16:35 Ayr

Good To Soft

Tennent’s Lager Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Tennent’s Lager Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 221132 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner this summer (1m/1m2f) and ran right up to his best when keeping-on second at Carlisle (1m1f, good) three weeks ago; won't mind what the weather does and ought to be in the shake-up again.

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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

2nd
11 (11)
Zumaaty

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 189503 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Comfortable C&D winner on heavy ground last October; below best form since returning from a break in July but took big step back in right direction when keeping-on third at Hamilton (8.3f, good) this month and will need to be taken very seriously if conditions become testing.

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9th

9

(1)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zumaaty

9st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

Good return from a break when second over 8.6f here under Lewis Edmunds last month; hung left under pressure under a 7lb claimer when failing to build on that at Newcastle a week later but he has a rail on his inside this time and Edmunds is also back in the plate.

9/1

5th

8

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Zumaaty

8st 7lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Iain Jardine

No history of going well fresh so last week's Wolverhampton second when back from five months off was promising; promising apprentice takes off a valuable 7lb here and he's a strong contender.

7/4

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 652949 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Seemingly back in good form when second at Nottingham (8.3f, soft) in May but has quickly gone off the boil again since; on a very good mark now but needs combination of refitted cheekpieces and first-time tongue-tie to give him a shove forward.

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5th

7

(5)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:22 Nottingham

Dandy Maestro

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

midfield, headway 2f out, briefly went fourth 1f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

3rd

1

(12)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Dandy Maestro

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

Seemingly back in good form when second at Nottingham (8.3f, soft) in May but has quickly gone off the boil again since; on a very good mark now but needs combination of refitted cheekpieces and first-time tongue-tie to give him a shove forward.

12/1

20/1

Form: 809889

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has some very useful form on his CV but is yet to be placed after eight starts for new stable this season; not yet proven on ground slower than good and needs to turn a corner.

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7th

8

(11)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tuscan

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Showed useful form for previous yard; 0-11 for current stable but last few efforts, most recently going close off this mark at Leicester (7f) last week, suggest his turn is near; appears to have a leading chance (due to go up 3lb from tomorrow).

7/2

2nd

2

(8)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Leicester

Tuscan

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in rear, headway against far rail from 2f out, went third final 110yds, kept on, just failed

9/2

6th

8

(9)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tuscan

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Capable of smart form when trained by Charles Hills; struggled initially for this yard but there was much more encouragement off his much-reduced mark at Ayr last week (1m, good to soft), keeping on strongly having met trouble in running; can't discount now he's found his level.

11/2

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 250653 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Made all over C&D (good to firm) off today's mark on seasonal/stable debut in June and seemed to be getting back in the groove when keeping-on third at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) three weeks ago; also has form on ground slower than good; no surprise if he features.

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4

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Alpine Sierra

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Absent since AW defeat in October; successful at Ayr, albeit in Class 6, on most recent turf attempt (7f, soft) and on reappearance last term (1m, good to firm); not dismissed.

11/1

10th

7

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Alpine Sierra

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has done his winning in Scottish turf events, most recently at Ayr (7f) on latest outing; in good form but his mixed AW record leaves an air of uncertainty about this assignment.

9/1

14/1

Form: 371413 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won twice this summer (1m, AW/1m2f, good to soft); probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark and although he had been in good nick he dropped out here yesterday.

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4th

2

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Little Ted

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Has yet to run badly after seven starts over C&D and will be happier back down from 1m2f; all victories have come after a recent outing but he has more in his favour than most.

5/1

5th

2

(4)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Little Ted

9st 8lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

8/1

4th

8

(7)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Little Ted

9st 4lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent

11/4

Form: 754133 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Gained this season's win at Musselburgh (1m, good to firm) last month; both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable and he's versatile regarding ground but this veteran usually contests easier races than this.

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4th

7

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Chinese Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

towards rear

13/2

5th

7

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

14:05 Musselburgh

Chinese Spirit

10st 1lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: Linda Perratt

Only midfield at Ayr's big meeting last time but usually gives his running; might just be vulnerable in a Class 5.

8/1

14/1

Form: 259064

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden; initially very disappointing for new stable this summer but his 50-1 fourth at Carlisle (1m, good to soft) nine days ago was much more encouraging; now needs to build on that performance.

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8th

4

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Carlton

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Tracy Waggott

Allowed his own way at a steady pace when winning a small-field C&D handicap off 1lb lower in January; pulled hard and got stuck in the mud back from a break a fortnight ago, and needs to do much better.

12/1

10th

8

(5)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Carlton

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tracy Waggott

Dictated a steady gallop when off the mark over 1m4f at Newcastle (AW) and couldn't repeat those tactics back there in January; will do well to make all in this bigger field.

8/1

16/1

Form: 689993 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Hinted at possible upturn in fortunes when respectable third of six at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) on Sunday but that was just a 0-55 event and he still has a fair but to prove.

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12th

10

(5)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rogue Force

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

All three wins at Kempton (7f/1m) for Tom Clover and placed a couple of times on turf for this yard during the autumn; didn't enjoy the clearest of runs when ninth of 12 here (7f) five weeks ago, but wouldn't have won anyway and still to prove he can act on Tapeta.

20/1

0

7

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Rogue Force

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: R Mike Smith

Three-time Kempton winner for Tom Clover and has tumbled down the handicap on turf this year; a bit higher in the weights back on AW but has been showing enough on soft/heavy turf to suggest he's worth considering.

9/1

6th

8

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:20 Ayr

Rogue Force

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear, switched to near side 3f out, no impression from over 1f out

9/2

Form: -28276

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; suggested his turn might be near when second under very positive ride at Carlisle (1m1f, good to soft) in July but two lesser efforts have followed, the latter after he raced too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed); has a point to prove.

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2nd

11

(6)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Tremendous Times

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

0-10 but ran pretty well from the front to finish fourth when dropped back in trip over C&D (soft) last week; could make another bold bid.

9/1

4th

6

(6)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:57 Ayr

Tremendous Times

9st 11lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

led, edged right and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

10th

8

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Tremendous Times

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Eight-race maiden; suggested his turn might be near when second under very positive ride at Carlisle (1m1f, good to soft) in July but two lesser efforts have followed, the latter after he raced too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed); has a point to prove.

14/1

8/1

Form: -15244

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Not yet fully exposed after only seven runs and yet to run a bad race; shaped as though well worth a crack at 1m when keeping-on fourth at Wolverhampton (7f, AW; first-time cheekpieces) three weeks ago and soft ground won't bother her; high on the list.

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4th

11

(1)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Destined

9st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Dods

Has some respectable form over 6f/7f on turf/AW this term, including Redcar win, but is looking a rather exposed 3yo now; chance partly depends on how well she responds to new headgear.

20/1

6th

10

(8)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Destined

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

Stretched by 1m on turf 11 days ago but she'd been on an upward trajectory beforehand; likely the best is still to come from her.

10/1

11th

5

(10)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Destined

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Not yet fully exposed after only seven runs and yet to run a bad race; shaped as though well worth a crack at 1m when keeping-on fourth at Wolverhampton (7f, AW; first-time cheekpieces) three weeks ago and soft ground won't bother her; high on the list.

8/1

12th
6 (4)
No Barrier

12/1

Form: 834227

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Disappointed on latest outing six weeks ago and now 0-12 but lost out only by a neck off today's mark at Nottingham (8.3f, heavy; also suited by good) two starts ago and has obvious claims if back at that level here; blinkered for last three runs; cheekpieces refitted today.

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9th

16

(11)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

No Barrier

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

With blinkers added he finished runner-up from similar marks at Doncaster (1m, good) and Nottingham (1m, heavy) in the summer, but twice well held since (back in cheekpieces last time); now 0-13 and others are preferred.

20/1

12th

6

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

No Barrier

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Disappointed on latest outing six weeks ago and now 0-12 but lost out only by a neck off today's mark at Nottingham (8.3f, heavy; also suited by good) two starts ago and has obvious claims if back at that level here; blinkered for last three runs; cheekpieces refitted today.

12/1

7th

8

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

No Barrier

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kevin Ryan

0-11 and needs to prove he can get the job done but he's returned to form in these blinkers the last twice, finishing second at Doncaster (1m, good) and Nottingham (1m, heavy); can give another good account.

15/2

16/1

Form: 076365

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden; positives can be drawn from some of his recent efforts over 1m2f and he should be fine on today's ground but others have more pressing claims.

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11th

12

(2)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Two Rivers

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

led early, headed and raced in second after 2f

8/1

3rd

12

(9)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:40 Newcastle (AW)

Two Rivers

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, pressed leader

9/1

3rd

8

(1)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Two Rivers

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

in touch with leaders, outpaced 2f out, kept on from over 1f out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £336.00
Straight Forecast £321.70
Tricast £2223.30
Trifecta £3211.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Ayr Poet

RP RATINGS:

Alpine Sierra

SPOTLIGHT:

Zumaaty

Telegraph:

Tuscan

NEWMARKET:

Dandy Maestro

POSTDATA:

End Zone

The Guardian:

Alpine Sierra

D Express:

Alpine Sierra

The Times:

Zumaaty

Daily Mirror:

Ayr Poet

The Sun:

Ayr Poet

The Star:

Ayr Poet

Daily Record:

Ayr Poet