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13:25 Ayr

QTS British Stallion Studs EBF Nursery (Class 2)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,450
  • 2nd: £3,728
  • 3rd: £1,864
  • 4th: £932
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 45.97s
  • Off Time: 13:27:04
  • 11 Ran
1(10)
Silk - Yellow, purple seams, striped sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 6161
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85

chased leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

2(4)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form 53221
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84

prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace

3(11)
Silk - Yellow, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange diamond
11/2
  • Form 143115
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 83

towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well

4(8)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel

Off Piste

35 ht D
7/1
  • Form 431
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 83

in touch and keen, with leader over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened

5(3)
Silk - Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap
  • Form 141217
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 81

chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong

6(9)
Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star
  • Form 662144
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

7(6)
Silk - Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap
9/1
  • Form 243
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75

prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

8(2)
Silk - Emerald Green and Orange stripes, White cap

Hoffa

22 p
20/1
  • Form 643
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 74

mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace

9(5)
Silk - Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap
10/1
  • Form 555
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 73

mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

10(7)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 833773
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 67

led, headed over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong

11(1)
Silk - Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap
  • Form 576
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-1
  • Official Rating 65

behind and outpaced, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

BILLY NO MATES ticks plenty of boxes in the opener. He made a successful start in handicaps when returning a convincing winner over today’s trip in soft going at Thirsk with Ventura Bay behind and gets the vote on that form despite a hike in the weights. Iconic Choice wasn’t beaten far in testing ground at Chester and returns to a mile today but today’s going is an unknown for last month’s winner at Musselburgh, Caballero, and also the novice winner Off Piste. Wild Hope, Hoffa and Ventura Glory are others worth a second glance on their handicap debuts.

Formwatch

Billy No Mates (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, driven and headway to lead inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, asserted clear final 100 yards, won at Thirsk 1m (5) sft in Sep beating My Ukulele (8-0) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

Caballero (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Led over 1f, tracked leader, led again over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Starfighter (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.

Iconic Choice 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Sparklealot (9-1) at Chester 7f (4) sft in Sep.

Off Piste 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Ripon 1m stks (5) gd in Aug beating Whiskey And Water (8-12) by 3 3/4l, 8 ran.

Kilbarchan (GER) 11-1 (8-11) 7th of 8, 9 1/4l behind Quest The Moon (9-2) at Baden-Baden 7f Grp 3 stks gs in Sep.

Amber Spark (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, headway near side of group over 1f out, kept on in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Massam (9-1) at Newcastle 1m (2) pol in Sep.

Wild Hope 6-1 (9-2) Prominent, led halfway, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Antagonize (9-6) at Redcar 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.

Hoffa 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Three Comets (9-2) at Hamilton 1m stks (5) gs in Aug.

Ventura Glory 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure towards far side rail inside final furlong, no extra inside final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Firelight (9-6) at Newmarket 6f fll stks (4) sft in Aug.

Ventura Bay (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, challenged when carried right over 2f out, driven and unable to quicken over 1f out, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 3/4l behind Billy No Mates (9-7) at Thirsk 1m (5) sft in Sep.

Euro Implosion (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Three Comets (9-2) at Hamilton 1m stks (5) gs in Aug.