Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:55 Ben Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.83s
  • Off time: 14:55:37
14:55 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lost In Paris (IRE) 2/1
2nd Hosanna 40/1
3rd Darcy's Pride (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 385332 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Lost In Paris (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 b T D Easterby D Allan 57 2/13.00
2 (3) 902194 Black and yellow (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Darcy's Pride (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 t P T Midgley T Hamilton 57 11/112.00
3 (14) 968301 Yellow, Dark Blue disc, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Half A Crown (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 v M Dods P Makin 57 6/17.00
4 (8) 473623 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Lake Chini (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 b M W Easterby Dale Gibson 57 12/113.00
5 (4) 954621 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Captain Royale (IRE) 10 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 p Miss Tracy Waggott A Heffernan (5) 50 6/17.00
6 (9) 439809 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Blazing Heights 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 v J S Goldie G Bartley (5) 55 14/115.00
7 (2) 00-0494 White, red chevron, diabolo on sleeves San Diego Prince 17
Nag me
5 8-13 pt M Kelly J F Egan 54 10/111.00
9 (15) 005273 MAROON, yellow sash, yellow chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Blue Cross Boy (USA) 20
Nag me
4 8-9 b A McGuinness C D Hayes 50 8/19.00
10 (6) 009689 Light Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap Hosanna 17
Nag me
3 8-6 J Barclay P Hanagan 47 40/141.00
11 (12) 854699 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Tarus (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 8-4 A Berry Billy Cray (7) 45 80/181.00
12 (7) 883848 BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK and RED striped cap Fern House (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 b Bruce Hellier A Mullen 45 20/121.00
13 (13) 090665 Red and Black halved, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Frisky Queen (IRE) 36
Nag me
3 8-4 T G McCourt B A Curtis (5) 45 33/134.00
14 (5) 090997 Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple cap Miacarla 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-4 pt H A McWilliams James P Sullivan (7) 45 66/167.00
15 (11) 6008 White, Mauve seams, White cap Star Addition 47
Nag me
3 8-4 E J Alston D Fentiman 45 22/123.00
Non runners
8 (1)072787Sleepy Valley (IRE)38-10A Dickman51

Verdict

It remains to be seen whether Half A Crown can cope with a rise of nigh on a stone so CAPTAIN ROYALE may rate a better alternative with Blue Cross Boy worthy of serious consideration. The decision to swop blinkers for a visor worked wonders for Half A Crown as he pulled clear to record a clearcut success at Newcastle but the handicapper's draconian reaction and faster ground raises doubts about his ability to follow up. Quick ground may not see Lake Chini at his best whilst Lost In Paris has yet to taste success unlike Darcy's Pride who may just be losing out to the handicapper at present. Captain Royale has a penalty to contend with but he was rated 84 just two years ago so remains well treated if he can build on that. There has to be some doubt about that but he's clearly in good heart at present and is given the vote. Blue Cross Boy hasn't won since scoring on his second start for previous connections but his mark has tumbled and he comes into the race on the back of three decent efforts. He has a talented pilot on board and makes plenty of appeal but the winning form of Captain Royale holds sway.