17:10 Ayr
Western House Hotel Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (5) 4yo+
Western House Hotel Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (5) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 1m 5f 26y Runners: 7
Flat Turf
Good 1m 5f 26y
The mare QUESTION OF FAITH was a head second to Braes Of Lochalsh over 1m7f here last month, and with this drop back in trip fine she's taken to come out on top today at a course she likes. The shorter distance isn't an obvious plus for Braes Of Lochalsh but he's unexposed in the blinkers and he could be the main danger, ahead of the in-form Akamanto.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Question Of Faith
SPOTLIGHT Question Of Faith
POSTDATA Braes Of Lochalsh
THE NORTH Akamanto
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
2 (4)
Akamanto
A Breslin/R Mike Smith
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
Spotlight Form: 4-2312
82 5/2, 11/4
5/2
SP
Has been running consistently well at up to 1m5f this year, making all at Carlisle (1m3f, good to firm) last month before a close second at Chester (1m4f, good to firm); can make another bold bid.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/18
    CHS 12GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-9
    2/7 3/4l, Benadalid[11/4]9-0
    David Probert
    72
    43
    78
  • 18/06/18
    CRL 11GF Cl5Hc,4K
    9-4
    1/7 1 1/2l, Regal Mirage[5/2]9-8
    Ben Curtis
    67
    33
    76
  • 06/06/18
    HAM 13Gd Cl6Hc,3K
    9-3
    3/9 4 1/2l, Mitcd[3/1F]8-4
    Andrew Breslin
    67
    45
    67
  • 03/05/18
    MUS 12Gd Cl5Hc,4K
    8-10
    2/8 1/4l, Theglasgowwarrior[16/1]9-2
    James Sullivan
    64
    31
    73
  • 20/10/17
    RED 10GS Cl6Hc,3K
    10-6
    4/13 7l, Restive[25/1]10-7
    Miss Catherine Walton
    65
    21
    60
  • 16/09/17
    MUS 9Sft 3yCl4Hc,8K
    8-2
    11/11 19 1/2l, Heatongrad[33/1]8-12
    Jamie Gormley
    68
    36
4 (1)
Question Of FaithCD
P Vaughan/M Todhunter
Age: 7
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 1-4652
83 4/1, 7/2
4/1
SP
Likes it here and, at this course for the first time in 2018, she returned to form over 1m7f (good) last month with a close second to Braes Of Lochalsh (with whom she's 1lb better off); she'll be fine back down in trip (C&D win last year) and, versatile ground-wise, she's very much respected
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/06/18
    AYR 15Gd Cl5Hc,4K
    9-3
    2/9 1/4l, Braes Of Lochalsh[8/1]8-3
    Paul Mulrennan
    66
    52
    72
  • 21/05/18
    CRL 17GF Cl5Hc,4K
    9-4
    5/9 7 1/4l, Becky The Thatcher[11/2]8-8
    Callum Rodriguez
    67
    35
    67
  • 11/05/18
    RIP 16Gd Cl5Hc,5K
    9-2
    6/10 11l, On Fire[7/1]9-13
    Callum Rodriguez
    68
    19
    62
  • 25/04/18
    CAT 12GS Cl5Hc,5K
    9-5
    4/12 4 1/2l, New Society[7/1]9-9
    Paul Hanagan
    68
    23
    69
  • 03/10/17
    AYR 15Sft Cl5Hc,4K
    9-1
    1/5 2 1/4l, Wor Lass[5/6F]9-9
    Callum Rodriguez
    64
    74
  • 13/09/17
    CRL 14Hy Cl6Hc,3K
    9-5
    1/7 1/2l, In Focus[5/2]8-9
    Callum Rodriguez
    61
    25
    67
5 (5)
Clemento
Sebastian Woods/J J Quinn
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 33-936
83 4/1, 9/2
4/1
SP
Patchy record on the Flat (0-9 in this code) but ran well when third at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft) in April on second stable start and, after a lesser effort at Musselburgh, he made a winning hurdle debut at Cartmel (2m1f, good); that may have given him a boost and he could have a say.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/05/18
    CRT 17Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-8
    1/14 2 1/4l, The Steward[11/1]10-12
    Connor King
    80
    108
  • 03/05/18
    MUS 12Gd Cl5Hc,4K
    8-13
    6/8 11l, Theglasgowwarrior[6/1]9-2
    Jason Hart
    67
    12
    59
  • 25/04/18
    CAT 12GS Cl5Hc,5K
    9-4
    3/13 1 1/2l, Riviere Argentee[12/1]9-3
    Jason Hart
    67
    24
    72
  • 25/03/18
    DON 12Sft Cl5Hc,4K
    11-0
    9/11 24l, Cape Hideaway[4/1]10-7 cp(1)
    Mr Kaine Wood
    69
    37
  • 18/10/17
    LIN 12St/Slw Cl5Hc,4K
    9-3
    3/11 1 3/4l, Star Of Lombardy[4/1]9-10
    Kieran Shoemark
    69
    46
    74
  • 29/09/17
    HAY 12Hy Cl5Hc,4K
    9-5
    3/8 3l, Big Sigh[10/1]8-11
    Kieran Shoemark
    70
    61
    74
6 (8)
Glenbank KingCD
Oliver Stammers/L Smyth
Age: 10
Weight: 9-4
Spotlight Form: 1307-4
82 9/2, 5/1
9/2
SP
10yo who showed he retains plenty of spark over C&D (good to firm) a fortnight ago, when a close fourth of six on his reappearance; could come on for that run and he won over C&D last July on only other course visit.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/07/18
    AYR 13GF Cl5Hc,4K
    9-3
    4/6 2l, Four Kingdoms[11/1]8-10 bl
    Graham Lee
    66
    19
    69
  • 08/09/17
    DRO 18Sft/Hy Hc,6K
    8-9
    7/15 14l, Nelson Road[16/1]9-1 bl
    Sean Davis
    68
    58
  • 30/08/17
    BEL 12Gd Hc,6K
    9-12
    11/14 18 1/2l, High Expectations[14/1]8-12 bl
    Pat Smullen
    68
    50
  • 11/08/17
    TIP 12Y Hc,6K
    10-7
    3/10 1 1/2l, Ibsen[10/1]10-9 bl
    Miss M O'Sullivan
    68
    59
    73
  • 10/07/17
    AYR 13GS Cl5Hc,4K
    8-12
    1/11 Guitar Pete[50/1]8-5 bl
    Graham Lee
    65
    35
    72
  • 05/07/17
    FAI 12Gd Hc,5K
    9-7
    14/17 11 1/2l, Ben Rumson[33/1]9-5 cp
    Sean Davis
    65
    52
7 (2)
Braes Of LochalshCD
R Dodsworth/J Goldie
Age: 7
Weight: 8-9
Spotlight Form: 505315
81 5/1, 11/2
5/1
SP
Suspicion he's better over further than this, and last-gasp win (ahead of runner-up Question Of Faith) over 1m7f here last month was his first for over two years; however, that was in second-time blinkers, which go back on following lesser run over C&D latest; headgear angle is interesting.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/07/18
    AYR 13GF Cl5Hc,4K
    8-5
    5/6 5 1/4l, Four Kingdoms[9/2]8-10
    Phil Dennis
    57
    56
  • 22/06/18
    AYR 15Gd Cl5Hc,4K
    8-3
    1/9 1/4l, Question Of Faith[3/1F]9-3 bl
    Phil Dennis
    55
    42
    62
  • 18/06/18
    AYR 13GF Cl5Hc,4K
    8-2
    3/8 1 1/4l, Wor Lass[6/1]9-2 bl(1)
    James Sullivan
    55
    8
    60
  • 04/06/18
    AYR 15GF Cl6Hc,3K
    9-5
    5/10 3 1/4l, Las Tunas[7/2]8-8
    Daniel Tudhope
    56
    32
    57
  • 07/05/18
    AYR 21Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    7/19 16 1/2l, Final Reminder[20/1]11-1 v
    Callum Bewley
    98
    83
    92
  • 30/04/18
    THI 12GS Cl6Hc,3K
    8-9
    12/17 10l, Zig Zag[20/1]8-10 v
    Harrison Shaw
    58
    15
    49
1 (6)
Corton LadCDBF
Josh Quinn/K Dalgleish
Age: 8
Weight: 9-12
Spotlight Form: 755344
83 8/1, 6/1
7/1
SP
Course winner whose third place at Chester last month hinted that he might be about to take advantage of his reduced mark; however, he's failed to build on that the next twice, extending his losing run to 17.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/07/18
    AYR 10GF Cl4Hc,7K
    9-12
    4/5 3 3/4l, Glasses Up[9/4J]9-1 t,cp
    Phillip Makin
    76
    39
    77
  • 02/07/18
    HAM 11GF Cl5Hc,4K
    10-0
    4/4 3l, An Fear Ciuin[3/1]9-7 v
    Rowan Scott
    76
    63
    78
  • 16/06/18
    CHS 12Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    9-0
    3/8 2l, Lorelina[20/1]9-7 bl
    Phillip Makin
    76
    61
    80
  • 31/05/18
    HAM 11GF Cl4Hc,8K
    8-12
    5/6 5 3/4l, Theglasgowwarrior[16/1]8-10 t,cp
    Rowan Scott
    79
    21
    77
  • 18/05/18
    HAM 12GF Cl3Hc,16K
    8-6
    5/10 9 1/4l, Rainbow Rebel[20/1]8-10 t,cp
    Rowan Scott
    82
    50
    79
  • 11/05/18
    CHS 12Gd Cl4 ApHc,8K
    9-7
    7/10 5l, Star Of The East[16/1]9-7 v,t
    Rowan Scott
    82
    32
    81
8 (7)
Eyreborn
Paula Muir/K Dalgleish
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 9-8006
82 28/1, 33/1
28/1
SP
Has really struggled for form on her four starts this year and she's now 0-17; 6lb out of the handicap today and hard to fancy.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/07/18
    AYR 13GF Cl5Hc,4K
    8-4
    6/6 12 1/2l, Four Kingdoms[25/1]8-10 cp
    Paddy Mathers
    53
    41
  • 22/06/18
    AYR 10Gd Cl6Hc,3K
    9-11
    11/14 9 3/4l, Thorntoun Care[40/1]11-2 cp(1)
    Mr Kieran Rundell
    55
    32
    43
  • 04/06/18
    AYR 15GF Cl6Hc,3K
    9-4
    10/10 14 1/2l, Las Tunas[40/1]8-8
    Rowan Scott
    58
    19
    46
  • 22/05/18
    AYR 13GF Cl6Hc,3K
    10-4
    8/8 32l, Luv U Whatever[28/1]10-7
    Mrs Carol Bartley
    60
    27
  • 16/11/17
    STH 12St Cl5Hc,3K
    8-4
    9/13 27l, Throckley[16/1]9-7
    Joe Fanning
    62
    5
    34
  • 07/11/17
    RED 14Sft Cl6Hc,3K
    9-7
    5/9 5 3/4l, Rajapur[7/2]8-7
    Tony Hamilton
    62
    63
3 (3)
Luv U WhateverCDBF
Rhiain Ingram/Mrs M Fife
Age: 8
Weight: 9-8
Spotlight Form: 684413
81
Non runner
Multiple AW winner who gained overdue first turf victory (by 5l) in lady amateurs' event over C&D (good to firm) in May; decent third over C&D (good to firm) subequently off this 7lb higher mark and every chance he'll again be thereabouts; declared 6.00 Redcar Sunday.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/07/18
    AYR 13GF Cl5Hc,4K
    9-0
    3/6 1 3/4l, Four Kingdoms[5/2F]8-10
    Faye McManoman
    70
    24
    74
  • 22/05/18
    AYR 13GF Cl6Hc,3K
    10-7
    1/8 5l, Perla Blanca[9/2]9-11
    Miss Becky Smith
    63
    54
    75
  • 14/05/18
    CAT 16Gd Cl6Hc,3K
    9-8
    4/10 8 1/2l, Italian Riviera[10/1]9-7
    Tom Eaves
    63
    42
    64
  • 26/04/18
    Cfd 14St Cl5Hc,4K
    9-3
    4/9 6 3/4l, Mancini[10/1]9-7
    Sebastian Woods
    74
    56
    73
  • 11/04/18
    KEM 11St Cl3Hc,9K
    8-7
    8/11 14 1/2l, Count Calabash[25/1]9-3
    Hollie Doyle
    76
    26
    59
  • 07/04/18
    WOL 12St Cl5Hc,4K
    9-8
    6/9 3l, Star Ascending[10/1]9-5
    Hollie Doyle
    76
    57
    79
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