Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 15:55 Jim Smith QFSM, 57, Retirement Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 53.40s
  • Off time: 15:55:29
15:55 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Garleton (IRE) 10/3
2nd Bear Dancing (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13F-75P Black, yellow sash, white cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 19
Nag me
8 11-12 A M Thomson C I Gillies 101 8/19.00
2 R11-32P DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Bear Dancing (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 11-11 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 100 5/16.00
3 P27F1-P Dark Blue and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, quartered cap Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 J S Goldie G Lee 98 7/24.50
4 43F-639 Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Garleton (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-9 M A Barnes A L Voy (5) 98 10/34.33
5 012P-24 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Seeking Power (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-5 v1 N W Alexander Miss L Alexander (7) 94 9/25.50
6 43P-PP6 LIGHT BLUE, RED chevrons, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, RED star Waterski 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 Mrs J C McGregor Ryan Mania 84 14/115.00
7 4P61/U-4 Yellow, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green and White striped cap Skenfrith 10
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-8 p Miss S E Forster P Aspell 83 13/27.50

Verdict

Blazing Diva, Bear Dancing and SEVEN IS LUCKY were all pulled up last time but at least Jim Goldie's nine-year-old had a legitimate excuse as that was his first run since battling to victory in the Carlisle mud last April. Conditions are likely to be similar here and a return to winning ways is a distinct possibility. Garleton will also enjoy the ground and is 8lb lower than when winning at Kelso early last season. Seeking Power is probably the other one to note, despite failing to justify favouritism at Newcastle last time. He wears a visor for the first time today and was narrowly beaten off this mark around this time last year.