Ayr

  • 15:35 Arnold Clark Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.59s
  • Off time: 15:36:46
15:35 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strictly Silver (IRE) 4/1
2nd One Pekan (IRE) 11/4
3rd Argaki (IRE) 12/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 92023-5 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 9-7 B Ellison D Swift 93 20/121.00
2 (3) 509503 Pink, large maroon spots Strictly Silver (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-2 p A Bailey Liam Jones 88 4/15.00
3 (2) 22477-1 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Muharrer 32
Distance Winner
5 9-1 M Dods T Eaves 87 7/18.00
4 (1) 822611 Maroon, white stars, halved sleeves, maroon cap San Cassiano (IRE) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 85 8/19.00
5 (4) 2677-52 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap One Pekan (IRE) 18
4 8-8 h R Varian F Tylicki 80 11/43.75
6 (7) 759-516 Light blue, dark blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Love Marmalade (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-7 A C Whillans P McDonald 79 16/117.00
7 (6) 147-072 Maroon, White seams, striped sleeves, quartered cap Argaki (IRE) 3
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-4 K Dalgleish J Garritty (7) 76 12/53.40
8 (8) 180-595 Emerald Green and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Black cap Cosmic Halo 19
Distance Winner
5 8-3 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (5) 75 25/126.00

Verdict

Muharrer beat a below-par San Cassiano at Newcastle last month but the latter has since hit top form and won over track and trip last time to complete a double. Ruth Carr's charge makes most appeal of that pair while Argaki and One Pekan found only one too good on their latests outings, though both step up in distance and class for this. Love Marmalade needs further and Beaumont's Party arrives in poor form so the vote goes to STRICTLY SILVER. The latter drops down a grade on the back of a third at Chester and won off a 9lb higher mark at Newmarket last season.