17:15 Ayr Mon 18 June 2018
In decent enough form so far this season including when finishing fourth over 7f in first time cheekpieces (retained since) here last month. Disappointed over 1m1f last time out and drops in trip for this contest.
Finished fourth over 5f at Pontefract (good) on his penultimate outing. Well held on the AW subsequently and interesting to see how he fares here.
Ran well to finish 2L third at Pontefract (6f, good-to-firm) earlier this month. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day are retained.
Placed six times already this year and beaten just ¼L when finishing fourth over this trip at Hamilton (good-to-firm) last time out. Useful jockey booked and likely to run well once more.
Held in two starts since winning over an extended 5f at Wetherby (soft) in April. Has run well under this rider in the past.
Well beaten in three starts this term and handicap mark is falling as a result. Has won five times over C&D in the past.
Well held fourth over this trip on good-to-firm ground last time. Won off higher marks in the past and worth a check in the market on this occasion.
Has looked in the grip of the handicapper in recent times including when finishing fifth at Catterick (5f, good) earlier this month. Leading jockey booked to ride here.
Last Year's Winner
Berlios (9/4), Munthany (5/2), Smugglers Creek (4/1), Grandad's World (8/1), Racquet (10/1), Cheeni (16/1), Grandad Chunk (25/1), Raise A Billion (25/1), Goninodaethat (33/1)
- Smugglers Creek
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