Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:00 Mcbookie E.b.f. Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.36s
  • Off time: 16:02:35
16:00 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ghostwing 8/11
2nd Benrish (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) White, Red stars, diamonds on sleeves Ask Frank (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 G A Swinbank P McDonald 11/26.50
2 (1) Dark blue, emerald green diamond, white sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap Benrish (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 B Smart T Eaves 11/26.50
3 (6) 3 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ghostwing 52
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 8/111.73
4 (2) 6 Dark Blue, Pink triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Sejanus 30
Nag me
2 9-3 K A Ryan P Makin 7/18.00
6 (3) 070 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Whippers Love (IRE) 42
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston A Mullen 65 16/117.00
7 (4) Orange, royal blue sleeves, royal blue and orange quartered cap Jeannie Galloway (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 A G Foster P Mulrennan 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (5)778Weetentherty29-3J S GoldieD Tudhope60

Verdict

GHOSTWING will have learned plenty when chasing home the impressive Mister Manannan at Pontefract in April and gets the nod here ahead of the interesting newcomer Benrish. Bryan Smart's Refuse To Bend colt Benrish would not be a shock winner. He cost 82,000 pounds as a foal is related to winners over 7f and beyond as juveniles, and with the yard in decent form he could well make his presence felt. Even so, we prefer the claims of Ghostwing. Richard Fahey has his string in tremendous nick and the Kheleyf colt has been given plenty of time to get over his debut exertions, which can pay dividends today as he can build on that placed effort. Sejanus may not have appreciated the soft ground on his Haydock debut and we could see a fair bit better from him this time, while Ask Frank is out of a dam who won over sprint trips at two and three, and Alan Swinbank's gelding would be interesting if supported. Ghostwing gets the vote.