14:40 Ayr Sat 21 September 2019

  • William Hill Ayr Silver Cup Handicap (Class 2)
  • 6f, Good
  • 24 Runners
  • Winner£37,350.002nd£11,184.003rd£5,592.004th£2,796.005th£1,398.006th£702.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 9.63sOff time:14:42:43
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1
(15)
59-10OR: 94D
11/2

A winner at Thirsk on debut for this yard and has held his form well subsequently but there's no sign he's particularly well-handicapped, despite a host of creditable efforts; down in trip, others preferred.

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2
(11)
59-10OR: 94BFD
25/1

Loves some cut in the ground and gained a first win since 2017 at Ripon back in June. Has returned to form on recent starts but 4lb above his highest winning mark and drying ground probably against him here.

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3
(8)
39-9OR: 95D
20/1

Bolted up in a valuable sales race at York last year but hasn't been able to build on that this season, well beaten in Listed class on her last two starts. May need relief from the assessor.

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4
(25)
59-9OR: 93D
9/1

Missed most of last season but got his head back in front in a Class 3 handicap at Ripon last month and has run well in defeat twice since, only narrowly denied at Thirsk last time; this is more competitive though.

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5
(14)
39-9OR: 95D
25/1

A winner on AW at Lingfield in the spring and held his form well in a trio of turf starts at the start of this season at 6/7f. Seemingly lost his way since though and vulnerable to speedier types.

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6
(13)
59-9OR: 93D
18/1

On his last winning mark and minor signs of a revival at Ascot last time out but has largely been disappointing this year and needs a career best to land this.

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7
(19)
59-8OR: 92CD
20/1

Dual C&D winner, sole win this season coming at Thirsk. Has run okay in defeat from similar marks but has lost his form on his two most recent starts and remains above his highest winning mark.

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8
(23)
69-8OR: 92D
12/1

Won back-to-back races at Windsor earlier in the season and she was only beaten ¾L at Doncaster last time out in what has to go down as a career best effort. Not always a fluent starter though, an obvious concern here.

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9
(12)
39-8OR: 94D
5/1

All three wins have come on AW but seemingly just as effective on turf given how he ran at Ascot earlier this month. Due to go up 2lb when the handicapper has his say and less exposed than most.

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10
(22)
79-8OR: 87D
33/1

Has won four races at Chepstow already this season and arrives here bidding for a four-timer after a short head success last time out. Carries a 5lb penalty though and this looks more competitive.

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11
(1)
49-7OR: 91D
14/1

Ran a huge race in the Bronze Cup last year under a penalty when runner-up and gained a first win since that run at Yarmouth earlier this season. Running okay in defeat but looks as if the assessor is in control at present.

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12
(21)
39-6OR: 92D
40/1

Won back-to-back races at the start of the campaign but has badly struggled on his latest three efforts. Yard have a good record at this meeting and he's not one to completely discount given that this three-year-old is less exposed than most.

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13
(17)
49-6OR: 90D
16/1

Followed a Class 3 handicap win at Windsor with a smart effort at Ripon behind a progressive sprinter (third of 17). Drop in trip could help after a slightly below par run at Doncaster last time over an extended 6f.

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14
(2)
49-5OR: 89D
20/1

Got his head back in front over the minimum trip at Chester in June and only narrowly denied back at that venue last time out at 7f, despite a sloppy start. 2lb higher here but a return to this trip could help.

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15
(18)
49-5OR: 89
22/1

Won back-to-back races in May 2018 for John Gosden but in and out of form so far this year and finds himself on a joint career high mark; others make more appeal.

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16
(4)
69-5OR: 89D
14/1

Gained a first win since 2015 at Wolverhampton in May before following up at Redcar later than month. A reproduction of his second at Goodwood two starts back would be enough to see him get competitive here.

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17
(24)
49-4OR: 88
25/1

Only narrowly denied a four-timer in a valuable handicap at York last year but he's gone the wrong way since. Shaped like a return to form may be imminent at Doncaster last time however and he's a player if building on that from a nice mark.

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18
(20)
79-4OR: 88CD
14/1

Won his maiden over C&D but all subsequent wins have come over further than this and likely to find this heat too much of a speed test, particularly if the rain continues to stay away.

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19
(5)
59-4OR: 88BFD
12/1

Losing run stands at 21 and goes all the way back to 2017. More than capable form this sort of mark and he's shown that already this season with some promising placed efforts but beaten favourite last time out and has an off-putting profile.

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20
(7)
39-4OR: 90D
20/1

Loves cut in the ground, as seen when winning a decent race at Chester earlier in the season but his career best efforts have all come over further than this and the handicapper has cut him no slack for recent efforts.

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21
(6)
69-3OR: 87CD
25/1

Had been considered a very consistent sort prior to a below par campaign this year. Handicap mark has been on the slide as a result but might appreciate softer ground than what is likely in this race.

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22
(3)
39-3OR: 89
33/1

Won twice over the minimum trip as a juvenile but hasn't looked as effective at this trip so far this season. Well beaten at York last time and others make more appeal. Wears first-time visor.

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24
(16)
79-3OR: 87D
80/1

Won twice last year and well beaten on his belated return at Thirsk last month. Probably wants more cut in the ground than what is likely here (all wins with soft in the going).

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25
(10)
38-13OR: 85
50/1

Won his first two career starts but has been frustrating to follow since and he was a beaten favourite at Ripon two starts back. Barely beat a rival home in a poor run at York last time and hard to recommend.

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Non-Runners

23
(9)
Presidential15
59-3OR: 87
T: Roger FellJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
23Snazzy Jazzy39-811/1Full Result
T: C G CoxJ: Hector Crouch

Betting

Forecast

Alkaraama (5/1), Admirality (11/2), Lahore (9/1), Golden Apollo (12/1), Show Stealer (12/1), Get Knotted (14/1), Venturous (14/1), Royal Residence (14/1), Citron Major (16/1), Presidential (16/1), Glenamoy Lad (18/1), Gabrial The Saint (20/1), Muscika (20/1), Lincoln Park (20/1), Red Balloons (20/1), Jawwaal (22/1), Flying Pursuit (25/1), Hyperfocus (25/1), Savalas (25/1), Magical Wish (25/1), Major Valentine (33/1), Yousini (33/1), Rathbone (40/1), James Watt (50/1), Rapid Applause (80/1)

Verdict

Sir Michael Stoute's ALKARAAMA is the obvious one to focus on after a big run at Ascot last time out and with both a less exposed profile and well in at the weights, he could be hard to beat with progress on the cards here. Kevin Ryan has a fine record at this meeting and Savalas shaped like a return to form may be on the horizon last time out. Some of Gabrial The Saint's best form has come at this trip and he looked unlucky at Chester last time out.
  1. Alkaraama
  2. Savalas
  3. Gabrial The Saint

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