Racecards

14:25 Ayr

European Breeders Fund Ayr May Novice Stakes (Class D)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft, good in places on home straight
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.56s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, Red cap
6/1
  • Form 41
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

held up in touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, no extra towards finish

2(1)
Silk - Black, White star, Red sleeves, White cap
16/1
  • Form 13
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out

3(4)
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 132
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leader, pushed along halfway, headway to lead over 1f out, stayed on well

4(3)
Silk - Brown, Brown cap, Beige star
6/1
  • Form 051
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

5(2)
Silk - Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

chased leader, effort and chance 2f out, kept on under pressure towards finish

6(6)
Silk - Orange
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f

7(7)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, stars on sleeves and star on cap
150/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7

slowly into stride, soon outpaced

In depth

Verdict

This has the look of a decent juvenile event and Skyharbor can continue on the upgrade and win again. David Nicholls' colt followed up his Chester debut fourth - in a very good juvenile contest - by running out a comfortable winner at Musselburgh. He's a good-looking colt and should have more to come. He has to concede weight to the field but we reckon he's up to the challenge. Birikina won on his debut but then found a Loder runner too good next time. Clifden was just touched off by Avid Spell at Brighton, while Shamrock Tea came good on soft in a Ripon seller last time, but more will be required. Good Penny made a highly encouraging introduction to racing 20 days ago which suggested that she is up to landing a maiden. Mark Johnston runs Lucky Story from his three five-day entries. He's a brother to Doctor Fong and should be up to winning races. A market move in his favour would be interesting, but we'll stick with Skyharbor.