17:30 Ayr

Magners Irish Cider Handicap (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 9.99s
  • Off Time: 17:32:07
  • 10 Ran
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star
  • Form 119060
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 65

behind, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Light Green, large Purple spots, Purple cap
  • Form 82-947
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 64

behind, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out

Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue and Red quartered cap
  • Form 222365
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 63

led to halfway, weakened well over 1f out

Silk - SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap
  • Form 0-90116
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 60

towards rear, soon pushed along, never dangerous

Silk - Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine, halved sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 151975
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 59

chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
  • Form 085433
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 55

in touch, weakened over 2f out

Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow and Royal Blue quartered cap
  • Form 760657
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 54

led halfway, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace

Silk - Emerald Green, White armlets
  • Form 734866
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 52

close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Black, Pink hoops and armlets, Pink cap, Black spots
  • Form 064068
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 45

slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden wel over 1f out, stayed on towards finish

Silk - Orange and Black stripes, Orange sleeves, Black stars, Orange cap, Black star

Zain (IRE)

10 t
  • Form 757-672
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 62

prominent, lost place halfway, ridden and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out

  • Form 078
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 45


  • Form 7987-5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 57


  • Form 007002
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 55


In depth


Grethel, who ran a blinder at Ripon on Sunday, can provide the key to a tricky race, while News Of The Day, Heaven's Gates and Kiss Chase are forwarded as others to consider. A bold show from Hawkitt in the 4.00pm race will bolster the chances of Kiss Chase, whose form is closely matched with Peter Montieth's charge. The son of Val Royal has already tucked a couple of victories under his belt this term and it would come as no surprise to see him involved in the thick of the action. Heaven's Gates is open to improvement at this trip and is one to bear in mind if supported. Kevin Ryan's charge has stamina on his dam's side and it would not be a bolt from the blue to see him go close. New Of The Day - winner of a lowly seller for Mark Johnston before joining her current yard - has been enjoying her racing of late and comes here in good heart. Her in-form trainer will have been encouraged by her success over hurdles at Market Rasen and has the option of both codes for this improving filly. This trip should suit her back on the level and a big effort looks on the cards. However, Grethel makes a touch more appeal for a small stakes investment, as she has been crying out for a step up in distance. The likelihood of double figure odds will be a tempting proposition for this daughter of Fruits Of Love and se rates as a fair each-way option in a very modest contest for the finale.


Chookie Hamilton 17-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, gradually weakened, 12th of 14, 19l behind John Dillon (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp (5) sft in Jul.

Peintre's Wonder (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 18l behind Atlantic Coast (8-0) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcap (5) gs in Jul.

News of The Day (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, every chance over 4f out, ridden and led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 14l behind Rudry World (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Kiss Chase (IRE) 7-1 (7-13) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Hawkit (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Skye But N Ben 5-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, headway and every chance 3f out, soon ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Bold Indian (8-11) at Hamilton 1m clm (6) gf.

Grethel (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Prominent, led over 5f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Greyfriars Abbey (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gf.

Jane of Arc (FR) 5-1 (8-3) Towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 10l behind La Vecchia Scuola (8-0) at Newcastle 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (5) gd.

Heaven's Gates 10-1 (7-12) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 6l behind Greyfriars Abbey (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gf.

Caviar Heights (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 11l behind Distiller (9-11) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn hcp (5) frm.

Zain (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest at finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Zifaaf (8-10) at Pontefract 1m mdn stk (4) gs.

Mary From Maryhill (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 19l behind Eternal Legacy (9-7) at Newcastle 7f mdn fll (5) sft in Jun.

Pertemps Networks 16-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 15l behind Red River Rebel (8-11) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jul.

Centenary (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division, headway on inner over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Greyfriars Abbey (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gf.