Darksideoftarnside had proven form on soft ground, so the heavy going at Ayr today proved right up his street.

Given a sensible ride by Richard Kingscote, he was always prominent and after taking up the running inside the final furlong, he stayed on strongly to beat Wax And Wane by just over two lengths.

On this evidence, he should get further without a problem and the win was the 16th individual from the yard to have won this year over 12f or more.

It also provided new owner Grant Horsfield with a first ever winner, having only been introduced to racing by Chubby Chandler at Sandown in May.