Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 13:30 FSB Business Banking Maiden Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £3,558 2nd £1,059 3rd £529 4th £265
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.68s
  • Off time: 13:31:17
13:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Earl Of Menteith (IRE) 7/2
2nd Legal Waves (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) Black, Red disc Joyful Star
Nag me
4 10-0 F Watson D Allan 100/1101.00
2 (5) 2332-52 Red, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap, Red stars Legal Waves (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 10-0 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 80 11/82.38
4 (6) Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Braes Of Lochalsh
Nag me
3 9-3 J S Goldie G Lee 18/119.00
5 (2) 44-8884 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Dolce N Karama (IRE) 30
Nag me
3 9-3 J P Shanahan R P Whelan 93 7/42.75
6 (4) 3- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Earl Of Menteith (IRE) 375
Nag me
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (3)Teide Mistress (USA)49-9A C WhillansP McDonald

Verdict

With a handicap mark of 80, connections of Legal Waves could be forgiven for thinking this should be something of a formality. But he's come up against the Irish raider DOLCE N KARAMA, rated 93. The latter has yet to match his fourth in last year's Racing Post Trophy but should still be good enough in this company. The remainder look up against it unless one of the newcomers proves well above average though there is nothing in their breeding to suggest they are.