THE Ayr Gold Cup is one of the biggest punting races of the year and the epic 25-runner cavalry charge is a sight to behold.
But can you find the winner?
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Templegate has crunched the numbers and come up with his pick at the bottom of the page.
Here, he goes through all the runners and riders for the 3.35pm contest.
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Ayr Gold Cup runners and riders guide
SUMMER lovin. Won this last year and in fantastic form again with a York win and unlucky run at The Curragh last time. Can go close again.
HAAN-tastic. Group 2 winner at best and likes this trip with some cut. Not disgraced in hotter race at Haydock last time and has solid place claims.
FAST and loose. Best form in the mud and solid Listed second at Chester last time. Claimer brings weight down and more rain would boost his chances.
CROSS out Ex. Tries a sprint for the first time after running well over a mile at York latest. Likely to find this too sharp.
COP off. Few miles on the clock but both wins came on the AW and he was poor at York last time. Plenty to find.
SUB Sib. Has shown best form over 7f including at Ascot last time. Things likely to happen too quickly for him here.
ON the Raz. Kicked off the season with two good run on soft before fast ground caught him out in the Wokingham. Didn’t enjoy Goodwood last time but is better than that and can bounce back. Big player.
Dore bore. Has won here over a mile and he was poor dropped in trip at Donny last time. Mountain to climb.
Usually runs well here and was a fair sixth in the Silver Cup last season. Has moved yards since and landed the Stewards’ Cup in the mud before two modest runs. Big place shout if finding his Goodwood form.
HIGH Bar. Eighth in this last year and hasn’t been firing this season over his usual longer trips. Likes it soft but hard to fancy.
RAK off. Has shown his best form over further and has been well beaten on his past two starts at sprint level. Swerve.
SHEER thrill. Has few miles on the clock and was unlucky when only eighth at The Curragh last time. Both wins have come on quick ground which is a slight concern.
RAM raid. Has won two of past three but has clearly improved since stepping up to 7f. Can’t be ruled out but drop in trip not certain to suit.
BIEL deal. Won this in 2021 but flopped last year. Looked more his old self this season with a good third in the Stewards’ Cup last time. Can’t be ignored off just 1lb higher than his winning run.
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JUAN LES PINS
JUAN to consider. Third last year from a 6lb lower mark but looked better than ever when going close in a York Listed race last time. Very soft ground wouldn’t suit but he’s a major player otherwise.
LEV it out. Best form has come over this trip on fast ground but handled cut when fourth at Donny last time. Will have to improve on that.
SPIRIT willing. Likes this trip on soft and is only 1lb higher than his last win. More rain would help his chances.
YU beauty. Losing run adding up but went close in good company at The Curragh last time. Trip suits and is 5lb below last win. Could nick a place.
EEZ does it. Hammered in this last year but ran well with fifth in the Stewards’ Cup off this mark. Loves it heavy and more rain would give him a chance.
PRO can go. Won over this trip at Newmarket in May but hasn’t matched that three times since. Trip and soft ground suit so he could bounce back.
PAWS FOR THOUGHT
PAWS off. Won three times after a wind op and solid run at Chester last time. Needs more at this level.
SIG on fire. In flying form all season and was just pipped in the Portland at Donny last week after a good effort in the Stewards’ Cup. Likes some cut and will be thereabouts.
DAMMEJ limitation. On long losing run and should find this ground too quick.
TO bad. Has won some minor contests at Windsor but looks way short of this level.
IT JUST TAKES TIME
TIME up. Fair form over this trip at lower levels but arrives here in poor form and needs to bounce back.
Templegate’s Ayr Gold Cup tip
SUMMERGHAND may be a veteran but he’s in the form of his life and can defend his crown.
Orazio will love the conditions and looks a big threat along with Juan Les Pins and Rohaan.
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