14:05 Ayr 11 Oct 2018

Weddings At Western House Hotel Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: High

2

1m 2f

Soft (Heavy in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality72%
Position
1 (6)
0-33661
iT
Light blue, red seams, sleeves and cap (Ms Charlotte Musgrave)

Syndicate 25 

b f Dansili - Indication (Sadler's Wells)

4 9-7
74
4 9-7
74

Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (11/1) at Ffos Las (10f, heavy) 25 days ago, keeping on well. Something to find on form.

Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (11/1) at Ffos Las (10f, heavy) 25 days ago, keeping on well. Something to find on form.

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Syndicate Score: 467

1
2 (13)
2-50882
iT
Emerald green, yellow sash and star on cap (Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green)

County Fair 9 

b c Nayef - Village Fete (Singspiel)

4 9-5
72 3
4 9-5
72 3

Posted best effort for this yard when second of 9 in handicap over C&D (good to soft) 9 days ago. Can race off same mark and holds leading claims.

Posted best effort for this yard when second of 9 in handicap over C&D (good to soft) 9 days ago. Can race off same mark and holds leading claims.

County Fair Score: 402

3
3 (8)
733-284
iT
Yellow, black stars, black cap, yellow star (Mr Ibrahim Rachid)

Knightly Spirit 12 

br c Dalakhani - Elysian (Galileo)

3 9-3
74
3 9-3
74

8/1, first run since leaving Roger Varian when fourth of 6 in minor event at Ripon (12f, good) 12 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

8/1, first run since leaving Roger Varian when fourth of 6 in minor event at Ripon (12f, good) 12 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Knightly Spirit Score: 368

4 (4)
165549
iT
Dark blue, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap (Spiers & Hartwell Ltd & Mrs E Evans)

Essenaitch (IRE)  3 

b g Zoffany - Karlisse (Celtic Swing)

5 9-3 v1
70
5 9-3 v1
70

Latest win at Chepstow in June. 25/1, ninth of 13 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, soft) 3 days ago. Back up in trip. First-time visor now reached for.

Latest win at Chepstow in June. 25/1, ninth of 13 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, soft) 3 days ago. Back up in trip. First-time visor now reached for.

Essenaitch Score: 340

5 (10)
432131
iT
Beige, dark blue spots on sleeves (Mr R C Hyndman)

Alabanza 28 

b g Big Bad Bob - Tahfeez (Alhaarth)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner who continued his progression when narrowly taking 12-runner handicap at Hamilton (11.1f, soft) 28 days ago. Remains fairly treated and not taken lightly.

C&D winner who continued his progression when narrowly taking 12-runner handicap at Hamilton (11.1f, soft) 28 days ago. Remains fairly treated and not taken lightly.

Alabanza Score: 407

2
6 (12)
639651
iT
Black and pink diabolo, black sleeves, pink cap, black star (Mr James Fyffe & Mr Scott Fyffe)

Sarvi 21 

br f Intello - Crystal Swan (Dalakhani)

3 9-1
72
3 9-1
72

Posted improved form when opening her account in 8-runner handicap over C&D (heavy) 21 days ago, staying on well. Remains relatively low-mileage and is one for the shortlist.

Posted improved form when opening her account in 8-runner handicap over C&D (heavy) 21 days ago, staying on well. Remains relatively low-mileage and is one for the shortlist.

Sarvi Score: 366

7 (14)
752328
iT
Beige, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Hambleton Racing Ltd Iii & E Burke)

Emerald Rocket (IRE)  18 

b g Society Rock - Lady From Limerick (Rainbows For Life)

3 8-13 p
70
3 8-13 p
70

Last of 8 in handicap (20/1) at Hamilton (12.1f, heavy) 18 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

Last of 8 in handicap (20/1) at Hamilton (12.1f, heavy) 18 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

Emerald Rocket Score: 332

8 (11)
7423
iT
White, purple sash, red cap (Richard Auld)

Duquesa Beach (IRE)  28 

b f Epaulette - Duquesa (Intikhab)

3 8-13
70
3 8-13
70

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, good third of 16 in maiden at Listowel (8f, soft) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Worth a check in the market on handicap debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, good third of 16 in maiden at Listowel (8f, soft) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Worth a check in the market on handicap debut.

Duquesa Beach Score: 349

9 (5)
624324
iT
Purple, yellow triple diamond, armlets and star on cap (Mr Y C Luk)

Chinese Spirit (IRE)  21 

gr g Clodovil - In The Ribbons (In The Wings)

4 8-12
65
4 8-12
65

Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Below form fourth of 14 in handicap (15/2) at this course (8f, heavy) 21 days ago. Up in trip. Enters calculations.

Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Below form fourth of 14 in handicap (15/2) at this course (8f, heavy) 21 days ago. Up in trip. Enters calculations.

Chinese Spirit Score: 394

4
10 (3)
606007
iT
Red, royal blue stars, red cap (Mr S Chappell)

Boots And Spurs 27 

b g Oasis Dream - Arctic Char (Polar Falcon)

9 8-9 p
62
9 8-9 p
62

Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, soft, 25/1) 27 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces back on. Engaged 5.00 Nottingham Wednesday.

Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, soft, 25/1) 27 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces back on. Engaged 5.00 Nottingham Wednesday.

Boots And Spurs Score: 342

11 (1)
034239
iT
Yellow, red cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star (Byrne Racing)

Remember Rocky 9 

ch g Haafhd - Flower Market (Cadeaux Genereux)

9 8-7 b
60
9 8-7 b
60

Course winner. Ninth of 11 in handicap (13/2) at this course (8f, good to soft) 9 days ago. Back up in trip. Makes limited appeal.

Course winner. Ninth of 11 in handicap (13/2) at this course (8f, good to soft) 9 days ago. Back up in trip. Makes limited appeal.

Remember Rocky Score: 352

12 (7)
0-31708
iT
Emerald green, white star, black sleeves, white armlets and stars on black cap (Gordon Elliott Racing Club)

Scealai Aonair (IRE)  23 

b f Fastnet Rock - Propaganda (Sadler's Wells)

4 8-7 p
60 2
4 8-7 p
60 2

Winner at Clonmel in May. 16/1, below form eighth of 18 in handicap at Galway (12.2f, heavy) 23 days ago. Others preferred. 2 lb out of the weights.

Winner at Clonmel in May. 16/1, below form eighth of 18 in handicap at Galway (12.2f, heavy) 23 days ago. Others preferred. 2 lb out of the weights.

Scealai Aonair Score: 310

13 (2)
776550
iT
Pink, black epaulets, black and pink striped sleeves, hooped cap (Sir Ian Good & Mr C Anderson)

Iconic Code 18 

ch f Sixties Icon - Silca Key (Inchinor)

3 8-6
63
3 8-6
63

Visored for 1st time, tenth of 11 in handicap (12/1) at Hamilton (8.3f, heavy) 18 days ago, missing break. Back up in trip. Others make more appeal.

Visored for 1st time, tenth of 11 in handicap (12/1) at Hamilton (8.3f, heavy) 18 days ago, missing break. Back up in trip. Others make more appeal.

Iconic Code Score: 344

14 (9)
133175
iT
Royal blue, pink chevrons, royal blue cap (Mr Paul J Dixon)

Thundercloud 20 

gr f Aussie Rules - Trustthunder (Selkirk)

Non Runner

Non Runner

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Nottingham in July. Good fifth of 13 in handicap at this course (8f, heavy, 12/1) 20 days ago. Up in trip. Others have achieved more.

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Nottingham in July. Good fifth of 13 in handicap at this course (8f, heavy, 12/1) 20 days ago. Up in trip. Others have achieved more.

Thundercloud Score: 339

Verdict

Irish raiders Duquesa Beach and Scealai Aonair are both of serious interest here, with the latter back down to the distance she scored over at Clonmel in the summer, while Curragh handler John James Fearn also brings across his Ffos Las scorer Syndicate, who shouldn't be far away once again. Alabanza has won two of his last three starts, including over track and trip, and has to be on the shortlist, but preference is for SARVI, who got off the mark over course and distance last time and could give Jim Goldie another local victory.

Verdict

COUNTY FAIR was only having his third start for Jim Goldie when runner-up in a C&D handicap last week and makes plenty of appeal off the same mark here. Recent-winners Sarvi and Alabanza rate the principal dangers.