Ayr

  • 16:30 Racing UK Free 1 Month Trial Handicap 7f 50y

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.32s
  • Off time: 16:30:51
16:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monel 5/1
2nd Tortoise 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 0-44443 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Beckermet (IRE) 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
12 10-0 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 65 7/24.50
5 (7) 9-58413 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Monel 18
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 J S Goldie G Lee (3) 59 5/16.00
7 (10) 954481 PINK, PURPLE stars, sleeves and star on cap Ellies Image 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 R Ford P Hanagan 51 5/16.00
8 (11) 5-12462 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Vosne Romanee 10
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 b1 K Dalgleish Jason Hart (3) 57 7/24.50
10 (1) 973246 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Incurs Four Faults 12
3 8-9 K Dalgleish T Eaves 56 10/34.33
11 (5) 320801 Black, Red star, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Tortoise 10
3 8-6 b R C Guest B A Curtis 53 17/29.50
Non runners
2 (2)1441-21Cara's Request (AUS)910-5M DodsNon Runner64
3 (8)4645-97Fabled City (USA)59-12K DalgleishT Eaves63
4 (4)86-0454Funding Deficit (IRE)49-10J S GoldieG Lee61
6 (3)776-Derbyshire (IRE)39-3K A RyanNon Runner64
9 (6)075-053Spirit Of Alsace (IRE)38-10J S GoldieI J Brennan57

Verdict

The three-year-old Derbyshire had three runs in soft-ground maidens last season and, though he showed little, there should be more to come this campaign. Saturday's Musselburgh winner Cara's Request has been declared a doubtful runner and that may have left the way open for ELLIES IMAGE, who hadn't won since 2011 when arriving here last month but had dropped to a very lowly mark as a consequence and had no trouble gaining the sixth victory of her career. She's been raised 6lb but Paul Hanagan is a positive booking and she's taken to go in again. Monel, who started favourite that day, was beaten around five lengths into third and looks held but Tortoise won so easily at Newcastle from today's rival Vosne Romance that even an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent a big effort.