Born Survivor is a positive mover at Ayr as Dan and Harry Skelton look to add to their impressive recent run of form.
Best-backed selection: Born Survivor (15:25 Ayr) – 7/2 from 11/2
Dan and Harry Skelton can barely put a foot wrong at present and Born Survivor has been incredibly well backed ahead of what looks a competitive handicap chase on paper. He was below his best in January at Cheltenham but goes well when fresh and looks on a good mark having won off 3lb lower at Wetherby in November.
13:50 – Seddon 3/1 from 9/2
15:25 – Born Survivor 7/2 from 11/2
16:00 – Buddari 15/2 from 10/1
17:05 – Shoal Bay 9/2 from 9/1
14:35 – Blue De Vega 8/1 from 11/1
15:40 – Shallow Hal 6/1 from 10/1
16:45 – Star Catcher 2/1 from 11/4
14:10 – Itsonlyrocknroll 8/1 from 11/1
15:15 – Danse Idol 8/15 from 4/6
17:30 – College Oak 15/2 from 12/1
17:10 – Sonnetina 11/2 from 18/1
19:15 – Padmavati 9/2 from 15/2
Price Boosts - Hit or Miss?
13.50 Ayr - Galvin (Feature Boost)
MISS - Sets the standard on ratings but doesn't have a mass amount in hand from two main market rivals and they are enough to put us off.
17.20 Newbury - Fabulist
HIT - Doesn't look the deepest of fillies' maidens and this John Gosden runner has reportedly been going especially well in her prep work ahead of this comeback.
15.50 Fontwell - Not Another Muddle
MISS - Good fifth at Cheltenham but most of his improvement has come on softer ground and chance he might be caught out on today's going.
20.15 Kempton - Dawn Commando
HIT - Won in good style a fortnight ago from the front and while he may have competitive for the lead this time, looks a horse to follow at present at this lowly level.
16.50 Ballinrobe - Andalusa
HIT - Yard obviously does exceptionally well with mares and although she's not a stable star at Willie Mullins', she sets the standard in this company and looks to have been found a good opening.
17.50 Meydan - Gabr
MISS - A horse we know plenty about from his time with Sir Michael Stoute and he didn't always fully convince with his attitude. Best watched on first run for new handler, Doug Watson.
Gracious John – 2.35 Newbury
Gracious John won today’s Dubai Duty Free Handicap off a 7lb lower mark last year and he looks primed to go well again in the same race this afternoon. The selection has a fitness advantage over most of his rivals and the booking of Oisin Murphy looks significant in his bid for a repeat win.