Ayr

  • 15:25 UAE Handicap2m 1f 105y

  • Winner £10,350 2nd £3,080 3rd £1,539 4th £770
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.51s
  • Off time: 15:26:32
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Pagan 10/1
2nd Albert Bridge 9/2
3rd Rocktherunway (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 292662 Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Moidore 21
4 9-7 J J Quinn M O'connell 90 6/17.00
2 (9) 363611 Maroon, Grey seams, Maroon sleeves and cap Almagest 36
5 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 88 9/110.00
3 (3) 077256 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scatter Dice (IRE) 13
4 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 87 10/111.00
4 (5) 0172-87 Dark blue and pink stripes, white cap Albert Bridge 118
Course Winner
5 9-4 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 87 9/25.50
6 (12) 31-2233 Purple, Yellow hoops Twelve Strings (IRE) 21
4 8-13 B Ellison J P Spencer 82 6/17.00
7 (1) 166283 Royal blue, white inverted triangle, quartered cap Rocktherunway (IRE) 12
4 8-12 p M Dods Connor Beasley (5) 81 12/113.00
8 (6) 31713- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap New Youmzain (FR) 336
Beaten Favourite
4 8-12 M R Channon Martin Harley 81 16/117.00
9 (10) 41402 Red, White stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap, Red star Mister Pagan 25
Course Winner
5 8-10 J S Goldie G Lee 79 10/111.00
10 (13) 942182 Pink, black hollow box, sleeves and cap Flashman 12
4 8-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 79 11/26.50
11 (4) 1/2716-8 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-10 J S Goldie Neil Farley (3) 79 25/126.00
12 (2) 0931/10- GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bright Abbey 20
5 8-8 Mrs Dianne Sayer P Mulrennan (ex1) 77 33/134.00
13 (8) 8-76125 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Pink cap Hawk Mountain (UAE) 12
8 8-7 J J Quinn T Eaves 76 33/134.00
14 (11) 093306 Yellow, emerald green star, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 30
5 8-6 p A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 75 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (14)10-6816Body Language (IRE)58-13Ian WilliamsNon Runner82

Verdict

Almagest carried a big weight to victory over 2m at Beverley last time and there may be more to come over this marathon trip. Scatter Dice is another likely to last home though she's found life tough off her current mark over shorter trips this season. Flashman finished ahead of Rocktherunway, Hawk Mountain and Body Language when runner-up at York last time but this can go to Irish raider FACE VALUE. The latter beat the returning Albert Bridge in last year's November Handicap over 2m at Leopardstown and after a better effort on his latest start at Bellewstown, he looks primed to confirm running and go very close.