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Ayr

  • 17:00 Good Luck Steve Knight Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,711 2nd £499 3rd £250
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.50s
  • Off time: 17:02:15
17:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heritage Way 5/1
2nd The Unsub (IRE) 4/1
3rd Gold Opera (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 FF-11 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Uppertown Cave (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/42.75
2 7 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Diamond Native 32
Nag me
6 11-3 B Storey Mr J Hamilton (7) 100/1101.00
3 3-3 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Gold Opera (IRE) 108
Nag me
5 11-3 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 14/115.00
4 2 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Hail The Brave (IRE) 58
Nag me
5 11-3 h P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 3/14.00
5 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Heritage Way
Nag me
5 11-3 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 5/16.00
6 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Sir Tommy
Nag me
5 11-3 t1 M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 25/126.00
7 Black, orange seams, black sleeves, orange stars and cap Thatsmylot (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-3 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 50/151.00
8 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap The Unsub (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-3 G Elliott A P McCoy 4/15.00
10 7 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Hopefull 31
Nag me
4 10-0 R M Smith P Buchanan 66/167.00
Non runners
91Starplex411-0Miss Lucinda V RussellGrant Cockburn

Verdict

Irish bumpers are always to be feared when travelling to the UK so Stuart Crawford's Heritage Way and Gordon Elliott's The Unsub, the latter a half-brother to two winners, must be kept on the right side. The four-year-old Starplex made a pleasing debut over 1m6f at Newcastle where he fought off several challengers and though the form hasn't worked out there's more to come from him. Hail The Brave was receiving 12lb when beaten by Stonebrook at Carlisle but it was a pleasing debut against Donald McCain's charge who is fancied in today's opener. McCain has some fine bumper horses this season and UPPERTOWN CAVE is certainly one of them. A faller in his first two starts between the flags, he then won one at Loughrea and went for £60,000 at the sales before an impressive debut on heavy ground here last month. He can defy his penalty.