• 16:30 James Halstead Plc Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good-Good to Firm in places on Straight Course.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.58s
  • Off time: 16:30:17
16:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marjury Daw (IRE) 7/2
2nd Talk of Saafend (IRE) 11/1
3rd Highkingofireland 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 4000/00 Pink, Emerald Green triple diamond and diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap, Green diamonds Fikrah 25
5 10-0 D M Loughnane R P Cleary 70 40/141.00
2 (1) 16/128-5 Light Blue, White stars, armlets and stars on cap Dream of Olwyn (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
5 9-13 J G Given T Eaves 69 9/110.00
3 (9) 124211 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Marjury Daw (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
4 9-11 J G Given P Mulrennan 67 7/24.50
4 (2) 39-3242 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Grand Diamond (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
6 9-9 p J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 65 3/14.00
5 (6) 63-5355 White, Maroon chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Maroon diamond Talk of Saafend (IRE) 8
5 9-6 P Monteith T Hamilton 62 11/112.00
6 (10) 5427-53 White, Purple cap Chantilly Pearl (USA) 45
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 J G Given R Ffrench 62 11/26.50
7 (7) 473-523 Red and Black (quartered), halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Highkingofireland 48
4 9-5 J R Weymes A Elliott 61 6/17.00
8 (4) 00-5649 Royal Blue, White chevron, checked sleeves and cap Holiday Cocktail 33
Distance Winner
8 9-2 p J J Quinn Graham Gibbons 58 7/18.00
9 (5) 028889- Red, Yellow sash, Black and White quartered cap Real Desire 285
4 8-9 P Monteith J P Sullivan (5) 50 50/151.00
10 (8) 3000-60 Maroon, White cross belts, quartered cap Deal Clincher 28
4 8-9 M McDonagh Adrian Nicholls 46 66/167.00


Dream Of Olwyn is looking to improve on a mediocre seasonal bow whilst Marjury Daw is the only horse in the field who comes here on the back of a win but may find this a tougher test so we side with GRAND DIAMOND who is rated the same after a narrow second at this course last time out. Grand Diamond ran on well last time out and is stepped up a further furlong in trip for this contest. Stamina shouldn't be an issue given some previous efforts have been over greater distances and he has handled those adequately. There is a reservation that he hasn't won in two years but his last performance when seen here is enough for us to side with him today. This is the right trip for Dream Of Olwyn but did not return from a break with a bang last time at Leicester. She is likely to improve for that run out though and more can be expected here. Marjury Daw was a good winner at Redcar last time over today's trip and has strong claims. She looks the main danger to our pick, Grand Diamond.