Ayr

  • 17:40 Skyform Group Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.80s
  • Off time: 17:42:58
17:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pym (IRE) 12/5
2nd Cool Mix 20/1
3rd Ballyvic Boru (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 361 Royal Blue, Pink star, armlets and cap Aye Aye Charlie 81
Distance Winner
5 11-7 F O'Brien P J Brennan 1001
2 6121 Dark Green, Light Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Ballyvic Boru (IRE) 76
Distance Winner
5 11-7 B Ellison Mr Kaine Wood (7) 1001
3 FF2P3-1 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Baracalu (FR) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-7 A M Thomson Mr Ryan Nichol (7) 1001
4 6-21 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Donna's Delight (IRE) 110
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-7 A M Thomson B S Hughes 1001
5 6 BLACK and WHITE stripes, chevrons on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap Cool Mix 92
5 11-0 I Jardine Ross Chapman (7) 1001
6 6 BLACK and WHITE stripes, chevrons on sleeves, RED cap Judge Earle (IRE) 66
5 11-0 R A Fahey Craig Nichol 1001
7 8 Orange, grey epaulets Keyboard Gangster (IRE) 296
6 11-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (3) 1001
8 F1 Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Manetti (IRE) 28
5 11-0 I R Ferguson T J O'Brien 1001
9 Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Cap St Vincent (FR)
4 10-9 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
10 35 Light blue, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves Flashing Glance 111
4 10-9 Tom Lacey R Johnson 1001
11 Black, dark green and grey striped sleeves Pym (IRE)
4 10-9 N J Henderson J McGrath 1001
12 34 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Rooster Spirit (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
4 10-9 R M Smith Callum Bewley (3) 1001
Non runners
131Saint Freule (FR)410-9Miss Lucinda V RussellD R Fox

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has won four of the last seven renewals so PYM has to be worthy of serious consideration, despite making his debut. From solid jumping stock, he’s a half-brother to three winning jumpers and was bought for 35,000 euros last year - he should have a future. Cap St Vincent is from a yard that has won this twice in the last nine years and is another interesting newcomer as all of his dam’s previous offspring have won at least twice. Winning pointer Manetti is also worth noting while the four previous winners have all shown a decent level of form, though carry 7lb extra. Aye Aye Charlie may be the pick of that quartet.