The feature race of the three day Ayr festival was the Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday and it was dominated by Irish bred horses with victory going to Redford (IRE) beating his stable-mate Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) with Hitchens (IRE) in third. The first two home are trained by the undisputed king of the sprinters Dandy Nicholls, who was winning the race for the sixth time. “This race means everything to me, and has done since I first came here as a 15-year-old. To win it six times is great. I couldn't be happier, Nicholls said. Redford is a horse with a lot of ability; he came to me in the summer and straight away I thought of him as an Ayr Gold Cup horse.” Redford is owned by Dr Marwan Koukash, a huge supporter of the bloodstock industry and he was bred by TJ Rooney. He was bought as a yearling in Goffs for €57,000. Next week 669 yearlings are catalogued in the Goffs Orby Sale. A diverse selection of leading international stallions are represented in the sale which offers vendors a unique opportunity to unearth future Classic and Group race winners.