Today's racecards

Ayr

  • 16:40 williamhill.com Doonside Cup Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £19,848 2nd £7,525 3rd £3,766 4th £1,876
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.94s
  • Off time: 16:40:10
16:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opera Gal (IRE) 8/13
2nd Circumvent 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1023-65 Orange, black spots and armlets Arrigo (GER) 14
Nag me
4 9-0 I Al Malki S Sanders 5/16.00
2 (3) 20-3026 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 pt P F I Cole P Makin 98 5/16.00
3 (4) 567287 Pink and Purple diamonds, diabolo on sleeves St Moritz (IRE) 1
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 98 9/110.00
4 (6) 46-4812 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Gal (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 A M Balding Jim Crowley 105 8/131.62
5 (2) 0-23440 Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Epernay 21
Nag me
5 8-9 pt Ian Williams G Lee 79 12/113.00
Non runners
6 (5)119-120Ektihaam (IRE)38-8R VarianNon Runner113

Verdict

This looks between Arrigo and OPERA GAL now Ektihaam is missing. The former had some decent form when trained in Germany last year and should be approaching peak fitness now after a couple of recent runs. But he was well beaten on his only start in heavy going and Andrew Balding's mare is preferred. She should run her usual brave race from the front and it was testing ground when she scored at Salisbury last month. Circumvent is hard to win with nowadays, however, while St Moritz is difficult to predict and has never raced on ground this bad before. Epernay is held by Opera Gal on the book and simply looks out of her depth.