16:40 Ayr

Wednesday 5 August 2020

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:1017:4018:10

QTS Sponsor The Ayr Gold Cup Handicap

Class 6  |   5f  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Off time: -  |   Winning time: -

1
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: D Allan |  T: Paul Collins|  OR: 62
6/1

Seven race maiden finished fifth over 6f on good-to-soft ground here last week. Others hold more obvious claims dropping back in trip.

2
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Rachel Richardson |  T: E J Alston|  OR: 60|  D
12/1

Improved on previous efforts this campaign when finishing fourth in a 5f handicap at Ripon (good) last time out. Hood worn for the first time that day is retained.

3
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Harrison Shaw |  T: Stef Keniry|  OR: 59|  D
20/1

Struggled in two starts this season most recently when 11L last of 12 over 6f on good ground here last month. Others make more appeal.

4
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: A Berry|  OR: 56
20/1

12 race maiden was beaten 32L when last of 12 at Hamilton (6f, good-to-soft) on seasonal debut in June. Probably best watched on this occasion.

6
(8)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Howard Cheng |  T: Mrs L Williamson|  OR: 52
33/1

Beaten 13L when 11th of 12 in a handicap over this trip at Bath (good) on debut for this yard last month. More needed if she's to take this race.

7
(10)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: J S Goldie|  OR: 50|  CD
7/1

C&D winner and successful twice on the all-weather at Newcastle in January. Some decent efforts in defeat over 6f here this campaign most recently when fifth on good-to-soft going last week.

8
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Cam Hardie |  T: B Ellison|  OR: 52
7/2

Placed three times in five starts including when runner-up in a soft ground C&D event recently. Open to improvement and holds strong claims despite a 2lb rise in the weights.

9
(11)
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Phil Dennis |  T: Katie Scott|  OR: 48|  D
4/1

Back from a break with a 2L second in a good ground classified event at Musselburgh (5f) last week. Notable runner racing off a mark 1lb lower than when winning on the all-weather at Newcastle in March.

10
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: D Fentiman |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 51
10/1

Held in all three previous starts including when 5L seventh over this trip at Beverley (good-to-firm) on handicap debut last month. Others make more appeal.

11
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: G Lee |  T: Miss L A Perratt|  OR: 50
20/1

Placed on four of her 15 previous starts but struggled in a classified event over this distance at Musselburgh (good) last week. Likely to struggle in this event.

12
(3)
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: A Mullen |  T: Mrs Stella Barclay|  OR: 45
20/1

Returning from a break when finishing a well beaten last of nine in a 6f handicap at Chelmsford in June. Likely capable of better back on turf and racing off a mark 10lb lower than for his most recent victory.

Non-Runners

13
(9)
Amber Lily34
Weight: 8-9|  Age: 4
T: Mrs L Williamson  J: J P Sullivan
5
(12)
Arnold13
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 6
T: Mrs A Duffield  J: J Fanning
Betting

Forecast

Grandma (7/2), Rockley Point (4/1), Arnold (5/1), Somekindasuperstar (6/1), Star Cracker (7/1), Dandy Story (10/1), Captain Corcoran (12/1), Mansfield (20/1), Beignet (20/1), Maybellene (20/1), Rose Bandit (20/1), Granny Roz (33/1), Amber Lily (50/1)

Verdict
The return to turf can see MANSFIELD get back to winning ways following some disappointing all-weather efforts. The selection has shown his best form on turf in the past including when placed off higher marks late last turf season and he can get the better of his rivals here with Rockley Point capable of claiming second having filled the same position in a classified event on his most recent start. Third place can go the way of Arnold who was placed over this distance at Pontefract last time out.
  1. Mansfield
  2. Rockley Point
  3. Arnold
Prize Money
1st:
£2,782.00
2nd:
£828.00
3rd:
£414.00
4th:
£207.00

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