Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 17:05 Investec Structured Products Handicap 2m 1f 105y

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.54s
  • Off time: 17:05:34
17:05 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Descaro (USA) 6/4
2nd Tillietudlem (FR) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 223120 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Wicked Daze (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 9-7 Miss L A Perratt P Makin 82 9/25.50
2 (1) 263507/ Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Whispering Death 338
Nag me
8 9-5 J Howard Johnson T Eaves 80 25/126.00
3 (5) 213235 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Forrest Flyer (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-11 J S Goldie Lee Newman 72 8/19.00
4 (6) 112544 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots Tillietudlem (FR) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-6 J S Goldie P Hanagan 67 10/34.33
5 (2) 33466-3 Maroon and White stripes, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Summer Soul (IRE) 81
Nag me
8 8-3 p Miss Lucinda V Russell James P Sullivan (3) 64 13/27.50
6 (4) 60-8261 Yellow, Orange star Descaro (USA) 17
Nag me
4 8-2 D O'Meara S De Sousa 63 6/42.50

Verdict

There may be more to come from Descaro, who stepped up successfully in trip at Ripon last time and is gradually finding improvement for connections but with his 4lb rise here we will take him on with the well-handicapped SUMMER SOUL. Lucinda Russell's eight-year-old has been seen winning over hurdles more recently than his last Flat success, but he has scored over two miles on good to soft at Newcastle on the level from a mark of 70 and he can go well when fresh, so a bit of a break might see him able to take advantage of a mark of just 64 now. Tillietudlem would be a popular local winner but has never yet won on ground slower than good, while the same applies to Whispering Death, who returns after a long lay-off from a stiff mark. Wicked Daze is not badly handicapped but prefers faster ground and Forrest Flyer may not stay.