Open Championship 8 Places At BetVictor Apprentice Handicap 1m 5f 13y

  • (4yo+, 1m 5f 13y, Class 6, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 52.09s
  • Off time: 17:30:24
Full result
Result 17:30 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Grand Diamond 5/1
2nd 8 Altnaharra ½ 20/1
3rd 7 Geanie Mac 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 630380
Red, Dark Blue stripe La Bacouetteuse (FR) 18
  • T:I Jardine
  • J:D H Bergin
  • Form: 630380
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-12b
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
8 138 9-12 b I Jardine D H Bergin 65 15/2
2 (10) 33060/6
Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 18
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Kevin Stott
  • Form: 33060/6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
8 133 9-7 B Ellison Kevin Stott (3) 60 6/4f
3 (7) 885128
Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, striped cap Kingarrick 26
  • T:N Wilson
  • J:R J Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 885128
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 N Wilson R J Fitzpatrick (5) 60 12/1
4 (2) 98-1320
BLACK, YELLOW chevron, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs S A Watt
  • J:David Simmonson
  • Form: 98-1320
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
9 131 9-5 t Mrs S A Watt David Simmonson 58 7/1
5 (9) 67-3614
Saxe blue, yellow armlets, white cap Grand Diamond (IRE) 17
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Jordan Nason
  • Form: 67-3614
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
9 126 9-0 p J S Goldie Jordan Nason (3) 53 5/1
6 (8) 2755-66
White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Vittachi 40
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:Rowan Scott
  • Form: 2755-66
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 A C Whillans Rowan Scott (5) 50 10/1
7 (3) 0-05535
White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Geanie Mac (IRE) 17
  • T:Miss L A Perratt
  • J:Samantha Bell
  • Form: 0-05535
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8v
  • OR: 47
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 v Miss L A Perratt Samantha Bell 47 9/1
8 (6) 85-8059
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Altnaharra 33
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Sophie Robertson
  • Form: 85-8059
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7v
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 v J S Goldie Sophie Robertson (7) 45 20/1
9 (5) 87708-0
White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap Rare Coincidence 22
  • T:A Berry
  • J:Jordan Hibberd
  • Form: 87708-0
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
12 119 8-7 A Berry Jordan Hibberd (5) 45 66/1
10 (4) 009-970
Beige, maroon hoops and armlets Roc Fort 23
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:Gemma Tutty
  • Form: 009-970
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 James Moffatt Gemma Tutty 45 66/1

In depth

Verdict

Kingcarrick has returned a losing favourite on both starts since winning at Musselburgh in May while Jewelled Dagger hasn't threatened since scoring at Chepstow in the same month. GRAND DIAMOND could only manage fourth at Musselburgh last time after winning an amateurs race at the same track before that. But Jim Goldie's charge gets another chance in a poor handicap as the step up in trip should suit. Geanie Mac has slipped down the handicap and may prove best of the rest.

Formwatch

Grand Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Held up in touch, shaken up when bumped over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Ebony Express (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.

Altnaharra 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, reminders over 7f out, soon lost place, 9th of 10, 33l behind King Of Paradise (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.

Geanie Mac (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 5th of 7, 18l behind Dr Irv (9-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.

Viva Colonia (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Led, headed over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Oetzi (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.

Vittachi 5-1 (9-2) In rear, headway 9f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Forrest Flyer (9-7) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.

La Bacouetteuse (FR) 25-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 19l behind Big Time Billy (8-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.

Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 6f out, headed 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 31l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.

Kingarrick 3-1fav (9-7) Went left start, keen close up, lost place 8f out, ridden 6f out, weakened 3f out, last of 8, 38l behind Schmooze (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.

Roc Fort 66-1 (7-13) In touch when saddle slipped and rider lost irons after 3f, not recover and led after 4f, headed over 7f out, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, well behind Spiekeroog (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.

Rare Coincidence 50-1 (9-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 11f out, ridden and lost place 5f out, 11th of 12, 43l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.