13:50 Ayr

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Doonside Cup Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £34026
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Doonside Cup Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -43101 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Took his record on soft ground to 3-3 when bolting up in 1m2f Glorious Goodwood handicap in August; that was the performance of one who can make his mark outside of handicaps.

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

5th

9

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Royal Rhyme

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, prominent, raced in second 6f out, briefly led 2f out

14/1

1st

6

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Royal Rhyme

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, chased clear leader, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong

13/8

9/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 461713 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Sixth win since joining this yard when just clinging on in the John Smith's Cup at York (about 1m2f, good to soft) in July; recorded another really smart handicap performance when third of 15 to Ancient Rome at Glorious Goodwood (1m2f, good to soft) since; has struggled to make an impact in three previous attempts at Listed level but it should be a different story this afternoon.

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

2nd

3

(4)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Pride Of America

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Amy Murphy

led, headed but prominent 4f out, led again under 3f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final 110yds, just failed

6/4

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Pride Of America

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/4

3rd

2

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Pride Of America

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

took keen hold, soon led

8/1

5/1

Form: 76-743 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Group 1 winner on testing ground in Ireland in spring 2021; seemingly not capable of close to that form nowadays but his latest third in Group 3 at the Curragh (1m2f, good) shows he's still useful.

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

9th

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Helvic Dream

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Off the mark in this sphere with a maiden hurdle success at Navan (form boosted since); 10l behind Fun Fun Fun in Grade 3 at Naas since; needs to step again to defy this mark but he's lightly raced over hurdles and he's rated 105 on the Flat so it would be no surprise if he can get involved.

5/1

4th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

13:42 Naas

Helvic Dream

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

10/1

Form: -65500

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Very capable but he's drawn a blank since his soft-ground debut success at Goodwood in July 2021 and recent efforts suggest he's highly unlikely to be snapping that losing run here.

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

4th

2

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Imperial Fighter

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear of midfield, headway 3f out, weakened from 2f out

33/1

11th

4

(15)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Imperial Fighter

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in rear

16/1

23th

4

(15)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Imperial Fighter

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

0-9 since 2yo debut win; well treated on some Group efforts, notably third in last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas; doesn't appeal on 2023 form in small-field events, beating a total of one rival; handicap debut.

33/1

9/1

Form: 514-0

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Useful at two (won novice and fourth in 1m2f Group 3); gelded prior to finishing well held in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot (1m6f, good) on his reappearance in June, after which he left Ralph Beckett; takes a significant drop back in trip now starting out for Kevin Ryan after another three months off.

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

8th

8

(8)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Batemans Bay

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Ryan

led

16/1

9th

3

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Batemans Bay

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

8th

7

(13)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Batemans Bay

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, in rear

12/1

Form: 13100-

Last run: 365 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Persistent tail-flasher but it didn't stop her winning the Group 3 Sweet Solera at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) last August; found life much tougher in stronger Group races in the autumn and now makes a belated reappearance over a 3f longer trip.

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

3rd

2

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Lingfield (AW)

Lakota Sioux

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charlie Johnston

Persistent tail-flasher who won the Group 3 Sweet Solera at Newmarket (7f) last August; well below that form in next three runs but she got back on track with a creditable fifth of 13 in a Listed race at Newcastle (1m2f, AW; 50-1) last month; now makes her belated handicap debut and has each-way claims if she can build on that last run.

9/1

5th

12

(6)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lakota Sioux

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Persistent tail-flasher but it didn't stop her winning the Group 3 Sweet Solera at Newmarket (7f) last August; however, she found life much tougher in stronger Group races later in her 2yo campaign and was well below par when sixth of seven in a 1m2f Ayr Listed race on her belated reappearance in September.

33/1

6th

7

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Lakota Sioux

8st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in third, flashed tail repeatedly and weakened from over 2f out

12/1

10/1

Form: 2512-

Last run: 341 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Went close in 1m Listed race at Pontefract (good to soft) on final 2yo start; this sister to the yard's 1m4f Group 3 winner Antonia De Vega has the potential for better again now stepping up in trip but the length of absence has to be a bit of a concern.

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

14th

12

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Luckin Brew

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Kempton novice winner (1m, Polytrack) in September last year and just lost out in a Pontefract Listed contest (1m, good to soft) the following month; failed to beat a rival on her return from 341 days off at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) in September and that leaves her with enough to prove.

6/1

7th

8

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Luckin Brew

8st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, weakened 3f out, soon eased

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £41.00
Straight Forecast £39.80
Trifecta £107.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Rhyme

RP RATINGS:

Pride Of America

D Express:

Luckin Brew

Daily Record:

Helvic Dream

POSTDATA:

Royal Rhyme

The Times:

Royal Rhyme

Telegraph:

Royal Rhyme

Daily Mail:

Royal Rhyme

The Star:

Royal Rhyme

TOPSPEED:

Pride Of America

NEWMARKET:

Pride Of America

The Guardian:

Pride Of America

Daily Mirror:

Pride Of America

The Sun:

Pride Of America