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15:10 Ayr

Al Maktoum College Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 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 11.05s
  • Off Time: 15:13:55
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
14/1
  • Form 767-570
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 72

edged right start, led, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(1)
Silk - Red, White triple diamond and diamond on cap

Redrosezorro

264 h D
5/1
  • Form 861250-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 69

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final 100 yards

3(8)
Silk - Yellow, Light Blue epaulets and armlets, hooped cap
15/2
  • Form 11356-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 69

held up behind leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

4(5)
Silk - Purple and White check, Purple sleeves
4/1
  • Form 2241-25
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 67

hampered start, held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just held

5(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots

Epeius (IRE)

132 v D
11/2
  • Form 4236-88
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 66

held up behind leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

6(6)
Silk - Dark green, orange stars, orange sleeves, dark green stars, orange cap, dark green star

Obee Jo (IRE)

12 p D
6/1
  • Form 26866-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 65

raced keenly, prominent, led over 3f out, edged left and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Orange cap
10/3
  • Form 37434-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 64

handily placed, led over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, held on

8(9)
Silk - Black, grey stripe
66/1
  • Form 307263-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 63

stumbled slightly start, held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

9(4)
Silk - Pink, grey striped sleeves, grey cap

Raspberry

12 b CD
28/1
  • Form 92970-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 57

not much room start, chased leaders, ridden and losing place when not much room over 2f out, soon well beaten

In depth

Verdict

Blindingly is on a similar mark to when successful at Thirsk and Newcastle last year but the veteran B Fifty Two seems best at Catterick nowadays. Redrosezorro has solid claims but Be Proud was only fifth when favourite at Newcastle three weeks ago and is 0-13 on Turf. MR WAGYU hung under pressure when third at Thirsk but could land this if Joe Fanning is able to keep him on the straight and narrow.

Formwatch

Woodside Wonder 9-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, struggling over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 12, 12 1/4l behind Tangled (9-5) at Beverley 7f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Redrosezorro 14-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, soon weakened, 14th of 17, 7 3/4l behind Fantasy Keeper (9-7) at Nottingham 6f hcp (3) hvy in Oct.

Blindingly (GER) 12-1 (9-5) Held up and always towards rear, never on terms, last of 14, 25 3/4l behind Kind Review (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Feb.

Be Proud (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Dwelt towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, switched right, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Queen Of Kalahari (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Jun.

Epeius (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 11 3/4l behind Athollblair Boy (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.

Obee Jo (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sepahi (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Jun.

Mr Wagyu (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fox Hill (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gs in Jun.

B Fifty Two (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Captain Dion (9-1) at Catterick 6f hcp (5) sft in Oct.

Raspberry 33-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, last of 11, 33 1/4l behind Who Told Jo Jo (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.