Thirsk winner Affina eyes Ayr Novice Race

11 Aug 2017

Thirsk winner Affina eyes Ayr Novice Race

WILLIAM Hill Raceday at Ayr on Monday is the last meeting at the track before the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival in September.

Big fields are expected with some really interesting contests.

The opening British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies Novice Stakes for two year-olds over seven furlongs  and Thirsk winner Affina from Simon Crisford’s Newmarket yard looks the one to be on and will have the help of Graham Lee from the saddle while a newcomer to respect is the Michael Dods trained, Paul Mulrennan ridden Snowdon.

The William Hill Proud To Support Scottish Sport Handicap over one mile two furlongs at 4.45 pm could feature three time course winner Nicholas T from the Jim Goldie yard while Mark Johnston’s multiple winning Sennockian Star with sable jockey Joe Fanning looks a real threat.

Marjorie Fife is an in-form trainer and she sends recent Catterick winner Perfect Words to contest the William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap over six furlongs at 4.15 pm with Barry McHugh riding while Hot Hannah, winner of an apprentice handicap at Ayr last month goes for a course double for Michael Dods and young jockey Ben Robinson.

Irish trainer Adrian Keatley has a great record at the track and Sahreej is to be respected in the William Hill Get The App On Google Play Handicap at 3.45 pm over the six furlong trip where he could cross swords with fellow Irish trained raider Duncan Of Scotland from Lee Smyth’s yard.

Another date to note is Tuesday when entries for the 2017 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup to be run on September 23 will close at noon with the names of the horses entered being published on Wednesday.

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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