13:30 Ayr Thu 20 September 2018

  • EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)
  • 1m, Soft (Heavy in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£6,474.002nd£1,939.003rd£969.004th£485.005th£242.006th£122.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 46.97sOff time:13:31:41
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1
(8)
39-8OR:
11/10

Slowly away and detached early on, but finished runner-up in a Salisbury Listed contest last month (1m, good); previously a debut winner on good to soft (Ffos Las), so can be expected to handle the underfoot conditions.

2
(10)
39-2OR:
100/1

Started 50/1 when finishing last of nine on debut at Musselburgh (7f, good) behind stablemate Caballero; massive improvement required.

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4
(4)
39-2OR: 77
9/1

€100,000 yearling; has shown reasonable form in all three career starts (7f-1m+); ultimately proved no match for the Roger Varian-trained Three Comets at Hamilton latest (1m+ good to soft), but that was a fair effort in the context of today's race.

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5
(1)
39-2OR:
14/1

60,000gns yearling; first foal by an unraced dam (Tooraweeenah) who was a half-sister to the 1m juvenile Group 1 winner Mus-If and the 1m2f Listed winner Jammaal; market helpful in assessing the credentials of this late emerging juvenile.

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6
(3)
100/1

8,000gns foal (£11,000 vendor yearling); first foal out of the 7f Fibresand/1m turf winner Combustible; others likely far stronger and streetwise.

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7
(7)
39-2OR:
9/2

Kingman colt, €130,000 yearling (€145,000 juvenile); half-brother to two winners; pitched in deep on debut at York (7f, good to firm) behind the ill-fated Commanding Officer (sixth); shaped encouragingly, so of major interest despite slower ground.

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8
(11)
100/1

Unraced ninth living foal by Bella Chica (5f-6f juvenile winner); half-brother to three winners including Sleepy Sioux (5f-6f); others far more appealing over this trip on soft ground; trainer doubly represented.

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9
(2)
39-2OR:
28/1

65,000gns foal, €35,000 yearling; showed early speed on his second start at Kempton recently (1m), before weakening to finish eight of 11 to Artois; not achieved enough thus far.

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10
(5)
39-2OR:
13/2

€30,000 yearling; half-brother to three winners; started 9/2 on debut at Goodwood (1m, good to soft) last month when beaten 6¾L (third) by Two Blondes; further progress anticipated, but is required.

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11
(12)
28/1

Ninth foal; half-brother to five Flat winners including in this ownership Good Boy Alfie (1m1f) and Costa Percy (1m4f+); 12/1 on debut at Musselburgh (7f, good) last month, and in finishing sixth of nine looked in need of that experience.

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12
(13)
39-2OR:
15/2

€230,000 yearling; tenth foal; half-brother to six winners including Seeharn (6f-7f); improved on his Wolverhampton debut when staying on to finish 4½L third to winning newcomer Global Hero at Salisbury (1m good to firm); further improvement likely.

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Non-Runners

3
(6)
Be Proud9
39-2OR: 59
T: R M SmithJ: P Mathers
13
(9)
Arctic Fox17
38-11OR: -
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Dark Jedi (11/10), George Mallory (9/2), Lariat (13/2), Takumi (15/2), Bullion Boss (9/1), Arctic Fox (10/1), Deebee (14/1), Jacko (28/1), My Little Orphan (28/1), Be Proud (33/1), Elysian Flame (100/1), Beechwood Jude (100/1), God Of Dreams (100/1)

Verdict

The Western Meeting of 2018 kicks-off with a 1m juvenile contest, and it's a guessing game as to which of these youngsters will best handle the rain-softened ground. Those with obvious form claims include the Salisbury Listed runner-up Dark Jedi (Charles Hills), the steadily improving €230,000 yearling Takumi (Roger Varian), and the exciting looking Kingman colt GEORGE MALLORY (Kevin Ryan). Although the top-weight is the safest overall option, his price will reflect that fact, so we'll side with the Ryan-trained runner who looked to be a horse in development when highly tried behind the ill-fated Commanding Officer in York's Convivial Maiden Stakes (7f).
  1. George Mallory
  2. Takumi
  3. Dark Jedi

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