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Ayr racecourse tips. See what the profitable tipsters at OLBG are tipping to win at Ayr races today. For tips from all courses see the main horse racing tips page. 

Below the tips for Ayr racing we have a full Ayr racecourse betting guide which includes course bias, stats and trends to help you find more winners at Ayr. 

  • Ayr Racecourse Betting Guide 

    Ayr is the premier Scottish racecourse and is best known for staging the Scottish Grand National a week or so after the Aintree Grand National. 

    It is a dual-purpose track on the west coast of Scotland with the most prestigious flat race being the Ayr Gold Cup. This race normally held in September is for sprinters over 6 furlongs and is worth over two hundred thousand pounds.

    Type of Racing: Flat and National Hunt.

    Highlights: Ayr Gold & Silver Cups (September), Scottish Grand National (April). 

    The Firth of Clyde Stakes, Harry Rosebery Stakes and Doonside Cup are also notable races staged during the Gold Cup meeting in September.

    TV Channel: Racing TV

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    * All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Ayr

    Ayr Outright Favourite Statistics

    • Flat Handicaps: 120-440 (27%) -54.92
    • Flat Non-Handicaps: 34-80 (43%) -12.67
    • Handicap Chases: 44-121 (36%) +11.13
    • Handicap Hurdles: 39-133 (29%) -3.40
    • Non-Handicap Chases: 6-16 (38%) -3.85
    • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 45-84 (54%) -0.49
  • Ayr Racecourse Map

    Both courses are left-handed, 1m4f circuit and slightly undulating. Races up to six furlongs on the flat are run on the straight course.

    Ayr Racecourse Address: Whitletts Rd, Ayr KA8 0JE

    Ayr Racecourse Telephone Number: 01292 264179

    To buy tickets for a race day at Ayr, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

    Ayr Flat Racecourse Map
    Ayr Flat Racecourse Map
    Ayr National Hunt Racecourse Map
    Ayr National Hunt Racecourse Map
  • Ayr Draw Bias

    With an LSP of +41.50, the most successful stall at Ayr is stall 1 when backing runners over a trip of 7½f over the last five years. When breaking Ayr down into trips then you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 4 over a trip of 1m which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -60.37.

    Here we have the draw bias for Ayr taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

    • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
    • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
    • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

    The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, this for example in a twelve runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest

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  • How to get the best betting tips for Ayr Races

    Check the OLBG tipsters who are in good tipping form. You can check the top horse racing tipsters for the last 12 months.

    Note Irish trainers with well handicapped “sleepers” who have travelled from Ireland with a “few”, especially when they say, “we were coming over, so brought an xxx horse for the experience”. There is often a late Irish “plot”        

    Note travellers to Ayr, especially for non-weekend races with big prize money. Any horse that has travelled over 300 miles should be noted.

    Note the “Scottish Mafia” of trainers who like to keep the cash north of the border.  Listen to the pundits with connections in Scotland (Alex Steedman, Gordon Brown)

    Look for horses that have run well in the most recent Scottish meeting, who are on a retrieval mission, e.g. their last run was at Hamilton, Kelso, Musselburgh or Perth. 

    Check Irish stallion’s offspring whose progeny have a good record at Ayr.  On evening meetings at Ayr look for jockeys who rode in England in the afternoon.  

    Read the daily horse racing discussion on the forum.  Wait for weather reports, Ayr does have an odd climate. Check trainers who have had previous race success in a specific race.  

    Check previous handicap weight bands of winners of specific races, if the bulk of winners of a specific race come from the most common weight band, look deeper into those runners.  

     If you are going racing at Ayr today then why not download the OLBG app for all the latest Ayr tips at the course.

  • Ayr Jockey & Trainer Statistics (Flat)

    Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Ayr?

    Backing all of the Keith Dalgleish runners would have produced backing the most winners for a trainer here at Ayr with fifty-one but you would have returned a loss by doing so, R Michael Smith leads the way for profitable trainers with an LSP of +61.00 from their twenty-five winners. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Ayr and that would be D Carroll who shows the best eachway LSP which is +28.61 thanks to their sixteen placings (six winners). Miss L A Perratt does not have a great record at Ayr, their LSP of -171.50 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, that has come from eight winners from two hundred thirty-seven runners which is a 3% strike rate.

    Daniel Tudhope has produced a total of thirty-six winners at Ayr racecourse and with an LSP of +11.12, they top the winners list for jockeys who also show a profit. Patrick Mathers is the jockey to follow at Ayr if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the jockeys in the eachway markets, that is +26.80 which is courtesy of their thirty-seven placings (sixteen winners). The jockey with the worst record at Ayr based on LSP is Tom Eaves who has only a 5% strike rate with eight winners from one hundred sixty-nine rides which have returned an LSP of -109.42.

    Ayr Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ayr based on the number of winners:

    • 17 Wins: D O'Meara & Daniel Tudhope
    • 13 Wins: Mrs R A Carr & James P Sullivan
    • 13 Wins: M Johnston & Joe Fanning
    • 13 Wins: K A Ryan & Kevin Stott
    • 12 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan


    Ayr Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    R Michael Smith 203-25-54 +61.00 +23.32
    T D Easterby 181-23-70 +40.59 +19.52
    J J Quinn 107-15-51 +16.83 +16.80
    Adrian Paul Keatley 67-12-24 +1.63 -7.01
    B Ellison 55-10-21 +10.88 +9.79
    Mrs Marjorie Fife 60-9-12 +13.08 -8.58
    Mrs Dianne Sayer 36-7-18 +29.50 +26.25
    D Carroll 41-6-16 +6.25 +28.61
    Roger Varian 17-6-10 +2.93 +2.90
    W J Haggas 9-6-6 +11.74 +5.62

    Ayr Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Daniel Tudhope 217-36-90 +11.12 +7.48
    Paul Mulrennan 243-35-91 +3.29 +7.61
    G Lee 175-23-50 +25.91 -4.66
    Kevin Stott 139-21-49 +34.37 +9.92
    Jason Hart 160-18-60 +12.00 +1.70
    Jamie Gormley 139-17-36 +22.50 +2.43
    Patrick Mathers 127-16-37 +45.00 +26.80
    Andrew Breslin 51-8-17 +29.32 +16.25
    Jack Garritty 45-5-17 +15.00 +17.48
    Richard Kingscote 34-5-11 +35.50 +20.13
  • Ayr Jockey & Trainer Statistics (NH)

    Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Ayr?

    When looking at profitable trainers only then it is Daniel Skelton who leads the way with a total of fourteen winners producing an LSP of +3.07 whilst N G Richards leads the overall list with forty winners but shows a loss overall. When looking at trainers and looking for some eachway value at Ayr then the trainer who shows the best eachway profit is D W Whillans, that LSP is +35.21 which has been accumulated by a total of seventeen placings which includes eight winners. Miss Lucinda V Russell does not have a great record at Ayr, their LSP of -96.12 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, that has come from twenty-six winners from two hundred fifty-four runners which is a 10% strike rate.

    When looking at the leading jockeys based on wins for those who are also showing a profit when backing all of their rides then it is Brian Hughes who comes out at the top here at Ayr With a total of sixty-three winners and an LSP of +12.69. Callum Whillans is the jockey to follow at Ayr if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the jockeys in the eachway markets, that is +33.05 which is courtesy of their sixteen placings (eight winners). The jockey with the worst record at Ayr based on LSP is S Mulqueen who has only a 7% strike rate with seven winners from one hundred five rides which have returned an LSP of -78.25.

    Ayr Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Ayr for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 11-25 (44%) +46.75 - Backing Brian Hughes rides when in a Handicap Novices Chase race
    • 5-9 (56%) +41.25 - Backing Sean P Bowen rides when over a trip of 3m½f
    • 9-20 (45%) +20.98 - Backing Ross Chapman rides when on horses aged 6yo
    • 5-5 (100%) +16.65 - Backing Fergal OBrien runners when horses are aged 6yo


    Ayr Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ayr based on the number of winners:

    • 16 Wins: N G Richards & Brian Hughes
    • 13 Wins: Daniel Skelton & Harry Skelton
    • 11 Wins: N W Alexander & Lucy Alexander
    • 11 Wins: D McCain Jnr & Brian Hughes
    • 9 Wins: Miss Lucinda V Russell & Derek R Fox


    Ayr Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    Daniel Skelton 52-14-27 +3.07 -0.25
    P F Nicholls 48-10-17 +12.21 -3.79
    W S Coltherd 62-9-20 +14.00 +5.65
    D W Whillans 52-8-17 +58.75 +35.21
    Fergal O'Brien 13-7-9 +22.03 +11.85
    A C Whillans 48-6-13 +6.50 -0.56
    Miss L Harrison 31-5-11 +4.00 +0.75
    Julia Brooke 16-5-7 +24.25 +12.34
    Miss P Robson 23-4-7 +7.50 +2.56
    Tristan Davidson 18-3-8 +6.50 +4.64

    Ayr Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Brian Hughes 271-63-118 +12.69 -12.43
    Ross Chapman 84-18-30 +3.48 -10.75
    Henry Brooke 131-17-31 +8.13 -15.86
    Craig Nichol 120-16-35 +0.92 -16.81
    Harry Skelton 46-13-24 +5.07 -0.89
    Sean Quinlan 93-11-31 +11.76 -0.13
    Sam W Coltherd 72-9-19 +22.50 +5.91
    Callum Whillans 51-8-16 +58.25 +33.05
    Sean P Bowen 40-7-13 +17.25 +6.59
    P J Brennan 27-7-14 +2.53 +3.25

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