Thursday, 4 September 2014
Jack Dexter top weighted for William Hill Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
MOST of the top rated horses stood their ground at the forfeit stage of the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup this week, with the most notable scratching being Heeraat.
The William Haggas trained, Hamdan Al Maktoum owned horse had been allocated joint top weight with Jack Dexter (pictured above) from the Jim Goldie yard.
But now if the former Ayr Bronze Cup winner goes for the big one he will have to concede weight all round with a 9st 10lb burden to carry. Alben Star, trained by Richard Fahey in North Yorkshire, is on 9st 9lbs.
Other interesting entries include Irish raider Sun On The Run from the Jim Bolger yard with 9st 6lbs and last year’s winner Highland Colori (9st 3lbs).
A total of 29 horses with a BHA rating of 100 or higher remain in the race.
For more information on the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival 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.