Ayr

  • 17:45 Killie Pie Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 33.40s
  • Off time: 17:48:15
17:45 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st River Maigue (IRE) 10/11
2nd Master Malt 11/1
3rd Duke Of Navan (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 PINK, dark blue stars, pink sleeves, striped cap Bremer Bay (IRE)
6 11-2 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 33/134.00
3 PU-1 Purple, white spots, sleeves and spots on cap Have You Had Yours (IRE) 363
6 11-2 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 25/126.00
4 P1 Red, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white star On Broadway 62
6 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 8/19.00
5 4 LIGHT GREEN, WHITE sleeves, RED cap, WHITE spots Picture Post (USA) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 t1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 8/19.00
6 63 Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, White cap Plus Jamais (FR) 42
5 11-2 J Ewart Nick Scholfield 20/121.00
7 13 White, black cap River Maigue (IRE) 63
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 10/111.91
8 Purple, yellow triple diamond, halved sleeves, yellow cap Ronald Gee (IRE)
5 11-2 J S Goldie B P Harding 28/129.00
9 6-3 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Tikkandemickey (IRE) 27
6 11-2 R Shiels Ryan Mania 25/126.00
10 85 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Yourlookinathim (IRE) 42
6 11-2 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 40/141.00
11 White, Maroon chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Maroon diamond Discoverie
4 10-11 J Ewart R McGrath 50/151.00
12 2 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 28
4 10-11 N G Richards D C Costello 6/17.00
13 Dark blue, red hoops Master Malt
4 10-11 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 11/112.00
14 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White cap Glorybelucky
4 10-4 Mrs H O Graham Callum Whillans (7) 80/181.00
Non runners
145P-11Green Flag (IRE)511-9Miss Lucinda V RussellGrant Cockburn

Verdict

It must be significant that Barry Geraghty hangs around to ride RIVER MAIGUE, who is one of several point-to-point winners in this. He may have just needed the run when only third to Royal Guardsman at Ascot as he travelled strongly until the pace quickened in the straight. The winner is useful and Nicky Henderson's five-year-old should get off the mark in this finale though the yard also runs Picture Post, who started favourite when fourth at Haydock on his debut. Hexham winner Green Flag will do well to follow up that victory under a penalty but there should be more to come from Duke Of Navan, who was second to stable companion Edouard on his debut at Kelso. Bremer Bay and Ronald Gee may be best of the newcomers.