Ayr

  • 14:40 William Hill Ayr Silver Cup 6f

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.45s
  • Off time: 14:40:31
14:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ancient Cross 33/1
2nd Fast Shot 25/1
3rd An Saighdiur (IRE) 17/2
4th Picture Dealer 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (26) 002007 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 7
9 9-10 pt M W Easterby P Cosgrave 97 33/134.00
2 (25) 070188 Red, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamonds Cheviot (USA) 21
Distance Winner
7 9-9 p I Semple Jason Hart (3) 96 33/134.00
3 (27) 000416 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap An Saighdiur (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 9-9 A Slattery W J Lee 96 17/29.50
4 (3) 400316 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gramercy (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 9-8 b D M Simcock K Fallon 95 20/121.00
5 (11) 460112 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Harrison George (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-8 bt P J O'gorman Natasha Eaton (5) 95 16/117.00
6 (16) 4/2-0009 Royal blue, red chevrons, red and royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue cap Stonefield Flyer 21
Distance Winner
4 9-8 K Dalgleish T Eaves 95 33/134.00
7 (9) 362374 Light blue, pink star, sleeves and star on cap Trail Blaze (IRE) 14
Course Winner
4 9-8 b K A Ryan N Callan 95 12/113.00
8 (7) 070612 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Colonel Mak 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 95 10/111.00
9 (19) 066201 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Pearl Ice 9 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 9-8 T D Barron J P Spencer 90 12/113.00
10 (13) 124132 Grey, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue cap Clear Spring (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 9-7 J L Spearing P Makin 94 25/126.00
11 (4) 663193 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Rodrigo De Torres 35
Distance Winner
6 9-7 D Nicholls Barry McHugh 94 40/141.00
12 (10) 114009 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Polski Max 35
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 96 28/129.00
13 (22) 1/1602-2 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Take Cover 49
Distance Winner
6 9-6 D C Griffiths G Lee 93 8/19.00
14 (21) 100963 Black, white star, white sleeves, black armlets, red cap, white star Yeeoow (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-5 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 92 12/113.00
15 (24) 331084 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots The Confessor 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-4 H Candy Catherine Gannon 91 22/123.00
16 (18) 311407 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Gandalak (FR) 98
Distance Winner
4 9-4 b1 D O'Meara D H Bergin (5) 91 25/126.00
17 (17) 110083 Purple, White cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Boots And Spurs 28
4 9-4 v K R Burke Jim Crowley 91 16/117.00
18 (2) 70-0721 Pink, Maroon cap Sir Reginald 8 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 86 14/115.00
19 (1) 090693 ORANGE, BROWN armlets Thunderball 9
Distance Winner
7 9-3 p S Dixon T P Queally 90 25/126.00
20 (12) 124770 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Dick Bos 35
Distance Winner
4 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 90 20/121.00
21 (15) 321104 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Picture Dealer 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 G L Moore F Sweeney 89 28/129.00
22 (5) 502662 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Singeur (IRE) 11
6 9-2 R Bastiman P Mulrennan 89 33/134.00
23 (14) 020530 Orange, White sash, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap, White diamond Nameitwhatyoulike 35
Distance Winner
4 9-2 M W Easterby D Fentiman 89 28/129.00
24 (6) 712202 Emerald green, orange cross belts, orange and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, orange cap Links Drive Lady 29
Distance Winner
5 9-1 D K Ivory R Winston 88 25/126.00
25 (8) 727734 Royal Blue and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Chooseday (IRE) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 p K A Ryan P J Smullen 87 20/121.00
26 (23) 723051 White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Crew Cut (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
5 9-0 b J Gask Robert Tart (3) 87 16/117.00
27 (20) 229208 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 35
Distance Winner
5 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 87 25/126.00

Verdict

Sir Reginald had The Confessor behind when runner-up over 7f at Chester and went one better at Doncaster. He has a chance here, despite the penalty, while stablemate Polski Max could be interesting if recapturing early-season form. Likewise Dick Bos while Thunderball showed signs of a revival last week when just behind Pearl Ice, who now carries extra. Graham Gibbons rode the latter on Town Moor but has now switched to stable companion COLONEL MAK. Winner of this in 2010 from stall seven, he's back on familiar territory and has come right back to form, winning at Pontefract before only finding one too good at Newmarket. The ground is perfect and David Barron's six-year-old has as good a chance as any on the form book. The drop back to 6f might benefit Trail Blaze and he's another with decent claims while Boots And Spurs is another dropping down in distance. Irish raider An Saighdiur may be the pick of the remainder as this looks too competitive for old Harrison George.