Ayr

  • 15:20 M&Co Handicap5f

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.01s
  • Off time: 15:22:23
15:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Magical Macey (USA) 18/1
2nd Fol Hollow (IRE) 28/1
3rd Rylee Mooch 25/1
4th Mayoman (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 060063 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Courageous (IRE) 13
5 9-7 K A Ryan P Makin 85 7/18.00
2 (3) 527610 Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-7 b T D Barron Graham Gibbons 85 18/119.00
4 (10) 467030 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Beat The Bell 9
Distance Winner
6 9-6 T D Barron Lee Newman 84 25/126.00
5 (12) 803025 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Arganil (USA) 30
Distance Winner
6 9-6 p K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 84 22/123.00
6 (6) 000421 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Haajes 9 (ex6)
Distance Winner
7 9-6 P T Midgley P McDonald 78 7/18.00
7 (5) 151090 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Mr Optimistic 34
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-4 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 83 5/16.00
8 (13) 807250 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Oldjoesaid 9
Distance Winner
7 9-4 b K A Ryan Stephen Craine 82 20/121.00
9 (17) 086784 Red and White (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Indian Trail 9
Distance Winner
11 9-2 b D Nicholls P M Quinn 80 16/117.00
10 (4) 456120 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Fol Hollow (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 9-2 D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 80 28/129.00
11 (21) 262159 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Hotham 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-2 N Wilson Barry McHugh 80 25/126.00
12 (20) 506535 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamonds The Nifty Fox 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 T D Easterby D Allan 79 18/119.00
13 (18) 680628 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Even Stevens 9
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D Nicholls Billy Cray (3) 79 16/117.00
14 (16) 360792 Light blue, beige epaulets Invincible Lad (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 77 20/121.00
15 (2) 052176 PINK, purple sash, halved sleeves, pink cap, purple star Thats A Fret (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
5 8-13 b L McAteer J Fanning 77 20/121.00
16 (22) 435516 Emerald green and orange (quartered), orange sleeves, emerald green armlets, white cap Mayoman (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
6 8-12 D Carroll Neil Farley (5) 76 14/115.00
17 (8) 271647 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Gottcher 14
Distance Winner
3 8-11 T D Barron T Eaves 76 33/134.00
18 (14) 216283 Red, black stars, black sleeves, red armlets Rothesay Chancer 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 76 14/115.00
19 (11) 343329 Black and white check, white sleeves, black cap Crimson Knot (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 8-10 A Berry Julie Burke (5) 75 33/134.00
20 (7) 053661 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Go Go Green (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 8-8 t J S Goldie D Tudhope (ex2) 72 16/117.00
21 (23) 1-05894 White, black braces, white sleeves, black stars, black cap Above The Stars 20
Distance Winner
3 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 73 12/113.00
22 (19) 214553 Pink, yellow chevron, pink sleeves, yellow stars, pink cap, yellow stars Rylee Mooch 6
Distance Winner
3 8-7 e R C Guest Charles Eddery (7) 72 25/126.00
23 (9) 314323 White, Red hoops, Royal Blue and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Sleepy Blue Ocean 6
Distance Winner
5 8-7 p J Balding Martin Lane 68 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (1)0-80002Amenable (IRE)49-6D NichollsNon Runner84

Verdict

Only one three-year-old has managed to win this in the last 10 years and it may pay to concentrate on the older horses again this season. Hotham won this for Noel Wilson in 2008 but is 5lb higher now while Haajes collected a penalty for winning at Doncaster, though does tend to come good at this time of year and has won off a higher mark in the past. Dandy Nicholls is, as usual, mob-handed and it would be no surprise to see one of his quintet land the spoils, while Kevin Ryan and David Barron both saddle three each and Arganil would certainly be thereabouts if at his best. But we'll take the view that a high draw will be an advantage today and side with THE NIFTY FOX. Tim Easterby's seven-year-old is on a long losing run but that should mean he starts at decent odds here and he's 3lb lower than when just touched off on easy ground over C&D in the spring. Mayoman could also go close if getting the run of the race.