Ayr

  • 17:05 Richard McLean Retirement Celebration Handicap 2m 1f 105y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.70s
  • Off time: 17:05:59
17:05 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taikoo 9/2
2nd Sphinx (FR) 16/1
3rd Mohawk Ridge 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 311571 Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Judith 38
Nag me
5 9-7 t T D Easterby D Allan 85 6/17.00
2 (3) 6-35416 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Boss's Destination 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 G A Swinbank P McDonald 79 9/25.50
3 (4) 0/446-51 BLACK and PINK diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Taikoo 157
Nag me
6 9-0 H Morrison D Holland 78 9/25.50
4 (1) 46-3641 YELLOW, BLACK chevrons, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK stars Mohawk Ridge 23
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-7 M Dods T Eaves 71 12/113.00
5 (8) 411304 Black and White diamonds John Forbes 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-7 B Ellison P B Beggy 71 10/111.00
6 (9) 01/723-0 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Sphinx (FR) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 8-6 b E W Tuer James P Sullivan 70 16/117.00
7 (2) 543651 Old Gold, Purple and Green hoops, Old Gold sleeves, Purple and Old Gold quartered cap Puy d'Arnac (FR) 11 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-6 G M Moore Julie Burke (5) 64 9/25.50
8 (5) 4-13283 Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets Pokfulham (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-2 v J S Goldie P Hanagan 65 13/27.50
9 (6) 5/0-2113 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Soprano (GER) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 8-2 J S Goldie Neil Farley (5) 62 11/112.00

Verdict

This trip will take some getting on the ground but Sphinx won the race in 2008 and is 8lb lower now. It looks like Edwin Tuer has prepared the 13-year-old for one final stab at this prize but JOHN FORBES is preferred. Brian Ellison's charge appears to have everything in his favour today and may be able to outstay his rivals up the home straight. Bollin Judith, Taikoo, Mohawk Ridge and Puy D'Arnac are all recent winners but have gone up in the weights as a result, while Jim Goldie's pair Pokfulham and Soprano are racing from out of the handicap proper. Boss's Destination got found out off this mark at York last time but today's going will suit him better and he shouldn't be left out of calculations.