Bet On The William Hill Ayr Silver Cup

downloadAlthough a lot of the attention on the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival will be on the lead race of the weekend, the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, the William Hill Ayr Silver Cup is always a good indicator of how the feature will pan out, and creates interest in its own right. Adding to the interest this year is the boost in prize money on offer for the race, up from last year’s GBP 35,00 to GBP 50,000 this time around, bringing the total prize money for the Saturday to GBP 400,000.



2013 William Hill Ayr Silver Cup Odds

Even though William Hill is the title sponsor of the race, we recommend you to have a bet on the 2013 Ayr Silver Cup with The odds below were taken from the site, and you will be able to find the latest race odds there as well. is also offering each-way betting on the race, with which you will receive 1/4 if should your selection place in positions one to five.

Top 15 horses

Colonel Mak 10/1

Pearl Ice 11/1

Sir Reginald 11/1

Harrison George 14/1

Take Cover 14/1

Yeeoow 14/1

Crew Cut 14/1

Trail Blaze 16/1

An Saighdiur 18/1

Gandalak 18/1

Boots And Spurs 18/1

Picture Dealer 18/1

Links Drive Lady 18/1

Chooseday 18/1


The ante-post favourite for the race on Saturday is Colonel Mak, closely followed by Pearl Ice and Sir Reginald. Picking a favourite in sprint races of this type is always difficult, but the current form book suggests that these are the leading horses. A field of 27 makes it even trickier, though an each-way bet is always worth a thought.

Looking further down the field, An Saighdiur gets another crack at the race after finishing third in the race. The Andrew Slattery-trained horse was in the form of his life coming into the race last year, but lost out on the day to Mass Rally and Highland Colori. Though the six year old veteran hasn’t achieved quite achieved the same level of success this year, at 18/1 he’s not terrible value to repeat his competitive performance from last year.

Colonel Mak, TD Barron’s veteran gelding has a 17% win record since 2008 from 48 starts, and recent form is promising, coming second in her last race in Newmarket in August after winning in Pontefract in late July. Both those races came in Class 3 races, however.

Pearl Ice also has winning form coming into Saturday’s race, winning in Doncaster in Soft conditions just last week from 11/1 out. Sir Reginald was also a winner that weekend, coming in from 10/1, following a second place finish in Chester in late August. Fahey’s charge has had a disappointing season, however, with those two races being her only top 5 finishes this year. Recent form suggests, however, that she may be getting into her stride at just the right time for a strong back end to the season.

The going for the race on Saturday is expected to be Soft.

Where To Bet On The William Hill Ayr Silver Cup

As mentioned above, the best racebook to place a bet on the 2013 William Hill Ayr Silver Cup is, who will offer the best odds on the race. When visiting, click on ‘Horse Racing’ in the left sidebar and scroll down to the Antepost section of the page, where you will find the markets for this race and many more.

About The Race

The William Hill Ayr Silver Cup is a Class 2 race for horses aged three years old and over, and is run over six furlongs. The race is a lead up to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, which takes place later on in the day. The race is formed from the 27 competitors who are disqualified from the premiere event, and relegates the next best 27 horses to the Bronze Cup race. The prize money for the race this year has been increased to GBP 50,000.

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