Ayr

  • 17:30 Peacock Salt Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.73s
  • Off time: 17:30:52
17:30 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Awake My Soul (IRE) 9/4
2nd Las Verglas Star (IRE) 14/1
3rd Art Scholar (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 043583 Black, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Awake My Soul (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 93 9/43.25
2 (9) 000631 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Hold The Line (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-12 J P Shanahan D P McDonogh 91 4/15.00
4 (7) 118165 Maroon, white stars, halved sleeves, maroon cap San Cassiano (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 89 20/121.00
5 (2) 023-579 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-8 B Ellison Michael J M Murphy (3) 87 8/19.00
6 (8) 053-541 Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Noble Alan (GER) 47
Nag meCourse Winner
11 9-6 N G Richards I J Brennan 85 14/115.00
7 (10) 34-0050 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Unsinkable (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 9-5 b1 I Semple T Eaves 84 50/151.00
8 (11) 671569 Purple, Royal Blue star, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Purple star Las Verglas Star (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 82 14/115.00
9 (5) 550-646 Black, Yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap Art Scholar (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 M Appleby Alistair Rawlinson (5) 79 12/113.00
10 (12) 522/64-U Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Red Inca 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 B Ellison P Pickard 75 20/121.00
12 (3) 242315 Silver, Dark Green sleeves Maracuja 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-5 M Johnston J Fanning 79 10/34.33
Non runners
3 (4)041391Silver Rime (FR)99-12Miss L A PerrattSamantha Bell85
11 (1)5410-18Flippant38-9W J HaggasNon Runner83

Verdict

The three-year-olds Flippant and Maracuja have to be respected from the bottom of the weights but HOLD THE LINE is taken to repeat his recent victory over the course and distance on ground he would have found too fast. Pat Shanahan has acquired him from Dubai and new connections shouldn't be too unhappy with a 6lb rise for that latest success. Silver Rime must always be feared in this class and gained his 10th victory on his 70th start at Carlisle, though he's only ever run once over a trip this far. Nicky Richards has done brilliantly to get 10 races out of Noble Allan, who rolled back the years to land the Cumberland Plate at Carlisle in June. Awake My Soul won here last summer and though unsuccessful subsequently looked ready to win again soon when a fine third to First Flight at Newmarket.