17:35 Ayr 11 Aug 2018

QTS Women In Engineering Lady Riders' Handicap (Professional And Amateur Lady Riders) (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Good to Firm (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (10)
087335
iT
Orange, orange cap, white spots (Half Married Syndicate)

Markhan (USA)  1 

b g Birdstone - Royal Flush (Smart Strike)

5 10-7 t p
65
5 10-7 t p
65

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. Respectable third of 7 in handicap (4/1) at Naas (8f, good) 17 days ago, left poorly placed. Leading claims. Engaged 3.10 Musselburgh Friday.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. Respectable third of 7 in handicap (4/1) at Naas (8f, good) 17 days ago, left poorly placed. Leading claims. Engaged 3.10 Musselburgh Friday.

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2 (4)
7-21124
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr John Blackburn Racing)

Coviglia (IRE)  19 

gr g Invincible Spirit - Bright Snow (Gulch)

4 10-7
65
4 10-7
65

2 wins from 5 runs this year. Latest win here in June. 11/8, creditable 1½ lengths fourth of 9 to Lucky Violet in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago. At the top of his game, shortlist material.

2 wins from 5 runs this year. Latest win here in June. 11/8, creditable 1½ lengths fourth of 9 to Lucky Violet in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago. At the top of his game, shortlist material.

3 (5)
452513
iT
Yellow, dark blue epaulets and armlets, dark blue cap, white star (Nil Sine Labore Partnership)

Lucky Violet (IRE)  12 

b m Dandy Man - Rashida (King's Best)

6 10-0 h
58
6 10-0 h
58

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. 13/2, creditable third of 13 in handicap at this course (7.2f, good) 12 days ago. Lower mark to play with and can go well again.

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. 13/2, creditable third of 13 in handicap at this course (7.2f, good) 12 days ago. Lower mark to play with and can go well again.

4 (9)
513308
iT
Red, white disc and sleeves, black and white striped cap (Cassidy Connolly Partnership)

Texas Radio (IRE)  15 

b g Kyllachy - Miss Rochester (Montjeu)

5 9-13 p
57
5 9-13 p
57

Latest win at Gowran in June. Bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at Down Royal (7f, good to soft) 15 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Latest win at Gowran in June. Bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at Down Royal (7f, good to soft) 15 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

5 (7)
6568-30
iT
Black and white stripes, yellow cap (Northumbria Leisure Ltd)

Island Flame (IRE)  44 

b m Kodiac - Noble Flame (Doyoun)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 11/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 44 days ago.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 11/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 44 days ago.

6 (3)
23464/6
iT
Dark green, red star, striped sleeves, red cap (Mrs L M Whillans)

Clary (IRE)  23 

b m Clodovil - Kibarague (Barathea)

8 9-10
54
8 9-10
54

Twelve runs since last win in 2015. Off 22 months and first run since leaving James Unett when sixth of 12 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, good to firm, 33/1) 23 days ago. Not taken lightly.

Twelve runs since last win in 2015. Off 22 months and first run since leaving James Unett when sixth of 12 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, good to firm, 33/1) 23 days ago. Not taken lightly.

7 (6)
506430
iT
Red and white (quartered), red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (Sixtyfiveroses Partnership)

Steelriver (IRE)  5 

b g Iffraaj - Numerus Clausus (Numerous)

8 9-8
52
8 9-8
52

Three wins from 70 Flat runs. Fifty runs since last win in 2014. 25/1, thirteenth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

Three wins from 70 Flat runs. Fifty runs since last win in 2014. 25/1, thirteenth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

8 (1)
008-060
iT
Royal blue, emerald green and royal blue striped sleeves, quartered cap (Exors Of The Late Mr T A K Cuthbert)

Yair Hill (IRE)  12 

b g Selkirk - Conspiracy (Rudimentary)

10 9-2 p
46 1
10 9-2 p
46 1

Ungenuine type. Thirty three runs since last win in 2015. 100/1, last of 13 in handicap at this course (7.2f, good) 12 days ago.

Ungenuine type. Thirty three runs since last win in 2015. 100/1, last of 13 in handicap at this course (7.2f, good) 12 days ago.

9 (11)
0068-00
iT
Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves (Mr T J A Thompson)

Fidelma Moon (IRE)  2 

b m Dylan Thomas - Ridiforza (Starborough)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twenty two runs since last win in 2016. Last of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 100/1) 2 days ago.

Twenty two runs since last win in 2016. Last of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 100/1) 2 days ago.

10 (2)
9-00089
iT
White, red chevron, white and black chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Ayrshire Racing & Partner)

Rioja Day (IRE)  19 (11J) 

b g Red Clubs - Dai E Dai (Seattle Dancer)

8 9-2 b
46 6
8 9-2 b
46 6

Temperamental sort. Course winner. Last of 7 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Perth (16.2f, good) 11 days ago. Poor on last Flat run.

Temperamental sort. Course winner. Last of 7 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Perth (16.2f, good) 11 days ago. Poor on last Flat run.

11 (8)
70/9960
iT
White, royal blue hollow box, red cap (Mr Alan Berry)

Plastiki 10 

b g Oasis Dream - Dayrose (Daylami)

9 9-2
46 12
9 9-2
46 12

100/1, last of 13 in handicap at Redcar (8f, good to firm) 10 days ago, very slowly away.

100/1, last of 13 in handicap at Redcar (8f, good to firm) 10 days ago, very slowly away.

Verdict

The three Irish raiders, Texas Radio, Steelriver and MARKHAN, all warrant plenty of respect, and it is the last-named who gets the nod providing he takes his place after finishing fifth at Musselburgh on Friday. The five-year-old has improved for the tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination (worn again), finishing third at both Dundalk and Naas, and he looks sure to mount a bold bid under talented amateur Catherine Walton. Coviglia has posted five solid efforts this year, including a 7f win here in June, and he should give another good account, while Lucky Violet also merits consideration.

Verdict

COVIGLIA likely has a bigger effort in his locker and can reverse recent C&D form with Lucky Violet. Clary should have come on for her first run for 22 months for her new yard at Hamilton and is on a good mark.

18:05 Ayr 11 Aug 2018

QTS In The Community EBF Novice Stakes (Class 5) (2YO only)

Winner £4,787 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (8)
61
iT
Black, red braces, hooped sleeves, red cap (The Fuente Partnership)

Fuente 19 

ch c Havana Gold - Bounty Box (Bahamian Bounty)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Promising sort. 5/1, won 4-runner minor event at this C&D (good) 19 days ago, easily. Likely to improve further.

Promising sort. 5/1, won 4-runner minor event at this C&D (good) 19 days ago, easily. Likely to improve further.

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2 (7)
6223
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (S & G Clayton)

Absolute Dream (IRE)  15 

ch c Dream Ahead - Absolute Diamond (Monsieur Bond)

2 9-2
81
2 9-2
81

Lightly-raced maiden. 7/2, bit below form third of 11 in minor event at York (7f, soft) 15 days ago, up there until 2f out.

Lightly-raced maiden. 7/2, bit below form third of 11 in minor event at York (7f, soft) 15 days ago, up there until 2f out.

3 (2)
iT
Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr T A Rahman)

Captain Combat (FR)  

ch c French Fifteen - Lasdramad (Mount Nelson)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled April 13. €21,000 yearling, 65,000 gns 2-y-o, French Fifteen colt. Half-brother to 2-y-o 7.5f winner Dankara. Dam 2-y-o 6f winner. Cost a bit at the Breeze-Ups and worth a look.

Foaled April 13. €21,000 yearling, 65,000 gns 2-y-o, French Fifteen colt. Half-brother to 2-y-o 7.5f winner Dankara. Dam 2-y-o 6f winner. Cost a bit at the Breeze-Ups and worth a look.

4 (1)
32
iT
Yellow, purple hoops and armlets, hooped cap (Mr And Mrs J D Cotton)

Dream Of Honour (IRE)  15 

b c Dream Ahead - Pernica (Sir Percy)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

£70,000 yearling, dam, 1¼m winner who stayed 1½m. 13/8, second of 12 in minor event at Thirsk (5f, good to soft) 15 days ago, keeping on well. Can win a race.

£70,000 yearling, dam, 1¼m winner who stayed 1½m. 13/8, second of 12 in minor event at Thirsk (5f, good to soft) 15 days ago, keeping on well. Can win a race.

5 (4)
iT
Light blue and yellow check, red sleeves and cap (Mr J S Morrison)

Euro Implosion (IRE)  

b c Battle Of Marengo - Mikes Baby (Key Of Luck)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled April 15. €5,500 foal, €22,000 yearling, Battle of Marengo colt. Half-brother to winner up to 1m Ace of Aces and winner up to 13f Su Contadori. Dam, 6f winner.

Foaled April 15. €5,500 foal, €22,000 yearling, Battle of Marengo colt. Half-brother to winner up to 1m Ace of Aces and winner up to 13f Su Contadori. Dam, 6f winner.

6 (9)
iT
Black, orange stars, black cap, orange star (Arion Racing Club/a Brown/g Brown)

Fancy Footings (IRE)  

b c Dandy Man - Mystical Past (Majestic Missile)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled April 8. €30,000 yearling, Dandy Man colt. Dam 7f winner. Yard's juveniles been better for the run this year.

Foaled April 8. €30,000 yearling, Dandy Man colt. Dam 7f winner. Yard's juveniles been better for the run this year.

7 (6)
iT
Black, white sleeves, white cap, black spots (Wells Stud)

Gates Of Horn (IRE)  

b c Morpheus - Lovegood (Desert Style)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Foaled March 24. €20,000 foal, Morpheus colt. Half-brother to winner abroad by Camacho. Dam unraced half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Corinium.

Foaled March 24. €20,000 foal, Morpheus colt. Half-brother to winner abroad by Camacho. Dam unraced half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Corinium.

8 (3)
iT
Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star (Mr Seamus Burns)

Grey Appeal 

gr c Gregorian - Tia Mia (Dr Fong)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Foaled March 29. £16,000 yearling, 26,000 gns 2-y-o, Gregorian colt. Half-brother to 2 winners abroad by Mount Nelson. Dam 2-y-o 5f winner who stayed easy 7f.

Foaled March 29. £16,000 yearling, 26,000 gns 2-y-o, Gregorian colt. Half-brother to 2 winners abroad by Mount Nelson. Dam 2-y-o 5f winner who stayed easy 7f.

9 (5)
55
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and stars on cap (Mr Kevin Kirkup)

Kolossus 18 

ch g Assertive - Bikini (Trans Island)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 12 in minor event at Newcastle (6f, 4/1) 18 days ago, missing break. Looks one for nurseries.

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 12 in minor event at Newcastle (6f, 4/1) 18 days ago, missing break. Looks one for nurseries.

Verdict

Captain Combat, Euro Implosion and Fancy Footings are all interesting newcomers and the betting market is likely to prove a good guide to their chances, but it might pay to concentrate on those with experience. Fuente fairly bolted up over C&D last month and should run well under a penalty, while Dream of Honour can improve for stepping up in trip. However, ABSOLUTE DREAM has placed on his last three starts, twice at a higher level, and is fancied to open his account.

Verdict

FUENTE may not have beaten much here recently but he came clear in good style and is bred to be even better. He can follow up from Dream of Honour and Absolute Dream.

18:35 Ayr 11 Aug 2018

Qts Investors In Sport Handicap (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
5510-93
iT
Red, dark green star, red sleeves, dark green spots, red cap, dark green stars (Taco Partners)

Yes You (IRE)  52 

ch f Choisir - Mexican Milly (Noverre)

4 10-1
67
4 10-1
67

Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, soft, 14/1) 52 days ago. More appeal than most.

Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, soft, 14/1) 52 days ago. More appeal than most.

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2 (5)
0-50887
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (Morebrooke Ltd)

Khelman (IRE)  32 

b g Kheleyf - Mandolin (Sabrehill)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Unreliable type. C&D winner. Seventh of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 33/1) 32 days ago. Chance on old form.

Unreliable type. C&D winner. Seventh of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 33/1) 32 days ago. Chance on old form.

3 (13)
0-04331
iT
Dark blue, pink stars, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, quartered cap (Dr David Adam)

Duncan Of Scotland (IRE)  19 

ch g Roderic O'connor - Cantando (Hamas)

5 9-12 b
64
5 9-12 b
64

Won 11-runner handicap at this C&D (good, well-backed 9/4) 19 days ago, rallying. Enters calculations.

Won 11-runner handicap at this C&D (good, well-backed 9/4) 19 days ago, rallying. Enters calculations.

4 (10)
2500-78
iT
Dark blue, orange star, striped sleeves and star on cap (Hart Inn I)

Benjamin Thomas (IRE)  70 

b g Mayson - Strudel (Spectrum)

4 9-10 v
62
4 9-10 v
62

Eighth of 10 in handicap (11/4) at Chepstow (6.1f, good to soft) 70 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Eighth of 10 in handicap (11/4) at Chepstow (6.1f, good to soft) 70 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

5 (15)
5D4616
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white spots (Mr D Renton And Mrs R Carr)

Vallarta (IRE)  19 

b g Footstepsinthesand - Mexican Miss (Tagula)

8 9-9
61
8 9-9
61

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. 5/1, bit below form 2½ lengths sixth of 11 to Duncan of Scotland in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago.

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. 5/1, bit below form 2½ lengths sixth of 11 to Duncan of Scotland in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago.

6 (11)
000308-
iT
White, emerald green chevrons, red cap (Noel Moran/mrs Valerie Moran)

First Bombardment 255 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Magic Myth (Revoque)

5 9-7 t
59 9
5 9-7 t
59 9

Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving David O'Meara. Very well handicapped if he can hit the ground running for new yard.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving David O'Meara. Very well handicapped if he can hit the ground running for new yard.

7 (6)
059570
iT
Red, white hoop and armlets, red and black striped cap (Mr A McGeown)

Ancient Astronaut 5 

b g Kodiac - Tatora (Selkirk)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Seventeen runs since last win in 2017. Twenty fourth of 30 in handicap (20/1) at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Hood back on.

C&D winner. Seventeen runs since last win in 2017. Twenty fourth of 30 in handicap (20/1) at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Hood back on.

8 (8)
76-5547
iT
Black, red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Let's Be Lucky Racing 18 And Partner)

Leeshaan (IRE)  40 

b g Bated Breath - La Grande Elisa (Ad Valorem)

3 9-5
61
3 9-5
61

20/1, seventh of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 40 days ago.

20/1, seventh of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 40 days ago.

9 (12)
6-14520
iT
Emerald green, pink hoop, armlets and star on cap (Mrs Deirdre A Kelly)

Your Pal Tal 5 

b g Dark Angel - Good Health (Devil's Bag)

8 9-4 v
56
8 9-4 v
56

Latest win at Lingfield in February. 20/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, twenty eighth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

Latest win at Lingfield in February. 20/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, twenty eighth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to firm) 5 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

10 (9)
564468
iT
Purple, yellow stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (The Vital Sparks)

Star Cracker (IRE)  19 

ch g Starspangledbanner - Champagne Cracker (Up And At 'em)

6 9-3 p
55
6 9-3 p
55

Course winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 7/1, 9½ lengths eighth of 11 to Duncan of Scotland in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Course winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 7/1, 9½ lengths eighth of 11 to Duncan of Scotland in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

11 (3)
549-39
iT
Royal blue and white diamonds, royal blue sleeves, white seams, quartered cap (Mr A C Whillans)

Sienna Dream 43 

b f Swiss Spirit - Angry Bark (Woodman)

3 9-1
57
3 9-1
57

Lightly-raced maiden. Ninth of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (5f, 20/1) 43 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Ninth of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (5f, 20/1) 43 days ago.

12 (14)
04300-4
iT
Black and red (quartered), halved sleeves, black cap, red star (Mr Johnny Farrelly)

Hell Of A Lady 31 

gr f Hellvelyn - Lady Killer (Daggers Drawn)

Non Runner

Non Runner

First run since leaving Michael Attwater when fourth of 5 in minor event (66/1) at Bath (8f, firm) 31 days ago. Back down in trip.

First run since leaving Michael Attwater when fourth of 5 in minor event (66/1) at Bath (8f, firm) 31 days ago. Back down in trip.

13 (1)
842990
iT
Dark blue, orange triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap (Mrs Camille Macdonald)

Cheeni 12 

ch m Orientor - Class Wan (SAFAWAN)

6 8-7 b
45 4
6 8-7 b
45 4

C&D winner. One win from 31 Flat runs. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 8/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at this course (5f, good) 12 days ago.

C&D winner. One win from 31 Flat runs. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 8/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at this course (5f, good) 12 days ago.

14 (16)
005807
iT
Red, light blue stars on sleeves, pink cap (Mr G E Adams & Mr J S Goldie)

Goninodaethat 12 

b g Proclamation - Big Mystery (Grand Lodge)

10 8-7 p
45 5
10 8-7 p
45 5

Quirky sort. 5-time C&D winner. Twenty one runs since last win in 2017. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, seventh of 14 in handicap (16/1) at this course (5f, good) 12 days ago, hampered.

Quirky sort. 5-time C&D winner. Twenty one runs since last win in 2017. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, seventh of 14 in handicap (16/1) at this course (5f, good) 12 days ago, hampered.

15 (4)
078988
iT
Yellow, light blue hoop, light blue sleeves, yellow stars, light blue cap, yellow stars (Miss Deborah Auld)

Griffin Street 8 

gr g Zebedee - Twilight Belle (Fasliyev)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs. Eighth of 9 in handicap (50/1) at Musselburgh (5f, good) 8 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs. Eighth of 9 in handicap (50/1) at Musselburgh (5f, good) 8 days ago.

16 (7)
5676-06
iT
Yellow, dark blue epaulets and armlets, dark blue cap, white star (Nil Sine Labore Partnership)

Retirement Beckons 12 

b g Epaulette - Mystical Ayr (Namid)

3 8-3 h1
45 2
3 8-3 h1
45 2

80/1, creditable sixth of 13 in handicap at this course (7.2f, good) 12 days ago, slowly away. Hood on 1st time. Difficult ask.

80/1, creditable sixth of 13 in handicap at this course (7.2f, good) 12 days ago, slowly away. Hood on 1st time. Difficult ask.

Verdict

Yes You wasn't beaten far off this mark over 6f at Hamilton last time and should go close, while Khelman, who is 15lb lower than when striking over C&D last summer, is also very tempting, despite his lacklustre recent displays. Vallarta and Your Pal Tal are closely matched on their track-and-trip encounter last month, but preferred ahead of all is Lee Smyth representative DUNCAN OF SCOTLAND, who could remain competitive now up 3lb for his recent C&D success.

Verdict

YES YOU is up and running now judged on her Hamilton third and she can resume winning ways. It was a weak race Duncan of Scotland landed here last time but he was well backed and it would be unwise to rule out another big run. First Bombardment is well handicapped if ready to roll for a new yard after 8 months off.

19:05 Ayr 11 Aug 2018

Qts Ladies' Night Grand Spectacular Handicap (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £7,375 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (5)
418-080
iT
Red and white stripes (Mr Hugh Malcolm Linsley)

Intense Romance (IRE)  43 

b f Intense Focus - Hedera (Woodman)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Six wins from 16 Flat runs. 18/1, twelfth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (5f) 43 days ago. Every chance if back to best.

Six wins from 16 Flat runs. 18/1, twelfth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (5f) 43 days ago. Every chance if back to best.

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2 (2)
377113
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Johnnie Delta Racing)

Oriental Lilly 33 

ch f Orientor - Eternal Instinct (Exceed and Excel)

4 9-12
83
4 9-12
83

Course winner. 5 wins from 11 runs this year. Latest win at Newcastle in June. 8/1, creditable third of 7 in handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 33 days ago.

Course winner. 5 wins from 11 runs this year. Latest win at Newcastle in June. 8/1, creditable third of 7 in handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 33 days ago.

3 (7)
64623R
iT
Pink, royal blue chevrons and armlets (Mrs M Craig & Mr G Adams)

Golden Steps (FR)  7 

b g Footstepsinthesand - Kocooning (King's Best)

7 9-11
82
7 9-11
82

Unreliable sort. 9/1, refused to race in handicap at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) 7 days ago.

Unreliable sort. 9/1, refused to race in handicap at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) 7 days ago.

4 (8)
0-60146
iT
Orange, light green and white hooped sleeves, white cap, orange star (Marwood Racing & Trevor Alderson)

Longroom 17 

b g Oasis Dream - Phantom Wind (Storm Cat)

6 9-10
81
6 9-10
81

C&D winner. Five wins from 19 Flat runs. Latest win at Ripon in June. 9/1, last of 6 in handicap at Catterick (5f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Others more persuasive.

C&D winner. Five wins from 19 Flat runs. Latest win at Ripon in June. 9/1, last of 6 in handicap at Catterick (5f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Others more persuasive.

5 (6)
110-096
iT
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke)

Show Palace 14 

ch g Showcasing - Palais Polaire (Polar Falcon)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Ten wins from 28 Flat runs. Last of 6 in handicap at Chester (5.1f, good to firm, 16/1) 14 days ago, slowly away. Chance if rediscovering old form.

Ten wins from 28 Flat runs. Last of 6 in handicap at Chester (5.1f, good to firm, 16/1) 14 days ago, slowly away. Chance if rediscovering old form.

6 (1)
587-026
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and stars on cap (Mr Kevin Kirkup)

My Name Is Rio (IRE)  12 

ch g Captain Rio - Walk In My Shadow (Orpen)

8 9-9
80
8 9-9
80

C&D winner. 16/1, creditable sixth of 10 in handicap at this course (6f, good) 12 days ago, not ideally placed. Now below last winning mark.

C&D winner. 16/1, creditable sixth of 10 in handicap at this course (6f, good) 12 days ago, not ideally placed. Now below last winning mark.

7 (4)
40-2572
iT
Orange, emerald green spots, emerald green sleeves, orange spots, emerald green cap (Robert And Sheila Bradley)

Elysian Flyer (IRE)  11 

b g Majestic Missile - Starisa (College Chapel)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Creditable second of 10 in handicap at Beverley (5f, good to soft, 8/1) 11 days ago, nearest finish. Can give a good account.

Creditable second of 10 in handicap at Beverley (5f, good to soft, 8/1) 11 days ago, nearest finish. Can give a good account.

8 (3)
61249-9
iT
Purple, light green stars, mauve sleeves, purple cap, light green star (Dunedin Castle Rock Partnership)

Mable Lee (IRE)  64 

ch f Zoffany - Mexican Milly (Noverre)

3 8-6
66
3 8-6
66

Last of 9 in handicap (40/1) at Carlisle (5f, good) 64 days ago. Has work to do.

Last of 9 in handicap (40/1) at Carlisle (5f, good) 64 days ago. Has work to do.

Verdict

ORIENTAL LILLY won twice in June, including a race over six furlongs at this track, and she was far from disgraced when finishing third in a good race here last time out. A reproduction of that effort would make her hard to beat off the same mark. Golden Steps finished a place in front of the selection that day but he refused to race last time out and that has to be a big concern. Elysian Flyer and My Name Is Rio are others to consider.

Verdict

MY NAME IS RIO did well to finish as close as he did back from a break here last time and could be ready to strike. Oriental Lilly and Elysian Flyer are others to consider.

19:35 Ayr 11 Aug 2018

Qts Training Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £4,787 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

1m 2f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (6)
236-857
iT
Purple, yellow star, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap, yellow star (Mr Steve Dick)

Royal Regent 14 

b g Urgent Request - Royal Citadel (City On A Hill)

6 10-1
76
6 10-1
76

C&D winner. 28/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f) 14 days ago. Return to this venue could signal a revival.

C&D winner. 28/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f) 14 days ago. Return to this venue could signal a revival.

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2 (9)
31469-8
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, royal blue armlets (Mr M Barnes)

Regarde Moi 82 

b g King's Best - Life at night (Night Shift)

10 10-0 t
75
10 10-0 t
75

Off 12 months and first run since leaving Marco Botti when last of 8 in handicap at Carlisle (7.8f, good to firm, 100/1) 82 days ago. Up in trip. Work to do.

Off 12 months and first run since leaving Marco Botti when last of 8 in handicap at Carlisle (7.8f, good to firm, 100/1) 82 days ago. Up in trip. Work to do.

3 (3)
693360
iT
White, royal blue cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Gordon Grant)

Testa Rossa (IRE)  12 

b g Oratorio - Red Rita (Kefaah)

8 9-10 b
71
8 9-10 b
71

3-time C&D winner. Last of 11 in handicap (40/1) at this C&D (good) 12 days ago.

3-time C&D winner. Last of 11 in handicap (40/1) at this C&D (good) 12 days ago.

4 (1)
528554
iT
Grey, yellow chevrons, sleeves and cap (Mr R Gibson)

Gworn 19 

b g Aussie Rules - Crochet (Mark of Esteem)

8 9-10
71
8 9-10
71

4-time C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Fourth of 6 in handicap (6/1) at this C&D (good) 19 days ago.

4-time C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Fourth of 6 in handicap (6/1) at this C&D (good) 19 days ago.

5 (8)
223218
iT
Royal blue and yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves and cap (John James Feane)

Six Silver Lane 97 

gr g Aussie Rules - Aurelia (Rainbow Quest)

10 9-9 v
70
10 9-9 v
70

Course winner. Latest win at Dundalk in April. Off 97 days. Visor back on. Rare run on turf. One to note in the betting.

Course winner. Latest win at Dundalk in April. Off 97 days. Visor back on. Rare run on turf. One to note in the betting.

6 (10)
16-44
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

She's Pukka 54 

ch f Makfi - Chieftess (Mr Greeley)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Won 3-runner 9f maiden on debut. 3/1, bit below form fourth of 8 in minor event at this C&D (good to firm) 54 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Still lightly raced and now back in a handicap.

Won 3-runner 9f maiden on debut. 3/1, bit below form fourth of 8 in minor event at this C&D (good to firm) 54 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Still lightly raced and now back in a handicap.

7 (2)
646423
iT
Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap (Laurence Bellman)

Blue Medici 10 

b g Medicean - Bluebelle (Generous)

4 9-6 b1
67
4 9-6 b1
67

Good third of 10 in handicap (6/1) at Redcar (10f, good to firm) 10 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Holding form well and should yet win a race.

Good third of 10 in handicap (6/1) at Redcar (10f, good to firm) 10 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Holding form well and should yet win a race.

8 (5)
68-3460
iT
White, red seams, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap (The County Set (Two))

Maulesden May (IRE)  44 

b m Dark Angel - Jemima's Art (Fantastic Light)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twelfth of 14 in handicap (50/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 44 days ago. Not in much form but lower in the weights than for back-to-back C&D wins last summer (including this race).

Twelfth of 14 in handicap (50/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 44 days ago. Not in much form but lower in the weights than for back-to-back C&D wins last summer (including this race).

9 (7)
342-099
iT
Black and white stripes, black sleeves, white armlets (Mr D Neale)

French Flyer (IRE)  32 

b g Pour Moi - Leavingonajetplane (Danehill)

3 8-11 h1
66
3 8-11 h1
66

Course winner. Ninth of 11 in handicap (10/1) at Pontefract (8f, good to firm) 32 days ago. Back up in trip. Hood on 1st time.

Course winner. Ninth of 11 in handicap (10/1) at Pontefract (8f, good to firm) 32 days ago. Back up in trip. Hood on 1st time.

10 (4)
928-705
iT
Black, white stars, striped sleeves, black cap (Imperial Racing P'ship & Mr J Blackbur)

Lyrical Pursuit 45 

ch f Poet's Voice - Crinklelini (Bertolini)

3 8-6
61
3 8-6
61

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, last of 5 in handicap (40/1) at Carlisle (6.9f, good to firm) 45 days ago, slowly away. Significantly up in trip. Must improve.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, last of 5 in handicap (40/1) at Carlisle (6.9f, good to firm) 45 days ago, slowly away. Significantly up in trip. Must improve.

Verdict

BLUE MEDICI has gone close to getting off the mark on his last couple of starts, including when a half-length second over C&D two starts ago, and a pair of blinkers are applied to bring about further improvement. Gworn drops in grade and is down to a fair mark on his very best form, while Six Silver Lane and She's Pukka are both capable on what they have shown recently.

Verdict

BLUE MEDICI has run good races on all 3 of his starts in handicaps this summer and can gain a deserved win. Six Silver Lane is worth monitoring in the betting back from a break, while Royal Regent is another previous course winner who could return to form back at this venue.

20:05 Ayr 11 Aug 2018

Gas Sure & James Frew Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f 50y

Good to Firm (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (7)
496473
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing XII)

Sultan Baybars 17 

b g Invincible Spirit - Rock Salt (Selkirk)

4 10-1 v
72
4 10-1 v
72

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 5/4, below form third of 6 in claimer at Catterick (7f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Visor back on. Frustrating sort.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 5/4, below form third of 6 in claimer at Catterick (7f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Visor back on. Frustrating sort.

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2 (1)
69-6968
iT
Royal blue, light blue chevron, armlets and cap (21st Century Racing)

Inexes 43 

gr g Exceed and Excel - Likeable (Dalakhani)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Course winner. Bit below form eighth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (8f, 25/1) 43 days ago. Well handicapped when he returns to form.

Course winner. Bit below form eighth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (8f, 25/1) 43 days ago. Well handicapped when he returns to form.

3 (4)
534142
iT
White and maroon check, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon cap (Mr Ken McGarrity)

Forever A Lady (IRE)  1 

b m Dark Angel - Unicamp (Royal Academy)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Latest win at Thirsk in July. Fourth of 6 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, good to firm, 9/2) 14 days ago. Engaged 3.40 Musselburgh Friday.

C&D winner. Latest win at Thirsk in July. Fourth of 6 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, good to firm, 9/2) 14 days ago. Engaged 3.40 Musselburgh Friday.

4 (10)
047818
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (Morebrooke Ltd)

Royal Connoisseur (IRE)  12 

b g Art Connoisseur - Valferno (Val Royal)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Latest win at Wolverhampton in July. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f, 20/1) 12 days ago. Chance on old form.

Latest win at Wolverhampton in July. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f, 20/1) 12 days ago. Chance on old form.

5 (5)
224-031
iT
Black and emerald green (quartered), emerald green sleeves, black armlets (Mr W G McHarg And Mrs M A Knox)

Reinforced 19 

ch g Equiano - Fonnie (Barathea)

5 9-10 t p
67
5 9-10 t p
67

1 win from 3 runs this year. 9/2, career best when winning 11-runner handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago, keeping on well. Big shout if getting the run of things again.

1 win from 3 runs this year. 9/2, career best when winning 11-runner handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago, keeping on well. Big shout if getting the run of things again.

6 (9)
347-722
iT
Purple, yellow star, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap, yellow star (Mr Steve Dick)

Royal Duchess 19 

b m Dutch Art - Royal Citadel (City On A Hill)

8 9-9
66
8 9-9
66

4-time C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 9/2, creditable second of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago. Player if any rain arrives.

4-time C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 9/2, creditable second of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago. Player if any rain arrives.

7 (12)
90-7967
iT
Black, red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Let's Be Lucky Racing 17 & Partner)

Majeste 52 

b g Acclamation - Winged Valkyrie (Hawk Wing)

4 9-7
64
4 9-7
64

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Seventh of 11 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, soft, 10/1) 52 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals. Difficult ask.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Seventh of 11 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, soft, 10/1) 52 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals. Difficult ask.

8 (2)
9-31831
iT
Light blue, dark blue triple diamond (Mr D Ward Racing)

Naples Bay 12 

b g Kodiac - Trombe (Bering)

4 9-7
64
4 9-7
64

2 wins from 5 runs this year. Won 13-runner handicap at this C&D (good, 10/1) 12 days ago, driven out. Unexposed at this trip and another big run expected.

2 wins from 5 runs this year. Won 13-runner handicap at this C&D (good, 10/1) 12 days ago, driven out. Unexposed at this trip and another big run expected.

9 (3)
6223-07
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr J N Blackburn)

Grinty (IRE)  38 

b g Elnadim - Fire Line (Firebreak)

4 9-6
63
4 9-6
63

Seventh of 11 in handicap (11/1) at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) 38 days ago.

Seventh of 11 in handicap (11/1) at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) 38 days ago.

10 (8)
03-0207
iT
White, red hoop and armlets, white cap, royal blue stars (Mr E Donnelly)