Ayr

  • 17:40 John Smith's Handicap1m

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.99s
  • Off time: 17:40:21
17:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opening Nite (IRE) 15/2
2nd Hades (IRE) 13/2
3rd North Central (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 511311 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Miami Gator (IRE) 9 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-13 v Mrs K Burke A Elliott 70 3/14.00
2 (7) 772215 Dark blue, yellow hoops, checked sleeves Viking Warrior (IRE) 21
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3 9-5 M Dods P Makin 68 14/115.00
3 (1) 45274 Light blue, dark blue inverted triangle and sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Opening Nite (IRE) 24
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3 9-3 b1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 66 15/28.50
4 (8) 51-7468 Dark Blue, Orange seams and armlets, quartered cap Jibrrya 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 65 20/121.00
5 (9) 4454 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Spread Boy (IRE) 26
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3 9-0 A Berry D Tudhope 63 22/123.00
6 (14) 823355 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap North Central (USA) 21
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3 9-0 J S Goldie Lee Newman 63 20/121.00
7 (10) 134205 RED, WHITE star, DARK BLUE and RED diabolo on sleeves, RED cap, DARK BLUE star Tribal Myth (IRE) 39
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3 9-0 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 63 11/112.00
8 (2) 7-24359 Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets Big Wave Bay (IRE) 16
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3 9-0 A P Jarvis Greg Fairley 63 14/115.00
9 (4) 325523 Black, Yellow stripe, diabolo on sleeves Leitzu (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M R Channon T Eaves 62 10/111.00
10 (3) 34723 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Blue Moon 13
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3 8-12 K A Ryan F Norton 61 4/15.00
11 (11) 184053 Purple, mauve hooped sleeves and cap Petrocelli 13
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3 8-11 W Storey James P Sullivan (3) 60 22/123.00
12 (12) 6647 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hades (IRE) 21
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3 8-10 T D Easterby D Allan 59 13/27.50
13 (5) 875660- Black, yellow chevron, white sleeves, white cap, black diamond Lofthouse 308
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3 8-10 A C Whillans B McHugh (3) 59 66/167.00
14 (13) 647 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Wolf Rock 27
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3 8-10 T D Barron G Gibbons 59 20/121.00

Verdict

Not too many of these arrive here in great form and Miami Gator is the exception, however he is now being asked a serious question and he might be vulnerable to SPREAD BOY. Alan Berry's gelding was doing all of his best work at the business end at Musselburgh last month, his first run in a handicap. A 2lb drop is a plus, although he does have it to prove on this ground, but at the price he might be worth chancing. Miami Gator is clearly very much respected and he does act on the ground, though most of his winning has been in claimers and he carries a penalty today. Big Wave Bay is interesting now dropped to a trip that pedigree suggests will suit and market support would probably be significant, while connections swap cheekpieces for blinkers on Opening Nite who did not look an easy ride at Yarmouth but does at least act on the ground. (Jonathan Doidge)