14:30 Ayr Mon 9 July 2018
Looked to be getting steadily better this year by the run having caught the eye at Musselburgh on second start initially; not seen to best effect the last twice though. Still dangerous in this grade though off a mark such as this is he bounces back.
A record of 1-26 hardly inspires confidence with the losing run standing at 24; has now fallen to a very handy mark in handicaps but has never won in this sphere. Third and back to form in a selling handicap last time over 5f but did look one-paced.
Ended a long losing run off the back of a break when taking advantage of a drop in the weights to score in this grade off 3lb lower on the AW in February. Lightly-raced since he was back in the right grade last time and holds every chance in this.
Quirky long standing maiden who whilst he can produce some creditable runs rarely puts two together. Back to his best yesterday over 5f running a short-priced favourite close; no guarantee he'll build on that though if he runs today off same mark.
A course regular who is an eight-time winner here (59 runs) and a five-time C&D winner but reached the veteran stage now and the fire might not burn as bright. Hard to totally write off on his "home" course but recent outings fail to inspire.
Sole win so far came over C&D (beat Gonindaethat) with her form so far this year having been rather in-and-out. Ran a fair race last time to take the runner-up slot but more likely to place than win given her record overall.
Lightly-raced and not a lost cause and the sort that this yard might be able to turnaround. There was a little progress when finishing midfield at Thirsk (6f, good) last time having been tried over further; cheekpieces now join the retained hood.
Faced a stiff task last time out over C&D (15lb out of handicap) and unsurprisingly was well beaten. Has run no sort of race off her correct mark either and now runs off a career-low mark but still fails to appeal.
Cheekpieces go on for her handicap debut having shown very little in three qualifying runs so far. Yard have had winners here so not totally written off but hard to recommend on what she has shown so far.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs R CarrJ: J P Sullivan|
Vallarta (7/2), Semana Santa (9/2), Your Pal Tal (11/2), Allnite (13/2), Cheeni (13/2), Brendan (7/1), House Of Cards (10/1), Goninodaethat (14/1), Silvana Maria (33/1)
- Semana Santa
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