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15:15 Ayr

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 122-57

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Irish-trained filly who was a clear second over C&D (good to soft) in the autumn and returns here after two respectable 7f runs on slow ground this spring; no surprise if she features.

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1st

5

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Fiver Friday

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Paul Traynor

Irish-trained filly who was a clear second over C&D (good to soft) in the autumn and returns here after two respectable 7f runs on slow ground this spring; no surprise if she features.

7/1

7th

7

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Fiver Friday

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Paul Traynor

1m1f maiden winner in August and later twice placed in Scottish handicaps (1m2f/1m); led early but dropped out over this new trip at Naas and she may need further.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 23459- D

Last run: 215 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Without a win since summer 2022 and not seen since a disappointing effort in September; on a good mark now and will be suited by today's trip/ground but others appeal much more; cheekpieces refitted.

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2nd

2

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Jean Baptiste

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

took keen hold, led, switched to centre 3f out

7/1

2nd

2

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Jean Baptiste

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Without a win since summer 2022 and not seen since a disappointing effort in September; on a good mark now and will be suited by today's trip/ground but others appeal much more; cheekpieces refitted.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £9.20

Form: 67578- CD

Last run: 171 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

8th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Well below par in 1m2f contest here last Friday, taking AW record to 0-3; all wins remain at Scottish tracks; drops back in class but doesn't look the percentage call.

20/1

Form: 420-41 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Built upon pleasing seasonal/stable debut when getting up close home at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) nine days ago; nudged up only 1lb for that and seems likely to be in the thick of things again.

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4th

11

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Powerful Response

9st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Geoffrey Harker

Built upon pleasing seasonal/stable debut when getting up close home at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) nine days ago; nudged up only 1lb for that and seems likely to be in the thick of things again.

5/1

1st

3

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Powerful Response

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Geoffrey Harker

Won twice for Ed Bethell last summer (7f/1m, AW/soft) and he was a fair fourth on last month's seasonal and stable debut when upped in trip at Doncaster (1m2f, soft); could build on that latest performance; chance.

4/1

14/1

Form: 518-40

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Came good for Roger Varian in 1m AW novice in September but failed to build upon encouraging seasonal/stable debut when well beaten at Musselburgh (12.5f, good to soft) last week; drops back in trip with a point to prove.

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2nd

12

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Soowaih

8st 6lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

squeezed out start, held up in rear, still plenty to do 3f out, steady headway from 2f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well and went second towards finish, did well in the circumstances

20/1

5th

8

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Soowaih

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Came good for Roger Varian in 1m AW novice in September but failed to build upon encouraging seasonal/stable debut when well beaten at Musselburgh (12.5f, good to soft) last week; drops back in trip with a point to prove.

14/1

12th

12

(10)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Soowaih

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jim Goldie

Held up at or towards rear on last three starts; returned from wind surgery with a strong-finishing novice win at Newcastle (1m, AW) on first occasion and shaped okay on handicap debut later in October; left Roger Varian for 23,000gns, gelded and made late headway when upped to 1m2f on stable debut four weeks ago; better on AW so far (first two outings were on turf) but has had just five races and has some stamina in the family, so he's unexposed.

12/1

14/1

Form: 5-1854

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Doubled tally with clearcut 1m Tapeta win in January but was unable to land a telling blow off a 5lb higher mark on next three outings; dropped 1lb during ten-week break but still needs a career best here; unraced over this far but was placed over 9.4f last year.

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6th

6

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Hale End

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Doubled tally with clearcut 1m Tapeta win in January but was unable to land a telling blow off a 5lb higher mark on next three outings; dropped 1lb during ten-week break but still needs a career best here; unraced over this far but was placed over 9.4f last year.

14/1

4th

10

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hale End

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Gained his first AW success when readily accounting for ten rivals over C&D last month; unplaced in two Class 4 events since, albeit not well positioned at Wolverhampton last week.

14/1

25/1

Form: 30459- D

Last run: 198 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Regressive 7yo who drew a blank last season and ought to have coped better with the soft ground when signing off with two substandard runs in the autumn; needs to have been revitalised by 198-day break.

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4th

10

(2)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Molinari

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Martin Todhunter

prominent, in touch with leaders after 3f, switched to centre 3f out

14/1

7th

9

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Molinari

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

Regressive 7yo who drew a blank last season and ought to have coped better with the soft ground when signing off with two substandard runs in the autumn; needs to have been revitalised by 198-day break.

25/1

9th

9

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Molinari

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

prominent

25/1

14/1

Form: 41325- D

Last run: 217 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Two wins last season, the latter off 3lb lower at Haydock (1m2f, good) in July; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground here but has been absent since a disappointing hurdling debut in November.

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6th

9

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Leap Year Lad

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Kevin Ryan

Won two handicaps over shorter last season; left the impression he'd come on for his recent return to action at Ayr but his stamina isn't assured and he's still 3lb higher than for his last win.

12/1

8th

12

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Leap Year Lad

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Two wins last season, the latter off 3lb lower at Haydock (1m2f, good) in July; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground here but has been absent since a disappointing hurdling debut in November.

14/1

4th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:25 Musselburgh

Leap Year Lad

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

novicey jumping, jumped left on occasions, led, faced challenge 5th, headed 3 out, weakened 2 out, no chance when mistake last

9/4

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 8-6245 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won four times on the Flat last season (once over C&D) and added two hurdle wins to his haul in February; not at best on the AW lately, though, and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

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9th

1

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Bashful

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Won four times on the Flat last season (once over C&D) and added two hurdle wins to his haul in February; not at best on the AW lately, though, and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark.

16/1

12/1

Form: 07-568 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner last summer (1m/7f) and returned from break with two respectable 1m AW runs this year; not yet proven over 1m2f but this month's heavy-ground defeat is not viewed harshly, and he's on a good mark now.

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10th

10

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Gainsbourg

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Daragh Bourke

Dual course winner last summer (1m/7f) and returned from break with two respectable 1m AW runs this year; not yet proven over 1m2f but this month's heavy-ground defeat is not viewed harshly, and he's on a good mark now.

12/1

8th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Back on his last winning mark (Ayr last July; 7f, soft) and not without hope of him staging a revival back on turf; others still appeal more.

8/1

6th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Daragh Bourke

Has done his winning on turf in late summer/autumn and never off a mark this high; ran fairly at a huge price on his C&D comeback behind Enola Grey three weeks ago but is some way down the pecking order.

25/1

3/1

Form: 048-12 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Began season with clearcut win at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month and also ran well when second off today's mark at Pontefract (1m2f, heavy) four weeks ago; still quite lightly raced; high on the list.

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11th

7

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Bustaam

9st 6lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Began season with clearcut win at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month and also ran well when second off today's mark at Pontefract (1m2f, heavy) four weeks ago; still quite lightly raced; high on the list.

3/1

2nd

2

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Bustaam

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Smart pedigree and started off with Andre Fabre; never that threatening in five runs for this yard last year but came good with a decisive success at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) ten days ago; raised 10lb for that 3l win but no surprise should he still be on a good mark.

Evs

Form: 8/131- CD

Last run: 287 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

2-3 during truncated campaign last season, the latter win gained by a nose over C&D (good to soft) last summer; has scope for further progress this season; a possible if fully tuned up.

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9th

3

(6)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Roll It In Glitter

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

in rear, switched to centre 3f out

12/1

12th

4

(13)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Roll It In Glitter

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

2-3 during truncated campaign last season, the latter win gained by a nose over C&D (good to soft) last summer; has scope for further progress this season; a possible if fully tuned up.

7/1

1st

8

(4)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Ayr

Roll It In Glitter

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

prominent, switched to near side over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left final 110yds, just did enough

3/1

12/1

Form: -26073 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won on stable debut at Newcastle (7f, AW) in October and has been campaigned over 6f/7f on AW since; posted sound effort when third at Southwell last month and competes off a 6lb lower turf mark today but has left it rather late in the day for his first venture beyond 1m.

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3rd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 6

14:15 Musselburgh

Gobi Sunset

9st 10lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, pushed along and disputed lead soon after start, raced in second and clear with one other after 2f

5/1

25/1

Form: 2146-9 D

Last run: 115 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground novice winner for Charlie Johnston in September but left that stable after running poorly in two AW handicaps, and has shown only minor promise in two juvenile hurdles for Lucinda Russell this year; tongue-tie and cheekpieces added today.

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14th

3

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Man Of Monaco

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Heavy-ground novice winner for Charlie Johnston in September but left that stable after running poorly in two AW handicaps, and has shown only minor promise in two juvenile hurdles for Lucinda Russell this year; tongue-tie and cheekpieces added today.

25/1

4th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

13:35 Kelso

Man Of Monaco

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

7-1, hinted at promise on his hurdling/yard debut when a remote second in juvenile at Wetherby in January; this fair 1m2f scorer on the Flat for Charlie Johnston needs considering with better probably to come.

9/2

2nd

2

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Wetherby

Man Of Monaco

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield, went second after 4 out, shaken up when mistake 3 out, no extra from 2 out, no chance when mistake and sprawled on landing last

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £892.00
Straight Forecast £1171.00
Tricast £25241.70
Trifecta £19788.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bustaam

Telegraph:

Roll It In Glitter

The Times:

Fiver Friday

The Guardian:

Hale End

TOPSPEED:

Gainsbourg

D Express:

Fiver Friday

RP RATINGS:

Bustaam

POSTDATA:

Bustaam

Daily Mirror:

Bustaam

The Sun:

Bustaam

Daily Mail:

Roll It In Glitter

The Star:

Roll It In Glitter

Daily Record:

Roll It In Glitter