13:40 Ayr

QTS Training Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,400 added
  • Winner: £3,493
  • 2nd: £1,040
  • 3rd: £519
  • 4th: £260
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.16s
  • Off Time: 13:40:44
  • 4 Ran
Silk - Red, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

slowly into stride, raced green in last, edged right over 1f out, soon weakened

Silk - YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong

Silk - White, Dark Blue disc, White sleeves, Dark Blue spots
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish

Silk - White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

slowly into stride, chased leaders, pushed and effort on inside 2f out, not much after but never had run stopped, went 2nd inside final furlong, not able to challenge winner

In depth


The two that finished ahead of MESHAKEL at Haydock ran at Royal Ascot last week. Mark Johnston’s colt should recoup losses against only three rivals in this, though Internationaldream already looked ready for an extra furlong at Newcastle. Summa Peto is preferred to A Boy Named Ivy of the two newcomers.


A Boy Named Ivy (IRE) Markaz gelding out of St Athan.

Internationaldream (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Victory Heights (9-5) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.

Meshakel (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Led 2f, remained prominent, pushed along and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 6 1/2l behind Lauded (9-5) at Haydock 6f stks (5) gs in Jun.

Summa Peto (USA) Dialed In colt out of Unbridled Gem.