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14:20 Ayr

William Hill Bet Boost Nursery (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 50.41s
  • Off Time: 14:20:39
  • 10 Ran
1(4)
Silk - DARK GREEN, WHITE spots on sleeves
  • Form 344034
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 66

led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong

2(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 047379
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 65

close up, effort 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

3(5)
Silk - White, mauve seams, striped sleeves, black and mauve check cap
12/1
  • Form 785
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 64

slowly away, soon tracked leader, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong

4(10)
Silk - Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap
8/1
  • Form 8437
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 63

raced wide, close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(6)
Silk - Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap
  • Form 570
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 57

in touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, led inside final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Dark blue, grey chevron
33/1
  • Form 000
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 52

keen, in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out

7(8)
Silk - Yellow, dark blue epaulets and armlets, dark blue cap, white star
  • Form 567
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 50

slowly away, took keen hold towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong

8(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap
17/2
  • Form 08606
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 49

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

9(9)
Silk - Dark green, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow stars, dark green cap, yellow star
  • Form 80689
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 47

towards rear, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched right approaching final 2f, ridden and ran on, not quite reach leaders

10(7)
Silk - grey, orange seams, orange cap
16/1
  • Form 75088
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 46

in rear, never on terms

In depth

Verdict

HERE IN THE DARK was stepped up to a mile at Redcar last time and not beaten far in fourth. He gets a tentative vote in a tricky opener and is preferred to stablemate Cuillin Hills. Admiral Rooke finished third at Thirsk in a tougher handicap than this during the summer but that was over 6f while Barney George finished closer over 7f here last month and may do better now handicapping for the first time. The remainder have yet to threaten and are hard to recommend.

Formwatch

Here In The Dark 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 1 1/4l behind Echo (8-11) at Redcar 1m (6) gs in Sep.

Admiral Rooke (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Lucky Lucky Man (9-3) at Carlisle 6f (5) hvy in Sep.

Barney George 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Salazar (9-2) at Ayr 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.

Cuillin Hills 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, ridden along in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Placebo Effect (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f (6) gf in Aug.

Burn Some Dust (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Always well behind, 10th of 11, 13 3/4l behind Bow Belles (8-11) at Ripon 5f stks (4) sft in Jul.

Chef United 250-1 (9-0) Outpaced, 12th of 13, 9l behind Peace Trail (9-7) at Newcastle 6f fll stks (5) pol in Sep.

Retirement Beckons 100-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon hung right and always behind, 7th of 8, 12 3/4l behind Queen Penn (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (4) gs in Aug.

Mountain Meadow 18-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Sulafaat (9-9) at Newcastle 7f (6) pol in Sep.

Saxonroad Boy (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Archie Perkins (8-13) at Newcastle 1m (6) pol in Sep.

Lil Gem (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) In rear, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8 3/4l behind Powerful Society (9-7) at Carlisle 7f fll (5) hvy in Sep.