• 16:50 John Smith's Handicap 1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.39s
  • Off time: 16:53:18
16:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Faithful Ruler (USA) 8/1
2nd Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 4/1
3rd Doric Echo 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 8/5511-3 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green diamond Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-8 D H Brown A Heffernan (5) 85 4/15.00
2 (7) 232155 Orange, Black sleeves, Orange armlets, Black cap Exit Smiling 17
Distance Winner
7 9-6 P T Midgley M Fenton 83 11/112.00
3 (11) 061162 Light Green and Yellow (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Maroon cap Celtic Change (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-5 bt M Dods P Makin 82 9/110.00
4 (3) 431732 Black, red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, black cap, red diamond Faithful Ruler (USA) 21
5 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 81 8/19.00
5 (8) 521385 Pink, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap Ezdeyaad (USA) 74
Distance Winner
5 9-4 G A Swinbank P McDonald 81 9/110.00
6 (9) 8-40207 Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap Kinsya 21
Distance Winner
6 9-3 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (5) 80 13/27.50
7 (2) 2-15535 Lime Green Thousand Miles (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
3 9-1 P W Chapple-Hyam R Mullen 82 13/27.50
8 (1) 636560 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Veiled Applause 19
Distance Winner
6 8-12 J J Quinn F Tylicki (3) 75 5/16.00
9 (6) 1-30000 Dark Blue, Light Blue sash, White sleeves, Light Blue cap Moves Goodenough 19
Distance Winner
6 8-12 p1 A G Foster Hayley Turner 75 28/129.00
10 (5) 133219 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Island Chief 12
Distance Winner
3 8-9 b K A Ryan Amy Ryan (5) 76 16/117.00
11 (10) 5-50054 Black, Yellow triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap Doric Echo 22
Course Winner
3 8-5 B Smart Greg Fairley 72 14/115.00


THOUSAND MILES is selected with Faithful Ruler and Celtic Change others to make appeal. Peter Chapple-Hyam's horse was tried in listed company in France without much in the way of success but he has shaped well in two recent outings over seven furlongs and if the going stays on the slow side of good, he can give a good account of himself at the likely odds. Faithful Ruler has gone up 1lb for a near miss at Ayr. This assignment will be his toughest to date though he has managed to hold his form. Celtic Change is from a stable that have enjoyed rich fortunes over the last few months. Any firming up of the surface will prove helpful. Veiled Applause would have chances on some of his older form though he seems to have lost his way on the level. Spirit Of Nation ran with a lot of credit on his reappearance for David Brown. A dual scorer last term, he clearly maintains a degree of ability. Doric Echo has ran well at this course before and with a recent fourth to his name over today's course and distance, he can give a good account off his very light racing weight. Cases can be made for the majority of these runners though the most compelling is held by Thousand Miles.