Ayr

  • 17:30 Open Championship 8 Places At BetVictor Apprentice Handicap1m 5f 13y

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 52.09s
  • Off time: 17:30:24
17:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grand Diamond (IRE) 5/1
2nd Altnaharra 20/1
3rd Geanie Mac (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 630380 Red, Dark Blue stripe La Bacouetteuse (FR) 18
Distance Winner
8 9-12 b I Jardine D H Bergin 65 15/28.50
2 (10) 33060/6 Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 18
8 9-7 B Ellison Kevin Stott (3) 60 6/42.50
3 (7) 885128 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, striped cap Kingarrick 26
Beaten Favourite
5 9-7 N Wilson Rob J Fitzpatrick (5) 60 12/113.00
4 (2) 98-1320 BLACK, YELLOW chevron, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 t Mrs S A Watt D M Simmonson 58 7/18.00
5 (9) 67-3614 Saxe blue, yellow armlets, white cap Grand Diamond (IRE) 17
Course Winner
9 9-0 p J S Goldie Jordan Nason (3) 53 5/16.00
6 (8) 2755-66 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Vittachi 40
Course Winner
6 8-11 A C Whillans Rowan Scott (5) 50 10/111.00
7 (3) 0-05535 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Geanie Mac (IRE) 17
4 8-8 v Miss L A Perratt Sammy Jo Bell 47 9/110.00
8 (6) 85-8059 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Altnaharra 33
4 8-7 v J S Goldie Sophie Robertson (7) 45 20/121.00
9 (5) 87708-0 White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap Rare Coincidence 22
Distance Winner
12 8-7 A Berry Jordan Hibberd (5) 45 66/167.00
10 (4) 009-970 Beige, maroon hoops and armlets Roc Fort 23
4 8-7 James Moffatt Gemma Tutty 45 66/167.00

Verdict

Kingcarrick has returned a losing favourite on both starts since winning at Musselburgh in May while Jewelled Dagger hasn't threatened since scoring at Chepstow in the same month. GRAND DIAMOND could only manage fourth at Musselburgh last time after winning an amateurs race at the same track before that. But Jim Goldie's charge gets another chance in a poor handicap as the step up in trip should suit. Geanie Mac has slipped down the handicap and may prove best of the rest.