17:10 Ayr

Monday 23 July 2018

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Western House Hotel Apprentice Handicap

Class 5  |   1m 5f 26y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:10  |   Winning time: 2m 59.58s

1st
2
(4)
9/4f
T: R M SmithJ: Andrew Breslin
Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed narrowly approaching final furlong, led again inside final furlong, ran on gamely op 5/2
2nd
nk
5
(5)
3/1
T: J J QuinnJ: Sebastian Woods
Tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on op 7/2 tchd 11/4
3rd
1
4
(1)
6/1
T: M TodhunterJ: Patrick Vaughan
Slowly away in touch towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish op 9/2 tchd 4/1
4th
1 ¼
6
(8)
7/1
T: L SmythJ: Oliver Stammers (5)
Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong op 15/2
5th
3
8
(7)
40/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Paula Muir
Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
6th
¾
1
(6)
12/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Josh Quinn
Keen in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 8/1
7th
½
7
(2)
4/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Robert Dodsworth (3)
Slowly into stride soon pushed along in rear, never on terms op 5/1

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Non-Runners

3
(3)
Luv U Whatever1
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 8
T: Mrs Marjorie Fife  J: Rhiain Ingram
Betting

Forecast

Akamanto (9/4), Clemento (3/1), Braes Of Lochalsh (4/1), Luv U Whatever (9/2), Question Of Faith (6/1), Glenbank King (7/1), Corton Lad (12/1), Eyreborn (40/1)

Verdict
Plenty of course form in which to delve deep with five of the eight declared runners either past course or course and distance winners. Both Braes Of Lochalsh and Question of Faith are split by fine margins, with either horse unlikely to be troubled should further rain arrive, whilst Glenbank King should be stronger for his recent C&D comeback fourth (a race he'd won at odds of 50/1 in 2017). Corton Lad is well handicapped on his Buttonhook win in 2017, but consistently fails to deliver the goods, so the obvious play is fellow front-runner AKAMANTO. His recent Chester defeat was handsomely franked on Saturday with Benadalid taking the feature Ripon Bell Ringer (Class 2) handicap.
  1. Akamanto
  2. Glenbank King
  3. Question Of Faith

Previous Winners

2017
Kashmiri Sunset
Weight: 9-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Jamie Gormley
  |  
T: I Jardine
13/2
Prize Money
1st:
£4,140.00
2nd:
£1,232.00
3rd:
£616.00
4th:
£308.00
5th:
£300.00
6th:
£300.00
7th:
£300.00
8th:
£300.00

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