Ayr Silver Cup

Ayr Silver Cup 2018

The Ayr Silver Cup has become a big race in its own right in recent years with some top class horses taking part, the Ayr Silver Cup was introduced for the second batch of 27 horses entered into the Ayr Gold Cup but do not quite make it into the top race based on weight.

The Ayr Silver Cup is always an excellent pointer in terms of the draw for the Ayr Gold Cup which means that the race is always worth keeping an eye on, although It has become a big race in its own right in recent years so is also a big betting heat. The Ayr Silver Cup is run over exactly the same distance of six furlongs and the same courseas the Ayr Gold Cup which means that it is a fast and furious race for the sprinters.

William Haggas's Telmeyd will aim to carry top weight to victory in the Ayr Silver Cup and will look to bounce back to winning ways having finished fourth in a cracking race at the Shergar Cup meeting, but a whole host of classy sprinters will line up and Redvers will aim to go one better than he did on his last start and has to be considered.

Kevin Ryan's Bogart is a class act on his day and if he can produce his best form then has to be a leading contender in this 27-runner test, whilst Robin Bastiman's hat-trick-seeking Green Howard and the Richard Fahey-trained Arctic Feeling are just another couple of lively runners in what is a tough assignment for punters.

2014 Ayr Silver Cup Betting

Odds are not currently available

2014 Ayr Silver Cup

No.RunnerDetailsOdds
1
Telmeyd
Telmeyd

W Haggas
3 yrs / 136 lbs
6114

Up-and-coming at 6f; did well when 4th at Ascot considering he lost all chance at start

2
Santefisio
Santefisio
P Makin
K Dalgleish
8 yrs / 136 lbs
069004

Close 6th over 7f at Royal Ascot; not so good since; rare 6f run

3
Redvers
Redvers (IRE)
R Kingscote
E Vaughan
6 yrs / 136 lbs
-40062

Best form over 7f at Ascot; just lost out latest; has speed to cope with 6f; ground suits

4
Compton Park
Compton Park
D Allan
L Eyre
7 yrs / 136 lbs
811710

Won 3 at 6f since returning from Spain but not so good a week ago

5
Majestic Moon
Majestic Moon (IRE)
J Garritty
R Fahey
4 yrs / 135 lbs
231005

C&D winner at 2; last 4 wins at 7f; could go well from the front

6
Foxtrot Romeo
Foxtrot Romeo (IRE)
M Harley
M Botti
5 yrs / 135 lbs
230272

Looks worth persevering with at 6f after good 2nd on AW latest

7
Newstead Abbey
Newstead Abbey
J Sullivan
T D Barron
4 yrs / 135 lbs
053644

Has struggled off similar marks all year; better over further; back from another break

8
Hitchens
Hitchens (IRE)
G Gibbons
T D Barron
9 yrs / 134 lbs
595004

Excellent 3rd in this race in 2010; Group 3/Listed winner in 2013; good mark

9
Bogart
Bogart
Amy Ryan
K A Ryan
5 yrs / 134 lbs
-00062

Won only once since 2yo days; decent on his day; good 2nd latest; hit form at right time

10
Lexi's Hero
Lexi's Hero (IRE)
D Nolan
R Fahey
6 yrs / 133 lbs
240107

Three 6f wins for new yard this year; well beaten last twice and yet to win after August

11
Sir Reginald
Sir Reginald
G Chaloner
R Fahey
6 yrs / 133 lbs
720459

Solid form this time last year, first home from the low numbers in this race; chance

12
Tatlisu
Tatlisu (IRE)
G Lee
R Fahey
4 yrs / 133 lbs
312330

Tough and consistent but flagged in Ireland latest and possible he's losing his edge

13
Inxile
Inxile (IRE)
F Norton
D Nicholls
9 yrs / 132 lbs
241866

Spot on for big 5f win at Goodwood; long time since he's shown his form at 6f

14
Yeeoow
Yeeoow (IRE)
D P McDonogh
K Burke
5 yrs / 132 lbs
037696

Creditable run in this race in 2013 considering good to soft was on slow side

15
Ansaab
Ansaab
W J Lee
A McCabe
6 yrs / 130 lbs
343229

Done his winning at 1m-1m2f; didn't hang on to lead long enough only 6f run to fancy here

16
Mission Approved
Mission Approved
F M Berry
L Cumani
4 yrs / 130 lbs
-23325

Two solid 6f efforts the last twice, albeit stamina gave out latest

17
Farlow
Farlow (IRE)
T Hamilton
R Fahey
6 yrs / 129 lbs
935484

Respectable 5th in the Bronze Cup last year; won over 7f in April; weighted to best since

18
Cosmic Chatter
Cosmic Chatter
J Hart
T D Barron
4 yrs / 129 lbs
783899

Both wins at 5f but stays 6f; on a decent mark though well below best latest

19
Trojan Rocket
Trojan Rocket (IRE)
C Beasley
M Wigham
6 yrs / 129 lbs
311240

Wins evenly split between AW/turf but better form on sand; first turf run for a year

20
Green Howard
Green Howard
D Tudhope
R Bastiman
6 yrs / 129 lbs
572511

Close 2nd in the Bronze Cup in 2013; back to best with 7f and 1m wins recently; 4lb well in

21
Angus Og
Angus Og
B A Curtis
K Burke
4 yrs / 128 lbs
-04160

Should have some scope at 6f but below best both starts since May win

22
Mehdi
Mehdi (IRE)
P McDonald
R Fahey
5 yrs / 128 lbs
220-58

Last win came 3 years ago but on fair mark for new yard; good effort on belated return

23
Huntsmans Close
Huntsmans Close
James Doyle
R Charlton
4 yrs / 128 lbs
603623

Decent effort despite hampered at Goodwood last month; these conditions suit

24
Arctic Feeling
Arctic Feeling (IRE)
Sammy Jo Bell
R Fahey
6 yrs / 128 lbs
461214

Seems better than ever of late; good 4th in big field at the Curragh last weekend

25
Mezzotint
Mezzotint (IRE)
C T Keane
S C Williams
5 yrs / 126 lbs
754629

Below best latest but has form in competitive 6f handicap company and on fair mark

26
Repetition
Repetition
K Fallon
K Stubbs
4 yrs / 126 lbs
131159

Won 5 at 7f-1m for new yard but lost his head of steam the last twice

27
Lexington Abbey
Lexington Abbey
P J Smullen
K A Ryan
3 yrs / 126 lbs
714222

Equally effective at 5f and 6f; run up against two improvers last twice; big run in him