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14:00 Ayr

Western House Novice Auction Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 50y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,600 added
  • Winner: £4,270
  • 2nd: £1,270
  • 3rd: £635
  • 4th: £317
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 33.41s
  • Off Time: 14:00:44
  • 8 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Black and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4

held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish

2(1)
Silk - White, mauve seams, striped sleeves, black and mauve check cap
66/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

slowly away, always behind

3(4)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 95
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish

4(2)
Silk - WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots
2/1
  • Form 22
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

tracked leader, led over 1f out, kept on strongly

5(5)
Silk - Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

always towards rear

6(7)
Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots
  • Form 97
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

chased leaders, went 3rd over 1f out, soon ridden, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always well held

7(6)
Silk - Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8(3)
Silk - Black and Yellow diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap
40/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

slowly into stride, pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

FRENCH FLYER is penalised for making a winning start over 6f here last month. But Michael Dods’ charge returned a clear winner and is taken to go in again. He’s preferred to stablemate Grimeford Lane but Poet's Prince should be thereabouts having finishing runner-up once again at Hamilton last time. Gabrial The Devil finished closer on his latest start and Mountain Approach is a likely improver for Richard Fahey’s yard.

Formwatch

French Flyer (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, switched left and effort over 1f out, led entering final furlong, quickened away, readily, won at Ayr 6f stks (4) gd in Jun beating Up Sticks And Go (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.

Barney George 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon struggling, last of 7, 18l behind Armed Response (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.

Gabrial The Devil (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Shaheen (9-2) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.

Poet's Prince Evensfav (9-5) Chased leader, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Armed Response (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.

Mountain Approach (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 8 3/4l behind Finniston Farm (9-2) at Haydock 6f stks (4) gf in May.

Grimeford Lane (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never threatened, 7th of 10, 9l behind Alfa McGuire (9-2) at Beverley 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.

Firby (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Huffoof.

Toohottotouch 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, always behind and never a factor, last of 7, 15 1/4l behind Indomeneo (9-2) at Wetherby 7f stks (5) gf in Jun.