• 14:45 John Smith's Handicap7f 50y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places on the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.97s
  • Off time: 14:45:47
14:45 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Keys of Cyprus 9/2
2nd Grissom (IRE) 5/1
3rd Stellite 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 771079 Black and Grey diabolo, Grey sleeves, Grey star on cap Zhukhov (IRE) 10
6 9-6 T G McCourt B A Curtis (5) 79 14/115.00
3 (7) 070006 Orange, Dark Green disc Northern Fling 12
5 9-5 J S Goldie G Bartley (5) 78 9/110.00
4 (12) 542262 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Leonid Glow 18
Course Winner
4 9-2 M Dods P Makin 75 8/19.00
5 (3) 541272 Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 4
Course Winner
3 9-2 A Berry Billy Cray (7) 77 5/16.00
6 (10) 4-12321 Grey, Red disc, Red cap Ishiadancer 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 E J Alston D Fentiman 75 3/14.00
7 (5) 010740 Beige, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Keys of Cyprus 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 74 9/25.50
8 (4) 316064 Emerald Green, Brown star, diamonds on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Brown star Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 8-13 I W McInnes P Hanagan 72 16/117.00
9 (11) 35-9330 Pink, Black diamond and armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap Hazelrigg (IRE) 14
4 8-13 p T D Easterby P Mulrennan 72 8/19.00
10 (8) 422042 Dark Blue, Orange seams and armlets, quartered cap Stellite 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-11 J S Goldie D Tudhope 70 11/112.00
11 (1) 900907 White, Maroon chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Maroon diamond Santiago Atitlan 14
Distance Winner
7 8-7 v1 P Monteith T Hamilton 66 50/151.00
12 (2) 611040 Black, Red spots on sleeves, Red cap The Bear 30
Course Winner
6 8-6 Miss L A Perratt P McDonald (ex1) 63 20/121.00
Non runners
2 (6)322450Happy Anniversary (IRE)39-5Mrs D SandersonJ Fanning80


Ishiadancer was very impressive last time however he is up against some real mud-lovers and it is the well-handicapped KEYS OF CYPRUS who is preferred to Grissom. The Dandy Nicholls-trained gelding comes here on the back of a disappointing effort at Southwell when almost tailed off. He had previously been in good form however and this five-time winner is now 2lb below his highest winning mark. Four of his five wins have come on ground described as good to soft or softer and he looks worth chancing. Hazelrigg has stamina questions, as does Grissom however he loves the ground like this and is having a fine season. Leonid Glow, a course winner, is as dependable as they come, Northern Fling hasn't been with the yard for long but looks well-treated, whilst Irish raider Zhukov is yet to win over this far but doesn't come across here just for a holiday. Course and distance winner Stellite is yet another to consider in a tricky puzzle, however the answer might lie with Keys Of Cyprus.