Thursday, 20 February 2014
Kerr & Smith Group Raceday hosts some course specialists
By: Iain Ferguson
KERR & Smith Group Raceday takes place at Ayr Racecourse today Thursday 20 February with seven races coming under starter’s orders at 2.20pm.
The feature race on the card is a Class 3, 2 mile handicap hurdle at 4.50pm with several fancied runners going to post.
Lucinda Russell runs recent course winner Final Assault while Irish raider Trucking Along from the Stuart Crawford yard is looking for a fourth course win.
The previous race, the 3 mile 1 furlong handicap chase is interesting with borders trainer Willie Amos set to choose which horse he runs between Arc Warrior and Oil Burner. Both have won at the course recently.
Elsewhere on the card the 3.20pm handicap hurdle looks an interesting opportunity for the Lucinda Russell trained The Starboard Bow.
Jockeys in action are likely to include Jason Maguire, Brian Harding, Peter Buchanan and Lucy Alexander.
Gates open at 12.20pm with the first race due off at 2.20pm and the final race, the national hunt flat race coming under starter’s orders at 5.20pm.
Following today’s meeting, Ayr next races on Friday 7 March and Saturday 8 March with the totepool racedays double header.
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.