16:45 Ayr Mon 18 June 2018
Winner of four races on the turf most recently at Chester (2m, good) in September 2016. Fair efforts in defeat over hurdles in recent months.
Beaten 10L when finishing runner-up at Pontefract (1m4f, good) last time out. Making just his fifth appearance for this yard.
Followed up a couple of placed efforts by winning over 1m6f at Wetherby (good-to-soft) last month. Finished runner-up at Doncaster (1m4f, good-to-firm) subsequently and is one for the shortlist once more.
Victorious over 2m at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) for Iain Jardine in July 2016 but unraced since suffering a heavy defeat here in September of that year. Debuting for a new yard following a lengthy absence.
Successful over 1m7f on heavy ground here last October. Disappointing since and best form has come with plenty of cut in the ground.
Returned in good form this season following up a second at Carlisle (2m1f, good-to-firm) with a victory at Musselburgh (1m6f, good) earlier this month. Raised 2lb for that success and has won three times over C&D in the past.
Finished fourth on all three starts since joining this yard most recently over 1m3f at Hamilton (good-to-firm) just under three weeks ago. Races off a mark 3lb lower than for his latest success.
Fair effort over hurdles here on his penultimate start and ran well to finish fifth over 1m7f here subsequently. Market support would be interesting with blinkers applied for the first time.
Last Year's Winner
Ingleby Hollow (9/4), Wor Lass (3/1), Braes Of Lochalsh (6/1), Buonarroti (7/1), Artful Rogue (8/1), Dalshand (9/1), Thomas O'Malley (10/1), Corton Lad (16/1), Hillgrove Angel (25/1), Strait Of Magellan (25/1), An Fear Ciuin (28/1)
- Ingleby Hollow
- Wor Lass
- Corton Lad
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