16:05 Ayr Mon 9 July 2018
Progressed in handicaps last year winning five (mostly with soft in going description; handles quicker ground). Looks to be coming back to her best of late (run with credit last three starts); best effort arguably over this C&D of late in a 0-100.
Sweetened up by this yard having been a very capable three-year-old (won off 95); his win at Pontefract in May showing he was still useful (off a mark of 79). His last two starts have shown he still has his quirks though (poor here last time).
Best when allowed to roll from the front (can pull otherwise) he's recorded two victories in that style this year (one over C&D). His Haydock win was even better and he ran with credit at York last time (close to strong pace) behind Parys Mountain.
Had given notice that he was going to hit form soon at Ripon on his penultimate run (shaped well prior to that also) and duly delivered at York. Suited by the strong pace there he now needs to build on this and that's been a problem before.
Appears to have taken off for this step up to 1m winning his last two on contrasting surfaces and looking as though there is more to come. Ridden from off the pace both times the handicapper may struggle to pin him down; up 4lb here and of interest.
Caused a total upset when winning his penultimate outing here over 1m1f having finished last the day before having just his second run for this yard. Upped in trip and grade for his last outing he failed to repeat his winning effort; now back to 1m.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Le Chat D'Or||9||9-13||8/1||Full Result|
|T: M DodsJ: P Mulrennan|
Whatsthemessage (5/2), Club Wexford (3/1), Party Fears Too (10/3), Parys Mountain (7/2), Mutarakez (12/1), Pudding Chare (25/1)
- Party Fears Too
- Parys Mountain
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