Ayr 2:45, 6f Group 3 (Fillies') (1), "Firth Of Clyde Stakes"
|1||Majestic Dubawi||22||69||3||a||M. R. Channon||4||Drift 16/1, BkWL, SEff Erl Wd, 2nd+1f 1Wd Sttld, Eff-2f, Po & Duel, Ld-1f+, Po, Stall Lt|
|2||Ragsah||3.33||66||5||m||S. B. Suroor||10||Supp 11/2, 1stCols, BOk, H-3 Immed, XB+0.5f, Blckd-2f until ins-1f, Ef-0.5f+ from 8th, PO to LN|
|3||Barefoot Lady||6||65||3||d||R. A. Fahey||7||Drift 9/2, BOk, LdgLn Erl, Fre+1f & Hld ,FFH for 1.5f, H-2 +1.5f, Ngl Hf TTR, SwcR-2f+, Po, 5th-1f, Po to Ln|
|4||Mortitia||14||63||7||m||B. J. Meehan||1||H-1 Erl, Allow XFr+1f, Eff-2f, po RL, Po-1f+, po ins-0.5f|
|5||Shoshoni Wind||33||59||7||a||K. A. Ryan||2||SEff Erl & Ld, XF+1f, SFreOv & Hld to Hf, IncrPc-2f+, Eff-2f, Po & Duel, Hdd-1f+, Stall-0.5f+, 2nd-0.5f & Fd|
|6||Tallahasse||16||58||3||v||G. A. Swinbank||5||SEff Erl, 3rd+1f 2Wd, SOutpcd-2f+, po ins-2f, Stall ins-1f, SResp Lt|
|7||Rimth||1.38||53||4||m||P. F. I. Cole||6||Supp 13/8, BSAwk PSNgl, H-3 +1f, SFre+1.5f & Hld, FFH for 1.5f, CBlckd-2f HdR until ins-1f then Po, Hmp Lt & Eased|
|8||Strictly Pink||80||47||2||A. Bailey||9||H-3 Erl, SFre+1f & Hld, FFH for 1f, Ngl Hf, Outpcd-2f, po ins-2f, Resp to Ln|
|9||Days Of Summer||20||44||3||m||R. M. Beckett||11||Drift 14/1, BOk, H-3 Erl, Dropin+0.5f SFre & Hld, FFH for 1.5f, Eff-2f, Po Cent, Stall-1f, Fd-0.5f|
|10||Finoon||12||44||2||m||S. B. Suroor||3||2ndCols, BOk Hld Immed, SFFH for 0.5f, Eff-2f SInx, Resp-1.5f Po, PO ins-1f, Po-0.5f, 2nd ins-0.5f & Injured & PU|
|NR||Sweetie Time||m||M. L. W. Bell||8||NR = Going.|
||Stalls centre. Field went Far Side after the Group on that side won the preceding Silver Cup. Average pace at most. Ragsah held up 5L+ off the lead at halfway and BLady at 3.5L. Pace perhaps slower and visible efforts made by whole field at 2F out and suggesting the race not much more than a 2f sprint. Most of rear half of the field pulling and FFH to some extent in the first half of the race.
First two through halfway still the first two 0.5f out with SWind fading late one and losing places to the Closers. She had never really settled int he lead. The bigger MDubawai always more settled and in the ideal spot to start the 2F sprint given that she saw the race out. Placed horses came from furter back and only getting intot he places late on. Notable effort from Ragsah given that she started from last in the sprint and in behind the others. Took Dettori until inside the last 1F to get a wide run and she finished strongest and showed the best forward effort of the field. But, she was in effect reproducing the forward burst she showed at Doncaster in a nursery and the effort taking her past Mortitia again. Ragsah had faded late at Doncaster after producing the burst and presumably the reason for the hold-up style here. But, caught out by way race unfolded. Overall view though that this is OR90-5 form and not real Group 3 level although it will be rated that way by the BHA anyway and drag everything else up. Winner a development type that can go on improve. Ragsah better than she showed here and has a burst that can make her competitive at Group level if it can be delivered at the right time.
Finoon got a clearer run from a more forward position and might well have hung on for 2nd but for being injured when in that place late on. Hard to know whether she was stalling at that point or hanging because of starting to feel the injury.
Rimth started from in front of Ragsah but Spencer lacking the Dettori nous so never worked to the outside where the placed horses found the space to make their late race efforts. Bottled up for much of last 2F and never looking that balanced (which seems to go with Spencer's 'mobile' & upright style). When she did get a bit of room a 'Ragsah' style surge did not look about to happen, though. Overall impression left by Rimth of being a bit immature and jumpy at present and needs to grow up. The sort where a different 'personality' of jockey on board might help. Not 'Strength' in physical terms but a no-nonsense sergeant major to set the tone and get a grip. Adding Spencer to a slightly loose and immature one not necessarily the right move.
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