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18:37 Ayr

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 253343 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

His last win was at Ripon (1m2f, good) 12 months ago but he's been consistent since then and was beaten less than 2l at Hamilton (8.3f) last Saturday; now only 1lb higher than for that last success and he's respected back up in trip.

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

9th

6

(8)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:35 Southwell (AW)

Innse Gall

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Five-time winner when trained by Iain Jardine; attracted some support and ran creditably on his stable debut (C&D) six weeks ago; back to his last winning mark and he's not ruled out.

16/1

7th

2

(10)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell (AW)

Innse Gall

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Five turf wins, mostly over longer trips, for Iain Jardine; placed a few times on AW at Newcastle (1m2f) and returns to this sphere off a workable mark; drop back to 1m looks the negative on debut for new yard.

12/1

6th

1

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:35 York

Innse Gall

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

prominent, led after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 013594 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

On same mark as for her Musselburgh win (1m4f, good) in June but she's not easy to predict and has struggled in last two runs, including over C&D (soft) last time; hood now goes on and she needs to bounce back near best.

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9th

6

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Won off this mark at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in June and good second over this C&D (good) in August; has also run well on soft this term; however, she's finished down the field the last twice; has to get back on track.

16/1

5th

6

(4)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 3

15:40 Hamilton

Sophiesticate

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Jim Goldie

Resumed winning ways at Musselburgh (1m4f) in June and largely in good form since until beating only one at Ayr (1m2f) 11 days ago; this drop to 1m isn't certain to suit and she's 3lb out of the handicap too.

20/1

6th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

All wins in Scottish races on good ground (placed on soft once); ran creditably (2l second) in first-time hood over C&D most recently and again may not be far away; headgear retained.

13/2

3/1

Form: 652211 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

8yo who is as good as ever and has form figures of 2211 here in his last four runs; has a penalty for his C&D win (good to soft) on Monday but he finished well to beat a clear second in that race and is strongly respected.

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4

(2)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ayr Poet

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

All of his nine wins have come on turf but he's held his form since his last success at Ayr (1m2f) in September and has run well here (1m2f/7f) in last two starts; this big step back up in trip is a positive and he shouldn't be far away.

9/1

5th

11

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ayr Poet

8st 13lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Jim Goldie

Three wins at Ayr (1m-1m2f) this year and arrives on the back of some creditable placed efforts, the latest over 1m2f here; all 50 career starts over 1m+ so the unknown is whether he'll be fully effective over this shorter distance.

14/1

3rd

10

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ayr Poet

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

towards rear of midfield, steady headway from 4f out, bit short of room from over 2f out, switched left and on far side of group from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds

7/1

Form: 672542

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Has record of 2-39 and last win was in 2020 but he finished well to go close behind Ayr Poet over C&D (good to soft) on Monday; 1lb lower here and he's a big player if he can repeat that form.

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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

10th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Golden Valour

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Modest on the Flat nowadays and pulled up at 125-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Musselburgh; hard to fancy, even with visor back on.

100/1

13/2

Form: 49-714 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Regained the winning thread at Wetherby (1m2f, good) in May but he came up short back over C&D (fourth of ten) last month; that was a fair effort on slow ground but he finished behind Ayr Poet and needs to find more here.

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10th

2

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

13:50 Doncaster

Arch Moon

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

All wins on good/good to soft, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wetherby in May; form dipped at Ayr last time and he is now conceding weight to several 3yos who are much less exposed; opposed.

8/1

5th

2

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:37 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders on outer

13/2

4th

3

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, prominent, switched to near side over 2f out

9/2

20/1

Form: 458384

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Won on her nursery debut at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) last autumn but she's not gone on from that; has form at this trip and was a fair fourth at Kempton (1m, AW) last time but she's now 1-12 and is with another new yard; looks opposable on balance.

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4th

4

(2)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:20 Ayr

Zebra Star

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on

12/1

5th

10

(1)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

Zebra Star

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Below best over 1m2f (led) and 1m (held up) here since joining current yard; possibly not in the greatest form and chance partly depends on whether the return to 7f helps; 2yo win came at this trip.

12/1

9th

14

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Zebra Star

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: R Mike Smith

Inconsistent and was 7l sixth of seven on last month's stable debut here (1m2f, good); however, that doesn't tell the full story as this headstrong filly was clear at one point, and she could benefit from the drop back to 1m and the reapplication of a hood (worn on its own for the first time).

20/1

Form: 6-1498 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Returned to the Flat with a clearcut win at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) in April but was disappointing in next three runs and he struggled again on his switch back to hurdling last month; still 4lb higher than for his last success and has some questions to answer.

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9th

5

(6)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Lucinda Russell

Near miss over C&D in December off 1lb higher; well beaten twice since, although he had an excuse last time having gone off too fast in a 1m2f amateur event here 11 days ago; can do better today.

25/1

6th

2

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

11st 2lb

J: Miss Margot Scudamore

T: Lucinda Russell

None too consistent and followed close second over 7f here in December with a disappointing effort (pulled hard) over 1m; others appeal more.

16/1

11th

10

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flylikeaneagle

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Lucinda Russell

Looks better on the Flat (8-30) than over hurdles (0-9) and was only beaten a neck here (7f) last month; 1lb higher in a stronger race today and others appeal more for win purposes.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £283.00
Straight Forecast £302.40
Tricast £680.50
Trifecta £726.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Golden Valour

SPOTLIGHT:

Ayr Poet

Daily Mail:

Havana Party

The Sun:

Innse Gall

Telegraph:

Arch Moon

D Express:

Ayr Poet

The Star:

Ayr Poet

TOPSPEED:

Golden Valour

POSTDATA:

Golden Valour

The Times:

Golden Valour

The Guardian:

Golden Valour

Daily Mirror:

Golden Valour

Daily Record:

Golden Valour