Sunday, 18 August 2013
Scottish trainers to the fore at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
Ayr Racecourse’s August fixtures provided some good racing and a string of Scottish trained winners.
[Pictured: Captain Baldwin (blue headgear) wins the Jan Wilson Memorial Handicap at the QTS Ladies Night meeting at Ayr Racecourse.]
Jim Goldie landed a double on QTS Ladies Night on Saturday with Captain Baldwin (11/1) winning the Jan Wilson Memorial Apprentice Handicap under Jordan Nason and Algar Lad (9/2) landing the QTS Handicap for Graham Lee.
Keith Dalgleish continued his tremendous run by sending 8/1 shot Circuitous out to win the Unison Supporting St Vincent’s Hospice 25th Year Handicap on Saturday and then saddled Lucy Bee at massive odds of 18/1 to win the Jeremiah Wood Handicap at Monday’s Wallaces Express Raceday. Both horses were ridden by Tom Eaves.
The beautiful grey horse Silver Rime trained by Linda Perratt and ridden by Phillip Makin won the Courvoisier Handicap on Monday at 7/2 landing some big bets for the stable’s followers. Linda just failed to land a double in the last when Saxonette (7/2 fav) was beaten into second place.
Other Ladies Night winners included Goldan Jess (7/2) for trainer Philip Kirby and jockey Russ Kennemore in the Thomson Removals And Self Storage Handicap. The same jockey steered Woodacre (15/8 fav) to win the Unison’s Ayrshire & Arran Health Branch Handicap.
Biggest priced winner on Saturday was Amelia Jay (16/1) for trainer Danielle McCormick and jockey Andrew Elliott in the Bella Mani Salons Handicap.
[Pictured: Amelia Jay on the left in white and black wins the Bella Mani Salons Handicap at at the QTS Ladies Night meeting at Ayr Racecourse.]
On Monday there were doubles for trainers James Given and Richard Fahey. The former scored with Artful Prince (7/1), ridden by Graham Lee and Royal Bajan (10/1), the mount of James Sullivan.
Richard Fahey was successful with Flighty Clarets (10/1) in the Woodford Reserve Handicap under Lee Topliss and Spirit Of The Law (7/2, ridden by George Chaloner, in the Caledonia Best Handicap.
Ayr’s next meeting is the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival from Thursday 19 September until Saturday 21 September. For more information on racing call 01292 264179 or go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.