Ayr

  • 14:10 John Smith's Nursery6f

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.66s
  • Off time: 14:10:54
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bachelor Knight (IRE) 11/1
2nd Bertiewhittle 7/2
3rd Red Marling (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 062 WHITE, DARK BLUE epaulets, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, ORANGE cap Cootehill Lass (IRE) 15
2 9-7 G A Harker M O'connell (3) 71 20/121.00
2 (2) 2482 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Karate (IRE) 12
2 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 71 13/27.50
3 (7) 553465 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Marling (IRE) 26
2 9-7 B W Hills R Winston 71 9/25.50
4 (6) 239254 Red, White epaulets, Red sleeves, White stars, quartered cap Eilean Mor 8
2 9-1 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 65 6/17.00
5 (3) 044 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Bertiewhittle 16
2 8-12 T D Barron P Makin 62 7/24.50
6 (1) 543766 Purple, Light Green epaulets Bachelor Knight (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
2 8-10 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 60 11/112.00
7 (4) 676025 Purple, Red chevron, Yellow sleeves and cap Dotty Darroch 25
2 8-9 R Bastiman S De Sousa 59 20/121.00
8 (5) 4902 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Hernando Torres 24
2 8-8 M W Easterby J P Sullivan (3) 58 3/14.00

Verdict

Red Marling doesn't appear to be suited by softer conditions given his last effort and this may not be the occasion to repay connections with a first win. Bachelor Knight is unexposed on ground this soft and is out of form, but Cootehill Lass is progressive and is certainly worth noting on her first try in a nursery. HERNANDO TORRES struggled to find a run at Nottingham most recently and stayed on stoutly at the finish but just failed to get up. He can gain compensation today and score, with the cut in the ground likely to suit. Karate is a threat as he handles a variety of ground and is interestingly bred but his trainer is 0-13 with juvenile entries here this year. Hernando Torres gets the vote.