Ayr

  • 14:40 Woodford Reserve Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.83s
  • Off time: 14:40:44
14:40 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valid Point (IRE) 7/2
2nd Northside Prince (IRE) 6/1
3rd Jachol (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 8-344B2 Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves and cap Northside Prince (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-7 G A Swinbank P McDonald 65 6/17.00
2 (11) 634743 Black and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Dean Iarracht (IRE) 31
Nag me
3 9-6 v1 M Dods P Makin 64 4/15.00
3 (10) 561-082 Yellow and Brown (quartered), striped sleeves, Yellow cap Sampower Rose (IRE) 54
Nag me
3 9-4 D Carroll D Allan 62 13/27.50
4 (7) 459368 White, Black hoops, White sleeves, Black spots, Black and White hooped cap Digger Derek (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 62 8/19.00
5 (9) 45-7410 Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, Light Blue cap Carter 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 W M Brisbourne T Hamilton 61 20/121.00
6 (6) 00-2823 Light Blue, Pink chevron Jachol (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 W J Haggas R Ffrench 56 9/25.50
7 (12) 660-573 Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 13
Nag me
3 8-11 b M W Easterby Dale Gibson 55 20/121.00
8 (4) 50-3200 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Royal Society 70
Nag me
3 8-11 t1 A G Foster A Mullen 55 20/121.00
9 (8) 538584 Black and White check, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Kristopher James (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-10 W M Brisbourne Liam Jones 54 20/121.00
10 (3) 0-90380 Red, Black triple diamond, White sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Castle Myth (USA) 24
Nag me
3 8-8 B Ellison L Betts (5) 52 50/151.00
11 (2) 089-664 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-2 Sir Mark Prescott J Mackay 45 7/24.50
12 (5) 036600 Royal blue, black hoops, royal blue sleeves and cap Sydney Cove (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-2 R Allan J P Sullivan (7)(ex1) 45 66/167.00

Verdict

Dean Iarracht, Sampower Rose and VALID POINT make up the shortlist here and it is the last-named who narrowly comes out on top. Although he may not be a stable star, a basement mark of 45 means that the selection could make hay over the next couple of weeks. His latest start on his handicap debut at Brighton was his best effort to date and with this stiffer test of stamina in his favour he looks worth siding with. It should be noted that he has four more entries over the next week. Kristopher James ran quite well in defeat at Newcastle last time; his best runs however have come on good to firm ground and the going must raise a question. A tongue-tie is tried on Royal Society, Shadows Lengthen is one to watch in the betting with the blinkers on again (finished in front of Kristopher James last time), whilst Jachol may be modest but at least he is consistent enough and less exposed than many. Sampower Rose steps up in trip today and if the filly gets the distance then she should be there in the shake-up, however her pedigree is not stamina leaden and her win came at the sharp track of Catterick. The ground could be an issue with Northside Prince, however the market may help guide to his chance as well. An open and eminently winnable handicap, in which Valid Point may be worth siding with.