Happy 40th Birthday Zoe Heaney Handicap 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 48.28s
  • Off time: 15:01:29
Full result
Result 15:00 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Le Chat D'or 3/1f
2nd 6 Off The Pulse 5/1
3rd 8 Another For Joe 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
3 (6) 408-643
Dark Blue, White stripe, halved sleeves and star on cap George Cinq 11
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 408-643
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 M L W Bell P Hanagan 85 7/2
4 (5) 41063-2
Pink, royal blue stripe, royal blue cap Le Chat D'or 18
  • T:M Dods
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 41063-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0bt
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 bt M Dods P Mulrennan 85 3/1f
5 (11) 170953
Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Skytrain 9
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 170953
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 M Johnston F Norton 83 11/1
6 (10) 214-441
Emerald Green and Red (halved), striped sleeves, quartered cap Off The Pulse 11
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:B A Curtis
  • Form: 214-441
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 J Mackie B A Curtis 82 5/1
7 (3) 5-14231
Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Tenor (IRE) 24
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 5-14231
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10t
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
4 136 9-10 t J Ryan R Ffrench 81 13/2
8 (9) 00-9217
White, royal blue cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap Another For Joe 4
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 00-9217
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 J S Goldie G Lee 75 6/1
11 (1) 631576-
Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White seams, quartered cap Declamation (IRE) 228
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 631576-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 A C Whillans P McDonald 72 16/1
12 (4) 1498-66
Purple, Yellow stars and sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple stars Order Of Service 19
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:G Bartley
  • Form: 1498-66
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 69 28/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (8) 312706
Sound Advice 18
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 312706
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 K Dalgleish Jason Hart 85 NR
2 (7) 441673
Stonefield Flyer 38
  • Nag Me
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 441673
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 K Dalgleish T Eaves 85 NR
9 (12) 3191-62
Ventura Quest (USA) 38
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 3191-62
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 93 R A Fahey Non Runner 85 NR
10 (2) 315-108
Swehan (IRE) 20
  • Nag Me
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 315-108
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 91 K A Ryan Non Runner 72 NR

In depth

Verdict

The only three-year-old in the race, Ventura Quest, was raised 5lb for landing a Catterick handicap in October and that appears to have halted his progress. GEORGE CINQ was in very good form last summer and hasn't been beaten far in most subsequent races. He's only 1lb higher than his victory at Sandown in July under Jamie Spencer, who can steer him to another success. Le Chat D'Or has gained all three career victories on ground with some give including here in July though he's 9lb higher. Skytrain attempted to make all over 1m2f at Chester but was caught in the closing stages. He's only 1lb higher than when scoring on Polytrack in April and should give a good account. Off The Pulse won a better class handicap than this at Haydock so a 5lb rise shouldn't pose any difficulties but Tenor's two victories on Turf have come on fast ground.

Formwatch

Sound Advice 14-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Uncle Dermot (8-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.

Stonefield Flyer 10-1 (9-5) 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.

Ventura Quest (USA) 4-5fav (9-7) Tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, driven 2f out, edged right over 1f out, not able to challenge, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Master Of Finance (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.

Swehan (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Muharrer (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Le Chat D'or 13-2 (8-8) In touch in rear, headway on outer to chase clear winner over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Uncle Dermot (8-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.

Off The Pulse 12-1 (8-8) Raced wide mid-division, came stand side and headway over 3f out, every chance and edged left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead near finish, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May beating Chosen Character (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Another For Joe 3-1fav (9-2) Tracked leader until over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind King Of The Danes (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.

George Cinq 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ishikawa (8-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.

Order Of Service 18-1 (8-8) Pulled hard early, held up in touch, some headway on inside 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Uncle Dermot (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.

Tenor (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Tracked leader, joined leader 2f out, driven to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Dance And Dance (9-6) by shd, 9 ran.

Declamation (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Benoni (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.

Skytrain 7-1 (9-3) Soon led, driven clear over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Las Verglas Star (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.