Yarmouth and Ayr meetings go off track

19 May 2021 12:00 AM
Precious JoHN

It was expected to be a double delight for race lovers with Yarmouth and Ayr meetings grabbing eyeballs today. But things panned out differently, to put it mildly.

It was expected to be a double delight for race lovers with Yarmouth and Ayr meetings grabbing eyeballs today. But things panned out differently, to put it mildly.

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Overnight rain at Yarmouth affected the races to the extent where there were a host of withdrawals, with some of them being favourites. To do some number-crunching, there were as many as 28 withdrawals in a card of eight races.

And at Ayr, despite weather conditions being fine, as well as a good track to go with, spotting a winner was difficult as several lesser fancied horses popped up at the finish line.

At Yarmouth, Adam Kirby bagged a double with War Leader winning decisively. Kirby won his first race with Raajihah in the quinnbet.com handicap.

At Ayr, the day belonged to Daniel Tudhope who clinched a double riding Noorban in the Bet At racingtv.com Handicap. His first win came when he partnered Tamaska to victory in the Join Racing TV Now Handicap.