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17:40 Ayr

Champagne G.h. Mumm Cordon Rouge Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,590
  • 2nd: £771
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.58s
  • Off Time: 17:41:51
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots
2/1
  • Form 907704
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead final 100 yards, ran on

2(2)
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 198342
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 66

chased leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner final 100 yards

3(7)
Silk - Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 436352
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 65

led, clear to over 1f out, soon ridden, headed and no extra final 100 yards

4(5)
Silk - Dark Blue and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, quartered cap
11/4
  • Form 451243
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 62

chased leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened 1f out

7(4)
Silk - Dark Green, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 6568-08
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, outpaced when hung left towards far side over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5(6)
NR
  • Form 463208
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 55

Nonrunner

6(1)
NR
  • Form 335026
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 50

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

If he turns up here after his entry at Musselburgh on Friday then MANDARIN SPIRIT has very strong claims and he can win this from a good mark, with the yard's runners in cracking form. Monte Mayor One loves it here and could push him close, despite being thoroughly exposed, while old boy River Falcon seems to reserve his best for the minimum trip. This distance and track suit Reach For The Sky, and with his claimer up, Alan Berry's gelding could present the biggest danger to our selection. Mandarin Spirit can gain further reward for his consistency.

Formwatch

River Falcon 7-1 (9-4) Raced alone far side, joined center group halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.

Micky Mac (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Prominent, every chance when hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, nk behind Clerical (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.

Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Chased leaders on rail until lost place halfway, staying on when not clearest of runs on rail over 1f out until inside final furlong, strong run well inside final furlong, going on close home, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Rio's Girl (8-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.

Monte Mayor One 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Rasselas (9-7) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.

Broughtons Silk 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Frontline Girl (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.

Reach For The Sky (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 10l behind Spinning Spirit (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Misterisland (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 9l behind Yungaburra (10-0) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.