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Johnny Barnes places eighth in Ayr

Johnny Barnes, the Bermuda-owned thoroughbred, came eighth at The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup in Scotland today — his first outing since undergoing rehabilitation.

The 25-1 outsider, ridden by Robert Havlin in his first six-furling race, was held up towards the rear of the 25-horse contest but did make headway during the final furlong.

Brando won the 25-horse race, edging 4-1 favourite Growl into second place. Under jockey Tom Eaves, 11-1 Brando was comfortable despite late pressure from the Richard Fahey-trained Growl.

It was a fourth win in the Ayr Gold Cup for trainer Kevin Ryan in the past ten years, following wins for Advanced (2007), Our Jonathan (2011) and Captain Ramius (2012).

Hoof It claimed third place, with G Force making a late dash for the line to finish fourth.

The Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing is considering selling Johnny Barnes at the end of the season, believing it is time to cash in on its flagship horse.

Named after the island's legendary well-wisher, who died at the age of 93 in July, the group-three winner is likely to be auctioned at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale in Newmarket, Suffolk, next month.

Johnny Barnes returned to action at the Ayr Gold Cup

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Published September 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm (Updated September 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm)

Johnny Barnes places eighth in Ayr

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