Old Firm stars make the draw
Former Old Firm stars Johan Mjallby and David Weir will make the draw for the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup before racing at Ayr Racecourse on Thursday .
The draw for the Gold Cup, which is run on Saturday September 21, will take place in the Owners’ Club at the track at 11am and will be hosted by Racing TV presenter Gordon Brown and will be broadcast live on the dedicated racing channel.
Trainers and their representatives of the 25 horses that will be declared for the race earlier that morning will be able to pick the stall their horse runs from once the name has been drawn by either ex- Celt Johan or former Ranger David.
Both former players went on to become assistant manager at their respective clubs.
The three- day William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival begins on Thursday with the feature race, the William Hill Doonside Cup, a Listed Race which has attracted some mouth- watering entries.
These include the John Gosden- trained three year- old Waldstern, the mount of Saltcoats- born jockey Rab Havlin and David Menuisier’s Thundering Blue. Last year’s Doonside winner Dolphin Vista is likely to line up again with Harry Bnetley taking the mount.
The big race is due off at 3.30pm.