• 17:50 Champagne G.h. Mumm Grand Cru Apprentice Handicap6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.92s
  • Off time: 17:51:00
17:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imperial Sword 15/2
2nd Liberty Trail (IRE) 16/1
3rd Feeling Fresh (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 9-41 Emerald Green, Yellow and Red halved sleeves, Yellow cap Hitches Dubai (BRZ) 35
4 10-0 D Nicholls N Lawes (3) 66 7/24.50
2 (1) 394181 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Downhill Skier (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-13 W M Brisbourne Kieren Fox (5) 65 6/17.00
3 (7) 086762 Black, Red disc, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Imperial Sword 8
Distance Winner
6 9-12 b T D Barron Jan Wilson (5) 64 15/28.50
4 (5) 6-27237 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Liberty Trail (IRE) 9
3 9-11 I Semple Ross Smith (5) 67 16/117.00
5 (10) 012961 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Botham (USA) 23
Distance Winner
5 9-8 J S Goldie P Pickard 60 6/17.00
6 (6) 360-313 Yellow, Dark Green seams, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Feeling Fresh (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-8 Paul Green R Clark (5) 60 7/24.50
7 (8) 197307 Black and white stripes, yellow cap Thunder Bay 19
4 9-7 p R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 59 12/113.00
8 (2) 18236-9 Purple, pink star, striped sleeves and stars on cap Almost Married (IRE) 81
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 J S Goldie A Heffernan 56 10/111.00
10 (9) 07U040 Light Blue and Maroon stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets Coconut Moon 7
7 8-9 A Berry Billy Cray 45 25/126.00
11 (4) 248-870 Dark blue, pink chevron, hooped sleeves, pink and dark blue hooped cap Forrest Star 9
4 8-9 Miss L A Perratt A Carter (5) 45 50/151.00
Non runners
9 (3)000-184Sea Land (FR)59-1B EllisonAnthony Betts53


Top weight HITCHES DUBAI looks set to win the opener at the expense of Botham and Feeling Fresh. The selection broke his maiden tag on the third attempt at Beverley when getting the better of Majestic Lady. He has shown improvement and can score off a mark of just 66 in his first handicap. Botham has won three times in his career to date and came good last time out at Hamilton. He is now six pounds higher in the weights as a result which puts him on a career high mark. Whether he is good enough to win remains to be seen but he still warrants respect. Feeling Fresh has run three fine races this summer and scored at Hamilton on his penultimate start. He was not discredited when finishing third of eleven on heavy going at Haydock last time out so any ease in the going will not hinder his chances. Hitches Dubai looks the most progressive horse in the race and should be able to take advantage of his lenient handicap mark.