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AYR PREVIEW | The Listed Arran Scottish Fillies’ Sprint Stakes

16 runners face off in the 5½f sprint at Ayr on Friday afternoon



Ayr Racecourse

The Listed contests keep coming thick and fast at Ayr, with the Arran Scottish Fillies’s Sprint Stakes scheduled in for 2:45pm on Friday afternoon.

KEEP BUSY carries C&D form into the contest, with his latest success coming at the course back in June.

The Night Of Thunder filly justified favouritism in the Land O’Burns Fillies’ Stakes, but has struggled to fire in Group company for John Quinn since.

This contest looks at her level and she could well be back in the winner’s enclosure here.

WHITE LAVENDER has been fairly consistent over the shorter distances for her connections and she could produce another big run here.

Joseph Murphy’s filly ran a cracker in both the Doneraile Handicap at the Curragh and the Abergwaun Stakes at Tipperary, finishing second on both occasions.

The three-year-old clearly has some ability and she could well get her head in front this time around.

TWEET TWEET is given her first chance of claiming some black type after winning her last two starts in handicap company for Declan Carroll, while Joseph O’Brien’s RUSSIAN RIVER will need to bounce back to form if she is to be competitive here.

Ken Condon sends two runners to Scotland for the contest, with the fairly consistent TERESA MENDOZA and LET’S representing the County Kildare trainer.

TENAYA CANYON returns to normal duties after claiming success in the Racing League for Team Swish under Ed Walker and Simon & Ed Crisford’s OPERATIC is dropped back down in trip after two fair efforts at six furlongs.

Simon & Ed Crisford send Operatic to Ayr on Friday

BIMBLE is given his first run at the minimum distance for Henry Candy, while Karl Burke’s DANDALLA will be hoping to rediscover her exciting two-year-old form.

Stuart Williams has a pair of runners entered into the contest, in the form of GELLHORN and QUEEN KAHLUA.

David O’Meara’s NOORBAN, Bryan Smart’s BLACKBERRY, Kevin Ryan’s STARS IN THE NIGHT and Steph Hollinshead’s AL SIMMO complete the line-up at Ayr.


  • White Lavender
  • Dandalla E/W