14:40 Ayr Mon 15 July 2019

  • Book Direct At Western House Hotel Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6)
  • 7f 50y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£2,782.002nd£828.003rd£414.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 28.9sOff time:14:40:37
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1
(1)
610-0OR: 61D
13/2

Decent effort in finishing 2L fifth in a C&D handicap in good ground last time out. Races off a mark 8lb higher than when completing a double over this trip at Musselburgh earlier this season.

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2
(8)
69-12OR: 59CD
17/2

C&D winner finished in the frame over an extended 7f at Beverley (good-to-soft) in May. Disappointing in three subsequent starts however and needs to return to form to figure in this event.

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3
(7)
59-9OR: 56CD
10/1

Handicap mark is falling following some poor efforts since joining this yard in the spring. Races off a mark 6lb lower than when winning over C&D last summer.

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4
(3)
99-5OR: 52
16/1

Won and placed in sprints in the past including over 6f at Carlisle (good-to-soft) last August. Well handicapped on old form but stamina to prove stepping up in distance.

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5
(2)
59-5OR: 52CD
5/2

Victorious by a neck in a 7f handicap at Carlisle (good-to-soft) last month and went down by the same margin in a 1m handicap at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) subsequently. One to note racing off a mark 4lb higher than for his latest success.

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6
(5)
69-0OR: 47
28/1

Fair 4L eighth in a 5f amateur riders handicap on good-to-firm ground here last week. Not certain to appreciate this step up in distance.

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7
(4)
69-0OR: 47D
8/1

Winning for the third time when scoring by a nose in a handicap over an extended 7f at Beverley (good-to-firm) earlier this month. Interesting off a 1lb higher mark.

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8
(9)
48-12OR: 45
20/1

Beaten 3¼L in a 1m handicap on good-to-firm ground here in May. Cheekpieces tried for the first time having disappointed over this C&D subsequently.

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9
(6)
48-12OR: 45
11/4

Improving with racing this campaign and ran well to finish third in a good-to-firm ground C&D event last time out. Interesting racing off a 3lb lower mark on this occasion.

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10
(10)
38-4OR: 45
50/1

Failed to figure in five starts including on handicap debut over an extended 1m at Hamilton (good) earlier this month. Others hold stronger claims.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Cliff Bay (5/2), Retirement Beckons (11/4), Colour Contrast (13/2), Kodimoor (8/1), Roaring Forties (17/2), Naples Bay (10/1), Cosmic Chatter (16/1), Bareed (20/1), Brendan (28/1), Wearraah (50/1)

Verdict

RETIREMENT BECKONS ran well off a higher mark last time out and he is taken to register a victory in this 7f handicap contest. The selection has a useful apprentice in the saddle and he can get the better of his rivals here with last time out winner Kodimoor capable of getting the better of Cliff Bay in the battle for second.
  1. Retirement Beckons
  2. Kodimoor
  3. Cliff Bay

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