15:30 Ayr Thu 19 September 2019

  • William Hill Doonside Cup Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)
  • 1m 2f, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£36,862.002nd£13,975.003rd£6,994.004th£3,484.005th£1,748.006th£878.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 11.99sOff time:15:30:30
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1
(2)
59-10OR: 111D
3/1

Won Chester's Huxley Stakes for the second year running in May but two below par efforts at York since, including last of six in Group Three Strensall Stakes in August. capable of better but this is tough giving weight all round.

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2
(5)
69-3OR: 104D
7/1

Put in vastly improved effort from comeback run when 4L fourth against the smart Fox Tal at Doncaster (1m2f, good to firm) last week. Big chance if continuing to find best form once again.

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3
(4)
59-3OR: 103
15/8

Winner of two valuable handicaps at York this summer, including narrow victory at the Ebor meeting (1m) on latest start. Ground should be fine and while career best is required he looks ready for the step up in class.

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4
(7)
49-1OR: 99CD
11/1

Shock winner of Pontefract Listed race in July and not disgraced since, most recently when fifth in strong-looking Sandown Group Three. May fall just short in open company but place claims nonetheless.

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6
(6)
38-7OR: 102D
9/2

Solid second on comeback effort at Sandown in July before bombing out at York (1m2f) in July. Capable of better than that though and no surprise if she bounces back.

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7
(1)
38-7OR: 104C
8/1

Listed winner as a juvenile and narrowly denied in the Fred Darling Stakes back in April. Hasn't progressed since that effort though and recent 9l defeat in French Group Three means she has something to find.

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Non-Runners

5
(3)
Four White Socks61
48-12OR: 95
T: J TuiteJ: Kevin Stott

Last Year's Winner

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11Dolphin Vista59-314/1Full Result
T: R M BeckettJ: D Tudhope

Betting

Forecast

What's The Story (15/8), Forest Ranger (3/1), Encapsulation (9/2), Big Country (7/1), Iconic Choice (8/1), Exhort (11/1), Four White Socks (12/1)

Verdict

A weaker-looking renewal of this race, preference is for WHAT'S THE STORY, who has thrived in handicap company - particularly at York - and looks to have found a good opportunity to grab this type of contest onto his CV against lesser rivals. Big Country has a similar CV but has been found wanting at this level before (especially on turf) but he exceeded expectations last time out and would be dangerous to dismiss. Forest Ranger is usually found at a higher level but has been disappointing of late and may struggle with the lumps of weight while Encapsulation could be better than what her current form book suggests.
  1. What's The Story
  2. Big Country
  3. Encapsulation

Video Replay

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T: R M Beckett

Emissary

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T: H Palmer

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F: 2131

T: W J Haggas

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Most Followed

Military March

F: 1

T: S bin Suroor

Quadrilateral

F: 11

T: R Charlton

Max Vega

F: 21

T: R M Beckett

Emissary

F: -

T: H Palmer

Hamish

F: 2131

T: W J Haggas