Jack Dexter Drawn High for Ayr Gold Cup

Having been backed into 8-1 (from 25) in the build-up to the race, supporters of Jack Dexter will have been delighted to see the horse come out of the tombola eighth, allowing Goldie to secure stall 22.Top-weight Jack Dexter will break from stall 22 when he aims to end the long hoodoo of Scottish-trained runners in Saturday's William Hill Ayr Gold Cup.

 

Jack Dexter won the Bronze Cup 12 months ago, while Goldie also has Hawkeyethenoo, ridden by Kieren Fallon, although he has fared no better than 10th in the last three renewals. Hawkeyethenoo has been drawn in stall nine.Trainer Jim Goldie has made no secret of his ambition to win the famous race which has eluded the home trainers since 1975, when Roman Warrior claimed the prize for Nigel Angus.

 

Goldie expects the race to unfold along the centre of the track, He told Racing UK: "I came to the conclusion that the middle is probably where the race is going to develop this year so I've stuck both my horses in the middle of the middle.

"If it develops down the rail we'll go down the rail and if it develops down the middle we're OK. We're just playing the percentage card."

 

Last year's winner Captain Ramius goes from stall eight, while well-fancied Topics will leave from 26.

 

 

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