September 23 / 15.00 Ayr

15.00

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Firth Of Clyde (Group 3) (Ayrshire Agricultural Challenge Cup) (Fillies)

  • Prize money: £22684
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Firth Of Clyde (Group 3) (Ayrshire Agricultural Challenge Cup) (Fillies)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 441 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten fourth last month on first two starts (6f/7f, good) before winning a maiden at Naas (6f, good to yielding) last Thursday; open to further improvement and worth a second look having travelled from Ireland, but a sizeable step forward is needed if she's to threaten.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Prime Art

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: J P Murtagh

midfield, headway to over 1f out, lead when hung left inside final furlong, ran on well final 110yds, comfortably

33/1

1st

6

(3)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

13:55 Naas

Prime Art

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

prominent towards far side, soon went second, shaken up disputing lead under 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong

20/1

4th

6

(17)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

13:30 Naas

Prime Art

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

First foal; dam 1m 2yo winner (RPR 79), closely related to Gr 1 7f 2yo winner Horatio Nelson, half-sister to smart winners Red Rock Canyon (1m2f) Viscount Nelson (7f-1m4f) & Van Gogh (7f/1m 2yo); outran her 40-1 SP on recent Curragh debut despite racing on unfavourable near side; extra furlong here sure to suit and can be involved.

13/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 11 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won on debut at Haydock (6f, good to soft) in July and comfortably made it 2-2 in a warm conditions race at Chester (6f, good to soft); it remains to be seen where her limitations lie and she's respected up in grade.
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2nd

4

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Great Generation

9st 2lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

held up in last, switched right and headway 2f out, drifted left inside final furlong, kept on and went second towards finish

9/2

1st

3

(2)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 2

15:55 Chester

Great Generation

9st 2lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

raced in third, pushed along and headway from 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably

6/1

1st

4

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Haydock

Great Generation

9st 2lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

Holy Roman Emperor filly with a distaff side full of German Group winners, albeit most of them at 1m and beyond; one of yard's two winning 2yo debutantes in 2023 was sent off favourite, so market can guide.

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2041 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Went close on debut in Group 3 at Naas (6f, good) in May and got off the mark at the fourth attempt in maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) last month, when clear with a useful yardstick; this Irish challenger could be in the mix if handling the conditions (unraced on slow ground).
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3rd

10

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:50 Newmarket

Navassa Island

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: M D O’Callaghan

Won a maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) in August on her fourth start and good third in Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last time (6f, good to soft; unraced on softer); her Irish trainer won this in 2018 and she's a leading candidate on form; wears first-time cheekpieces.

4/1

3rd

6

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Navassa Island

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong

5/1

Form: 1524 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won on debut at Ripon (6f, good to firm) in June and has contested three Group 3 races since; 3l second in the Princess Margaret at Ascot (6f, good) two starts ago and faded into fourth of six in the Prestige at Goodwood (7f, soft) last time; could benefit from the drop back in trip and she's a possible contender for a trainer who has won two of the last three runnings.
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4th

7

(8)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Pretty Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

9/2

4th

9

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Pretty Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Ripon debut winner who has more than held her own in 6f Group 3 events at Ascot since, looking ready for 7f when keeping on for second behind subsequent Prix Morny fourth Sacred Angel in the Princess Margaret four weeks ago; likely to go well.

4/1

2nd

8

(8)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Pretty Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Smart pedigree; both runs over 6f on good to firm; won a weak race with comfort first time out at Ripon and held her own on the step up to Group 3 at Royal Ascot where fifth in the Albany; has ground to make up on Soprano but dam won a Group race on soft ground and these conditions might bring her on; respected.

7/2

15/8

Form: 411 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Promising fourth on debut at Newbury (6f, good) and has posted easy novice wins at Salisbury (6f, good) and Haydock (6f, good); looks to have a very bright future and could take this rise in grade in her stride.
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5th

9

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Raqiya

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

15/8

1st

2

(11)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:00 Haydock

Raqiya

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Owen Burrows

Both runs over 6f on good; fourth to respected opposition at Newbury before making no mistake when long odds-on at Salisbury; has the penalty but could be useful.

4/1

1st

7

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:53 Salisbury

Raqiya

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

made all

8/11

66/1

Form: 271 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Promising second on debut at Newcastle (5f, AW) in May and bounced back from Goodwood flop to make all in Nottingham maiden (6f, good) last month; however, others have far more substance to their form.
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6th

3

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Exponista

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David Loughnane

prominent, challenging when hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong

66/1

1st

2

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

15:00 Nottingham

Exponista

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Stuck to task pleasingly on 5f AW debut in May but she dropped out quickly and was said to have been unsuited by the good to firm ground at Goodwood later that month; has potential but handicaps an option soon.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 223142 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won maiden here (5f, good to soft) in July and good fourth in Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York (6f, good to firm) before going very close in the Group 3 Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury (6f, good to firm); this front-runner holds strong form claims and can make another bold bid.
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7th

2

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Dorothy Lawrence

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9/2

2nd

3

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Salisbury

Dorothy Lawrence

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

led

6/1

4th

3

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Dorothy Lawrence

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: K R Burke

Close Listed second here (5f, good to firm) in May on her second start, then third in French Listed race in June (5f, good); narrowly won a maiden at Ayr (5f, good to soft) last month when 2-11; it seems likely her limitations will be exposed now up in grade.

50/1

50/1

Form: 221114 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick (5f/6f, good to soft/good to firm) prior to another good run when fourth in Doncaster nursery (6.5f, soft) last Thursday; however, she has something to find in today's company.
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6th

4

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

13:35 Doncaster

Bellarchi

9st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Grant Tuer

Won three in a row in July-September (5f/6f; including two nurseries); effective on soft ground and over 7f; however, her progress has stalled on her last few starts and others here have more pressing claims.

20/1

5th

1

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Bellarchi

9st 2lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

anticipated start, in touch with leaders, clipped heels and nearly lost jockey 5f out, soon in rear, rallied final furlong, kept on

50/1

2nd

1

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Bellarchi

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

raced in second against rail, lost second after 3f, outpaced and lost position when switched to near side over 2f out, rallied from over 1f out, went modest second final 110yds

7/2

20/1

Form: 341 D

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Made the frame on first two starts (5f, good to firm) before making all with something to spare in a maiden at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) in July; however, she may well be vulnerable now upped in grade.
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6th

6

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:50 Newmarket

Imperiality

9st 2lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Made all with something to spare in a maiden at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) in July on her third start; however, she was last of nine in a Group 3 at Ayr (6f, good to soft) in September and has to leave that run behind.

50/1

9th

5

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Imperiality

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Made the frame on first two starts (5f, good to firm) before making all with something to spare in a maiden at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) in July; however, she may well be vulnerable now upped in grade.

20/1

1st

3

(6)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

14:15 Hamilton

Imperiality

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Archie Watson

Two fair runs over 5f, last time finishing nearly 5l fourth of seven at Chepstow (5f, good to firm); needs to improve for the step up to 6f but good to soft ground would not be sure to suit.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £65.50
Straight Forecast £62.92
Tricast £285.69
Trifecta £305.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Raqiya

NEWMARKET:

Great Generation

RP RATINGS:

Dorothy Lawrence

POSTDATA:

Pretty Crystal

TOPSPEED:

Navassa Island

D Express:

Great Generation

Daily Mirror:

Great Generation

LAMBOURN:

Raqiya

Telegraph:

Raqiya

The Guardian:

Raqiya

Daily Record:

Raqiya

The Sun:

Pretty Crystal

The Times:

Navassa Island

Daily Mail:

Dorothy Lawrence

The Star:

Dorothy Lawrence