Ayr

  • 17:15 John Smith's Handicap7f 50y

  • Winner £8,092 2nd £2,423 3rd £1,212 4th £606
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 34.43s
  • Off time: 17:15:38
17:15 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Common Touch (IRE) 9/1
2nd No Poppy (IRE) 12/1
3rd Xilerator (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 002902 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap White Frost (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-6 h C Hills R Winston 93 13/27.50
4 (8) 01-5009 White, mauve epaulets, white sleeves, mauve stars, white cap, mauve star Xilerator (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 91 4/15.00
5 (5) 807014 Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Common Touch (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 b1 R A Fahey F Tylicki 89 9/110.00
6 (1) 098-500 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Dunn'o (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 9-0 t D Nicholls Shirley Teasdale (7) 87 20/121.00
7 (3) 090906 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Capaill Liath (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-0 p K A Ryan P Makin 87 9/25.50
8 (9) 570344 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Alejandro (IRE) 10
3 8-13 R A Fahey T Hamilton 89 12/113.00
9 (6) 740279 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Askaud (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 8-12 b S Dixon M Demuro 85 8/19.00
10 (11) 091847 Maroon and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, White cap Sam Nombulist 35
Distance Winner
4 8-11 h R M Whitaker G Lee 84 11/26.50
11 (10) 653660 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Beckermet (IRE) 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 8-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 84 20/121.00
12 (4) 139560 Light Blue, Green sleeves, White cap No Poppy (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 8-8 h T D Easterby P Mulrennan 81 12/113.00
13 (14) 516014 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Fathsta (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 8-8 P Morris Jim Crowley (ex1) 81 10/111.00
14 (13) 530089 Grey, dark blue armlets Roger Sez (IRE) 14
Course Winner
3 8-6 b T D Easterby D Allan 82 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (7)070520Atlantic Sport (USA)79-7M R ChannonP J Smullen94
3 (12)080141Osteopathic Remedy (IRE)89-10M DodsConnor Nichol91

Verdict

Osteopathic Remedy was scheduled to run here yesterday while Common Touch finished behind runner-up White Frost at Leicester 11 days ago, though there may not be much to choose between the pair today. Dunno may not have shown much so far since joining Dandy Nicholls but is tumbling down the weights and well drawn here for a front-runner while the former Nicholls inmate Askaud isn't without a chance, though connections seem undecided about her best trip. Both of SAM NOMBULIST's wins have come over 7f on soft ground and, wearing a hood for the first time and with Graham Lee in the saddle, Richard Whitaker's four-year-old could be the one today though any of these are capable of winning a wide-open handicap if at the top of their game.