20:15 Ayr

Saturday 6 August 2022

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    Specsavers Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   7f 50y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 20:16  |   Winning time: 1m 28.88s
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(7)
Horse silk
Merricourtp1
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-1| J: A Mullen| T: I Jardine| OR:  69| CD
11/4
C&D winner. Latest win here in April. 11/1, good third of 6 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 1 day ago. Can make presence felt.
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2
(2)
Horse silk
Three Saints Bay100
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0| J: Kevin Stott| T: Liam Bailey| OR:  68| DWS
33/1
Unreliable sort. Twenty three runs since last win in 2019. Well-backed 4/1, below form after 7 months off when sixth of 7 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good). Off over 3 months. Had a breathing operation since and this should reveal where he's at.
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3
(3)
Horse silk
Blowing Windp40
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-11| J: P Mulrennan| T: M Dods| OR:  65
11/2
Run best excused when eighth of 11 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, good, 17/2) 40 days ago. (raced on the worst of the ground). Back up in trip and could run into the placings from an easing mark.
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4
(6)
Horse silk
40/1
Latest win at Wolverhampton in May. Ran poorly when seventh of 8 in handicap (13/2) at Chelmsford City (7f) 13 days ago, slowly away. Must improve.
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5
(4)
Horse silk
First Greyedv36
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-9| J: Connor Beasley| T: M Dods| OR:  63| D
11/2
Thirteen runs since last win in 2020. 13/2, ran well back down in trip after 9 weeks off when second of 8 in handicap at Haydock (7f, good) 36 days ago. Yard in good form and no surprise should he feature.
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6
(1)
Horse silk
St Andrew's Castleb3
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: P Mathers| T: I Jardine| OR:  64| C
4/1
Course winner. 25/1 and blinkered for 1st time, returned to form from out of the blue when second of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 3 days ago, well placed given how things unfolded. Enters calculations provided this doesn't come too soon.
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7
(5)
Horse silk
Timbukonev112
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: Billy Garritty| T: K Dalgleish| OR:  64
14/1
17/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, below form when seventh of 9 in handicap at this course (8f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Has work to do.
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8
(8)
Horse silk
Judgment Call5
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4| J: D Allan| T: Miss L A Perratt| OR:  58| BF
11/4
11/8, ran as well as he has all year when third of 6 in handicap at this C&D (good) 5 days ago, no extra inside final 1f. Yet to register a first success so others appeal more for win purposes.
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Forecasts

Judgment Call (11/4), Merricourt (11/4), St Andrew's Castle (4/1), First Greyed (11/2), Blowing Wind (11/2), Timbukone (14/1), Three Saints Bay (33/1), Eternal Glory (40/1)

Verdict

First-time blinkers seemed to sharpen up ST ANDREW'S CASTLE when he returned to form from out of the blue at Newcastle on Wednesday. Provided that choice of headgear works just as well at the second attempt, he's fancied to get the job done and belatedly add to his debut success at this venue. Stablemate Merricourt heads up the opposition, with Judgment Call another worth considering.

Previous Winners

2021
Equidae
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 6
10/3

Prize Money

1st: £3,888.002nd: £1,825.003rd: £913.004th: £456.005th: £300.006th: £300.00

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