Ayr

  • 17:20 John Smith's Handicap1m 5f 13y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 59.51s
  • Off time: 17:20:31
17:20 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Oil Magnate 12/1
2nd Herrera (IRE) 10/3
3rd Distant Waters 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 48-4149 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Forrest Flyer (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 J S Goldie P Makin 69 13/27.50
2 (10) 434507 White, Royal Blue triple diamond, sleeves and cap The Oil Magnate 33
Nag me
6 9-13 M Dods T Hamilton 68 12/113.00
4 (1) 26/4-616 White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap Grandad Bill (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 J S Goldie D Tudhope 61 9/25.50
6 (9) 735948 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Royal Straight 12
Nag me
6 9-5 t Miss L A Perratt Julie Burke (5) 60 12/113.00
7 (8) 695771 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Herrera (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 59 10/34.33
8 (3) 60-9712 Yellow, brown cross of lorraine, white cap, brown spots Distant Waters 8
Nag me
4 9-0 A P Jarvis Harry Bentley (3) 55 4/15.00
9 (2) 28-0790 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Vittachi 10
Nag me
4 9-0 A C Whillans P Aspell 46 50/151.00
10 (7) 423215 Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Silver Tigress 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 G M Moore P McDonald 60 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (5)701718Sennockian Storm (USA)49-10M JohnstonJ Fanning65
5 (4)314770Maid Of Meft49-5Miss L A PerrattLee Topliss60

Verdict

Jim Goldie's pair Forrest Flyer and Grandad Bill, who holds Royal Straight and Maid Of Meft on Musselburgh running, both have claims in this but Sennockian Storm has yet to she is effective on this surface. Silver Tigress has a bit to prove in this grade but Distant Waters could go well upped in trip and The Oil Magnate has winning form on soft ground and is lightly-raced for his age. HERRERA profited from a cool ride from apprentice Laura Barry to score at Beverley last month, however, and is only 2lb higher here. She should follow up if Paul Hanagan can get her settled over this longer trip.