Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 18:40 Liz And Martin Brawley Ruby Wedding Maiden Stakes7f 50y

  • Winner £2,720 2nd £809 3rd £404 4th £202
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.29s
  • Off time: 18:41:15
18:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spes Nostra 13/2
2nd Moral Issue 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 4 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Fiery Cross 15
Nag me
4 9-12 I Semple P McDonald 11/112.00
2 (1) Emerald green, light blue seams, hooped sleeves, light blue and emerald green hooped cap Toots Forest (USA)
Nag me
5 9-7 Mrs L Williamson Andrew Heffernan 33/134.00
3 (6) 364-422 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Moral Issue 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 Jedd O'Keeffe P Donaghy (3) 70 2/13.00
4 (2) 6-0 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Patriotic (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 8/19.00
5 (8) 04- Emerald Green and Black diamonds Sole Danser (IRE) 320
Nag me
3 9-3 B W Hills R Winston 6/42.50
6 (7) 4-8 DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, striped sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, DARK BLUE star Spes Nostra 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 T D Barron Lee Newman 13/27.50
7 (3) 4 Royal Blue, White spots and sleeves, Scarlet cap Apreslepetitbois 18
Nag me
3 8-12 J D Bethell A Elliott 25/126.00
Non runners
8 (5)4Maharanee (USA)38-12Mrs A DuffieldNon Runner

Verdict

Barry Hills' strike rate here in the last five years is an impressive one, but all his winners have been two-year-olds. Nevertheless, Sole Danser does have a leading chance on his fourth at Chester last August. Moral Issue is the most experienced but keeps finding at least one too good, while both Spec Nostra and Patriotic turned in poor efforts last time after showing some promise on their debuts. MAHARANEE ran well for a long way when fourth on her debut at Beverley last month and Anne Duffield's filly gets the nod here with improvement expected.