14:00 Ayr 22 May 2018

Weddings At Western House Hotel Fillies' Novice Stakes (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: High

1

6f

Good to Firm

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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)
iT
Red, yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap (Mr Steve Chamberlain)

Princess Apollo 

b f Mullionmileanhour - Speedy Senorita (Fayruz)

4 9-7
-
4 9-7
-

Mullionmileanhour filly. Dam 5f/5.3f winner (including at 2 yrs).

Mullionmileanhour filly. Dam 5f/5.3f winner (including at 2 yrs).

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2 (8)
0
iT
Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, white armlets (Mrs Alison Swadling)

Sasheeda 139 

br f Putra Sas - Majeeda (Jeremy)

4 9-7
-
4 9-7
-

Looked limited in a couple of bumpers/Flat maiden for Lisa Williamson.

Looked limited in a couple of bumpers/Flat maiden for Lisa Williamson.

3 (1)
iT
Red, red cap, white spots (Mr David W Armstrong)

Boundary Lane 

ch f Mayson - Dea Caelestis (Dream Well)

3 8-12
-
3 8-12
-

Mayson filly. Dam, 11f winner, closely related to very smart 7f winner Enrique.

Mayson filly. Dam, 11f winner, closely related to very smart 7f winner Enrique.

4 (4)
03-0
iT
White, red hoop and armlets, white cap, royal blue stars (Mr E Donnelly)

Columbia Kid (IRE)  42 

b f Big Bad Bob - Tinaheely (Intikhab)

3 8-12
-
3 8-12
-

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, last of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f) 42 days ago. Runner-up effort on this card a year ago the best form on offer.

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, last of 13 in maiden at Dundalk (7f) 42 days ago. Runner-up effort on this card a year ago the best form on offer.

5 (6)
iT
Grey (Clipper Logistics)

Fairy Falcon 

ch f Sepoy - Easy To Imagine (Cozzene)

3 8-12
-
3 8-12
-

190,000 gns yearling, Sepoy filly. Half-sister to several winners, including very smart 5f-6f winner Tangerine Trees and smart 5f winner Alpha Delphini. Dam unraced.

190,000 gns yearling, Sepoy filly. Half-sister to several winners, including very smart 5f-6f winner Tangerine Trees and smart 5f winner Alpha Delphini. Dam unraced.

6 (3)
0
iT
Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Nutopia 25 

b f Monsieur Bond - Caranbola (Lucky Story)

3 8-12
-
3 8-12
-

66/1, twelfth of 17 in minor event at Doncaster (6f, soft) on debut 25 days ago.

66/1, twelfth of 17 in minor event at Doncaster (6f, soft) on debut 25 days ago.

7 (7)
iT
Black, emerald green inverted triangle, white cap (Ne-chance)

Snow Diamond (IRE)  

b f Swiss Spirit - Early Morning Rain (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Non Runner

Non Runner

5,500 gns foal, Swiss Spirit filly. Half-sister to 9f/1¼m winner Haayil and 2-y-o 7f winner Shipping Forecast.

5,500 gns foal, Swiss Spirit filly. Half-sister to 9f/1¼m winner Haayil and 2-y-o 7f winner Shipping Forecast.

8 (5)
2-2
iT
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud)

Sugar Coating 103 

b f Dutch Art - Muscovado (Mr Greeley)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Second of 5 in minor event at Chelmsford City (5f, 10/11), very slowly away. Off 103 days but she's in very capable hands.

Second of 5 in minor event at Chelmsford City (5f, 10/11), very slowly away. Off 103 days but she's in very capable hands.

Verdict

SUGAR COATING has filled second place in both of her starts to date and this is an ideal opportunity for the daughter of Dutch Art to earn her first victory. Columbia Kid is the pick of the rest with form but the main threat to the selection may prove to be Fairy Falcon. The daughter of Sepoy is a half-sister to high-class sprinters Tangerine Trees and Alpha Delphini, and connections had to part with 190,000gns to secure her as a yearling.

Verdict

SUGAR COATING looked a work-in-progress mentally when failing to justify favouritism in a brace of AW maidens over the winter, but she's in the right hands and this isn't a deep race. Columbia Kid finished third in a minor race on this card last year and is a player on that run, with Fairy Falcon and Snow Diamond perhaps the pick of the newcomers.

14:35 Ayr 22 May 2018

Book Direct At Western House Hotel Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Good to Firm

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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 (3)
14494-1
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, red cap (Mr Dave Scott)

Thornaby Nash 10 

br g Kheleyf - Mistress Twister (Pivotal)

7 10-0 p
60
7 10-0 p
60

12/1, won 16-runner handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) 10 days ago, despite being hampered. Expected to give it a good shot from 4 lb higher.

12/1, won 16-runner handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) 10 days ago, despite being hampered. Expected to give it a good shot from 4 lb higher.

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2 (2)
4546-14
iT
Maroon, pink armlets (Mr G Lowe & Mr P Darling)

Pepys 22 

b g Aqlaam - Generously Gifted (Sakhee)

4 9-13
59
4 9-13
59

Winner at Newcastle in April. Respectable fourth of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 9/4) 22 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Winner at Newcastle in April. Respectable fourth of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 9/4) 22 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

3 (11)
700-930
iT
Purple, white hooped sleeves, check cap (Kiwi Racing)

Kiwi Bay 21 

b g Mujahid - Bay of Plenty (Octagonal)

13 9-11
57
13 9-11
57

Course winner. Eleventh of 12 in handicap (8/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 21 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Back down in trip and lurks on a dangerous mark.

Course winner. Eleventh of 12 in handicap (8/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 21 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Back down in trip and lurks on a dangerous mark.

4 (1)
111477
iT
Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Sooqaan 56 

bl g Naaqoos - Dream Day (Spectrum)

7 9-9
55
7 9-9
55

Three wins from 7 runs this year. Latest win at Southwell in January. 10/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f) 56 days ago. Much lower in the weights on turf.

Three wins from 7 runs this year. Latest win at Southwell in January. 10/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f) 56 days ago. Much lower in the weights on turf.

5 (12)
731029-
iT
White, red chevron, white and black chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Ayrshire Racing & Partner)

Rioja Day (IRE)  222 

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

8 9-7 b
53
8 9-7 b
53

Temperamental sort. Course winner. Ninth of 14 in handicap (10/1) at this C&D (heavy), merely passing beaten rivals. Off 7 months.

Temperamental sort. Course winner. Ninth of 14 in handicap (10/1) at this C&D (heavy), merely passing beaten rivals. Off 7 months.

6 (8)
4/0047-
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr John Blackburn Racing)

Coviglia (IRE)  235 

ro g Invincible Spirit - Bright Snow (Gulch)

4 9-7
53
4 9-7
53

Lightly-raced maiden. Seventh of 8 in maiden (12/1) at Newcastle (6f). Off 7 months. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving David O'Meara. Makes handicap debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. Seventh of 8 in maiden (12/1) at Newcastle (6f). Off 7 months. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving David O'Meara. Makes handicap debut.

7 (10)
38/00-09
iT
Beige, black stars on sleeves, black cap (Mr I Farrington & Mr R Chapman)

Red Charmer (IRE)  10 

b g Red Clubs - Golden Charm (Common Grounds)

8 9-7
53
8 9-7
53

8½ lengths ninth of 16 to Thornaby Nash in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm, 20/1) 10 days ago.

8½ lengths ninth of 16 to Thornaby Nash in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm, 20/1) 10 days ago.

8 (4)
847153
iT
Orange, purple hooped sleeves, white cap (Mrs P Bastiman)

Gone With The Wind (GER)  18 

b g Dutch Art - Gallivant (Danehill)

7 9-6 p
52
7 9-6 p
52

C&D winner. Latest win at Wolverhampton in March. Third of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm, 10/1) 18 days ago, running on.

C&D winner. Latest win at Wolverhampton in March. Third of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm, 10/1) 18 days ago, running on.

9 (5)
90-9080
iT
Emerald green, yellow triple diamond and diamond on cap (Mr A P Keatley & Mrs S Shiels)

Tennessee Rose (IRE)  8 

b f Tagula - Bonny Rose (Zaha)

4 9-5 t
51
4 9-5 t
51

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 20/1, fourteenth of 16 in handicap at Tipperary (7.2f, soft) 8 days ago, very slowly away.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 20/1, fourteenth of 16 in handicap at Tipperary (7.2f, soft) 8 days ago, very slowly away.

10 (6)
055022-
iT
White, red star, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star (Jackton Racing Club)

Stardrifter 188 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Alchemilla (Dubai Destination)

6 9-3
49
6 9-3
49

Thirty one runs since last win in 2015. Creditable second of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 5/2), nearest finish. Off 6 months but well weighted nowadays.

Thirty one runs since last win in 2015. Creditable second of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 5/2), nearest finish. Off 6 months but well weighted nowadays.

11 (7)
5453-77
iT
Dark blue, royal blue chevrons, dark blue cap, royal blue star (Derrick Mossop & Partner)

Play With Me 33 

ch f Captain Gerrard - Plead (Bering)

4 9-2
48
4 9-2
48

Respectable 6¼ lengths seventh of 13 to Pepys in minor event at Newcastle (7.1f, 16/1) 33 days ago.

Respectable 6¼ lengths seventh of 13 to Pepys in minor event at Newcastle (7.1f, 16/1) 33 days ago.

12 (9)
081075-
iT
White and maroon check, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon cap (Mr Ken McGarrity&Lindaperrattracingclu)

Let Right Be Done 199 

gr g Lawman - Cheerfully (Sadler's Wells)

6 9-0 b h
46
6 9-0 b h
46

Course winner. Below form fifth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 33/1). Off 6 months so entitled to need this.

Course winner. Below form fifth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 33/1). Off 6 months so entitled to need this.

Verdict

Plenty of these arrive here with valid claims but the preference is for GONE WITH THE WIND, who arrives here on the back of an encouraging effort at Musselburgh a few weeks ago. A 1lb drop in the ratings for that effort may be generous and his last turf win came over this course and distance. Thornaby Nash has to be respected given his recent victory, while Pepys and Rioja Day complete the shortlist.

Verdict

There's still an air of untapped potential around PEPYS at this sort of level, so he could be then answer back on turf. Thornaby Nash won a big-field handicap at Nottingham 10 days ago and is feared, while Sooqaan is well-in on his AW form of late.

15:05 Ayr 22 May 2018

Book Direct At Western House Hotel Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Good to Firm (Firm 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 (7)
6760-09
iT
Royal blue and pink stripes, royal blue sleeves and cap (Mr David Lumley)

Warrior's Spirit (IRE)  15 

b g Requinto - Sandbox Two (Foxhound)

4 10-0 p1
60
4 10-0 p1
60

10/1, ninth of 16 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago, hampered. Drops into a 0-60 fitted with first-time cheeckpieces.

10/1, ninth of 16 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago, hampered. Drops into a 0-60 fitted with first-time cheeckpieces.

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2 (5)
905137-
iT
Purple, pink star, striped sleeves and stars on cap (Mr John Murphy)

Intiwin (IRE)  199 

b g Intikhab - Muluk (Rainbow Quest)

6 9-13
59
6 9-13
59

C&D winner. 9/4, bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f), not ideally placed. In with an each-way shout on seasonal bow.

C&D winner. 9/4, bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f), not ideally placed. In with an each-way shout on seasonal bow.

3 (8)
6-18245
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red diamonds, white cap, red diamond (The Venturers & Mrs R Carr)

Adventureman 18 

b g Kyllachy - Constitute (Gone West)

6 9-10 p
56
6 9-10 p
56

Latest win at Newcastle in March. 4/1, bit below form fifth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Can make presence felt.

Latest win at Newcastle in March. 4/1, bit below form fifth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Can make presence felt.

4 (6)
64429-2
iT
Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red cap (Mr Jedd O'Keeffe)

Rebel State (IRE)  19 

b g Zoffany - Stately Princess (Robellino)

5 9-8 p
54
5 9-8 p
54

One win from 26 Flat runs. 12/1, very good second of 12 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 19 days ago, left with too much to do. One to be interested in.

One win from 26 Flat runs. 12/1, very good second of 12 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 19 days ago, left with too much to do. One to be interested in.

5 (12)
4660-26
iT
Dark blue and beige check, dark blue sleeves and cap (Mr Eric Burke & Partner)

Baron Run 19 

ch g Bertolini - Bhima (Polar Falcon)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Sixteen runs since last win in 2014. 10/3, sixth of 7 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f) 19 days ago.

Sixteen runs since last win in 2014. 10/3, sixth of 7 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f) 19 days ago.

6 (1)
095-890
iT
Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap (Mr M J Macleod)

Chiswick Bey (IRE)  15 

b g Elusive City - Victoria Lodge (Grand Lodge)

10 9-6
52
10 9-6
52

20/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago, left poorly placed. Continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage.

20/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago, left poorly placed. Continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage.

7 (9)
155614
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Club)

Harbour Patrol (IRE)  19 

b g Acclamation - Traou Mad (Barathea)

6 9-6 p
52
6 9-6 p
52

Latest win at Thirsk in April. Respectable fourth of 12 in handicap (3/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 19 days ago.

Latest win at Thirsk in April. Respectable fourth of 12 in handicap (3/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 19 days ago.

8 (3)
23120-8
iT
Royal blue, yellow stars, pink and royal blue striped sleeves and cap (We're Electric)

Quiet Moment (IRE)  18 

b f Dandy Man - Easee On (Hawk Wing)

4 9-6
52
4 9-6
52

C&D winner. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm, 9/1) 18 days ago.

C&D winner. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm, 9/1) 18 days ago.

9 (4)
3490-02
iT
Black and red diabolo, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star (Kildonan Gold Racing)

Colour Contrast (IRE)  18 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Colour Coordinated (Spectrum)

5 9-3 b
49
5 9-3 b
49

Remains a maiden. 9/1, creditable second of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm) 18 days ago, outbattled. Blinkers back on. Clearly on a good mark if he can put it all together.

Remains a maiden. 9/1, creditable second of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm) 18 days ago, outbattled. Blinkers back on. Clearly on a good mark if he can put it all together.

10 (2)
50-7873
iT
Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Circling Vultures 18 

ch g Monsieur Bond - Knavesmire (One Cool Cat)

4 9-2
48
4 9-2
48

12/1, respectable third of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 18 days ago.

12/1, respectable third of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 18 days ago.

11 (11)
4880-56
iT
White, red cross belts and sleeves (Mr Mark E Smith)

Kaylen's Mischief 56 

ch g Doyen - Pusey Street Girl (Gildoran)

5 9-2
48
5 9-2
48

Bit below form sixth of 10 in handicap (5/1) at Southwell (8.1f) 56 days ago. Has plenty to find.

Bit below form sixth of 10 in handicap (5/1) at Southwell (8.1f) 56 days ago. Has plenty to find.

12 (10)
054372-
iT
Black, grey stripe (Fat Badger Racing)

Palindrome (USA)  193 

b g Poet's Voice - Hi Dubai (Rahy)

5 9-0
46
5 9-0
46

5/1, creditable second of 11 in handicap at Newcastle (8f). Off 6 months.

5/1, creditable second of 11 in handicap at Newcastle (8f). Off 6 months.

Verdict

REBEL STATE ran well to finish second to an in-form rival on his seasonal return a few weeks ago and and he can be supported to go one better this afternoon. Harbour Patrol is a recent winner who should be in the mix once again this afternoon. Others to consider in an open event are Adventureman, Colour Contrast and Palindrome.

Verdict

REBEL STATE's strike rate is a slight concern (1-26), but he was unlucky to bump into an even better-treated rival on his return at Musselburgh, and seems sure to make another bold bid with that under his belt. Adventureman can figure again, with Warrior's Spirit another to consider dropping into a 0-60 fitted with first-time cheeckpieces.

15:35 Ayr 22 May 2018

Book For The Ayrshire Magazine Noughties Racenight Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 50y

Good to Firm (Firm 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 (1)
54347-7
iT
Purple, yellow star, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap, yellow star (Mr Steve Dick)

Royal Duchess 18 

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

8 9-7
65
8 9-7
65

4-time C&D winner. 16/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 18 days ago.

4-time C&D winner. 16/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 18 days ago.

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2 (3)
2345-04
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (Morebrooke Ltd)

Royal Connoisseur (IRE)  18 

b g Art Connoisseur - Valferno (Val Royal)

7 9-7
65
7 9-7
65

Respectable fourth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm, 9/1) 18 days ago, nearest finish. On a handy mark if he can put it all together.

Respectable fourth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm, 9/1) 18 days ago, nearest finish. On a handy mark if he can put it all together.

3 (6)
5-03692
iT
Dark blue, white hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap (Mr Allan McLuckie)

Smugglers Creek (IRE)  18 

b g Medicean - Crystany (Green Desert)

4 9-7 p1
65
4 9-7 p1
65

Good second of 11 in handicap (6/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 18 days ago, faring best of those ridden prominently. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has to be taken seriously.

Good second of 11 in handicap (6/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 18 days ago, faring best of those ridden prominently. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has to be taken seriously.

4 (11)
68-3377
iT
Red, black hoops, red sleeves (Mr S A T Quinn)

Beauden Barrett 40 

b g Dick Turpin - Riccoche (Oasis Dream)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 20/1, seventh of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford City (7f) 40 days ago. Has work to do at present.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 20/1, seventh of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford City (7f) 40 days ago. Has work to do at present.

5 (4)
9198-67
iT
Royal blue, yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Thoroughbred Homes Ltd)

Talent Scout (IRE)  15 

b g Exceed and Excel - Taalluf (Hansel)

12 9-7 p
65
12 9-7 p
65

Below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm, 14/1) 15 days ago, ridden too aggressively. He's a veteran now, but the handicapper is giving him a chance.

Below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm, 14/1) 15 days ago, ridden too aggressively. He's a veteran now, but the handicapper is giving him a chance.

6 (8)
233-003
iT
Purple, white seams, white cap (Bastiman, Dorman & Dorman)

Donnelly's Rainbow (IRE)  18 

b g Lilbourne Lad - Donnelly's Hollow (Docksider)

5 9-6
64
5 9-6
64

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Good third of 11 in handicap (20/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 18 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Good third of 11 in handicap (20/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 18 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race.

7 (9)
2-39323
iT
Red and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star (Curzon House Partnership)

Steal The Scene (IRE)  18 

b g Lord Shanakill - Namoos (Sahm)

6 9-6
64
6 9-6
64

Twenty five runs since last win in 2015. Good third of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 9/2) 18 days ago, running on late.

Twenty five runs since last win in 2015. Good third of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 9/2) 18 days ago, running on late.

8 (5)
24564-8
iT
Red, white hollow box and cap (Mr J Wholey)

Dream Sleep 11 

b f Rip Van Winkle - Regalline (Green Desert)

4 9-4
62
4 9-4
62

First run since leaving Joseph G. Murphy when bit below form eighth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy, 20/1) 11 days ago. Likely to be sharper now and merits consideration.

First run since leaving Joseph G. Murphy when bit below form eighth of 30 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, heavy, 20/1) 11 days ago. Likely to be sharper now and merits consideration.

9 (2)
44649-1
iT
Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves and cap (Dubelem (racing) Limited)

Mischief Managed (IRE)  13 

ch g Tagula - Cape Clear (Slip Anchor)

4 9-3 es
61
4 9-3 es
61

1 win from 1 run this year. Won 12-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 5/1) 13 days ago. Probably not straightforward but remains low mileage.

1 win from 1 run this year. Won 12-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 5/1) 13 days ago. Probably not straightforward but remains low mileage.

10 (12)
5-00663
iT
Yellow, dark blue epaulets and armlets, dark blue cap, white star (Nil Sine Labore Partnership)

Lucky Violet (IRE)  19 

b m Dandy Man - Rashida (King's Best)

6 9-2 h
60
6 9-2 h
60

20/1, very good third of 12 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 19 days ago, not clear run. Others preferred on balance.

20/1, very good third of 12 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 19 days ago, not clear run. Others preferred on balance.

11 (10)
854-437
iT
Grey, light blue triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap (Ayr Racecourse Members Club)

Pudding Chare (IRE)  123 

b g Arcano - Rosy Dudley (Grand Lodge)

4 9-2
60
4 9-2
60

Seventh of 11 in handicap (5/2) at Newcastle (7.1f). Off 123 days. First run for yard after leaving Richard Fahey.

Seventh of 11 in handicap (5/2) at Newcastle (7.1f). Off 123 days. First run for yard after leaving Richard Fahey.

12 (7)
1-47059
iT
Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Grey Destiny 10 

gr g Desideratum - Mother Corrigan (Paris House)

8 9-0
58
8 9-0
58

Temperamental sort. Latest win at Wolverhampton in December. Ninth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) 10 days ago, slowly away. Back up in trip.

Temperamental sort. Latest win at Wolverhampton in December. Ninth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) 10 days ago, slowly away. Back up in trip.

Verdict

There was just half a length splitting Smugglers Creek and Donnelly's Rainbow when second and third respectively in a class 5 handicap at Musselburgh and that pair should both run well again, but a chance is taken on the Irish raider DREAM SLEEP. The Rip Van Winkle filly was far from disgraced when eighth of 30 on her comeback run in a fiercely competitive handicap at the Curragh and her handler knows what it takes to win here, boasting a course record of three from 10 over the last five years.

Verdict

SMUGGLERS CREEK was caught only by an improver at Musselburgh, and he could yet take off for this yard (remains relatively lightly raced). Irish raider Dream Sleep should strip fitter for her recent return, while veteran Talent Scout has been given a chance by the handicapper.

16:10 Ayr 22 May 2018

Celebrate At Award Winning Western House Hotel Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,081 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 50y

Good to Firm (Firm 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 (9)
5-37300
iT
Emerald green and maroon (quartered), halved sleeves, emerald green cap (3 Batterhams And A Reay)

Masham Star (IRE)  10 

b g Lawman - Croisiere (Capote)

4 9-8
86
4 9-8
86

Course winner. Twelfth of 27 in handicap at Ascot (7f, good to firm, 25/1) 10 days ago, unsuited by way race developed. This much less demanding and he's very well treated on last year's form.

Course winner. Twelfth of 27 in handicap at Ascot (7f, good to firm, 25/1) 10 days ago, unsuited by way race developed. This much less demanding and he's very well treated on last year's form.

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2 (12)
7511/73-
iT
Black, red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Lets Be Lucky Racing 19 And Partner)

Tiercel 186 

b g Olden Times - Sharp Mode (Diesis)

Non Runner

Non Runner

4/1, respectable third of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW). Off 6 months. Evidently fragile but has plenty of ability. Has been gelded ahead of stable debut.

4/1, respectable third of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW). Off 6 months. Evidently fragile but has plenty of ability. Has been gelded ahead of stable debut.

3 (1)
008-760
iT
White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star (Weldspec Glasgow Limited)

War Department (IRE)  11 

b g Frozen Power - On My Kness (Fasliyev)

5 9-7 b
85
5 9-7 b
85

Thirteenth of 15 in handicap (50/1) at Chester (7.6f, good) 11 days ago, slowly away. Out of sorts at present.

Thirteenth of 15 in handicap (50/1) at Chester (7.6f, good) 11 days ago, slowly away. Out of sorts at present.

4 (8)
232118-
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Red, white spots on sleeves (Mr John Kenny & Partner)

Jay Kay 212 

b g Librettist - Turn Back (Pivotal)

Non Runner

Non Runner

3-time C&D winner. Last of 8 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 5/2). Off 7 months. Much higher in the weights on turf.

3-time C&D winner. Last of 8 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 5/2). Off 7 months. Much higher in the weights on turf.

5 (10)
40-7200
iT
Royal blue, red stars, sleeves and stars on cap (Mrs K Hall & Partner)

Roaring Forties (IRE)  13 

b g Invincible Spirit - Growling (Celtic Swing)

5 9-5 b1
83
5 9-5 b1
83

12/1, last of 12 in handicap at Chester (7f, good) 13 days ago. Possibilities in first-time blinkers if bouncing back to the form he showed at Doncaster on reappearance.

12/1, last of 12 in handicap at Chester (7f, good) 13 days ago. Possibilities in first-time blinkers if bouncing back to the form he showed at Doncaster on reappearance.

6 (3)
2689-04
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Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing XII)

Sultan Baybars 13 

b g Invincible Spirit - Rock Salt (Selkirk)

4 9-5 b
83
4 9-5 b
83

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, bit below form fourth of 12 in handicap (11/2) at Chester (7f) 13 days ago, well positioned. Blinkers back on and each-way claims.

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, bit below form fourth of 12 in handicap (11/2) at Chester (7f) 13 days ago, well positioned. Blinkers back on and each-way claims.

7 (4)
13232-3
iT
White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel (Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah)

Hajjam 23 

b g Paco Boy - Amanda Carter (Tobougg)

4 9-4
82
4 9-4
82

Ran well on form when third of 14 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, heavy, 2/1) 23 days ago, though his attitude seemed to let him down when it mattered.

Ran well on form when third of 14 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, heavy, 2/1) 23 days ago, though his attitude seemed to let him down when it mattered.

8 (6)
4020-29
iT
Dark blue, red chevron, white sleeves, red cap, white star (Ventura Racing 6 & Partner)

Inner Circle (IRE)  20 

b g Choisir - Eternity Ring (Alzao)

4 9-2
80
4 9-2
80

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Went backwards from a good reappearance when ninth of 10 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, heavy, 9/2) 20 days ago. Back up in trip. Inconsistent.

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Went backwards from a good reappearance when ninth of 10 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, heavy, 9/2) 20 days ago. Back up in trip. Inconsistent.

9 (7)
216-884
iT
Purple, beige sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, beige star (Bruce Jamieson, Barbara Dean, Ruth Car)

Zebulon (IRE)  23 

gr g Zebedee - Novelina (Fusaichi Pegasus)

4 8-13
77
4 8-13
77

40/1, good fourth of 14 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, heavy) 23 days ago, nearest finish. Could figure now he's found his form again.

40/1, good fourth of 14 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, heavy) 23 days ago, nearest finish. Could figure now he's found his form again.

10 (11)
8070-50
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (Morebrooke Ltd)

Khelman (IRE)  16 

b g Kheleyf - Mandolin (Sabrehill)

8 8-11 p
75
8 8-11 p
75

Unreliable type. Course winner. Fourteenth of 15 in handicap (14/1) at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) 16 days ago, slowly away. Not badly handicapped, but isn't the most reliable.

Unreliable type. Course winner. Fourteenth of 15 in handicap (14/1) at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) 16 days ago, slowly away. Not badly handicapped, but isn't the most reliable.

11 (5)
24612-8
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Red, royal blue chevron, royal blue and white diabolo on sleeves, red cap, white diamond (The Kirkham Partnership)

Kirkham 25 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Royal Grace (Royal Applause)

Non Runner

Non Runner

One win from 21 Flat runs. Below form eighth of 14 in handicap (9/2) at Doncaster (7f, soft) 25 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Should at least strip fitter.

One win from 21 Flat runs. Below form eighth of 14 in handicap (9/2) at Doncaster (7f, soft) 25 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Should at least strip fitter.

12 (2)
08403-7
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Black, pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap (Mr A Turton & Dr V Webb)

Highly Sprung (IRE)  13 

b g Zebedee - Miss Donovan (Royal Applause)

5 8-7
71
5 8-7
71

9/1, first run since leaving Mark Johnston when seventh of 8 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 13 days ago. On a fair mark, but struggled for consistency for his previous yard.

9/1, first run since leaving Mark Johnston when seventh of 8 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 13 days ago. On a fair mark, but struggled for consistency for his previous yard.

Verdict

It might pay to side with SULTAN BAYBARS in what looks a tricky puzzle for punters to solve. Not only has Daniel Tudhope chosen him over ultra-consistent stablemate Hajjam, but a 2lb drop for finishing fourth in a similarly competitive handicap at Chester looks more than fair. Masham Star faces his easiest assignment for some time and seems sure to run well, while six-time course winner Jay Kay is worth a market check at the very least on his seasonal reappearance.

Verdict

MASHAM STAR is yet to get going this term, but he's been competing in some high-end handicaps, namely the Victoria Cup last time, and is worth another chance to bounce back. Sultan Baybars and Zebulon both arrive on the back of fair efforts and are feared.

16:45 Ayr 22 May 2018

Conferences At Ayr Racecourse Handicap (Class 3) (3YO plus)

Winner £8,086 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

6f

Good to Firm (Firm 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 (2)
113168/
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing IV)

Saryshagann (FR)  743 

gr g Iffraaj - Serasana (Red Ransom)

5 10-0
90
5 10-0
90

Useful 3-time winner at trips ranging from 5.5f to 7.5f for Jean-Claude Rouget in France. New connections went to €48,000 to acquire him, and interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

Useful 3-time winner at trips ranging from 5.5f to 7.5f for Jean-Claude Rouget in France. New connections went to €48,000 to acquire him, and interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

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2 (4)
42360-0
iT
Purple, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star (Mr Michael Moses & Mr Terry Moses)

Red Pike (IRE)  24 

ch g Kheleyf - Fancy Feathers (Redback)

7 9-12
88
7 9-12
88

Losing run mounting up but has been given a real chance by the handicapper on the pick of his form from 2017.

Losing run mounting up but has been given a real chance by the handicapper on the pick of his form from 2017.

3 (8)
580-360
iT
Dark green, white spots on sleeves (Prestige Thoroughbred Racing)

Dark Defender 6 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Oh So Saucy (Imperial Ballet)

5 9-11 v
87 2
5 9-11 v
87 2

C&D winner. Ran no sort of race when fourteenth of 19 in handicap (33/1) at York (6f, good to firm) last week. Needs to raise his game, but it is worth noting he often goes well here. Visor back on.

C&D winner. Ran no sort of race when fourteenth of 19 in handicap (33/1) at York (6f, good to firm) last week. Needs to raise his game, but it is worth noting he often goes well here. Visor back on.

4 (6)
731/5-55
iT
Pink, royal blue chevrons and armlets (Mrs M Craig & Mr G Adams)

Golden Steps (FR)  18 

b g Footstepsinthesand - Kocooning (King's Best)

7 9-9
85
7 9-9
85

Promising signs on just his second start for this yard when fifth of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 18 days ago. Potentially thrown-in, having won the Bunbury cup in 2016 off a much higher mark.

Promising signs on just his second start for this yard when fifth of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 18 days ago. Potentially thrown-in, having won the Bunbury cup in 2016 off a much higher mark.

5 (3)
00-3467
iT
White, dark blue and white check sleeves, dark blue cap (Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer)

Afandem (IRE)  21 

b g Vale Of York - Al Mahmeyah (Teofilo)

4 9-5 b
81
4 9-5 b
81

Useful Group 3 winner as a 2-y-o and better signs when close third at Wolverhampton on reappearance. Below form since, though. Blinkers back on.

Useful Group 3 winner as a 2-y-o and better signs when close third at Wolverhampton on reappearance. Below form since, though. Blinkers back on.

6 (5)
632114
iT
Orange and royal blue (halved), sleeves reversed, white cap, royal blue star (Mrs J P Duffy)

Plough Boy (IRE)  55 

b g Dandy Man - Ribald (Alhaarth)

7 9-2
78
7 9-2
78

Back-to-back wins at Dundalk before good run halted there last time. This Irish raider still merits plenty of respect, though.

Back-to-back wins at Dundalk before good run halted there last time. This Irish raider still merits plenty of respect, though.

7 (1)
34/1060-
iT
Red, red cap, white spots (Mr David W Armstrong)