• 17:50 John Smith's Handicap 1m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.84s
  • Off time: 17:53:26
17:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Collateral Damage (IRE) 7/4
2nd Gala Casino Star (IRE) 6/1
3rd Silver Rime (FR) 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 364239 Royal Blue, White chevron, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Red cap, White stars Gala Casino Star (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
4 9-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 84 6/17.00
2 (3) 3535-07 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Silver Rime (FR) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-6 Miss L A Perratt P Makin 82 11/112.00
3 (1) 501220 GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Ocean Transit (IRE) 50
4 9-5 R J Price Hayley Turner 81 9/110.00
4 (2) 824065 White, Black spots, quartered cap Magic Echo 21
Distance Winner
5 9-5 M Dods T Eaves 81 12/113.00
5 (10) 402114 Yellow, Emerald Green hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Moody Tunes 36
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-5 A P Jarvis Martin Lane (5) 81 20/121.00
6 (5) 053411 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Collateral Damage (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 t T D Easterby D Allan 80 7/42.75
7 (8) 2-50107 Beige, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Keys of Cyprus 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 77 11/112.00
8 (11) 4-06107 Royal blue, white seams, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, white cap, royal blue star Golden Penny 74
Distance Winner
4 8-13 A G Foster F Tylicki (3) 75 25/126.00
9 (4) 423144 Maroon, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Maroon stars, Maroon cap, Yellow stars Casino Night 21
Distance Winner
4 8-13 F P Murtagh D Heslop (5) 75 12/113.00
10 (6) 252191 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Ninth House (USA) 12
Distance Winner
7 8-9 t Mrs R Carr P McDonald 71 7/18.00
11 (9) 988484 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Richo 5
3 8-4 S A Harris Kelly Harrison (3) 67 33/134.00


KEYS OF CYPRUS can take the scalps of Moody Tunes and Collateral Damage. David Nicholls' charge won on this card last term and was a winner under testing conditions at Ripon off a 1lb lower mark. If the ground stays on the slow side of good, he has to be given a fair chance on the book. Moody Tunes made hay from a much lower mark. The ground may probably be a bit lively come post time. Collateral Damage handled the good-to-firm going at Redcar well enough although a perusal at his form suggests himself to be better on soft. The handicapper has now had his opportunity to raise the stakes. Ninth House landed a gamble at Thirsk on soft going. A four time winner this term, he continues to advertise the abilities of his rookie handler. Casino Night has been consistent enough in the last few weeks. She seems capable of running up to her mark on most surfaces. Gala Casino Star is now 1lb higher than his last winning mark. That said, that York victory seems an awful long time ago all things considered. Magic Echo has become somewhat disappointing of late and it might be worth waiting until we see any shoots of recovery. A race as competitive as any on the card and Keys Of Cyprus has most ticks in the right boxes.