• 16:05 Victorchandler.com Handicap1m 5f 13y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 53.50s
  • Off time: 16:05:51
16:05 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quai d'Orsay 7/2
2nd Hunting Tower 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 111-223 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Wells Lyrical (IRE) 89
4 10-0 B Smart T Eaves 93 2/13.00
3 (3) 547661 Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap Amanda Carter 12
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 87 11/26.50
5 (5) 815955 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Quai d'Orsay 19
3 9-6 M Johnston R Ffrench 93 7/24.50
6 (8) 756/725 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Hunting Tower 12
5 9-1 J J Lambe J F Egan 80 6/17.00
7 (7) 4-15007 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap King's Head (IRE) 4
6 8-11 p Miss L A Perratt P Makin 76 33/134.00
8 (4) 540032 Dark Blue, Orange seams and armlets, quartered cap Dazzling Light (UAE) 5
4 8-10 J S Goldie D Tudhope 75 7/24.50
Non runners
2 (6)2-00336Tilt79-11B EllisonT Hamilton90
4 (9)0-63009Carte Diamond (USA)89-7B EllisonL Betts86
9 (2)65495-6Circus Clown (IRE)48-9P MonteithD Allan50


WELLS LYRICAL can take this drop in trip in his stride and get the better of the likes of Amanda Carter and Quai D'Orsay. The topweight has enjoyed a fine season, finding one too strong in two valuable handicaps before finishing third in a Listed race at Sandown last time. He does need a strong pace to show his best but the straight here will play to his strengths. Amanda Carter demolished the field over course and distance twelve days ago from a 12lb lower mark. That was hugely impressive but it remains to be seen whether she can justify her revised perch. Tilt is capable of playing a hand from his current mark but Carte Diamond remains best watched unless he attracts support. Hunting Tower made much of the running when finishing fifth behind Amanda Carter last time and he'll hopefully inject the pace into this race along with Quai D'Orsay. The Johnston runner has been comfortably held the last twice but has been dropped a total of 4lbs and he may well bounce back. Dazzling Light ran on to finish third behind Amanda Carter so has claims of reversing the form at the weights so is another that enters calculations but Wells Lyrical earns our vote despite concerns as to whether there's sufficient pace in the race to enable him to show his best.