15:40 Ayr

Saturday 17 September 2022

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:4517:20

    Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 2  |   6f  |   Good  |   24 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:42  |   Winning time: 1m 10.82s
1st
Horse silk
8
(12)
12/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Held up in rear in centre, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led towards finish, won going away op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
1
(9)
10/1
T: M DodsJ: Connor Beasley
Raced towards far side, chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led final 100 yards, headed and not pace of winner towards finish op 11/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
24
(18)
28/1
T: M ApplebyJ: A Mullen
Raced near side, held up, headway when switched sharply left and badly hampered rival inside final 2f, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, going on close home, not reach leaders op 33/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
21
(13)
18/1
T: R SpencerJ: P J McDonald
Raced centre, mid-division, headway chasing leaders inside final 2f, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge
5th
Horse silk
sh
6
(15)
9/1
T: J J QuinnJ: Jason Hart
Slight lead towards near side, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong op 10/1
6th
Horse silk
sh
13
(8)
22/1
T: K A RyanJ: T Eaves
Overall leader towards far side of centre, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed final 100 yards, weakened and lost places towards finish
7th
Horse silk
nk
22
(10)
22/1
T: R A FaheyJ: Oisin McSweeney (5)
Mid-division towards far side, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, outpaced and lost places towards finish op 25/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
(7)
18/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Nolan
Raced towards far side, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten
9th
Horse silk
½
2
(19)
50/1
T: J ButlerJ: P Mulrennan
Raced towards near side, held up and behind, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved
10th
Horse silk
sh
18
(4)
20/1
T: C FellowesJ: Rossa Ryan
Raced towards far side, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on but no impression inside final furlong op 18/1
11th
Horse silk
nk
5
(11)
28/1
T: T D BarronJ: Ryan Sexton (5)
Raced towards near side, chased leaders, hung left and ridden inside final 2f, weakened entering final furlong
12th
Horse silk
½
16
(3)
12/1
T: A M BaldingJ: G Lee
Raced towards far side, held up, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, run flattened out inside final furlong
13th
Horse silk
½
20
(2)
68-11
20/1
T: M DodsJ: Mark Winn (7)
Raced towards far side, mid-division, headway chasing leaders and switched sharply left to far rail 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong op 25/1
14th
Horse silk
¾
11
(17)
79-2
11/1
T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott
Raced towards near side, prominent, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after op 9/1
15th
Horse silk
nk
7
(24)
33/1
T: K FrostJ: J Mitchell
Raced towards near side, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong
16th
Horse silk
nk
25
(1)
16/1
T: K A RyanJ: Rowan Scott
Raced near side rail, never on terms op 14/1
17th
Horse silk
½
15
(14)
28/1
T: K A RyanJ: S A Gray
Raced centre, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, losing place when badly hampered inside final 2f op 25/1
18th
Horse silk
½
12
(25)
14/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Jason Watson
Raced towards near side, held up in rear, ridden and no impression when hung left over 2f out tchd 16/1
19th
Horse silk
nk
4
(21)
14/1
T: C FellowesJ: O J Orr
Raced towards near side, held up and never on terms
20th
Horse silk
nk
14
(5)
9/2f
T: W J HaggasJ: Jim Crowley
Wore hood to post, raced towards far side, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
21st
Horse silk
hd
19
(22)
18/1
T: S DixonJ: D Swift
Raced towards near side, pushed along halfway, soon lost place
22nd
Horse silk
1
10
(23)
12/1
T: E WalkerJ: George Downing
Wore hood to post, raced on near side rail, just about mid-division overall, pushed along halfway, ridden and beaten 2f out
23rd
Horse silk
6
9
(16)
50/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Callum Rodriguez
Raced centre, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final 2f op 40/1
24th
Horse silk
hd
23
(6)
50/1
T: M DodsJ: Cam Hardie
Raced towards far side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out op 40/1 tchd 66/1

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Non-Runners

17
(20)
Horse silk
Honey Sweet10
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 3
T: K R Burke  J: C Lee
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£20.20Pl:£4.40, £3.10, £6.20, £4.70EX:£199.20Trifecta:£8,992.00Tricast:£3,401.87SF:£122.86Swingers:£33.60, £143.70, £30.70

Forecasts

Khanjar (9/2), Mr Wagyu (9/1), Commanche Falls (10/1), Bielsa (11/1), Summerghand (12/1), Fivethousandtoone (12/1), Popmaster (12/1), Gulliver (14/1), Vadream (14/1), Aleezdancer (16/1), Lucky Man (18/1), Escobar (18/1), Motagally (18/1), Chiefofchiefs (20/1), Tinto (20/1), Bergerac (22/1), Admiral D (22/1), Juan Les Pins (28/1), Zarzyni (28/1), Gis A Sub (28/1), Documenting (33/1), Honey Sweet (33/1), Sir Dancealot (50/1), Volatile Analyst (50/1), Pendleton (50/1)

Verdict

William Haggas' low-mileage 3-y-o KHANJAR hasn't looked back since sent handicapping and with the likely strong pace sure to suit he can take another sizeable step forward and claim his most prestigious pize yet. Last year's winner Bielsa has yet to hit top form this term but is now weighted to go well so seems sure to have a say. Lucky Man impressed when scoring at York at the start of the month and is another who is firmly in the picture. Aleezdancer and Commanche Falls complete the shortlist.

  1. KHANJAR (IRE)
  2. BIELSA (IRE)
  3. LUCKY MAN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Bielsa
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 6
15/2

Prize Money

1st: £77,310.002nd: £36,255.003rd: £18,135.004th: £9,060.005th: £4,530.006th: £2,265.00

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