• 15:10 Cosgrove Kids Maiden Auction Stakes6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.81s
  • Off time: 15:11:58
15:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Happy Anniversary (IRE) Evs
2nd Jatman 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) Beige and Brown check, Beige sleeves, Brown armlets, Beige cap Distinctive Spirit (IRE)
2 9-1 K A Ryan R Ffrench 16/117.00
3 (5) Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE)
2 8-11 A Berry S O'Hara (5)(ex5) 40/141.00
4 (4) 8 Emerald Green, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Jatman 19
2 8-11 Mrs L Stubbs T Eaves 25/126.00
6 (6) Brown and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, Brown cap, Light Blue star Ursula (IRE)
2 8-10 K R Burke A Elliott 5/16.00
7 (3) 22 Black and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Dean Iarracht (IRE) 40
2 8-9 M Dods T Hamilton 2/13.00
8 (8) 02332 White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 16
2 8-4 Miss V Haigh D Fentiman (3) 75 Evs2.00
Non runners
2 (2)0Rising Kheleyf (IRE)28-13G A SwinbankR Winston
5 (1)72Liberty Trail (IRE)28-11Miss L A PerrattT Eaves


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY can land this on her sixth attempt; the main dangers appearing to be Dean Larracht while market support for Distinctive Spirit should be noted. A line through Shadow Bay leaves very little to choose between Happy Anniversary and Dean Larracht but the feeling is that Vicky Haigh's filly is likely to be better suited by the rain softened conditions that are likely to prevail. The front three in the Nottingham maiden contested by Happy Anniversary pulled quite a long way clear and with the third been the consistent Lisburn, the form looks relatively solid in the context of this race. Dean Larracht is open to further improvement and showed good speed throughout last time, the front two drawing well clear of a moderate field. That was selling company but the return to maiden company poses a stiff test. The Kevin Ryan trained Distinctive Spirit who's yearling price was considerably lower to that paid for him as a foal, is out of a six furlong winning mare. Being American bred, he would not want the ground to deteriorate while Liberty Trail, who completely missed the break on debut, showed he had learned quite a bit for that experience when finishing second last time out. Karl Burke's yard has begun to saddle juvenile winners in recent weeks and Ursula is an interesting newcomer being a half-sister to a former smart juvenile filly called Sans Reward who raced for Brian Meehan. Happy Anniversary is given the vote to break her maiden tag. (John McDonnell)