Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 14:10 Giles Insurance/E.B.F. Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner £4,399 2nd £1,309 3rd £654 4th £327
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 55.70s
  • Off time: 14:11:12
14:10 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Marcasite 11/4
2nd Duke Of Yorkshire 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 43 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Duke Of Yorkshire 12
Nag me
2 9-3 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 5/23.50
2 (1) 220 Purple, Emerald Green hollow box, Emerald Green stars on Orange sleeves and cap Mister Marcasite 22
Nag me
2 9-3 M Brittain D Allan 68 11/43.75
3 (5) 8 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 10
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston G Lee 9/110.00
4 (3) 43 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Al Thumama 29
Nag me
2 8-12 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 5/16.00
5 (4) 30 White, Emerald Green hoop, sleeves and cap Bell'arte (IRE) 34
Nag me
2 8-12 M Johnston R Winston 5/23.50

Verdict

Mark Johnston runs Sir Frank Morgan, who finished tailed off on his debut at Bath, and Bell'Arte, who ran poorly on fast ground at Haydock after a promising start on soft going at Newcastle. Al Thumama didn't mind the heavy going at Carlisle and should improve while Duke Of Yorkshire handled the testing going at Haydock last time and looks a threat. MISTER MARCASITE made a promising debut on ground with some give at Newcastle but has failed to build on that in two subsequent starts, though both were on much quicker going. He's handed the vote in a tricky little contest.