

The Times:

Golden Shot

Telegraph:

Golden Shot

The Guardian:

Golden Shot

The Sun:

Golden Shot