Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup
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Heritage Handicap, Ayr 15:40
£150,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 17th September 2022

1 Summerghand 12/1
2 Commanche Falls 10/1
3 Juan Les Pins 28/1
4 Lucky Man 18/1
24 ran NR: Honey Sweet Distances: 1l, ½l, nk
Time: 1m 10.82s (slow by 1.52s)

Commanche Falls looked poised to add the prestigious six-furlong handicap to the Stewards’ Cup he won in July, but he was denied in the dying strides as Scotland’s own Danny Tudhope weaved his way into contention aboard David O’Meara’s evergreen Summerghand. 

It was the second time this season the 12-1 winner has denied Commanche Falls, with Summerghand accounting for Michael Dods’ five-year-old when the pair clashed at York last month.

The first two home have run over 90 times between them over the course of their respective careers and it was the winner’s 15th victory on his 71st start. 

O’Meara was picking up his second Ayr Gold Cup to add to Louis The Pious’ victory in 2014 and he told ITV Racing: “He’s been with me a long time and he’s an old legend isn’t he? 

“He’s run here a good few times and hit the woodwork a fair bit. He’s an absolute legend. 

“Liam Heard rides him out every day and I don’t really gallop him. Like a lot of these good sprinters, they don’t need a lot of work. He runs quite frequently and sort of looks after himself. 

“He loves the game and it was a great ride by Danny, I think they were saying it’s been over 50 years since a Scottish jockey has won this race.”

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Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup
£150,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
24 ran
Going: Good

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (12) Summerghand 8 9-5 5ex David O'Meara Daniel Tudhope 12/1
2 (9) 1 Commanche Falls 5 9-12 Michael Dods Connor Beasley 10/1
3 (18) ½ Juan Les Pins 5 8-9 Michael Appleby Andrew Mullen 28/1
4 (13) nk Lucky Man 3 8-11 5ex Richard Spencer P J McDonald 18/1
5 (15) shd Mr Wagyu 7 9-7 John Quinn Jason Hart 9/1
6 (8) shd Bergerac 4 9-1 5ex Kevin Ryan Tom Eaves 22/1
7 (10) nk Admiral D 3 8-10 Richard Fahey Oisin McSweeney 22/1
8 (7) Escobar 8 9-8 David O'Meara David Nolan 18/1
9 (19) ½ Sir Dancealot 8 9-8 John Butler Paul Mulrennan 50/1
10 (4) shd Chiefofchiefs 9 8-12 Charlie Fellowes Rossa Ryan 20/1
11 (11) nk Zarzyni 5 9-7 David & Nicola Barron Ben Curtis 28/1
12 (3) ½ Fivethousandtoone 4 8-13 5ex Andrew Balding Graham Lee 12/1
13 (2) ½ Tinto 6 8-11 Michael Dods Mark Winn 20/1
14 (17) ¾ Bielsa 7 9-2 Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott 11/1
15 (24) nk Documenting 9 9-5 Kevin Frost Jack Mitchell 33/1
16 (1) nk Aleezdancer 3 8-8 Kevin Ryan Rowan Scott 16/1
17 (14) ½ Gis A Sub 3 9-0 Kevin Ryan Shane Gray 28/1
18 (25) ½ Gulliver 8 9-1 David O'Meara Jason Watson 14/1
19 (21) nk Vadream 4 9-8 Charlie Fellowes Oisin Orr 14/1
20 (5) nk Khanjar 3 9-1 5ex William Haggas Jim Crowley 9/2F
21 (22) hd Motagally 6 8-11 Scott Dixon Dale Swift 18/1
22 (23) 1 Popmaster 4 9-3 Ed Walker George Downing 12/1
23 (16) 6 Volatile Analyst 5 9-4 Keith Dalgleish Callum Rodriguez 50/1
24 (6) hd Pendleton 6 8-9 Michael Dods Cam Hardie 50/1
NR 17 (20) Honey Sweet 3 8-12 K R Burke NON RUNNER

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