16:45 Ayr Fri 21 September 2018
Won three of his last four on the level and acquitted himself well over hurdles earlier on in the year. Remains on a good mark and will be leading player here if fit and ready to go.
Five-time winner in 2017 but not quite been up to that level this year. Well held at Chester last time in first-time blinkers which are retained here. Well handicapped on his best form but needs to bounce back.
Back to winning ways when well fancied at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) two weeks ago. Only 4lb higher here and that is negated by riders claim . Up markedly in trip in a better race so needs to pull out more.
Won back-to-back handicaps at Thirsk and Lingfield in July. Wheels have come off slightly the last twice and this is probably tougher still. May find a couple of these too good.
Ran well over hurdles at Sligo (2m7½f, good) last month to finish second. gets in here off a fair mark and not easy to rule out. market check very much needed.
Last Year's Winner
Arrowtown (4/5), Northwest Frontier (9/4), Dominating (3/1), Taxmeifyoucan (6/1), Dalshand (11/1), Sir Ector (12/1)
- Northwest Frontier
- Sir Ector
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