29 May 2019


Pudding Chare, owned by the Ayr Racecourse Club, won on his home track on Tuesday night when he ran all the way to the line under jockey Jamie Gormley to land the mile handicap by a neck from Ascot Week.

Winning trainer Mike Smith said :”I thought Jamie gave him a great ride staying up with the pace and not panicking when he was headed.”

Jockey Sophie Smith took time off from her studies for her A levels to win the opening 1m 5f Lady Amateur Riders Handicap at Ayr last night on board her mother’s’ horse Perla Blanca.

The five year-old had finished second in the race last year but went one better this year to win from Shine Baby Shine.

Winning owner Catherine Smith said :”Sophie has four A levels to sit next week and we had her doing revision in the car on the way up from Newmarket.

“She rides the horse every day and it was great to see them win tonight.”

The closest finish of the night came in the 7f handicap with Polyphony, ridden by Jason Hart for trainer John Mackie,  getting up to win by a neck from Lucky Violet with Donnelly’s  Rainbow a short head behind in third.

Jim Goldie bagged a double with Tommy G coming from last to first to win the feature race, the Celebrate At Western House Hotel Handicap. This was the horse’s fourth course win and he was given a great ride from stable apprentice Corey Madden.

Corey was also on board the stable’s Hillgrove Angel who won the last race, a 1m 2f handicap by a neck from Ishebayorgrey.


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