The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Filly aims to follow in famous father’s hoof prints at Ayr Racecourse

By: Iain Ferguson

RACING action returns to Ayr next Monday afternoon (8 June) with totepool Raceday featuring seven races which have attracted 163 entries. 

Maiden races at Ayr often throw up some top horses, and in recent years the likes of Wootton Bassett and The Wow Signal have won on their debuts, and there could be another superstar in the making in the Bet Toteplacepot/EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes for two year-olds over six furlongs. 

Interestingly enough, Lady Wootton, trained by Keith Dalgleish, is a daughter of Wootton Bassett, and will be trying to emulate her famous father by winning first time out at Ayr.

[Pictured: Wootton Bassett wins at Ayr in June 2010. 
Can his daughter emulate him on Monday?]

The feature race of the day, the Handicap, is also over the six furlong trip, and with £12,500 in prize-money this has attracted a large entry including course specialist Jinky from the in-form Linda Perratt yard. Other intended runners here include Colonel Mak, trained by David Barron, the winner of the 2010 William Hill Ayr Silver Cup and fourth in the following year’s William Hill Ayr Gold Cup. 

Royal Duchess, a winner at the last Ayr meeting, goes for a quick fire course double in the Bet totequadpot Handicap over seven furlongs. Trained by Lucy Normile in Perthshire, this five year-old loves the track and will go very close. 

The curtain comes down on the meeting with the Bet Totetrifecta Amateur Riders’ Handicap which sees the evergreen Carol Bartley in action, and her likely mount will be the Jim Goldie trained veteran Grand Diamond. Top male amateur rider Simon Walker takes the mount on Alan Swinbank’s Dancin Alpha while Linda Perratt saddles Schmooze. 

Top jockeys in action include Phillip Makin, Tom Eaves and Paul Mulrennan.

For more information on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at  

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.

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