In a class of his own

CLASS told in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday when the well-gambled Our Jonathan won by a very cosy two lengths from favourite Eton Rifles. Ridden by Franny Norton, trained by Kevin Ryan and owned by Dr Marwan Koukash, who also owns last year’s winner Redford, the 11/1 shot was one of the easiest winners of the race with plenty in hand over the others.

Named after the owner’s brother-in-law’s son, who died playing football at the age of 15, Our Jonathan was a really successful two-year-old a couple of years back and returned to top form to stay on strongly and turn over the 6/1 favourite.

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