17:10 Ayr Mon 9 July 2018
From a stable in fine form but consistency is clearly becoming a problem for this one failing to build on a good penultimate run at Wetherby last time (7f). Ought to be able to win off a mark like this but is 0/8 on turf (2/19 AW); could bounce back.
Not seen this year and makes his first start for this yard (previously with Andrew Balding) having looked a difficult ride so far. Was an expensive juvenile so not totally written off bit hardly living up to expectations and best watched for now.
Well bred sort who was originally with Owen Burrows but hasn't as yet really clicked in handicaps for this yard (looks averagely treated). Steps up in trip again (last three starts over 6f) and the extra furlong may help (looked one-paced last time).
Looked the type to do something in handicaps when trained in Ireland (never really blossomed in that sphere) despite a couple of creditable attempts. With a new yard off a much reduced mark; trainer had two winning debutantes over hurdles of late.
Course winner here last year over 1m on testing ground off a 2lb higher mark she's been below form for the most part this year. Failed to beat a rival on her last start over C&D and struggling even off this career-low mark; cheekpieces on first-time.
Modest maiden who has run with credit this year without looking as though she is going to win soon; needs help from the handicapper. Dropped 2lb from her last effort at Wetherby (1m) and should have no trouble with this trip; place chance at best.
Has shown some speed over sprint trips but failed to show any progress on his handicap debut last time in 0-70 company over 5f here. Now upped in trip by 2f to the longest trip he's tried but has hardly done enough to convince so far.
Won a division of this race last year finally winning a race and providing the rider with her first and only winner so far. Looks to be running into some sort of form (went from the front last time) now; could really do with some give in the ground.
Makes her second handicap start dropped back 3f in distance having made little impression last time at Redcar (1m2f, good/firm). Failed to show much promise as a juvenile and hopes now rest on first-time blinkers and a yard in good form.
Last Year's Winner
|12||Let Right Be Done||5||9-0||13/2||Full Result|
|T: Miss L A PerrattJ: Leanne Ferguson|
Ti Amo (13/8), Justice Pleasing (7/2), Mecca's Spirit (5/1), Jaalboot (5/1), Let Right Be Done (11/1), Quiet Moment (20/1), Travel Lightly (33/1), Bay Watch (33/1), Burns Supper (33/1)
- Mecca's Spirit
- Ti Amo
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
The easy ground at Goodwood will play to the strengths of Harlequin Striker on Wednesday, according to Matt Brocklebank.
Matt Brocklebank looks ahead to the Cesarewitch at Newmarket on October 13 and identifies a Willie Mullins-trained 20/1 chance as the best bet.
Nick Robson feels Gabr can take advantage of a drop in class on Wednesday - he has a tip for every race on every card.