Scottish Sun On Sunday Handicap 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, Class 2, 7 runners)
  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165 5th £582 6th £292
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.83s
  • Off time: 14:20:42
Full result
Result 14:20 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Pretzel 10/11f
2nd 3 Braidley 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 68-9103
Grey, dark blue armlets Azagal (IRE) 14
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 68-9103
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 T D Easterby D Fentiman 95 25/1
2 (4) 1-2
Pink, White sleeves Pretzel (IRE) 21
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Freddie Tylicki
  • Form: 1-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 R Varian Freddie Tylicki 90 10/11f
3 (5) 1216-72
Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Braidley (IRE) 14
  • T:J D Bethell
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 1216-72
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J D Bethell P McDonald 88 12/1
4 (7) 426121
Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) (ex6) 3
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 426121
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 M Johnston F Norton 78 9/2
5 (6) 123-632
Maroon, grey epaulets Homestretch 15
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 123-632
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
3 119 8-7 M R Channon Martin Dwyer 81 11/2
6 (1) 0-37340
White, maroon cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Mr Matthews (IRE) 7
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 0-37340
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
3 117 8-5 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 79 22/1
7 (2) 124-664
Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Mime Dance 7
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 124-664
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
3 114 8-2 A M Balding David Probert 75 8/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 4 Off Art
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:G Gibbons
3 9-1 T D Easterby G Gibbons 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

It's rare that Roger Varian has a runner at this track but he's dispatched a small raiding party today led by PRETZEL. He made a winning start at Newmarket and his latest second to Muteela looks better in hindsight with the latter scoring at Royal Ascot on Wednesday. He gets the vote given Sir Guy Porteous makes a quick reappearance under a penalty having won a lower grade contest at Hamilton during the week and Goodwood runner-up Homestretch also steps up in class. Braidley was still beaten nine lengths when second at Doncaster while Azagal has been well beaten since scoring over 7f at the latter track.

Formwatch

Pretzel (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, hung left to far rail entering final furlong, ran on, held near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Braidley (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Wannabe Yours (8-3) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.

Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Led, headed narrowly 3f, ridden to regain lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Argaki (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Mime Dance 15-2 (8-2) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Captain Bob (8-9) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Homestretch 4-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Rapid Advance (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

Azagal (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Steadied in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, and over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Wannabe Yours (8-3) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.

Mr Matthews (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden when weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 13l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.