Fifth July Meeting at Ayr

31 Jul 2017

Fifth July Meeting at Ayr

AYR stages its fifth and final July meeting today (Monday), the Parkdean Resorts Raceday.

The eight race card comes under orders at 1.30 pm with the Racing UK RBF Novice Stakes over seven furlongs and five go to post here including Cosa Nostra from the Richard Fahey yard who was second at the track over a furlong shorter three weeks ago. Tony Hamilton takes the mount.

The feature is the Western House Handicap at 4.00 pm over one mile two furlongs. This race with £14,500 in prize-money has the makings of a really good contest with Mike Smith’s Gworn going for his sixth course win. He won’t have it all his own way though as Keith Dalgleish’s Corton Lad and Euro Nightmare also look interesting.

Half an hour earlier the Sandylands Caravan Park Handicap over a mile looks a perfect  opportunity for Jim Goldie’s Strong Steps, the mount of Paddy Mathers, and the jockey booking of Paul Hanagan for Mike Smith’s Magistral also takes the eye.

Gates open at noon and the going at the track is good to soft, good in places.

Issued by Iain Ferguson on behalf of Ayr Racecourse. For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.

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