Tip of the Day: Say Yes to Tom

  • By: Ian Ogg
  • Last Updated: February 12 2013, 10:44 GMT

Lucinda Russell's Nuts N Bolts is a warm order for his handicap bow at Ayr but Ian Ogg believes that he can be taken on.

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There are no fewer than four course and distance winners in Ayr's 4.30, the Money Back On Madrid With BetVictor Handicap Chase and a further two course winners.

The short-priced favourite Nuts N Bolts is one of those and his success came most recently of all as he arrives just 20 days on from a ready seven length success over Balding Banker.

An 8lb rise may be insufficient to collar Lucinda Russell's charge who was a bumper winner and successful twice from as many starts over hurdles before injury sidelined him.

He appeared to benefit from the fitting of a tongue tie and will be strongly fancied by many as he moves into handicap company for the first time in his career.

However, at the prices I think there's mileage in taking him on with the top-weight Yes Tom who could reward each-way support at a double figure price.

Roy Wilson's runner lost his way a little after a promising start over fences although he was hardly given an easy time of things having taken on the likes of Killyglen and Silviniaco Conti in two starts after his odds-on reverse at this track.

A fortnight before that defeat, he had run out a most convincing winner over course and distance (he has two wins, and four seconds from seven visits to Ayr) and a return to that sort of form could see the eight year old give the jolly something to think about as he also makes his handicap bow.


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