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AYR stages an eight race card today (Monday) at its final fixture before next month’s flagship William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival.
Big fields see 95 horses due to compete across the card and the feature race is the Class 3 Ayrshire Cancer Support James Bond Ball Handicap over 1m 2f where eleven runners are due to line up at 3.40pm.
Glasses Up, one of only two three year-olds in the field is going for his fourth course win from only six starts. His trainer Mike Smith picked this horse up at the sales earlier in the year for only £2,000 and he has already proved a bargain. Off bottom weight he could well be winning again with his regular jockey Paddy Mathers riding. The main danger could be Dance King from the in-form Tim Easterby yard.
The Johnnie and Archie Montgomerie Memorial Handicap at 4.15pm could feature two horses who were separated by only a nose at the track on Saturday night.
Yes You, trained by Iain Jardine and ridden by Jamie Gormley, just saw off Duncan Of Scotland, trained in Northern Ireland by Lee Smyth and the mount of Andrew Breslin, and there shouldn’t be much to choose between the pair if they re-oppose today.
Another horse due to turn out quickly again is the Gordon Elliott trained Kuiper Belt. A winner at Musselburgh on Friday the four year-old gelding followed up at Ayr on Saturday night and is due to run in the last race on the card today – the Book For the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Handicap.
The first race is due off at 1.35pm with gates open at 11.35pm.
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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