Maximum Field set for Ayr Feature

14 Jul 2017

Maximum Field set for Ayr Feature

AYR Racecourse’s traditional Glasgow Fair Monday meeting features a £25,000 Class 2 handicap which has attracted entries from some top stables.

The Parkdean Resorts Glasgow Fair Handicap is certain to have a maximum field of 14 runners competing for what for a Monday is top prize-money.

Roger Varian could send Zabeel Prince north in search of the riches and this twice raced horse won his maiden at Nottingham last month while Richard Fahey’s Carnageo, who will have Paul Hanagan riding, won the Carlisle Bell less than three weeks ago.

Scottish trainers are also well represented with Mike Smith saddling course specialist Sophie P who will carry top weight, Iain Jardine sends recent winner Hibou and Jim Goldie goes for glory with three time track winner Nicholas T.

Elsewhere on the card the opening Western House Novice Auction Stakes for two year-olds sees Mark Johnston’s filly Poetic Steps going for a three timer while French Flyer, from the Michael Dods yard will be hoping to keep his 100 per cent record after winning at the track in June.

For the second Monday in a row there will be huge fields at Scotland’s premier track and Irish trainers Lee Smith and John McConnell will both be looking to build on their recent good track form.

The opening race is at 2.00 pm with gates open at 12 noon and the action concludes with the Creating Amazing Memories Apprentice Handicap at 5.00 pm.

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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