• 17:00 Instabet App Only At BetVictor Handicap7f 50y

  • Winner £5,499 2nd £1,636 3rd £818 4th £409
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.85s
  • Off time: 17:02:40
17:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Escape To Glory (USA) 6/1
2nd Powerful Presence (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 343041 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Silver Rime (FR) 7 (ex6)
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-4 Miss L A Perratt Connor Beasley (3) 80 9/110.00
2 (4) 30-1280 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Escape To Glory (USA) 19
Distance Winner
6 10-0 M Dods P Mulrennan 82 6/17.00
3 (3) 522773 Brown, pink cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Powerful Presence (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-0 v1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 82 6/17.00
4 (7) 6016-63 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gatepost (IRE) 17
5 10-0 R A Fahey P McDonald 82 9/25.50
5 (2) 421-270 Royal Blue, White stars, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Circuitous 19
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 v K Dalgleish T Eaves 80 13/27.50
6 (6) 8-66512 Purple, Yellow stars and sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple stars Order Of Service 8
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J S Goldie G Lee 71 11/26.50
7 (5) 042444 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond King Of Macedon (IRE) 10
3 9-0 b M Johnston J Fanning 76 3/14.00


Little separates the top five in the weights, all of whom tend to win in their turn in ordinary northern handicap company. Powerful Presence keeps threatening a victory for the O'Meara team and it's noteworthy to see connections now reach for a first-time visor at the age of seven for the Refuse To Bend gelding. It may well do the trick. Silver Rime arrives on the back of a course and distance success for an in-form Linda Perratt but a 6lb penalty could prove a bridge too far on this follow-up attempt. Gatepost ran well last time but only has a single success to his name since May 2011 and it may pay to go with KING OF MACEDON. Mark Johnston has no equal pitching 3-y-o's in against older horses as the season progresses and his gelding receives plenty of weight from all bar one of his rivals. Hopefully, Joe Fanning will be able to dictate matters with a soft lead and make the most of that significant weight differential.