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16:50 Ayr

Keyline Builders Merchants Handicap (Class D2) (For The Weir Memorial Trophy) (Class 2)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 50y
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 38.04s
  • 18 Ran
1st
Silk -
14/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    9/2

      4th
      Silk -
      66/1

        1(18)
        Silk - Red, White epaulets, quartered cap
        25/1
        • Form 006015
        • Age 5
        • Weight 9-7

        mid-division, weakened 3f out

        2(12)
        Silk - MAUVE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets, WHITE cap
        100/1
        • Form 2351/4-5
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-6

        always behind, eased from over 2f out

        3(3)
        Silk - N/A
        20/1
        • Form 113002
        • Age 7
        • Weight 9-5

        prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

        4(4)
        Silk - AQUAMARINE, YELLOW cap
        9/2
        • Form 000023
        • Age 7
        • Weight 9-4

        towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong

        5(13)
        Silk - Black, Yellow cap
        • Form 0/3-5301
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-4

        always behind, driven along over 4f out, soon tailed off

        6(16)
        Silk - Purple, Mauve cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, White cap, Purple star
        33/1
        • Form 00-1034
        • Age 5
        • Weight 9-3

        chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

        7(6)
        Silk - Pale Blue, Red epaulets and cap
        10/1
        • Form 000033
        • Age 5
        • Weight 9-2

        held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

        8(8)
        Silk - Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets
        66/1
        • Form 0-30500
        • Age 3
        • Weight 9-1

        led early, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

        9(9)
        Silk - Red, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Royal Blue star
        20/1
        • Form 2-24012
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-0

        towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f

        10(11)
        Silk - Pink, Maroon chevron and star on cap
        15/2
        • Form 322146
        • Age 5
        • Weight 8-13

        always prominent, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong

        11(7)
        Silk - Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
        • Form 656430
        • Age 6
        • Weight 8-12

        held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, ran on towards finish, just held

        12(2)
        Silk - Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap
        7/1
        • Form 600004
        • Age 5
        • Weight 8-11

        in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

        13(1)
        Silk - Light Green, White striped sleeves, Red and White striped cap

        Bandos

        86
        66/1
        • Form 220-300
        • Age 4
        • Weight 8-10

        soon led, raced alone far side, ridden over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on

        14(15)
        Silk - Dark Blue and Mauve diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
        • Form 000042
        • Age 6
        • Weight 8-10

        mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

        15(10)
        Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, Red sleeves, Royal Blue diamonds, White cap, Red diamonds
        66/1
        • Form 005002
        • Age 5
        • Weight 8-9

        mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened final 2f

        16(14)
        Silk - Red, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Yellow stars

        Azreme

        27
        14/1
        • Form 543020
        • Age 4
        • Weight 8-8

        towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to lead well inside final furlong

        17(5)
        Silk - Dark Blue, Orange inverted triangle
        20/1
        • Form 105004
        • Age 5
        • Weight 8-7

        mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f

        18(17)
        Silk - Light blue and white diamonds, light blue cap, white diamond
        10/1
        • Form 103432
        • Age 6
        • Weight 8-7

        chased leaders until weakened over 2f out

        In depth

        Verdict

        This can go to Watching, who has been banging on the door lately and an cope with the challenges of Presumptive and Albashoosh, who spearhead the challenge from the rest. The latter arrives here in good form after putting in a series of fair efforts since winning at Pontefract in June. However, the fact that he just scraps in at the foot of the weights underlines that he is no world beater and, even though he is likely to have the measure of the likes of former stablemate Hurricane Floyd, others make more appeal. Presumptive was strongly punted when he won at Sandown and, as he is set to encounter similar conditions, he is likely to be a popular choice again. However, his previous form does leave a little to be desired and a watching brief on the market is advised to confirm that connections do not think that was just a one off performance. Therefore the value call lays with Watching, who has really found his racing shoes since he switched yards to Richard Fahey. The change of scenery appears to have suited him well and he can become the latest success for a jockey whose strike-rate at Ayr with older horses makes for impressive reading.