17:10 Ayr Mon 15 July 2019
- Jockey Club Restaurant At westernhousehotel Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)
- 1m 5f 26y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Ran well when finishing third over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, good) in May. Previously a decent fifth over an extended 1m4f at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) and is interesting on return from a break.
Beaten just 1¼L when finishing fourth over 1m2f on good-to-firm ground here eight days ago. Races off the same mark here and has won over C&D in the past.
C&D winner finished a decent fourth over 1m7f on good ground here on her penultimate start but struggled dropping back to this trip at Hamilton (good) subsequently. Interesting to see how she fares.
Finished a close fourth in a handicap over an extended 2m at York (good-to-firm) last time out. Drop in trip no issue having been beaten a neck off a 1lb lower mark over this C&D in May.
Placed twice over C&D this campaign including in a return visor (absent here) on good-to-firm ground a week ago. Slowly away that day and races off the same mark on this occasion.
Nine race maiden was beaten a neck in a handicap over an extended 1m4f at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) earlier this month. Notable runner racing off the same mark in this contest.
Maiden after eight starts and beaten 5½L in a 1m2f handicap on good-to-firm going here recently. Interesting to see how she fares stepping up in distance and racing from out of the handicap.
Nine race maiden has placed on her last two starts including when beaten 1L into second over 1m4f at Epsom (good-to-firm) last week. Races off the same mark here and stable can boast a 27% strike-rate (28/103) in recent weeks.
Struggled in five starts so far including in handicap company the last twice. Stamina to prove from out of the handicap on first attempt at this distance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Sir Mark PrescottJ: Gavin Ashton|
Arms Of The Angel (15/8), Donnachies Girl (4/1), Four Kingdoms (9/2), Shine Baby Shine (7/1), Three Castles (15/2), Kajaki (9/1), Spark Of War (12/1), Doon Star (14/1), Question Of Faith (22/1), Lizzie Loch (33/1)
- Shine Baby Shine
- Arms Of The Angel
- Spark of War
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